Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Price.pittsburgh, Mar 25, 2020 at 9:02 PM.
I didn't know he didn't write that!
Show Of Hands: 'Time After Time'
Mike Nesmith covered Eric Clapton's I Looked Away on his Nevada Fighter album. Nez's version is sublime using Red Rhode's pedal steel in-lieu of Clapton's own solo.
First one I thought of as well.
U2 - Night and Day
Tim Hardin's cover of Bobby Darin's Simple Song of Freedom
And while at THAT: Nick's version of "Indoor Fireworks"
Trying to rigorously stick to "recording artist in my top 20 or so fave artists, and REALLY adore their cover, more than nearly any other version" and not just "random list of cover versions I dig" but there really aren't that many. But some:
Beach Boys version of "I Can Hear Music" (Greenwich-Barry-Spector)
Neil Young's version of "Four Strong Winds" (Tyson)
Ramones version of "Needles and Pins" (Bono-Nitzsche)
Ian Matthews: Seven Bridges Road (written by Steve Young)
An arrangement later 'borrowed' by The Eagles, some of whose number were friends of Ian's at the time and who had a copy of Ian's album 'Valley Hi'
Jefferson Airplane / Grace Slick : Triad
Cat Power - Bathysphere
Jackie DeShannon - So Long Johnny (Bacharach /David)
Elvis C. - My Funny Valentine.
I was seventeen or so, and my Mom, who was generally sick of my music, leaned her head in and said, "Now THAT one actually has a good voice."
Donald Fagen - Ruby Baby (Leiber/Stoller)
Surprised I haven't seen The Beach Boys Sloop John B yet.
Rod Stewart "Downtown Train"
The Replacements - "Another Girl, Another Planet"
Lloyd Cole - "Most of the Time", Dylan cover
They're very good at interpreting others' songs aren't they?
A couple of faves:
Peter Gabriel's Secret World
Dire Straits' Tunnel Of Love
I love their versions of Richard Shindell songs too.
Phil's interpretation of 'Next Best Western' is a highlight of live shows as is his version of 'Willin'
Elvis Costello - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk
Also "I Hear You Knocking."
Deep Purple - Hush
Motorhead - Sympathy For The Devil
Might as well just list the whole catalog.
Wizz Jones - Dazzling Stranger written by Alan Tunbridge
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