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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:40 PM

 

What song CANNOT be appropriately covered by another artist?

I will supply some examples:

'Gimme Shelter' -- No one can cover this classic. Its perfect in every way.

'Minstrel in the Gallery' -- Way too much production and such.

'Paradise By the Dashboard Light' --- too dramatic and realistic in its original form.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:40 PM

1. Anything by Dylan

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:42 PM

2. agree 99.99%

 

but what about 'All Along the Watchtower'?

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:54 PM

3. That gets a pass

but anything else is off limits

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:07 PM

9. Wasn't there a time

when Dylan had more songs in the top 20 than all the other artists combined...and none of them were sung by him?

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:18 PM

15. Probably.

I haven't talked to him in a while.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:45 PM

41. Not even Nico's "I'll keep it with mine" or most things by The Byrds?

I think there are many Dylan exceptions.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #41)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:17 AM

53. Sandy Denny also did a sublime "I'll Keep it With Mine"

I agree with you about Nico and The Byrds as well

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #53)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:05 AM

64. Agreed. Fairport Convention also covered

"If You Gotta Go, Go Now" in French. The Byrds always sounded wonderful doing Dylan, and the man himself said that Jimi's "All Along The Watchtower" was definitive. Dylan actually takes rather well to covers.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:16 PM

106. Jimmy also used to do 'Like Rolling Stone'

 

That was pretty good too.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:55 PM

4. You know I love you to pieces gray, but I gotta disagree here...

Johnny Winter owns this tune.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:04 PM

8. Listening right now

So far, it rocks! Never heard it before.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:46 PM

29. It ain't me babe muzac in an elevator.

Actually heard that. Nothing's impossible.

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Response to Betsy Ross (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:48 PM

32. Yeah, I've heard Dylan muzac. Horrifying!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:24 PM

38. Ahem . . .


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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:35 PM

40. I like Dylan's voice because of the anger, sneering, spite, bile, and overall nastiness of his...

tone( How did he ever get crowned "king of the peace and love crowd"?), but my wife cannot stand his voice.
She thinks he has written some beautiful songs, but will only listen to others sing his songs.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #40)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:04 AM

62. I can't stand

his voice either, except for two of his songs...

The obvious, "Lay Lady Lay"

and "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #62)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 04:02 PM

141. I agree with you about Lay Lady Lay

The other one I like his voice on a lot is "Knocking on Heaven's Door"

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #40)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:11 PM

101. He's like a cat....he hates us

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #101)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:01 PM

135. That is brilliant (I really mean that) There have been millions of words written in attempts to...

explain the man's strange appeal, but you nailed it with seven.
Nicely done.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #135)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:27 PM

136. Meeeeeeeeeee-oowwwwwwww!

As Dylan's cat would say.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:46 PM

43. Jerry Garcia (and the Dead) had a few albums of Dylan covers

When I Paint My Masterpiece is a good one.

Bob Weir does a decent Masters Of War.

Dylan and The Dead was also a pretty album. I've never thought of them in competition but more like collaborative.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #43)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:23 AM

120. That tour with Dylan & the Dead was stellar

 

The Dead always did Dylan well. Saw them in the 70's, Jerry did "It's All Over Now Baby Blue". Still get chills down my spine thinking of it.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:47 AM

59. Desolation row one night by Grateful Dead was Epic

Bobby was en fuego! I can still hear every word and feel it in my bones.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:32 PM

73. get the new "Chimes of Freedom" CD from Amnesty International

It is a four disc set of various artists covering Dylan. Most Dylan originals are still the best, but I could not believe the take Ziggy Marley took on "Blowin' in the Wind." Absolutely captivating. At least check it out on YouTube.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:14 PM

98. Peter, Paul and Mary had some decent versions of Dylan songs

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:14 PM

110. Respectfully disagree

I liked Simon and Garfunkel's version of "The Times They Are a Changing" and the Neville Brothers did a great cover of "With God On Our Side" which was just perfect. It can be done

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 04:01 PM

140. Another disagree ...

I like a lot of Dylan covers better than I do most Dylan originals. He was a great songwriter, and his voice is cool on some songs, but on others I want to rip the ears from my head.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:58 PM

5. Dark Side Of The Moon

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:02 PM

6. Agree. the whole Pink Floyd catalog due to heavy

 

production value.

