- Cover versions you prefer to the original.
Good luck covering she sells sanctuary (Some things are holy , like why you never hear any good Smiths covers :wink:)
the music’s easy. The voice is a different beast 😉 I’m on drums so can’t be held responsible for that though…
Early plug? preview of my new band: The Wick Effect
(this is a rough demo that we’re hoping to do properly this side of Easter)Posted 9 years ago
Seen it myself, maybe we was stood together, I was the one in a black and white paisley print shirt f@cked on red label t.bird and speed. Not enough clues…. that could have been any of us!
Nice to know you old goths are out there! Like I said good luck with playing She Sells..Let me know when you’re gigging, would be worth a watch.Posted 9 years agoGWMember
anything the beatles wrote by anyone else – Beatles = great song writing/lyrics but **** awful voices.
funny someone mentioining “she sells sanctaury”, it came on on random on my MP3 player in the car the other day and all I could think of was how much Ian Astbury sounded like the love child of Cilla Balck/Mr Bean 😕Posted 9 years ago
I refer you to death letter above, or maybe,
If you’re after a different genre.
I really don’t want to get into a pointless argument here, and I was mightily impressed by rudeboys unspellable counter, that is good no denying it.
However, for better or worse, I stand by my statement. C’mon guys I love my music as good as you do 😀Posted 9 years ago
Mind you Billy Duffy did carry off the whole “Love” album (including She Sells!)more or less on his own, and although its not “my music” slash did write the intro to sweet chile’ o’ mine, and they’re still alive so they deserve some credit. I have seen them all play over the years and the most awe inspiring, like it or not, was Jack WhitePosted 9 years ago
johnhoo, just clicked on your myspace and genuinely like that “Expire” song (drums are especially good :wink:), restarted my computer and got sound now, also listened to rudeboys “paint it black”, it wasn’t that good 😕 If you can send me an MP3 of Expire, i’ll play it to a few people, billyboulders(AT)btinternet(DOT)com.Posted 9 years ago
Good luck, I do live a bit far from you but let me know when you’re gigging and we’ll try and come along (look out for the f@cked up old goths!).chakapingSubscriber
Aleigh – Good call on the Ting Tings cover, although the original was a barely disguised cover of Hey Mickey by Toni Basil (which might actually be the greatest song in the world).
Johnhoo – One of my fave cover versions is of a Smiths song (and I don’t even like them), check The Light 3000 on this page… http://www.myspace.com/schneidertm
Also forgot my all-time favourite cover version: Speeding Motorcycle by The Pastels (originally Daniel Johnston). Beautiful and uplifting, in vocal or instrumental form.Posted 9 years ago
I wish I could claim the credit for the drums on Expire but I can’t; it’s all Shaun’s work, including the drum loops.
We aim to be doing it properly this side of Easter, so it’ll be updated then. Might have to set up a payable download 😉
I’ll have to check with Shaun if he minds me sending out his work, I’ll get back to you. Alternatively, can you download it from Myspace?Posted 9 years agodevsMember
Wow, never knew that Black Steel was a cover! Loving the Sisters too. As far as All along the watchtower goes just about every version is better than the original. These are my faves in ascending order; U2, Hendrix, Waterboys and the best is the Dave Matthews band live version.Posted 9 years ago
My contribution is Johnny Cash’s Hurt.mysterymurdochMember
billyboulders – Member
Nobody mention cash’s version of “hurt” yet?
Cause it’s gash and nowhere near as real as the original. Have you people even heard the original? The silly old man relies on his gravelly voice for his fame…nothing in his voice says he means what he’s singing, and the amount of covers he does is plain ridiculous. I can’t stand him!
Marilyn Manson doing Sweet Dreams was much more interesting than Ms LennoxPosted 9 years agoDezBSubscriber
Nobody mention cash’s version of “hurt” yet?
The silly old man relies on his gravelly voice for his fame…nothing in his voice says he means what he’s singing,
I believe you’re the silly one! (and yes I have heard the NiN version).
I forgot my fave cover – Siouxsie & the Banshees version of Helter Skelter. Though it’s only marginally better than the original. Just improved by the naughty word, probably.
Cash’s Personal Jesus cover is better than DMs too, cos they are crap.Posted 9 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
The original of “Hurt” is a junkie whining about being addicted to skag. I think it’s still a miserable self-pitying song but the Johnny Cash version has a lot more resonance for most people.
Cripes, it must be astounding to be better than the stones.
I’d suggest Mary Well’s or Otis Redding’s corking versions of “Satisfaction”. Ananda Shankar’s version of “Jumping Jack Flash” is ace too.Posted 9 years ago
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