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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Consigliere_11 » 27 Feb 2016, 22:46

St. Vincent's cover of "Emotional Rescue" is on repeat for me the last couple of days (I mentioned the track in "Now listening" thread): http://youtu.be/vOzC_q4357c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Damn the sound is sexy! She made a step in the right direction with the S/T and I have some high hopes for a new record this or next year after listening to this cover!
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 27 Feb 2016, 23:03

Consigliere_11 wrote:St. Vincent's cover of "Emotional Rescue" is on repeat for me the last couple of days (I mentioned the track in "Now listening" thread): http://youtu.be/vOzC_q4357c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Damn the sound is sexy! She made a step in the right direction with the S/T and I have some high hopes for a new record this or next year after listening to this cover!

Wow...thanks for sharing that one! Never heard of her before and yes it's such a seductive sound!

Here's another interesting cover.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9V7tAlpzoY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 02 Mar 2016, 01:46

Another classic cover, The Jam doing David Watts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tLIZsijVwg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 02 Mar 2016, 02:04

AdvertBreak wrote:Another classic cover, The Jam doing David Watts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tLIZsijVwg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I enjoy that one, thanks for posting.. haven't heard it in quite some time...

And Consigliere_11, I still love that "Emotional Rescue" cover!


Let me see... this is another great cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0MZ5a5hmD0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 03 Mar 2016, 02:51

Here's my mate doing a cover of the annoying Defectors jingle for my youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KWISRs1a8I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kinda pointless really

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 03 Mar 2016, 03:57

Foo Fighters kicked arse here on this following cover! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO1qcWa6blQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 04 Mar 2016, 07:12

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:the Kinks...after the AmericaN ban, they became bigger here in the States than they were in the UK (mainly in the later 70s). I have always compared/contrasted the Beach Boys and the Kinks from 1967-1973, beyond just having brothers in the band, beyond the main creative influences having respective mental breakdowns, but the direction in sound they took, pretty intriguing!
I am not sure why The Kinks faded from the UK charts after 1972. They had gained a new record deal but Ray Davies was prone to depression.

I also suspect that, as far as the UK was concerned, the interest was moved on to other emerging artists.
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 04 Mar 2016, 12:39

Mallard No. 22 wrote:
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:the Kinks...after the AmericaN ban, they became bigger here in the States than they were in the UK (mainly in the later 70s). I have always compared/contrasted the Beach Boys and the Kinks from 1967-1973, beyond just having brothers in the band, beyond the main creative influences having respective mental breakdowns, but the direction in sound they took, pretty intriguing!
I am not sure why The Kinks faded from the UK charts after 1972. They had gained a new record deal but Ray Davies was prone to depression.

I also suspect that, as far as the UK was concerned, the interest was moved on to other emerging artists.
I believe the reason the Kinks popularity might have faded in the UK was their overall musical direction in the early 70s was one American oriented. Also, the climate had changed with all those heavier bands emerging onto the scene....IE Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Legless Owl » 06 Mar 2016, 18:29

I've never understood why This Mortal Coil's cover of Mr Somewhere got more successful than the original version by The Apartments which is much more intense and touching.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 07 Mar 2016, 20:43

Legless Owl wrote:I've never understood why This Mortal Coil's cover of Mr Somewhere got more successful than the original version by The Apartments which is much more intense and touching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6DdOsb60pE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Yeah...sometimes it baffles me why some prefer the cover over the original.... in one case is the following:

The cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFsHSHE-iJQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Perhaps Gary Jule's version is more emotional... I just don't know.. look at the staggering margin in views alone!
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Legless Owl » 07 Mar 2016, 21:01

King louie:
Funny that, I had the same example in mind when I posted about the Apartments!

Mad world (the original version, that's it) has been a favourite of mine since I was a kid (was born in 83 and apparently, I already liked new wave when I was a toddler, lol).

Don't get me wrong, when I first heard Gary Jules cover (thought it was in the movie Donnie Darko), I thought he had done a good job and that the piano was great in it, but I found his voice a bit boring and his cover is really nowhere as good as the original.

I love the rythm in the original, the very singular way Curt Smith sings it... It's powerful and much more emotional than Gary Jules. I don't know, I think he's really convincing, he really conveys his disarray, his angst... It's just amazing.
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Consigliere_11 » 07 Mar 2016, 23:13

I heard Gary Jules's version of Mad World on the radio some time ago.. What a wonderful cover - I do not feel that the original sounds right compared to cover :lol: I love playing this on piano from time to time - simple, but strong song.
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 08 Mar 2016, 02:39

Legless Owl wrote:King louie:
Funny that, I had the same example in mind when I posted about the Apartments!

Mad world (the original version, that's it) has been a favourite of mine since I was a kid (was born in 83 and apparently, I already liked new wave when I was a toddler, lol).

Don't get me wrong, when I first heard Gary Jules cover (thought it was in the movie Donnie Darko), I thought he had done a good job and that the piano was great in it, but I found his voice a bit boring and his cover is really nowhere as good as the original.

I love the rythm in the original, the very singular way Curt Smith sings it... It's powerful and much more emotional than Gary Jules. I don't know, I think he's really convincing, he really conveys his disarray, his angst... It's just amazing.

Yeah... I've loved the entire " the Hurting" album since it initially was released as well (I was around 6), but "Mad World" isn't actually my fave track... that belongs to "Pale Shelter"....But anyways.... Jules didn't capture the raw/sheer emotion that Curt did... perhaps the instrument arrangement might have lead others to prefer his to Tears for Fears..other than that.. or they not completely aware that the original actually exists! :lol:

I agree w/you Consigliere_11..... both are somewhat polar extremes.....
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 08 Mar 2016, 02:40

I really liked Michael Andrews and Gary Jules' Mad World when it was in the run up for Christmas number 1 in 2003. I wanted it to win over The Darkness' Christmas Time, and I was probably the most weird 6 year old in the country for wanting that haha.

However, I've liked it less since its soundtracked every sad moment in a TV show or poignant public information film ever since. Partly because its an uninspired song choice, partly because I'm tired of hearing it. Although I guess those two intertwine.

The original is a classic no doubt. I've never got sick of it.

The Housemartins' Caravan of Love, a classic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehfiQd7lcPY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 10 Mar 2016, 08:02

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:I believe the reason the Kinks popularity might have faded in the UK was their overall musical direction in the early 70s was one American oriented. Also, the climate had changed with all those heavier bands emerging onto the scene....IE Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
Yes, I think you are probably right. The UK music industry was moving on from 60s acts, unless they fully embraced heavy rock (as per The Who).

Re: 'Mad World' - prefer the Tears For Fears version, which I liked when it first came out.

As AB says, the Gary Jules version has become a bit of a cliched sad song.
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