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Re: (TV) another Verlaine cover..and a new thread???
Wichita Lineman- Freedy Johnston
California Dreamin'- American Music Club
Sway- Alejandro Escovedo
SCOTT ALDRICH wrote:
> Great list but Soul Shoes is an original. Graham Parker did a great cover of
> "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5, though, calling it, "I Want You Back
> (Again)", it was the B-side to "Mercury Poisoning", I think, on Stiff. Also
> on the live promo-LP "Live at the Marble Arch" he does a killer "Kansas
> City" and "Chain Of Fools". I guess you could call Dave Edmunds/Rockpile's
> "Crawling From The Wreckage" a cover( and a great one), but since Parker
> never officially recorded it, it stands as an original, since Dave's
> repertoire pretty much consists of other people's tunes.
> Also just thought of a great one: Alex Chilton doing "Femme Fatale" on "Big
> Star/Third/Sister Lovers" with Steve Cropper on guitar. Beautiful and weird.
> Also on that record he does a rocking cover of "Till The End Of The Day", by
> the Kinks, though it's more of a straight cover. Another great
> collaboration/cover is George Jones doing "StrangerIn The House" with Elvis
> Costello. Very appropriate honky-tonk sound. Interestingly enough, on
> Elvis's own version of his song (released as a promo-only single with the
> first 50,000 pressings of This Year's Model in the UK), he and the
> Attractions do a slow, funky version of the Damned's "Neat,Neat,Neat" on the
> B-side, an oddity indeed, and well worth seeking out. It's a live version
> with saxophone! Pretty cool. Also from the same year(78) Elvis and Richard
> Hell performed "You Gotta Lose" and "Shattered" together at CBGB's. If
> that's not a great homage to the Stones I don't know what is.
> Elvis plays rhythm guitar to "Shattered" like "Radio, Radio"(think his
> appearance on SNL that year).
> >From: "Nick Powell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: <email@example.com>
> >Subject: Re: (TV) another Verlaine cover..and a new thread???
> >Date: Mon, Jan 24, 2000, 12:19 PM
> > 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
> > vinyl
> > 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
> > Residents Satisfaction
> > Television Psychotic Reaction/Fire Engine
> > Capitol Punishment In Dreams( my award for best destruction of a song--in a
> > good way)
> > Down By Law 500 Miles( the slight change to the lyrics makes it really
> > funny)
> > 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..................
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <Adoinel73@aol.com>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 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
> > several
> >> covers of everyone from John Cale to old Gospel hymns. One song that I
> > was
> >> pleased to hear her do was Patti Smiths and Verlaines song Break It Up off
> >> Horses.
> >> So much talk on the list about Another Girl Another Planet that it
> > reminded
> >> 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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