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    Enough with the Nazi doom metal!
    I only mentioned the Type O- cover as an excuse to segue into some silly party music by some quirky old Maryland bands.
    Too bad I couldn't find decent clips of The Hula Monsters (not the west coast HMs) or the Grandsons of the Pioneers (not the Australian GotP).
    Rumba Club is a great Baltimore-based Latin jazz band that's been going for 28 years, and the All Mighty Senators have been funking it up since 1988.
    They don't play many cover tunes, though.
    Guess we'll have to settle for this.
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    Heard a nice live version on Nick Spitzer's American Roots tonight, but can't find it.
    The audio on this one is not bad, although Del flubs a line near the end (sings "head-headed girl").
    The "high lonesome" Bluegrass sound- a perfect setting for a song about the death of an outlaw!

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    Just heard this playing over the closing credits of the "cover version" of the Manchurian Candidate.

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    SERIOUSLY? JEAN? Are you kidding me? CRAP! Mike.

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    I agree, that Sucks!


    This one doesn't.

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    I've heard teenage garage bands cover Rush better than that crap... WOW. Just... no words - should have sent a poet. A very angry pissed off poet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    I agree, that Sucks!

    This one doesn't.
    I agree, CCR's original version doesn't suck. But it's not a COVER TUNE.

    The original version of The Manchurian Candidate (with Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, et al) doesn't suck.

    The remake of The Manchurian Candidate (with Denzel Washington, Jon Voight, Meryl Streep, et al) sucks.

    The Wyclef Jean cover of Fortunate Son is a perfect FIT for the Denzel Washington remake of The Manchurian Candidate. Because they BOTH suck.


    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Thomas View Post
    A very angry pissed off poet.
    I would say "very angry pissed off" perfectly conveys the tone of the lyrics.
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    There have been plenty of covers that suck in this thread.
    None of them have got this kind of hate though, is it something about Wyclef in particular?
    I only like him because of 'Bubblegoose' on Southpark's Chef Aid.
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    I've heard covers that are musically over the head of the covering artist. I've heard covers that were poorly executed on a spur-of-the-moment. I've heard covers that were ruined in spirit because the whole point was missed. But this? This is. "WTF are you thinking, and who do you think you are? Go cover some Kanye or something!" And last time I checked, successful Haitians were not being conscripted in the Vietnam Nam war...

    While I don't believe that the song is so "sacred" that it could never be done well, there are some things from history that deserve at least a modicum of honor and respect. This makes about as much sense as a politician using "Born In The USA" as a campaign song. Oh, wait... well. I guess we know who's running for POTUS in four years. Dammit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Thomas View Post
    I've heard covers that were ruined in spirit because the whole point was missed.
    Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman" comes to mind. So . . . where's the HOOK, Lenny? And it was still a hit with the hook missing, go figure. (put forehead-slapping smiley thing here.)

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    Here's another controversial contribution.
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    Free associating:

    David Draiman trained as a cantor.
    Postmodern Jukebox does a klezmer version of Talk Dirty.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvEWNlcefAw

    But their cover of Creep is better.

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    I'm a big fan of Ben Sidran. He started out playing keyboards in Steve Miller's band (or maybe just playing on his first few albums), and eventually went off on his own. Sidran owes much to the late Mose Allison, adopting a similarly light touch and similar vocal style. About a decade back, he released an album of Dylan cover tunes called Dylan Different. Here's his version of Highway 61 Revisited.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KFTbqz_6pGI
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    Postmodern Jukebox does a klezmer version of Talk Dirty.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvEWNlcefAw

    But their cover of Creep is better.
    Wow she can really sing!
    Here is a rather tedious Prince cover of Creep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb View Post
    Free associating:

    David Draiman ...
    More free associating:
    David Draiman: Lena Yada (yowza )
    Lena Yada: professional tandem surfer
    Bill Frisell covers 'surfer girl'


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmartn149 View Post
    I don't even like this band much. But I sure like their cover of this tune. The singers voice just seemed generic against the backdrop of pop metal when he sings predominantly in that genre. But this rendition of this song, IMHO, proves the guy can really blow.
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    Woohoo, Free Bird(s) !!!
    I don't know who the band is.
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    St Vincent Digs A Pony

    The thread about 80's DiMarzios, real & fake, got me to thinkin' about those guitar twangers who get great sounds out of oddball instruments. Like T-Bone Walker, David Lindley, and for today's video, St. Vincent covers a Beatles tune on her funky 60's Harmony. I know Annie's havin' a little fun with us, because she can shred with the best of 'em! Bah, shredding, everybody's doing it now, big deal. When you break out an old chestnut, that's entertainment!

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    I always liked this song, and this video is pretty funny.

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    Re: "Guitar Man"
    I get a message "The uploader has not made this video available in your country."
    This link works for me. (EDIT: I couldn't find one with the Vevo video.)





    When I saw the title "Guitar Man", this is what immediately came to mind.
    A Cake cover of this tune would really be funny.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gk85_TIT_w

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb View Post
    Re: "Guitar Man"
    I get a message "The uploader has not made this video available in your country."
    This link works for me. (EDIT: I couldn't find one with the Vevo video.)
    Does this one work for you?
    https://www.vevo.com/watch/cake/the-...n/USSM21601742
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    Quote Originally Posted by g1 View Post
    Nope.
    Oops! How Embarrassing...
    We don't have permission to stream this video in your location. Please choose another video from our massive library.
    Oh well. I'm sure it wasn't as good as their Duane Eddy cover.

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    When you can bring the songwriters to tears, you know you've done something right. The choir at the end makes it for me.

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