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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 30th 2002, 9:15 pm

sab wrote:But my favorite cover version right now is Kelly Osbournes version of "Papa Don't Preach" (I know some of you might hate me for that :-) ). But it really rocks :-)
That song rocks a lot more than I thought it would.

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Post by jaynedoh » Nov 1st 2002, 2:39 am

I, too, like "Across the Universe", but I prefer Rufus Wainwright's version over Fiona's. (No offense to Fiona, cause I love her too) :)

Now that I think about it, I like all the Beatles covers in "I Am Sam".

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Post by So-Called Angel » Nov 14th 2002, 1:59 am

This is embarassing, but here goes....

"Funky Town" - by Psuedo Echo. :shock:

I think it was was released around 1985, I would have been 15 at the time and I still love it. I don't know if it was released in the States, or if any of you were old enough to remember it, but, IMHO, it really kicked ass! And still does.
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Post by SanDeE* » Nov 14th 2002, 2:22 am

Covers. Hmm. I worked for a band in Madison since I was thirteen. It's a steel drum band, and they did some of the BEST covers I have ever heard! Here's their website for anyone who'd like to hear a sample: http://www.odtapoimi.com

Covers from CDs I have that stick out in my mind at this moment:
Aretha Franklin covering Carole King's "Natural Woman"
The Stray Cats covering The Supremes' "Can't Hurry Love"
Ben Lee (Claire's man!) covering Weezer's "Butterfly"
Jimi Hendrix covering Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower"
Smashing Pumpkins covering (orig. band?) "Girl Named Sandoz"
Keb' Mo' covering Robert Johnson's "Come on in my Kitchen"

Also being a jazz musician, we play covers a lot, only we call them standards most of the time!

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Nov 14th 2002, 5:13 am

So-Called Angel wrote:This is embarassing, but here goes....

"Funky Town" - by Psuedo Echo. :shock:

I think it was was released around 1985, I would have been 15 at the time and I still love it. I don't know if it was released in the States, or if any of you were old enough to remember it, but, IMHO, it really kicked ass! And still does.
I haven't heard that version, but we did get the 1979 Lipps Inc version of Funkytown. Not so rocking though.

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Post by So-Called Angel » Nov 15th 2002, 6:29 am

I agree with you, candygirl. The Lipps Inc original wasn't very good at all. With Funky Town, the cover was definitely better than the original. The band - Psuedo Echo - were an Aussie band so maybe it wasn't released in the U.S.
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Post by fnordboy » Nov 15th 2002, 5:02 pm

So-Called Angel wrote:I agree with you, candygirl. The Lipps Inc original wasn't very good at all. With Funky Town, the cover was definitely better than the original. The band - Psuedo Echo - were an Aussie band so maybe it wasn't released in the U.S.
Pseudo Echo was fairly popular hear in the states at the time, but i dont remember that song either. Oh well. Thats what Kazaa is for ;)

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Post by So-Called Angel » Nov 20th 2002, 1:38 am

fnordboy wrote: Oh well. Thats what Kazaa is for ;)
What/who is Kazaa? Why am I always asking questions????? :roll:

I thought of another great cover song yesterday.

Pet Shop Boys "Always On My Mind" - the extended version on their Introspective CD is titled "Always On My Mind/In My house" and it's excellent.
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Post by SanDeE* » Nov 20th 2002, 1:56 am

So-Called Angel wrote:What/who is Kazaa? Why am I always asking questions????? :roll:
Kazaa is a peer2peer software that allows you to download practically anything you want from other Kazaa members online.

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Post by So-Called Angel » Nov 20th 2002, 3:03 am

Kristin wrote:
So-Called Angel wrote:What/who is Kazaa? Why am I always asking questions????? :roll:
Kazaa is a peer2peer software that allows you to download practically anything you want from other Kazaa members online.
Thanks, Kristen. :D
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Post by Bubba » Dec 3rd 2002, 12:05 pm

Three songs immediately come to my mind when discussing great covers:

- David Gray's cover of Softcell's "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye."

- Frente's cover of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle."

- U2's cover of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love."

If I had to pick just one of those three, despite U2 being my favorite band, I'd still pick Frente's "Bizarre Love Triangle."
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Post by GaryEA » Dec 12th 2002, 1:53 pm

Hmm... I have bunch of selections...

I love to crank up Cheap Trick's version of anything by the Beatles, especially "Magical Mystery Tour".

Also, being a HUGE Peter Gabriel fan, I have a lot fun listening to a tribute album called "Dream in Red". It's not top shelf, but it's interesting.

About five or six years ago, a jazz singer named Madeleine Peyroux came out with one album ("Dreamland") and then dropped off the face of the earth. She did a fantastic versions of "Walkin' After Midnight" and the Edith Piaf standard "Vie en Rose". Oh, Madeleine... where did you go? :cry:

Finally, U2 doing "Night and Day"...

Croon Bono croon!!

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Dec 12th 2002, 3:28 pm

:shock:

I LOVE Madeleine Peyroux!!

A few months ago I did a google search in hopes that she had done some new material and that I was just out of the loop, alas...mais non.

The most recent stuff I found was when she was on tour with Lilith Fair years ago, so she really did drop off the face of the earth.

:cry:

Darn shame because she was very talented. I hope she's happy wherever she is.
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Post by JPP13 » Dec 12th 2002, 4:01 pm

Hmmm, covers. Currently I've been listening to the various covers on the bonus disc of Pete Yorn's musicforthemorningafter. Bowie, Smiths, Springsteen.

To check out the stuff that I cover, can see my band's website at http://www.askerin.net

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Post by fnordboy » Dec 12th 2002, 4:17 pm

JPP13 wrote:www.askerin.net
Link doesn't work :(

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