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Old 06-20-2008, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Favourite Tribute/Cover albums.

We have talked about tracks being covered, but what about tribute/cover album? There have been some good albums over the years. A couple of mine:

David Bowie-Pin Up's.
Easy Star All Stars-Dub Side Of The Moon.

Both give good interpretations of songs that are fairly well known. One of the worst? Dark Side Of The Moon-Trance Remix's. Most of the tracks are unrecognisable and barely qualify as Trance.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good As I Been To You- Bob Dylan

I love this album. To me, it's proof that Dylan is more than just a great writer.


Worst? This one's pretty awful:

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Old 06-20-2008, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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this one ain't bad



1. The Queen Is Dead – The Boo Radleys (5:33)
2. Frankly, Mr Shankly – The High Llamas (3:35)
3. I Know It's Over – The Trash Can Sinatras (6:16)
4. Never Had No One Ever – Billy Bragg (3:36)
5. Cemetery Gates – The Frank and Walters (4:15)
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again – Placebo (3:51)
7. The Boy with a Thorn in His Side – Bis (3:21)
8. Vicar in a Tutu – Therapy? (2:42)
9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Divine Comedy (5:18)
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others – Supergrass (3:35)
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^^^
I have a 'Songs Of The Smiths' cover album that I could'nt find any links to, that is full of unknown bands giving solid renditions. Probably the most known is Clayhill's version of Please Please Please Let Me Get What You Want which is featured in the film This Is England.

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Old 06-20-2008, 05:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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"Another Damned Seattle Compilation"
It's all of the "grunge" bands doing covers of The Damned. I liked it very much.
There was also an Alice Cooper cover album that was great, but I have no idea the name of it or the bands...I'll get the album cover when I come across it.
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One of my faves...I used to have it on cassette. I need to get it again.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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One of my faves...I used to have it on cassette. I need to get it again.
I would'nt mind hearing that myself.
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this one ain't bad



1. The Queen Is Dead – The Boo Radleys (5:33)
2. Frankly, Mr Shankly – The High Llamas (3:35)
3. I Know It's Over – The Trash Can Sinatras (6:16)
4. Never Had No One Ever – Billy Bragg (3:36)
5. Cemetery Gates – The Frank and Walters (4:15)
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again – Placebo (3:51)
7. The Boy with a Thorn in His Side – Bis (3:21)
8. Vicar in a Tutu – Therapy? (2:42)
9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Divine Comedy (5:18)
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others – Supergrass (3:35)
I should probably listen to this, i'm always put off though because i've heard very few Smiths covers that i really like. Clayhill's song is ok enough just doesn't catch me in the same way.

Now Dub Side Of The Moon i absolutely adore. I like it more than Dark Side, which i'm sure would horrify many people.
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Maybe not a "favourite", but really it wasn't all that bad. Loved her version of "Money".
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I love Tori Amos' Strange Little Girls. The songs are covers of songs written and originally performed by men, but reinterpreted by Amos from a female's point of view.

Very similar to:



Medusa, by Annie Lennox, which I haven't listening to in its entirety in a long time but is also quite good.
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