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Posted: Feb 20, 2008 2:39 pm
Today's love is for Seu Jorge's Bowie stuff from the soundtrack to Life Aquatic. And Richard Thompson's take on Oops, I Did It Again.

Also - a friend made me a comp CD of 60's & 70's reggae covers of soul and rock songs that is totally kicking my ass.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 2:44 pm
Add to this list: The Dickies - Knights in WHite Satin
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 3:12 pm
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 3:21 pm
this is A W E S O M E. the prince and beach boys ones are my faves. thanks for the links!

I'm torn between 'Hey' as performed by Prince, and 'Levitate Me' as performed by The Beach Boys.

Pete and Repeat walk into a bar
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 4:15 pm
"You are Like an Earthquake". Little Fyoder's take on Neil Young's "...Like a Hurricane"

"I wanna love you but I'm being thrown in cracks!"
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 4:20 pm
Jack O Fire covering Can't tell no one by Negative Approach....and while I'm on a Tim Kerr kick...Poison 13's cover of Strange Movies by the Troggs is unrecognizably awesome!
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 5:16 pm
Jack o fire doing green onions! or Mudhoney on "editions of you"
Treepeople- Flies in my coffee and NMN- hey hey (my my)

Popdefect- I can't escape myself

Living in ice age/no control by lost sounds
Alice donut doing Waiting room live
and that Firewater album of covers.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 5:26 pm
Bombay Beach Boys (sitars and Indian instrumentation) -Pipeline
Big Daddy- Doowop versions of the Sergeant Pepper album
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 5:57 pm | Edited by: a cobb
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 6:01 pm
ZWAN--The Number Of The Beast
JUDAS PRIEST--Diamonds And Rust/Green Manalishi
SPACEMEN 3--Transparent Radiation
GAZA STRIPPERS--Yin And Yang And The Flowerpot Man
THE MINUTEMEN--Ain't Talkin Bout Love

Posted: Feb 20, 2008 6:13 pm | Edited by: The Driver
60's & 70's reggae covers of soul and rock songs that is totally kicking my ass.
oh yeah, "unexpected" right? - off the top of my head - Ken Boothe "Down By The River", Skin, Flesh, and Bones "Solitary Man" and George Faith "Diana". I love this stuff - it's like rubbing up against a parallel universe.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 6:31 pm | Edited by: SSSSSSS
ONe of my faves is Barry Biggs covering Evelyn Champagne King's "Love come down." That one be 1980s action, tho.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 7:10 pm
Herman's Hermits covering White Wedding

roland s howard does a great version of this too
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 7:16 pm
60's & 70's reggae covers of soul

Can someone give me more info about this stuff? I've been trying to learn more about ska/rocksteady/reggae lately and have found that the stuff I like has a heavy soul bent- not just covers, but OG stuff too.

So, who's the Jamaican Otis Redding?
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 7:40 pm
the residents - these boots are made walking
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 7:43 pm
Nerve Agents - But I Might Die Tonight (Cat Stevens)
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 7:48 pm
I love these kinds of songs, just off the top of my head:
"Harder They Come" - Genbaku Onanies
"San Francisco" - Hubble Bubble
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 7:54 pm
So, who's the Jamaican Otis Redding?
I don't know if there is one, but when I read this I thought of "Many Rivers to Cross" by Jimmy Cliff.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 8:15 pm
So, who's the Jamaican Otis Redding?

Try Ken Boothe or John Holt. Stick with the older stuff as they both did some somewhat cheesy and overproduced songs in the 70s. Boothe's probably my favorite for pure vocals.


Freedom Street LP on the Beverly's label. Might also be on CD.

A Man and His Hits - CD on Heartbeat. Studio One stuff.

Everything I Own - Nice 2-CD comp on Trojan. If you're just going to get one, this might be it. Doesn't have the great Moving Away, though.

Live Good LP on United Artists. This is actually not that hard to find - late 70s attempt to market reggae to U.S. audience. Tracks are from late 60s/early 70s, though. If you ever see this for a reasonable price, BUY IT IMMEDIATELY. You won't regret it.

The Trojan 3-CD box set Soulful Reggae is devoted entirely to (mostly) soul covers. Some are better than others...

Alton Ellis is great too.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 8:16 pm | Edited by: bud melman
Alex Chilton covering Beatles -I'm so Tired"
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 8:28 pm
Bassholes - Little Rug Bug
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 8:31 pm
So, who's the Jamaican Otis Redding?

second the Ken Boothe and Alson Ellis. For Ken Boothe I like the "Crying Over You" Anthology. The early treasure island sides are great for Alton Ellis, but my favorite is the studio One stuff on "Sunday Coming." Great cover of the Guess Who's "These Eyes.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 8:39 pm
second the Ken Boothe and Alson Ellis.

Lyn Taitt & the Jets - Hold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73) is awesome too.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 9:27 pm
Unnatural Helpers were gonna cover Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog", but the bar owner said we were too loud so we elected to cut the set short instead of turn down...
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 9:35 pm
JUDAS PRIEST--Diamonds And Rust/Green Manalishi
THE MINUTEMEN--Ain't Talkin Bout Love

There is a reason you have your own advice column on this board.

Residents - Satisfaction
Devo - Satisfaction
Residents - His Latest Flame
Residents - Viva Las Vegas
Cheater Slicks - Destination Lonely
Grace Jones - She's Lost Control (if anyone has the 12" this is on, I can offer cash or trade)
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 9:36 pm
THE MINUTEMEN--Ain't Talkin Bout Love

Goddammit, now I can't get this outta my head!

