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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 11:58 AM
Which famous band makes you cringe when they play cover songs? Doesn't matter if it's on their studio or live releases, live in concert or on a movie soundtrack.

For me it's easy: Guns & Roses.
The main reason: Axl Rose's lead vocals.

Sympathy For The Devil.....yikes!

Live And Let Die....double yikes!!

Knockin' On Heaven's Door.....triple yikes!!! IMHO the worst Bob Dylan's cover ever!

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 12:16 PM
Oh. I thought you were fishing for something like:

ABB - "Dazed and Confused"

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 12:17 PM
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Which famous band makes you cringe when they play cover songs? Doesn't matter if it's on their studio or live releases, live in concert or on a movie soundtrack.

For me it's easy: Guns & Roses.
The main reason: Axl Rose's lead vocals.

Sympathy For The Devil.....yikes!

Live And Let Die....double yikes!!

Knockin' On Heaven's Door.....triple yikes!!! IMHO the worst Bob Dylan's cover ever!


While I agree Sympathy is crap, i have to strongly disagree on Live and Let Die and Knockin' on Heaven's Door. I prefer GnR's versions of both of those songs better than the originals. Especially Live and Let Die, GnR just kills that song... it was actually the tune that drew me to the band in the first place when I was 9 years old.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 12:22 PM
This.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwBa8Pqi6Y

Or, this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8obtRtealE

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 01:24 PM
I never liked Zeppelin and the covers they mixed into their jams ... the music was always pure to me, and didn't need anything else.

And I agree with Dazed and Confused ....

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 02:41 PM
When the Allman Brothers cover songs by their contemporaries like The Band, Van Morrison, Rolling Stones. However I like the "Dazed And Confused" cover but I see it as more of a Gov't Mule tune. The ABB, if they are going to do covers, should play blues or jazz covers. They're a blues/jazz band after all. Not a pop rock band. Whenever they play "Into The Mystic" I think of all the ABB originals they could be playing instead, or songs the individual members have recorded. Do a DTB tune, or a Warren tune, or a GA tune. Or anything from the 90's albums. Those were great records and live versions were smokin' hot. How about "Pegasus"? Or "From The Madness Of The West" or just about anything from Enlightened Rogues. There are great songs out there on their own albums that could be rearranged and gritted up a little and boom! no more Van Zeppelin Band covers.

I often have similar thoughts when I go to a Mule show and half the set is covers. I hate that sh!t. Especially if they do reggae songs.

GnR's version of "Sympathy For The Devil" is flat out horrible but I like "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", especially the ragged a$$ version from the Ritz in 1988.

Too many bands have been signalling the end of their careers by doing covers albums: Tesla, Styx, Alice Cooper is working on one, Ozzy did a horrible covers disc for his box set. I know there are others but I have pushed them out of my mind.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 03:27 PM
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When the Allman Brothers cover songs by their contemporaries like The Band, Van Morrison, Rolling Stones. However I like the "Dazed And Confused" cover but I see it as more of a Gov't Mule tune. The ABB, if they are going to do covers, should play blues or jazz covers. They're a blues/jazz band after all. Not a pop rock band. Whenever they play "Into The Mystic" I think of all the ABB originals they could be playing instead, or songs the individual members have recorded. Do a DTB tune, or a Warren tune, or a GA tune. Or anything from the 90's albums. Those were great records and live versions were smokin' hot. How about "Pegasus"? Or "From The Madness Of The West" or just about anything from Enlightened Rogues. There are great songs out there on their own albums that could be rearranged and gritted up a little and boom! no more Van Zeppelin Band covers.


Boom!

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 03:37 PM
At the first TTB concert I went to when they started doing a Sly Stone cover I got up and walked out. I though that it was beneath Derek to do such a thing. Blasphemy! Since then I've sat through a few entire TTB shows, including the Sly and the Stevie Wonder covers. The crowd seems to enjoy them. While I still feel like something is wrong about it, I've adjusted and moved on.

I actually enjoy when the ABB plays covers of traditional blues and jazz songs. These songs were such an influence on everything I love about the band. I could do without the botched lyrics on The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down though.

