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Samantha

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009, 03:20:03 pm »
Wait...Stagger Lee isn't really a cover.  That's a bit of a stretch.

Venerable Bede

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 03:22:00 pm »
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azaghal1981

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 04:06:20 pm »
True. I guess it's more of a re-telling than a cover. The Furry Lewis version on that People Take Warning comp is awesome, too.


Wait...Stagger Lee isn't really a cover.  That's a bit of a stretch.
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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 04:16:20 pm »
Wait...Stagger Lee isn't really a cover.  That's a bit of a stretch.
How do you figure?

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009, 04:23:10 pm »
It uses the same story as a bunch of other songs but as far as I know, the Cave version is completely different lyrically and musically from any of the others.
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chaz

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2009, 04:32:47 pm »
Anyone remember the "best remixes" thread???

Samantha

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2009, 04:39:31 pm »
Yeah, it's a retelling of a classic story, there's lots of Stagger/Stack/Stag-o Lee songs.  I think it's supposed to be based on other writings but it's still mostly original.  I believe.  I mean, show me another version of Nick Cave's Stagger Lee, and prove me wrong...

It's kind of like calling Johnny Cash's Delia a cover.

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2009, 04:54:33 pm »
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Bombay Chutney

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2009, 05:08:51 pm »
This is an interesting covers cd:

"Don't Know When I'll be Back Again"
http://exoticfever.com/music.php?task=showrelease&id=6

Death Cab, Beauty Pill, Ted Leo, Enon and a bunch of others covering Vietnam-era classic rock tracks.

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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2009, 05:13:13 pm »
Death Cab, Beauty Pill, Ted Leo, Enon and a bunch of others covering Vietnam-era classic rock tracks.

The Death Cab cover is pretty interesting - "Fortunate Son."  I wouldn't have expected Ben Gibbard to be able to pull it off....and it turns out he didn't.  Sean Nelson from Harvey Danger fronts the band.  Sort of a "meh" version, but an interesting idea, if nothing else.

http://hypem.com/#/track/484664/Death+Cab+For+Cutie-Cover,+Fortunate+Son

chaz

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2009, 05:14:02 pm »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagger_Lee
Yeah i read the same article....

guess it's not really a cover...but i really want a redux of the remix thread so lets fight about it.

It is too a cover.  You'll never convince me otherwise.
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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2009, 05:16:24 pm »
Death Cab doing "Fortunate Son"?  Ugh.

[EDIT] Just listened thanks to callat's link.  Whew...at least they didn't let Gibbard sing it.  That song needs BALLS, not a singer that sounds like he was born without them.

This is an interesting covers cd:

"Don't Know When I'll be Back Again"
http://exoticfever.com/music.php?task=showrelease&id=6

Death Cab, Beauty Pill, Ted Leo, Enon and a bunch of others covering Vietnam-era classic rock tracks.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2009, 05:18:50 pm by nkotb »

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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2009, 07:53:38 pm »
everybody knows the best cover of all time is dinosaur jr doing quicksand.  and a close second is sinead doing prince's nothing compares to u, followed by the clash's i fought the law.

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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2009, 09:13:53 am »

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Re: The Best Covers
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2011, 04:11:56 pm »
dunno if this is the best cover, but it is easily the funniest i've heard in a long while:

Jeff Tweedy performs the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3PRmu0tr6k
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