odd cover tunes...

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  1. JasonK

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    I don't know why I thought of this, but I wanted to come up with a list of bands whose choice of cover tunes just made you go...Huh? For instance, my own personal favorite cover tune:
    1. Revolting Cocks - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy. - The first time I heard Al Jourgenson singing the refrain I couldn't stop laughing.
    2. Rod Stewart - Downtown Train - This is a cover of a Tom Waits tune. The only time Rod Stewart and Tom Waits will be mentioned in the same breath.
    3. ??? - 99 Luftballons. - Help me out guys, a band covered this Nena "classic" and I do not know who it is. ***Interesting sidenote: A friend of mine had a buddy who was a DJ for a local radio station for ONE DAY. He accidentally played this song (the original) 5 times in a row, uninterupted. He was then fired.
    I'd like to hear Primus cover Dead Man's Party by Danny Elfman.
    I'm curious as to what you guys have heard, or want to hear.
    Jason
     
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    I always wanted to hear Bob Dylan sing Sympathy for the Devil. I used to sing it, imitating Bob as best I could. Drove people nuts. [​IMG]
    The Ramones do the best cover tunes. Ever. Period.
    S.O.D.s version of Judas Priest's Diamonds and Rust sucks. Thankfully, it is short lived. [​IMG]
     
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    While searching through the CD racks one day, I found an unexpected gem: Queensryche's cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Scarborough Fair. It is really good!
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    Type O Negative a dark metal band covered
    Seals & Crofts' Summer Breeze & Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl
     
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    I knew it had to have come from somewhere else. Joan Baez?? Trippy. Now that you mention it, I can kind of hear that in the dark recesses of my mind. Forgot all about it.
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    Cake on Fashion Nuggets does both Donna Summers and Willie Nelson covers! There are a bunch of odd Willie Nelson covers on an album called "Twisted Willie". I have an album called "Lounge-a-polooza" which has a lounge version of "Black Hole Sun". I have an entire album of Moog Synthesiser versions of 'alt rock' songs like Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam and the like.
    I have a lot of odd covers. Helmet is great for covers. They do Bjorks "Army of Me" on the original M.O.M. album and also a cartoon theme song (Gigantor) on the Cartoon Theme Song cover album.
    Speaking of "Sympathy for the Devil" my favorite cover of that is a live version by Jane's Addiction which medley's into Lou Reed's "Rock n' Roll".
    I have a pile of Neil covers including an all Bluegrass cover album. I mentioned Rage Against the Machine did an all cover album, with some less then obvious choices. I have a version of "Dead Hommies" done by the Supersuckers which is pretty cool.
    One odd one, is the Dayglow Abortions doing "I write the songs".
    I know a lot of covers, thats just a few off the top of my head first thing in the morning.
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    Back in 1997, Pat Boone released an album called "Pat Boone in a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy". Here's the track listing:
    1. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
    2. Smoke On The Water
    3. It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N Roll)
    4. Panama
    5. No More Mr. Nice Guy
    6. Love Hurts
    7. Enter Sandman
    8. Holy Diver
    9. Paradise City
    10. The Wind Cries Mary
    11. Crazy Train
    12. Stairway To Heaven
    And please note that I had to go to CDNow.com to look this up! I haven't had the "pleasure" of hearing these tracks myself. [​IMG] Although, as a long time GN'R fan, Pat's cover of Paradise City beckons. . . [​IMG]
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    If you guys like the crazy covers, check out Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. This is really great stuff. Also check out The Papillomas doing Loverboys "Workin' For The Weekend" on their "Corolla" CD(shameless personal plug [​IMG] )
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    Didn't Marilyn Manson do a Eurhytmics tune?
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer covered lots of classical stuff. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was silly, but it was always fun. They added original music and vocals to Mussourgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition. They re-did the Nutcracker Suite as the NutRocker. And of course, Aaron Copeland's Hoedown.
    No discussion of covers is complete without mentioning the king of covers, Joe Cocker.
    Transatlantic does a neat Beatles medley on their new live album.
    How 'bout Frank Zappa? On the 1988 tour, he performed Beatles songs but substituted the lyrics for ones about Jimmy Swaggart. After an audience member yelled out, "Whipping Post!" during a concert, the band learned it and released it.
     
