Archive for October, 2013

Broc 4L

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

One of my all-time favorite songs by The Clash. And I do have quite a few versions so, hopefully, you like it as well …

The Original

The Clash:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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The Bandits vs. Honeydippers

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The Bandits:

Honeydippers:

This is Rockabilly Clash …

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Broc 4L

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

Disclaimer: Or, perhaps not so much a “Disclaimer” as a “Proclamation”.

Proclamation: No, no, I’m not the town-crier! Proclamation is simply not accurate. Provocation?

Provocation: Wrong again! Damn it all, my intent is not to affront. I’m merely make an admission … Hmmm …

Admission: I don’t like this song much. Yeah I know it’s the Beatles. But I find it to be a bit on the annoying side. Okay, that’s all for now.

The Original

The Beatles:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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John Otway vs. Tufts Beelzebubs

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John Otway:

Tufts Beelzebubs:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Broc 4L

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

Compliments of Born Under A Bad Sign:

The Original

Guns N’ Roses:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Luna vs. Sheryl Crow

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Luna:

Sheryl Crow:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Broc 4L

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

Got home around midnight tonight after seeing The Waterboys (Amazing Show). I had not heard about Lou Reed’s exit until Mike Scott talked about his admiration for the man before launching into an obviously, hastily put-together tribute of VU songs, the rawness of which only served to endear. Anyway, I thought I had tomorrow’s blog “covered” before leaving for the show but now find myself putting together a late-night replacement Lou Reed blog. I don’t want to sound like a whiner but I do wish revered musicians would give me a day or two notice before checking out. It would sure make it a lot easier on an old, tired blogger …

The Original

The Velvet Underground & Nico:

Thanks Lou, this world was never meant for someone as beautiful as you.

(Could you imagine how disgusted Lou would be seeing a line that ridiculous offered up as an epithet?)

Somewhere Jonathan Richman is inconsolable …

 

The Cover Songs Competition

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds vs. June Tabor & Oysterband

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds:

June Tabor & Oysterband:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Broc 4L

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

The Original

Liza Minnelli:

Liza struts like Jagger in this clip! (But is that something you really want to see?)

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The Most Popular

Frank Sinatra:

Say what you will about Ole Blue Eyes but not many have, or ever had, a voice like his (nor could anyone quite sport a Trilby like the man).

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Nico vs. Reel Big Fish

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Nico:

Nothing quite says “New York” like Nico!

(This is the short version of Nico’s “New York, New York”. For those inclined there is a seven-minute version but I’d suggest you brew a cup of Joe before indulging.)

Reel Big Fish:

One of their best covers, which says something considering the band has covered at least 30 tunes!

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Broc 4L

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

The Original

R.E.M.:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Dos Gatos vs. Joe Purdy

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Dos Gatos:

Joe Purdy:

It takes a minute or so for Joe to get going but once he does he delivers a nice acoustic ballad.

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Broc 4L

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

Singles Only

Singles are cover songs without a mate (a.k.a. opponent). I’ve searched high, low and in between and my research indicates these particular songs were covered once and only once. Why would a band cover a song so obscure that no other band on the planet is interested in also doing so? How the hell should I know? But I do have a few of these rarities and it is now part of your solemn responsibility to listen to them. No competition on this day. Rather unabashed reverence, reflection and repose. Enjoy …

The Original

Phil Ochs:

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The Cover

Kind of Like Spitting:

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The Original

Richard Thompson:

The Cover

The House Band: