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Not sure why a band with two guitarists and a bassist need a couple of guitarists playing backing.

I think we can all think of situations where what appears to be a perfectly fine set-up can be made infinitely better by a reduction of two in the playing staff.

Good observation.

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Wow, the Kane Gang! I'm sure I've still got my 12" single of 'Closest Thing to Heaven' somewhere.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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We're not exactly flooded with Dream Academy covers but this is the leader in that group for mine

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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This...

http://www.youtube.com/embed/j8e4kla7Hd0

as a cover of this...

http://www.youtube.com/embed/n3Io_5CEMiI

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Not sure if I've posted this before, but here's a link to a fantastic, suprising range of cover versions. The AV Club website invited the public to nominate songs for bands to cover, then a load of bands were invited into the studio to choose which one they wanted to cover. Each time a song was performed it was crossed off the list. The project is now in its fourth season and all the covers are free to view and listen to.

Some of the covers are brilliantly done and some are just bobbins, but they are all interesting. See what you think... here's 2012's tunes:

http://www.avclub.com/features/av-undercover-2012

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This

 

or this

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“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

Clement Attlee.

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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.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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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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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....

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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