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Re: Cover Songs - Davy Crockett
« Reply #75 on: September 29, 2007, 08:09:12 PM »
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  • Here's one tune that was silly to start with ... didn't need America's song butchers to make this one a guffaw getter!

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    Re: Cover Songs - Remember "Have Gun Will Travel"?
    « Reply #76 on: October 12, 2007, 06:23:38 PM »
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  • Here's one from the early days of TV ... The show Have Gun, Will Travel (1957 - 1963) starred Richard Boone. The show followed the adventures of Paladin, a gentleman-turned-gunfighter who preferred to settle problems without violence, yet, when forced to fight, excelled. When working, he dressed in black, used calling cards and wore a holster which carried characteristic chess knight emblems, and carried a derringer under his belt.

    A proper turn for the TV's theme song came in this rib-tickling remake of the Paladin song.


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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #77 on: March 09, 2009, 06:11:16 PM »
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  • Although NOT officially a cover song, this tune by the Galvatrons (2008 - to release their first album soon) is so similar to the 1980's Devo tune "That's Good" that I thought it worth noting. Also, wikipedia mentioned Devo as one of The Galvatrons' main influences.

    It's nice to see that weird-ass, odd, idiotic, funky music is still sorta-kinda popular.



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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #78 on: February 18, 2010, 01:35:44 AM »
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  • Speaking of cover songs, I didn't know until just the other day that the Three Dog Night hit "One" was actually a cover and Harry Nilsson was the originator.
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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #79 on: February 18, 2010, 11:43:32 AM »
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  • It's funny that you guys bring this up, but my book mentions this very fact, along with lots of other information regarding covers and who did them originally.

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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #80 on: February 18, 2010, 05:56:05 PM »
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  • Well it was weird, I had my Windows Media Player on shuffle and TDN's "One" comes on and the composer info scrolled along saying "Harry Nilsson". I then looked it up on Wikipedia and sure enough Nilsson performed the original. I'm a fan of both so I found the Nilsson version and while it is good TDN's cover trumps it.

    I am surprised nobody called out Shemoley a few years back. I did a quick Google search and found that the two most covered songs are both Beatles songs: "Yesterday" of course and surprisingly enough "Eleanor Rigby". Some sites even had Rigby ahead of Yesterday, and "Louie Louie was nowhere on any of those lists.
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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #81 on: February 18, 2010, 09:01:57 PM »
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  • My favorite covers:

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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #82 on: February 18, 2010, 09:20:40 PM »
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    Who's song is "Diamonds and Rust"?

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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #83 on: February 18, 2010, 09:30:37 PM »
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    Who's song is "Diamonds and Rust"?



    Joan Baez.  Halford sings that song beautifully.

    As for "House of the Rising Sun," not sure who does the original, but I found out recently Bob Dylan covered it on his first album. 


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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #84 on: February 18, 2010, 11:43:58 PM »
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  • I think you guys will really like my project. So much of this material is covered in my book. Anyway, all of Three Dog Night's hits were composed by well known writers like Nilsson, Hoyt Axton, Leo Sayer and Paul Williams. Wikipedia is an ok source, but it contains much false information.

    My favorite covers..I'll have to think about that. Most covers don't due justice to the originals, but there are some cases where the covers exceed the original versions. One that does stand out is Benjamin Gibbard's acoustic version of the Tracey Ulman hit of the 80's "They Don't Know". I also like the Jeffrey Gaines version of "In Your Eyes" much more than the Peter Gabriel standard.

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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #85 on: February 18, 2010, 11:46:34 PM »
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  • Joan Baez.  Halford sings that song beautifully.

    As for "House of the Rising Sun," not sure who does the original, but I found out recently Bob Dylan covered it on his first album. 


    "House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song by Josh White that was adapted by The Animals' Alan Price.

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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #86 on: February 19, 2010, 09:19:57 AM »
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  • Here's a cover that I bet you didn't know; The Knack covering The Kink's "The Hard Way".

    The Knack was a band that I thought was a one-hit band, but their work stands up today, and also had some of the filthiest lyrics around.

    Lead singer Doug Fieger passed away last week after a batttle with cancer. He was 57.

    Did anybody ever see The Knack live? I bet they were great in person.


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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #87 on: February 19, 2010, 10:34:41 AM »
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  • Here's a cover that I bet you didn't know; The Knack covering The Kink's "The Hard Way".

    The Knack was a band that I thought was a one-hit band, but their work stands up today, and also had some of the filthiest lyrics around.

    Lead singer Doug Fieger passed away last week after a batttle with cancer. He was 57.

    Did anybody ever see The Knack live? I bet they were great in person.


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    Whoa! I'll have to check that out tonight when I'm not at work and can check out youtube.  I'm a really a big Kinks fan, and "The Hard Way" isn't exactly a predictable choice.  There was a priod in the late 70's and early 80's where EVERYBODY was doing Kinks covers.  I think that's one of the reasons why they got their second wave of commercial success in America.

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    Re: Cover Songs
    « Reply #88 on: February 19, 2010, 10:40:29 AM »
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  • I think you guys will really like my project. So much of this material is covered in my book.


    Just let us know when we can pre-order it, I remember you said it'll be available in May.  I'll definitely check it out.

     


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