Discussion:
best cover song?
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Leopold Stotch
2006-07-11 03:02:44 UTC
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I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.


So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
Here are some off the top of my head:



"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.



"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff, adds
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original



"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!



"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.



Any others?
Jay Furr
2006-07-11 03:07:32 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was
appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A
Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet
Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some relatively unknown band
instead. Of course, the new version adds nothing interesting to the
song, so why'd they bother? I find out later from my daughter that
they have been promoting this group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly
on the Disney Channel along with their other faux-idol teen favorites.
*sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I
play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
"That's Amore" -- Warren Zevon

http://www.archive.org/download/wz1992-02-03_D1-ed.sbeok.flac16/wz1992-
02-03_D1-ed_t17_vbr.mp3

http://tinyurl.com/ekf35
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Spaceman Spiff
2006-07-11 03:44:23 UTC
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Of course not, "Jay Furr", Communism was just a red herring...
Post by Jay Furr
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was
appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A
Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet
Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some relatively unknown band
instead. Of course, the new version adds nothing interesting to the
song, so why'd they bother? I find out later from my daughter that
they have been promoting this group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly
on the Disney Channel along with their other faux-idol teen favorites.
*sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I
play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
"That's Amore" -- Warren Zevon
http://www.archive.org/download/wz1992-02-03_D1-ed.sbeok.flac16/wz1992-
02-03_D1-ed_t17_vbr.mp3
http://tinyurl.com/ekf35
I've always liked the Infectious Grooves version of "The Immigrant Song"
better than the original. I think it's just for the excellent bass
player they had, who took the song and made it kind of ... not "funk",
but for lack of a proper word, funky.
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TO

If you outlaw lawn darts, then only outlaws will have lawn darts.
Leopold Stotch
2006-07-11 04:03:22 UTC
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Post by Spaceman Spiff
I've always liked the Infectious Grooves version of "The Immigrant Song"
better than the original. I think it's just for the excellent bass
player they had, who took the song and made it kind of ... not "funk",
but for lack of a proper word, funky.
Along those lines, I just remembered the Red Hot Chili Peppers version of
"Love Rollercoaster".

"You give me that funny feeling in my tummy...."
a***@redshark.goodshow.net
2006-07-11 13:46:58 UTC
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Post by Spaceman Spiff
Of course not, "Jay Furr", Communism was just a red herring...
Post by Jay Furr
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was
appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A
Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet
Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some relatively unknown band
instead. Of course, the new version adds nothing interesting to the
song, so why'd they bother? I find out later from my daughter that
they have been promoting this group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly
on the Disney Channel along with their other faux-idol teen favorites.
*sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I
play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
"That's Amore" -- Warren Zevon
http://www.archive.org/download/wz1992-02-03_D1-ed.sbeok.flac16/wz1992-
02-03_D1-ed_t17_vbr.mp3
http://tinyurl.com/ekf35
I've always liked the Infectious Grooves version of "The Immigrant Song"
better than the original. I think it's just for the excellent bass
player they had, who took the song and made it kind of ... not "funk",
but for lack of a proper word, funky.
Infectious Grooves (as well as Suicidal Tendencies) rocked the house.
--
Aaron
Bryan S. Slick
2006-07-11 03:12:14 UTC
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[ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:02:44 GMT ]
[ Leopold Stotch | ***@sp.co.us ]
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:I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
:and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
:soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
:chose to use some relatively unknown band instead.

"relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
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"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

(Salvor Hardin in 'Foundation', Isaac Asimov)
Leopold Stotch
2006-07-11 03:30:17 UTC
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Post by Bryan S. Slick
"relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
Well, I'd never heard of them before.
Bryan S. Slick
2006-07-11 03:46:05 UTC
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[ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:30:17 GMT ]
[ Leopold Stotch | ***@sp.co.us ]
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:"Bryan S. Slick" <***@yahoo.cem> wrote in message
:news:***@news-40.giganews.com...
:>
:> "relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
:
:Well, I'd never heard of them before.

If you weren't baiting, you need to turn the dial once in a while.
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"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

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Leopold Stotch
2006-07-11 04:00:46 UTC
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Post by Bryan S. Slick
If you weren't baiting, you need to turn the dial once in a while.
Ok, I spent some time looking at www.allmusic.com (awesome site for this
kind of research, BTW, and a great place to get cover art for your iTunes
library). I find out they are a country band. That explains two things:

1. why I've never heard of them (I listen to all kinds of music except for
two: country, and western.)

2. why their version sucks. You just don't have a country act cover a rock
song. You just don't. That's how you end up with stuff like this, or Garth
Brooks version of Kiss' "Hard Luck Woman".
Bryan S. Slick
2006-07-11 04:44:17 UTC
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[ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 04:00:46 GMT ]
[ Leopold Stotch | ***@sp.co.us ]
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:2. why their version sucks. You just don't have a country act cover a rock
:song. You just don't. That's how you end up with stuff like this, or Garth
:Brooks version of Kiss' "Hard Luck Woman".

Chris LeDoux did a great version of it, as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Is_a_Highway
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Bryan S. Slick, onyx_hokie at yahoo dot com

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

(Salvor Hardin in 'Foundation', Isaac Asimov)
Jay Furr
2006-07-11 12:12:10 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
Post by Bryan S. Slick
If you weren't baiting, you need to turn the dial once in a while.
Ok, I spent some time looking at www.allmusic.com (awesome site for
this kind of research, BTW, and a great place to get cover art for
your iTunes library). I find out they are a country band. That
1. why I've never heard of them (I listen to all kinds of music except
for two: country, and western.)
2. why their version sucks. You just don't have a country act cover a
rock song. You just don't. That's how you end up with stuff like
this, or Garth Brooks version of Kiss' "Hard Luck Woman".
For what it's worth, the Last Train Home cover of "Desperadoes Under The
Eaves" on the "Hurry Home Early: The Songs of Warren Zevon" CD basically
ruled. It was incredible. Last Train Home is a country group.
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John Rogers
2006-07-12 00:15:03 UTC
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Yeah, Jay Furr <jfurr-***@nospam-furrs.org>, well... that's just
like... your opinion man.
Post by Jay Furr
Post by Leopold Stotch
Post by Bryan S. Slick
If you weren't baiting, you need to turn the dial once in a while.
Ok, I spent some time looking at www.allmusic.com (awesome site for
this kind of research, BTW, and a great place to get cover art for
your iTunes library). I find out they are a country band. That
1. why I've never heard of them (I listen to all kinds of music except
for two: country, and western.)
2. why their version sucks. You just don't have a country act cover a
rock song. You just don't. That's how you end up with stuff like
this, or Garth Brooks version of Kiss' "Hard Luck Woman".
For what it's worth, the Last Train Home cover of "Desperadoes Under The
Eaves" on the "Hurry Home Early: The Songs of Warren Zevon" CD basically
ruled. It was incredible. Last Train Home is a country group.
Hurry home early
Hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini's fightin' Bobby Chacon.

Fuckin'-a.


