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Artists whose only song is a cover

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by SpookyFrank, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    hah, see I only know ray&robinson. Heavy mtv2 rotation? indie disco? who can say, it was so long ago...
     
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  2. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    I used to have a friend who was just not into my sort of music, which tended to be back then more sort of generic Indie and grunge type stuff. She was more into pop. I saw the Lemonheads as being on the very commercial edge of what I liked. She surprised me one day by singing "It's a shame about Ray" which i barely knew. I think judging by that it might be more well known than one would think. :p
     
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  3. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Fair enough. I stand corrected.
     
  4. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    Johnny Cash - Hurt
     
  5. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    Kirsty MaColl - A New England....? Though she wrote a new bit for it.... :hmm:
     
  6. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    She also wrote songs for other artists IIRC, and her own originals are great too:

     
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  7. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    yeah i know - i might be her biggest fan. same with Johnny Cash, really. Just stirring.
     
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  8. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    Army of Me, All is Full of Love
     
  9. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    She wrote this in fact:

    This thread is getting meta as fuck :hmm:
     
  10. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    The Fall - Victoria or Ghost in My house.

    Actually being serious here even though I know everything by the Fall. Everything.
     
  11. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    yeah i have a version by Kirsty somewhere :)
     
  12. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    I'm gonna get in trouble for this one but fuck it.

    Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding
     
  13. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Nah. Lost in Music.
     
  14. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    I doubt Mark E Smith knows even half his own back catalogue tbh.
     
  15. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    A friend of mine - an obsessive fall fan - named his gig promo company after a fall song. When he told Mark E Smith about this, he just looked at him blankly. Had no idea what he was talking about and had never heard of the song.
     
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  16. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    I'm bingeing on Kirsty MacColl tunes now. Pure class :cool:

    e2a:
     
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  17. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Plus Come on Feel the Lemonheads was a big (and good) album at the time. Any 'indie kid' of a certain age will likely know a few Lemonheads tracks.
     
  18. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    :(
     
  19. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    I went to see Ian Hunter the other week. He's awesome!
     
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  20. S☼I

    S☼I Comic sans routine

    People with only what I can only conclude is the most vague knowledge of music are spoiling the thread :mad:
     
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  21. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    That's kind of the point of the thread. We're talking about the songs people with only a vague knowledge of music will know well. People who listen to radio 2 in the car on the way to work, those people.
     
  22. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    Who's that then?
     
  23. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    couldn't find a UK chart position but wiki has it at No 3 in the billboard US singles charts. So it must have had some airtime over here if not on the radio much, the cable music channels and venues etc
     
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  24. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Hardly her best known tho. Most average Joe's will only know there's a guy works down the chip shop!
     
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  25. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    I thought that was who the thread was aimed that!
     
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  26. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    First tune I knew by them iirc.

    Although it might have been this


    but then I listened to their first album and this stood out...


    ...and then I kinda stopped listening to the Lemonheads tbh.

    But then...recently they did this, which I love!


    So it turns out that they were a great covers band from start to finish, regardless of Mrs Robinson!
     
  27. S☼I

    S☼I Comic sans routine

    I just fail to believe anyone knows a single Fall song. It's a few, all of them, or none
     
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  28. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    They never really had a 'hit' did they. I only really know one album tbh.
     
  29. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Trans trash

    I must be out of touch
     
  30. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    The Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall
     
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