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Cover version??
« on: December 06, 2003, 16:54:28 PM »
What is your favourite cover version of an 80's song??
The charts have been full of cover versions recently,so which one really got to you!.........and you thought yes that is a good cover!!


Mine has got to be the cover of "TALK TALK'S - ITS MY LIFE" by gwen stefani of no doubt fame!!
excellent cover IMO!!!

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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2003, 18:58:40 PM »
Gary Jules and "Mad World" for me...

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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2003, 19:43:32 PM »
I agree with Andrew.
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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2003, 22:00:22 PM »
I think the version of Run to You by Rage in 1992 is a hell of a lot better than Bryan Adams' version.

Recently, I've really liked DJ Sammys 'Boys of summer'.

The Gary Jules version of Mad World is an interesting take on the song but personally I prefer the original.
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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2003, 23:17:10 PM »
Yeah, I prefer the TFF version too - but as far as covers go, Gary Jules did a good job.

Personally I don't mind "Run To You" by Bryan Adams - it's more his later songs I despise, esp "Everything I do..."

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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2003, 00:24:37 AM »
i cant stand em',they just cant do it properly!
having said that.....i would've said..will to power - im not in love..
but that was from 70's,then done in 91?

so please disregard my whole post ! ;D

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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2003, 03:40:09 AM »
I'll have a pint of what your drinking OHW!!! ;D
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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2003, 09:55:53 AM »
ooooohhhhh christ, was what i said that bad was it !
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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2003, 20:07:24 PM »
I love the Gary Jules cover, done for the film Donnie Darko (a fantastic film if you get the chance to see it, do! With a great 80's soundtrack too!)

Heard the Talk Talk cover yesterday, interesting, not sure if I like it yet or not as I love the original so much.

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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2003, 20:44:15 PM »
The original by talk talk is superb,i dont think it has been spoilt at all,i think i like the one by gwen stefani because i love the song so much!!
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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2003, 13:52:24 PM »
My actual favourite is "Wordy Rappinhood" by Chicks On Speed, I'm not sure if it has been released abroad yet (they live in Berlin)

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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2003, 21:38:09 PM »
i cant say i have heard that recently!!

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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2003, 09:03:59 AM »
I will have to vote for Marilyn manson's version of Tainted Love....it is not only FAR away from the original, but has managed to give it a totally new edge....
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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2003, 00:36:16 AM »
I'm with 80's Guru

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Re: Cover version??
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2003, 01:08:37 AM »
agreed, that was a cool one 8)