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AU Class of 1985
The Al Del Greco of Atlanta

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and
degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing
is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is
willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal
safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless
made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

(John Stuart Mill)
Jim Brown
2006-07-11 04:02:26 UTC
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Post by Bryan S. Slick
[ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:30:17 GMT ]
:>
:> "relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
:Well, I'd never heard of them before.
If you weren't baiting, you need to turn the dial once in a while.
He didnt know them 'cause current country musics sucks. Pitifully.
Chris Boyd
2006-07-27 20:25:57 UTC
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Post by Bryan S. Slick
[ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:02:44 GMT ]
:I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
:and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
:soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
:chose to use some relatively unknown band instead.
"relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
Not all of us have kids and are p-whipped by the Disney Channel yet.
For instance, I was asked yesterday if I heard of "Hannah Montana". I
said no, and it meant I officially don't have kids. Hooray I win.
Bryan S. Slick
2006-07-28 01:41:33 UTC
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[ 27 Jul 2006 13:25:57 -0700 ]
[ Chris Boyd | ***@gmail.com ]
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:Bryan S. Slick wrote:
:> [ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:02:44 GMT ]
:> [ Leopold Stotch | ***@sp.co.us ]
:> [ <oxEsg.18816$***@trnddc03> ]
:>
:> :I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
:> :and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
:> :soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
:> :chose to use some relatively unknown band instead.
:>
:> "relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
:
:Not all of us have kids and are p-whipped by the Disney Channel yet.
:For instance, I was asked yesterday if I heard of "Hannah Montana". I
:said no, and it meant I officially don't have kids. Hooray I win.

What are you talking about? Disney Channel?

The post to which I replied suggested that Rascal Flatts is a
"relatively unknown" band, which is just preposterous.
--
Bryan S. Slick, onyx_hokie at yahoo dot com

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

(Salvor Hardin in 'Foundation', Isaac Asimov)
Chris Boyd
2006-07-28 15:48:41 UTC
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Post by Bryan S. Slick
[ 27 Jul 2006 13:25:57 -0700 ]
:> [ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:02:44 GMT ]
:>
:> :I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
:> :and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
:> :soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
:> :chose to use some relatively unknown band instead.
:>
:> "relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
:Not all of us have kids and are p-whipped by the Disney Channel yet.
:For instance, I was asked yesterday if I heard of "Hannah Montana". I
:said no, and it meant I officially don't have kids. Hooray I win.
What are you talking about? Disney Channel?
The post to which I replied suggested that Rascal Flatts is a
"relatively unknown" band, which is just preposterous.
Who? ($1)
Jon Enslin
2006-07-28 15:54:04 UTC
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Post by Bryan S. Slick
[ 27 Jul 2006 13:25:57 -0700 ]
:> [ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:02:44 GMT ]
:>
:> :I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
:> :and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
:> :soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
:> :chose to use some relatively unknown band instead.
:>
:> "relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
:Not all of us have kids and are p-whipped by the Disney Channel yet.
:For instance, I was asked yesterday if I heard of "Hannah Montana". I
:said no, and it meant I officially don't have kids. Hooray I win.
What are you talking about? Disney Channel?
The post to which I replied suggested that Rascal Flatts is a
"relatively unknown" band, which is just preposterous.
Honestly, before this thread I never heard of them.

Jon
Bryan S. Slick
2006-07-28 15:57:38 UTC
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[ 28 Jul 2006 08:54:04 -0700 ]
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:
:Bryan S. Slick wrote:
:> [ 27 Jul 2006 13:25:57 -0700 ]
:> [ Chris Boyd | ***@gmail.com ]
:> [ <***@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com> ]
:>
:> :Bryan S. Slick wrote:
:> :> [ Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:02:44 GMT ]
:> :> [ Leopold Stotch | ***@sp.co.us ]
:> :> [ <oxEsg.18816$***@trnddc03> ]
:> :>
:> :> :I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
:> :> :and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
:> :> :soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
:> :> :chose to use some relatively unknown band instead.
:> :>
:> :> "relatively unknown" .. that is some seriously nasty bate.
:> :
:> :Not all of us have kids and are p-whipped by the Disney Channel yet.
:> :For instance, I was asked yesterday if I heard of "Hannah Montana". I
:> :said no, and it meant I officially don't have kids. Hooray I win.
:>
:> What are you talking about? Disney Channel?
:>
:> The post to which I replied suggested that Rascal Flatts is a
:> "relatively unknown" band, which is just preposterous.
:
:
:Honestly, before this thread I never heard of them.

Sample size. That doesn't make them "relatively unknown".
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"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

(Salvor Hardin in 'Foundation', Isaac Asimov)
dave reid
2006-07-11 03:38:26 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
Any others?
The Editors have a great cover of REM's "Orange Crush" out right now.

The Pixies cover of the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Head On".

And for an oldie, Otis Redding's cover of "Satisfaction" has got to
make the list. As does Devo's cover of the same song.

dave
Philip Doragh
2006-07-11 11:56:30 UTC
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Post by dave reid
Post by Leopold Stotch
Any others?
The Editors have a great cover of REM's "Orange Crush" out right now.
The Pixies cover of the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Head On".
And for an oldie, Otis Redding's cover of "Satisfaction" has got to
make the list. As does Devo's cover of the same song.
dave
Staying on the Otis Redding kick.... how about Aretha Franklin's cover of
Otis Redding's "Respect"


Phil
Jim Brown
2006-07-11 04:14:47 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff, adds
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.


I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling stone"
Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with "Landslide"
I liked the Counting crows version of "big yellow taxi"
Thorogood with "one bourbon, one scotch and one beer"
and
William Shatner did a great job with "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
James Schrumpf
2006-07-11 04:18:15 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was
appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A
Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet
Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some relatively unknown band
instead. Of course, the new version adds nothing interesting to the
song, so why'd they bother? I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group
("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with
their other faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always
about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome.
I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy
riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling stone"
Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with "Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
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Jim Brown
2006-07-11 04:33:25 UTC
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Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was
appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A
Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet
Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some relatively unknown band
instead. Of course, the new version adds nothing interesting to the
song, so why'd they bother? I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group
("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with
their other faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always
about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome.
I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy
riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling stone"
Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with "Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant stand it. Have
you ever heard the chyx sing it, or are you just reflexing their politics?
Bill Lang
2006-07-11 04:40:00 UTC
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"Jim Brown" <***@wells.net>, What came first, the music or the
misery?
Post by Jim Brown
Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and
was appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's
"Life Is A Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a
great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some
relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new version
adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother?
I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting
this group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney
Channel along with their other faux-idol teen favorites.
*sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New
Order into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of
guitars. Awesome. I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a
catchy riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in
the middle is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different
than Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew
he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling
stone" Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with
"Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant
stand it. Have you ever heard the chyx sing it, or are you just
reflexing their politics?
If Sex were a corporal person, her voice would sound just like
Stevie. You can't say that about the Chyx.
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Jim Brown
2006-07-11 04:51:31 UTC
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Post by Bill Lang
misery?
Post by Jim Brown
Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and
was appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's
"Life Is A Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a
great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some
relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new version
adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother?
I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting
this group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney
Channel along with their other faux-idol teen favorites.
*sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New
Order into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of
guitars. Awesome. I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a
catchy riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in
the middle is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different
than Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling
stone" Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with
"Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant
stand it. Have you ever heard the chyx sing it, or are you just
reflexing their politics?
If Sex were a corporal person, her voice would sound just like
Stevie.
If you like bangin' fifty two year old smoking, whiskey guzzling, Harley
momma barflies, yeah, she would sound like Stevie.



