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    Quote Originally Posted by South Sub View Post
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    Step On by Happy Mondays. Also Arab Straps version of Whole Again by Atomic Kitten- similar to Travis version of Britney Spears tune mentioned above, but with more comedy value. The Bluetones also did a good version of call the shots by girls aloud.
    It was Aidan Moffat from Arab Strap and Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai who released "Whole Again" under the name of Sick Anchors in a sort of side project/arse about. Great stuff.


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    A few have mentioned Johnny Cash`s haunting cover of "Hurt". Cash recorded so many wonderful covers, and my favourite is his take on Jimmy Webb`s "Wichita Lineman". Glenn Campbell recorded the version that is most commonly known, but Cash recorded (in his final days) the best version in my view.


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    Ryan Adams Wonderwall is great. Noel Gallagher effectively ended up covering a cover of his own song with the version he's done in recent years.

    Oasis had a few good covers - Cum On Feel the Noize, Heroes and of course I Am the Walrus which started the whole thing.

    Personally love some of the Beatles early covers too.
    I was going to mention these very two bands. They are similar in that they took songs and performed them in their own unique style very early on in their careers. Mixing this with their own work resulted in a strong set of songs.

    Listening to the Beatles songs and the originals they covered is interesting. It's clear that what they lacked in "soul" they made up for with their up-tempo style and great harmonies. Surprising preferences for me are the Beatles version of "boys" and the original "baby it's you" by the shirelles.

    Oasis could have covered the rainbow theme tune back in the nineties and it would have been awesome...and all their covers sounded great and infinitely better than the originals. They all still sound great but as the fog cleared I realised that some of the songs they attempted, like helter skelter, sound like karaoke attempts. I accused the Beatles of lacking soul but McCartney on the original sang like he meant whatever is was he meant. Cum on feel the noise, heroes and others were great covers though and oasis made them their own.

    I can't help thinking about the mike flowers pops version when it comes to wonderwall covers. Noel wrote that song about his then girlfriend Meg Matthews and wasn't shy about telling everyone so. He was relaxing in his house one night when she appeared from another room ranting and raving calling him a lying *******, saying that she had seen the original 1960's wonderwall video on the TV. It took him hours and several phone calls to persuade her he was telling the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godsahibby View Post
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    Plus one. And I also agree with mibbes ayes assessment of how good the futureheads are. One of the greatest covers.

    Edit: I'd still choose "decent days and nights" as their top single off the album though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carheenlea View Post
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    A few have mentioned Johnny Cash`s haunting cover of "Hurt". Cash recorded so many wonderful covers, and my favourite is his take on Jimmy Webb`s "Wichita Lineman". Glenn Campbell recorded the version that is most commonly known, but Cash recorded (in his final days) the best version in my view.

    His Personal Jesus is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carheenlea View Post
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    It was Aidan Moffat from Arab Strap and Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai who released "Whole Again" under the name of Sick Anchors in a sort of side project/arse about. Great stuff.

    Didn't realise that! haven't heard anything from Mr Moffat for a while, he still releasing stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by South Sub View Post
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    Didn't realise that! haven't heard anything from Mr Moffat for a while, he still releasing stuff?
    His album with Bill Wells (Everything's Getting Older) from a couple years ago is utterly superb...

    ...which brings us neatly to another great (and unexpected) cover:

    Logan, McGregor, Hanlon (Gunnarsson 83), Fontaine (Henderson 70), Gray, Fyvie, McGeouch, McGinn, Stevenson, Stokes, Cummings (Keatings 65)

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    the white stripes Jolene is another unexpected but strangely brilliant cover

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE3-q-aoFZI

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    This is IMO a belter.

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    This song live is brilliant....


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    Quote Originally Posted by South Sub View Post
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    Didn't realise that! haven't heard anything from Mr Moffat for a while, he still releasing stuff?
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    His album with Bill Wells (Everything's Getting Older) from a couple years ago is utterly superb...

    ...which brings us neatly to another great (and unexpected) cover:

    Agree wholeheartedly with nonshinyfinish, Bill and Aidan`s album is quite magnificent, and well deserving of last years Scottish Album of the Year

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18517097

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    Well, everybody's heard.......


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    Last, but not least for tonight.


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    Rezillos - Somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight!

    Quite a contrast to Fleetwood Mac!

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    Lennon's Stand By Me is the guvnor.

    I loved the Damned's versions of Eloise and Alone Again Or.

    Earlimart's version of Road To Nowhere is worth a mention in a sort of light hearted uplifting way..

    Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends still sounds great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by South Sub View Post
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    Didn't realise that! haven't heard anything from Mr Moffat for a while, he still releasing stuff?
    He's playing Electric Circus on the 26th with RM Hubbard.

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    Pennywise - stand by me is awesome.

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    I used to love this crowd (who only did covers IIRC) when I was a nipper

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h8TxjQkESc

    Den Hegarty - what a man!

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    Oasis - Street Fighting Man. So good, they could've wrote it. More ballsy than the stones ever done it.

    Fanclub - Ballad Of John and Yoko. Quality. Seen them do it live at the old Jaffa Cake, **** it up then start again! Braw.

    Lennon - Stand By Me. As others have said, brilliant cover.

    Beatles - Please Mr Postman. The original was simply ****. This was braw, as was ringo doing act naturally.

    U2 - Dancing Queen. Just Bono, the edge and a 12 string acoustic. Amazing.

    Honourable mentions to Oasis cum on feel the noize..possibly their loudest ever song sonically and dB wise. Heroes was good too. Noel doing all you need is love is always good.

    Some phonics Beatles covers are good and Guns N Roses doing knockin on heavens door is ****ing brilliant. Especially live.

    The whole point of covers is to be different. This is when works. If you repeat the original faithfully, it's pointless. Better with the original...

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    Anything this man sings sounds like gold.

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    3) "Famous Blue Raincoat" - Jennifer Warnes (Leonard Cohen)
    2) "You Keep Me Hanging On" - Vanilla Fudge (Supremes)
    1) "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" - Eva Cassidy (Judy Garland)

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    1) Rod with a great version of Dylan's "Mama You Been on My Mind" back in the 70s


    2) Miles Davis and "Time After Time" from Cindi Lauper

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L5q***XuqkI

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkHF-XBCrMo

    Another Rod one, much better than the original by Chris Farlowe, judge for yourself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3yN0JvG5co

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    The Jukes doing Aretha :0)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCxc-Mg-rtI

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    2 for the price of 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunter View Post
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    This is IMO a belter.

    Great cover and fantastic video. There was something I liked about that era as there were so many bands who didn't take themselves seriously.

    Some of their live performances were something else.

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