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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Scodiddly » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:52 am

Cassandra Wilson's "New Moon Daughter" has some great covers, including "Last Train to Clarksville". My favorite off that CD is her cover of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry".

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Post by Rigsby » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:57 am

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Post by cgarges » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:01 am

Scodiddly wrote:Cassandra Wilson's "New Moon Daughter" has some great covers, including "Last Train to Clarksville". My favorite off that CD is her cover of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry".
Oh yeah, that's a good one!

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Post by pedrohead » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:01 am

ayanpal wrote:Mark Kozelek aka Red House Painters aka Sun Kil Moon does awesome covers, reconstructing familiar songs into his own. he's covered McCatrtney's silly love songs, yes's long distance run around, that paul simon song "i am a rock, i am an island". he did a whole album of acoustic ac/dc covers.
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:07 am

Anyone heard Madeleine Peyroux's version of Elliott Smith's "Between The Bars"? Whoa.
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Post by ubertar » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:30 am

Kinda the flip side of this, but has anyone else heard the original version of "Dazed and Confused" by Jake Holmes? Not as cool as the Zep cover, but it's interesting.
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by psinglet » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:34 am

I don't know that I'd call them "favorite," but there are a lot of obscure and strange covers over at April Winchell's site.

http://www.aprilwinchell.com/multimedia/

How about a Dolly Parton remake of Stairway? How about Jerry Springer doing Mr. Tamborine Man? How about a lounge remake of Teen Spirit? They're all there.

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Al_Huero » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:38 am

Pop Will Eat Itself released an album of covers back in the early 90s I think. There are versions of Love Missile F911 (Sig Sig Sputnik) and Shriekback's Everything That Rises Must Converge. Both are pretty great.

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Post by Rigsby » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:12 am

Al_Huero wrote:Pop Will Eat Itself released an album of covers back in the early 90s I think. There are versions of Love Missile F911 (Sig Sig Sputnik) and Shriekback's Everything That Rises Must Converge. Both are pretty great.
Funny, that's the first time i've ever heard Pop will Eat Itself and pretty great in the same paragraph. Can't imagine it'll happen again.
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Post by djdrake13 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:15 am

"My Blue Heaven" Smashing Pumpkins

Actually the pumpkins have a lot of covers in the box set of B-sides from the Mellon Collie Session.. what was that boxed set called??
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by fuckface » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:39 am

anathema - better off dead (a bad religion cover)


its just interestinig to hear a completly different take on this song

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by syrupcore » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:04 pm

JASIII wrote:....Booker T and the MG's do a "Abbey Road" Medley
Might be an outtake from Booker T and the MG's - 'Mclemore Avenue' - they cover all of abbey road from start to finish. excellent. Mclemore avenue being the road that Stax Studios was on.

Mo Tucker does a beautiful cover of Pale Blue Eyes on one of her solo records.

While 'white lines' and '911 is a joke' were sorta embarassing, Duran Duran's cover of Perfect Day cant really be totally denied. Even lou seemed to like it.

Spectrum's cover of Beat Happening's 'Indian Summer' is great.

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by jamoo » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:33 pm

Cabaret Voltaire's "Shaft Theme"

that's obscure enough.

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Post by Rigsby » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:36 pm

syrupcore wrote:
JASIII wrote:....Booker T and the MG's do a "Abbey Road" Medley
Might be an outtake from Booker T and the MG's - 'Mclemore Avenue' - they cover all of abbey road from start to finish. excellent. Mclemore avenue being the road that Stax Studios was on.
I found that record to be a real disappointment, it's not very groove orientated or imaginative, both of which i expected it to be. hey ho.
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by bad_dude_69 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:41 pm

ruins does a black sabbath medley called "reversible" because most of the riffs therein have been played backwards. so awesome.
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