There is a cover version that never goes out

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Getting the Schneider TM version out of the way first:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Zoe Woodbury-High:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nada Surf:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Neil Finn & Friends:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Pete Yorn:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can't believe that I've never seen/heard any of these.

ENBB, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Noel Gallagher:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Anberlin:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Neuroticfish:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Disrepair:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

pete yawn

Charlie Howard, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can't believe that I've never seen/heard any of these.

Be glad I'm not posting the horrible bedroom/webcam covers. (Though maybe there's a rough gem amid those. Maybe.)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Eggstone w/Nina Persson of the Cardigans and Magnus Carlsson:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Erlend Oye:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

x-post

Ha! I know what I'm going to go look up on youtube right about now.

ENBB, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Eletro:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Magic Numbers:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Some well-meaning band in Hong Kong doing the webcam thing:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ablespacer and George:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Deadly Sins:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Goodnight Electric:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Ocean Blue:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

No One Has to Know:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

Will Francis of Aiden:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rebus:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Shelby Sifers:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

The 'Stand Up It's Thursday Night' house band:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Zakkum:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cameron McEwan:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Alexander Sjöström/Saga Fredriksson:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Deluxe:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Pedro Gil:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

David Fonseca:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Mikel Erentxun (a Spanish language verison):

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Welcome Home:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Josh Moore:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

A Company:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Bonaparte:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Flying Adaptors:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

"World class musicians and all round good guys Jon and John perform a bass/xylophone duet":

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Lara Martelli:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Devon Williams plus Lavender Diamond/Residual Echoes people:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Perturbazione & Virginiana Miller:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Benjamin Biolay:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Flailing Pits:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Javier Barria:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Neil Finn & Friends:

note that one of said friends is J. Marr
(fuck knows who the others are tho)

boystown confidential (sic), Sunday, 19 October 2008 12:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Friendly friends. (And true, I forgot to mention Mr. Marr in there! There's also a clip on YouTube of Andy Rourke DJing and playing the song.)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 13:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Be glad I'm not posting the horrible bedroom/webcam covers. (Though maybe there's a rough gem amid those. Maybe.)
Haha! I've actually been watching some of those recently - I'd say this guy qualifies as a rough gem (well actually, not so rough):

Daniel Earwicker:

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 19 October 2008 14:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Always enjoyed the Ocean Blue cover. I had no idea Schneider TM had done one, though!!!!

murray my hope (Curt1s Stephens), Sunday, 19 October 2008 14:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Really? Yeah that might actually be his most famous song in some corners, got a lot of (well-deserved) attention when it came out.

Of the slew I posted, my favorites would be Schneider TM, Zoe Woodbury-High, The Magic Numbers, No One Has to Know, Shelby Sifers, the Stand Up It's Thursday Night band, David Fonseca and Lara Martelli. They all have the gift of actually trying to reinterpret the song in some fashion instead of just covering it (No One Has to Know is the least adventurous but it's very good). The brief clip from Benjamin Biolay's performance I like as well.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 14:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

(The Erlend Oye and Neuroticfish electronic reinterpretations deserve some note on that level too but Schneider TM kills em both.)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 14:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I played that Schneider TM a lot when it came out, haven't listened to it since. Pretty sweet. Of the other ones I only listened to Noel Gallagher and I'm sure that's the worst one

sonderangerbot, Sunday, 19 October 2008 15:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the thread tip, Raggett! You've worked hard here it seems.

I saw the Gallagher once and it was stupid and pointless.

Oye is an ugly jerk, so not him.

I would probably vote for one sung by a beautiful girl. If there is one then tell me which one it is and I'll watch it.

Morrissey's version at the end of his Manchester video (2004!) is quite good I think.

The original Smiths demo, in G rather than E, is worth hearing - M. has to stretch to sing the chorus.

Also any Smiths live take brings out the lead guitar better than the record (where that lead part is on keyboard).

Actually my favourite alternative version is the INSTRUMENTAL Smiths rehearsal - remember the slow opening, the repeatedly bashed and tested toms, the halting chords, before they cruise off?

the pinefox, Sunday, 19 October 2008 15:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Alexander Sjöström/Saga Fredriksson:

This one is really the Lucksmiths' cover. They do better with their own "There is a boy that never goes out."

on the roof, Sunday, 19 October 2008 16:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

I would probably vote for one sung by a beautiful girl. If there is one then tell me which one it is and I'll watch it.

Try the Stand Up It's Thursday Night one, then. A rather different version musically.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 October 2008 16:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

I will!

The Lucksmiths' version is dull and wooden, as one would expect.

the pinefox, Sunday, 19 October 2008 16:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'd like to hear the original Smiths demo version. Where would I find it?

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 19 October 2008 19:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've only heard it once: Simon Goddard played it to the audience at a Smiths conference in 2005. Within two years, he promised us all, all this material will be out. He was, of course, wrong.

the pinefox, Sunday, 19 October 2008 19:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Gah! I came across this trove of rare recordings recently - I was hoping it'd be buried in there somewhere. I read once that those conferences were filled with fans standing around on their own, hugging the walls and too shy to talk to anyone. Not at a Smiths event, surely?

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 19 October 2008 20:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

(I've never dared go to one myself)

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 19 October 2008 20:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm only aware of one conference, and I did read a trashy, semi-literate Guardian story about, written - well, typed - by one Gr*ace D*nt, that said that. It was utterly false. The only people standing on their own and hiding behind the potted plants were the journalists.

the pinefox, Sunday, 19 October 2008 20:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

re. your trove of rare recordings: I clicked on the links, but how does one access the music? is it possible to get music directly off it? I don't have so much experience with these things.

the pinefox, Sunday, 19 October 2008 20:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's an awful site for navigating around, but I did manage to get Thank Your Lucky Stars, which is really good. Click 'download' on the top row, then click on the sleeve of the one you're interested in, and then ctrl-clicking the green 'MP3' symbols beside the song names loaded them down track-by-track straight onto my desktop

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 19 October 2008 20:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

And it's free??

the pinefox, Sunday, 19 October 2008 20:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

There doesn't appear to be a catch, no

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 19 October 2008 20:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks for that, Ismael -- I am trying to imagine what the hell the Irvine Meadows show in 1986 must have been like.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 20 October 2008 04:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Greg Baldwin and the Aesthetics:

Ned Raggett, Monday, 20 October 2008 05:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

Molly and Alice:

Ned Raggett, Monday, 20 October 2008 05:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

My friend in HS maintained that Biz's cover of this was the best song of all time.

Abbott, Monday, 20 October 2008 22:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Biz Markie?!?!

boystown confidential (sic), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 03:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

What would have Biz Markie's version been like, really.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 March 2010 21:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Miley:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CmGK2UDWw

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 19:20 (one week ago) Permalink


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