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0 posted 01-08-2005 07:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

This is a topic that I found curious (especially after hearing Pat Boone's rendition of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train") and just now, since my pc is like, totally screwed up, I was just reminded of it again, as on my Real Player index, it showed, um, "Cross-Eyed Mary" (from Jethro Tull) with Joni Mitchell as the featured artist.

I thought, "Now how interesting would that be?"

Maybe not very, but I thought it might be amusing to see which artists you all would like to see record which classic song?

Consider

"Cross-Eyed Mary" as interpreted by Joni Mitchell as a start.

(And Raph? I am expecting some interesting choices from you sir. )
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1 posted 01-08-2005 07:43 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

"The Wall" - by Korn.

oh yeah, they just did it... and it rocks!

other than that, I'd like to hear James Hetfield (Metallica) do "Leaving on a Jet Plane."

"leee-ha-vin-a oooon-a jet plaaan-o"

heh
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2 posted 01-08-2005 07:57 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sheesh.

Now I'm gonna be haunted by that Metallica thang...

(and the Korn sounds interesting too, so, hmm, maybe not such a dumb topic afterall? I'm always thanking you, C. )
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3 posted 01-08-2005 08:12 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

grins.

Speaking of the Wall Layne Staley and Tom Morello released a pretty cool cover awhile back..

okay i'd like to hear:

Bob Dylan cover 'Sweet Virginia' by the Rolling Stones

Coldplay cover 'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd(though Catherine Wheel did a great job a few years back)

Massive Attack(w/Breathy female vocals) cover 'When The Levee Breaks' by Led Zeppelin

Radiohead cover 'Space Oddity'(Major Tom) by David Bowie

Tool(w/Tori Amos) cover 'Gimme Shelter' by The Rolling Stones

B.B. King cover 'Red House' by Jimi Hendrix

No Doubt cover 'D'yer Maker' by Led Zeppelin

Fiona Apple cover 'Dear Prudence' by The Beatles

The Distillers cover 'I'm So Bored of the USA'(hey i didnt pick the title) by The Clash

Mazzy Star cover 'The End' by the Doors
s'all i could think of right now

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4 posted 01-08-2005 08:20 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

This is one of my Views, but I really dislike cover songs, as the performers get money from someone else's material and idea.  Some times, the performer does a really really good job, with the cover sounding better than the original.  I did have to shake my head in shame at the younger generation when 'Last Kiss' by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers was covered by Pearl Jam, and all the younguns thought Pearl Jam wrote the song.

And some covers only use the music, yanno, like 'Ghetto Superstar' which sounded amazingly like 'Islands in the Stream'.  Not to mention Vanilla Ice changing one note and claiming the score for 'Under Pressure' by Queen as his own creation.
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5 posted 01-08-2005 08:24 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

well dont blame me, i still listen to vinyls lol
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6 posted 01-08-2005 08:29 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Too be fair though, I did like a lot of the covers for 'I Am Sam' using Beatles songs.  There was no way they could use the actual Beatles' songs, since the cost for rights would have broke the budget for the movie by many millions.

And Aenimal, you would love my dad's collection.  He has a section in his library which is 5' x 10', filled with 33 1/3's.  Everything from Classical to German Beer Songs.  You won't much anything after 1954 though....that dude totatly abhors Rock, considers cross-over artists as traitors, and abstaining from even 1950's era Rockabilly.
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7 posted 01-08-2005 08:37 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

wow, i'd love a setup like that, i l#ve the convenience and quality of compact discs, but there's a warmth and character people are missing out on. Not to mention you were getting more for your money with lyric sheets and artwork.
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8 posted 01-08-2005 08:39 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Completely agreed, though you do need a penny taped to the stylus if there's romping, heavy-fooded kids about.
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9 posted 01-08-2005 08:46 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

i always used a nickel, a little heavier, ya know, just in case there were fatter kids bouncing about
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10 posted 01-08-2005 09:28 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Laughing

nice

and I knew, Raph, just KNEW, you'd have a list.

and this one from your list I find the most intriguing, and prolly the best bet:

No Doubt cover 'D'yer Maker' by Led Zeppelin

so far

'cause I know you'll be back!

And yeppers to all three of my brothers, we are still collecting vinyls here too, and we literally can't count them all.

(and I'd like to hear Joss Stone sing "Boogie With Stu")

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11 posted 01-08-2005 09:33 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

And Ali?

If you have a chance?

Go see Widespread Panic live.

They just might change your mind about "cover" songs.

