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Tune du Jour: “Waterloo Sunset” (Part #2) – The Kinks
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Def Leppard vs. First Aid Kit vs. Robyn Hitchcock
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The Original

 

The Kinks:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Def Leppard vs. First Aid Kit vs. Robyn Hitchcock
Def Leppard:

First Aid Kit:

Robyn Hitchcock:

Live at The Knitting Factory (March 12, 1997):

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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Tune du Jour: “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” – Bob Dylan
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Bad Religion vs. Robyn Hitchcock vs. Nena
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You used to be so amused, At Broccoli Man, and the carrot for a guitar he used ...

You used to be so amused,
At Broccoli Man,
and the carrot for a guitar he used …

 

The Original

 

Bob Dylan:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Bad Religion vs. Robyn Hitchcock vs. Nena
Bad Religion:

Robyn Hitchcock:

Nena:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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A Tribute to David Bowie (1947 – 2016)
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Oh Look Out You Rock ‘n’ Rollers, Pretty Soon You’re Gonna Get Older…

What could you say? Last night we lost an icon, innovator, genius. David Bowie will surely be long remembered as one of the most talented, creative and bizarre musicians of our lifetime!

Enjoy a bevy of tributes to David Bowie. The styles and genres of these cover songs are as diverse as the man himself.

Absolute Beginners

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Carla Bruni:

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Ashes to Ashes

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Paul Dempsey:

Hezekiah Jones:

Happy Rhodes:

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All the Young Dudes

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Billy Bragg & Jill Sobule:

World Party:

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Changes

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Echo and the Bunnymen with Sharleen Spiteri:

The Illinois State University’s Clef Hangers:

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Heroes

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Magnetic Fields:

The Coal Porters:

Nico:

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It Ain’t Easy

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Hazel:

Kelly Hogan & Robbie Fulks:

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Jean Genie

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Camp Freddy:

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Kooks

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Brett Smiley:

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Life on Mars

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Robyn Hitchcock:

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:

And of course it would not be a proper tribute without … ABBA!!!:

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Moonage Daydream

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J. Hell:

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Oh You Pretty Things

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Jun Jun Clinic:

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Rebel Rebel

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Iggy Pop & Lenny Kravitz:

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Sound and Vision

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Beck:

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Space Oddity

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Real-Life Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield:

(Shatner cannot be happy over this infringement of his territory!)

John Otway:

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Starman

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of Montreal:

Arcadian Walnut:

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Under Pressure

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Flaming Lips:

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Watch that Man

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The Fur Ones:

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Ziggy Stardust

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Def Leppard:

Massacre:

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A Late Addition

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“Life on Mars” happens to be one of my favorite Bowie songs. So when I saw this interesting rendition, I just had to add it to the tribute. Reminds me of the classic Procol Harem church scene in “The Commitments”.

By the way, if anyone has a favorite Bowie cover that is not included then please let me know. If possible I will add it.
Nicholas Freestone (organ scholar at St Albans Cathedral in Hertfordshire):

The Commitments: Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) and Steven ‘Soul Surgeon’ Clifford (Michael Ahern):

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Another Late Addition

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This next video is proof-positive of just how cool David Bowie was. From The Cher Show, Bowie and Cher begin a set collaborating on Young Americans, which is weird enough. But things turn completely bizarre as Young Americans morphs into a very long medley of bad songs. Bowie had to be suppressing laughter throughout yet on the exterior appears way-cool to the nth degree. Now I ask you, how many musicians could have pulled this off without looking completely ridiculous?

David Bowie on The Cher Show (November 23rd 1975):

 

Pete Seeger back to the camera

I don’t recall feeling worse over the passing of a person who I never knew or met. Pete Seeger, quite simply, was one of my favorite people. He seemed to embody everything that was good in the world.

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“Turn, Turn, Turn”
Nina Simone:

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Always on the right side of the issues.

Pete Seeger & Bob Dylan

“Where Have All The Flower Gone”
Peter Seeger:

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Never bowing to McCarthy nor the seemingly endless procession of right-wing thugs to follow.

Pete Seeger young with banjo

“Bells of Rhymney”
Robyn Hitchcock:

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Always ready to fight – nonviolently, of course – for the dispossessed and downtrodden.

Pete Seeger young by truck

“Little Boxes”
Pete Seeger:

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Always ready to speak his mind regardless of perils or consequences

Pete Seeger old playing outdoors

“Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”
Dick Gaughan:

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And always, always, always optimistic of the future.

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Pete Seeger faraway look

“We Shall Overcome”
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

The Original

Bob Dylan:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Robyn Hitchcock vs. Neil Young with Booker T & the M.G.’s

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Robyn Hitchcock:

Unfortunately the sound quality is not the best on this live recording.

Neil Young with Booker T & the M.G.’s:

Live cut of Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues followed by a killer version of All Along the Watchtower

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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