Unusual and GOOD cover versions

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  1. ouchmonkey

    ouchmonkey Singe Gainsbourg

    on Suicide covers, this one is magnificent

     
  2. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    cf. Soft Cell w/ Clint Ruin doing Ghost Rider

     
  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Good cover of the Happy MOndays classic...really manage to get that 70s look and sound
     
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  4. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    I think that is the original version from the 70's!
    I remember it well :)
     
  5. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming



    Lithium - Polyphonic Spree
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    :thumbs: it is indeed...i was trying to make a joke :(
     
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  7. no-no

    no-no Small robot you know

  8. no-no

    no-no Small robot you know

  9. no-no

    no-no Small robot you know

    Welcome to the jungle

     
  10. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Sorry :facepalm: I'm a bit slow on the uptake :D
     
  11. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member



    Here's a not-too-bad cover of a 1930's Bing Crosby classic by some soul singer or other
     
  12. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    "good and unusual" - thats hardly GnR!
    Isnt that really the lion sleeps tonight?

    Siouxsie ?
     
  13. no-no

    no-no Small robot you know

    Half n half....works for me
     
  14. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    hash tag don't bring me into this...I got enough myther last time!

    Axl was known for his tight fit trousers and shorts :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  15. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    Don't panic, I've only got the one....I've been holding myself back :D
     
  16. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Pinball Wizard.
     
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  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I was expecting a windmill on a ukelele there for a moment, at least some vigarous strumming :facepalm::D
     
  18. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Four chaps from East Dulwich offer a version of John Lennon's Cold Turkey which is far superior to the original:

     
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  19. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  20. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    I saw these play this song on The Tube tv show and recorded their performance by putting a tape recorder next to the telly. It was all I ever heard by them until the internet and I played that tape to death! I think it's way better than the original too.
     
  21. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Winehouse's Valerie is the only acceptable version, imo.
     
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  22. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    unusual and the tv show it was in was GOOD

     
  23. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    headphones for best results. god, this is good...

     
  24. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    They split up after this, their second 12" single, was released so there sadly wasn't anything more to hear. The Coyne brothers (bass and vocals) formed the Godfathers who were good for a bit then not as interesting but quite popular for several albums thereafter. The other two became the Unholy Trinity who released a great demo quality 5 track EP then packed up. Sid Presley Experience graffiti used to adorn the walls of Herne Hill and elsewhere before the singles came out so I was vaguely aware of them before I'd heard them.
     
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  25. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    i might be alone in preferring the original but this cover is still superb

     
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  26. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Billy Stewart kills Summertime.

     
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  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Ace of Spades cover by Alice Coopers band including Nita Strauss :)
     
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    a cover of the professionals' 'join the professionals'
     
  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    a cover of an auld bob dylan song
     
  30. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    Not particularly unusual version, maybe an unusual tune to cover at all. Good.

     

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