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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2019, 09:53:03 am »
That's a great cover of a song I haven't played / heard in many moons Alex.

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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2019, 10:28:41 am »
Hey Brian, some great tunes in this thread, thought i'd have a crack...
Ha! this ain't my thread- I just gave the rock on the slope a nudge  ;)

Great cover that!
The singer does a great job of hinting at Mr. Zimmerman, without the 'sandpaper & glue' qualities.
The violin is what makes it stand out for me though.

It brings back fond memories of a couple of years ago when I was working with a charity promoting mental health in Uganda.
I organised a series of gigs, where I got local musicians to perform songs to raise funds for the cause.
Here's a really dodgy recording from one of our Dylan themed nights.
A really good friend of mine is playing violin on this. The violin he is playing belonged to Scarlet Rivera, Dylan's violinist on Desire and the Rolling Thunder Revue.
(Although this is a cover, it is definitely not 'even better than the real thing')



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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2019, 10:43:22 am »
That's a great cover of a song I haven't played / heard in many moons Alex.
It was a blast from the past when I saw it also Richard.  They really do get some good guests on the show who nearly always do a cover.   Shows filmed live in a well know pub in Melbourne with an audience.
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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2019, 10:50:06 am »
This is the story of the Hurricane.  Check it out.
Terrific cover version! BD must be one of the worlds most covered artists - after Lennon/McCartney I would guess.
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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2019, 11:02:48 am »
@ brianlarsen I'm going to ignore the 'you not being the op thing' and move on.

That was quite a moving performance I thought.  Thank you Brian.  Promoting mental health anywhere is massively important.  For you to do that work, for and with a charity organization in Africa is a honourable and noble thing to do.  Thank you.   

That violin sounded great with your friend playing it,  I really thought it was a powerful performance.   

Cheers to you Brian, and to everyone doing things to make a positive difference on the planet.


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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2019, 11:09:22 am »
Terrific cover version! BD must be one of the worlds most covered artists - after Lennon/McCartney I would guess.
I'm glad you liked it.  My housemate and I rock out to it quite often,  wasn't sure if it would be received that well.   Cheers sairfingers.  I've wondered for a while now.  Is sairfingers, 'sore fingers' with an accent? 
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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2019, 05:31:52 pm »
I've wondered for a while now.  Is sairfingers, 'sore fingers' with an accent?
Exactly right Alex. With a Scottish accent! Lol😃
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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2019, 08:04:16 pm »
Aye,  I knew it! 
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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2019, 04:31:09 pm »
Heard this on the radio recently and thought of this thread. I was never a fan of of Deacon Blue but I like this:



She also does an interesting cover of whole of the moon - not better that the original though:



She has a whole album of covers out just now called Scottish Songbook.

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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2019, 12:49:48 am »
Any KISS song that Anthrax covers is better than the KISS original.


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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2019, 09:08:27 am »
Awesome thread!

I love this




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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2019, 12:04:49 pm »
Yeah, sorry, but no, as much as I love the Man in Black, his version of Hurt just doesn't get me the same way the original does, or the way the live version with David Bowie does...





But on the subject of covers, one artist always gets me when he does covers of songs by Kris Kristofferson : Shawn Mullins.
His covers of Darby's Castle and Casy's Last Ride are awesome, but the best, IMHO, is his cover of 'Sunday Morning Coming Down' :





[edit] Well xx--xx, I forgot to post the song that I came in here for.

Imagine the following :
You take the internationally acclaimed South African singer/songwriter Dave Matthews.
You team him up with the somehow less known, but no less awesome American Singer/Songwriter and allround badass Warren Haynes.
You put them both in Central Park, and have them play a cover of Cortez the Killer by Neil Young.
Does that sound like an awesome idea to you ?
Well, stop imagining and go have a look/listen :



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Re: Cover songs- Even better than the real thing
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2019, 01:09:02 pm »
My earworm:



 

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