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#21 Icterus galbula

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:46 PM

My choices betray that I'm an old 32. Here we go. 

 

 

All Along the Watchtower and Hurt are almost too obvious, the scope of those songs changed. I'm gonna throw "Me and Bobby McGee" in there, from Kristofferson to Joplin.

 

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The Band covering Atlantic City was an excellent choice by Mackus. The Mandolin sells it. And I love Bruce.

 

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Tom Petty covering I'll Feel a Whole Better by the Byrds 

 

Johnny Rivers covering Positively 4th Street (swelling vocals over the Dylan writing)

 

Thanks for everything, Eddie Cochran, but:

Summertime Blues, Guitar Wolf

https://vimeo.com/46300382

 

Ramones covering California Sun (The Rivieras) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjCa8i5JDF4 

 

Not gonna beat the Stones for me, but I love Devo's spin on No Satisfaction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o

 

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Sixteen Tons has been covered by many, (is it almost a standard?) I like Stevie Wonders

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


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#22 RShack

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:02 AM

^^^^^

Look, I love you no matter what you do... but I just don't get the Johnny Rivers cover... all I hear is the absence of Al Kooper's B3 and Bloomfield's guitar, offset by the presence of some rat-a-tat drummer and (gulp) violins... 

 

(My completely biased theory is that the producer put this song through the Seriousness Extractor before recording it.... :wink: )

 

Different strokes...

 

EDIT: I don't know why but Dylan's studio versions of this available on Youtube are all instrument-muted... the only one that sounds right is a Japanese one on Vimeo...


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:06 AM

Ah, I forgot. 

 

New Found Glory's "The King of Wishful Thinking"

 

The White Stripes' "Stop Breaking Down"


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:06 AM

For the longest time, I had no idea that was a MJ song.  

 

I actually like AAF's version better.

 

I'm sorry Rob, what? LOL



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:14 PM

Ah, I forgot. 

 

New Found Glory's "The King of Wishful Thinking"

 

Came across that one recently too,  it's good.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:46 PM

Bump

Weezer's cover of Africa absolutely has to be included in this.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 02:06 PM

Bump

Weezer's cover of Africa absolutely has to be included in this.

 

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 12:15 PM

I thought it was another gambling thread!!!!

 

Joe Cocker's version of "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" is my favorite cover ever. 

I would argue that isn't even Cocker's best cover. 

 

"With a Little Help From My Friends" being my pick.



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Posted 01 November 2018 - 01:12 PM

I see Nirvana's cover of The Man Who Sold the World was mentioned early on. I prefer that one to the original.

 

I enjoy Foo Fighter's cover of Darling Nikki too.






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