You can't say that about the Chyx.
Post by Bill Lang
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2006-07-11 15:43:00 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
Post by Bill Lang
misery?
Post by Jim Brown
Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and
was appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's
"Life Is A Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a
great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some
relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new version
adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother?
I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting
this group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney
Channel along with their other faux-idol teen favorites.
*sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New
Order into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of
guitars. Awesome. I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a
catchy riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in
the middle is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different
than Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling
stone" Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with
"Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant
stand it. Have you ever heard the chyx sing it, or are you just
reflexing their politics?
If Sex were a corporal person, her voice would sound just like
Stevie.
If you like bangin' fifty two year old smoking, whiskey guzzling, Harley
momma barflies, yeah, she would sound like Stevie.
Hay HAY! You're hittin a little close to home there, pla.....

MrsDebMookie
James Schrumpf
2006-07-12 01:12:14 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
Post by Bill Lang
misery?
Post by Jim Brown
Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and
was appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's
"Life Is A Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a
great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some
relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new version
adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother?
I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting
this group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney
Channel along with their other faux-idol teen favorites.
*sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New
Order into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of
guitars. Awesome. I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a
catchy riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in
the middle is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different
than Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling
stone" Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with
"Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant
stand it. Have you ever heard the chyx sing it, or are you just
reflexing their politics?
If Sex were a corporal person, her voice would sound just like
Stevie.
If you like bangin' fifty two year old smoking, whiskey guzzling,
Harley momma barflies, yeah, she would sound like Stevie.
You can't say that about the Chyx.
Stevie didn't sound like that when she recorded it.
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David Loewe, Jr.
2006-07-12 02:17:52 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
Post by Bill Lang
misery?
Post by Jim Brown
Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and
was appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's
"Life Is A Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a
great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some
relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new version
adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother?
I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting
this group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney
Channel along with their other faux-idol teen favorites.
*sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New
Order into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of
guitars. Awesome. I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff, adds
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in
the middle is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different
than Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling
stone" Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with
"Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant
stand it. Have you ever heard the chyx sing it, or are you just
reflexing their politics?
If Sex were a corporal person, her voice would sound just like
Stevie.
If you like bangin' fifty two year old smoking, whiskey guzzling, Harley
momma barflies, yeah, she would sound like Stevie.
Dude...

She was 27 when she recorded that.
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Bill Lang
You can't say that about the Chyx.
--
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when tact is entirely misplaced)."
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rich hammett
2006-07-11 19:39:22 UTC
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Minun olisi pitänyt tietää, olisi pitänyt tietää,
Post by Bill Lang
If Sex were a corporal person, her voice would sound just like
Stevie. You can't say that about the Chyx.
Sfunny, but I picture her more as anthropomorphic Postnasal Drip.

rich
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Ralph Kennedy
2006-07-11 17:38:57 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with "Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant stand it.
D00d, you wouldn't last five minutes in France.

You must have been tortured then with that great
Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet, "Stop Dragging My Heart Around."
Nasal city.

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James Schrumpf
2006-07-12 01:11:22 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was
appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A
Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet
Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some relatively unknown
band instead. Of course, the new version adds nothing interesting
to the song, so why'd they bother? I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this
group ("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel
along with their other faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess
it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars.
Awesome. I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy
riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the
middle is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling stone"
Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with "Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant stand it.
Have you ever heard the chyx sing it, or are you just reflexing their
politics?
Yeah, I've heard it, and I like it. It still belongs to Stevie, though.

It's prolly a generational thing.
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Jon Enslin
2006-07-18 12:48:59 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
Post by James Schrumpf
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was
appalled and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A
Highway" in the soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet
Disney/Pixar inexplicably chose to use some relatively unknown band
instead. Of course, the new version adds nothing interesting to the
song, so why'd they bother? I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group
("The Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with
their other faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always
about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome.
I play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy
riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling stone"
Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with "Landslide"
That is some seriously stinky bate.
I'm serious. Nicks is so freakin nasal in that song I cant stand it. Have
you ever heard the chyx sing it, or are you just reflexing their politics?
Dude, you are listening to the live Stevie Nicks version. Not the
1970s era Fleetwood Mac version. Her voice is fantastic in the
original.

Jon
t***@yahoo.com
2006-07-11 14:34:51 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
William Shatner did a great job with "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Wither "Tambourine Man" by Mr. Shatner?

Oh wait, this is a "best" list...
Frisbee®
2006-07-11 15:16:13 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
William Shatner did a great job with "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Wither "Tambourine Man" by Mr. Shatner?
Oh wait, this is a "best" list...
Somewhere out on the net there's a video of him doing "Rocket Man"

"And all this science... I don't understand."
WiNK
2006-07-11 15:40:18 UTC
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Post by Frisbee®
Post by t***@yahoo.com
Post by Jim Brown
William Shatner did a great job with "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Wither "Tambourine Man" by Mr. Shatner?
Oh wait, this is a "best" list...
Somewhere out on the net there's a video of him doing "Rocket Man"
"And all this science... I don't understand."
Here you go.


Peach
Jon Enslin
2006-07-18 12:46:59 UTC
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Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
Early Springsteen. Much different than Manfred Mann's version.
Post by Jim Brown
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling stone"
Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with "Landslide"
The original Fleetwood Mac version is so much better than anything that
has come after it. The Dixie Chicks just twanged it up a bit.

Jon
rich hammett
2006-07-18 15:35:41 UTC
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Minun olisi pitänyt tietää, olisi pitänyt tietää,
Post by Jon Enslin
Post by Jim Brown
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I
find
Post by Leopold Stotch
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds
Post by Leopold Stotch
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have never heard Springsteen sing that song. Always knew he wrote it.
Early Springsteen. Much different than Manfred Mann's version.
Manfred covered three or four Springsteen songs. Other than
"Blinded," I think Manfred's versions are clearly better. Well,
Springsteen's version of "For You" is pretty good, too. Chris
Thompson's voice (Earth Band's lead singer) is awesome, though.

rich
Post by Jon Enslin
Post by Jim Brown
I thot John Mellencamp did alright with "Wild nights"
I liked the Stones singing "on the cover of the rolling stone"
Dixie chyx did far better than Stevie Nicks with "Landslide"
The original Fleetwood Mac version is so much better than anything that
has come after it. The Dixie Chicks just twanged it up a bit.
Jon
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Blutarsky0.0
2006-07-27 02:26:20 UTC
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The Smashing Pumpkins' version of Landslide tops them all as far as
that track is concerned.
John Rogers
2006-07-11 04:25:44 UTC
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Yeah, "Leopold Stotch" <***@sp.co.us>, well... that's just like...
your opinion man.
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff, adds
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
Baby I Love Your Way - Freebird Medley by Will To Power


