Covers Comp help?

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  • 01-08-2011, 02:30 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    No Manfred Mann's version of Blinded By the Light? Bah, what do they know?
  • 01-08-2011, 02:42 PM
    Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    No Manfred Mann's version of Blinded By the Light? Bah, what do they know?

    Sure, though I doubt Springsteen's original was very well known at the time. It does kind of fit with the list intent, though to be honest, I don't much like either version. The MM one is definitely easier to take, but loses some of the tongue-in-cheek playfulness in Springsteen's version.
  • 01-09-2011, 07:42 AM
    Slosh
    I am making some progress on this. I've added:

    Grandaddy - Revolution
    Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights
    Uncle Tupelo - Effigy
    Grizzly Bear - Owner Of A Lonely Heart

    I have those Wilco/Billy Bragg Mermaid Avenue CDs but since I already have a Jeff Tweedy song I'll probably pass on those.

    Yesterday I found Cat Power - Dark End Of The Street EP on vinyl but didn't want to buy it for just one song (that I don't even know if I'll like or not).

    Could still use some more suggestions. Right now the comp is at 65 minutes. I would like to fill up an entire CD-R.
  • 01-09-2011, 07:46 AM
    Slosh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    Jealous Guy - Elliott Smith

    What album is this on?
  • 01-09-2011, 08:07 PM
    nobody
    Really digging the Jolly Boys, an old Jamaican mento band, doing Iggy Pop's The Passenger lately:

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  • 01-09-2011, 08:09 PM
    nobody
    Also really dig Justin Townes Earl's take on the Replacements' Can't Hardly Wait:

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  • 01-09-2011, 08:15 PM
    nobody
    Also...Link Wray does a killer version of It's All Over Now Baby Blue:

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    And I'll stop there.
  • 01-10-2011, 09:29 AM
    dean_martin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slosh
    Yesterday I found Cat Power - Dark End Of The Street EP on vinyl but didn't want to buy it for just one song (that I don't even know if I'll like or not).

    Could still use some more suggestions. Right now the comp is at 65 minutes. I would like to fill up an entire CD-R.

    Here's a youtube link to Cat Power's "Fortunate Son". Digital downloads of this EP and/or tracks from it are scarce and I'm not set up to record my vinyl copy (except to cassette). It may be too much trouble to include on a comp. I've given up trying to include it on my own comps. (Of course there's the whole other issue of whether anybody but me likes it.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69iwgAf9So4
  • 01-11-2011, 07:56 AM
    Mr MidFi
    It's hard to compete with dbi's epic Tolstoy-post, but seriously... there is a metric buttload of excellent covers on this 2-disc set:

    http://www.amazon.com/Im-Not-There-V...4761077&sr=1-1

    Just look at the artist list, man. It's amazing.
  • 01-11-2011, 01:10 PM
    Finch Platte
    I did a 4-disc compilation a while back with some stuff from my collection. Got more I could add now, but dunno if it's enough to fill another disc.

    (Artist, song and original artist)

    1) Material Issue- Cowboy Song (Thin Lizzy)
    2) Ducks Deluxe- Teenage Head (Flamin' Groovies)
    3) Gary Myrick & The Figures- Who'll Be The Next In Line (The Kinks)
    4) Nomeansno- Manic Depression (Jimi Hendix)
    5) J Church- Don't Bring Me Down (ELO)
    6) The Hypnomen- Hush (Deep Purple)
    7) Tin Machine- Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
    8) Leslie Spit Trio- Angel From Montgomery (John Prine)
    9) Little Caesar- I Wish It Would Rain (The Temptations)
    10) Mudfunk- Papa Was A Rolling Stone ( The Temptations)
    11) Bob Weir- I'll Be Doggone (Marvin Gaye)
    12) Ben Folds Five- Barrytown (Steely Dan)
    13) Brian Setzer Orchestra- Bodhisattva (Steely Dan)
    14) Jason & The Scorchers- Drugstore Truck Driving Man (Gram Parsons)
    15) Bootsauce- Everyone's A Winner (Hot Chocolate)
    16) Primus- Amos Moses (Jerry Reed)
    17) Sammy & The Wabos- Rainy Day Woman 12 & 35 (Bob Dylan)
    18) The Last Hard Men- School's Out (Alice Cooper)
    19) SoHo- Whisper To A Scream (Icicle Works)
    20) VEX- It Could Be Sunshine (Love & Rockets)
    21) Slow Gherkin- Hava Nagilah (sic)- (Moshe Nathanson)

