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    Cover Compilation

    Ok folks, always looking for some great covers.
    Wanting to put together 2 cd Cover set and trying to stay away from some of the "obvious". (ie Hendrix doing "Watchtower)
    Give me about 5 of your favorite covers.
    Starting with :
    Ben Harper - Sexual Healing
    Johnny Cash - Hurt (ok, maybe recently obvious - but GAWD - I think that song may have been MEANT for him)
    Ben Harper (again) - Voodoo Child (slight return)
    Los Lobos - Bertha

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    Husker Du - Eight Miles High (Byrds)
    Minutemen - Have you Ever Seen The Rain (CCR)
    Replacements - Black Diamond (Kiss)
    Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence (Beatles)
    Red House Painters - All Mixed Up (Cars)
    If being afraid is a crime we'll hang side-by-side,
    at the swingin' party down the line..


    The Replacements

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    Here's five off the top of my head...

    Brand New Cadillac (the Clash) - Wayne Hancock
    Private Life (the Pretenders) - Grace Jones
    Country Road (John Denver) - Toots and the Mytals
    Money (Barrett Strong) - Flying Lizards
    Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - Circle Jerks

    and, as long as you're asking, a few more...

    Be Thankful For What You Got (William DeVaughn) - Massive Attack
    I Gotta Get Outta This Place (the Animals) - FEAR
    Somethin' Else (Eddie Cochran) & My Way (Frank Sinatra) - Sid Vicious
    Suspicous Minds (Elvis) - Dwight Yoakem

    Bound to be more if I wanna think, but why would I wanna do that?

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    forgot one

    Dinosaur Jr. - JUST LIKE HEAVEN (The Cure)
    If being afraid is a crime we'll hang side-by-side,
    at the swingin' party down the line..


    The Replacements

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    Some faves of mine that are destined not to be faves of yours:

    Ring Of Fire-Wall Of Voodoo
    Whisper To A Scream-Soho
    Devo-Satisfaction
    Mad World-Gary Jules
    I Have The Touch-Heather Nova
    Marlyn Manson-Tainted Love, of course Soft Cell's cover is a classic
    Love Spit Love-How Soon Is Now?
    Relax-Powerman 5000
    Peter Gunn-The Art Of Noise
    Israel Kamakawowo'le-Somewhere Over The Rainbow (talk about not fitting in)

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    Suspicious Minds ....

    can't believe I forgot that one....another of my favs....

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    I think my next comp is gonna be a covers comp too.

    Here's 5 that haven't already been mentioned that are sure to make the cut:

    Oh Well- Joe Jackson
    Kashmir- Kevin Gilbert
    Viva las Vegas- Dread Zeppelin
    Tears of a Clown- English Beat
    Crazy- the Kidney Theives

    Check out the Moog Cookbook albums too. All covers, all weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Jar-
    Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence (Beatles)
    I always liked their cover of "Lost Little Girl". What album are those from? It's all covers, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Oh Well- Joe Jackson
    Is that the Fleetwood Mac tune?
    Crazy- the Kidney Theives
    Weird, I have that, did not realize it's a cover -- who did the original?
    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    I always liked their cover of "Lost Little Girl". What album are those from? It's all covers, right?
    Through the Looking Glass -- great album, probably my favourite by them. Actually, that's their covers album, but "Dear Prudence" does not appear to be on it.

    A couple of mine -- yes, I, too, am doing a covers compilation:

    Paranoid - Type O Negative
    Purple Haze - Cure
    You Really Got Me - Oingo Boingo
    Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Marilyn Manson

    anything by Nine Inch Nails ("Memorabilia" comes to mind as particularly good) or Tori Amos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Is that the Fleetwood Mac tune?
    Weird, I have that, did not realize it's a cover -- who did the original?[
    Patsy Kline-that's the Kidney Thieves track you were asking about.

    jc
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    Gimme Some Truth - Sam Phillips

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    Happiness is a Warm Gun - The Breeders
    The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest (or the Melvins)
    Little Honda - Yo La Tengo
    People are Strange - Echo and the Bunnymen
    Sweet Jane - The Cowboy Junkies
    Wild Thing - X

    Hey Nobody - Good call on Wayne Hancock's Brand New Cadillac. I almost put that on my last comp, right next to the Backslider's Abe Lincoln, because it references a line from that song.

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    A bunch spring to mind but most wouldn't be familiar with the originals but these three will work:

    Mercury Rev - Isolation (John Lennon)
    Uncle Tupelo - Effigy (CCR)
    Jane's Addiction - Rock And Roll (Lou Reed)
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    Covers

    Here's a cover comp I did a while ago, nothing spectacular but flows pretty well although the original artists named might not be too accuarate.

    Cheers
    Mike

    1.Johnny Cash - I Won’t Back Down (2:06) – Tom Petty
    2.Walter Wolfman - Use Me (4:26) – Bill Withers
    3.Joan Osborne - Axis, Bold As Love (3:57) – Jimi Hendrix
    4.Gov’t Mule - Cortez The Killer (13:51) – Neil Young
    5.Bryan Ferry - I Put A Spell On You (5:20) – Screamin' Jay Hawkins
    6.Joe Cocker - Inner City Blues (5:14) – Marvin Gaye
    7.White Stripes - I Just Don’t Know…(2:42) – Dusty Springfield
    8.Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World (3:39) – Bowie
    9.Grace Jones - Private Life (6:18) – The Pretenders
    10.Jonny Lang - Good Morning Little…(4:08) – Muddy Waters
    11.Pinetop Perkins - Hi Heel Sneekers (4:23) – Tommy Tucker
    12.Gomez - Getting Better (3:32) – The Beatles
    13.David Gray - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (7:54) – Soft Cell
    14.Jamie Callum - High And Dry (4:49) – Radiohead
    15.Michael Hedges - After The Goldrush – (4:10) – Neil Young

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    OK...gotta toss in a few more...

