May. 11th, 2009

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[personal profile] mrblues
I rarely like covers but Gus is just amazing. He's one of my favourite musicians and it makes me a little sad that hardly anyone knows him. I took this chance to spam him =p. They are all youtube videos and I hope you'll like them =).

I discovered Gus Black several years ago while randomly picking up one of his cd's in a music store. I have loved his music ever since. This will probably make me sound quite stupid but I heard his versions of the 2 songs below before hearing the original ones. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a cover idiot. I never know when it's a cover =p. I love both the original songs but I also like how Gus translated the songs into his own style. When I saw him live he sang both songs with only his voice and an acoustic guitar and it was amazing. When a song is great without all the extra stuff, that's good in my book.

Paranoid Black Sabbath || Gus Black

(Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Oyster Cult || Gus Black


May. 11th, 2009 03:54 pm
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Ragnar Bjarnason - Smells Like Teen Spirit
This lounge version with horns and percussion is so laid-back. I love playing this when people are around, just to see the looks on their faces when they catch some of the lyrics and realise what they're listening to.
(Similarly, for the five people who haven't bathed in its glory yet: (youtube) ukulele orchestra version!)

The Beach Boys - Crocodile Rock
Harmonic bopping fun. From Two Rooms, full of mostly-good covers of Elton John (Jon Bon Jovi's is terribad, but Kate Bush's and The Who's make up for theirs).

(youtube) Doug Anthony Allstars & Barry Crocker - Stairway to Heaven
This is a (live) comedic cover that angers my father, so you may not want to listen to it if Led Zep are your rock gods. Includes discussions on how words can sometimes have two meanings and the origin of "bustle in your hedgerow".
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My favorite cover band at the moment: Hurra Torpedo! Crazy Norwegians making music with household appliances? Hells yeah!
Here's All the Things She Said
video )

Jeff Buckley did many amazing covers, but I think my all-time favorite would have to be Calling You from Sin-E recording.

and I still have a weak spot for Faith No More's take on Easy
video )

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I come bearing a few favorite covers...

Womanizer (Britney Spears)-Cover by The All-American Rejects

Now, I'm a big John Barrowman fan. If you don't know who he is... shame on you. But seriously, he plays Captain Jack Harkness on the BBC's Doctor Who and Torchwood. He's also a musical theatre actor and he sings AMAZINGLY!! So, I bring a few covers he's done:

What About Us? (Brandi)-Cover by John Barrowman from his newest CD, Music, Music, Music.

Heaven (Bryan Adams)-Cover by John Barrowman from his CD Another Side.

If you want any of the other songs from either CD just let me know and I'll see what I can do.
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It was so hard for me to pick just a few covers. I have a pretty huge playlist on my iPod of covers and when I saw this theme I actually squealed. So, here's the few I've picked out for you. I tried to get most of them upload but not all I could. Sorry. =/

If you're crazy about covers then I recommend anything by Boyce Avenue. They do a lot of song covers and they're actually pretty good. Here's one for you.
Viva La Vida - Original(YouTube), Cover(MediaFire)

These songs I'm putting up because I thought they were better than the original. Which, I can't be too far off because the originals were rap or pop.
All Or Nothing - Original: O-Town Cover: Fake Id
Ice Box - Original: Omarion Cover: There For Tomorrow
Hips Don't Lie - Original: Shakira Cover:The Fray
Heartless - Original: Kanye West Cover: The Fray Download available thanks to [personal profile] pasunepomme

And the rest are just really great songs and their covers are great as well.
I Will Survive - Original: Gloria Gaynor Cover: Cake
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Original: Death Cab For Cutie Cover: A Fine Frenzy
Flagpole Sitta - Original: Harvey Danger Cover: Chiodos

All the downloads are on MediaFire. Sorry for the ones I couldn't find. =( Hope you enjoyed my selection! =D



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