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degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing
is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is
willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal
safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless
made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

(John Stuart Mill)
stephenj
2006-07-11 04:38:46 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff, adds
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
terrible cover. orbison's original can't be improved upon but can be
mangled, and VH mangled it. their cover of 'you really got me' was
blazing, though.
Post by Leopold Stotch
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
sloppy as hell, they sound like 4 thirteen year olds practicing in a
garage, yet you're right - it's a great cover and the solo rages.
Post by Leopold Stotch
Any others?
5 great covers:

beatles - twist and shout (isleys)
guns 'n roses - ain't it fun (dead boys)
devo - satisfaction (rolling stones)
the who - young man blues (?)
metallica - the prince (diamond head)
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dave reid
2006-07-11 05:06:12 UTC
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the who - young man blues (?)
Young Man Blues was originally done by Mose Allison.

dave
Ralph Kennedy
2006-07-11 18:18:45 UTC
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Post by stephenj
beatles - twist and shout (isleys)
guns 'n roses - ain't it fun (dead boys)
devo - satisfaction (rolling stones)
the who - young man blues (?)
metallica - the prince (diamond head)
Okay, lessee, the first few to pop into my head:

Creedence, "Heard It Through the Grapevine"
(Gladys Night and the Pips)
The Byrds, "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Dylan)
The Byrds, "Turn, Turn, Turn" (Pete Seeger)
Jimi Hendryx, "All Along the Watchtower" (Dylan)
Jimi Hendryx, "Hey Joe" (The Leaves)
Rolling Stones, "Carol" (Chuck Berry)
Beatles, "Words Of Love" (Buddy Holly)
Trisha Yearwood and Aaron Neville, "I Fall To
Pieces" Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline, "Crazy" (Willie Nelson)
Jane's Addiction, "Ripple" (Grateful Dead)
Grateful Dead, "I Ain't Gonna Work On Maggie's
Farm No More" (Dylan)
Grateful Dead, "El Paso" (Marty Robbins)
UB40, "Red, Red Wine" (Neil Diamond)
The Who, "Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran)
CSN&Y, "Woodstock" (Joni Mitchell)
Big Brother and the Holding Company, "Piece Of
My Heart," (Erma Franklin)

Best cover artist album in general,
Tom Rush, "Wrong End of the Rainbow"


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a***@redshark.goodshow.net
2006-07-11 19:28:49 UTC
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Post by Ralph Kennedy
Jimi Hendryx, "Hey Joe" (The Leaves)
Except The Leaves version was itself a cover - Billy Roberts registered the
copyright on the song in 1962. First released recording was The LEaves
version in 1965, closely followed by the Surfaris in 1966. Apparently there
are tapes of Roberts performing it as early as 1961, but they have never
been released.
--
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Deb Mc
2006-07-11 09:12:20 UTC
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Johnny Cash "Hurt"

End
of
Fucking
Story


Mrs Mookie
Philip Doragh
2006-07-11 11:58:38 UTC
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Post by Deb Mc
Johnny Cash "Hurt"
End
of
Fucking
Story
Mrs Mookie
Alison Krauss and Union Station cover of the Beatles' "I Will".... awesome
singing on that one...

Phil
Mercellus Bohren
2006-07-11 12:03:01 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
Any others?
Mack the Knife (Non-LP B-Side) 4:19 The Psychedelic Furs 60 The
Psychadelic Furs Rock 1 6 MB 1980 192 kbps
Ralph Kennedy
2006-07-11 18:36:33 UTC
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Post by Mercellus Bohren
Post by Leopold Stotch
Any others?
Mack the Knife (Non-LP B-Side) 4:19 The Psychedelic Furs 60 The
Psychadelic Furs Rock 1 6 MB 1980 192 kbps
Oh yeah, I almost forgot:

Not exactly a cover, but the BB King/U2 duet
of When Love Comes To Town rawked.

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Mercellus Bohren
2006-07-12 10:16:32 UTC
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Post by Ralph Kennedy
Post by Mercellus Bohren
Post by Leopold Stotch
Any others?
Mack the Knife (Non-LP B-Side) 4:19 The Psychedelic Furs 60 The
Psychadelic Furs Rock 1 6 MB 1980 192 kbps
Not exactly a cover, but the BB King/U2 duet
of When Love Comes To Town rawked.
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si, senor.
WiNK
2006-07-11 12:21:00 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
I just woke up. But the first two songs I can think of:
"To Love Somebody" Janis Joplin (covering the Bee Gees)
"Oh, Atlanta" Bad Company (Little Feat)

Peach
Jay Furr
2006-07-11 12:50:48 UTC
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Post by WiNK
Post by Leopold Stotch
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"To Love Somebody" Janis Joplin (covering the Bee Gees)
"Oh, Atlanta" Bad Company (Little Feat)
No one will ever be able to do "Oh, Atlanta" as well as Little Feat.
HERESY!
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WiNK
2006-07-11 13:06:53 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"To Love Somebody" Janis Joplin (covering the Bee Gees)
"Oh, Atlanta" Bad Company (Little Feat)
No one will ever be able to do "Oh, Atlanta" as well as Little Feat.
HERESY!
--
IFIIRZZSKOPGKXEAVOBMJKKVOLF
I know....I corrected myself in a later post. Bad Co.'s "Oh Atlanta" is an
original written by Mick Ralphs.

I thought about another cover I like, but it would also be HERESY. I love
Elvis singing "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Peach
--
"The Bailey Quarters of RSFC"

"Marriage....fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean."
Dennis
2006-07-11 14:31:32 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
were.
Post by Jay Furr
Post by WiNK
"To Love Somebody" Janis Joplin (covering the Bee Gees)
"Oh, Atlanta" Bad Company (Little Feat)
No one will ever be able to do "Oh, Atlanta" as well as Little Feat.
HERESY!
--
IFIIRZZSKOPGKXEAVOBMJKKVOLF
I know....I corrected myself in a later post. Bad Co.'s "Oh Atlanta" is an
original written by Mick Ralphs.
I thought about another cover I like, but it would also be HERESY. I love
Elvis singing "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Peach
hmm the brit or the dead yank?
WiNK
2006-07-11 14:51:17 UTC
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Post by Jay Furr
Post by WiNK
Post by Leopold Stotch
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs
were.
Post by Jay Furr
Post by WiNK
"To Love Somebody" Janis Joplin (covering the Bee Gees)
"Oh, Atlanta" Bad Company (Little Feat)
No one will ever be able to do "Oh, Atlanta" as well as Little Feat.
HERESY!
--
IFIIRZZSKOPGKXEAVOBMJKKVOLF
I know....I corrected myself in a later post. Bad Co.'s "Oh Atlanta" is an
original written by Mick Ralphs.
I thought about another cover I like, but it would also be HERESY. I love
Elvis singing "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Peach
hmm the brit or the dead yank?
The dead yank. His version on "That's the Way it Is" blows me away.

