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C.G.B. Spender
20-11-2001, 15:34:27
Terrible, terrible & terrible:

When I switch on my radio I have to listen to a song called "crying @ the discotheque". It's obviously asample made from an old song (I guess it's name was "He's a spacer") and it's so dull, a generic 70s disco song.

Is disco now hip again?

And what about all these cover vesions of ABBA songs that sound like the original, bu with some hip beats?

King_Ghidra
20-11-2001, 15:51:17
It's upsetting, but then i look back and realise that all the songs that i thought were original in my early youth were covers as well. Damn. There's just no escaping the inevitable wheel of pop culture.

In fact that's post-modernism for you.

Resource Consumer
20-11-2001, 16:31:17
Nah! That's crap for you.

C.G.B. Spender
20-11-2001, 16:46:05
That's recycling

King_Ghidra
20-11-2001, 16:53:52
so the cheesy dj's of the the nineties and 2000's are the ultimate aural eco-warriors?

Funkodrom
20-11-2001, 17:01:43
Jive Bunny are the Eco Kings.

C.G.B. Spender
20-11-2001, 17:58:30
The green remix

FunkyFingers
21-11-2001, 22:43:09
Most of the songs we've had played at us in the last 20 years have been cover versions...

Resource Consumer
22-11-2001, 00:10:23
What about the songs that we've played ourselves, though?

That's the real test.

Are we all doomed to reinvent the past just because we can't turn our ears off?

Funkodrom
22-11-2001, 09:23:16
The Unholy don't bother to pretend we're doing anything original. Makes life easier.

FunkyFingers
22-11-2001, 09:26:12
I thought Zombie Wedding was quite original :smoke:

Funkodrom
22-11-2001, 09:56:12
Back to the drawing board. :D

*End Is Forever*
23-11-2001, 00:14:37
"Stuck In The Middle With You" - Louise.

How dare she?

Resource Consumer
23-11-2001, 00:36:07
Absolutely agree.

Even if you thought the original wasn't great, that is no excuse for that abomination.

Often when I hear these sort of things a voice inside me shouts "WHY?"

Sadly, I think I know the answer.

C.G.B. Spender
23-11-2001, 07:06:12
Has it to do with the lack of creativity and money?

King_Ghidra
23-11-2001, 16:21:52
exactly.
But then doesn't everyone think that they can do a great cover of their favourite song?
It's the essence of karaoke :D

actually i recently heard wycliffe jean's version of 'wish you were here?'
it's abominable, but funnily enough i also recently heard a brilliant punk cover of the same song on the John Peel show.

Funkodrom
23-11-2001, 16:25:03
Witness 1000 conversations the Unholy have had about what covers to do. :D

C.G.B. Spender
23-11-2001, 16:28:48
I think if someone creates a completely different, new song using the old one, it may be OK. You get an interesting new view on the old song as an new song as well. I got a recording of Fink, the made a country/folk cover of Kraftwerk's "Autobahn". It's very funny, but it still works.

But I heard a cover of "eternal flame" on the radio by some instant girl group. It's very like the original song, just some more hip stereotypes, for example a grooving beat ...

C.G.B. Spender
23-11-2001, 16:31:24
And another great cover is the "Knocking on Heavens Door" cover Mike gave me for Loud Med. That's good work. Too bad I lost the ART cover of KOHD, it was sleepy drums (no snare), a sad single keyboard tone and spoken words with a german accent.

King_Ghidra
23-11-2001, 16:36:52
yes that's the worst.
viz. Cleopatra doing 'i want you back' by the Jackson 5. Basically a female version of the same band singing exactly the same song. But worse. errrr.....ok...
at least their careers died sharply - maybe it will serve as an example to others.:rolleyes:

some covers that i have heard that i liked:
an easy listening 'smells like teen spirit'
a reggae version of Robbie William's 'she's the one'
china drum's punk cover of 'wuthering heights'
anyone remember mike flower's pops version of the door's 'light my fire'? [although they were a bit of a one-trick pony]

Funkodrom
23-11-2001, 16:39:41
Mike Flowers Pops did an easy listening cover of Wonderwall which I have, that was great and was in the top 10 at the same time as the Oasis version. :D The easy listening Light My Fire is on In Flight Entertainment but it's not MFP... unless they did a cover as well that I didn't hear.

C.G.B. Spender
23-11-2001, 16:42:59
I have a CD called "The Moog Cookbook". The play rock covers on vintage synths. Horrible, but very interesting...

Funkodrom
23-11-2001, 16:47:30
I have that too! :D What a coincidence.

