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scottsy 03-19-2010 09:40 PM

Gotta agree with boo boo there... Return of the Giant Hogweed = Genesis in full early era flight of awesomeness!

Stone Birds 03-19-2010 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by AwwSugar (Post 838882)
I favourited this because I don't know how I feel about it yet.
I obviously like Lady Gaga. But I can appreciate good covers.
This isn't better, and Telephone wasn't a bad song.
In the cover, I feel like there's a LOT going on, and I don't know if that's good or just overwhelming.

i like pomplamoose's better,cause:
1. it's a million times less slutty
2. it sounds better as an indie pop song
3. i simply don't like lady gaga, this thread is all opinion isn't it

DiSTANToblivion 03-20-2010 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by scottsy (Post 838910)
I just find it curious that someone covered Hogweed by genesis.... very unlikely cover candidate... is there some way you could send me that cover, i am more than just a bit curious to see how it sounds..

Here's a link, hope it works for ya...
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Originally Posted by boo boo (Post 838986)
So you are not implying the original versions of these songs are bad? Good, because if you're calling Genesis's Return of the Giant Hodweed a bad song I'd have to kick your head clean off your body.

Also, I like Cash but I think his cover of Hurt is overrated, I still prefer the original.

Yeah I wasn't saying they are bad originals at all. They are all very, very good. I can't find any bad songs that have been covered because if I don't like the song originally then I wont bother with the remake (even if it is from an artist I like).

James 03-20-2010 12:31 PM

All of Iron Horse Metallica covers.

goodfoot 03-20-2010 12:54 PM

madcon, beggin', originaly sung by frankie valli and the four season's, what a cover, outstanding!!!!!

scottsy 03-21-2010 08:20 AM

Thanks for the upload link DISTANToblivion... will give it a try and let ya know what I think!

SBWNik 03-26-2010 12:34 AM

Spunge's version of Belinda Carlisles' "Circles In The Sand" is pretty good, they take a bland pop record and turn it into a skapunk thrash. Pretty good IMO

boo boo 03-26-2010 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by james44754 (Post 839351)
All of Iron Horse Metallica covers.

Oh buzz off.

scottsy 03-26-2010 07:44 AM

Hey, I got a chance to give that cover of Hogweed.... it was actually pretty darn good!!! I am suprised at how the vocals sounded very gabriel - esque.... whether the singer was trying to sound that way or not, I dunno... but i have read in many places that the very unique phrasing and chord structure of early Genesis makes any singer sound a little bit like Gabriel... early critics after his departure from the band actually attacked Phil Collins for sounding too Gabriel like, which in the context of where their careers lked to, is kinda funny to read...

Arya Stark 03-26-2010 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Stone Birds (Post 839139)
i like pomplamoose's better,cause:
1. it's a million times less slutty
2. it sounds better as an indie pop song
3. i simply don't like lady gaga, this thread is all opinion isn't it

The song isn't even slutty.
I guess the rest is according to your opinion.
But how can a song that's not slutty be more slutty than another one...?

Rickenbacker 03-26-2010 01:26 PM

Read the lyrics. The song is about a girl who can't talk to her boyfriend because she's too busy drinking and dancing in a club with other guys. That sounds pretty slutty to me.

Pomplamoose's version doesn't take itself too seriously. It's just as fun, and it's a welcome clever interpretation of a song dealing with otherwise very boring themes so prevalent in pop music these days.

Janszoon 03-26-2010 01:37 PM

Can someone explain to me why "slutty" is a negative attribute for a song to possess?

Rickenbacker 03-26-2010 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Janszoon (Post 841923)
Can someone explain to me why "slutty" is a negative attribute for a song to possess?

A lot of pop artists these days use overtly "slutty" themes try to compensate for the boring music. Sex sells.

Personally though, I don't like slutty girls so of course I don't like slutty songs.

Janszoon 03-26-2010 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Rickenbacker (Post 841930)
A lot of pop artists these days use overtly "slutty" themes try to compensate for the boring music. Sex sells.

Personally though, I don't like slutty girls so of course I don't like slutty songs.

These days? Pop music has been like that forever. I don't really see anything so horrible about it, it is what it is.

Daktari 03-26-2010 02:17 PM

Hello there.

Ok, this is not really a bad song originally but a lot of folks might think it a weird, even corny song to attempt a cover of.

The song is "ALL SHOOK UP" by Elvis and I did an odd-ball acoustic reggae cover of it. I did add a new chorus to make it a little more interesting. I then posted it onto a Guitarist's Forum and one guy thought it was better than the Elvis version!

Hell, he might even be right, ha,ah....

Gordon.

