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Covers you heard first. . .

Postby sloopjohnc » 02 Feb 2018, 04:01

And kinda still use as your frame of reference for the song vs. the original






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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby Loki » 02 Feb 2018, 06:14

I was around 13 when April Wine started releasing recordings. It was a long time before I knew they were covers







Hadn't heard much JD when I heard this version.....trying to be as objective as possible but I still prefer NIN




When Bryan Hyland covered Curtis, I hadn't heard the Impressions original

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby Wally Bingbang » 02 Feb 2018, 12:05

Pretty much everything on this...

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby NMB » 02 Feb 2018, 12:37

Pretty much any cover on a 60s Beatles or Stones album.
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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby the gorton gollum » 02 Feb 2018, 12:41



Ten years (no YouTube in those days lads) before I heard the original.
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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby Deebank » 02 Feb 2018, 12:48

I've been talking about writing a book - 25 years of TEFL - for a few years now. I've got it in me.

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby Kinkhurt » 02 Feb 2018, 13:16

Deebank wrote:


I was first acquainted with this one at early Sisters Of Mercy gigs, along with the Stooges 1969.



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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby The Slider » 02 Feb 2018, 15:23










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Postby pcqgod » 02 Feb 2018, 15:37

Loads of "Nuggets"-type things, from covers by 70's/80's garage revival bands like Chesterfield Kings, The Nomads, The Cramps, etc.

I still think this Chesterfield Kings recording is better than the original by The Choir.

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby Dayodead » 02 Feb 2018, 16:18

Most of the early Beatles covers, Most of The Cramps covers and "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell...

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby sloopjohnc » 02 Feb 2018, 18:22

NMB wrote:Pretty much any cover on a 60s Beatles or Stones album.


Beatles covers for me, but really only Not Fade Away and Time is On My Side from the Stones.

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby The Velvet Underground » 02 Feb 2018, 18:43

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Pretty much everything on this...

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Same for me. I might have heard the original 'Shapes of Things' first.
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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby sloopjohnc » 02 Feb 2018, 18:47

OCT wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Pretty much everything on this...

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Same for me. I might have heard the original 'Shapes of Things' first.


They played the Bowie version of Friday on My Mind a lot on FM radio. It wasn't until a long time later than I knew the Easybeats did it.

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby Pansy Puff » 02 Feb 2018, 18:54

2000 Man

I was really disappointed when I heard the original.
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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby zoomboogity » 02 Feb 2018, 19:33

sloopjohnc wrote:
NMB wrote:Pretty much any cover on a 60s Beatles or Stones album.


Beatles covers for me


Especially Words Of Love (the sound of the lead guitar does it for me every time) and Twist And Shout.

Lots of Dylan songs as done by The Byrds and Fairport Convention.

Theme One by Van Der Graaf Generator.

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 introduced me to a lot of Brazilian composers: Jobim, Jorge Ben, Edu Lobo, Marcos & Paulo Valle, Gilberto Gil...

And, of course:

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby Wally Bingbang » 02 Feb 2018, 19:51

zoomboogity wrote:
And, of course:



Har! I think that's the first version of that I heard, too.
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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby Nikki Gradual » 03 Feb 2018, 12:26

About half the tracks on this:

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Re: Covers you heard first. . .

Postby trans-chigley express » 03 Feb 2018, 12:45

Status Quo- Rockin All Over The World
In fact I still have never heard the original

Manfred Mann’s Earthband -Blinded by the Light

Grace Jones - Private Life and Walking in the Rain

Alice Cooper - Hello Hooray

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Postby The Slider » 03 Feb 2018, 13:58

^^ all of those
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Postby Ranking Ted » 03 Feb 2018, 16:02

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