Covers part 2


A while back I wrote about a few different cover versions I thought weere good. Bands putting a different spin on the original. It can be found here
since then ive heard some new good ones and remembered some classic that i can't believe i forgot so i present cover versions part 2 (in the read more)

First up we have Big black (in case you don't know Big Black was a noise rock band founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, that was active between 1982 and 1987. They were headed by singer, lyricist, guitarist, and co-songwriter Steve Albini) doing a cover of Kraftwerk's "The Model" (or "Das Model") here's the original.

Kraftwerk - The Model


In Big Black's version the synths are replaced with that sick bass sound and high pitched guitar squeals to great effect.

MP3>Big Black - The Model








Next up I have Hot chip doing a cover of the original pimp himself Marvin Gaye all time classic Sexual Healing.

Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing


Now im not sure that the hot chip version will have the same effect in the bedroom department but it still sounds good.

MP3>Hot Chip - Sexual Healing








next we have 5 street walkers with a record contract or better know as the pussycat dolls being covered by xiu xiu , this is a bit of a weird one and as much as it pains me here is the original.

The Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha


I much perfer xiu xiu version.
MP3>Xiu Xiu - don't cha








next we have Bonnie "Prince" Billy doing a cover of the real talking R. Kelly. the song in question is World's Greatest (I had never heard it before either).

R. Kelly - The Worlds Greatest


Will Oldam changes this RnB ditty into a country song as only he can and I have to say I love it.

MP3>Bonnie "Prince" Billy - World's Greatest








Next is Cansei de Ser Sexy putting their spin on the Grizzly Bear tune knife. I think you know what to expect so first the original
Grizzly Bear - Knife


and now the cover.
MP3>Cansei de Ser - the knife








Finally we have TV on the Radio covering a Daniel Johnston tune, one of my favorite Daniel Johnston, while his own version is raw and is really heartfelt the TV on the radio version really show off Daniels writing ability

MP3>Daniel Johnston - walking the cow








MP3>TV on the Radio - walking the cow








And now to show how wrong cover versions can be
Take That 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' 1995


yes they did this just a year after Kurt died


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1 comments:

March 19, 2008 at 6:22 PM Evil Bob said...

While I am not opposed to Take That doing a cover of Teen Sprit, I am opposed to them doing a cover of it LIKE THAT.

A 14 year old Garage band could have done better. In fact, MY 14 year old garage band did better.