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On the opposite of Uncoverable Songs, what songs would you dream to hear covered, and by whom?

Simon, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Neither of these will ever happen (largely due to band splits and death, respectively), but I'd love to hear "Money Is Not Our God" by Killing Joke covered by since-broken-up Cop Shoot Cop, and I'd love to hear the MC5 (in a rare, post-death appearance) play "Jump Into the Fire" by Harry Nilsson.

Alex in NYC, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'd like to hear Autechre cover "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Boards of Canada covering a Dylan song. Godspeed You Black Emperor! doing Weezer. I'd like to see how any two groups coming from opposite ends of the musical spectrum might interpret each other's material. Maybe it'd turn out horribly, but at least it'd be an interesting mess. The Fall covering Outkast.

Mitch Lastnamewithheld, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I want to hear Britney Spears do Dylan's "Ballad of Hollis Brown". But only if she means it. It's a pretty safe bet that she wouldn't Whitneyhoustonize it.

Patrick, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I can't think of anything better than Britney doing the "Joy of Pepsi" jingle.

Otis Wheeler, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'd like to hear "livin' on a prayer" covered by the Olivia Tremor Control.

jel, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

For amusing incongruity, I'd rather like hearing The Fall covering "The Water-Shrew Shuffle" by Scarlet's Well.

Robin Carmody, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Shonen Knife: "Spectre vs. Rector"

mark s, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Rod Stewart - "Slow Graffiti"

Drunk Tom, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

any really good song covered by Los Crudos

Kevin Enas, Thursday, 29 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I would myself enjoy hearing Tricky taking a shot at a really vicious Cale song, like "Sudden Death" (which would make a great sample as well, moist and ominous). Yeah, I perfectly imagine some grinding noises and metallic echoing drums with Tricky's paranoid mumblings about "the gunman on the roof"... Feels like a Tricky song already...

Simon, Friday, 30 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i don't know about dream covers, but i'd quite like to see any of the following:

dmx - tindersticks my sister

the verve - polvo's bombs that fall from your eyes

daft punk - bad girl's bad girl

guns'n'roses - razorcuts' sorry to embarrass you

manic street preachers - slowdive's slowdive

the ramones - autechre's hub

shed seven - stereolab's percolator

tindersticks - krome & time's sound is for the underground

gareth, Friday, 30 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sunny Day Real Estate - "Strawberry Fields Forever"

Limp Bizkit - "(Get it On) Bang a Gong" That's entertainment.

The Dismemberment Plan - "Losing My Religion" or anything by the Talking Heads.

Keiko, Friday, 30 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I would like to hear:

Spacemen3 covering Iggy and the Stooges

Stereolab covering Neu!

The Jesus and Mary Chain covering the Ronettes

Any Elephant 6 band covering the Beach Boys

The Dandy Warhols covering the Brian Jonestown Massacre...

Erm... wait...

kate the saint, Saturday, 31 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Almost any Magnetic Fields' song cries out to be covered. I dream that big chart acts - "proper pop stars" will start churning out versions of Stephin Merritt songs much as fifties pop stars jumped at Lieber and Stoller or a previous generation went for Irving Berlin:

For starters how about....

'Asleep and Dreaming' as a Hear'say Xmas number 1 'Reno Dakota' as a Daft Punk b-side 'I don't believe in the sun' - Emma Bunton 'Fido your leash is too long' - Madonna 'A pretty girl is like...' - Westlife 'Epitaph for my heart' - Robbie Williams 'I shatter' - Gomez attempting a comeback single 'Lets Pretend we're bunny rabbits' - S Club 7

Guy, Saturday, 31 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Cheers to Gareth for the mental concept of DMX covering "My Sister". Simply the mention of it makes me smile; the incongruity of such concepts and ideas coming through in *that* voice and that form of expression.

Momus would do a rather good take on the 'Sticks' "Patchwork", I think.

Robin Carmody, Sunday, 1 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Mark Kozelek - GnR's November Rain

Geoff, Sunday, 8 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Limp Bizkit doing "I Wish It Would Rain"

They'd take it and make it TOTALLY tuneless.

JM, Monday, 9 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'Fog On The Tyne' - Christina Aguilera and Ol' Dirty Bastard

Geordie Racer, Monday, 9 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Shortly after posting I dreamt of Charlotte Church singing 'Suicide Solution' to the tune of 'La Vida Loca' and Cradle of Filth doing that Sinatra song about it being 'a very good year'

so very tired

Geordie 'my shame is unbearable' Racer, Tuesday, 10 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I once had a dream there was a MUZAK cover of Loretta's Scars

JM, Tuesday, 10 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Guided By Voices doing CB Kids' "Giant Tickle Feather."

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 27 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Some heavy metal band (preferably a grindcore/death metal band, but not necessarily) should take a stab at covering the Pixies. Especially since the Pixies essentially were a very bad heavy metal band anyway.

Maybe Anal Cunt ... they're from Massachusetts, too.

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Sunday, 27 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What Guy said sounds terribly plausible and right: except that if Robbie Williams covered those songs, I wouldn't like them anymore. Well, I wouldn't like what he did with them, anyway.

Anyway - I can't believe that this is ANOTHER chance to mention

LLOYD COLE singing 'IF YOU DON'T CRY'

- does a tape exist at the bottom of Claudia G's filing cabinets?

the pinefox, Sunday, 10 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Barcelona just _has_ to do a cover of "Baroque Hoedown". Either them or Tipsy.

Elspeth McKee, Saturday, 18 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
Girls Aloud do Bowie's 'Boy's keep swinging'.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 18:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

andrew wk doing avril lavigne's 'girlfriend'

bug, Saturday, 22 March 2008 17:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

I want to hear Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band cover 40 Miles by East River Pipe very badly for some reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfPmlpN4ScI

Evan, Friday, 14 July 2017 17:49 (four months ago) Permalink


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