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Title: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: skyline on December 27, 2016, 12:25:35 AM
the fun of covering a song in a totally different style than the original


there's Dread Zeppelin . . .
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxx1ZDGbIIA


and the concept taken to the 'n'th
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgMAAzzQz7s



Title: Re: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: George on December 27, 2016, 01:16:15 AM
Hilarious!  good to know folks still have some feel-good humor...


Title: Re: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: ryler on January 02, 2017, 09:25:16 PM
Though this one isn't funny, it is remarkable.  Sara Bareilles covering Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  Not a totally different style, but such a good take on the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozd2ja7mAgM


Title: Re: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: skyline on January 02, 2017, 10:09:09 PM
Though this one isn't funny, it is remarkable.  Sara Bareilles covering Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  Not a totally different style, but such a good take on the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozd2ja7mAgM

Very nice.

I think "unplugged" or "less-produced" still hit the general idea - like these two versions of "Here Comes the Flood":

The original Gabriel version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb7htoJAK7g


The Fripp version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wS8V8vCUqw

They're similar styles, the melody is totally in tact (even the same singer), but one's bones are so bleached they're almost different songs . . .

just Gabriel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlRLvaXVyk8



Title: Re: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: ryler on January 02, 2017, 10:35:57 PM
The just Gabriel version is the one that catches my ear.  Generally the more stripped down a song is, the better I like it.  Except for Bruce Springsteen.  I like his full E Street Band better than his solo stuff.


Title: Re: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: George on January 02, 2017, 10:58:17 PM
The just Gabriel version is the one that catches my ear.  Generally the more stripped down a song is, the better I like it.  Except for Bruce Springsteen.  I like his full E Street Band better than his solo stuff.

 :+1:  on both counts...


Title: Re: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: Barefoot Rob on January 03, 2017, 01:35:29 AM
In our duo we try to make covers our's,sometime's the sound the same sometime's they don't.Then again we're just two guitar players from different upbringing.Check us out at Keith and Barefoot Rob on facebook.


Title: Re: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: rockstar_not on January 03, 2017, 07:10:42 PM
One of my favorite covers in the past 10 years was Willie Nelson's cover of Coldplay's "The Scientist".  Completely unexpected, and in his wiggly voice; sublime.  I heard it first time on a TV commercial for Chipotle restaurants of all places.  I'm no fan of Willie's, but there was something about the choice of that song coupled with the 'farm to table' cartoon that accompanied it in the Chipotle commercial that really grabbed my attention.  I'm not ashamed to admit that the first time I saw it I might have gotten a little bit choked up.  In fact, in thinking about it and taking a listen just now, I think I'm going to attempt a cover of that cover.  There's some really nice pedal steel in that version that I won't be able to cover exactly.

An artist whose pop tunes seem to continually get covered by all different manner of styles is Cyndi Lauper. 


Title: Re: covers in totally different styles . . .
Post by: skyline on January 03, 2017, 07:24:17 PM
One of my favorite covers in the past 10 years was Willie Nelson's cover of Coldplay's "The Scientist".  Completely unexpected, and in his wiggly voice; sublime.  I heard it first time on a TV commercial for Chipotle restaurants of all places.  I'm no fan of Willie's, but there was something about the choice of that song coupled with the 'farm to table' cartoon that accompanied it in the Chipotle commercial that really grabbed my attention. 

It's great - "Farm - Eat - Repeat" translated to music/animation!

https://vimeo.com/28355660

An artist whose pop tunes seem to continually get covered by all different manner of styles is Cyndi Lauper. 

Indeed - I love Miles Davis' cover of "Time After Time" . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8y7QAJ3ug