[Edited on 9/19/2013 by bob1954]

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 03:38 PM
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Oh. I thought you were fishing for something like:

ABB - "Dazed and Confused"


No kidding??!! Yuck. I'm not a Dazed And Confused guy to begin with either.

 

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When the Allman Brothers cover songs by their contemporaries like The Band, Van Morrison, Rolling Stones. However I like the "Dazed And Confused" cover but I see it as more of a Gov't Mule tune. The ABB, if they are going to do covers, should play blues or jazz covers. They're a blues/jazz band after all. Not a pop rock band. Whenever they play "Into The Mystic" I think of all the ABB originals they could be playing instead, or songs the individual members have recorded. Do a DTB tune, or a Warren tune, or a GA tune. Or anything from the 90's albums. Those were great records and live versions were smokin' hot. How about "Pegasus"? Or "From The Madness Of The West" or just about anything from Enlightened Rogues. There are great songs out there on their own albums that could be rearranged and gritted up a little and boom! no more Van Zeppelin Band covers.

I often have similar thoughts when I go to a Mule show and half the set is covers. I hate that sh!t. Especially if they do reggae songs.

GnR's version of "Sympathy For The Devil" is flat out horrible but I like "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", especially the ragged a$$ version from the Ritz in 1988.

Too many bands have been signalling the end of their careers by doing covers albums: Tesla, Styx, Alice Cooper is working on one, Ozzy did a horrible covers disc for his box set. I know there are others but I have pushed them out of my mind.


i do agree i am getting tired of cover albums. seems like every band under the sun has done one in the last decade. alice coopers cover album will include some brand new original songs though. tesla are about to release their 2nd album of original material since the covers project. ozzy included the covers cd on the boxset because he wanted new material on there and the label told him he couldn't include a disc of new original material

 

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"ozzy included the covers cd on the boxset because he wanted new material on there and the label told him he couldn't include a disc of new original material"

And here I thought Sharon would have more pull with the suits. It's just another example of why record companies suck.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 05:12 PM
"At the first TTB concert I went to when they started doing a Sly Stone cover I got up and walked out. I though that it was beneath Derek to do such a thing."

Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on a second there.

Are you saying Sly and the Family Stone is "beneath" Derek Trucks? As in, not good enough to be worth his time?

I love Derek as much as anybody, but that is flat-out ridiculous. Sly and the Family Stone--the best performance at Woodstock and possibly the best funk band of all time--are "beneath" nobody.

Maybe that's not what you meant, maybe you just thought it was a bad fit for TTB. But if you really think Sly and Family Stone are unworthy of Derek's attention, I must object in the strongest terms possible.

 
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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 05:33 PM
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"At the first TTB concert I went to when they started doing a Sly Stone cover I got up and walked out. I though that it was beneath Derek to do such a thing."

Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on a second there.

Are you saying Sly and the Family Stone is "beneath" Derek Trucks? As in, not good enough to be worth his time?

I love Derek as much as anybody, but that is flat-out ridiculous. Sly and the Family Stone--the best performance at Woodstock and possibly the best funk band of all time--are "beneath" nobody.

Maybe that's not what you meant, maybe you just thought it was a bad fit for TTB. But if you really think Sly and Family Stone are unworthy of Derek's attention, I must object in the strongest terms possible.



LOL...that was exactly my initial response. I thought Sly was unworthy. Like I said, I have since adjusted.

I like Sly and the Family Stone as much as anyone. They were fun back in the day. But I when I listened to the DTB performing songs like Sahib Teri Bandi or Joyful Noise, or even the TTB doing Midnight In Harlem I never expected him to be performing Higher. The first time I heard it I felt like I was at a wedding reception or in some bar. But after a couple years I'm OK with it now. I just hope they don't throw Minnie Riperton into the mix, although Susan may sound good on that... Lovin' you is easy cause you're beautiful, Makin' love with you is all I wanna do

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 05:41 PM
Nobody enjoys Derek's jazz/Indian leanings more than I do, but Sly and the Family Stone is some of the greatest music ever created by humans. It's more visceral and less intellectual in a way, but that doesn't make it inferior.

