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Cover Versions (Beware - Old Fogey Music)

Mark Oates (Reviewer) posted this on Saturday, 28th April 2012, 01:48

I was listening to "...sing Bacharach & David" on BBC4 tonight and browsing the internet when suddenly my ears were assaulted by somebody slaughtering "What`s New Pussycat".  The culprit was crooner Mel Torme, backed by a full orchestra.  It was bad enough the orchestra was over-egging the orchestration of the song, but Mr Torme himself was happily singing the song his way - his tempo, his rhythm, his melody.  No resemblance whatsoever to the Academy-Award-Nominated for Best Song 1965 version sung by Tom Jones.  Literally all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order.

Do these old-school "I can sing it better than him" cover versions of well-known or iconic songs drive anybody else bananas?

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 28th April 2012, 09:57

I think the problem with that era is often even the originals you remember are covers themselves.

Sort of related, try a bit of Richard Cheese...




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admars (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 24th February 2015, 12:49

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 25th February 2015, 02:39

The original Hound Dog before old snake hips got hold of it and for me a lot better.



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admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 15th July 2015, 16:38



a work mate just sent me that, pretty good, their version of Run to the Hills afterwards is worth a listen as well :)

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admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 11th September 2015, 21:05

cheating, but fun none the less :)




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admars (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 21st April 2016, 20:27

just watching Later...with Jools Holland from Tue night, Jool and Paul Simon mention this....





it works really well, cos they haven't just turned it into a metal song, it's interesting in a kind of opposite of Johnny Cash covering NIN Hurt and other contemporary rock songs kind of way :)

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Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Thursday, 21st April 2016, 20:55

Quote:
admars says...
"it works really well, cos they haven't just turned it into a metal song, it's interesting in a kind of opposite of Johnny Cash covering NIN Hurt and other contemporary rock songs kind of way :)"

I really love his version of Hurts, helped by the video, and his version of Personal Jesus is pretty good as well...

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badboybez (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 21st April 2016, 22:26

Funnily enough downloaded the new (ish) album from Disturbed yesterday - brilliant and what a great cover of The Sound Of Silence.

Quite like a bit of Lissie - seen her a few times - really like her version of I will Always Love you.

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Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Friday, 22nd April 2016, 09:12



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