I am more into Dylan type songwriters but Pink Floyd is in a class alone re: production.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:09 PM

10. Queensryche routinely covers PF in concert

I've heard them do I pretty amazing cover of Welcome To The Machine....and I'm not even a huge QR fan...

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:03 AM

69. The first time I heard Silent Lucidity

I thought it was a David Gilmour tune ... for the first 10 seconds or so.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:46 PM

30. I've heard good Pink Floyd covers but none can match the originals.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:15 PM

45. Maybe you need to hear this version of Brain Damage then:




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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:43 AM

114. Have you heard The Wall coverd by Luther Wright and the Wrongs?

A sincere tribute, well worth finding IMO.

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:46 PM

42. It would be even better if Pink Floyd never played it either. (nt)

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:03 PM

7. I always assumed Lennon's "Mother", but Mr Bowie proves my assumption wrong...

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:10 PM

11. "Smoke Stack Lighting" Howlin' Wolf

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:16 PM

14. Good choice!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:04 AM

63. The Grateful Dead version(s) are good, too. nt

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:12 PM

12. Many have covered it. Maybe because of time and place none have the impact of the original.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:13 PM

13. From the Stones catalog, I'd also go with "Can't You Hear Me Knockin".

Rosalita by Bruce Springsteen would be another that comes to mind as being damn near impossible to duplicate or improve upon.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:23 PM

16. Agree with both. Manfred Mann's Springsteen covers are atrocious imo.

 

I want to puke when they play.

I have heard ONE good Boss Cover - Brilliant Disguise by Elvis Costello.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:00 PM

94. Sweet Virginia...

... no doubt someone else tries, but...

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:24 PM

17. Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Absolutely no one else on earth could (or should) sing it like Tiny Tim, even if they wanted to. LOL

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:26 PM

18. Take Five

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Response to Ptah (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:41 PM

138. + 1

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #138)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:57 PM

139. I think you meant *5

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Response to Ptah (Reply #139)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 05:10 PM

142. . . .

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:27 PM

19. Gimme shelter

I disagree...









by the way, I used the song in a trailer I cut many years ago...along with another Stones classic...



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Response to zappaman (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:41 PM

25. Sorry, I think those are three fails. And I like Sisters for their anthem sound

 

"This Corrosion" is great.

No Swagger!

Like your trailer though!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:33 PM

20. I prefer the Grand Funk cover of Shelter

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:36 PM

22. more COWBELL!!!!!!!

 

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Response to CleanLucre (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:46 PM

28. You want COWBELL?????

Here'some f'n Cowbell - no cover, but it'd take a Grade 8 tight funk band to pull itoff: Mandrill..... at 1:45 in

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:51 PM

34. i feel so much better now!!

 

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:33 PM

21. Dylan: Mississippi

 

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:39 PM

23. Anything by Neil Young

It just never, never works. They either try to do Neil's voice, which Neil can barely do by himself, or they try to "emulate" his guitar playing, which is just IMPOSSIBLE. Some of Neil's solos are tight and compact, some are all over the place...but I can SING the majority of them note-for-note, and if some Neil wannabe straps on a Les Paul and tries to wail like Neil, it just comes off as SAD.

Love him or hate him...just like BOB...there is only one NEIL.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:59 PM

36. LMFAO

 

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:27 AM

54. Exception that proves the rule: Trio, After the Gold Rush


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Response to taterguy (Reply #54)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:27 AM

65. Ah man, I was hoping it was gonna be those German dudes who did "Da Da Da"

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Response to taterguy (Reply #54)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:26 AM

121. Dolly has a cool little story about that song.

Dolly Parton once commented about the making of her version of the song: "When we were doing the Trio album, I asked Linda and Emmy what it meant, and they didn't know. So we called Neil Young, and he didn't know. We asked him, flat out, what it meant, and he said, 'Hell, I don't know. I just wrote it. It just depends on what I was taking at the time. I guess every verse has something different I'd taken.' " Parton, Ronstadt and Harris' Trio version of the song was also released as a single, and while it received modest radio airplay, a video accompanying the song was very popular on a number of cable video outlets, including CMT.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Gold_Rush_%28song%29


I kinda like KD Lang's version too:

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:04 PM

72. That Neil Young tribute concert back in 2010 was god-awful

 

Almost every single cover sucked.

Josh Groban singing 'Harvest Moon?'

Not gonna cut it.

