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    I really like this, especially since I guess it's what is called a "deep cut" and there are no recordings I know of with The Doors doing it live.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    The guys can play, but I still prefer the original. If I loose my prog credibility, so be it.
    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    Prog cred is massively overrated, Renate.
    Perhaps by the type of folks who inhabit this site. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, it's something that doesn't exist. Anyway, my prog cred has always been on shaky ground. I'm not losing sleep over it. Oh, and it's probable that anyone who likes the original version of "Rolling in the Deep" isn't going to like the Dirty Loops version much. It's all good!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnwayne View Post
    Mel Torme covered a couple of the songs from Steely Dan singer/keysman Donald Fagen's solo album, The Nightfly

    Here's that song about Cuba "The Goodbye Look" done with white-bread scat singing a-plenty
    I liked it! Not as much as the original, but it was a reasonably faithful and respectful version. And there's nothing "white bread" about Mel's scat singing; he was one of the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oreb View Post
    I would be absolutely amazed if Fagen was anything other than really flattered by the Velvet Fog's attention.
    So would I, Fagen being a big jazz fan and all. Not to mention that Torme wrote some pretty good tunes himself.

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    I kind of wish PeterG would show up and defend his sweeping generalization, but I guess I shouldn't hold my breath.

    Oh, just remembered two more great albums of covers:

    King Crimson Jazz Trio - King Crimson Songbook vols I and II.

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    it's white-bred I think it is

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    I actually really like this woman's covers. Olivia Dvorak, aka Poopy Lungstuffing.




    Beautiful cover of the sad, childlike Syd Barrett song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enid View Post
    Beautiful cover of the sad, childlike Syd Barrett song.
    She has Aspergers syndrome




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    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    it's white-bred I think it is
    Do you mean the King Crimson Jazz Trio? If so, what do you mean exactly. Or basically.

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    To the person who said "I hate covers", think about Bob Dylan, then think about what you just said.

    I'm OK if the "cover" does something different with the song. Bob Lind has a wonderful quote: he says "I love it when someone else finds something in one of my songs that i didn't know was there."

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    Physics nerd Queen cover. This kid is pretty spectacular.


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    I like this. I wish there was a better-quality version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    it's white-bred I think it is

    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Do you mean the King Crimson Jazz Trio? If so, what do you mean exactly. Or basically.
    No, in someone's comment there was the phrase "whte bread" and I was just saying I think that's supposed to be 'white bred'. But then I found out it IS 'white-bread', so I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    it's white-bred I think it is



    No, in someone's comment there was the phrase "whte bread" and I was just saying I think that's supposed to be 'white bred'. But then I found out it IS 'white-bread', so I was wrong.
    Got it.

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    a nice cover of a popular Slipknot tune


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    From before string quartet covers became a cliché:



    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
    Cover versions are or can be great but 'ironic' covers are the worst (eg 'Highway to Hell as an acoustic ballad and vice versa)
    You mean like Hayseed Dixie? A little of that goes a long way!
    Confirmed Bachelors: the dramedy hit of 1883...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    From before string quartet covers became a cliché:


    You mean like Hayseed Dixie? A little of that goes a long way!
    I like Hayseed Dixie. They're fun. don't have any recordings though

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    Almost any cover by UB40 comes into my classification of WTF. It would not shock me to learn that they had done a reggae version of God Save the Queen (the anthem, not the Pistols' song). Nothing surprises me anymore with UB40.

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    A buddy recently turned me on to this 20 year old kid who's an amazing multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. There's little doubt in my mind that he's a musical genius.




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    Do not bug a wombat, 'cause wombats bug back,
    and no-one can live through a wombat attack.

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    Bands sometimes cover oldies numbers and think it's really funny for some reason, but it can be awkward. On the new Freak Kitchen they cover Goody Goody and it seems like it's going to be good but it just comes across as rigid. Blind Guardian do some weird covers that rarely work fully. They manage to get some good guitar into their cover of Mr Sandman, but overall the cover fails.

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    Here's Blood Sweat & Tears doing Hendrix's, "Manic Depression":

    http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Manic+De...n/2FJoIa?src=5

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