    Who's Lovin' You (Jackson Five) - Terence Trent D'Arby
    Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis) - X
    Viva Las Vegas (Elvis) - Dead Kennedys
    Take Me To The River (Al Green) - Talking Heads
    China Girl (Iggy Pop) - David Bowie
    Sleepwalk (Chet Atkins) - Brian Setzer
    Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers) - the Plugz (changed to Hombre Secreto)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody
    Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers) - the Plugz (changed to Hombre Secreto)
    Likewise, I've always enjoyed Burning Sensations' cover of "Pablo Picasso" (originally done by The Modern Lovers).

    I could go on for days on this one, and also did a covers comp a few years ago, but here are a few of my faves:

    Jason and the Scorchers - Absolutely Sweet Marie (Dylan)
    Brian Eno - You Don't Miss Your Water (William Bell; also performed by Otis Redding)
    Van Morrison - Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)
    Chemical People - Vacation (Go-Gos)
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    I always liked their cover of "Lost Little Girl". What album are those from? It's all covers, right?
    Dear Prudence is on Hyaena, which is not a covers album.

    a few of my faves yet to be mentioned...

    Isn't It A Pity (G. Harrison) - Galaxie 500
    Ceremony (Joy Division) - Galaxie 500
    Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin (Sly & the Family Stone) - Magazine
    Superman (???) - REM
    Everybody's Got Something to Hide ('cept for Me and my Monkee (Beatles) - The Feelies
    Real Good Time (The Stooges) - The Feelies
    What Goes On (Velvet Underground) - The Feelies
    Bonnie & Clyde (Serge Gainsborough) - Luna
    Nights in White Satin (Moody Blues) - The Dickies
    Pressure Drop (Toots & the Maytals) - The Clash
    David Watts (The Kinks) - The Jam

    Mark
    "I don't know. A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof, and when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven." The Right Honourable JC.

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    nice comp Mike....

    I really like the Brian Ferry, Gov't Mule, and Michael Hedges tracks you put on there...

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    Talking Great Suggetsions Folks....

    I'm familiar w/ about 75% of what's been mentioned so far and, for some reason or another, like most if not all of those. Looks like this might become a 3 - 5 disc comp!
    Keep 'em coming and thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Is that the Fleetwood Mac tune?
    Weird, I have that, did not realize it's a cover -- who did the original?Through the Looking Glass -- great album, probably my favourite by them. Actually, that's their covers album, but "Dear Prudence" does not appear to be on it.
    Yes, that's the Fleetwood Mac song and yes, Patsy Cline.

    Thru the looking glass, yep, I need to pick that up one of these days. Thanks.

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    A few more...

    Gourds - Gin & Juice (Snoop Dogg)
    Phil Alvin - Old Man of the Mountain (Cab Calloway)
    Rickie Lee Jones - For No One (Lennon/McCartney)
    Lucinda Williams & David Crosby - Return of the Grievous Angel (Gram Parsons)

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    Talking Really like this direction Jim....

    all four of these going on list!
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    Talking Some of my faves...

    1. "How do you mend a broken heart?" (Bee Gee's) - Covered by Al Green... he slew it!!! Listen to this version and you'll never listen to a "singing mouse" again.

    2. "Walk on by." (Dionne Warwick) - As done by Issac Hayes on "Hot Buttered Soul". Groundbreaking album, groundbreaking treatment. Still listen to it today.

    3. "Georgia on my mind" (Hoagy Carmicheal?) - Ray Charles... when juxtaposed against the flames of the civil rights movement at the time... what more poignant version can you think of?

    4. "America the Beautiful" (Traditional) - Ray Charles again brings a song into the church and makes it his own...

    5. "A little help from my friends" (Beatles) - Joe Cocker live at Woodstock... yeah I heard the scream...

    6. "What's Goin On?" (Marvin Gaye) - Donny Hathaway, "Donny Hathaway Live". Donny on keyboards, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Earl D''ruoen on congas and Willie Weeks on bass... What a rendition.

    7. "Gonna Take a Miracle" (unknown) - Laura Nyro and Labelle on the album of the same name. Patty and the girls with Laura doing an old 60's tune as produced by Gamble and Huff!!!!!

    8. "Smooth Criminal" (Michael Jackson) - Alien Ant Farm may never have another hit, but they slew the hell out of that tune....

    9. " Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder) - The Red Hot Chili's did this different and did it justice.

    10. "Proud Mary" (Creedence & Fogarty) - Ike and Tina Turner!!!! How could nobody list this the mother of all covers?????!!!!!

    That's my top ten for the time being...

    Da Worfster

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    The Bad Plus - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" -- inspired jazz piano trio rendering that makes you go, "WTF?!?"
    Eschew fascism.
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    Cos I'm always a day late and a dollar short here are some:

    Bigmouth strikes again - Placebo (Smiths)
    Only Love Can Break your Heart - Saint Etienne (Neil Young)
    In Between Days - Ben Folds (Cure)
    Temptation Eyes - Blake Babies (Grass Roots)
    Head On - Pixies (Jesus and Mary Chain)
    I Fought the Law - Clash (Tommy James)
    The Girl from Ipanema - Pizzicato Five (Getz/Gilberto)
    Hush - Kula Shaker (?)
    Hang onto Your Ego - Frank Black (Brian Wilson)
    Jive Talk - JudyBats (Bee Gees)

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