Peach
WiNK
2006-07-11 12:26:13 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
Oops. Little Feat's song wasn't the same as Bad Co. Told you I just woke
up......

But Allison Krause's version of the Bad Co. song is pretty good, too. ;-)

Peahc
Frisbee®
2006-07-11 12:51:11 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have a Beach Boys version of the Beatle's Norwegian Wood. It's not bad.
Austin Lounge Lizards version of Pink Floyd's "Lunatic?" (C&W slant)
Pinball Wizard by Elton John, original by The Who.
Lucy In The Sky by Elton John, original by The Beatles

I like whoever sings the new version of The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes?"

Around 1980, I was driving with a friend when the original version of
"Hooked On a Feeling" came on. I asked him what he thought of that song,
and he said it was okay, but he hated re-makes. At the time, the
"ooga-chuckah" version was current. Always hated that one.
WiNK
2006-07-11 13:08:22 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have a Beach Boys version of the Beatle's Norwegian Wood. It's not bad.
Austin Lounge Lizards version of Pink Floyd's "Lunatic?" (C&W slant)
Pinball Wizard by Elton John, original by The Who.
Lucy In The Sky by Elton John, original by The Beatles
I like both of those Elton John covers, too. (But then, I never jumped on
the Magic Bus that was The Who.)

Peach
--
"The Bailey Quarters of RSFC"

"Marriage....fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean."
David Loewe, Jr.
2006-07-12 02:24:27 UTC
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Post by Frisbee®
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
I have a Beach Boys version of the Beatle's Norwegian Wood. It's not bad.
Austin Lounge Lizards version of Pink Floyd's "Lunatic?" (C&W slant)
Pinball Wizard by Elton John, original by The Who.
Lucy In The Sky by Elton John, original by The Beatles
I like whoever sings the new version of The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes?"
Around 1980, I was driving with a friend when the original version of
"Hooked On a Feeling" came on. I asked him what he thought of that song,
and he said it was okay, but he hated re-makes. At the time, the
"ooga-chuckah" version was current. Always hated that one.
6 year old songs are hardly current.

BJ Thomas - 1969
Blue Swede - 1974
--
"Just think of it as evolution in action."
Tony Rand in Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's
'Oath of Fealty'
Tony Rice
2006-07-11 13:33:29 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I
play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
Love Roller Coaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Ohio Players)
Easy - Faith No More ( the Commodores)
My Way - Sid Vicious (Frank Sinatra)
Mexico - Jimmy Buffet (James Taylor)
Smooth Criminal- Alien Ant Farm (Michael Jackson)
Southern Cross - Jimmy Buffet (Crosby Stills & Nash)
Downtown Train - Everything But The Girl (Tom Waits)
Big Yellow Taxi - Amy Grant (Joni Mitchell) (RUTSES the Counting Crowes
cover)
Not Fade Away - Rush (by Buddy Holly)
Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson (Eurythmics)

Covers which overshadowed the originals:
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)
Tainted Love - Soft Cell (Gloria Jones)
Nearly every song he ever did - Elvis (many talented black artists)
Dancing In The Street - Van Halen (Martha & the Vandellas)
California Girls - David Lee Roth (Beach Boys)


Worst covers ever:
Kelly Osbourne - Papa Don’t Preach (Madonna)
American Pie - Madonna ( Don McLean )
Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow (Guns and Roses)
The First Cut is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow (Cat Stevens)
Can't Help Falling in Love - UB40
Satisfaction - Britney Spears (Stones)
Red Red Wine - UB40
Faith - Limp Bizkit (George Michael)
Missing You - Puffy (The Police)
William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)
Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There (Beatles)
WiNK
2006-07-11 13:57:24 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I
play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
Kelly Osbourne - Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
American Pie - Madonna ( Don McLean )
Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow (Guns and Roses)
The First Cut is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow (Cat Stevens)
Can't Help Falling in Love - UB40
Satisfaction - Britney Spears (Stones)
Red Red Wine - UB40
Faith - Limp Bizkit (George Michael)
Missing You - Puffy (The Police)
William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)
Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There (Beatles)
You hit *all* the crappy covers. IAWTP. I know it's not cool to dislike
the "uber-talented" Sheryl Crow, but her voice has always irritated me.
It's only "so-so." I only give her props for playing her own gee-tar and
writing her own songs. (Sometimes)

Peach
Ralph Kennedy
2006-07-11 18:45:05 UTC
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Post by WiNK
Kelly Osbourne - Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
American Pie - Madonna ( Don McLean )
Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow (Guns and Roses)
The First Cut is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow (Cat Stevens)
Can't Help Falling in Love - UB40
Satisfaction - Britney Spears (Stones)
Red Red Wine - UB40
Faith - Limp Bizkit (George Michael)
Missing You - Puffy (The Police)
William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)
Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There (Beatles)
You hit *all* the crappy covers.
Huh uh. He missed Joan Baez's absolute trashing
of The Band's, "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down."
She took a deeply emotional, gut-wrenching homage to
the South and turned it into a mindless, cutsie,
pantywaist bubble-gum ditty.

--Ralph Kennedy {ames,gatech,husc6,rutgers}!ncar!noao!asuvax!kennedy
{allegra,decvax,ihnp4,oddjob}--^
^---------------The Wrong Choice
internet: ***@asuvax.eas.asu.edu
Damon Hynes
2006-07-11 19:33:49 UTC
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Post by Ralph Kennedy
Huh uh. He missed Joan Baez's absolute trashing
of The Band's, "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down."
She took a deeply emotional, gut-wrenching homage to
the South and turned it into a mindless, cutsie,
pantywaist bubble-gum ditty.
Pay attention to this man. He speaks the truth.
Jon Enslin
2006-07-18 12:53:40 UTC
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Post by WiNK
Post by Leopold Stotch
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I
play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
Kelly Osbourne - Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
American Pie - Madonna ( Don McLean )
Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow (Guns and Roses)
The First Cut is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow (Cat Stevens)
Can't Help Falling in Love - UB40
Satisfaction - Britney Spears (Stones)
Red Red Wine - UB40
Faith - Limp Bizkit (George Michael)
Missing You - Puffy (The Police)
William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)
Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There (Beatles)
You hit *all* the crappy covers. IAWTP. I know it's not cool to dislike
the "uber-talented" Sheryl Crow, but her voice has always irritated me.
It's only "so-so." I only give her props for playing her own gee-tar and
writing her own songs. (Sometimes)
I think Crow was covering Rod Stewart's slowed down version of Cat
Stevens' original. The original song is actually pretty high paced
compared to the others.

Jon
unclejr
2006-07-27 02:54:12 UTC
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Post by WiNK
You hit *all* the crappy covers. IAWTP. I know it's not cool to dislike
the "uber-talented" Sheryl Crow, but her voice has always irritated me.
It's only "so-so." I only give her props for playing her own gee-tar and
writing her own songs. (Sometimes)
Lance Armstrong AWTP.