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Response to RZM (Reply #72)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:47 PM

75. The ONLY band/performer to hook up with Neil and make it work was Pearl Jam.

"Mirror Ball" (and Pearl Jam's 2-song CD "Merkin Ball") worked because the band learned the lesson of Crazy Horse...you just have to lay down a suitable groove for Neil and let him GO. They understood the "Godfather of Grunge" thing and the multiple clips of them on YouTube in a live setting attest to their success.

But Neil Young "tributes"...no matter how well-intentioned...ALWAYS disappoint.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #75)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:12 PM

102. Don't know if you saw it, but Neil didn't actually perform at this one

 

He was in the audience. It was all other artists playing his songs and it was a disaster. Nobody played anything in the original key and it was one fail after another. Very disappointing because I had high hopes for it. James Taylor had the balls to completely change the chords of the song he played (I think it was 'Heart of Gold'), so it didn't even sound like the original at all. It was a shitty James Taylor song with Neil Young lyrics over it.

I do agree about Pearl Jam though. They did some great stuff together in the 1990s.

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Response to RZM (Reply #102)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:19 PM

107. I did see it, and I wasn't impressed.

And yeah, I could have done without the James Taylor. I don't care if he sang background vocals on the "Harvest" album. That's my least favorite Young album from the early years of his career. Too flaccid, too commercial. He knew it too, and made comments to that effect later about traveling in the middle of the road versus the ditch. Middle of the road is safer. Ditch is more interesting.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 05:57 PM

88. Love, love, love Neil, but...

I think this version of HELPLESS is pretty remarkable.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:39 PM

24. You might think that ZZ Top would be a tough cover

Not for Spike and the Impalers......

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:43 PM

26. 'Body and Soul' - Coleman Hawkins

as a senior jazz jock informed me when I dared to play such a cover.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:44 PM

27. Most Marvin Gaye....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:10 PM

95. Justin Timberlake did a kickin' version of "Got to Give it Up."

I'll admit to being surprised!

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Response to blue neen (Reply #95)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:13 PM

103. yeah.. not bad...

He's grown on me over the years...

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:47 PM

31. Tubular Bells

 

but then, who would want to?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:49 PM

33. short and to the point..Judy Garland.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:25 PM

47. Iz!

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Response to Vanje (Reply #47)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:58 PM

85. I love love love this version nt

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:34 PM

50. "Revisiting Ruby Shoes (Wizard of Oz Remix)"



I actually love this mashup! And I sent a copy to someone whose mother was best friends with Judy. The daughter thought it was a great remix, too

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:16 PM

105. Tori Amos used to play this. It wasn't very good

 

And I actually like her. But she wasn't able to pull it off.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:55 PM

35. Polk Salad Annie

 

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:02 PM

37. Imagine

That is all.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:25 PM

39. Piece o' My Heart

Janis Joplin

Etta's version came close.. but really no one can touch it

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Response to solara (Reply #39)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:06 AM

115. ANYTHING by Janis...

Think about it...Piece o' My Heart, Try, Half Moon, Me & Bobby McGee...even Kristofferson admitted she made that song her own.
I still can't bring myself to sing along when her songs come on the radio. Nobody can touch her. Damn, she was good.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #115)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:34 PM

129. I totally agree

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:52 PM

44. Just off the top of my head: Billy Bragg - New England

I'm sure that people have covered it, but I think that many very personal songs like that likely can't be pulled off. I say this as I regularly try to think of ways that I could play New England.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:00 PM

89. Seriously, you never heard Kristy Macoll's version?

It actually was a hit and Bragg loves it...



And here they are together...

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Response to zappaman (Reply #89)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:12 AM

122. This is the first I've heard it.

It wasn't unlistenably bad, but includes one of my most hated aspects of the cover: gender-swapping. I've always been perplexed by this. Is it that we as listeners aren't supposed to be smart enough to understand the abstract truth that the singer isn't the author, or is it that it's assumed the entire world is homophobic and can't handle boys singing about being in love with boys and girls singing about being in love with girls?

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #122)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:12 PM

130. I agree with the gender swap thing

seems more like a thing of the past, however.
Progress?

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:19 PM

46. Anything by Queen with Freddie

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:31 PM

48. "Electronic Behavior Control System" by Emergency Broadcast Network




Of course, that would also require the cover-band to be accomplished video mashup artists. I have yet to see any recent mashup artists do anything nearly as complex or compelling in sound, probably because EBN was an actual band of four members. Most mashup artists today are just one performer.

