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Old August 18 2008, 12:26 PM   #76
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

It's slower and you can actually distinguish the lyrics, but how could the Nirvana version be anything but definitive? They were bringing a whole new genre of music to the forefront with that song.
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Old August 18 2008, 12:29 PM   #77
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The Flaming Lips do a great Bohemian Rhapsody, but it is not better than the original.
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Old August 18 2008, 01:12 PM   #78
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The Flaming Lips do a great Bohemian Rhapsody, but it is not better than the original.
I recall The Flaming Lips covering a Kylie song on a TV show, once. They turned it into a rare old slice of weirdness. Hehehehe.

And on the same show, Elbow covered a Sabbath song - I don't remember which song it was (The Wizard, maybe? ...I dunno), but they did an incredible job.
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Old August 18 2008, 01:29 PM   #79
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The Flaming Lips do a great Bohemian Rhapsody, but it is not better than the original.
The problem with The Flaming Lips is that they aren't that good musicians. It's a hell of a stage show - I've seen them live. But their musicianship is average.
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Old August 18 2008, 02:04 PM   #80
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I agree, but I wouldn't call it a problem as such. They play to their strengths and they make up for it in other areas. If they were a thrash metal band it would be more of a concern
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Old August 18 2008, 02:06 PM   #81
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ITL, Elbow are a great band!

Double posting issues Meant this to be an edit...
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Old August 18 2008, 02:41 PM   #82
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ITL, Elbow are a great band!

Double posting issues Meant this to be an edit...
Even though I only saw it on TV, Elbow playing Grace Under Pressure at Glastonbury a few years back was.....awesome.

And they were pretty damn good this year, as well (Again, only saw it on TV).

And Guy's radio show is great. A truly nice guy and excellent musician.
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Old August 18 2008, 03:34 PM   #83
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

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Hard-Fi's version of Britney Spear's Toxic is way better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW8s4hbIeY4
This song seems to have some covers. I like the Marillion version a lot.

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Tori Amos- Smells Like Teen Spirit
She spoiled the song. Really.
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Old August 18 2008, 03:38 PM   #84
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

KISS' "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II" is a big improvement on Argent's original song.
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Old August 18 2008, 03:55 PM   #85
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KISS' "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II" is a big improvement on Argent's original song.
You mean it wasn't a Bill and Ted original?
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Old August 18 2008, 03:57 PM   #86
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mrcoaster, somehow I always knew you'd be a member of the Kiss Army.

And you're right.
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Old August 18 2008, 04:19 PM   #87
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

ITL wrote: View Post
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The Flaming Lips do a great Bohemian Rhapsody, but it is not better than the original.
I recall The Flaming Lips covering a Kylie song on a TV show, once. They turned it into a rare old slice of weirdness. Hehehehe.
Can't Get You Out Of My Head (googled it as it's 1.15am). Their version of Karma Police was no where near as good as the Radiohead version.

Interesting with Radiohead, most cover versions suck - but Gnarls Barkley's version of Reckoner would be one of the few Radiohead songs which can match the original version.
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Old August 18 2008, 04:36 PM   #88
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^ In my circle of musician friends it is an unspoken rule that we never cover Radiohead tracks, chances of doing them justice are slim at best.
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Old August 18 2008, 05:33 PM   #89
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Johnny Cash- Hurt
Yes.

The Byrds- Mr. Tambourine Man
You're a goddamn liar. I think that version omits all the best verses. Plus, it's lame.
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Old August 18 2008, 05:48 PM   #90
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Johnny Cash- Hurt
Damn it!

I was going to mention that one.
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