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When I’m chilling:-

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Wolf Alice

Songbird -Eva Cassidy

Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy

I Want to Break Free - George Michael /Lisa Stansfield

Under Pressure - David Bowie/Annie Lennox

Dancing in the Street - David Bowie/Mick Jagger

 

When I feeling nawty:-

My Way - Sid Vicious

 

 

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11 hours ago, RedRock said:

When I’m chilling:-

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Wolf Alice

Songbird -Eva Cassidy

Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy

I Want to Break Free - George Michael /Lisa Stansfield

Under Pressure - David Bowie/Annie Lennox

Dancing in the Street - David Bowie/Mick Jagger

 

When I feeling nawty:-

My Way - Sid Vicious

 

 

My Way by Sid Vicious was a good cover. I quite like listening to it. 

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Try playing this track with your eyes closed. I always enjoy the moment about 6 bars in when people realise what the original song is

 

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On 18/04/2020 at 05:40, One Team In Keynsham said:

Good shout for The Mercy Seat. Nick Cave's cover is awesome.

And on the subject of Nick Cave, his covers album "Kicking Against The Pricks" is everything that Duran Duran's "Thank You" is not. Will be digging it out for a listen tomorrow.

Heard KATP for the first time last week, and can only concur

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My son is studying music at Uni. He's a saxophonist. I've heard at least one 3rd year student murder Phil Collins' Easy Lover. Truly disgusting. Anyway, I have often said to him if you are going to do a cover, make it your own. I'm pleased to see XTC and The Wurzels get mentioned already. However, for me here is the track that backs up what I'm saying!

 

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8 minutes ago, Norn Iron said:

My son is studying music at Uni. He's a saxophonist. I've heard at least one 3rd year student murder Phil Collins' Easy Lover. Truly disgusting. Anyway, I have often said to him if you are going to do a cover, make it your own. I'm pleased to see XTC and The Wurzels get mentioned already. However, for me here is the track that backs up what I'm saying!

 

Are we not men ?

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People think that the mighty Quo had an original with Rockin All Over The World. Here's the original which is more country! Later live versions by John Fogerty are cover versions of The Quo's!

 

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42 minutes ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

Yes’s cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s America, incorporating the the theme from The Big Country.  Completely ridiculous, but somehow fabulous.

 

Totally agree with you @The Dolman PragmatistIt is an epic. I've always said this is up there with the best covers EVER. Around 1971/72  they were a great band.

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11 hours ago, Norn Iron said:

The Nice did an interesting, rock version version of America.

The Nice’s ‘America’ was loosely based on the West Side Story song “I want to be in America”, not the Simon & Garfunkel song, so not actually a cover version.  As you say though an interesting instrumental, which I believe had to be renamed ‘America 2nd Amendment’ for copyright reasons

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Totally agree about Brian's cover. I remember my mates buying the album when it came out. Imagine my surprise when I later heard Bob's version thinking Mr Dylan had covered Brian's song!

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