I really don't have a problem with anyone covering any song, though. A cool local punk bank (Peglegasus) from the early 90s had a great cover of Kraftwerk's "Autobahn", and Devo even covered their own music with their "E-Z Listening Disc"

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Response to kentauros (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:44 PM

74. Wow, I had completely forgotten about that band!

Thanks for posting that!

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Response to zappaman (Reply #74)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:33 PM

92. You're welcome!

Two of the members are still active in mashup art, namely Joshua L. Pearson and Greg Deocampo.

This one's pretty cool:

Levi's Factory Jam



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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:33 PM

49. Alice's Restaurant n/t

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Response to Shrek (Reply #49)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:42 AM

58. Quite true. Quite true.

 

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:54 AM

60. Thank god for that!

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:13 AM

116. OMG!!

That has become a Thanksgiving morning tradition in my house!

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:00 AM

123. Geoff Outlaw is a friend of mine

And he gave me a lot of background, both on the actual event and the movie that left me rolling on the floor.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:42 PM

51. "Jump" by Aztec Camera (they un-covered the gem of a song from the "pop hit")



... AND he gives Eddie Van a little guitar lesson at the end!

- "That's right!"

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:44 PM

52. Sing, Sing, Sing

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:19 AM

56. Nearly all of Peter Gabriel's work.

It would be funny to see an American Idol contestant perform The Family and the Fishing Nets.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:42 AM

57. I saw a live local band do "Paradise By the Dashboard Lights" - awesome.

 

They had the entire thing down, including the baseball announcer. The lead female singer was a very attractive woman with an incredible voice. That's the only time I've ever seen or heard a cover of it and will probably be the last.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:00 AM

61. I've never really been a fan

of Country & Western...at least not anything out there within the last 40 years or so.

The other day Mr Pipi, who does like C & W, was listening to some station or another in his office and some yahoo group were absolutely murdering "Walking In Memphis".

It was horrendous. Now I hate C & W even more.

But anyway, a lot of Stevie Wonder's songs can't ever be done by anyone else without sounding rather crappy.

One song I can think of whose copy was actually better than the original was "I Will Always Love You"...originally done by Dolly Parton but more beautifully done by Whitney Houston.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:33 AM

66. Smells like teen spirit by Miley Cyrus.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:45 AM

67. Here are my choices:

I"m sure I'll think of others as soon as I hit "Post"

When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge

Piano Man - Billy Joel

Crazy - Patsy Cline (although I'll give Willie Nelson a pass, since he wrote it)

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:02 AM

68. About 90% of what Prince did.

I can't imagine another artist doing "Cream" justice.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #68)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:47 PM

93. It's not "Cream," but

It's a damn fine version of "Raspberry Beret"

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:28 AM

70. Tubular Bells

Dunno why anyone would try either.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:45 AM

71. Since Dylan has been covered dozens and dozens of times

and I was never a fan to begin with, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree. The following two sites contain plenty of Dylan covers I preferred to the originals.

http://www.dylancovers.com/

http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2009/04/50-best-bob-dylan-covers-of-all-time.html

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:00 PM

76. Bohemian Rhapsody

by Queen. Nobody beats Freddie on this one.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #76)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:43 PM

78. I don't know, these guys did a pretty interesting version...



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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #78)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 05:00 PM

86. Interesting--yes,

but the Muppets just don't take me all the way.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:11 PM

77. Autobiographical songs

Actually, it would be very difficult to effectively cover most Roches songs.




And of course "Motherly Love" and "Mother People" by the Mothers.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:46 PM

79. Crazy on You and Barracuda by Heart

No one can touch Ann Wilson and it's just sad watching them try.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:03 PM

80. NO CLASH SONG EVER nt

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:13 PM

81. Imagine

Fuck you, Ce Lo.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:23 PM

82. Leonard Cohen

Nobody else can get that low.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:30 PM

83. Full version of "Love To Love You Baby" by Donna Summer

Only SHE could have gotten away with sounding like she was having an orgasm in the middle of a song back in 1975.

It was a breakthrough moment in music history.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:49 PM

84. Bridge Over Troubled Water

Who'd want to hear anyone but Art Garfunkle sing that?

