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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Evening all,

As my interests seem to be RB and music (apart from the normal family and work stuff) I ponder a lot.

This week I bought a 3 CD compilation set from a supermarket of punk songs. Being an ageing punk, I know that some of these compilations contain hidden gems and, luckily, this one did along with some other great tracks.

Anyways - to get back to the subject, I am not usually someone who likes cover versions but, being a old punk and a young one a long time ago, I know that some punk groups have released some fantastic cover versions - i will say that Sid Vicious' version of My Way was better than Sinatra's to annoy people but i think it is. There are plenty of punk covers.

In the box set, was a cover of the Beatles - Hard Days Night by Slaughter and the Dogs -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w2RWZO0BoQ

and i love it - the bass is amazing!!!!

So, if you have the time and the inclination, post up your favourite cover versions - if it is an odd one please supply the original artist.

Another example is the song Iris which was murdered by some boy band person - memory fails me, so all covers are not necessarily good.

Hope you are all having a good weekend,

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:42 pm 
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I have just been cruising youtube and remembered this -

A Bob Marley song - Johnny Was; covered by a Norn Iron band called Still Little Fingers (SLF) - if you want to buy an album buy Hanx! (translated as 'thanks' in English from Norn Irish).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwu2r4HQ7gE

there may be too many punk covers - but I like them!!

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:47 pm 
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I am getting worese -

Marvin Gaye's - I Heard it Through the Grape Vine by The Slits -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCr8V5wAroA

Love it!! I better add that i knew these songs prior to posting!!

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:53 pm 
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I remember the My Way cover, I was into The Sex Pistols, Crass, Poison Girls, Dead Kennedy's and many others but there was a group that did some cover and many others with some chap that called himself Animal, what was that group? I'm getting old man :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Was Animal the drummer in Motorhead? I did not google that - relying on poor memory!!

I love the DK's - Holiday in Cambodia is on the set i bought - brings back memories!!!

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:03 pm 
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More -

I love Kate Bush - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp43OdtAAkM

A cover which is great - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KEEXyRL0qE

And another - the Hounds of Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VerK4zwMRQw

Covered by The Futureheads - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcMAM9B7yAA

Apologies but this thread is becoming an over-indulgence by me. I have not mentioned the incredible (and EVERY superlative) Johnny Cash - with his many covers, including Hurt (by the Nine Inch Nails) and others.

I will try and be quiet now - apologies again and please feel free to contribute.

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Konatime,

Do you know that your excellent cover is contained in a compilation album with the Slits (as mentioned previously) called We Do 'Em Our Way.

Richard

p.s. i have the album on cassette!!! Track listing -

http://www.discogs.com/Various-We-Do-Em ... se/1118715


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:20 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Was Animal the drummer in Motorhead? I did not google that - relying on poor memory!!

I love the DK's - Holiday in Cambodia is on the set i bought - brings back memories!!!

Richard


No that's phithy animal this chap was just animal, my mum was a fan of his, was definitely a punk band. I came from a very Catholic family but my first record player my mum gave me came with Never Mind The Bollocks. did you ever listen to Splognessabounds awesome silly group, loved them have an album still but no vinyl player :roll: also loved Stiff Little Fingers too

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Stranglers were awesome too, got one of theirs on vinyl too.

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