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funksands On October - 22 - 2011


Is the first time the worst time?  Is being original overrated?  These  songs might  just prove that theory.  Take a dive in the world of cover songs and remakes, re-imaginings, and WTF?  You might just find some hidden gems to take you through the weekend

Johnny Cash – Hurt (original Trent Reznor)

Thirteen – Wilco (original Big Star)

All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (original Bob Dylan)

Respect – Aretha (original Otis Redding)

You might even find a surprise or two!  Enjoy.

Categories: Music Thread

Written by funksands

There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say there are things that, we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know. Additionally there is bacon.

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  1. jjgravitas says:

    Monsoon (Featuring Sheila Chandra) -- Tomorrow Never Knows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tREPdqAI5M

  2. jjgravitas says:

    My fave covers of all time:

    Emerson Lake & Palmer’s Hoedown (their rocking version of Aaron Copeland’s Rodeo)

    Wierd Al Yankovic’s Bohemian Polka (Polka version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody) -- not better, perhaps, but certainly cool in it’s own right.

  3. LFer says:

    The Tubes “Theme From a Woolly Place” is a double cover -- “Woolly Bully” overlaid by “Theme From A Summer Place”. Weird but it works.

  4. LFer says:

    It’s easy to think of a cover as a song wearing a costume. I’m told Widespread Panic does an annual Halloween concert where they play only covers. Since Halloween is just around the corner, here is a selection of covers by Widespread Panic.

    No Sugar Tonight (The Guess Who)

    Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues)

    Slippin’ Into Darkness (War)

    Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (Traffic)

  5. Frank Zappa--Stairway To Heaven (Led Zepplin);

    • LFer says:

      Nice one! I haven’t heard Zappa’s version. Most people only know Zappa for his biting social commentary. If they would look beyond that, they’d see a very talented musician and guitarist.

      He massacres “Whipping Post”.

      • Zappa was, without doubt, one of a kind. A brilliant musician and an uncanny way of cutting to the chase about society and government. And he taught himself music and how to produce and run soundboards. He was once asked how he learned all of this, and he said, “I went to the library!”

  6. The Byrds--It’s Alright Ma (Bob Dylan);

  7. LFer says:

    “Let It Be” — Carol Woods, Timothy T Mitchum, and Church Choir from the movie “Across The Universe”. This video clip is one of the most powerful scenes in the movie.

  8. choicelady says:

    Beyond all this great music and interesting “do overs” it occurs to me we’d better get used to this. If Cain’s 9-9-9 should become our tax law, we will HAVE to buy “used music” to avoid the sales tax!

  9. LFer says:

    “Heroes” Blondie covering Bowie.

    “More Than This” Blondie covering Roxy Music.

  10. The Black Keys--Funk #49 (The James Gang);

  11. Return To Me--Bob Dylan (Dean Martin);

  12. Across The Universe--David Bowie (The Beatles);

  13. Johnny Cash--In My Life (The Beatles);

    • LFer says:

      I love the guitar work in this but, to be honest, I’ve never cared for Johnny Cash’s singing voice. It seems coarse compared to the smooth guitar.

  14. AdLib says:

    And of course one of my all time fave covers:

    What a Wonderful World -- Joey Ramone

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