-Junior
Glen Heiman
2006-07-12 01:02:55 UTC
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Post by Tony Rice
Post by Leopold Stotch
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order
into a wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I
play this very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle
is great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
Love Roller Coaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Ohio Players)
Easy - Faith No More ( the Commodores)
My Way - Sid Vicious (Frank Sinatra)
Mexico - Jimmy Buffet (James Taylor)
Smooth Criminal- Alien Ant Farm (Michael Jackson)
Southern Cross - Jimmy Buffet (Crosby Stills & Nash)
Downtown Train - Everything But The Girl (Tom Waits)
Big Yellow Taxi - Amy Grant (Joni Mitchell) (RUTSES the Counting Crowes
cover)
Not Fade Away - Rush (by Buddy Holly)
Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson (Eurythmics)
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)
Tainted Love - Soft Cell (Gloria Jones)
Nearly every song he ever did - Elvis (many talented black artists)
Dancing In The Street - Van Halen (Martha & the Vandellas)
California Girls - David Lee Roth (Beach Boys)
Anybody who tried to remake Eddie Cochrane's "Summertime Blues"
Post by Tony Rice
Kelly Osbourne - Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
American Pie - Madonna ( Don McLean )
Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow (Guns and Roses)
The First Cut is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow (Cat Stevens)
Can't Help Falling in Love - UB40
Satisfaction - Britney Spears (Stones)
Red Red Wine - UB40
Faith - Limp Bizkit (George Michael)
Missing You - Puffy (The Police)
William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)
Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There (Beatles)
Ralph Kennedy
2006-07-12 17:19:35 UTC
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Post by Glen Heiman
Anybody who tried to remake Eddie Cochrane's "Summertime Blues"
You're crazy, The Who's version RAWK3D!@!!!1!!
In fact, the entire Live At Leeds album is still
considered to be one of the best live albums ever
made.

--Ralph Kennedy {ames,gatech,husc6,rutgers}!ncar!noao!asuvax!kennedy
{allegra,decvax,ihnp4,oddjob}--^
^---------------The Wrong Choice
internet: ***@asuvax.eas.asu.edu
Dave Christian
2006-07-14 02:25:25 UTC
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Post by Glen Heiman
Anybody who tried to remake Eddie Cochrane's "Summertime Blues"
The Who just called and said you lose.
a***@redshark.goodshow.net
2006-07-11 13:46:01 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead.
They may not have "chosen" to use some relatively unknown band instead -
they may have been refused by Tom Cochrane.
--
Aaron
Leopold Stotch
2006-07-12 06:48:59 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead.
They may not have "chosen" to use some relatively unknown band instead -
they may have been refused by Tom Cochrane.
A very plausible speculation. I would imagine that Tom Cochrane would
rather not be pimped by the Disney Channel by playing his video daily during
the afternoon teen-oriented sitcoms.
Dennis
2006-07-11 14:27:02 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff, adds
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
sure....

Johnny Cash's cover of "rusty Cage" from Soundgarten

there's a tribute Album for Depeche mode, where a duet turned "Master
and Servant" into a smoth ditty, almost loungy kinda feel that really
works.

If'n you forgot that Aretha didn't release or write "respect" there's
a reason.... maybe the best cover ditty ever performed.

I like Pat Benatar's version or "i need a lover" better than Johnny
cougar's

Revolting Cock's Version of "Do you think I'm sexy" rools like a big
ol' slobberin' dawg over Rod the Mod Stewart's version.


there are others, but generally I prefer the originals to covers.
d***@gmail.com
2006-07-11 15:57:37 UTC
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Post by Dennis
Revolting Cock's Version of "Do you think I'm sexy" rools like a big
ol' slobberin' dawg over Rod the Mod Stewart's version.
Hmmmmm "Lets Get Physical" is a tad bit better ONLY because you could
imagine Olivia NJ being bent over the stage.......

Mrs Deb
PS Did I mention I'm GONNA SEE THEM SUNDAY! WHOOOO LANG!
Unclaimed Mysteries
2006-07-11 21:45:21 UTC
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Post by d***@gmail.com
Post by Dennis
Revolting Cock's Version of "Do you think I'm sexy" rools like a big
ol' slobberin' dawg over Rod the Mod Stewart's version.
Hmmmmm "Lets Get Physical" is a tad bit better ONLY because you could
imagine Olivia NJ being bent over the stage.......
Mrs Deb
PS Did I mention I'm GONNA SEE THEM SUNDAY! WHOOOO LANG!
Who's your favorite?
--
It Came From Corry Lee Smith's Unclaimed Mysteries.
http://www.unclaimedmysteries.net
Jeff Davis
2006-07-11 14:50:13 UTC
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These are all good songs done better than their original versions.

Judy Collins - "In My Life" (Lennon's eccentric vocal delivery obscures
the meaning of the lyrics. Collins delivery helps the ambiguous lyrics
make sense.)

Aretha Franklin - "Respect" (Redding sagged when he heard how she
re-made the song.)

Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"

The Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought the Law"

The Young Rascals - "Good Lovin'"

Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris - "Love Hurts"

Dwight Yoakum - "Little Sister" (Yoakum and Pete Anderson hitched up
their britches on this one since Anderson had to one up the original licks.)

The Platters - "Red Sails in the Sunset"

Elvis Presley - "Mystery Train" (note: EP often made terrible covers.
His "Blue Suede Shoes" isn't as good as Carl Perkins original. And his
"Tutti Frutti" is laughable.)

The Who - "Don't Do It" (The Who's version is something of a rarity, but
it's better than both Marvin Gaye's original and The Band's great cover.)

The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie" (Roughly the 150th cover of the original.
A lame song. A guitar band. Obligatory reference.)

Ray Charles - "You Don't Know Me" (Charles's version is NOT the
original. Eddy Arnold had the first one and a co-writer tag.)

Ray Charles - "Georgia on My Mind" (THE definitive version of a great
American song.)

Marvin Gaye - "Heard it Through the Grapevine" (originally by Gladys Knight)

Eva Cassidy - "Over the Rainbow"

Nine Simone - "Baltimore" (Another rarity here. Simone is a jazz singer,
and "Baltimore" is a 2nd tier Randy Newman song. Simone's version brings
the song real pathos.)
WiNK
2006-07-11 15:23:04 UTC
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Post by Jeff Davis
These are all good songs done better than their original versions.
Judy Collins - "In My Life" (Lennon's eccentric vocal delivery obscures
the meaning of the lyrics. Collins delivery helps the ambiguous lyrics
make sense.)
Aretha Franklin - "Respect" (Redding sagged when he heard how she
re-made the song.)
Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"
The Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought the Law"
The Young Rascals - "Good Lovin'"
Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris - "Love Hurts"
Dwight Yoakum - "Little Sister" (Yoakum and Pete Anderson hitched up
their britches on this one since Anderson had to one up the original licks.)
The Platters - "Red Sails in the Sunset"
Elvis Presley - "Mystery Train" (note: EP often made terrible covers.
His "Blue Suede Shoes" isn't as good as Carl Perkins original. And his
"Tutti Frutti" is laughable.)
Yea, but his "Rip it Up" kicks ass.....and Carl Perkins is bitter. I think
Elvis' "Blue Suede Shoes" is far better.

