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    buckingham rabbit
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    if you were in a band (or are)…

    i’d go for:

    erica’s word–game theory

    rolling moon–the chills

    oblivious–galaxie 500

    no love lost–joy division

    oh no–the only ones

    beatnik–the clean

    silly girl–television personalites

    queen of eyes–the soft boys

    don’t think twice, it’s alright–b. dylan (but i’d make it rock)

    #67668

    SG
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    Cool topic BR <img>

    Oblivious by Galaxie 500 would be one of my picks too,cool song,here`s my choices:

    Guided By Voices-Haha Man
    Neil Young-Sedan Delivery
    Nick Drake-Things Behind The Sun
    My Bloody Valentine-Sunny Sundae Smile
    Ramones-Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
    Pixies-Tame
    Richard Thompson-Calvary Cross
    Sonic Youth-Expressway To Yr Skull
    Dinosaur Jr-Severed Lips
    Yo La Tengo-Tom Courtnay
    Stooges-TV Eye
    MC5-Kick Out The Jams
    Husker Du-Hardly Getting Over It
    Throwing Muses-Hate My Way
    Eleventh Dream Day-Dream Of A Sleeping Sheep

    that`s enough for now

    #67669

    Hansione
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    That’s a difficult one. I’ve been in a coverband for a while and I enjoyed it to do Beatles covers. I loved to do "She loves you" realy, realy slow. It brought me to tears some times!

    To cover Sedan delivery properly?? I would’nt burn my hands to it.

    Nice thread though…I’ll think about it!

    #67670

    rosa
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    Some of my favorites to play/sing–

    Dinosaur Jr, "Can’t We Move This". I play it acoustically and really slow. I also capo it up about 7 or 8 frets or something, so I can do it in kinda a medium range…talk about a song that makes me cry when I sing it…One of my best recordings of myself is this cover. I was getting over a cold, but somehow it came out just right.

    Reverend Horton Heat, "Unlucky in Love". This is kind of an uptempo rockabilly song; again, I slow it down, and it comes out completely different, almost haunting. The words are just so raw…"my first love left me all alone/ my second love cut me to the bone/ my third, fourth and fifth, lord, tell me up above/ why am I unlucky in love"

    Fiona Apple, "A Mistake". One of the best for me; not only is it a fantastic and kickass song, but her range is really close to mine, so I can sing it strongly & comfortably. Took me forever to figure out on guitar, but well worth the effort.

    Usher, "My Way". Dude. Yes, the teenybopper r&b guy. Such great lyrics, 4 chords, right on. Ditto for my "Baby One More Time" cover, which, by the way, can be seamlessly integrated with "Genie in a Bottle". <img>

    Songs I would love to learn–

    Grant Lee Buffalo, "Lone Star Song"; Culture Club, "Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me; Marilyn Manson, "Great Big White World"; Madonna, "Secret".

    xo
    rosa

    #67671

    Mattman
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    There are at least a million songs that I’ve wanted to cover at some point or another. So much, that I have to remind myself that I don’t like coverbands… <img>

    Anyway, one song that I’d love to cover, if I could pull it off, is Sonic Youth’s ‘Diamond Sea’. At 20 mins long, it be one hell of an undertaking. <img>

    Though, knowing me, I’d shorten it to 3 mins, and have 2 and a half of those minutes as one long solo… <img> <img> <img>

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    #67672

    Bucky Ramone
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    Can’t play, can’t sing, so maybe I CAN give some System of a Down or Britney Spears songs the fate they deserve…..

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    #67673

    Cloud9
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    [img]http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s2/cwm/kodama/18.gif[/img]

    * Nirvana – Something In The Way
    * J Mascis & The Fog – Lets Go 2 Church
    * Smashing Pumpkins – XYU
    * Motorpsycho – Mountain
    * Palace Brothers – The Spider’s Dude Is Often There

    #67674

    buckingham rabbit
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    SG, ‘tom courtenay’ is probably the YLT song i’d pick too–either that or ‘alyda’.

    deepsludge- that ‘silly girl’ is original, off the TvP’s album ‘and don’t the kids just love it’. the chorus goes:
    silly girl
    wasn’t you a silly girl
    silly girl
    what have you done now?

    interesting that those who play stuff only mention things they can play, which i guess makes sense, but i can’t play crap and definitely can’t sing, so mine is all ‘if’.

    #67675

    Robert
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    Motorpsycho -Sister Confusion

    Spaceboy, if you, or anyone else, is interested I could upload some live motorpsycho to one of the ftps -I’ve got some nice boots <img>

    #67676

    Cloud9
    Participant

    Hey Robert

    That would be really Cool if u would do that
    I dont have any MP Show, Only the 2 Roadwork Cd’s

    Looking forward to that

    Thanks

    #67677

    malcom
    Participant

    White Stripes, Hotel Yorba- the second song I ever learned to play on guitar

    Pavement, Shady Lane-My fave

    Hank Williams Sr., I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

    Static X, Push It and Slipknot, Wait and Bleed-Unplugged!

    #67678

    Robert
    Participant

    malcolm, great choice of pavement song!
    i would cover give it a day.

    I’ll upload some motorpsycho tomorrow.

    #67679

    PeteSome
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    I’ve been thinking about this for a wee while and plan to do a different cover each show. Start the show with ‘Walk Don’t Run’ by The Ventures and then half way through, a cover from the list…

    Puretone – Addicted To Bass (a drum ‘n’ bass tune which works quite well with my drum machine, live drums and a dirty bass sound)
    Say Yes – Elliot Smith (rocked out version)
    Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground – Willie Nelson (rocked out version)
    Me And Bobby McGee – Kris Kristofferson (rocked out version)
    Lonesome Johnny Blues – Cracker

    Also I claim to have done a rocky version of Jolene before the White Stripes made it cool…

    #67680

    buckingham rabbit
    Participant

    petesome, if you can find it, check out a rock version of ‘jolene’ by this kiwi guy named darcy clay. he did it back in ’96, before the white stripes were even a band…and he does it better. its a damn shame he killed himself because the guy had talent, and i don’t just mean his covers.

    #67681

    Robert
    Participant

    Self Esteem -acoustic n slow, or maybe something with an accordian and slide guitar.

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