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  • Oh yes. The Cramps Fever. In my Top-5 all time best covers.

    Off The Bone… awsum album 🙂

    nbt
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    I’ll see you kingsmen and raise you a motorhead

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvNKl2Kl4nU[/video]

    edlong
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    Not generally a big Foo Fighters fan, but I liked this:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30DMi866ThM[/video]

    edlong
    Member

    how could I forget the bloody motorhead version?! Superb choice there..

    If Bob Dylan could sing:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jzVffTEfMw[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VgdtTRZhag[/video]

    Richard Cheese puts me in mind of Mike Flowers Pops.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ[/video]

    Kevin Greening: “Do you think it’s possible to reduce any song to a bosanova beat?”

    *stony silence*

    Mike Flowers: “You mean elevate.”

    The Beard
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKllfSfgB4k[/video]

    Bad Plus covering Nirvana. Trust me, it’s awesome.

    edlong
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    For those who said Teen Spirit was a cover version, Kurt got the joke…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ba2A3mtVU[/video]

    (Again, no sound at work so I can only guess that the link’s a good ‘un)

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    Heard this many years before I ever heard Dylan’s original so still have a soft spot for it.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEB4NV-1amM[/video]

    And this runs rings round the original IMO:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHk5dSXWhaU[/video]

    llama
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    Flaming lips do a good dark side of the moon job, covered the whole album – here’s a taster

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WvMB9QhSFI[/video]

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Does Run DMC v Aerosmith’s version of Walk this Way count?

    Bob Dylan and Carole King songs are the usual candidates for great covers. Both are great songwriters but neither are particularly good singers.

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7eGriSwCYw[/video]

    Less weedy than Bowie, less “in French” than Brel. 😀

    An incredibly dark song made even darker. Hauntingly excellent (even when there are lines missing in the video).

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md7SJ1kDE24[/video]

    2bit
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    Excellent thread & some great shouts already –

    Tricky – Black Steel
    Nirvana – Man who sold the world
    Gloria Gaynor – Tainted Love
    Jimi Hendrix – All along the Watchtower

    some of my favourites here-

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs9DI3qmXvo[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvdnMzQGbEQ[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWM1eP5wjS8[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsMV8KFnsHc[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCyTqnizcvI[/video]

    & kind of…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0yduvTqOa4[/video]

    Is it technically a cover? Probably not. But it is great.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBA-xi8WuCU[/video]

    +1 Hackney Collier Band. 😀

    B.A.Nana
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    Jeffrey Lewis murdered some Crass stuff (if that’s possible?), but Where Next Columbus? was ok
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iXEKktKTqM[/video]

    I think Gary Jules version of Mad World is good
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4[/video]

    And this for novelty
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDpjImWEcB4[/video]

    edlong
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    I like the sound, but the “Hackney Colliery” thing pisses me off a bit, as a northerner yorkshireman, there’s a bit of that appropriating folk culture in a metropolitan, knowing, ‘ironic’ way that gets my goat when real “colliery” bands have been stuffed by the death of the industry, as the communities they emerged from have been ripped apart. It’s all a bit “Nathan Barley” for me

    (and I lived in bloody Hoxton, in the late 90s too)

    2bit
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    edlong – hear what you’re saying & kind of with you but on the flip side – ITS BRASS RAVE! (I played it out last weekend & the place went mental.)

    Plenty of Brass Bands around at the moment – Hot 8, Brass Roots, Renegade Brass, Hypnotic Brass ensemble etc etc and its great to see Brass being popular again with a whole new demographic.

    When in N’awlins last year there were Brass bands playing/busking on corners & in lots of bars & clubs – amazing musical scene & mad for brass

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    So it seems like China Drum are winning the thread so far, good stuff…

    I love this…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HweSpztfafk[/video]

    and this…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XreR6NV5OY0[/video]

    (particularily love how much concentration Ben’s putting into the shaker action…)

    And just to link up my picks from earlier now I’m home…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL3X20QP4Ts[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZwXCDqlE9I[/video]

    and lets end with something that makes no sense whatsoever

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdcQaaXZIsU[/video]

    Premier Icon DezB
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    StefMcDef reminded me of one of my all time faves.
    Scott Walker does Jacques Brel better than anyone. FACT.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBkK3RhN73g[/video]

    Premier Icon manton69
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    Loads of good covers, but the absolute pits was this:

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18JRjc9M2Gw[/video]

    I have to go and watch the New Order version to cleanse my head after even searching for this….

    Edit: if the video link doesn’t work don’t bother as George Micheal should have been ashamed of himself for that, even if it was for charity.

    john_drummer
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    The Sisters Of Mercy did some good covers (if you like that kind of thing):
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv0akmXElwU[/video]
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQhaAPGpsq8[/video]
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dQV_8hhKZg[/video]

    also

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ndAnUlQ_k[/video]

    and

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUJrt6E6ki0[/video]

    also +1 for some of the above:
    The Cramps – Fever
    The Clash – I Fought The Law, Brand New Cadillac
    Hendrix – Hey Joe, All Along The Watchtower
    Banshees – Dear Prudence
    Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust
    Therapy? – Isolation

    Fluff66
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    Now normally people shouldn’t dream of covering a Motorhead toon…let alone this one, but I reckon one good formula for a cover is to take a great tune, do it differently and it still be great.
    Wins on all counts…
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HiuhYnF5OQ[/video]

    Fluff66
    Member

    ..and I love this
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skiUUrYxZeA[/video]

    fongsaiyuk
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXcad_Qx7aM[/video]

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    For sas78

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmiLlHPLS-4[/video]

    Space Captain. Twas a good gig.

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    This is my favorite of all the covers they do.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf9-BCix4io[/video]

    Oh Sweet Nuthin’, originally by the Velvet Underground.

    athgray
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    Original
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKC5cdGBY04[/video]
    Not strictly a cover however The Stones got the writing credits.
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74[/video]

    fongsaiyuk
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ULDq1AFImQ[/video]

    johndoh
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    She by Elvis Costello

    Or

    Comfortably Numb by Scissor Sisters

    dannyh
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    The Clash did some cracking covers.

    I fought the law.
    Brand new Cadillac.
    Pressure Drop.

    johndoh
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    Nirvana – Man who sold the world

    Never. Listen to the original and say that. Seriously, it really is not even close.

    johndoh
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    Ohh, and Wild Horses by Susan Boyle.

    john_drummer
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    another couple I’ve just remembered:

    Echo & The Bunnymen – Paint It Black
    The Meteors – Johnny Remember Me

    chambord
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifAtvI48R_0[/video]

    Why not…

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    The original is pretty good too 🙂
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhnkt82GGXc[/video]

    edlong
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    Back with a couple more. Not sure what I think about the first one, but it serves as some sort of antidote to the pointless and painful FATM version:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1l4pDXbkic[/video]

    Can’t remember how I came across this one – I know nothing about it, but I kinda like it (I think):

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwA6AJWSF8Q[/video]

    edlong
    Member

    I know nowt about these two neither, except that the voice makes me feel, well, kinda warm and fuzzy:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ZY-JXOIp8[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLeqnPJqmhI[/video]

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