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    Well, in that case:



    OK, full disclosure: I didn't know about this song. i just decided to Google Klaus Nomi and cover song and see what came up...

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    Kay & I saw Max Raabe & his orchestra earlier this year in Madison, Renate, and he did both those songs.

    He was, of course, brilliant!
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    And then there is a Queen cover
    You remind me that Michael Buble is on my shit list for what we he did to Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    Kay & I saw Max Raabe & his orchestra earlier this year in Madison, Renate, and he did both those songs.

    He was, of course, brilliant!
    I like him as well. My father would have liked him more if he didn't sing.

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    “Pleasure and pain can be experienced simultaneously,” she said, gently massaging my back as we listened to her Coldplay CD.

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    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    The Carpenters did a pretty cool version of Klaatu's calling occupants of interplanetary craft !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progboy View Post
    The Carpenters did a pretty cool version of Klaatu's calling occupants of interplanetary craft !!!!
    The Carpenters did a whole lot of really good stuff that all the naysayers never heard.
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    Calling occupants was pretty true to Klaatu's version (if a bit on the mellow side), but their slow version of Ticket To Ride was pretty unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Calling occupants was pretty true to Klaatu's version (if a bit on the mellow side), but their slow version of Ticket To Ride was pretty unusual.
    The kings of slowed down unusual covers are Vanilla Fudge.... kind of surprised they hacven't been mentioned yet

    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    The Carpenters did a whole lot of really good stuff that all the naysayers never heard.
    Well, to be honest, I've heard two best of compilation (to make a CD-r for a lady friend) with fairly different track list selections, and I can't find anything worthy on them... I even find their version Calling Occupabnts relatively poor...
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    The kings of slowed down unusual covers are Vanilla Fudge.... kind of surprised they haven't been mentioned yet

    Very true! BTW I do think the Carpenters version of Calling Occupants is too heavy on the cheese to enjoy, but some of their other cheesy music like Close To You I really like. It's just Karen's voice and that amazing lush production. But the good stuff is on the first couple albums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    . But the good stuff is on the first couple albums.
    Maybe some day, I'll investigate
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    I usually love everything Max Raabe and the Palast Orkester do but that Queen cover is horrible.

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    Martin Denny's 'Quiet Village' covered by.... Martin Denny! After he discovered the moog. Not exactly Tangerine Dream territory, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I usually love everything Max Raabe and the Palast Orkester do but that Queen cover is horrible.
    I think that Queen cover is funny. Pretty tongue in cheek.

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    No, I don't think it's funny or inventive or ironic. It just sounds bloody awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    No, I don't think it's funny or inventive or ironic. It just sounds bloody awful.
    I can't agree.

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    Then the two of you must settle this matter in the Thunderdome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Then the two of you must settle this matter in the Thunderdome.
    Just a small difference in opinion. No big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Just a small difference in opinion. No big deal.
    Nope, sorry- Thunderdome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    No, I don't think it's funny or inventive or ironic. It just sounds bloody awful.
    it's a new generation Las Vegas take on the song, that's all. probably done for people who prefer that sound to rockabilly.



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    Eleanor Rigby covered by Zoot has been mentioned. Try this version of it by Esperanto on for size. Quite unusual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Nope, sorry- Thunderdome!
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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