favorite obscure covers!??

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Girl Toes » Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:36 pm

Isolation wrote:does anyone know if anyone's ever covered The Big Bopper's 'Chantilly Lace'? the Bopper is from my area and i thought it would be tres cool to do a cover of that song...
I have a 7" I got from Sundazed, its maybe the Beacers, or even the Trashmen possibly... I forget, but it was disappointing.

I have a dedication inside my 2nd CD to my two biggest heros: Andy Rooney and The Big Bopper.

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by penelec » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:51 pm

Shellac, anything or everything off "Nevermind the Bollocks"
Will Oldham's "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"
Nick Cave's "Helpless"

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Phil Owl » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:54 pm

King Crimson - Get Thy Bearings (an old Donovan tune)

Flying Luttenbachers - De Futura (originally by Magma), INSANE!!!!

Fibonaccis - Purple Haze (their version was twisted and HILARIOUS!), the theme from "Psycho" (SCARY!)

Mae West - Twist and Shout" (she sounded like Johnny Rotten/Lydon)

Tool - "No Quarter"

RUINS - Black Sabbath and Mahavishnu Orchestra medelys (have to be heard to be believed!)

O-Negative - "Summer Breeze" (Imagine that sappy Seals & Crofts tune turned into a death metal dirge!)
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Phil Owl » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:04 pm

ihavecomputer wrote:ruins does a black sabbath medley called "reversible" because most of the riffs therein have been played backwards. so awesome.
I totally dig RUINS, very unique sound and they have the stones to actually pull it off!!

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Stephen B. » Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:38 pm

Charlie Hunter - Come As You Are (Nirvana)

Pearl Jam - Driven to Tears (the Police)

Brad Mehldau - Still Crazy after all these years (Paul Simon...say what you want)

Eels - Get ur Freak on (Missy Elliot)

Brad Mehldau - Things Behind the Sun (Nick Drake)



maybe not obscure enough, but those are awesome

Coltrane's My Favorite Things was a great answer.
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Bear » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:44 pm

Wedding Present - Where everybody knows your name (Cheers Theme)
Bedhead - Believe (Cher)
Superconductor - There She Goes
Willie Nelson - Smells Like Teen Spirit
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by syrupcore » Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:51 pm

Rigsby wrote:
syrupcore wrote: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.
I dunno, I think I'm the only person on the planet other than Alan Jackson's mom who likes that recording. I get down. There's a good few elevator music moments but there are enough flashes of brilliance to keep me from selling it to the used CD store.

will

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Isolation » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:31 am

good one on the Type O Negative cover of 'Summer Breeze', i just remembered Skankin' Pickle's version of The Vapors' 'Turning Japanese'...what i like about that version is that it has an actual asian guy singing the lyrics...he sings it in a purposely slightly broken english accent too which makes it twice as ironic...
if it'll wang your chung then it'll thompson my twins...

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by SqueeGees » Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:17 am

Primus- Have a cigar...
Faith no more- War pigs
Buckethead- Sketches of spain (for miles)
Claypool's frog brigade- shine on you crazy diamond
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by JASIII » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:15 pm

Ween - Hot For Teacher
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by CabreeToe » Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:40 am

My wife has been goin crazy playing the Scissor Sisters album and I like the disco dance version of
Floyd's "Comfortably Numb"

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by shedshrine » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:16 pm

Probably not incredibly obscure, they made a video for it, but the Four nonblondes version of Zeppelin's Misty Mountain Hop is pretty ripping. Linda Perry sounds like she's about to explode...

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Flight Feathers » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:32 pm

CabreeToe wrote:My wife has been goin crazy playing the Scissor Sisters album and I like the disco dance version of
Floyd's "Comfortably Numb"
yo, they recorded that album in my apartment..
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