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Old 03-17-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Funny how some artists can do both terrible and wonderful covers. Example: Tina Turner.

Best - "Proud Mary" (I know, it was actually Ike and Tina, but who's splitting hairs? )

Worst - "Missing You", a cover of John Waite's original. I love Tina Turner, but this song... unh unh!!!
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Ooh! Thought of another one!

Gold Dust Woman ~ Fleetwood Mac. Awesome song!

Gold Dust Woman ~ Hole.

I love the way they added more grunt to it, but Courtney PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!!!! DO NOT SING!!!!
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Kansas City
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I just thought of another bad one.

Let's Spend The Night Together - By The Rolling Stones - Covered by David Bowie.


Hear the studio version


Hear and see the live version
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:00 AM
 
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best cover version of all-time-little darlin' by the diamonds!
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: on an island
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My kid just turned me onto an interesting cover of Neil Young's "Keep On Rockin in the Free World."
It's by the Moog Cookbook, it's done with synthesizer, and though I do prefer the original, it's not bad at all, it's got plenty of thrust and power.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Moog Cookbook is the brainchild of Roger Manning, who lent his talents to the excellent but short-lived power-pop band Jellyfish.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:32 PM
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Great cover version of the Association's Windy by Wes Montgomery. Bad cover version? Petula Clark's chart hit Downtown done by (drum roll please), Mrs. Miller!! Talk about bad, that is beyond bad!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Now don't leave us high and dry. EVERYBODY deserves a crack at her. She's off in every way, but we have to realize it was her shtick. Gawd, I hope that's what it was. And that whistling: Oh my. Your the one who brought her up, my friend...


YouTube - Downtown by Mrs. Miller
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:10 AM
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You're right. I deserve nothing but grief for mentioning it. Releasing the Greatest hits was bad enough but to put out a country album later-sheesh!!!! Never knew the whole story behind putting out that stuff to start with!
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:18 AM
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I think I'll start working on better cover versions for a while. It's hard to improve on anything That Simon and Garfunkel does, IMHO, but Sergio Mendez and Brasil 66 does a great job on "Scarborough Fair." I never get tired of listening to this group.
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