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More Musical Covers... Done Differently

 
 
Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2016 06:59 am
Musical covers are a valid form of tribute. Especially if they take the original song and add a personal twist: change of tempo, instrumentation, convert it to a duo, etc....

For me, covers that don't bother change anything tend to be the least respectful and most forgettable. The Dixie Chicks tepid attempt to note for note cover of Stevie Nicks masterpiece, Landslide. They could have done an incredible job by making it a trio instead of using two of the singers for background harmony. Oh, well.... C'est la music crappie.



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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2016 07:05 pm
I'm not sure what this thread is for, but here's the Four Tops doing Eleanor Rigby. They didn't change it materially, but they still did a great job.

chai2
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2016 07:13 pm
This is diff'rent



tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2016 12:23 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

I'm not sure what this thread is for, but here's the Four Tops doing Eleanor Rigby. They didn't change it materially, but they still did a great job.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhy6CRvJ6Hc[/youtube]

That definitely qualifies. The Beatles were never that Funky. The repeated background chorus and the song tempo of the singing are completely different as much as the instrumentation. Well done!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2016 12:24 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

This is diff'rent

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR1tOVd4PCk[/youtube]

They apparently were channeling The Doors.... Surprised
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jul, 2016 10:32 am
@tsarstepan,

Joy Kills Sorrow cover of Death Cab for Cutie's Such Great Heights
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 01:51 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 23 Aug, 2016 01:53 pm
@tsarstepan,
Mothers cover Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On”
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 23 Aug, 2016 02:34 pm
Cake's take on Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive

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perennialloner
 
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Reply Tue 23 Aug, 2016 04:42 pm
@tsarstepan,


james blake's cover of a case of you by joni mitchell. i prefer hers but he definitely did his thing.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 23 Aug, 2016 09:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
I like Tina Turner's cover of "I can't stand the rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg8VmWVNjUQ&sns=em
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Aug, 2016 06:31 am
@perennialloner,
perennialloner wrote:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri6bd4G-Aig[/youtube]

james blake's cover of a case of you by joni mitchell. i prefer hers but he definitely did his thing.

Damn you! Mad That made a shiver run down the back of my spine (and it wasn't my desk fan blowing directly on me and the strong cup of coffee with five sugars running through my veins either)! Wink http://i67.tinypic.com/30rqwxs.jpg
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perennialloner
 
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Reply Wed 24 Aug, 2016 07:24 am
@tsarstepan,
lianne la havas covers twice by little dragon

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jjfree38
 
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Reply Fri 26 Aug, 2016 04:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
There are three covers of Prince songs that were recorded that even he gave them his seal of approval and they are:

1. TLC - "If I Were Your Girlfriend"
2. Morgan James - "Call My Name"
3. TLC - "Get It Up"
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2016 10:29 am
@tsarstepan,

Puss N Boots' cover of Wilco's Jesus, Etc...
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2017 08:00 am
@tsarstepan,
Really great Pink Floyd cover!


Greensky Bluegrass - Time/Breathe (Reprise)
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2017 08:04 am
I have a CD called "Supper's Ready" where a bunch of different bands covered Genesis songs. This was my favorite:

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2017 08:16 am
@McGentrix,
Sweet Peter Gabriel era Genesis cover!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2017 01:36 pm

Kathleen Edwards - It Must Have Been Love (cover of the late 80's Swedish band, Roxette)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 09:26 am
@tsarstepan,

Amy Millan - I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Death Cab for Cutie cover)
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