Cover us in glory

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Numptyboi posted this 02 June 2015 - Last edited 02 June 2015

Not a produced cover as such, but this is worth a watch. Bonamassa and Randolph are in good form trying to cover the peerless Freddie.

 

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Mangobean posted this 02 June 2015 - Last edited 02 June 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

As someone who finds perfect music in a single human with a message and a wooden, acoustic guitar, I lament the addition of instruments, musicians and electricity.

I therefore find myself at the opposite end of the musical spectrum from Metal (Heavy or otherwise). If you're a fan of that type of music, you are wrong. Harsh, but true.

However, I've got the perfect cover album to bridge the musical gap between us. It's called What's Next to the Moon? by Mark Kozelek. Kozelek was the lead singer of the grammatically ambiguous Red House Painters - who I also have a soft spot for.

The album is a series of reimaginings (sorry) of early AC-DC songs with a folky feel. I love it. I'm afraid I don't even know the originals, so I'd love to know how any AC-DC fans feel about them. Horrified I would imagine. 

 

 

Thing is Bletch, you say if you're a fan of Metal etc. then you're wrong, yet you like the 'reimaginined' versions. You can't have one without the other really.

Although I am, and pretty much always have been, a rock/metal fan, that doesn't preclude me from enjoying all sorts of other music from Ska/Reggae to Jazz, punk, classical, Dance or whatever.

Metallica toured some years ago with the San Francisco Symphony orchestra performing their songs in a metal/classical mash-up that was an absolute masterstroke. I know Deep Purple/Rainbow's Richie Blackmore has also done this in the past. I personally, don't think there are many other genres that would work in that sense. That doesn't mean that genre is any better or worse than any other, but it does prove that one is not "wrong" to be a fan of it.

 

 

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BTripz posted this 02 June 2015 - Last edited 02 June 2015

Marvin Gayes cover of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" pretty much rocked

 

Ohio Saint posted this 02 June 2015

I love the Kinks original and Van Halen's in equal measure, even though I'm not at all keen on Van Halen in general. I think the new version is true to the original, but the extra licks really pump it up.

 

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Mangobean posted this 02 June 2015

This is better than the original from Wacko imo

 

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Mangobean posted this 02 June 2015

Prefer this version

 

 

Originally posted by Halo Stickman

Being a teenager through large parts of the seventies I was a fan of David Bowie; therefore, I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I much prefer Lulu's version of The Man Who Sold The World, mainly because of the saxophone.

 

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Halo Stickman posted this 02 June 2015

Yes, that is a nice cover, Mangobean.

But no sax. frown

Goatboy posted this 03 June 2015

Orange Juice do Al Green. What's not to like?

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KRG posted this 03 June 2015 - Last edited 03 June 2015

Along the lines of what Bletch was on about. One of my favourite covers, it really takes a cracking song, gives it a new feel and makes it feel almost unrecognisable from the original. 

 

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KRG posted this 03 June 2015

Few more for funsies:

 

 

 

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