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Re: (TV) another Verlaine cover..and a new thread???
Hope I'm not too late--I love covers.
I've said before on the list I reckon the best cover version ever put on
is Husker Du doing 8 Miles High.
In my my view Husker Du were kings of covers as I'd also include(not all put
on vinyl/cd etc)
by them, Sunshine Superman, Love Is All Around(Rhoda theme tune), Blitzkrieg
Bop, Helter Skelter and Daytripper(and if they can make me like a couple of
Beatles songs then that's an achievement--believe me!).
I love loads of others but have to cut it down a bit.
Stiff Little Fingers Johnny Was( this band told me more about the troubles
in Northern Ireland than any politician).
Billy Bragg Which Side Are You On( he did adapt it a bit) and World Turned
Upside Down( the 2 songs most likely to bring me close to tears--they
immediately bring back memories of the mid-eighties miners strike in Britain
and that fu*king woman Thatcher).
Lemonheads Amazing Grace
Naked Raygun Love Battery
Dead Kennedys Viva Las Vegas
Television Psychotic Reaction/Fire Engine
Capitol Punishment In Dreams( my award for best destruction of a song--in a
Down By Law 500 Miles( the slight change to the lyrics makes it really
Chris Farlowe Out Of Time
Screeching Weasel I Can See Clearly Now
Love Sculpture Sabre Dance
Frankie Goes To Hollywood War(whatever you thought of them--they got an
anti-war song to #1 in the charts for weeks).
Nils Lofgren Goin Back
Graham Parker & The Rumour Soul Shoes
I could go on but..................
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Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2000 1:33 AM
Subject: (TV) another Verlaine cover..and a new thread???
> Just got set Three on the Maria Mckee tree list today and it includes
> covers of everyone from John Cale to old Gospel hymns. One song that I
> pleased to hear her do was Patti Smiths and Verlaines song Break It Up off
> So much talk on the list about Another Girl Another Planet that it
> me of a great cover that the Replacements did of it. In an attempt to
> perhaps start a new thread, what are peoples favorite cover versions???
> off the top of my head here are some of mine.
> Big Star's Ballad of El Goodo....Vanessa Paradis
> Patti Smith's Free Money.....Maria Mckee
> Dylans Knockin On Heavens Door....Television
> Beatles Across The Universe.....Fiona Apple
> Bowie's Ziggy Stardust....Nina Hagen
> Television's Little Johnny Jewell.....Siouxsie and Banshees
> Bee Gees Holiday....Claudine Longet
> Kinks I'm Not Like Everybody Else....Boss Hog
> Jim Carroll's It's Too Late.....Seven Year Bitch
> Psycho(who's song is this??)....Elvis Costello
> Jeremy US
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