Best cover song EVER

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Best cover song EVER

Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 21st 2002, 1:33 pm

Another music topic (hey, movies and music - the backbone of pop culture!) - what is your all time favorite cover song?

This topic was inspired by hearing "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You" (originally by Tom Waits) covered by Hootie and the Blowfish this morning en route to work.

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Post by socalledfan » Oct 21st 2002, 2:27 pm

Hmmm...tough question.

I think I may have to go with an obscure choice from my cd collection.

I am a huuuuuuge fan of Prince. (aka The Purple One, or The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, or (insert androgynous symbol here), now known again as Prince). 8) :lol:

On his "Emancipation" album, he does a cover of Joan Osbourne's One of Us. No offense to Joan Osbourne, but his version blows hers out of the water!!! It is amazing. I suggest that if you can find this online, give it a listen. It's a killer!!!

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 21st 2002, 2:34 pm

I can do you one more obscure in this six degrees of Prince...

Steve Poltz, who co-wrote Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me" and whose "Everything About You" was included on the Notting Hill soundtrack, does a bitchin' cover of "Little Red Corvette."

:D

He also does a great cover of "Summer Loving" from Grease. Steve Poltz, not Prince - although I would love to see Prince do that too!

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Re: Best cover song EVER

Post by fnordboy » Oct 21st 2002, 2:44 pm

candygirl wrote:This topic was inspired by hearing "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You" (originally by Tom Waits) covered by Hootie and the Blowfish this morning en route to work.
BLASPHEMY!

There is no one who can do Tom Waits better than Tom Waits.

Hmm i have to think of a few good covers, i will get back to you.

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 21st 2002, 2:56 pm

I agree - no one does Tom Waits like Tom Waits.

But just imagine the novelty of someone else singing a Tom Waits song - it's an interesting contrast. Hootie & Co's version sounds almost optimistic.

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Post by fnordboy » Oct 21st 2002, 3:03 pm

Here are a few highlights that i can recall, im sure i will add more to the list.
  • Braid - The Smiths' "This Charming Man"
    Coil - "Tainted Love"
    7 Seconds - "99 Red Balloons"
    Bauhaus - "Ziggy Stardust"
    Anal cu*t - EMF's "unbelievable" (had to add it, it is just to crazy)
    Kid606 - all of his The Action Packed Mentalist Brings You the f***ing Jams album.

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 21st 2002, 3:43 pm

Ooh, how about "Boyz in the Hood" by Dynamite Hack?!

:D

Loved the video.

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Post by fnordboy » Oct 21st 2002, 5:27 pm

candygirl wrote:Ooh, how about "Boyz in the Hood" by Dynamite Hack?!

:D

Loved the video.
good song, great video...but not a cover iirc...

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 21st 2002, 5:40 pm

fnordboy wrote:but not a cover iirc...
:?:

Eh?

I'm not tight with the vibe.

(I'm all old - what does iirc mean?)

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Post by fnordboy » Oct 21st 2002, 5:51 pm

if i remember correctly

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 21st 2002, 6:21 pm

Why is it not a cover?

NWA did it in 1989, Dynamite Hack did it about a year or so ago.

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Post by fnordboy » Oct 21st 2002, 6:32 pm

candygirl wrote:Why is it not a cover?

NWA did it in 1989, Dynamite Hack did it about a year or so ago.
oh snap. i just lost my old school street cred.

you're right, i pulled out the dynamite hack mp3 i have and it is in fact that whole song for some reason i was remembering it that they pulled from a shitload of rap cuts, but you're right.

Commence with the public humiliation. :oops:

(btw - check out Kid606's cover of "Straight Outta Compton")

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Post by pgh kenny » Oct 21st 2002, 6:54 pm

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i'm going to jump in here quietly...

cowboy junkies - sweet jane
rem - femme fatale
rem - pale blue eyes
rem - here she goes again
joy division - sister ray
tori amos - new age

these are all covers of the velvet underground.

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 21st 2002, 7:07 pm

candygirl wrote: (I'm all old - what does iirc mean?)
Ha! Being old, finally served some purpose. Gotta give props to the Cube et al whenever humanly possible.

Yo.

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Next thing you know, I'll be singing Iesha!

(we played Nintendoooooooo....)

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Post by fnordboy » Oct 21st 2002, 7:35 pm

lol i am sure we are just about the same age.

And are you referring to Iesha as in the the ABC (Another Bad Creation) song?

::starts breaking out the New Edition 7"s::::

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