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04 January 2006 @ 05:11 pm
Stop hogging all the covers!  
I like covers. It's really neat to hear another band's take on a song. I went searching for obscure covers-- most of these I found from Soundclick, and they're pretty cool. Others I've gotten from some members of my flist, but I'm posting them to give other friends a chance to grab them. So here is the cover album that I've put together.

Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright


Careless Whisper (Wham!)

Benzi and Sofia

I got a bunch from them, because I love Sofia's voice. These are very stripped down-- a guitar, sometimes a drum, and a woman's voice.

Geek in the Pink (Jason Mraz)
Hands to Heaven (Breathe)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Sunny Came Home (Shawn Colvin? I'm too lazy to look it up.)

Brobdingnagian Bards

Apparently a Renfaire band. They have a lot of good original music, as well. These two aren't exactly covers, more like parodies, but I loved them so much I had to include them. :)

Exclamations (Schoolhouse Rock)
If I Had a Million Ducats (Barenaked Ladies)

Eclectic Soul

This doesn't sound much different from the original, but I love this song, and they do a good job with it.

No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley [and the Wailers?])

Eric Rowe

This is ericrowe, taken from his music LJ earowe. It's a cover of a poppy dancy song, taken and turned 180 degrees.

Major Tom (Peter Schilling)


This is a really haunting cover of a song that's haunting to begin with. So, extra sp00ky.

Fade Out (Street Spirit) (Radiohead)


Yes, I know I've posted this song before. But it's so very good. They cover awesome songs; I wish they'd release an album of covers. Or another album, period.

Teach Your Children (Crosby, Stills, and Nash)

Indigo Girls and Joan Baez

This song has always made me snicker, as the most passive-aggressive folk song I've ever heard. But it's pretty, the way they do it.

Don't Think Twice, it's All Right (Bob Dylan)

John Wesley

His original stuff is awesome. I love this guy. Also, he's kind of a friend. :) Check out his website. Buy his music. Seriously.

Crazy (Seal)
In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
Vera Lynn/Goodbye Blue Sky (Pink Floyd)
Round Here (Counting Crows)

Living Colour

Living Colour are WAY more than Cult of Personality. I recommend picking up their newest album, Collide0scope, which is a chronicle of their reaction to 9/11 and the subsequent abuse of power.

Tomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles)

Stephen Odom

This one is for mswalter. :)

Sister Christian (Night Ranger)

Twelve Girls Band

Instrumental cover, done with Eastern music instruments that I don't know the names of.

Clocks (Coldplay)
boadiccea on January 4th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
You wanna hear something funny?
Twice while we were at Allie and Xian's this past weekend, Major Tom came on the station that was playing (whatever cable music channel Allie uses).

We were all talking (or Eric and I were doing Sudoku puzzles at the time, or any combo of the two), and when the song came on, he grinned bashfully and went "Oh, neat!"

Full circle.
Elle: Call me Bubbles!theletterelle on January 4th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: You wanna hear something funny?
The Peter Schilling version, you mean? I adore Eric's cover. :) But then, I adore Eric's music entirely.
boadiccea on January 4th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: You wanna hear something funny?
Yup, that's the one! And yes, I adore Eric's music, too.
loracjloracj on January 4th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
FYI - Don't Think Twice - is Mr. Dylan
Elle: Please don't telltheletterelle on January 4th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
Aha, of course it is. :) I'll change it, thanks!
JBjbsegal on January 4th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
copy_right (And its originating source, http://copycommaright.blogspot.com/ )

You're welcome. :)
John: Let's Go Yankees!flirtaciousj on January 4th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Metallica did a pretty good cover of Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy." Much better than the version Eleven did. I like 10,000 Maniacs' version of "Because the Night" is great, but other than Natalie Merchant's distinctive voice it is exactly the same as the original.
i_aldarion on January 4th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
Jack Off Jill covered The Cure's "Lovesong", Godhead did "Eleanor Rigby", and Rasputina did a whole cover album called Lost and Found and Lost and Found II, some of my favourites from them are "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd and "Tourniquet" by Marilyn Manson.
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Good songs, especially the Twelve Girls Band version of Clocks. (But their original music is also wonderful - Love Story in Tokyo is my favorite) But you forgot to list the version of You Oughta Know done by a string quartet. (The album is called Strung Out on Jagged Little Pill) I actually prefer it to the original, which was awesome in its own right. And then there are covers for which people should be shot - Like Neil Diamond (ecch!) doing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Mis. No kidding. The death penalty should be applied. :)


Elletheletterelle on January 4th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
I didn't forget, I just don't have it. :) And I think we heard that "I Dreamed a Dream" cover together. Were we in Taco Bell? That's where I remember it from. Hideous indeed.
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure where I was when FIRST heard it, but I think it was in a Walgreens in 1997. It was recorded in 1987, so it's possible. Doesn't matter, I've always hated Neil Diamond. Rock/Pop singers who can't carry a tune have no business doing Broadway (like that Bastard who played Phantom in the movie musical - CRINGE!)
Also, if you want the string quartet version of You Oughta Know, lemme know. I'll email it to you.


Doe-eyed Bunnydoeeyedbunny on January 5th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
Don't Think Twice, it's All Right is one of my favorite Dylan songs - thanks for the cool cover :)