Unusual cover versions of famous songs.
I know its been discussed before but I do enjoy a good cover version. toay I found Toots an the Maytals "Country Roads" – the John Denver / Oliva Newton John song.
currently listening to an African Reggae version of "wish you were here" – alpha blondy if anyone wants it on spotify. Extra weirdness as it has bagpipes coming in in the chorus.
I have heard an African version of "all shook up" in a zoukous styleee
So – anyone any more weird cover versions?Posted 7 years agoTooTallMember
I can see for miles – The Who
covered by Lord Sitar – quite brilliant
Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
covered by China Drum – great bunch of lads and should have been the British Green Day – they were better
Anything by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great BritainPosted 7 years agocheshmattMember
2nd Dub Side of The Moon (Easy Star Allstars) they also did one of the Radiohead albums, but that just doesn't work as well.Posted 7 years ago
A lot of Richard Cheese's covers are funny and/or good. His version of Radiohead Creep is great, and Nivarna's Rape Me is something different in the chilled lounge/piano jazz style!IdleJonSubscriber
It wasn't a particularly great version, but I used to enjoy a nice Lemonheads/Evan Dando b-side that I'd recorded onto my minidisc player, can't remember the name.
The lyrics seemed very familiar.
Then one day, Whitney Houston was warbling away on the radio and I realised what I'd been humming for so long………Posted 7 years ago
Another Prodigy cover for you here;Posted 7 years ago
6ix Toys doing their funky best with Voodoo People
Hayseed dixie – I'd forgotten them – very good.
Richard Cheese – loads on spotify – that should amuse me for a while.
Ukelele orchestra are very good. I rather prefer the ones that are not supposed to be funny like many of the reggae ones.
Edit – Richard Cheese – rock the casbah 😯Posted 7 years agopiemannMember
Another vote for Richard Cheese here. His version of "Baby got back" is truly top drawer.
On a slightly different note, check out the Balanescu Quartet's (they did the theme tune to University Challenge) versions of The Model, We are the Robots and a couple of other Kraftwerk tunes. They're ace!Posted 7 years agoWiredchopsMember
Hard and Phirm's rodeohead medley? Yotube Link. Used to love than in years gone by, probably doesn't fit your requisite of a serious cover as although excellently done tongue's firmly in cheek. Got an album a while ago called Cosmosonica when I was going through a cover appreciation phase. NOt great tbh but loved the scissor sister's cover of Franz Ferdinand's 'take me out'.Posted 7 years agoBigJohnSubscriber
Hayseed Dixie are following the path beaten by Run C&W. Their bluegrass version of Sweet Soul Music is brilliant. "Spotlight on Tanya Tucker – Wouldn't you like to … be in her video"
I also like Rodrigo y Gabriela's Stairway to Heaven, and Dimples D covering I dream of JeanniePosted 7 years agoNickSubscriber
Cat Power's covers are a bit different too.Posted 7 years agoskidartistMember
Straight out of Compton by Nina Gordon Cover your ears though, theres some effing and jeffingPosted 7 years ago
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