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Old 09-22-02, 09:03 PM
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college radio - cover help

Okay, I have a radio show for my college and my co-host and I thought it would be a cool idea to play an original song and then play its cover. However, we're trying to play covers that people may have not heard, or had not realized were covers. So far I have this list, and I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could maybe point a couple more to me.

The format of the list is like this: original artist, song, cover artist.

1. Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here," Sparklehorse
2. Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower," Jimi Hendrix
3. Velvet Underground, "Sweet Jane," Cowboy Junkies
4. Built to Spill, "Twin Falls," Ben Folds
5. Tom Waits, "Time," Tori Amos
6. Bjork, "All is Full of Love," Death Cab for Cutie
7. The Beatles, "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds," The Black Crowes
8. Leonard Cohen, "Hallelujah," Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley
9. Neil Young, "Cortez the Killer," Built to Spill

I know that many people are familiar with The Beatles cover and the Rufus Wainwright version of "Hallelujah" but I can't leave these out with a good conscience. Besides, I think it would be cool to show how many different ways you can do a song (that's why I'm putting it up against Jeff Buckley).

Thanks!

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how about

victoria williams "crazy mary" pearl jam? (in this case, they may know the cover and not the original)
patti smith "dancing barefoot" u2
fleetwood mac "landslide" smashing pumpkins
prince "when doves cry" patti smith (not sure if it was released on anything else except for her 1975-2000 anthology album)
nirvana "smells like teen spirit" tori amos
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Hank Williams Sr, "I Saw the Light", the The
Jonny Cash, "Ring of Fire", Social Distortion
Nine Inch Nails, "head Like a Hole", Devo
Elvis Presley, "Viva Las Vegas", Dead Kennedys
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If you wanna some fun:
Britney Spears, "Hit Me Baby one more Time", Travis
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Pink Floyd "Astronomy Domine" Voivod
Sex Pistols "Friggin in the Riggin" Anthrax
Joy Division "Dead Souls" Nine Inch Nails
The Cure "Just Like Heaven" Dinosaur Jr
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Stones "Satisfaction" Devo
Culture Club "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" Violent Femmes
(not very obscure)

A few songs from Everything But the Girl's "Acoustic".

Luka Bloom's "Keeper of the Flame" album has some amazing acoustic cover songs (U2 "Bad", Cure "In Between Days" Abba "Dancing Queen" Hunters & Collectors "Throw Your Arms Around Me")

The Clash "Pressure Drop" Toots and the Maytals
The Clash "Police on my Back" Eddy Grant
The Clash "I Fought the Law" Bobby Fuller
The Clash "Police & Thieves" Lee "Scratch" Perry
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*Don't Know* "Stand By Me" Pennywise
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Re: college radio - cover help

Originally posted by fallow
Okay, I have a radio show for my college and my co-host and I thought it would be a cool idea to play an original song and then play its cover. However, we're trying to play covers that people may have not heard, or had not realized were covers. So far I have this list, and I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could maybe point a couple more to me.

The format of the list is like this: original artist, song, cover artist.

1. Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here," Sparklehorse
2. Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower," Jimi Hendrix
3. Velvet Underground, "Sweet Jane," Cowboy Junkies
4. Built to Spill, "Twin Falls," Ben Folds
5. Tom Waits, "Time," Tori Amos
6. Bjork, "All is Full of Love," Death Cab for Cutie
7. The Beatles, "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds," The Black Crowes
8. Leonard Cohen, "Hallelujah," Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley
9. Neil Young, "Cortez the Killer," Built to Spill

I know that many people are familiar with The Beatles cover and the Rufus Wainwright version of "Hallelujah" but I can't leave these out with a good conscience. Besides, I think it would be cool to show how many different ways you can do a song (that's why I'm putting it up against Jeff Buckley).

Thanks!
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Pick up any of a number of "tribute albums" where various artists sing covers of some group or person.

It's not a good example, but "If I Were a Carpenter" is the only one I can think of off of the top of my head.

Here's another: the album "Kiss My Ass" is a tribute album where a number of groups / singers are singing different Kiss songs:

http://www.towerrecords.com/product....1035840&cc=USD

I've only heard a couple of these covers, but I remember that "Hard Luck Woman" by Garth Brooks was pretty good.
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Originally posted by Heat
Pick up any of a number of "tribute albums" where various artists sing covers of some group or person.

On the same note. You Got Lucky: A Tribute to Tom Petty. Came out in 1994, but has some really good covers, especially American Girl by Everclear.

There's also Nirvana's Something In the Way by Tricky off of Blowback and About A Girl done by Cibo Matto.

Public Enemy, Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos, Tricky (he shortens it to Black Steel)

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Govt Mule does several good covers..great version of Cortez The Killer
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Madonna did a cover of "American Pie" (Don McClean)
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Big Country "In a Big Country" moe.
Elton John "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" The Mr. T Experience with the Muffs
Judas Priest "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" Robert Walter's 20th Congress (it's an instrumental jazz/funk version)

Plus, Luther Wright and the Wrongs did a song for song cover of Pink Floyd's The Wall as a bluegrass album...pick your favorite.
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Here's a few more...

REM "The End of the World(As We Know It)" Great Big Sea
Beatles "Yesterday" Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan "Hurricane" Ani Difranco
Metallica "One" Apocalyptica
John Lennon "Imagine" Dave Matthews Band(w/ Blues Traveler)
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Patti Smith "Because the Night" 10,000 Maniacs
Bruce Springsteen "I'm On Fire" Heather Nova
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Oh, I never realized that "Because the Night" was a cover! Great, that's wonderful...thanks a lot everyone.
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Originally posted by fallow
Oh, I never realized that "Because the Night" was a cover! Great, that's wonderful...thanks a lot everyone.
Even better - Smith sang it, but didn't write it. Springsteen wrote it for her.

(insert NBC The More You Know graphic here)

RS
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Have a search around the 'net for Radiohead's cover of Carly Simon's Nobody Does it Better.
One of my favourite covers ever
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80's hair metal band KEEL did "Because the Night" also

I'm a big KISS fan so here are a few...

KISS - "World Without Heros" sung by Cher
KISS - "Do You Love Me" sung by Nirvana
KISS - "Hard Luck Woman" sung by Garth Brooks
KISS - "Deuce" sung by Lenny Kravitz
KISS - "Goin Blind" sung by both Lemonheads, Melvins and Dramarama
KISS - "God of Thunder" sung by Fuel
KISS - "Rock n Roll All Nite" by both Poison and Toad the Wet Sprockett
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how about sweet dreams by Manson?
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Oh, man this is a great thread. Where do I begin?

David Bowie, "Ziggie Stardust", Bauhaus
T Rex, "Telegram Sam", Bauhaus
Iggy Pop, "Real Wild Child", Joan Jett
Jimi Hendrix, "Are You Experienced?", Devo
Rolling Stones, "Satisfaction", The Residents
Nena, "99 Red Balloons", Gun (Wasn't good 'til it was covered)
Wilson Picket (I think), "In the Midnight Hour", The Jam
Kiss, "Detroit Rock City", The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Beatles, "Helter Skelter", Siouxie & the Banshees
Alice Cooper, "School's Out", Soul Asylum
David Bowie, "Suffragette City (sp?)", LA Guns
Snoop Dog, "Gin & Juice", Les Claypool (done as bluegrass)
Henry Mancini, "Peter Gunn", Art of Noise

I could go on and on. More later.
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Here's a few more:

The Moody Blues, "Knights in White Satin", The Dickies
Van Halen, "Ain't Talkin Bout Love", The Minutemen

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