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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #90 on: April 10, 2008, 02:16:18 AM »

My favourite to play now is probably Special K by Placebo
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #91 on: April 10, 2008, 04:23:53 PM »

Big Rock Candy Mountain.
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #92 on: April 10, 2008, 11:32:33 PM »

a list of songs I regularly DO cover:

Bright Eyes - Laura Laurent
Modest Mouse - Bankrupt on Selling
Modest Mouse - Trailer Trash
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Prince - Kiss
The Magnetic Fields - All My Little Words
Sublime - Badfish

I NEEEEEEEEEEED to extend my repetoire massively. It has dwindled terribly since I left college... :(

edit:i just realized that that is because I am writing songs. I'm less sad now. But still a little sad.
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2008, 04:53:38 AM »

i love you suzanne- lou reed
relapse- little birdy
aeroplane over the sea- neutral milk hotel
gold lion- yeah yeah yeahs... (not too well anymore)
love will tear us apart- joy division
i will survive.. (kind of anywho)
feels like pain- the grates

lots of other stuff too, but not that much cause i mostly make my own stuff and such, its easier! also whenever i ussually push out the old covers when i learn new ones...
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #94 on: April 12, 2008, 07:08:10 AM »

songs i cover a lot:

the gardener
sing
marry me--st vincent
don't speak--no doubt
my hero--foo fighters
maps--yeah yeah yeahs
zero/bullet with butterfly wings/1979--smashing pumpkins
for all the cows--foo fighters
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2008, 09:24:23 AM »

I loved who will save your souls by jewel but I have already "covered" it at a school talent show. I would love to do Zombie by The Cranberries or Physical by NIN
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #96 on: April 12, 2008, 10:32:28 AM »

I feel like being an old music nerd - Physical was covered by NIN - it was originally done by Adam and the Ants (my first favourite band from when I was 3 - check them out kids they are rad :headbang:). I am amazed by how many people are still into "Zombie". When it first came out it was huge but I didn't think it would endure.

Everytime I sit down at a piano I can't help playing the intro to "Duelling Banjos" from Deliverance. I have no idea why, but it is now my warm up music. For some reason my favourite song to cover is Stand By Me, always has been and I don't even like listening to it that much - I just like to play it :uglystupid2:


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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #97 on: April 12, 2008, 11:43:08 AM »

I feel like being an old music nerd - Physical was covered by NIN - it was originally done by Adam and the Ants (my first favourite band from when I was 3 - check them out kids they are rad :headbang:). I am amazed by how many people are still into "Zombie". When it first came out it was huge but I didn't think it would endure.

Everytime I sit down at a piano I can't help playing the intro to "Duelling Banjos" from Deliverance. I have no idea why, but it is now my warm up music. For some reason my favourite song to cover is Stand By Me, always has been and I don't even like listening to it that much - I just like to play it :uglystupid2:

Hm Didn't know Physical was a cover. Cool. Zombie is a great song but it's not like I just heard it. I've known it since it came out.... so it may actually not be that it endured. How many kids have heard it these days you know.
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #98 on: April 12, 2008, 01:10:31 PM »

Everytime I sit down at a piano I can't help playing the intro to "Duelling Banjos" from Deliverance.
I LOVE playing that on guitar. Plus, my dad fits when he hears it, as Deliverance traumatized his childhood.
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #99 on: April 13, 2008, 03:51:24 PM »

Oh man, I will do countless covers I'm sure. Ones I would do if I were preforming right now...

Probably every dolls song lol
Hybrid/Skin-Siouxsie and the Banshees
This Charming Man/Ask-The Smiths
You never give me your money/A day in the life/Rocky Racoon/Birthday/countless others-The Beatles
Venus as a Boy/others i'm sure-Bjork
A Bit Of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning-Black Sabbath (well I'd try)
I believe in Symmetry- Bright Eyes
Pick a fucking song-David Bowie (deffinately As the world falls down, though)
Colours-Donovan
Tiny Dancer or Honky Cat- Elton John
Oh Well-Fiona Apple
Thirteen-Garbage
something by Gorillaz, maybe O Green World or November has come
so cliche, but The Somewhere over the rainbow/What a wonderful world medley, you know the one.
Let me Borrow that Top-Kelly. I totally would.
Simple man-Klaus Nomi
Paradise by the Dashboard Lights!! Meatloaf, fuck off, I'm gonna!
Float On-Modest Mouse
Jack's Lament or something else from Nightmare before Christmas
Dumb-Nirvana
Time to Dance/Shes a handsome woman/Behind the Sea by Panic at the Disco
Sign of the Zodiac-Rasputina
Regina Spektor...um..all of them? no, okay then at least Folding Chair and Just Like The Movies..and all of them!
I would love to do a Rocky Horror song, its just that..I hate when anybody but the movie cast does it, so I would have to just not do it out of respect...
Typical girls or impopperly dressed-The Slits
ha, any song from south park or a south park album
your ex-lover is dead by Stars
I Wanna be your Dog/ Raw Power/I need somebody- The Stooges
Burn your life down-Tegan and Sara
Ana Ng/others Im sure- They Might Be Giants
Sunday Bloody Sunday- U2
fucking anything by The Velvent Underground
Crusade/others by Voltaire
Rich or Maps or others by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
something from the Breath of Fire III soundtrack by Yoshino Aoki and Akari Kaida, probably For the Dragons.

this was longer..I cut it down because I didnt want a huge post, and anyway, when the hell will I find the time to preform, much less write my own songs?
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #100 on: April 13, 2008, 07:34:01 PM »

Transatlantique, by Beirut, of course!
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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #101 on: April 13, 2008, 08:27:18 PM »

Over the Hills and Far Away ...
Hey Lady, you've got the love I need....

I swear to god, If a guy EVER sings ANY song to me, it had better be that one. /Swoons.  :love3:

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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #102 on: April 14, 2008, 01:10:45 AM »

I want to do an all-covers show sometime soon. I think it would be fun; my setlist could look like this:

I need you - the Beatles
Mockingbirds - Grant Lee Buffalo
The Needle & the Damage Done - Neil Young
Love is Blindness - U2
Do what you have to do - Sarah McLachlan
The Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen
Work - Jimmy Eat World
My Alcoholic Friends - DD
Fell on Black Days - Soundgarden
Minerva - Deftones
On a Plain - Nirvana
Brom-Yr-Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin

...the only song I'd actually have to learn would be Work, although I haven't done some of those others in a few years.

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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #103 on: April 14, 2008, 01:26:02 AM »

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Re: Songs You Would Cover
« Reply #104 on: April 14, 2008, 01:37:29 AM »

I actually have covered a few songs. Every once in a while, I'll open for a friend's band at a local bar. I only play covers, because I suck like that.

I've played these on the piano:

Night Recon - Dresden Dolls
Gravity - Dresden Dolls
Mrs. O - Dresden Dolls
Us - Regina Spektor
Love Affair - Regina Spektor
Emily - Joanna Newsom
Peach, Plum, Pear - Joanna Newsom

And these on the guitar:

Good to Me - Scout Niblett
That Time - Regina Spektor
The Sprout and the Bean - Joanna Newsom (I've done it on the piano too, but never in public)
In the Aeroplane over the Sea - NMH (and about ten other NMH songs)
Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie - Joanna Newsom

I'm usually only up for about a half hour, but those sets add up. I need to start writing songs that don't suck.. I like being on stage.


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