It's really odd. Definitely horrible but facinating. It's like downloading rock songs on MIDI which I really like. I found Living on a Prayer MIDI it's amazing, you have this recreation of the solo on bleepy MIDI... I think it's brilliant but it's actually horrible.

C.G.B. Spender
23-11-2001, 16:55:05
If you listen to completely different versions, you get the chance to find out what the song is (and not the arrangement, the production, the singer etc).

FunkyFingers
23-11-2001, 17:06:59
The current version of Lady Marmalade (as seen in the new version of Moulin Rouge) is just dreadful. Especially as that is I think the 4th time that song has been re-released as a chart single. I thought the All (pause for a bit on an unexpected beat) Saints version of it was bad enough :mad:

Snapcase
25-11-2001, 15:03:36
I was going to mention Louise... Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks it's an absolute abomination.

Resource Consumer
25-11-2001, 21:22:15
That cover is in a class of it's own. I can think of nothing that approaches it for awfulness.

C.G.B. Spender
25-11-2001, 21:45:15
The "Under the Bridge" cover was terrible to.

FunkyFingers
26-11-2001, 13:58:18
There's that "band" that did a couple of Phil Collins covers recently - they were truely dreadful. "Another day in Paradise" was one, I think there was another too?

:confused:

Funkodrom
26-11-2001, 14:00:55
Under the Bridge was *pause* shocking.

FunkyFingers
26-11-2001, 14:02:21
:D

Funkodrom
26-11-2001, 14:03:59
I'm lucky enough not to have heard the Louise cover.

Snapcase
26-11-2001, 14:19:41
Imagine a garage-pop version of Stuck in The Middle..., with the lyrics belted out in a Steps-like fashion.

Funkodrom
26-11-2001, 14:20:21
No, I won't and you can't make me! :p

Snapcase
26-11-2001, 21:55:24
Just heard a new candidate for the list: DJ Otzi's version of Manfred Mann's Do Wah Diddy, done in a Eurocrap way, with a synthesised version of the Louie Louie riff (!) as the bridge.

C.G.B. Spender
26-11-2001, 22:07:19
DJ Ítzi? Well, I thought we were talking about music ... Where did you hear it?

Snapcase
26-11-2001, 22:10:38
It was on on the pub television. How low they've sunk.

FunkyFingers
27-11-2001, 12:46:54
Never trust the pub tv

PosterBoy
27-11-2001, 16:28:30
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
yes that's the worst.
viz. Cleopatra doing 'i want you back' by the Jackson 5. Basically a female version of the same band singing exactly the same song. But worse. errrr.....ok...
at least their careers died sharply - maybe it will serve as an example to others.:rolleyes:

some covers that i have heard that i liked:
an easy listening 'smells like teen spirit'
a reggae version of Robbie William's 'she's the one'
china drum's punk cover of 'wuthering heights'
anyone remember mike flower's pops version of the door's 'light my fire'? [although they were a bit of a one-trick pony]

Robbie Williams 'She's the one' was a cover, of World party's or the bloke Kurt whatshisname of said band.

Resource Consumer
28-11-2001, 14:52:17
I think Louise is guilty more than once.

In addition to "Stuck in the Middle with You" didn't she also assassinate the Funboy 3's "Our Lips are Sealed"?

FunkyFingers
29-11-2001, 17:35:53
Louise - has she ANY talent at all in the music sense?

Funkodrom
30-11-2001, 10:28:48
Who cares? :D

Funkodrom
03-12-2001, 12:23:06
I heard Wish You Were Here this morning... I didn't hate it. Thought it was an interesting version really. Don't like the rapped bits but thought the rest was quite cool, chilled in a different way to the original.

Resource Consumer
03-12-2001, 12:57:16
So you think you can tell?

Funkodrom
03-12-2001, 13:24:46
Not really...

Noisy
03-12-2001, 19:49:03
:rolleyes:

Whoosh!

jsorense
03-12-2001, 20:39:11
Heaven from hell?

FunkyFingers
03-12-2001, 22:44:14
So you think you can tell,
a shit cover from the original?

Funkodrom
03-12-2001, 22:46:28
I knew it was a line from the song.

FunkyFingers
03-12-2001, 23:04:09
so you think you <insert random pause> can tell,
yeah, yeah, uh huh, muther fudger, yeah, for real
can you tell, heaven from mutherfudging hell,
yeah, blue skies from, yeah, pain
pain mutherfudger when I blow out yer brain
:D

Snapcase
05-12-2001, 17:21:12
I just heard a new candidate for "worst cover ever" at the club last night: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) in a completely lethargic, sleep-inducing non-cover by Marilyn Manson.

Funkodrom
06-12-2001, 10:47:43
I've heard that version. I think he's doing it ironically. He's a tosser isn't he really.