    Disc 2

    1) Gus- Don't Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult)
    2) Susanna And the Magical Orchestra- Love Will Tear Us Apart (Love & Rockets)
    3) Joe Ely- Every Night About This Time (Dave Alvin)
    4) Peter Frampton- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles)
    5) Beasts Of Bourbon- C*%#sucker Blues (Rolling Stones)
    6) Montrose- Connection (Rolling Stones)
    7) Bob Weir- Easy To Slip (Little Feat)
    8) Primus- The Family & The Fishing Net (Peter Gabriel)
    9) Jim Reid- I'm Stranded (The Saints)
    10) Ken Stringfellow- Down On My Knees (Bread)
    11) Robyn Hitchcock- I Want You [She's So Heavy] (The Beatles)
    12) Ducks Deluxe- It's All Over Now (Bobby Womack)
    13) Living Colour- Memories Can't Wait (Talking Heads)
    14) Wilco- Any Major Dude Will Tell You (Steely Dan)
    15) Ikon- She's In Parties (Bauhaus)
    16) The Judybats- Jive Talkin' (Bee Gees)
    17) Primus- Scissor Man (XTC)


    Disc 3

    1) Buck O Nine- Pass The Dutchie (Musical Youth)
    2) Cracker- Shake Some Action (Flamin' Groovies)
    3) Jimmy Buffet- Sea Cruise (Frankie Ford)
    4) Neko Case- Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth (Sparks)
    5) Rod Stewart- So Far Away (Carole King)
    6) Dave Navarro- Venus In Furs (Velvet Underground)
    7) Dread Zeppelin- Ramble On (Led Zep)
    8) Lambchop- This Corrosion (Sisters Of Mercy)
    9) Calexico- Love Will Tear Us Apart (Bauhaus)
    10) Southern Culture On The Skids- Happy Jack (The Who)
    11) John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band- And The Cradle Will Rock (Van Halen)
    12) Royal Crescent Mob- Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J)
    13) Golden Smog- Shooting Star (Bad Company)
    14) Brian Setzer w/ Brian Wilson- Little Deuce Coupe (Beach Boys)
    15) The Pietasters– Time Won’t Let Me (Outsiders)
    16) Furious George- Old MacDonald (??)
    17) Diesel Boy- Dust In The Wind (Kansas)
    18) Fastball- Androgynous (The Replacements)
    19) The Motorettes- I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
    20) Tempest- Paperback Writer (The Beatles)
    21) Infectious Grooves- Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
    22) Steel Panther- Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC)
    23) Children Of Bodum- Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)

    Disc 4

    1) Cavedogs- What's New Pussycat? (Bacharach/David)
    2) Concrete Blonde- Beware Of Darkness (George Harrison)
    3) Big Umbrella- Rikki Don't Lose that Number (Steely Dan)
    4) Candy Skins- For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
    5) EMF- Strange Brew (Cream)
    6) Gloritone- I'm Not In Love (10cc)
    7) Grant Lee Buffalo- Burning Love (Elvis Presley)
    8) Ian McCulloch- Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
    9) John Lee Hooker- Money (everyone)
    10) Les Claypool- Hot Rod Lincoln (Commander Cody)
    11) Lords Of The New Church- Like A Virgin (Madonna)
    12) Scatterbrain- Earache My Eye (Cheech & Chong)
    13) Shadows Fall- Wecome To The Machine (Pink Floyd)
    14) Taildragger- My Wife (The Who)
    15) Hoodoo Gurus- Teenage Head (Flamin' Groovies)
    16) Tantric- The Chain (Fleetwood Mac)
    17) Tenderloin- Heard It On The X (ZZ Top)
    18) The Tubes- Monkey Time (Curtis Mayfield)
    19) Toots & The Maytals- Country Road (John Denver)
    20) Widespread Panic- And It Stoned Me (Van Morrison)
    21) Blues Saraceno- Funk 49 (James Gang)
    22) Buckcherry- On The Road Again (Willie Nelson)

