Poll--The Weakest Link: 37th All-Star Match, Round 3

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Joey Self, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

    We put "Already Gone" on the shelf.

    Five remain, one must go.

    Discussion question: Imagine it would have been possible for every artist here to have covered the other seven tracks. If such happened, which do you think would have been good? Which would have been train wrecks?

    6 Already Gone
    T7 Faith
    T7 Have You Seen The Stars Tonite?
  2. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    DQ: I think Leon Russell and the Allman's could cover each other's songs

    I think anybody else here doing From The Beginning (other than possibly Bowie) would be a disaster.
  3. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

    DQ: I'd love to hear Prince taking on David Bowie. And vice versa.
  4. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    "Song for You" again

    DQ: Agree with Brian Kelly about Russell and the Allmans, and Eagles would have been good on "Melissa" as well.
  5. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    George Michael - When Doves Cry
    David Bowie - Have You Seen The Stars Tonite
    Leon Russell - Melissa
  6. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Golden Gate

    The Droopy Dog of this TWL.



    I think having Bowie and Prince swap out would be a winner either way.

    Then from my demented dark side...

    Have this TWL's bottom-feeders, Kantner and Michael, swap out. Not so much a train wreck as a Roswell crash.
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  7. joepepitone

    joepepitone Forum Resident

    "Faith" a la Bowie would have been interesting. Leon in his prime covering "Already Gone".
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  8. GodShifter

    GodShifter Are you having a laugh?®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Leon Russell = out

    I could see Bowie or Prince doing their own versions of all these songs and they aren't catastrophic.
  9. tcbtcb

    tcbtcb Forum Resident

    sugar hill nh usa
    I voted ELP...
    But how is "When Doves Cry" losing this so far--?
  10. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I think Prince covering Bowie or Bowie covering Prince would've been interesting - but probably not with the songs in question. I just have a hard time imagining Prince with the icy Teutonic grandeur of "Station to Station" or Bowie with the yelping expressiveness of "Doves"... :shrug:
  11. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    General anti-80s sentiment?

    I'm voting off ELP until they're not there to vote off no more! :)
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  12. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    I voted Prince because, well, I can't stand Prince.
  13. Flying to my Ohm

    Flying to my Ohm Member

    Such ingratitude! How could you vote against Leon Russell when he wrote the darn Song for You? :)
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  14. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    When Doves Cry had to go
  15. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

    I think Prince could have done something with the "side effects of the cocaine" part of the song, if not the train beginning. And if you imagine a Let's Dance-era Bowie (slight anachronism, I know) crooning through "When Doves Cry", it would require a drastic rearrangement, but it could totally work.

    Prince did cover "'Heroes'" on the Piano and a Microphone dates. I've yet to hear a good-quality recording of it, though.
  16. thekid87

    thekid87 Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    Song For You

    DQ: Prince could have done some interesting covers for those songs, for sure.
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  17. 99thfloor

    99thfloor Forum Resident

    Voting for "From The Beginning". Interesting how my tie-breaking vote with smallest possibly margin kept "A Song for You" in the game, and now it looks like it will survive another round without problem.

    I don't think the Prince and Bowie songs would work when done by anyone else, they are so idosyncratic and personal, and the production and arrangement are important to the songs. "A Song for You" on the other hand is a song that I think all the others could have done something meaningful out of, it's strenght lies in the basic composition.
  18. joepepitone

    joepepitone Forum Resident

    Golly, I'm so sad Prince was voted off.
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  19. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

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