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Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby never/ever » 09 Mar 2019, 07:45

I always enjoyed the Chameleons' romp through this Beatle-classic. What is the best cover of this song in your view?


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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Quaco » 09 Mar 2019, 09:39

I actually really like Phil Collins'!

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby never/ever » 09 Mar 2019, 10:06

It is good! That drum-loop really lifts the thing into high heaven.
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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Mar 2019, 10:13

Bruce Springsteen - though I think he changed the lyrics and wrote a different tune.

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Muskrat » 09 Mar 2019, 16:59

Positive Passion wrote:Bruce Springsteen - though I think he changed the lyrics and wrote a different tune.


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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Six String » 09 Mar 2019, 19:26

Monsoon's version is pretty good.

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Quaco » 09 Mar 2019, 20:05

801 is pretty good. It's interesting to hear Brian Eno singing that song.
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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Quaco » 09 Mar 2019, 20:06

Six String wrote:Monsoon's version is pretty good.

It is. I really dig that whole album!
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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Six String » 09 Mar 2019, 22:21

Quaco wrote:801 is pretty good. It's interesting to hear Brian Eno singing that song.

That used to be my favorite but I think I've heard it so much it has lost its impact. Monsoon's version is leaner but still packs a punch.

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby TG » 09 Mar 2019, 23:34


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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby fange » 10 Mar 2019, 00:17

Junior Parker's.

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby The Modernist » 10 Mar 2019, 07:21

fange wrote:Junior Parker's.



Of course. Lol at people nominating Phil Collins.

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby The Slider » 10 Mar 2019, 07:46

Phil Collins is my favourite, though the Monsoon runs it pretty close. They are pretty similar really, I guess. Monsoon's was a year or so after PC's and they had obviously taken a leaf out of Phil's book. What I didn't realise until looking up the date of it, was that "it's probably most notable for also featuring Bill Nelson, David Balfe out of Teardrop Explodes on keyboards, and Merrick out of Adam and the Ants."
I like that Phil treats it as a huge slab of psychedelic sound with an unstoppable forward motion. The layers of synths kind of give it a sound - fifteen years on, with much more technology - that approaches Lennon's original vision of a hoard of Tibetan monks chanting on a mountain top

There is also a great version by Ann Dyer.
I am no great fan of the 801. Or the Chameleons, which is just horribly 80s sounding and has the worst vocal ever.
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Junior Parker's completely misses the point. He treats it as a song,
And as a song it's almost insignificant.
It's a nice enough groove but wasted on his choice of material.


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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Mar 2019, 18:03

That song belongs to 1966.
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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Six String » 10 Mar 2019, 18:26

The Slider wrote:Phil Collins is my favourite, though the Monsoon runs it pretty close. They are pretty similar really, I guess. Monsoon's was a year or so after PC's and they had obviously taken a leaf out of Phil's book. What I didn't realise until looking up the date of it, was that "it's probably most notable for also featuring Bill Nelson, David Balfe out of Teardrop Explodes on keyboards, and Merrick out of Adam and the Ants."
I like that Phil treats it as a huge slab of psychedelic sound with an unstoppable forward motion. The layers of synths kind of give it a sound - fifteen years on, with much more technology - that approaches Lennon's original vision of a hoard of Tibetan monks chanting on a mountain top

There is also a great version by Ann Dyer.
I am no great fan of the 801. Or the Chameleons, which is just horribly 80s sounding and has the worst vocal ever.
The Los Lobos would be fun if you were at the show

Junior Parker's completely misses the point. He treats it as a song,
And as a song it's almost insignificant.
It's a nice enough groove but wasted on his choice of material.


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For some reason I forgot about Ann Dyer's version. That album is my favorite Beatles covers album. Her version of Rain is sublime.

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby The Slider » 11 Mar 2019, 14:11

I think it may have been you who gave me my copy Les.
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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Sneelock » 12 Mar 2019, 16:57

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

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Re: Best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows?

Postby Count Machuki » 12 Mar 2019, 17:40

The Modernist wrote:
fange wrote:Junior Parker's.



Of course. Lol at people nominating Phil Collins.


Yes! That's the one I couldn't think of. Good shot, fange.

This crazy acid rock version turned up on one of nolamike's "Beatle Albums Covered" lists:

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Then it follows that ∀ k ∈ K: K ∈ U ⇒ k ∉ D