Insane Guest 03-26-2010 02:40 PM

I actually thought Springsteen's original version of Blinded by the light sucked, but Manfred fixed that.

boo boo 03-26-2010 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Janszoon (Post 841923)
Can someone explain to me why "slutty" is a negative attribute for a song to possess?

Yeah, don't a lot of people like sex in their rock n roll? I do sometimes.

lene 04-14-2010 01:15 PM

I think the Obadiah Parker cover of OutKast - Hey ya is just brilliant!!

Delpadschnick 04-18-2010 07:40 PM

Jamie Cullum's got a talent for this

Rihanna - Please don't stop the music


Pharell ft Snoop - Frontin


Jimi Hendrix - Wind cries mary (not a bad song though)



And of course, the magnificent Richard Cheese

captured 04-19-2010 03:59 AM

30 Seconds To Mars covered Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.
That was skillful :)

TheBig3 04-19-2010 10:09 AM

Tom Waits - Sea of Love

Pulsar 04-19-2010 03:27 PM

Feeling Good by Muse

TheBig3 04-19-2010 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Pulsar (Post 853166)
Feeling Good by Muse

You think the original "Feeling Good" is bad? Why?

OctaneHugo 04-19-2010 08:55 PM


boo boo 04-19-2010 09:06 PM

That's pretty cool, but aside from overexposure, there's nothing wrong with the original.

TheBig3 04-19-2010 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by boo boo (Post 853395)
That's pretty cool, but aside from overexposure, there's nothing wrong with the original.

Yeah I'm starting to think people are misunderstanding the thread.

OctaneHugo 04-20-2010 02:34 PM

Metallica is one of the only bands I truly hate

TheBig3 04-20-2010 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by OctaneHugo (Post 853822)
Metallica is one of the only bands I truly hate

Would you mind posting that in the Metallica thread so we can debate it?

OctaneHugo 04-20-2010 04:25 PM

Don't feel like arguing, especially over music I don't like
No one will get me to like Metallica and I won't get anyone to not like Metallica

RonaldSays 04-23-2010 09:39 AM

Love the kazoo version. Love the kazoo. In fact: I need more kazoo (next to the cow bell)!

Insane Guest 04-23-2010 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by OctaneHugo (Post 853880)
Don't feel like arguing, especially over music I don't like
No one will get me to like Metallica and I won't get anyone to not like Metallica

Then what was the point of saying that? You obviously have some strong feeling toward it.

Aden 04-23-2010 01:35 PM

So a few weeks ago I heard this version of Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone."
Wish I could remember who did it. A Day To Remember?
Anyways, I really liked it! lol

OctaneHugo 04-25-2010 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by xEMGx (Post 855417)
Then what was the point of saying that? You obviously have some strong feeling toward it.

But music, unlike, say, social viewpoints or taste in clothing, isn't something that can be changed through debate. Someone can be made to respect or appreciate something, but they won't actively listen to it because it's not pleasing to them. I said it to justify the video's post in a "Good cover of bad songs" thread, especially one where most people just posted covers and said "WELL IT'S A GOOD SONG BUT STILL".

OneThirdPassion 07-21-2010 11:54 PM

I think Umbrella is a bad song. Not a Rhianna fan.
But I love Tegan and Sara's cover of Umbrella.
Another cover by the same band, they did Steel Train's Turnpike Ghost. And, while I love Steel Train, I despise his voice in that song.
Lastly, The Carpenters aren't any good in my opinion, but I really dig Sonic Youth's version of Superstar.

Rickenbacker 07-21-2010 11:57 PM

Oh, I love Turnpike Ghost. It's my favorite song from their new album. Good to see another Steel Train fan! :D

OneThirdPassion 07-22-2010 12:02 AM

I loved every single song on that album BUT that one. My favourite is still Grace.

telepicker 07-22-2010 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by OneThirdPassion (Post 904142)
Lastly, The Carpenters aren't any good in my opinion, but I really dig Sonic Youth's version of Superstar.

actually, Superstar was a cover by the Carpenters.

It's originally done by Delaney and Bonnie & Friends, and their version is SICK - Clapton on guitar, Carl Radle on bass, Jim Gordon on drums...Bobby Keys and Jim Price on horns...and it was titled (Groupie) Superstar.

So it would be a good song that got covered horribly and then reclaimed.

OneThirdPassion 07-22-2010 12:24 AM

Ack, sorry. I need to read up on my music history.

telepicker 07-22-2010 12:29 AM

'sall good.

Dayvan Cowboy 07-28-2010 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Lateralus (Post 680871)
'Mad World' by Gary Jules. Very sad and touching version of the song. It was originally done by Tears for Fears I believe, and it was a tad lame.

agreed.


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