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>> No. 8707 Anonymous
27th October 2014
Monday 6:03 pm
8707 Cover songs
The Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind has been voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.

The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt came in second place, followed by The Stranglers' version of Dionne Warwick's Walk On By. Jimi Hendrix's take on Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower came fourth. Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah completed the top five.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29791820

Not keen on that version of Walk On By but I like the rest. I reckon I'd have to have a good think about my favourite covers and I'm sure I'd still forget some.
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>> No. 9486 Anonymous
22nd August 2015
Saturday 9:50 am
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>>9485
Allister are the king of Pop-Punk covers:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xousSMolsFk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmWJ-Iyf_Cw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92JcZ6tSYFM

They have an entire album of covers called Guilty Pleasures.

Another pop-punk cover I enjoy is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYfepohZLlY
>> No. 9487 Anonymous
22nd August 2015
Saturday 9:55 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jGAfzrdpxo

I can't work out whether I actually like this or not.
>> No. 9488 Anonymous
22nd August 2015
Saturday 10:33 am
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Did someone say Folk Punk?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYjVA2ww128
>> No. 9575 Anonymous
23rd September 2015
Wednesday 7:21 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk

I'd say that this counts.
>> No. 9600 Anonymous
19th October 2015
Monday 5:30 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfoccRna6I
>> No. 9779 Anonymous
19th December 2015
Saturday 10:57 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qE6WQmNus

Best Christmas song of recent years, which is probably damning it with faint praise.
>> No. 10153 Anonymous
8th August 2016
Monday 8:57 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrKRw7dsLbE

I haven't listened to Rilo Kiley in years, but I've now got this in my head.
>> No. 10413 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:08 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuiJlRvN4_8

Apparently I'm still 14.
>> No. 10414 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:33 pm
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How have none of you bumders linked this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=bxsWBqXBR_0
>> No. 10415 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:49 pm
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>>10414

Try again, old chap eh?
>> No. 10416 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:54 pm
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>>10415

Did that not work? Shite. Okay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxsWBqXBR_0
>> No. 10417 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:57 pm
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>>10414>>10416
Here you go, lad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxsWBqXBR_0
>> No. 10418 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>>10417

Thank you, it is late at night and I'm pissed.
>> No. 10419 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 8:22 pm
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>>10418

Rurik?
>> No. 10420 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 8:26 pm
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>>10419

They let me use wifi in jail.
>> No. 10423 Anonymous
25th January 2017
Wednesday 9:14 am
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>>10417

Nice to see Jack Off Jill get a mention. Still my favourite band. It was ace getting to see them on the mini reunion run; I never thought it wod happen.
>> No. 10438 Anonymous
13th February 2017
Monday 8:11 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1cbsLKXasQ
>> No. 10440 Anonymous
15th February 2017
Wednesday 12:07 pm
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>>8819 i'd never heard the Sophie EB cover before. You've really spoiled my day now. She sounds like a right karaoke queen.
>> No. 10917 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 10:28 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isan-G_CgQE
(Starts at 28s)

It's nice how a language barrier can lead to an original sounding cover that still does it justice.
>> No. 10918 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 11:23 pm
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>>10423
Fucking hell, Jack Off Jill. Haven't thought of them in a decade or more.
>> No. 10947 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 3:04 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-qfzH0vnOs
>> No. 10949 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 7:54 pm
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>>10947

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0GdhtdsR8
>> No. 10950 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 8:33 pm
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>>10949
Did you post >>8709 back in 2014?
>> No. 10951 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 9:42 pm
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>>10950
I must have done. >>10947's posting of Goldfinger reminded me of ska-punk in general, something I haven't really listened to since Streetlight's The Hand(s) that Thieve(s), about the same time.
>> No. 10953 Anonymous
23rd February 2018
Friday 9:16 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF9Gr5waAJg
>> No. 10984 Anonymous
10th April 2018
Tuesday 7:54 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M53FcPoWtA
>> No. 11283 Anonymous
10th October 2018
Wednesday 8:21 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1p0sA8bgGA

I don't think I'll ever tire of this. Haven't so far after almost six years.
>> No. 11546 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 10:38 am
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Weezer have just released a covers album. Unsurprisingly, it's largely shite.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR-oG-J2L38
>> No. 11547 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 1:17 pm
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>>11546
Say it ain't so.
>> No. 11561 Anonymous
4th February 2019
Monday 9:20 pm
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>> No. 11562 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 12:43 am
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>>11561

It's fucking boring, but it'll inevitably end up in a Christmas advert and she'll buy a house with the PRS money. Fair play to her, I wouldn't have the nerve.
>> No. 11563 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 7:10 am
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>>11547
They've managed to make Reel Big Fish sound good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHpU0ZfXZ_g
>> No. 11564 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 5:39 pm
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>>11546

It's fucking tragic when a band covers something and does it beat for beat exactly the same as the original - what's the fucking point? Do it 'weezer style' or don't do it at all. As >>11563 highlights, at least RBF bothered to arrange the song to suit their own sound.
>> No. 11565 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 6:48 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGm1B9784nk
>> No. 11566 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 7:27 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTmHpmAwkSg
>> No. 11567 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 7:33 pm
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>>11564
>Do it 'weezer style' or don't do it at all.

THANK-YOU!!!
>> No. 11571 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 7:59 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqWNOUOxjPI
>> No. 11572 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 8:01 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDz80tc7pRM
>> No. 11573 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 8:04 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M42MM_00imw
>> No. 11574 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 8:05 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOjhJ3R-w5U
>> No. 11575 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 8:06 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqrehCse0UE
>> No. 11576 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 8:07 pm
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>>11564
>weezer style

Is there such a thing? I know they're generic, bland and inoffensive but if you take, say, Jimmy Eat World as another middle of the road American band then at least they've got a distinct sound.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3J7trGtpB0
>> No. 11577 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 9:04 pm
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>>11576

I think they do have a style, it's not too far away from generic, but I think if I played you a weezer song you hadn't heard you'd likely recognise it as them. They have a certain guitar style and the vocals are pretty distinct. Again, nothing groundbreaking, but the two combined is enough to give them a sound, I reckon.

I really don't want to give them too much credit, they're not very good. But you could definitely make your cover of Take on Me sound more Weezery than they did, just make your guitar rhythms more staccato and get the lad in the back to do some of the chorus with you.

Amusingly here's a lad doing a Weezer cover in a way that sounds more like Weezer than when Weezer actually recorded it.


>> No. 11578 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 9:22 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI7oh4q6dgk
>> No. 11582 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 5:40 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDBPXE45zzk
>> No. 11585 Anonymous
11th February 2019
Monday 7:28 am
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An old favourite from the days of mislabeled songs on Kazaa and Limewire.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh_j9xrwUb0
>> No. 11599 Anonymous
13th February 2019
Wednesday 7:32 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yKwYaq5Kf4
>> No. 11604 Anonymous
22nd February 2019
Friday 7:07 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twQlpFrm5iM
>> No. 11605 Anonymous
22nd February 2019
Friday 7:18 pm
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>> No. 11606 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 11:54 pm
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This girl's voice.

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