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Cover songs....
« on: September 12, 2008, 06:52:40 AM »
Anyone got a song they want to do a cover version of, even for fun, from any field of music.

I've always wanted to do a version of Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game' - no idea why, just intrigues me.

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008, 09:13:52 AM »
Severed Heads, "We Have Come to Bless This House".  Not sure why; I've covered it several times, never happy with the results.  It just calls to me, I guess...
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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 09:17:51 AM »
I had in mind the idea of doing a series of strange electronic covers of 80s hard rock songs, stuff by AC/DC, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Scorpions, that sort of thing.  I had this idea a long, long time ago and have never even taken a stab at it.
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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008, 09:24:12 AM »
hey mike, if there is enough interest here perhaps it could be the next Hypnos compilation????  :o ;D 8)

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 09:25:38 AM »
Of course not for release due to copyright etc....... ::) ::)

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008, 09:34:10 AM »
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I had in mind the idea of doing a series of strange electronic covers of 80s hard rock songs, stuff by AC/DC, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Scorpions, that sort of thing.  I had this idea a long, long time ago and have never even taken a stab at it.

I've done a ton of covers over the years, but strangely they've mostly been heavy guitar versions of not-so-heavy songs.  So I've taken the opposite approach, Mike, and turned Severed Heads into Skullflower. ;D
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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2008, 12:04:01 PM »
You could release as a side label... "Hypnos Spastic Sounds". -  :-*

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008, 02:03:00 PM »
I did a sitar raga once based on Rainbow's "Gates of Babylon."  Maybe I should record it.
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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008, 03:05:52 PM »
You know you want to release this:

Metal Faves:  A Hypnos Tribute album

Killed by Death - by Numina
Balls to the Wall - M Griffin
Aces High - Saul Stokes
Turbo Lover - Sans Serif
Come on Feel the Noize- Matt Borghi

Ah, I could go on, but won't.... :)

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008, 03:08:31 PM »
You know you want to release this:

Metal Faves:  A Hypnos Tribute album

Killed by Death - by Numina
Balls to the Wall - M Griffin
Aces High - Saul Stokes
Turbo Lover - Sans Serif
Come on Feel the Noize- Matt Borghi

Ah, I could go on, but won't.... :)



There's a disturbing visual when mentioning "Balls" and "M. Griffin" in the same sentence.... <shudder>  :o

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 03:17:26 PM »
You know you want to release this:

Metal Faves:  A Hypnos Tribute album

Killed by Death - by Numina
Balls to the Wall - M Griffin
Aces High - Saul Stokes
Turbo Lover - Sans Serif
Come on Feel the Noize- Matt Borghi

Ah, I could go on, but won't.... :)



Round it off with "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Jim Cole and Spectral Voices.




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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2008, 03:24:52 PM »
I'd rather do "Girls Got Rhythm" actually, or "Shoot To Thrill"
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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2008, 04:32:46 PM »
For a long, long time I've had a desire to create an album of electronic versions of
Bruce Cockburn songs (Silver Wheels, Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon...).

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2008, 05:06:41 PM »
I had in mind the idea of doing a series of strange electronic covers of 80s hard rock songs, stuff by AC/DC, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Scorpions, that sort of thing.  I had this idea a long, long time ago and have never even taken a stab at it.

I had a similar idea with the hard rock but with singer/songwriter arrangements. Just a folkie guy with an acoustic guitar doing "Metal Health."

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2008, 05:44:05 PM »
Check out the various folky AC/DC cover albums by Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters... actually very nice.
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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2008, 05:54:59 PM »
I have this old Projekt compilation cd From Across This Gray Land 3 and in it is a hilarious cover from some Goth group called Thanatos.  There's a slow druid-beat laid down,  and in comes this really deep voice that sounds a little like Lurch or Dracula, and he starts to sing in in the slowest motion possible " ... OOOHHH THAAAT'S THE WAY..... UH, HUH, UH HUH.... I LIIIKKEEE IT,  UH HUH, UH HUH..."  ;D It's pretty funny, the "uh-huh's" are very deliberate and un-emotional.

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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2008, 09:19:15 PM »
OK. Now I'm confused. ???  Where, exactly, does Pat Boone fit into this new Hypnos compilation?      Harry
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Re: Cover songs....
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2008, 08:19:44 AM »
Hank Williams "Cold Cold Heart"
Ray Charles  "Makin' Whoopee"
Harry Nillson  "Jump Into the Fire"
George Harrison "Isn't It A Pity"
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2008, 10:23:12 AM »
i think it would be really cool to take some brittney spears, christine aguielera, madonna and other pop songs and totally warp them around and mash them into serious ambient drones. maybe some country tunes in there, too.
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2008, 11:53:13 AM »

I may have posted this before, but... there's some pretty amusing work along these lines by sonic subversive v/vm on his assemblage Sick Love:

http://www.brainwashed.com/vvm/news/various/20070528_vvm_sicklove_videos.html

His 'rendering' of the appalling Chris de Burgh's execrable The Lady in Red is exquisite ;)