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Re: cover versions: best and worst?

Post by simplethings » Wed Feb 09, 2011 22:38

There was an International Pop Underground release of Built to Spill playing By the Way (Heavenly) and Marine Research playing Sick & Wrong (BTS). These are some of my favorite covers, as it is just an odd trade that worked very well.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:21

REM fed through the mincer. Corruscating, scabby and ace;



From the same warped genius, of course, that brought you this 18 months or so later;



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Re: cover versions: best and worst?

Post by Damian » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:30

Schneider TM's version of 'There Is a Light That Never Goes out' is one of my favourite covers ever. It works so well.



Oh and We Will Become Silhouettes by The Shins (covering the postal service) may well be the bestest cover ever.


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Post by sideponytail » Sat Feb 12, 2011 19:15

simplethings wrote:There was an International Pop Underground release of Built to Spill playing By the Way (Heavenly) and Marine Research playing Sick & Wrong (BTS). These are some of my favorite covers, as it is just an odd trade that worked very well.
This is one of my favorite IPU releases! Both sides work perfectly & I always loved the artwork for the sleeve, too.

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Re: cover versions: best and worst?

Post by oldgreentieon » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:42

Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor's cover, from the days when the pop charts were bloody brilliant.

Worst cover ever might be The Kitchen doing Sonic Youth's 100%, at The Underworld, 19/06/2003. Awful.

Lots of stuff on the Play Some Pool Skip Some School Act Real Cool pop tribute to Bruce Springsteen CD is amazing.

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:11

oldgreentieon wrote: Lots of stuff on the Play Some Pool Skip Some School Act Real Cool pop tribute to Bruce Springsteen CD is amazing.
Yea, that Eux Autres song almost makes me want to listen to Springsteen. Almost.


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Post by graysonscolumn » Thu Jul 14, 2011 13:10

oldgreentieon wrote: Worst cover ever might be The Kitchen doing Sonic Youth's 100%, at The Underworld, 19/06/2003. Awful.
Is that the same The Kitchen that was Manda Rin and her then husband Ryan (I think it was) out of Discount? They had a crack at 100%? Lordy.

Truth be told, I wasn't that keen on Le Tigre's stab at I'm So Excited when we saw them live in Bristol. Just didn't seem to bring anything to the song - a very ordinary rendering of it.

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Jul 14, 2011 14:25

graysonscolumn wrote:Truth be told, I wasn't that keen on Le Tigre's stab at I'm So Excited when we saw them live in Bristol. Just didn't seem to bring anything to the song - a very ordinary rendering of it.

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Re: cover versions: best and worst?

Post by Concrete » Thu Jul 14, 2011 20:01

I didn't catch who was doing it, but on the radio this afternoon I heard a cover of "One Big Family" by Embrace. Needless to say, it pisses all over the Embrace version while still failing to achieve any kind of quality itself.

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Re: cover versions: best and worst?

Post by simonbrew » Wed Dec 28, 2011 13:27

Dont really like placebo, but i do enjoy this cover of robert palmers hit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOF2T20O8E
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Re: cover versions: best and worst?

Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Jan 03, 2012 21:20

The covers EP which comes with the Veronica Falls album (if bought in the right shop) achieves the hitherto unachievable by making Eurythmics' Thorn in my Side beautiful and enjoyable. Yes.

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Re: cover versions: best and worst?

Post by noLooking » Thu May 08, 2014 11:18

This is stunning. Obviously, this song was a bit after their time, but if the Australians can do this, I'm sure St. Winifred's could have got something like this together with 'Spectre Vs Rector' by The Fall if they'd really tried.


And some other good ones, whilst I'm about it.






Almost forgot this one

That'll do for now.

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Re: cover versions: best and worst?

Post by bullyhuff » Thu May 22, 2014 19:14

Just came across this:

Quite possibly better than REM's version. Which is saying something!

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