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Best cover songs

Discussion in 'Personal' started by coffeekid, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Not my favourite Tourists track but it did get them on the map I suppose
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  2. miranda-s

    miranda-s Occasional commenter

    Another of those oft-covered songs - I always thought Elvis Costello did the original, but I recently found out that although he wrote the lyrics, it was first released by Robert Wyatt and then by Costello a year later. Which one should be classed as the cover, I wonder?
    Anyway, I really like this version that Suede recorded for the HELP album that was released in the mid 90s in aid of the Warchild charity during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. It was a great album with some original tracks and some interesting covers of all sorts of songs by some excellent bands, well worth a listen if you haven't heard it.

    Sinead O'Connor's cover of Ode to Billy Joe was another of my favourites from the same album - it really gives me goosebumps.
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  4. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    George Michael ‘s version of ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me ‘ - sublime
  5. VersusSR

    VersusSR New commenter

    My favorite
  6. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

  7. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    And Mark Romanek's video is a great work of art.
  8. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Dylan wrote it, Fairport Convention covered it, Sandy Denny's vocals still give me goosebumps…
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  9. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Can you cover your own songs? Plant and Page remade a Led Zeppelin classic and made it even better...watch till the end if you want to see some musicians really enjoying what they do.
  10. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    I love this Patti Smith version...
  11. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Original...which most people have never heard.

    Cover...which many more people have.
  12. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    (For older readers, the third one is a cover of that young Ariana Grande lass.)
  13. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Anybody going to Cropredy this year?
  14. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    I’ve just become aware of Deep Purple’s cover of Help. It seems much more in keeping with the lyrics; and apparently John Lennon wanted it played slower than the Beatles did:

  15. siege

    siege New commenter

    Eric Bogle brilliant; but so is Shane McGowan

    The Pogues The band played waltzing matilda

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