Cover songs by artists who are very unlike the original artist.

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    I really like Adele's cover of the Dylan song "Make you feel my Love".  I believe it will be featured on an upcoming CD of Dylan covers.

     
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    I don't know who sang the original theme from the Mary Tyler Moore Show (Love Is All Around), but it certainly sounds nothing like Joan Jett's version. The first time I saw this song listed on a Jett compilation, I thought it would be a cover of the Troggs' wonderful Love Is All Around Us. Imagine my surprise when I heard the theme from my mother's favorite TV show instead.

    That Joan . . .

    She's a pistol.


     
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    Check out this Nirvana deconstruction by Boston's Will Dailey: 

     
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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSsB74HG7jo

    speaking of ben folds...
     
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    All along the watchtower- Jimi Hendrix/Bob Dylan
    Mony Mony - Tommy James and the Shondells/ Billy Idol
    Love Hurts - Nazareth/Everly Brothers
    And the most extreme example:
    Pat Boone's album: No more Mr. Nice Guy covering Alice Cooper,Metallica,Deep Purple among others
     
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    In Response to Re: Cover songs by artists who are very unlike the original artist.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Cover songs by artists who are very unlike the original artist. : Feeling kinda evil after the Karen/ Mama Cass joke, but has it occured to anyone that. "If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady"  is pretty gay? NTTABT
    Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]

    Only if the carpenter is a lady:



     
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    I'm sorry if I missed it but I have to say Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt," originally by Nine Inch Nails.

     
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    [QUOTE]I'm sorry if I missed it but I have to say Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt," originally by Nine Inch Nails.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]
     
    Let's not forget NIN's version of Dead Soul's originally done by Joy Division.
     
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    Shane MacGowan and the Popes covering Cracklin Rose

    Aztec Camera covering Jump by Van Halen

     
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    10,000 Maniacs covering Peace Train.   Not an awesomely extreme or original version, but it was inspired, and they did put their stamp on it. 

      
     
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    [QUOTE]10,000 Maniacs covering Peace Train.   Not an awesomely extreme or original version, but it was inspired, and they did put their stamp on it.    
    Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]
    You probably know this story, but after Cat called for Rushdie's death, Natalie had "Peace Train" removed from newly issued copies of "In My Tribe."
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Cover songs by artists who are very unlike the original artist. : You probably know this story, but after Cat called for Rushdie's death, Natalie had "Peace Train" removed from newly issued copies of "In My Tribe."
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    I didn't know this.  Kudos to her for taking a stand like that.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Cover songs by artists who are very unlike the original artist. : You probably know this story, but after Cat called for Rushdie's death, Natalie had "Peace Train" removed from newly issued copies of "In My Tribe."
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]
    Thank you.  
    Actually, I learned this interesting fact just this morning, at the time I posted.  I love Merchant's rendition of the song, and have only been able to find live versions of 10,000 Maniacs playing it, so I looked it up and that's when I saw the blurb below on Amazon.  Like Hfx, I was impressed with 10,000 Maniacs' decision re: the allbum, and it finally put the issue to "where is this recorded" to rest.  "In my Tribe" was their breakthrough album, albeit not their first.  

    " ...a cover of Cat Stevens's "Peace Train" offered listeners a familiar port of entry. However, when Muslim convert Stevens announced his support of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini's call for the execution of Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, the band rereleased the album without "Peace Train." --John Milward."  

     
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    I have the original In My Tribe on CD. Natalie Merchant is a person of very strong beliefs and principles, but I'm keeping my CD.Wink
     
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    [QUOTE]I have the original In My Tribe on CD. Natalie Merchant is a person of very strong beliefs and principles, but I'm keeping my CD.
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]
    DD,
    Are you saying "Peace Train" is on your CD?    And yes, I like Merchant very much, and if the CD was released with PT on it, that's not exactly your doing.  They "re" released the album, so if you got in on the first wave, that was your good fortune.  :D

     
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    Are you saying "Peace Train" is on your CD?    And yes, I like Merchant very much, and if the CD was released with PT on it, that's not exactly your doing.  They "re" released the album, so if you got in on the first wave, that was your good fortune.  :D

    Yes, it is on my CD. If my principles were as strong as Natalie's, I would have destroyed my copy. I like Natalie Merchant as an entertainer, but I don't share her beliefs and principles. I was into 10,000 Maniacs back in their heyday and saw them in concert a couple of times. I always felt out of place at those shows as most of the audience seemed to be sincere young idealists who absolutely worshipped the band. Me, I just liked the music.
     
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    The album "Deadicated" had a few nice ones.

    Ripple by Jane's addiction stands out to me.

    There was a similar Hendrix album with a cover of one of the Axis songs by PM Dawn, I think. The whole albums was covers but I remember liking the song, too bad I can't remember which song it was and I no longer have the CD...

    Along the lines of Satisfaction by Devo, I would also include Working in the Coal Mine which was originally by Lee Dorsey if I remember correctly

    Sinatra covering the Girl from Ipanema (not the greatest cover, but still, its Frank)


     
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    [QUOTE]The album "Deadicated" had a few nice ones. Ripple by Jane's addiction stands out to me. There was a similar Hendrix album with a cover of one of the Axis songs by PM Dawn, I think. The whole albums was covers but I remember liking the song, too bad I can't remember which song it was and I no longer have the CD... Along the lines of Satisfaction by Devo, I would also include Working in the Coal Mine which was originally by Lee Dorsey if I remember correctly Sinatra covering the Girl from Ipanema (not the greatest cover, but still, its Frank)
    Posted by bashbash[/QUOTE]

    Devo did some interesting covers, didn't they?
     
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    20 unusual cover albums

    This guy hits on a lot of stuff discussed here.

     
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    [QUOTE]20 unusual cover albums This guy hits on a lot of stuff discussed here.
    Posted by polar123[/QUOTE]
    Polar, you really should have warned us about Michael Bolton!!!
     
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    Last Kiss Pearl Jam.
    Counting Crows Big Yellow Taxi
    Country roads Toots and the Maytals
    Gin and Juice the gourds
    Boyz in the hood Dynamite Hack
     
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    The last post referenced Country Road by Toots and the Maytals. Now that I think of it there are a a few other reggae interpretations I can think of...

    Let it Be by the Ethiopians
    Weather Report by the Tennors (basically Paul Simon's "the only living boy in NY")

    One could also mention the whole Dread Zeppelin novelty act from around 1989, but they are probably best forgotten. I don't think their songs count as covers since that was their entire shtick.
     
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    I was just flipping through DirecTV's music channels and heard Carrie Underwood singing Motley Crue's Home Sweet Home.
     
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    Celine Dion did a cover of ACDC's "You shook me all night long", which is so bad it that I would take waterboarding over having to listen to this horror show.

    On the other hand Joan Jett does great covers, my favorite would be crimson and clover, by Tommy James and the shondells.
     

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