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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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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

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: “Waterloo Sunset” (Part #1) – The Kinks
THE CLASH of Collaborations: Ray Davies and Damon Albarn vs. The Crouch End Festival Chorus vs. Jackson Browne vs. London Symphony Orchestra & Urban Voices Collective
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

 

Ray seems to really like this song. He plays it a lot, especially at special occasions. And he seems to particularly like playing it when the occasion calls for a collaboration with other artists. There are at least four such collaborations floating around at there. In this post we will try to answer the timeworn question, just who “Waterloo Sunsets it best with Mr. Davies?

 

The Original

 

The Kinks:

 

THE CLASH of Collaborations

 

Damon Albarn vs. The Crouch End Festival Chorus vs. Jackson Browne vs. London Symphony Orchestra & Urban Voices Collective
Ray Davies & Damon Albarn (April 2, 2002):

Ray Davies & The Crouch End Festival Chorus (June 15, 2009):

There is a brief interview preceding the song. Waterloo Sunset starts at about the 2:00 mark.

Ray Davies & Jackson Browne (November 1, 2010):

Ray Davies with the London Symphony Orchestra & Urban Voices Collective (August 20, 2012):

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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: “You Really Got Me” – The Kinks
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Los Apson vs. Mott the Hoople vs. Toots & The Maytalls
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

 

The Kinks:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Los Apson vs. Mott the Hoople vs. Toots & The Maytalls
Los Apson:

Mott the Hoople:

Toots & The Maytals:

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: “This is Where I Belong” – The Kinks
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Frank Black vs. The Lazy Cowgirls vs. Bill Lloyd
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

 

The Kinks:

Previously Unissued Mix:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Frank Black vs. The Lazy Cowgirls vs. Bill Lloyd

 

Frank Black:

The Lazy Cowgirls:

Bill Lloyd:

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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"Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs." - Milton Friedbird

“Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs.” – Milton Friedbyrd

One of my favorite songs by The Kinks and featuring one of my favorite covers.

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The Original

The Kinks:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Fountains of Wayne vs. Dar Williams

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Fountains of Wayne:

Simply terrific!

Dar Williams:

Another excellent version! This song seems to bring the best out of a musician.

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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