Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by IainC, Nov 1, 2012.
It makes me disappointed in the world that this hasn't been posted yet.
For anyone who wants to get pumped up for tomorrow's (US) election:
Husker Du twofer
This is my favorite cover all time, probably.
I've always loved the original, and Garbage covers it even better.
PROG COVER WOO
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs actually did a bunch of awesome covers together along these lines. Couple more:
And not very obscure, but I've always loved his Cortez the Killer; here is a live version with the Indigo Girls for some reason:
Galaxie 500 covering New Order's Ceremony. Galaxie 500 was the starting point for my exploration of 80's underground/indie/whatever; their entire catalogue is a personal Big Deal, and this is one of their more affecting songs:
More Galaxie 500! Their cover of Jonathan Rickman's Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste probably more well known than the original (from their Peel Sessions EP/collection):
The Lucksmiths covering The Magnetic Fields' Deep Sea Diving Suit. It's a little on the cute side, but I dig it:
Aphex Twin fans, take note:
It would never, in a million years, occur to me to attempt an Aphex Twin beat on a real drum kit.
Yeah, I think Dave King is one of the few drummers who could make that work. The album version of their cover is closer to the original; on this live gig he's improvising more within their own interpretation. Strangely enough, this kind of breakbeat-style drumming is similar to the approach they took when arranging Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" for a piano / bass / drums trio.
I've just discovered the existence of the Achtung Baby covers CD "AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered" (Wikipedia article with track listing) which includes that Garbage cover, and wanted to link to Jack White's cover of Love is Blindness:
An oldie, but a goodie. Which I can't embed for some reason :-(
Can a thing be more metal than The Unforgiven played on Cello? I submit that it cannot:
Always liked the Sisters of Mercy cover of Gimme Shelter (alas not available on Spotify):
I'd put Diane Birch's awesome cover of This Corrosion to go with it, but I can't find it on the Intertube anywhere, except on iTunes. Worth the $1 though!
Aw.... I thought this was the thread where I could discuss this cover:
I've been told to take my weak shit here...so...
I actually think this almost makes it, but ultimately the growlvocal is buried (heh) too low and it gets repetitive. Still kinda interesting. (its a cover of Kids by MGMT btw).
Here's a cover that I like better than the original -
One of my few pretensions to "but I liked it back when no one did" things is the non-single tracks from Achtung Baby. No one obviously excepting present company.
So much better than the original.
I don't think we can embed stuff from soundcloud here, right?
So here is a cover of Kraftwerk's Das Modell. I like it.
And before I forget here's my all time favorite cover.
El Michaels Affair covers Wu Tang Clan. Smooth like Butter.
Also - the underrated Grace Jones (with the help of Sly and Robby)
Boris covering Sometimes from Yellow Loveless, a My Bloody Valentine tribute album.
I guess all of these versions of a turn of the true cime folk song can be considered "covers"
dig on that integrated audience getting down to a gruesome tale of murder
Taj Mahal -
Nick Cave turns the song into a version of "The Aristocrats"
Can't believe I didn't think to post this before.
I don't know that there's ever been such a perfect match between a band and an existing song that someone else wrote.
If you enjoy covers AV Club's Undercover has started its fourth year. Not every band does a mindblowing cover, but there have been some great performances in the last two years. Two of my favorites are Grouplove covering Party Hard and The Promise Ring doing the best version of Rumor Has It.
That entire AV Club feature was worth it just to hear They Might Be Giants do "Tubthumpin'" and for GWAR's version of "Carry On My Wayward Son".
for those of you interested, I know I was.
(I make judgements on people on whether or not they like "birdhouse in your soul"
I enjoyed this cover and am making it through the rest of them now. Man how have I not gone to this avclub site before!
That TMbG cover is also in the second post of this thread.
Young the Giant's cover of Ignition (Remix) was absolutely awesome and remains my favourite of the Undercover bands.
Two Sisters covers:
Lambchop with This Corrosion
Dstroid with Lucretia
Strap in, kids: The mighty Melvins, sludge rock gods, have unleashed a cover album. Not just a cover album, mind you, but a whole Pin-Ups style thing where they pick songs that influenced them, and then got a bunch of their friends to sing 'em. Some of them make sense, like Scott Kelly from Neurosis singing Venom's "Warhead", or King Buzzo himself doing a Fugs song. But then there's Jello Biafra singing Roxy Music's "In Every Home A Heartache" (?!?!?), and this:
JIM MOTHERFUCKING THURWELL SINGING BOWIE'S "STATION TO STATION". Good lord.
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