Greatest cover songs

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Post by amighty » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:30 am

I love that White Stripes cover. Also I really like their version of Dylan's "Lovesick".

This is pretty good, too. The Coachwhips doing a little Van Halen.

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Post by Lep » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:38 am

Sorry to be on an oldies tip, but there's just no better cover than Aretha's version of Otis's "Respect." (I was reminded of this reading Guralnick's "Sweet Soul Music" - as the GloNo board advised. By the way, that book quotes a former colleague of Otis's claiming that the Big O basically stole and improved his song...)

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Post by steve-o » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:50 pm

Chris G wrote::
DEVO - Working in the Coal Mine (Lee Dorsey)
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I'm kicking myself for forgetting that one. That song was just beautiful.

I'll0 add Elvis Costello: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"- I don't remember who wrote it, but I'm thinking of the Lou Rawls version.

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Post by Lep » Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:24 pm

steve-o wrote:I'll0 add Elvis Costello: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"- I don't remember who wrote it, but I'm thinking of the Lou Rawls version.
I know that as an Animals song... Don't know if anyone did it before them... I'm gobsmacked that Lou Rawls did it!

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Post by hebrew hammer » Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:58 pm

thinsafetypin wrote:
oh get off yr high horse. that cover's not that bad. no one is sacred when it comes to covers. if done properly, anyone can be covered well.
I disagree. It just isn't that good. It lacks the quality that made the Lips' one soo good. You are right no one is sacred, but know your boundaries. If you're the postal service, don't try to cover the flaming lips. I'm not trying to sound like an asshole, but know your boundaries. Everyone has a right to cover someone, but I wouldn't.

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Post by steve-o » Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:05 pm

hebrew hammer wrote: Everyone has a right to cover someone, but I wouldn't.
Actually, I'd like to hereby revoke the right of any further bar bands to cover "Creep." That's one privilege that has been abused, so it's time to put my foot down.

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Post by Herb Tarlek » Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:53 pm

Backbeat Soundtrack - 20 Flight Rock (Eddie Cochrane)

The Lemonheads - Plaster Caster (KISS)

Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone (Live @ Monterey Pop) (Dylan)

The Posies - Ramblin' Rose (Live) (The MC5)

The Rolling Stones - Love In Vain (Robert Johnson)

Jellyfish - I Can Hear The Grass Grow (The Move)

Beck & Emmylou Harris - Sin City (The Flying Burrito Brothers)

Everclear - Sin City (AC-DC)

Nirvana - Do You Love Me? (KISS)

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Post by jonas » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:24 pm

Bumping because I'm working on a two-CD mix of covers and I need this as a handy reference.

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Post by Lep » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:05 pm

Caetano Veloso did a really cool "Let It Bleed" in 1968. It's on the "Antologia" set put out by Universal.

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Post by worpswede » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:55 am

I forgot about this thread and I'm too lazy to go through the pages and review if the following were mentioned:
Galaxie 500-"Ceremony" (Joy Division)
Soundgarden-"Girl U Want" (Devo)
Robyn Hitchcock-"Robyn Sings" (the entire Dylan '66 Royal Albert Hall setlist)
Burning Spear-"Estimated Prophet" (Grateful Dead)
And speaking of reggae, there's a new album out called "Radiodread" which is a track-by-track cover of Radiohead's "OK Computer" that is pretty cool.

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