Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Cover Versions

Having mentioned below the cover of a Smiths song, I thought I would list my favourite cover versions.

The Man Who Sold the Earth - Nirvana
Lost in Music - The Fall
Come Together - Ike & Tina Turner
Winterlong - The Pixies
Brass in Pocket - Suede
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Jump into the Fire - LCD Soundsystem
Sympathy - Janes Addiction
Hounds of Love - The Futureheads
Ms Jackson - The Vines
All Along the Watch Tower - Jimi Hendrix
Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon - Urge Overkill
Dolphins - Beth Orton and Terry Callier

and then the multiple entries from Johnny Cash (the king of cover versions):

Personal Jesus
Solitary Man

and our course, Primal Scream's covers of Kick Out the Jams, Born to Lose and Slip Inside This House.

I would also probably also add Candy Flip's version of Strawberry Fields Forever, which I realise is pretty dreadful but it reminds me of my formative years...


Miss Forthright said...

Magnet's version of Dylan's Lay Lady Lay is my favourite cover version ever. The Breeders did a version of Happiness Is A Warm Gun which was cool, but I haven't heard the Pixies one. I second you on Hendrix, much better than the original.

SandDancer said...

I love that Magnet song too and bought their album because of that.

I haven't heard the Breeders song - I may have to investigate that.

prettyinpink said...

Lost in music by The fall is fantastic, Camera Obscura's version of Sheena easton's 'Modern Girl' is also brilliant.

SandDancer said...

I think I know that song at all. Another one to look up.