Peach
--
"The Bailey Quarters of RSFC"

"Marriage....fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean."
Jeff Davis
2006-07-11 15:50:02 UTC
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Post by Jeff Davis
Elvis Presley - "Mystery Train" (note: EP often made terrible covers.
His "Blue Suede Shoes" isn't as good as Carl Perkins original. And his
"Tutti Frutti" is laughable.)
Yea, but his "Rip it Up" kicks ass.....and Carl Perkins is bitter. I think
Elvis' "Blue Suede Shoes" is far better.
Elvis's version is, as always, strenuous. Perkins's version is as
relaxed as a kid skateboarding over the library steps to impress his
girl friend. It bounces and swings and has a lot of humor to it. Elvis,
unfortunately, wasn't the most relaxed cat in the farmyard.
WiNK
2006-07-11 15:55:36 UTC
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Post by WiNK
Post by Jeff Davis
Elvis Presley - "Mystery Train" (note: EP often made terrible covers.
His "Blue Suede Shoes" isn't as good as Carl Perkins original. And his
"Tutti Frutti" is laughable.)
Yea, but his "Rip it Up" kicks ass.....and Carl Perkins is bitter. I think
Elvis' "Blue Suede Shoes" is far better.
Elvis's version is, as always, strenuous. Perkins's version is as
relaxed as a kid skateboarding over the library steps to impress his
girl friend. It bounces and swings and has a lot of humor to it. Elvis,
unfortunately, wasn't the most relaxed cat in the farmyard.
See, I like that "amped up on uppers" feel to Elvis' version. Very
interesting.

Peach
Jeff Davis
2006-07-11 16:24:15 UTC
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Post by Jeff Davis
Post by WiNK
Post by Jeff Davis
Elvis Presley - "Mystery Train" (note: EP often made terrible covers.
His "Blue Suede Shoes" isn't as good as Carl Perkins original. And his
"Tutti Frutti" is laughable.)
Yea, but his "Rip it Up" kicks ass.....and Carl Perkins is bitter. I
think
Post by Jeff Davis
Post by WiNK
Elvis' "Blue Suede Shoes" is far better.
Elvis's version is, as always, strenuous. Perkins's version is as
relaxed as a kid skateboarding over the library steps to impress his
girl friend. It bounces and swings and has a lot of humor to it. Elvis,
unfortunately, wasn't the most relaxed cat in the farmyard.
See, I like that "amped up on uppers" feel to Elvis' version. Very
interesting.
The news I could bring I met up with the king
On his head an amphetamine crown
He talked about unbuckling that old Bible belt
And headin' out for some desert town
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town
WiNK
2006-07-11 16:48:43 UTC
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Elvis Presley - "Mystery Train" (note: EP often made terrible covers.
His "Blue Suede Shoes" isn't as good as Carl Perkins original. And his
"Tutti Frutti" is laughable.)
Yea, but his "Rip it Up" kicks ass.....and Carl Perkins is bitter. I
think
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Post by WiNK
Elvis' "Blue Suede Shoes" is far better.
Elvis's version is, as always, strenuous. Perkins's version is as
relaxed as a kid skateboarding over the library steps to impress his
girl friend. It bounces and swings and has a lot of humor to it. Elvis,
unfortunately, wasn't the most relaxed cat in the farmyard.
See, I like that "amped up on uppers" feel to Elvis' version. Very
interesting.
The news I could bring I met up with the king
On his head an amphetamine crown
He talked about unbuckling that old Bible belt
And headin' out for some desert town
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town
R.I.P. Gram....

Peach
Jeff Davis
2006-07-12 13:23:51 UTC
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Addendum:

Raul Malo's "Down Bound Train" (Bruce Springsteen) -- Malo's voice is so
much stronger than Springsteen's and so much more expressive that he
should do a cover album of Springsteen's songs and let Springsteen retire.
unclejr
2006-07-27 02:43:35 UTC
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Marvin Gaye - "Heard it Through the Grapevine" (originally by Gladys Knight)
And done best, to my tastes, by Credence.

-Junior
Jeff Davis
2006-07-27 13:01:41 UTC
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Marvin Gaye - "Heard it Through the Grapevine" (originally by Gladys Knight)
And done best, to my tastes, by Credence.
Sorry to hear that.
unclejr
2006-07-27 13:42:00 UTC
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Sorry to hear that.
The 8+ minute instrumental groove is what makes it superior to all
other versions IMO.

-Junior
Jeff Davis
2006-07-27 13:59:15 UTC
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Sorry to hear that.
The 8+ minute instrumental groove is what makes it superior to all
other versions IMO.
To each his own. To me, CCR's version sounds like they're a cover band
from a Holiday Inn lounge.
MoParMaN
2006-07-27 14:09:22 UTC
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Sorry to hear that.
The 8+ minute instrumental groove is what makes it superior to all
other versions IMO.
To each his own. To me, CCR's version sounds like they're a cover band
from a Holiday Inn lounge.
I missed out on the original post, so as usual, I'll just throw my 2 cents
worth in here.

Alice Cooper-Schools Out is hard to beat.
Crosby, Stash, Stills, and Young- Our House is good too.
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Jeff Davis
2006-07-28 01:16:36 UTC
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Branch Time

The new CD out "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man" has a couple of fabulous
covers of Leonard Cohen songs. "Chelsea Hotel #2" and "Everybody Knows"
by Rufus Wainwright are very good. Right up there within hailing
distance of Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah". (Which is, of course, one of
the best records made in the last 50 years or so.)
Ralph Kennedy
2006-07-27 19:49:37 UTC
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Marvin Gaye - "Heard it Through the Grapevine" (originally by Gladys Knight)
And done best, to my tastes, by Credence.
Sorry to hear that.
No, he's right. The CCR version was brilliant.

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Kokopeli
2006-07-11 15:07:13 UTC
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I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
Bleah.
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"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff,
adds a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
This one is pretty good.
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"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
Ick.
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"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
They took the song and made it their own.
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Any others?
I just made a CD of covers to send out to people. Some really strange and
obscure stuff that I won't list here because it'll lead to too much
headscratching.

dw
Damon Hynes
2006-07-11 15:41:25 UTC
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Priest's version of Mac's "Green Manalishi" say hi. Ditto for their
cover of Mitchell's "Diamonds And Rust"
dam
2006-07-11 16:54:35 UTC
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Priest's version of Mac's "Green Manalishi" say hi. Ditto for their
cover of Mitchell's "Diamonds And Rust"
You meant the other Joni Mitchell (Joan Baez).

dam
Damon Hynes
2006-07-11 20:48:18 UTC
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You meant the other Joni Mitchell (Joan Baez).
dam
Bugger! I get Joni, Judy and Joan all mixt up.
John Rogers
2006-07-12 00:25:19 UTC
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Linda Ronstadt's cover of Warren Zevon's "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me" is
nowhere near as good as the original.


John Rogers
AU Class of 1985
The Al Del Greco of Atlanta

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and
degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing
is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is
willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal
safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless
made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

(John Stuart Mill)
Jay Furr
2006-07-12 02:48:29 UTC
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Linda Ronstadt's cover of Warren Zevon's "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me" is
nowhere near as good as the original.
True.

