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lacklustre
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Join date: Nov 2002
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#1
So the new 'Stubbs the Zombie" videogame has a soundtrack of old 50's tunes covered by indie artists ie. Walkmen, Rogue Wave, Raveonnettes, Death Cab for Cutie, Dandy Warhols, among others. Kind of got me thinking what other good covers there are of older songs by indie bands. For instance, Iron and Wine does a couple great covers - Such Great Heights and Waiting for Superman. Leslie Feist does a great job of Secret Heart originally by Ron Sexsmith too. Anyways, if you can think of any nifty covers I'd love to hear about them.
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Andrewbiles
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Join date: Nov 2001
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#2
Adam Green - What a waster (Libertines)
Cat Power - The covers record
Flunk - Blue Monday (New Order)
Innocence Mission - What a wonderful world (Louis Armstrong)
Harry - Push it (Salt n Pepper)
Nina Gordon - Straight outta Compton (NWA)
Kind of Like Spitting - Song for You (Leon Russell)
Decemberists - I've changed my plea to guilty (Morrissey)
Bob Nanna - Nightmares by the sea (Jeff Buckley)
Ted Leo - Since you been gone (Kelly Clarkson)
The Mountain Goats - The boys are back in town (Thin Lizzy - has 'ignition' by R Kelly in it as well)
Owen - One (U2)
Incubus - Teardrop (Massive Attack)

Gotta love the covers, there's so many good ones...
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Goon
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#3
Well, I think Weezer does Velouria better than the Pixies.

Also..

Ben Kweller's version of the Sweater song (weezer)
Ben Folds Five ( all their covers are great) - She don't use Jelly (flaming Lips?) Video Killed the Radio Star (the Buggles) and Tiny Dancer.
Rilo Kiley - After Hours (Velvet Underground)

I'll think up some more.
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slinks
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Join date: May 2005
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#4
DCFC "This Charming Man" (The Smiths)
StrongBad
Indie Maniac
Join date: Jun 2003
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#5
The Pixies- "Winterlong" (Neil Young)
The Gords- "Gin & Juice" (Snoop Dogg)
New Pornographers- "When I Was a Baby" (Donner Party)
Radiohead- "Nobody Does it Better" (Carly Simon)

.....plenty more I can't think of right now
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tezhall
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Join date: Oct 2002
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#6
Damien Rice's live cover of Creep is pretty beautiful when it mixes straight into Blowers Daughter is one of those rare spine tingling moments in life

(did I already post that in the a/i gmail yet andrew?)
chinko
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#7
if feeder counts then theyre cover of beautiful boy is good. and everybody hurts by REM, they did a cover of that and its pretty damn good, nothing to the original but my mum commented that it was a great cover
Andrewbiles
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#9
Quote by tezhall
Damien Rice's live cover of Creep is pretty beautiful when it mixes straight into Blowers Daughter is one of those rare spine tingling moments in life

(did I already post that in the a/i gmail yet andrew?)


Don't think so, but I seem to remember the 'creep' cover was on that eskimofriends site anyway. There was a good one of 'hallelujah' as well, and some beautiful recordings of the lovely Lisa Hannigan.
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bobjewell87
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#10
might as turn this on its head (cuase im well RANDUM like that)

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Liam Alan
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#11
Dinosaur Jr - Just Like Heaven (The Cure) <-- Best cover ever!!
Tori Amos - Angie (Rolling Stones)
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i_strum_i_drum
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#12
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DCFC "This Charming Man" (The Smiths)

i pretty much need to hear this


thrice - genie in a bottle (christina aguilera)
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j0nmcc
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#14
Snow patrol did the blowers daughter too
oblique
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#15
I downloaded a live cover of Something by the Beatles that said it was by Radiohead, but I'm not sure if it's real. It's a good cover either way, but things tend to get mislabeled on limewire.
An_anvil_tree
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#16
Elliott Smith - Thirteen (Big Star)
Yo La Tengo - Speeding Motorcycle (Daniel Johnston)
Guster - The Sun Shines Down on Me (Daniel Johnston)
Echo and the Bunnymen - Foggy Notion (The Velvet Underground)
Galaxie 500 - Here She Comes Now (The Velvet Underground)
Of Montreal - Know Your Onion (The Shins)
Calexico - Alone Again Or (Love)

Can't think of anything right now. Those are good though.
SupImJimmy
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#17
Quote by Goon
Well, I think Weezer does Velouria better than the Pixies.