Maybe you're not as big a fun of funk music in general as I am, but to me, Sly resides up there with James Brown, P-Funk and The Meters with the most exalted funkateers in all history.

When Derek writes a song as good as Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin, Everyday People or Stand, let me know.

 
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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 05:51 PM
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"ozzy included the covers cd on the boxset because he wanted new material on there and the label told him he couldn't include a disc of new original material"

And here I thought Sharon would have more pull with the suits. It's just another example of why record companies suck.


if you read about the boxset ozzy actually wanted it to be all unreleased/rare stuff plus the disc of guest appearances and the label wanted another hits type anthology so they had to compromise and cut it down the middle

 

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Nobody enjoys Derek's jazz/Indian leanings more than I do, but Sly and the Family Stone is some of the greatest music ever created by humans. It's more visceral and less intellectual in a way, but that doesn't make it inferior.

Maybe you're not as big a fun of funk music in general as I am, but to me, Sly resides up there with James Brown, P-Funk and The Meters with the most exalted funkateers in all history.

When Derek writes a song as good as Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin, Everyday People or Stand, let me know.

That's what makes this a great place...we all see things from a different perspective. Actually I am a big fan of funk and have even been turned on to some new music by posts you have made on this board. It just took me a while to warm up to putting Derek in with that (actually I still haven't warmed up to it but have accepted it). It's kind of like I'm a big fan of John Hammond and I'm a big fan of Tom Waits, but when Hammond put out an album of Waits covers I didn't like it at all.

 

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"ozzy included the covers cd on the boxset because he wanted new material on there and the label told him he couldn't include a disc of new original material"

And here I thought Sharon would have more pull with the suits. It's just another example of why record companies suck.


if you read about the boxset ozzy actually wanted it to be all unreleased/rare stuff plus the disc of guest appearances and the label wanted another hits type anthology so they had to compromise and cut it down the middle


That just pisses me off. I'm sorry Ozzy, I take back all the slurred cursing. The only Ozzy cover I LOVE is his version of "Staying Alive" with Dweezil Zappa. It just makes me laugh out loud and they heavy it up a fair amount but keep a good sense of humor about it.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 06:49 PM
Gotcha, bob1954. I'm glad I've turned you on to some new music, and I can't stay mad at a fellow lover of the funk

TTB is definitely a different musical direction for Derek, especially compared to the Sahib Teri Bandi/Joyful Noise side of the DTB.

To say you aren't the only one who had an "adjustment period" for TTB would be the understatement of the year on this site

 
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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 09:52 PM
I tell ya what, if you want to hear a remarkable thing, Wilco did an all-request covers show this summer that was just un-freaking-believeable.

They played an utterly transcendant "And Your Bird Can Sing," and then played it all over again because they liked it so much. Excellent "Waterloo Sunset" as well, not to mention "Don't Fear the Reaper" and "The Boys Are Back In Town."

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 10:19 PM
I totally agree with Rob's comment about Sly and the other great Funkateers. Especially agree with Rob about the fantastic songs Sly Stone wrote and performed with the Family Stone.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 10:21 PM
Wilco is a great band!!!

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 10:39 PM
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Nobody enjoys Derek's jazz/Indian leanings more than I do, but Sly and the Family Stone is some of the greatest music ever created by humans. It's more visceral and less intellectual in a way, but that doesn't make it inferior.

Maybe you're not as big a fun of funk music in general as I am, but to me, Sly resides up there with James Brown, P-Funk and The Meters with the most exalted funkateers in all history.

When Derek writes a song as good as Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin, Everyday People or Stand, let me know.


So did you catch Dumpstaphunk's Sly tribute at Wanee from a few years ago? For me that was one of the finest performances of the Festival. They did justice to Sly.

I cringe at the thought of TTB covering Higher, not because it's beneath them, but because it's too much of a stretch.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 10:52 PM
sly stone was a genius
 

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  posted on 9/19/2013 at 11:16 PM


[Edited on 12/11/2013 by 74Jer]

 

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  posted on 9/20/2013 at 05:33 AM
TTB Everybody Talkin Not a good version

 

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