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More Musical Covers... Done Differently

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 09:27 am
@hingehead,
You probably caught me at the wrong time. I'm bang in the middle of moving house right now, it didn't sound like an in joke but a criticism. Sorry.
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najmelliw
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 02:01 pm
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

I like Tina Turner's cover of "I can't stand the rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg8VmWVNjUQ&sns=em


I really like that song. I also love Missy Elliot's take on it. Ok, this is more of a sample worked around her own song, but The Rain[Supa-Dupa-Fly] is a whole lot of awesome heaped in one song, in a genre I'm not a particularly great fan of.

Here's a link.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 02:03 pm
@najmelliw,
Tina Turner's version was my first exposure to that amazing song. I believe it was on one of my first cds I ever bought.
najmelliw
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 02:13 pm
@tsarstepan,
My first CD's were Bad by Michael Jackson and Faith by George Michael. Still have a lot of love for both of them.

Ok, this is one amazing cover and very original take on a song I find amusing, but not particularly great in and of itself. However, I have a lot of love for this rendition of LMFAO - Sexy and I know It:


hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 04:51 pm
@tsarstepan,
Michael Moorcock collaborated with Hawkwind (the track Sonic Attack and the Warriors On The Edge of Time album in particular) and often appeared on stage with them. Izzy's cover was of a Hawkwind original (from the Hall Of The Mountain Grill album). Mick Farren (who performed the cover) also wrote SF (I've only read 'The Neural Atrocity) - and both being writers/performers associated with the UK underground scene in the late 60s early 70s must have crossed paths. (I just checked and they were good friends - but 'not immediately' according to Moorcock).

I hope the linkages make sense - well they stuck out to me. I am a walking inference engine.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 05:54 pm
@najmelliw,
najmelliw wrote:

glitterbag wrote:

I like Tina Turner's cover of "I can't stand the rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg8VmWVNjUQ&sns=em


I really like that song. I also love Missy Elliot's take on it. Ok, this is more of a sample worked around her own song, but The Rain[Supa-Dupa-Fly] is a whole lot of awesome heaped in one song, in a genre I'm not a particularly great fan of.

Here's a link.


There is another version I heard in the soundtrack of a movie called "The Commitments", they covered a lot of soul tunes and one that really stuck out for me was the version of "Can't stand the rain"...if you can pull that up I think you'll like it.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 06:46 pm
@najmelliw,
najmelliw wrote:

My first CD's were Bad by Michael Jackson and Faith by George Michael. Still have a lot of love for both of them.

I bought George Michael's Faith on vinyl record because they were supercheap in the mid80s when CDs were the premium and cassette tapes were still very popular because of portability.

I posted this anecdote elsewhere here but when I got the album from a record store, I remember taking it to the car where my mother asked me what album I got. Needless to say how it was pretty awkward when she glanced at the I Want Your Sex singles of the album.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 07:41 pm
Kraftwerk's 'The Model' seems to get covered a lot. Snakefinger, The Members and Rammstein spring to mind.

And this Romanian String Quartet

InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 10:14 pm
@hingehead,
Here's Big Black's version of it.

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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 10:51 pm
Deeply political goes deeply lounge

hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 10:56 pm
80's Dance pop/rock goes 00's introspective folk/country rock

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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2018 11:08 pm
Latino deep purple

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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2018 12:14 am
Swamp Rock turned Baroque Pop

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najmelliw
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2018 05:15 am
@hingehead,
Well, I was going to forego this, but after hearing that Richard Cheese Rendition of Sunday bloody Sunday... (Well, I'm never going to listen to that again) I figured I could share another U2 song. But this time, it's U2, or rather, Bono, making a cover that sounds completely different...



Mind you, the only qualification is that it is different. I'm not saying that it's... better.

To be fair, I just wanted to share another cover of Hallelujah, which is not done as differently really, but one I absolutely adore(In stark contrast to the one above!), by Pentatonix. This cover gains extra significance for me, since I first saw it(November 1 2016) just shortly before Leonard Cohen passed away(November 7 2016)... It almost feels like a tribute to him for me.


hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2018 06:10 am
Aussie pub rock gets baroque popped

hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2018 06:19 am
@najmelliw,
I can forgive Bono - at least it's a completely different take. Pentatonix version - not my taste but is pretty good a capella.

That said I didn't much like Jeff Buckley's cover - when compared to Leonard's original.

If you're looking for coverable songs - my database says Summertime is the most covered (non-classical) song. While I adore Sarah Vaughn's version this one is the most 'different'

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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2018 06:22 am
Vocal Jazz standard gets soul pop bluesified - I've always liked Suzi Quatro's version (sacrelige!)

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 11:50 am
@hingehead,

Twee cover of a Simon and Garfunkel song.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2018 08:45 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Aussie pub rock gets baroque popped


Not strictly on topic but what the heck.

A mate of mine spent some time in Oz when he was a teenager. He got me into this band, don't know why but this track always makes me think of Bladerunner.

hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2018 02:45 pm
@izzythepush,
Ha, I loved Skyhooks - that song isn't typical of their output, but it is a personal fave.
 

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