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#2904353 - 01/24/18 04:16 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
“Worthy” isn’t a word I’d use in this context, These are ultimately matters of taste, and thus, subjective.


Sure. And since the thread IS titled, "Interesting "covers", I'd say the aim has been satisfied. wink No entry necessarily has to be liked by anyone who posts them, and what mkes them interesting can be heard by anyone who takes the time to listen to any of them. And I'd agree that Danny's last few ARE interesting indeed.
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#2904427 - 01/24/18 09:43 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
“Worthy” isn’t a word I’d use in this context, These are ultimately matters of taste, and thus, subjective.


Side stepping my point, which was that whatever the qualities of a recording, there's posted little here to suggest what makes it worth checking out.
That might encourage listening when there are several in any single post.
Time is a limited resource.
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#2904434 - 01/24/18 10:24 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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Anyway....
To refer to the idea that some covers might give "new life" to old familiar tunes if done in a different way....

Here's two from Cassandra Wilson's "New Moon Daughter"....




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#2904462 - 01/24/18 01:01 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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Originally Posted By: d
Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
“Worthy” isn’t a word I’d use in this context, These are ultimately matters of taste, and thus, subjective.


Side stepping my point, which was that whatever the qualities of a recording, there's posted little here to suggest what makes it worth checking out.
That might encourage listening when there are several in any single post.
Time is a limited resource.


Not so much sidestepping as misunderstanding!
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#2904499 - 01/24/18 04:22 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Originally Posted By: whitefang




Whitefang


Good one!

Here's on of my fave artists updating the outta date
Catch the way she recreates the opening vox 0:00~0:20 grin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoTzNd-6jeM
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#2904522 - 01/24/18 07:32 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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different takes on the same song:





...and while I'm at it, my fave Dylan cover:



Edited by hurricane hugo (01/24/18 07:39 PM)
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#2904544 - 01/24/18 09:20 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: hurricane hugo]
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d, without going back across the whole thread for individual commentary I offer this: I’d have to say that I listen to a LOT of covers, and the ones that interest me most give the tune a new spin. They bring something to the table- a different genre, a different context, a different vibe.

In doing so, the artists express a bit more of themselves than those who do otherwise excellent but ultimately duplicative renditions of the songs they cover. While I didn’t list any, Led Zeppelin and other British acts of the 1960s-70s did many covers, but in doing so, created a whole new genre- hard rock. The songs they covered expanded the history of music.

OTOH, the one cover I listed I disliked failed to either be a faithful cover or ultimately anything like the bulk of Jane’s Addiction’s body of work. There was no edge. No bite.
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#2904565 - 01/25/18 04:44 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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d.---Heh! LOVE that "GAYAGEUN " style. grin

And I'd have to say to HUGO that "Sweet Marie" is one of those Dylan tunes that don't often even get HEARD(unless you have a recording) let alone covered. Nice one.

Danny, for me, any "cover" should at least resemble the original enough to recognize, otherwise they're just using the lyrics put to different music. But too, in a way, DYLAN(for example) has done that to some of his own tunes. I WAS gonna post the original, but could only find covers on YT. But if you're familiar with "Maggie's Farm", then you'll notice how Dylan himself, changes it:


and then again---



I've seen him do this tune on TV several times on TV over the years and NEVER the same way TWICE!
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#2904658 - 01/25/18 10:11 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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I hear you, and agree somewhat. But only somewhat. wink. Sometimes, an extreme outlier gets you where it counts.

(Not always- again, see my dislike of JA’s version of “Sympathy for the Devil”.)

Most of us are probably familiar with Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”. It’s a classic. And some artists have...ummm...taken liberties...

Manfred Mann’s take is more of a typical 70’s rock opera version. Still recognizable, but clearly different. (Link is to the whole piece.)


Jimmy Smith, OTOH, does a nearly complete jazz deconstruction of it. The major themes are in there, but you have to listen closely. Some are only run through once or twice, in mere seconds, just to let the listener know that he did base his work on the original Prokofiev composition. (Link is to the whole piece.)


Now, while my Mom- a retired music teacher- would generally share Whitefang’s view of covers, and has no real deep love of jazz, Jimmy Smith’s recording was one of the ones she struggled hardest to find in CD format.
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#2904669 - 01/25/18 11:11 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Quote:
LOVE that "GAYAGEUN " style.

That's not a style but the instrument she's playing.
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#2904729 - 01/25/18 03:30 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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Sure, d. But I couldn't resist the satirical reference. wink
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#2904876 - 01/26/18 08:16 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Here's a particularly distinctive remake that, already inspired in it's basic genre mixing, goes through a couple other changes as it plays out.
Note the mood switch at 0:18 as the actual song & treatment becomes apparent, then the later one @2:25 as Toots kicks it up further w/his pocomanian invocation of Otis Redding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-2vUZ0Cdi8


A footnote is this variation on Toot's cover from another islander 1/2 the world away, who localizes the setting in his lyrics, as well as upping the blues harmony content.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZw5AC_re6I


Then we have Mr Ray Charles stepping in w/his cover of a cover of a cover...maintaining the reggae lilt but adding some gospel/R&B touches.
Dig the enthusiastic way he enunciates "moonshine" at 1:36 & that whole multi-layered rap over the track's finale (2:20 ~end).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umkNMafwT74


I'll end this with a perf by a 3rd set of islanders who make up for their lack of polish, I think, by their 21st C post-modern mashup conceptualism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq3MokMFbvI
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#2904978 - 01/26/18 02:39 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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I liked how the first two made it more personal by replacing West Virginia with their homeland. Clever, but not really new since I've heard some( no recording artists, but guys I know) do that with other locales.

