Noteworthy remakes and covers (music)

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  1. Servetus

    Servetus New Member

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    In another musical thread, (member) radarmark referred to Nina Simone’s recording Bob Dylan songs, and I thought, for those who might like to play, we could post interesting covers, or remakes, here, in this thread. For instance, in this musical clip, a little-known but talented indie band, The Last Town Chorus, slide along their steel guitar and do a slowed, emotionally charged version of Bowie’s “Modern Love.” Here it is:

    "Modern Love" The Last Town Chorus
     
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    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    This, while it might not be transmitted, is the sound of me giving Bjork a standing ovation (and, at the same time, laughing out loud). That was entertaining! I somehow knew that the singer who blew my mind with her song "Regina" (when she was with the Sugarcubes) would not in this case disappoint and she did not.
     
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    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Can we post noteworthily horrible covers that gut the originals? If so, I nominate Judas Priest's evisceration of Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac's Green Manalishi! :eek:
     
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    Good adverb. In this thread, let's just say that anything goes!

    You are shameless! Correction: you are delightfully shameless. It's funny you should say that because, when I first posted The Last Town Chorus's remake of Modern Love, I almost posted your remake of Cat People. I held off, however, on the hunch that you would do exactly as you have -I won't say predictably- done.

    I might mention, as well, that, if we want to add a scratch and sniff dimension to this thread by recommending colognes and perfumes to go with the selected pieces of music (though it wouldn't be mandatory, of course), I would suggest, given your addition of vampire vocals, that listeners wear a necklace of garlic before clicking on your scary remake of an already scary Bowie song.
     
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    O Lord yes. Murdered.

    (scent: patchouli)
     
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    It is worse, but not by far, than Flaming Lips and Cat Power doing a live, mangled, though fun, version of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs:"

    Flaming Lips & Cat Power

    In this case, and if only because Ozzy Osbourne is rumored, or would that be rumoured, to use it (at least he has good taste in some things), the scent is definitely the amazing Czech & Speake No. 88
     
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    The Pet Shop Boys; Go West.

    [youtube]zYWXkPl5HrY[/youtube]

    (live in London)
     
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    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Ok, a little background here. Here in Seattle, metal is a tradition. So is good music. So is cheeky humor. As could obviously be predicted, we love to poke fun at the heavy metal fluffs known as Judas Priest.

    Here we have a local group, Supersuckers, covering Judas Priest's Breaking the Law, tongue firmly in cheek. :p

    Supersuckers - Breaking The Law (Judas Priest) - YouTube

    scent: bubblegum :D
     
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    Cole Porter said anything goes. To the extent that I ever really did grow up, I did so further down the coast, in San Francisco, with a whole rainbow color of at times decidedly off-color friends, and must here post Lady Gaga’s grandmother (in a metaphysical rather than physical sense, that is, because I suspect that neither of them is capable of bearing children), friend of Bowie, muse of Salvador Dali and glory girl -although that point is arguable- of the ‘70’s (ahem) demimonde, Amanda Lear, doing a remake of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made for Walking.”

    (Think of me as Dan Ackroyd doing Leonard Pinth-Garnell, introducing this not as “Bad Ballet,” but, rather, Bad Disco (lol):

    Amanda Lear "These Boots Are Made For Walking"

    scent: umm, lavender, heavy lavender, even for a bloke who doesn’t want to follow Amanda Lear’s example, and that would be:

    Caron Pour un Homme
     
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    Thank you. I enjoyed that.

    Feeling a bit naturally somber, here is Roy Harper’s original “Another Day.” I notice that his lyric, “she offers me, Tibetan tea, on a flower tray,” is reminiscent of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne,” wherein she “feeds him tea and oranges that come all the way from China” and I would not be surprised if the one lyric inspired the other:

    Roy Harper (Another Day)

    Here, then, is one of the reigning, though lately reticent, voices from the ether, Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil), doing it again:

    This Mortal Coil (Another Day)

    Because it is all so hippie era, I will stay with Snoopy’s patchouli, but add tobacco and, of course, mary wanna, and that, minus the mary wanna, leads me to Domenico Caraceni 1913
     
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    It is time -in fact, past time- to remind the participants that one of our talented members, Etu Malku, has done a fine remix of David Bowie's "Cat People." Find it here:

    http://www.tarkhem.com
     
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    By the middle of December, the constant playing of traditional carols in stores (& seemingly, every where else I go) is enough to drive me to screaming rages. It's become a tradition for me to search out unusual covers of holiday songs & force my loved ones to listen to them at family Christmases.

    Here's a reggae cover of "Feliz Navidad" which, in spite of the title, is not done by Bob Marley.

    Bob Marley- Feliz Navidad - YouTube
     
  18. Servetus

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    Here's a catchy, grass-smokin' (blue grass, that is, and banjoed) version of Neil Young's "For the Turnstiles" by The Be Good Tanyas.

    Dig it (and Frazey Ford) =======>right here
     
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    The classical "Hall of The Mountain King" covered by Apocalyptica

    [youtube]zf2aIVKp1OY[/youtube]
     
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    I love the string quartet as a musical vehicle and I also am able to 'get one's rocks off' to Slayer... But I'm not sure about the transposition or execution here...(still, interesting notion)

    [youtube]XyochL-025o[/youtube]
     

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