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What song(s) would you cover?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BYH, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Another off-shoot of the best/worst covers thread. Maybe we can just make the jobs board into the covers board. :-\

    Let's say some record exec gives you enough money to cut an EP of your favorite songs. What would they be?

    One of mine would be a song I just heard: Bob Seger's "Night Moves." Such a great, well-written, evocative and timeless song. One of my all-time favorites. I'd also cover "Baker Street," cause, well, everybody else has done it. And Pearl Jam's "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town," cause it's maybe the best goddamn song ever recorded. Mild exaggeration, but if it's not my favorite song ever, well, it doesn't take long to call the roll. Or whatever it was Bum Phillips said about Earl Campbell.

    I'd also cover just about any song by the band in my avatar :D.

    How about you?
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    "Fall From Grace" -- Stevie Nicks
  3. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I'll do a 5-song EP. My top five all-time songs to cover.

    Barrier Reef — Old 97s
    Come Pick me Up — Ryan Adams
    Radiation Vibe — Fountains of Wayne
    Dead Flowers — Stones
    You Never Even Called Me By Name — David Allen Coe.
    honorable mention for Anytime by My Morning Jacket.

    Ask me tomorrow, and I'll probably have five different ones.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I would get a punky rock band to do a cover of Copacabana. Speed that baby up and rock it out. Maybe someone like Paramore or even Cobra Starship. I think it would take the world by storm.
  5. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Get from clothes from Hot Topic, get The Matrix to produce, and you can get on MTV!!!
  6. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I'm also pondering "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones and an acoustic guitar-only arrangement of the Bee Gees "Tragedy."
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    since I can't carry a tune, my choice of songs is very limited, but the ones I would attempt are:
    Thunder Road - Springsteen
    Racing in the Street - Springsteen
    Desolation Row - Dylan
    Simple Twist of Fate - Dylan
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    In my younger, playing days, we did, at various times:
    Julia Dream - Pink Floyd
    Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
    Rain - the Beatles
    Lowrider - War
    Big-Time Operator - Dead Milkmen
    Broken Arrow - Buffalo Springfield (Neil Young)
    Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
    Bertha - Grateful Dead
    Stella Blue - Grateful Dead
    Sotry of My Life - Social Distortion
    1 through 12 - the counting song from Sesame Street
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Me and My Wine -- Def Lep

    Waking Up in Vegas -- Katy Perry
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I was going to include that one, but I didn't like the idea of changing the gender of the person Bob was singing about.
  12. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I know there are a ton others I've thought of in the past, but I'd love to do "Seagull" by Bad Company.
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