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Re: Who did a cover of WHAT song?!? s/o off Songs you hate
« Reply #75 on: July 30, 2014, 12:57:20 PM »
Oh! I forgot about My Chemical Romance's 3 minute punk cover of Bob Dylan's 11 minute "Desolation Row".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOuSxal8pf4
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Re: Who did a cover of WHAT song?!? s/o off Songs you hate
« Reply #76 on: July 30, 2014, 03:47:55 PM »
Tainted Love seems to bring out the best in some singers.

I love the original Gloria Jones version, but Marc Almond, Max Raabe and Marilyn Manson have all done great covers.

Marc Almond and Jimmy Sommerville did an amazing version of "I Feel Love," too! And Adele's cover of The Cure's "Lovesong" was just WOW.

Oooh, that reminds me. Not really a cover, but if you haven't heard Jimmy's 2014 version of Smalltown Boy, go listen to it. It's amazing. Gave me goosebumps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNhLOfUPHa8

Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Now I'm in tears.
Thank you for posting that video, it's phenomenal! Except now I want to grab all my friend by their ears and go "You must listen to this! Now!"

You're welcome. It really is incredible, isn't it!

Better redeem myself with an actual cover. One of my recent favourites - heard it on Jazz FM and loved it. Neri Per Caso feat. Mario Biondi's acapella version of What A Fool Believes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXyPrRvbos

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Re: Who did a cover of WHAT song?!? s/o off Songs you hate
« Reply #77 on: July 30, 2014, 04:29:11 PM »
Why am I now remembering all the opera singers Johnny Carson had on The Tonight Show who would try to sing popular music.

One of the worst I ever saw was on the Miss America Pagent when Bert Parks still hosted.  He and several female cohosts were singing snippets of popular music when this happened:

"Someone's knockin' on the doh?  Somebody's ringin' the bell".

That's the only way I can describe Bert Parks singing Paul McCartney & Wings.

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Re: Who did a cover of WHAT song?!? s/o off Songs you hate
« Reply #78 on: July 30, 2014, 04:32:49 PM »
The Lawrence Welk Show presents One Toke Over the Line.


The Wiki entry on the song states:

At the conclusion of the performance of the song, Welk remarked, without any hint of irony, "There you've heard a modern spiritual by Gail and Dale."
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« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2014, 12:15:06 PM »
I don't think anyone has mentioned all the covers of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" yet. This article from Paste Magazine ranks 15 of the covers. I wholeheartedly agree with their assessment that Jeff Buckley's cover is No. 1. It's so incredibly beautiful and heartfelt. I also like Rufus Wainwright's version quite a bit, but not as much as Jeff Buckley's.

The article includes videos of all 15 covers.
http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/04/15-great-covers-of-leonard-cohens-hallelujah.html?a=1

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« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2014, 12:32:19 PM »
That version of "One Toke Over the Line" is probably in my top five favourite things on the internet.  It is magical in its cluelessness.

Spending any amount of time in the fitness music section of iTunes makes me want to quit the human race. 

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Re: Who did a cover of WHAT song?!? s/o off Songs you hate
« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2014, 04:14:21 PM »
Coley, I'm with you on Rufus's. k.d. lang's is also sublime.

And oh, yes, the clueless "One Toke Over the Line" is legendary internet magic!

I used to be very anti-Beatles' covers, but have had to rethink that. The soundtrack for "I Am Sam" changed my mind. So did Aimee Mann and Michael Penn's cover of "Two of Us."

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« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2014, 06:28:59 PM »
Coley, I'm with you on Rufus's. k.d. lang's is also sublime.

And oh, yes, the clueless "One Toke Over the Line" is legendary internet magic!

I used to be very anti-Beatles' covers, but have had to rethink that. The soundtrack for "I Am Sam" changed my mind. So did Aimee Mann and Michael Penn's cover of "Two of Us."

I love k.d. lang's phrasing in her version of "Hallelujah." Exquisite. She has such a gorgeous voice.

I'd be happy to hear Aimee Mann sing just about anything.