Also..

Ben Kweller's version of the Sweater song (weezer)
Ben Folds Five ( all their covers are great) - She don't use Jelly (flaming Lips?) Video Killed the Radio Star (the Buggles) and Tiny Dancer.
Rilo Kiley - After Hours (Velvet Underground)

I'll think up some more.



I agree with the Velouria comment..
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schmendrick.
Join date: May 2004
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#20
The Smashing Pumpkins cover of Venus in Furs is a really good one
happyslug
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#21
Pixies - Head On (Jesus and Mary Chain)

Blue Aeroplanes - Boy In The Bubble (Paul Simon)

Also, I agree with Liam Alan re Dinosaur Jr - Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
balltounge
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#22
Chris Morris - Mother Banger


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bettyswollox
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#25
Has anyone ever heard of those warchild albums. Bands like feeder, ash, starsailor and muse cover old classics like house of the rising sun. I think (though i'm not 100%) that they bring one out every year, they have some good quality covers on there.

Could i put oasis' cover of my generation by the who in here, that was pretty awesome when they performed it on Jonathan Ross.
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#26
anything you can find by the beelzebubs is awesome, they're a college a capella choir that do covers of popular songs.

their covers of "creep" (radiohead) "so whatcha want" (beastie boys)and ESPECIALLY "burning down the house" by the talking heads are quite dro.
public_witness
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#27
after hearing ted leo cover kelly clarkson, i really wanna hear britney cover sonic youth, or jessica simpson cover the pixies, or something ridiculous like that.
DorkusMalorkus
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#28
Quote by public_witness
after hearing ted leo cover kelly clarkson, i really wanna hear britney cover sonic youth, or jessica simpson cover the pixies, or something ridiculous like that.

*shudders*

Ted Leo, Britney, and Jessica Simpson all in the same sentence...jk

I never liked Ted Leo....

That'd be weird to here some of that stuff covered by britney
bobjewell87
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#29
Quote by public_witness
after hearing ted leo cover kelly clarkson, i really wanna hear britney cover sonic youth, or jessica simpson cover the pixies, or something ridiculous like that.


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Insomniak
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#31
At the Drive-In did a cover of Pink Floyd's "Take up they stethoscope and walk" and it was pretty sweet...trippy as hell too.
pumpkins_rule
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#32
Stars did a cover of This Charming man.

EDIT: does anyone know if the Dresden Doll's cover of War Pigs is any good?
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trev_smith12
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#33
Ambulance LTD- Oceans (Velvet Underground)
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matterrr
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#34
Elliott Smith- Clouds (Quasi) and Nighttime (Big Star)
Radiohead- After the Gold Rush (Neil Young)
The Flaming Lips- Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
The Shins- Harvest (Neil Young)
Teenage Fanclub- Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd)
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#37
Glen Hansard(Frames) cover of everytime(Britney Spears!)...brilliant song once it's sung right!
Andrewbiles
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#38
Steve Wilson's (Porcupine Tree) cover of 'the day before you came' by Abba is good. Also realised recently just how many covers there are on those Low b-sides & rarities discs, if you're a fan of them they're well worth the investment.
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happyslug
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#39
Anyone know who is doing the new cover of "Nothing Compares To You"
bettyswollox
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#40
^^^^That is most probably Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, thats also on that warchild album i was going on about, its pretty cool actually.