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 05:19 PM

87. Blue Thunder - Galaxy 500

They had such a unique, atmospheric sound, covering this would be extremely difficult.

I realize they weren't popular and no one knows this song, but that's my pick.

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(I edited and changed the song. This one's a better example)

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Response to Avalux (Reply #87)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:56 PM

100. I would contend they are essentially an "uncoverable" band.

Their songs are too organically an outgrowth of a very unique sound that I'm not sure anyone else can create.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #100)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:30 PM

113. No one has yet.

Good description of their sound.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:58 PM

90. Sunshine on my Shoulders - by John Denver


Yeah, another decent Tenor could sing it, but not with the feeling of John Denver...

Soar like an eagle, John
--- Rest In Peace

Sunshine on my Shoulders

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:02 PM

91. Black Dog

Or really, anything by Led Zeppilin. . . .

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Response to missingthebigdog (Reply #91)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:15 PM

111. You can keep "The Crunge"

That song sucks so bad people would put down the bong,....get up,...(I know,....difficult)...and get it the hell off of their speakers...

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:12 PM

96. "Werewolves of London"

For no reason other than my opinion.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:13 PM

97. Happy to give this thread the fifth rec...'cause it is so damn entertaining!

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:19 PM

99. "Layla"

IMHO, it belongs to Eric.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:14 PM

104. Anything Alan Parsons did.

No one can come close to replicating that 'sound' he has.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:37 PM

108. Don't Stop Me Now - Katy Perry

This is painful to watch and listen to. Who told this woman she could sing without auto tune?

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Response to Tabasco_Dave (Reply #108)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:09 PM

109. There's a reason a lot of these "artists" lip synch.

You're right Dave, that was painful.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:19 PM

112. Yikes!

That sounds like a cat being electrocuted. Seriously, who convinced her she could cover this?

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Response to Tabasco_Dave (Reply #108)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:17 AM

117. Ouch!

So very sorry, Freddie. Forgive her.

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:18 AM

118. I'll put Hawkwind's "Gimme Shelter" up against the Stones any day

This may be heresy, but for driving demonic energy, Hawkwind's version beats the Stones:



However, Nobody but Nobody would ever even try to cover The Plasmatics' Plasma Jam:



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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:19 AM

119. OK, here's my two cents...

"At Last" Etta James
"My Man" Billy Holiday
"Georgia" Ray Charles

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:02 AM

124. Almost anything by Stevie Wonder. n/t

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:12 AM

125. "Standing in front of Poseur" ...Redd Kross (née Red Cross) ...



One minute wonder.....
Rikki

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:14 AM

126. "Black" - Pearl Jam

I just can't see anyone doing a better version.

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:18 AM

127. I disagree - Here's 'Gimme Shelter' by Hawkwind

 

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

128. there is only one--"Little Wing"-- with one exception

the Gods of Rawk absolutely forbade the covering of Little Wing when Jimi died- because it was not a song- it was a holy sacrament of music consecrated by Jimi's eternal soul.
Then along came SRV who defied the Gods.
He brought Jimi back from heaven for a brief moment---in a mythic quest that cost his life.
and The God's saw that it was good, and allowed this one cover. But no more.

Now mortals dare not tread there- those who have ventured have never returned

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Response to pitchforx (Reply #128)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:13 PM

132. nice writing

 

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #132)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 11:08 AM

133. gee thanks!

i'm a newbie here but i have had this late night debate many times-
SRV's cover is a seance- done with the requisite mystical respect for Jimi's insane muse'
SRV becomes posessed with Jimi's demons and angels. he doesn't channel Jimi- he manifests Jimi.
i believe anyone else trying to "cover' this song is doomed, they are either showing off technical prowess or just overreaching.
peace and love
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Response to pitchforx (Reply #133)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 05:41 PM

143. Great point forx. And Welcome to DU!

I believe that both SRV and Jimi were among the handful of musicians that actually transcend the notes. You're truly getting a glimpse of their soul when you hear them play.

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:23 PM

131. "Dopesmoker" by Sleep.

What I would really like to see is a live drummer try to pull off "Girl/Boy Song" by Aphex Twin. That'd be a sight to behold.

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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:38 PM

134. Anything from Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson is quite the musical genius..........here is my personal favorite, done live:



Enjoy!

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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:37 PM

137. Big Yellow Taxi

I know of at least two covers, and they both suck. Amy Grant's is particularly insulting.

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