Covers Versions that are outrageously creative/inventive.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rooster_Ties, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Rooster_Ties

    Rooster_Ties Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just stumbled on this clip in YouTube, and had to come up with an excuse to post it...

    Gang of Four's 1979 song "No Great Men" (original on YouTube)..., as covered by a traditional Javanese gamelan ensemble (song starts about 45-seconds in):

  2. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Does Blue Swede's cover of BJ Thomas'
    "Hooked On A Feeling" count?

    I think their quirky arrangement and additional touches just made it hookier.
  3. Chazzbo13

    Chazzbo13 Forum Resident

    Johnstown, PA

    The song comes on during the closing credits of the film...took me a few seconds to recognize the song, but once I caught
  4. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    I thought the subject line meant album covers.
    Mr.Sean, KASHMIR, BeatlesBop and 4 others like this.
  5. igor stravinsky

    igor stravinsky Forum Resident

    paris, france
  6. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

    Another "your favourite covers" thread? Yes, I do not get the exceptional creativity of this cover. This one is sure better imho, still not sure if it is that creative. MAr Ribot While My Guitar Gently Weeps
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  7. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
    Jimi's "All Along The Watchtower"!
  8. starfieldroad

    starfieldroad Forum Resident

    - Nouvelle Vague has done some interesting ones

    - translating anything to bluegrass - a la Hayseed Dixie

    - translating anything to cello / classical - a la Apocalyptica

    - jazz intepretations, a la John Coltrane- favorite things

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  9. starfieldroad

    starfieldroad Forum Resident

    The Minutemen: Ain't Talkin Bout Love
  10. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    I don't know about timing, but after Linda McCartney died, Chrissie Hynde did a slow, mournful version at her tribute that was very poignant given the circumstances. Being familiar only with Sinatra's swing of this, her rendition made my eyes fill up.
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  11. scotto

    scotto Forum Resident

    So did I.
  12. timind

    timind Don't blame me

    Westfield, IN USA
    I like this one:
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  13. I don't know if you can beat this steel drum interpretation of Joy Division's "Transmission" by Steel Harmony, performed during a parade in Manchester...

  14. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Surfin' USA by French, Frith, Kaiser & Thompson:

    Dig those backing vocals!

    The album in question also includes a splendid cover, sung by Richard Thompson, of the Japanese 1970s classic Hai sai Oji san.
  15. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Emerson Lake & Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition
  16. Speaking of Frith: Take that, Martha!

  17. heyMo

    heyMo Forum Resident

    Joe Cocker did a few covers, but my favorite is With A Little Help From My Friends. Really different from the original.
  18. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Not sure it's too outrageous, but Marshall Crenshaw doing Prince's Take Me With U is quite different. Good too!
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  19. John Moschella

    John Moschella Forum Resident

    Christiansburg, VA
    When I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of the Kate Bush version of Rocket Man and then the Aztec Camera version of Jump.
  20. Summer of Malcontent

    Summer of Malcontent Forum Resident

    The first two that sprang to mind were a colliery brass band that covered A Guy Called Gerald's acid house classic 'Voodoo Ray' (swings like crazy), and power pop band The Shazam choosing to cover 'Revolution 9' as a pop song, an amazingly reckless and creative idea:
  21. sami

    sami Mono Rules

    Jersey Shore
    This must be heard on white vinyl only!


    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

    Hoover, AL
    Dwight Yoakam's bluegrass cover of Purple Rain
    rockinlazys, c-eling and bonus like this.
  23. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Jeff Beck - A Day in the Life.

  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    always loved this cover!
  25. Adamski777

    Adamski777 Forum Resident

    John Cale - Heartbreak Hotel


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