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Old 07-27-04, 12:31 PM
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80s cover songs. Any good lists?

These are my favs to listen to right now. My little bitty list is

Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson
Somebody's Baby - Phantom Planet
99 Red Balloons - Goldfinger
I melt with you - Mest
Kiss Me - Six Pence None the Richer
If you Leave - Good Charlotte
I want Candy - Good Charlotte


Anyway, I want more. What do you know of?
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sugar kisses - seal
sugar kisses - coldplay

i do a mean rendition of 'we're not gonna take it'.
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When You Were Mine - Crooked Fingers (orig. by Prince)
Under Pressure - Crooked Fingers (orig. by Queen/Bowie)
Everything, Everything - The day after... (orig. by Dramarama)
Sweet Child O' Mine - Luna (orig. by GNR)
Don't Go Breakin' My Heart - The Mr. T Experience (orig. by Elton John)
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Check out the whole Punk Chartbusters compilations.

There's also a couple compilations called "Before You Were Punk".
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Old 07-27-04, 02:49 PM
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some of my fave 80's covers:
1. ben folds - in between days
2. violent femmes - do you really want to hurt me?
3. gary jules - mad world
4. emm gryner - pour some sugar on me
5. nada surf - if you leave
6. live - love my way
7. coldplay - hunting high and low
8. stereophonics - nothing compares 2 u
9. love spit love - how soon is now?
10. scott weiland - but not tonight
11. coldplay - lips like sugar
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Please, avoid 99% of punk covers of 1980's songs. They're such a colossal waste of time and tehy all sound the same. Few do it with the right blend of originality and gusto, such as Me First & The Gimme Gimmes; on the other hand, you get absolute junk, like MxPx covering "Summer of '69".
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Here's two good ones from the same artist -

Get up kids - Regret
Get Up Kids - Inbetween Days.
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Old 07-27-04, 05:48 PM
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List Industrial/Goth bands covering 80's tunes and some others.

http://www.synthetic.org/a23/covers.html
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Old 07-27-04, 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
on the other hand, you get absolute junk, like MxPx covering "Summer of '69".
I thought that was the Ataris?

I agree though, pop punk covers suck for the most part (then again, so does pop punk). Take a simplistic song that was once a hit...speed it up...add some feedback...Instant Hit!

EDIT: I was thinking of "Boys of Summer" obviously. Interchangeable bands. Interchangeable covers. I apologize for nothing!
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Old 07-27-04, 08:03 PM
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Re: 80s cover songs. Any good lists?

Originally posted by kvrdave
These are my favs to listen to right now. My little bitty list is

Kiss Me - Six Pence None the Richer
I'm pretty sure that's not a cover.
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Dinosaur Jr. doing "Just Like Heaven"

And, not exactly 80s, but Veruca Salt did a cover of "Bodies" by the Sex Pistols. (I suppose one could lump the 'Pistols in with 80s new wave if one were so inclined).

Orgy doing "Blue Monday." (orig. by New Order)

Fear Factory doing "Cars" (orig. by Gary Numan)

Helloween covering Abba's "Lay All Your Love on Me" (This is from "Heavy Metal Jukebox," a covers album by this German metal band doing covers of numerous songs like The Beatles "All Your Loving," FNM's "From Out of Nowhere," and Bowie's "Space Oddity". An odd mix, but it's one of my guilty pleasures)
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One of my all-time fave covers is Aztec Camera's "Jump".
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Re: 80s cover songs. Any good lists?

Originally posted by kvrdave
Kiss Me - Six Pence None the Richer
You must be thinking of either their cover of "There She Goes" or "Don't Dream It's Over."

You mentioned Marilyn Manson; I'm surprised you didn't list the hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."
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The Donnas do a good version (well, better than the original anyways) of Billy Idol's "Dancin' With Myself"
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Re: Re: 80s cover songs. Any good lists?

Originally posted by Drexl
You must be thinking of either their cover of "There She Goes" or "Don't Dream It's Over."

You mentioned Marilyn Manson; I'm surprised you didn't list the hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."
You are right. Don't Dream it's over is a great cover. Thanks and keep them coming.
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Originally posted by Cemetery Man
List Industrial/Goth bands covering 80's tunes and some others.

http://www.synthetic.org/a23/covers.html
Nice list!

I really like the In Strict Confidence cover of "Sad But True."
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Originally posted by atlantamoi
One of my all-time fave covers is Aztec Camera's "Jump".
Damn you! I was coming into this thread just to post that.

OK, how about "Like a Virgin" by Teenage Fanclub?
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
[B]Dinosaur Jr. doing "Just Like Heaven" [B]
I was gonna say that one too.

I'll add "This is how it feels" by Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (CTUSM) originally by The Inspiral Carpets. Good stuff.
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"Burnin' Up" by the Supersuckers (originally by Madonna)
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Oh, that link reminded me of Mr. T Experience's version of the 60's Spiderman theme song - classic.
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The Minutemen "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love"
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Some good songs on the list so far.

I have to add in No Doubts version of It's My Life. I'm really liking it and the video was an interesting take on the song.
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Covers of 80's Songs
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The Ataris did Don Henley's Boys of Summer.


Originally posted by Gdrlv
I thought that was the Ataris?

I agree though, pop punk covers suck for the most part (then again, so does pop punk). Take a simplistic song that was once a hit...speed it up...add some feedback...Instant Hit!

EDIT: I was thinking of "Boys of Summer" obviously. Interchangeable bands. Interchangeable covers. I apologize for nothing!
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