Terri Clark (a Canadian country singer)'s version wasn't bad, though.
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Damon Hynes
2006-07-12 04:04:35 UTC
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I once saw Hank Jr. do "Lawyers, Guns and Money" live. Symmetry, I tell
ya...
Jay Furr
2006-07-12 16:45:25 UTC
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I once saw Hank Jr. do "Lawyers, Guns and Money" live. Symmetry, I tell
ya...
Good lord.

Well, at least it wasn't Charlie Daniels.
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David Loewe, Jr.
2006-07-12 04:34:22 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
"Blue Monday" - Orgy. Turns an 80's electro-pop song by New Order into a
wild raging song with a hammering wall of guitars. Awesome. I play this
very loud on my iPod.
"(Oh) Pretty Woman" - Van Halen. Very fun version with a catchy riff, adds
a lot of swagger & attitude to the Roy Orbison original
"Locomotion" - Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner's solo in the middle is
great!
"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann. Completely different than
Springsteen's original, yet both work for me.
Any others?
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack (Ewan MacColl)

Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack (Lori Lieberman)

Without You - Harry Nilsson (Badfinger)

You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Brenda
Holloway)

And When I Die - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Laura Nyro)

Wedding Bell Blues - The Fifth Dimension (Laura Nyro)

Stoned Soul Picnic - The Fifth Dimension (Laura Nyro)

Classical Gas (Live) - Glen Campbell (Mason Williams)

The Twist - Chubby Checker (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters)

Blue Moon - The Marcels (many various artists)

Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (many various artists)

Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong (Carol Channing)

...and other songs that escape my bleary notice at this juncture...
--
"I took a shower and I put on my best blue jeans,
I picked her up in my new VW van.
She wore a peasant blouse with nothing underneath,
I said, Hi, and she said, Yeah, I guess I am."
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Ralph Kennedy
2006-07-12 17:37:03 UTC
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack (Ewan MacColl)
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack (Lori Lieberman)
Without You - Harry Nilsson (Badfinger)
You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Brenda
Holloway)
And When I Die - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Laura Nyro)
Wedding Bell Blues - The Fifth Dimension (Laura Nyro)
Stoned Soul Picnic - The Fifth Dimension (Laura Nyro)
Classical Gas (Live) - Glen Campbell (Mason Williams)
The Twist - Chubby Checker (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters)
Blue Moon - The Marcels (many various artists)
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (many various artists)
Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong (Carol Channing)
...and other songs that escape my bleary notice at this juncture...
Please tell me you don't walk around all day
listening to this list on your IPOD.

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David Loewe, Jr.
2006-07-13 00:22:53 UTC
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack (Ewan MacColl)
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack (Lori Lieberman)
Without You - Harry Nilsson (Badfinger)
You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Brenda
Holloway)
And When I Die - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Laura Nyro)
Wedding Bell Blues - The Fifth Dimension (Laura Nyro)
Stoned Soul Picnic - The Fifth Dimension (Laura Nyro)
Classical Gas (Live) - Glen Campbell (Mason Williams)
The Twist - Chubby Checker (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters)
Blue Moon - The Marcels (many various artists)
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (many various artists)
Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong (Carol Channing)
...and other songs that escape my bleary notice at this juncture...
Please tell me you don't walk around all day
listening to this list on your IPOD.
The topic was great covers, not What's On Your iPod.

In any case, what's wrong with any of those tunes?
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Jeff Davis
2006-07-13 13:57:44 UTC
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack (Ewan MacColl)
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack (Lori Lieberman)
Without You - Harry Nilsson (Badfinger)
You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Brenda
Holloway)
And When I Die - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Laura Nyro)
Wedding Bell Blues - The Fifth Dimension (Laura Nyro)
Stoned Soul Picnic - The Fifth Dimension (Laura Nyro)
Classical Gas (Live) - Glen Campbell (Mason Williams)
The Twist - Chubby Checker (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters)
Blue Moon - The Marcels (many various artists)
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (many various artists)
Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong (Carol Channing)
...and other songs that escape my bleary notice at this juncture...
Please tell me you don't walk around all day
listening to this list on your IPOD.
The topic was great covers, not What's On Your iPod.
In any case, what's wrong with any of those tunes?
Preferring Chubby Checker to Hank Ballard.
Preferring Bobby Darin to Armstrong, Lemper, Lenya, or hundreds of
others. Lyle Lovett's recent version is fantastic.
Preferring The Marcels to Elvis.
Preferring anyone other than Laura Nyro's version of her own material.
Jeff Davis
2006-07-13 20:15:35 UTC
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A special entry here for Lizz Wright.

"Stop" (first widely heard by Madonna)
"A Taste of Honey" (a 60s minor hit first extensively exposed by The
Beatles)
"Old Man" (steals it from Neil Young)

That Lizz Wright music hasn't saturated the air waves is one of life's
mysteries. What a voice. The above songs are NOT the best things from
her "Dreaming Wide Awake" CD.


Speaking of The Beatles, my favorite cover from them is on their BBC
Broadcast compilation. George knocks off a very credible "Nothin'
Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)". (Eddie Fontaine)
David Loewe, Jr.
2006-07-18 04:49:38 UTC
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On Tue, 11 Jul 2006 23:34:22 -0500, "David Loewe, Jr."
Post by David Loewe, Jr.
Post by Leopold Stotch
I took my four year old daughter to see "Cars" recently, and was appalled
and annoyed to hear a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" in the
soundtrack. The original is a great song, yet Disney/Pixar inexplicably
chose to use some relatively unknown band instead. Of course, the new
version adds nothing interesting to the song, so why'd they bother? I find
out later from my daughter that they have been promoting this group ("The
Rascal Flats") relentlessly on the Disney Channel along with their other
faux-idol teen favorites. *sigh* I guess it's always about the money.
So that got me thinking about what some really *great* cover songs were.
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Any others?
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...and other songs that escape my bleary notice at this juncture...
Coming into focus of my bleary notice...

Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson (Shuggie Otis)
--
"What can you do when your dreams come true
And it's not quite like you planned?
What have you done to be losing the one
You held it so tight in your hand?"
Don Henley & Glenn Frey
Jaybyrd
2006-07-18 16:55:32 UTC
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Post by Leopold Stotch
Any others?
to me a great cover makes the song unique in it's cover form, like:

even though overplayed: Jimi Hendryx, all along the watchtower (Dylan)

or

Allman Brothers: there is a mountain (Donovan)

I also like:

Ramones: the time has come (Chambers bros)

Iggy pop: Louie Louie

Tom Jones : burning down the house (talking heads)

Rage against the machine does a good version of the MC5's "kick out the
jams"

Frank zappa does a good live version of "whippin post" which I think
was already a cover when the allman bros did it.

I love Zappa's "stairway to heaven" (horn section note for note doing
the guitar solo)



There are also a lot of good tunes here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/B00004W5AJ/102-6579869-6528957?redirect=true
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