― Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Monday, 16 January 2006 22:20 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 21:12 (6 years ago) Permalink
― ógy, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 21:27 (6 years ago) Permalink
Vampire Weekend's Exit Music over the original anyday.
― lambchopelbow, Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'd take 'The Day Before You Came' by Blancmange over the Abba original, definitely. I like the fact that Neil Arthur turns the writer from Marilyn French to Barbara Cartland, that's really funny! But I also think Neil Arthur's delivery is close to perfection -- he adopts a tone somewhere between Neil Tennant and Billy McKenzie and they add lots of percussive and instrumental flourishes which make their version more interesting.
― Grandpont Genie, Saturday, 28 April 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
John Coltrane's My Favourite Things (Sound Of Music), Flamingoes I Only Have Eyes For You (think it was a broadway musical).LOve Little REd BookRoberta Flack No Way To Say Goodbye, First Time Ever I saw Your Eyes.several Steeleye Span tracks from the first couple of lps, though the Dubliners' versions are also pretty great and that was presumably the source.Gun Club Run Through The Jungle or at least I certrainly listen to it more than the CCR track it reinventsMC5 I WAnt You? another major reinvention as regards the Troggs source, though I do like the Troggs
― Stevolende, Saturday, 28 April 2012 18:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
Coltrane's version is great but I prefer Mark Murphy's.
I Only Have Eyes For You is indeed from 1934 but it was written for this film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dames
That one is a great suggestion.
― Moka, Saturday, 28 April 2012 18:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
(from the spiney-shivery thread)
Cecil Taylor's "This Nearly Was Mine" (South Pacific)
― Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Saturday, 28 April 2012 20:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
not sure as i never heard the original but i cannot imagine a better version of susie q than the one by creedence clearwater revival.
― alex in mainhattan, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, I like CCR version better too.
Still a good time to plug the original. Such a small place the world's been lately.
― pplains, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wrong Hawkins pplains. The original is by Dale Hawkins not Ronnie Hawkins and it's miles better than that one you posted. The CCR is really good and I'd also say it's an improvement even tho I love Dale's version.
― Moka, Monday, 30 April 2012 07:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Galaxie 500's version of 'Ceremony' by New Order
― fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Monday, 30 April 2012 09:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
On that tip, I'll add that Luna's version of 'Indian Summer' by Beat Happening.
― fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Monday, 30 April 2012 09:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Aw, Hawkins cousins be cousins.
― pplains, Monday, 30 April 2012 13:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Love Cave and the Bad Seeds version of "All Tomorrow's Parties." Great squalls of guitar and the frantic drumming...
― kwhitehead, Monday, 30 April 2012 23:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
who is Love Cave? Nick's daughter?
― one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 30 April 2012 23:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
I hadn't realised until someone pointed it out the other day that Adeva ‘Respect’ was THE Respect. I really should pay attention to lyrics.
― Chewshabadoo, Monday, 17 June 2013 10:14 (5 months ago) Permalink