"I got no time to fuck around!
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 9:39 pm
zen guerilla- the trooper
lord high fixers- eighteen
any killdozer cover
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 9:43 pm
any killdozer cover

Good call. Their version of Neil Diamond's "I Am" has to be heard to be believed.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 9:44 pm
Laughing Hyenas - Public Animal #9

Shit, this is sumthin' else too numerous to actually list.

The Minutemen are still stuck in my head, tho'.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 9:47 pm
elusive butterfly(bob lind)
dock of the bay (otis redding)
get a job(silhouettes), expressway to your heart(soul survivors), on broadway(drifters)
everyday (buddy holly)

i do alot of weird covers that sound almost nothing like the originals.
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 10:44 pm
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 10:45 pm | Edited by: Mark Beef
Grace Jones does a funky cover of "Warm Leatherette" too

Unnatural Helpers were gonna cover Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog"
I better hear this in Tuxon
Posted: Feb 20, 2008 11:10 pm
joe - check out justin hinds & the dominoes
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 12:10 am
Alice donut doing Waiting room live

I was going to add Alice Donut's version of War Pigs.
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 2:25 am | Edited by: Jack Stands
I was sitting in a band once playing some slow, sludge, drop D stuff, and then I realized the dude was singing "Glory Days" by Springsteen. I never went back.
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 5:11 am
hyenas 9 and serves me right and solid gold hell and under my thumb all work well. that sub pop double 7 w/ the hyenas and sonic youth was killer. who else was on that? was it gumball?
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 7:03 am
ritual tension - hotel california
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 7:59 am
who else was on that? was it gumball?

yeah, and these immortal souls
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 8:47 am
Black Velvet Flag - everything!

The Nomads - The Minnesota Strip
16 HP - Fire Spirit/heart and soul/24 hrs
monkeywrench - the pusher
mummies - zippety doo dah
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 9:17 am
Husker Du - Mary Tyler Moore Show theme

GG Allin - "Longhaired Redneck" as "Outlaw Scumfuc."

Anything by Blowfly.
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 9:32 am
So, who's the Jamaican Otis Redding?
I always figured Toots was the JA Redding, Ken Boothe's the Al Green.
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 7:15 pm
I always figured Toots was the JA Redding, Ken Boothe's the Al Green

Yer right - Toots does sound more like Otis.
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 7:17 pm
How about the Gourds awesome bluegrass cover of Gin and Juice...and also along those lines, the Austin Lounge Lizards version of Brain Damage
Posted: Feb 24, 2008 1:11 am
spinning some olde Reggae right now, some more covers...

Otis Gayles - I'll be Around
Carl Bradney - Slipping Into Darkness
Winston "King" Cole - Black Magic Woman

are all choice!
Posted: Feb 24, 2008 10:32 am
So, who's the Jamaican Otis Redding?

Jacob Miller could fit this bill too...soulful, but raw....died young in his prime....

One of my favorite covers is Dead C's "Children" a feedback soaked monstrosity of T-Rex's "Children Of The Revolution"

also any hilarious Killdozer cover....
Posted: Feb 24, 2008 10:48 am
lords of the new church - like a virgin
Posted: Feb 24, 2008 7:55 pm
Prince Buster - A Change is Gonna Come
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 3:45 am
So, who's the Jamaican Otis Redding
Dennis Brown
Freddie McGregor
Johnny Osbourne
Johnny Clarke
Alton Ellis
stax was a big influence on reggae
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 3:47 am
Alice donut doing

"helter skelter" with a trombone solo
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 12:40 pm
blink 182 - another girl another planet. way to fuck that one up guys.
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 12:59 pm
Mel Torme "Happy Together"
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 1:02 pm
SS Decontrol- "No Reply" and "Walking in the Sand"
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 1:03 pm
agony column - to sir with love
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 6:25 pm
siouxsie & the banshees - helter skelter
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 6:42 pm
Mummies - Zip adee doo da
Posted: Feb 26, 2008 2:39 pm
Can't get enough of The Four Seasons doing 'Like A Rolling Stone'.

I think this was from the 'Van Dyke'd' Frankie Valli era.
Posted: Feb 26, 2008 2:59 pm
celtic frost - "mexican radio"
dead horse - "rock lobster"
hugo strasser - "black night"
Posted: Feb 26, 2008 3:39 pm
Antiseen's If There's a Hell Below (We're All Gonna Go) and Space is the Place. Actually, Antiseen covering anything Black.
Posted: Mar 2, 2008 2:45 pm
Nazareth doing Joni Mitchell's "This Flight Tonight". That's sweet

Posted: Mar 3, 2008 11:29 am
Run for your life & You were made for me performance on BEAT BEAT
BEAT(Frankfurt am Main, Germany) May 4th 1966.

Posted: Mar 3, 2008 12:13 pm
Mummies - Zip adee doo da

Rationals version also.

Hard to believe nobody's mentioned the Better Beatles album yet.
Love their version of "Paperback Writer."
Posted: Mar 3, 2008 8:06 pm
bradx and a couple bored sound guys who dont really know how to play or sing do very lazy, slow, and sloppy versions of some really obvious, stupid and shitty lynyrd skynrd songs. gimme 3 steps for example, the intro is so fucked every time i hear it i start laughing. talk about drunk...
Posted: Mar 3, 2008 8:13 pm
its the first time the singer ever sang other than along with the radio. maybe the 3rd time the "drummer" played with other people.
Posted: Mar 3, 2008 8:17 pm
No. No, I don't think I will.
Posted: Mar 3, 2008 8:20 pm
gimme gimme gimme
Posted: Mar 4, 2008 2:09 am
Posted: Mar 4, 2008 2:10 am
its only got 15 views. im trying to raise it to 20...
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