|16-11-2008, 09:13 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Battle of the Cover Versions
As promised, hopefully this can be quite enjoyable. As Brumby said in the OP of the covers thread floating around OT at the minute, covers can be a work of evil. But when they're great, they're really bloody great.
So here's the crack; you post up your favourite two cover versions of all-time. I don't think I'm going to ask for secondings, but may rethink that if there is more interest than I anticipate. Live versions are fine, both of the ones I am choosing are live
But yeah, pretty simple, post up your two favourite covers, complete with a link so they can be listened to when they do battle
I'll get the ball rolling.
Oasis - I am the Walrus
A live version was released on the Cigarettes & Alcohol b-side and then subsequently on The Masterplan, here I've gone for it live at the definitive rock and roll show of a generation, Knebworth 96, and John Squire joins them on guitar. I'm always reluctant to accept covers of Beatles songs; they do this brilliantly.
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World
Quite simply breathtaking.
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|16-11-2008, 09:50 AM||#5 (permalink)|
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|16-11-2008, 10:01 AM||#10 (permalink)|
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Between the Buried and Me - Three of a Perfect Pair
Between the Buried and Me - The Day I Tried to Live
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|16-11-2008, 10:27 AM||#11 (permalink)|
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Pearl Jam - Masters of War
Great live version, the passion in Vedders voice suits the song, yet he doesnt overpower it, knows exactly when to hold back (which if anything are the most powerful moments of the song) and when to go for it
Jeff Healey - Whilst My Guitar Gently Weeps
Prefer this to the original tbh, amazing guitar playing, quite a unique style to say the least (incase you were wondering, he's blind, and he learnt by sitting with the guitar on his lap like that). Fantastic voice n all, though when he starts jumping around at the end, theres gotta be a safety worry, its akin to Stevie Wonder trying stagediving.
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|16-11-2008, 11:18 AM||#13 (permalink)|
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|16-11-2008, 11:39 AM||#14 (permalink)|
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|16-11-2008, 12:34 PM||#15 (permalink)|
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I'll leave someone else to nominate Hurt & Hallelujah.
Nobody Does It Better by Radiohead
Thom & co put a foot up the arse of Carly Simon's old Bond standard. Jonny Greenwood's guitar is good enough to make one regret there aren't lashings more of it on their more recent stuff.
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by The Pogues
Real hankies-out time. Hard not to be moved by it.
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