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12 posted 01-08-2005 09:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*laughing again*

After reading Raph's list again,

I decided a "tie" is in order:

"Bob Dylan cover 'Sweet Virginia' by the Rolling Stones"


smiles, but I LIKE it.

"Here, Mr. Zimmerman, have a bucket to carry your tunes in...?"


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13 posted 01-08-2005 09:55 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and another thing...

*still laughing*

gotta argue with my bro, Ali (it's tradition) there was this guy who used to drive a bus here in my neighborhood.

He'd cut a song way back whenever, and it was covered in England, as the stray cats and "shiffle" music hit the regeneration thing that happens with all music.

Not only did he get a nice fat check? But he had a career waiting for him in Europe.

(Sometimes that copyright thang WORKS. )

His first name was Joe.

smile

(As brain fuzz would have it, I can't recall his last name--but hell, we all called him Mr. Joe anyhow.)
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Every time i listen to Sweet Virginia, i can't help but sing it in bob's voice..it just fits lol
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15 posted 01-08-2005 10:13 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

pssssssssst

Don't tell anybody?

But um, the Stones can't sing either.

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16 posted 01-08-2005 10:16 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

lol well i'd rather hear mick than keith...shivers...
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17 posted 01-08-2005 10:26 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

damn...

and they told me they came as a team!

(stop me!)

and Ali?

who would ELVIS be without "covers"...?

"Houndog"

oh man...listen to Big Mama Thornton. (I'll bet yer daddy has her vinyl)




and now?

I would love to hear Third Eye Blind do "Wipe-out"
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18 posted 01-08-2005 10:36 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

how bout..

dream song: Johnny Cash(rip) cover Working Class Hero by Lennon(rip)..sighs

Weezer cover Pump It Up by Elvis Costello

Sinead O'Connor cover All I Want is You by U2

Sheryl Crow cover anything by Steve Miller(keep on rockin me my first choice)
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19 posted 01-08-2005 10:39 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*smile*

zackly.

(That Costello special? was pure glee-glory too)

and Sinead?

I might well be her only fan in Louisiana.

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Gotta love Big Momma Thorton as she belts out them blues.

There is one cover artist I really have come to like, who does a lot of big band and rat pack tunes, though he started as a white rapper (one of the obscene trashy kind): Robbie Williams.  Now, that dude sure can croon.
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K it was a tossup between Costello or The Cars, but i figured the latter too obvious since, if im not mistaken, Ric(the ugly guys hero..paulina porizkova for god's sake) Ocasek produced their debut album

Hey how about Wille Dixon? Where would Zeppelin and Jimmy Page have done without Willie Dixon or Robert Johnson? ..i mean besides battle on/offstage boogers according to K's experience lol
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I think I'd mentioned that I discovered my favorite radio station one night when I'd happened upon a program wherein they took the classics, and traced the roots, and played the original, as well as the covers that later became hits.

I keep bugging the dj's for a repeat, but since WWOZ is an all volunteer dj program, and most of these folks bring their own vinyls in, I don't know that it will be repeated. I couldn't even record it at the time, because well, that was in my welfare days, and the only "stereo" I had was a transistor radio, which kept picking up interference from my neighbor's baby monitor. *laughing* (I had turned mine off--and lest someone frowns on THAT, for pete's sake, it was a two bedroom shotgun house, who needed a baby monitor?) But man, I'll have to get together a list now.

So many, so many...

And now that I mention it to, IFC has been running this great special too.

I'll get back to you on the name. Brain fuzz yanno.



Ya'll are fun to talk to, and this is why it takes me three hours to get out of the local music store.

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how about switch it around and have Floyd cover Man in the Box by Alice in Chains?

for that matter, just have Roger Waters fill in for anything Cantrell does...
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24 posted 01-09-2005 04:34 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

K theres a great program called the 'ongoing history of new music' hosted by alan cross of the edge in toronto. it's broadcast by alot of international alt stations so you may have heard it. he's done some great covers shows where like you mentioned, they play original and covers back to back. one of his better shows focused on sampling or copyright infringments. it included or mentioned elastica's outright robbery of wire, Verve/Rolling Stone fiasco of Bittersweet Symphony and even Kurt Cobain's playful take on Boston's More than a Feeling riff(Smells like teen spirit..listen to it) to name a few. if yer interested here's the site http://www.edge.ca/ongoing_history/sp_ongoing_history.cfm

you can listen to the new shows or read the archives if you scroll down.


good call christopher, i'd like to hear that. ah drug induced paranoia, always makes for great music
 
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