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    Devo's cover of "Satisfaction" is certainly unique.
    R.E.M. covered Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" and the disco classic (and overplayed) "I Will Survive" on fan club 45s. Don't forget their version of "Wichita Lineman" on one of their singles.
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    here's a motley crew..... Circa 1990, new Elektra artists covering old elektra artists....
    http://www.geocities.com/chapmanist/rubaiyat.html
    Disc 1 :
    1. The Cure (Hello I Love You by the Doors)
    2. Tracy Chapman (House of the Rising Sun, traditional, Glenn Yarbrough) 3. Billy Bragg (Seven & Seven Is by Love)
    4. Jevetta Steele (I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing by New Seekers)
    5. Gipsy Kings (Hotel California by the Eagles)
    6. The Black Velvet Band (Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon)
    7. The Sugarcubes (with Bjork) (Motorcycle Mama by Sailcat)
    8. Shinehead (One Meatball by Josh White)
    9. The Havalinas (Bottle of Wine by Tom Paxton)
    10. Pixies (Born in Chicago by Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
    11. Faster Pussycat (You're So Vain by Carly Simon)
    12. Kronos Quartet (Marquee Moon by Television, Tom Verlaine's band)
    13. Phoebe Snow (Get Ourselves Together by Delaney & Bonnie)
    14. Happy Mondays (who later became Black Grape) (Tokoloshe Man by John Kongos)
    15. Ernie Isley (Let's Go by the Cars with Ric Ocasek)
    16. Lynch Mob (Going Down by Don Nix & the Alabama State Troupers)
    17. Ambitious Lovers (A Little Bit of Rain by Fred Neil)
    18. Anita Baker (You Belong to Me by Carly Simon)
    19. Howard Jones (Road to Cairo by David Ackles)
    Disc 2 :
    1. The Big F (Kick Out the Jams by MC5)
    2. The Georgia Satellites (Almost Saturday Night / Rockin' All Over the World by John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival)
    3. Sara Hickman (Hello, I Am Your Heart by Dennis Linde)
    4. Teddy Pendergrass (I'd Like to Make It with You by Bread)
    5. Linda Ronstadt (The Blacksmith, traditional, Kathy & Carol)
    6. Bill Frisell / Robin Holcomb / Wayne Horvitz (Going Going Gone by Bob Dylan)
    7. Jackson Browne (First Girl I Loved by Incredible String Band)
    8. 10,000 Maniacs (These Days by Jackson Browne)
    9. Metallica (Stone Cold Crazy by Queen)
    10. Danny Gatton (Apricot Brandy by Rhinoceros)
    11. Shaking Family (Union Man by The Cate Brothers)
    12. They Might Be Giants (One More Parade by Phil Ochs)
    13. Howard Hewett (I Can't Tell You Why by the Eagles)
    14. Leaders of the New School (Mt. Airy Groove by Pieces of a Dream)
    15. Shirley Murdock (You Brought the Sunshine by The Clark Sisters)
    16. John Eddie (Inbetween Days by the Cure)
    17. The Beautiful South (Love Wars by Womack & Womack)
    18. Michael Feinstein (Both Sides Now by Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell)
    19. John Zorn (TV Eye) (T.V. Eye by The Stooges, Iggy Pop, Iggy and the Stooges)
    20. The Cure (Hello, I Love You, slight return, by the Doors.
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    My two favorite recent weird covers are Dynamite Hack doing "Boyz in the Hood" a year or so ago and the more recent Alien Ant Farm doing MJ's "Smooth Criminal". [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Ministry doing the Dead, "Friend of the Devil" in concert at Neil Young's Bridge Benefit, available on CD.
    I saw a celtic band doing a cover of this in a bar in Ottawa, I was so shocked I got up from my seat walked over to front of the stage caught the attention of the mandolin player and we had a moment.
    Shouts out to The Papillomas booster us Islanders got to stick together, even if I am displaced...
    I saw the Supersuckers, during a country set do a version of "Breaking the Law" complete with disco ball twirling that was well recieved, much more so then there encore cover of "Help me make it through the night".
    A well known, at least in the UK 'odd' cover is "Wonder Wall" lounge style by Mike Flowers Pops. The album also has a Doors cover, a Prince cover, and a Medley of Velvet Underground covers.
    Extra bonus Bridge benefit cover, Metallica on accoustic instuments with John Popper sitting in doing "Tuesday's Gone" by Skynard. Not available legally on CD but the bootleggers have it...
    Muskie
    Favorite Supersuckers cover done live is "Get it on" by Turbo Negro, I was so impressed I hunted down the Turbo Negro album while in Europe...
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    And no one has mentioned William Shatner covering "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" ?????
    Or how about Van Halen covering the Kinks "You Really Got Me".... and then the Kinks putting this harder-rock version on their live album complete with a pseudo-"Eruption" intro....
     
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    A few from my collection....
    Stanley Brothers /Hank Ballard's Finger Poppin' Time
    Jerry Lee Lewis /1st Edition's Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
    Led Zeppelin / Joan Baez’s version of Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
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    Bill Shatner covering Lucy In The Sky....????
    Do you think I just fell off the turnip truck? Next you'll be telling me he recorded Mr. Tambourine Man

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