For instance, one guy I knew sang it: "Almost Heaven, WEST PETOSKEY, " (City in northern MI, his hometown wink )
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#2905062 - 01/27/18 04:57 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Mostly known for his harmonica work, TOOTS also did some of this--


Then there's THIS guy...


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#2905690 - 01/29/18 04:53 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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A clutch of Beatlesteria....
Although of various levels of musicality (arranged in decreasing order) it should not be hard to find a variety of reasons these are of interest.

Jazzers sometimes tried to up the ante on The Beatles....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd6DTRywF7Q


...sometimes they simply gave their tunes a new slant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwk-cCzHQFE


This one places our fragile friend Pru in a place where she may be coming out to play w/Syd Barrett's "Emily".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6rrTROoZIw


Unlike Mr Domino's cover of McCartney's "Loverly Erita" grin , which was a natural fit, this one, from the quasi-Stax gtr intro to the revamp & re-positioning of the original song's coda to the middle [1:18~1:25] is just oddly unlikely.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNeSJVUxOkc


Here words simply fail. If ya wanna bypass the sloppy "acting" dial ahead to 0:55 & consider the world as it once was....(wait...it's still like that ?!?! HeadPop )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBg3tq4Hrx8
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#2905756 - 01/30/18 04:40 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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grin roll

As to the last clip, I asked for "covers"... not OBLITERATIONS! laugh
Although I'll bet the fab 4 got a giggle out of it. wink
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#2906020 - 01/31/18 08:22 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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I notice no mention thus far of a band which does only covers & has a whole lot of fun while doing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD5bUrZdc68
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#2906027 - 01/31/18 08:47 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Scott Fraser]
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idk
There are many bands that do that, SF.
As you know they mostly play the Holiday Inn circuit or in Branson, etc.

I suspect you've another up yer sleeve, though.
snax

Oh ?
He's posted a link under there ?
Eya...what's this then ?
The Leningrad Cowpokes ?
Sons & daughters of Darryl Rhodes & Dread Zep, are they ?
Izzat Uncle Fee Waybill, there in the corner ? facepalm

1993 ?!
Them cats still operating or they go broke from paying all the those extras ?
Final question: why'd the Dolly With The Blue Dress (Blue Dress, Blue Dress) Dolly With The Blue Dress On not have the winkle picker toes on her shoes ?

Truly though, thanks for bringing them to my attention like
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#2906127 - 01/31/18 03:12 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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The Leningrad COWBOYS? Ha!
I SURELY hope that ain't that dude's real hair! grin
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#2906136 - 01/31/18 04:19 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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....................................STEEL CAGE DEATH MATCH.................................................................

..................DREAD ZEP VS LENINGRAD COWPOKES...............................................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhZu6BQCW9U


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n17TjMqiOts


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GMgR2vkvtI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fd_Aisl8xI
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#2906213 - 01/31/18 10:58 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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For me, it isn’t even close. I would LOVE to see Leningrad Cowboys live in concert!

...but Dread Zeppelin reigns supreme! *





* Full disclosure: I’ve seen DZ 3 times, have a t-shirt, and most of their CDs. TORTELVIS FOREVER!!!
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#2906232 - 02/01/18 04:05 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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The only "cover/tribute" band I ever paid to see was the Canadian Beatles tribute band THE CAVERNERS.

They do a fine job of it....


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#2906798 - 02/03/18 09:02 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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& so ? idk
Does that mean y'coulda skipped the entire thread by posting that in the OP ? Python

The "McCartney" vox Caverner does do a good job.
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#2907011 - 02/04/18 04:36 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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Saw these guys twice. They are pretty good. They've even done a fairly decent job of playing "A Day In The Life".

If the thread WAS about cover BANDS, sure. I could have done that. But somewhere along the line( as typical with these kind of forums) it morphed into that and "tribute" bands.
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#2907304 - 02/05/18 05:39 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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OK, so back to business basics.

A fairly(IMO) different and new twist on this old tune---


Edited by whitefang (02/05/18 05:44 AM)
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#2907340 - 02/05/18 08:22 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Veruca Salt-from my long-lost hometown of Chicago. I liked `Seether`-coincidentally also the name of a South African band I liked even more.

Well here is one we played way back in my Taipei days. Why do I recommend it-well lyrical gender twists are not so new now, but this was clever-the original:



The cover:
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#2907356 - 02/05/18 09:09 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: skipclone 1]
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I hadn’t heard that cover of “My Sharona” nor the original of “Didn’t Mean to Turn You On”.

Good start to my day!
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#2907408 - 02/05/18 11:36 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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This one's not interesting so much as unlikely...interesting only insofar as it exists.

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#2907409 - 02/05/18 11:45 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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PRN shoulda done covered that song "Didn't Mean T'Turn Y'On"
Can you say convoluted ? grin
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#2907427 - 02/05/18 12:32 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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A Kraftwerk-style band doing “Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” would be marvelously incongruous.
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