    Butt weight, there's more! Made for a friend who likes prog. (Some selections may be duplicated above)

    Song/Original artist/Artist

    Disc 1

    1) Dance On A Volcano- Genesis (Jordan Rudess)
    2) Just The Same- Gentle Giant (JR)
    3) Tarkus- ELP (JR)
    4) Stargazer- Rainbow (Dream Theater)
    5) Tenement Funster- Queen (DT)
    6) Odyssey- Dixie Dregs (DT)
    7) Lark's Tongue In Aspic- King Crimson (DT)
    8) To Tame A Land- Iron Maiden (DT)

    Disc 2

    1) Soundchaser- Yes (Jordan Rudess)
    2) Take Your Fingers From My Hair- Zebra (JR)
    3) Stairway To Heaven- Led Zeppelin (Rodrigo y Gabriella)
    4) Monkey Time- Curtis Mayfield (The Tubes)
    5) Living For The City- Stevie Wonder (Toto)
    6) Could You Be Loved- Bob Marley (Toto)
    7) Burn Down the Mission- Elton John (Toto)
    8) Sunshine Of Your Love- Cream (Toto)
    9) War Pigs- Black Sabbath (Gov't Mule)
    10) Peter Gunn Theme- Henry Mancini (Hellecasters)
    11) I Put A Spell On You- Screaming Jay Hawkins (Jeff Beck)
    12) Hell Is For Children- Pat Benatar (Children of Bodum)
    13) Rebel Yell- Billy Idol (CoB)
    14) Oops... I Did It Again- Britney Spears (CoB)

    etc.

    Death Cab For Cutie- World Shut Your Mouth (Julian Cope)
    Travis- Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon)
    The Yum Yums- Shake Some Action (Flamin' Groovies)

    Plus a new-to-me disc of reggae Police covers that's pretty cool. Mojo mag's also got several cover discs out that I've got.
  • 01-11-2011, 01:33 PM
    Slosh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr MidFi
    It's hard to compete with dbi's epic Tolstoy-post, but seriously... there is a metric buttload of excellent covers on this 2-disc set:

    http://www.amazon.com/Im-Not-There-V...4761077&sr=1-1

    Just look at the artist list, man. It's amazing.

    Yeah, I have it and already pulled a song off of it listed above.

    I think I'm gonna forget "Such Great Heights" too since all of the other songs are classic-rock-ish. A Postal Service cover is too out of place here.
  • 01-11-2011, 02:24 PM
    Mr MidFi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slosh
    Yeah, I have it and already pulled a song off of it listed above.

    So, you're saying I should actually read and pay attention to posts before I respond to them? That's... that's just crazy-person talk, man!
  • 01-31-2011, 04:31 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    I came across this on YouTube while looking for something else. I've always liked this cover.

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  • 01-31-2011, 04:59 PM
    Slosh
    Oh, I kinda forgot about this. Still not completely happy with it but as of now it looks like this:
    http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/q...bum/Covers.jpg
  • 02-01-2011, 04:17 PM
    Worf101
    wow!!!!
    Lots to digest here. I've a couple from back in the day.

    1. "Like a Rolling Stone" - Hendrix's cover from Monterey.
    2. "How can you mend a Broken Heart" - Al Green's cover is amazing.
    3. "You make me feel (like a natural woman) - Carol King wrote it byt Areha Franklin owns it.
    4. "Gonna Take a Miracle" - Laura Nyro's cover with LaBelle backing is awesome.
    5. "You've Got a Friend" - Often done but the version on Donny Hathaway's live album is like going to church. A religious experience.
    6. "We Gotta Get You A Woman" - The Four Tops covered this tune late in their Motown career, it flat out rocks.
    7. "Who's Loving You" - Smokey wrote this and recorded it, but The Jackson 5's version is like opera. This song shows you what Michael Jackson started out as, one amazing singer!
    8. "Caravan" - We close our shows with this Van Morrison tune. I think we do it well.

    Worf