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« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2014, 11:35:21 PM »
I don't like any of the originals but Postmodern Jukeboxes covers of Timber by Kesha & Pitbull, We Can't Stop by Miley Cryus and Sweet Child O Mine by Guns and Roses rule

Timber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQJrM09jbU&list=TLM7kfSeysoAmGjC5P-1x8JeYmIpgwhzVU&index=4

We Can't Stop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXYWDtXbBB0&list=TLM7kfSeysoAmGjC5P-1x8JeYmIpgwhzVU

Sweet Child O' Mine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ3BAF_15yQ&list=TLM7kfSeysoAmGjC5P-1x8JeYmIpgwhzVU&index=7

I like a cover much more when the artist makes it their own.
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Re: Who did a cover of WHAT song?!? s/o off Songs you hate
« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2014, 11:40:15 PM »
I don't think anyone has mentioned all the covers of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" yet. This article from Paste Magazine ranks 15 of the covers. I wholeheartedly agree with their assessment that Jeff Buckley's cover is No. 1. It's so incredibly beautiful and heartfelt. I also like Rufus Wainwright's version quite a bit, but not as much as Jeff Buckley's.

The article includes videos of all 15 covers.
http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/04/15-great-covers-of-leonard-cohens-hallelujah.html?a=1

one of the best covers of this is done by the choir of hard knocks, a group of homeless and disadvantaged people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP7UvjGyx3w  (it starts at 1.53)

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Re: Who did a cover of WHAT song?!? s/o off Songs you hate
« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2014, 09:04:28 AM »
I don't think anyone has mentioned all the covers of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" yet. This article from Paste Magazine ranks 15 of the covers. I wholeheartedly agree with their assessment that Jeff Buckley's cover is No. 1. It's so incredibly beautiful and heartfelt. I also like Rufus Wainwright's version quite a bit, but not as much as Jeff Buckley's.

The article includes videos of all 15 covers.
http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/04/15-great-covers-of-leonard-cohens-hallelujah.html?a=1

one of the best covers of this is done by the choir of hard knocks, a group of homeless and disadvantaged people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP7UvjGyx3w  (it starts at 1.53)

Thanks for posting this! I hadn't heard of the Choir of Hard Knocks before. I had to look them up to learn more about them. What an amazing group. I need to track down that documentary.

It reminds me of the choir Young@Heart here in the states -- a group of older adults that sings unusual cover songs. Their version of Coldplay's "Fix You" makes me cry every time I watch it. The lyrics are so poignant when they sing it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-e8LGMPTtE

And then they sing "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones, "Schizophrenia" by Sonic Youth, and "Should I Stay or Should I Go," by the Clash. There's a great documentary about them.

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Re: Who did a cover of WHAT song?!? s/o off Songs you hate
« Reply #86 on: August 01, 2014, 09:48:31 AM »
I'm going to get poked for this  ;D but I loved No Doubt's version of "It's My Life." I kept thinking if anybody should remake it, they were the right band.

The Beach Boys do a terrific "California Dreamin'." And (again with the poking) although I do love the original, I always turn up the Lemonheads' version of "Mrs. Robinson."
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« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2014, 09:51:02 AM »
I'm going to get poked for this  ;D but I loved No Doubt's version of "It's My Life." I kept thinking if anybody should remake it, they were the right band.

The Beach Boys do a terrific "California Dreamin'." And (again with the poking) although I do love the original, I always turn up the Lemonheads' version of "Mrs. Robinson."

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« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2014, 10:10:08 AM »
And now I'm bopping around at my desk with my headphones on.  ;D
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« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2014, 11:07:20 AM »
I also have a copy of Golden Throats.  First time listening to it, I was stopped at a light, and Shatner was launching into Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.  I'm laughing, and it got real funny in the middle when the car crash happened: the loud bang, the sound of glass shattering, the woman screaming, "Holy Monkey Fritters!"  It was perfect: the recording acknowledging what a wreck it was.

Then I realized what had happened.  The guy stopped in the lane next to me had been rear end slammed by another car.  All those car accident noises were really happening. (PS: no one was seriously hurt, but the cars were fused into one)

What a commentary on the recording: these hideous noises seemed to be a part of this awful performance.
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