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Anne Nightingale used to play that every week on her Sunday night show about 1984.

If you can be arsed, there is also some excellent footage of their lead singer facing the PMRC panel and absolutely tearing their arguments to pieces. Dee Snyder v PMRC or similar.

 

I saw the links, I'll have a look later.

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The ultimate cover version: Taking a legendary Jimmy Cliff song and transforming it into something so completely different. Brilliant stuff by a truly great band.

 

 

 

Johnny Nash actually 

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Monster Magnet's version of Donovan's Three Kingfishers

 

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I'd forgotten about this thread. Here's one I love and contend is better than the original!

 

Edited by WearyRhino

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the best cover version of anything ever FACT, you might as well close the thread

 

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the best cover version of anything ever FACT, you might as well close the thread

 

I was aware of its existence.

 

Nothing had prepared me for its magnificence.

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I was aware of its existence.

 

Nothing had prepared me for its magnificence.

Not a cover version (as far as I know) but just wait 'til you experience Leonard Nimoy singing 'The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins'. YouTube is your friend....

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Not a cover version (as far as I know) but just wait 'til you experience Leonard Nimoy singing 'The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins'. YouTube is your friend....

Ye gods!!

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One of my favourite cover versions is Walk On By by the Stranglers.

Edited by westlondonfan

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Check out this version of California Dreamin' by the first lady of British jazz, Clare Teal.

 

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Check out this version of California Dreamin' by the first lady of British jazz, Clare Teal.

 

 

Clare is an excellent Jazz singer, and a Yorkshire lass to boot, but does far too much Dinner Jazz, bordering on Musak, for my liking. This cover of California Dreamin' is a good measure of the original interpretations she could do if she stopped trying to be Ella Fitzgerald.

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the disturbed, the sound of silence, a brilliant version stick with it to the end it just gets better

Edited by my missus

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Starbird, Manfred Mann Earth Band. Cover of part of Stravinski's Firebird ballet suite.

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