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Old 03-26-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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What's the worst cover of a Lightfoot song you can imagine (or know of for real?) I don't know why but the idea of The Cowsills doing The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald makes me queasy <g>.
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Old 03-26-2004, 01:00 PM   #2
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There was a hip hop\alternative group
that did a rap\rock version of "sundown"
a few years back. Pretty bad, although
I suppose it introduced some kids to Gordon.
I guess no matter how bad a remake is,
it still must be compliment to GL.
What do you think?
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Old 03-26-2004, 01:52 PM   #3
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A hip-hop version of Sundown? God save the universe!
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Old 03-26-2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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That version is by Elwood and it's not half bad.

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Old 03-26-2004, 07:59 PM   #5
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That's easy no question the two parodies by John Valdy a.k.a. Dr. Dirty (Sundown and the Wreck)are as disgusting as you could imagine, If you ever have the misfortune to hear either of these make quite sure you are within pewking range of something commodious!!

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Old 03-27-2004, 02:29 AM   #6
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Sundown – The Darkness
Carefree Highway – The White Stripes
Betty Called Me In – Queen
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Old 03-27-2004, 02:34 AM   #7
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BILLW – You’re not alone – I can live with the Elwood version, too.
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Old 03-27-2004, 02:59 AM   #8
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How about this : " The Backstreet Boys" doing
an extended dance version of "Rainy Day People"!!!!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
I can't even joke about something like that,
I'm getting nauseous.

P.S. I promise never to let the words
backstreet boys leave my fingers and enter
this forum ever again!!!

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Old 03-27-2004, 06:22 AM   #9
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Christian Island by Tom Jones ...
aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggh!!!
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Old 03-27-2004, 07:16 AM   #10
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Anything by Tom Jones
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Old 03-27-2004, 11:47 AM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by Gaby:
Anything by Tom Jones

I don't know - he did a pretty listenable cover of You Can Keep Your Hat On for the soundtrack of The Full Monty
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:52 PM   #12
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<<I don't know - he did a pretty listenable cover of You Can Keep Your Hat On for the soundtrack of The Full Monty >>

True ... but he had better NEVER get near to any Gord song, as far as I'm concerned.
(I need a 'threatening' smilie... how do I get one of those?) LOL
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Old 03-27-2004, 01:04 PM   #13
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No assumption of awfulness here but I just read of another cover album, including one of Gord's songs:

"Mavericks vocalist Raul Malo, and Nashville pals Pat Flynn, Rob Ickes, and Dave Pomeroy come together next week with their Nashville Acoustic Sessions album on CMH Records, covering Roy Orbison's “Blue Bayou,” Gordon Lightfoot's “Early Morning Rain,” The Louvin Brothers' “Great Atomic Power,” and other songs by Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and Jimmie Rodgers… "
http://www.anchoragepress.com/archiv...ol13ed12.shtml

Good company to be in - hope they do it justice.
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Old 03-27-2004, 05:07 PM   #14
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Raul Malo has an incredible voice! I've heard him do Blue Bayou in an acoustic song-circle once, and you would have sworn it was Roy Orbison. I think I might have to get this album

Janice


quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
No assumption of awfulness here but I just read of another cover album, including one of Gord's songs:

"Mavericks vocalist Raul Malo, and Nashville pals Pat Flynn, Rob Ickes, and Dave Pomeroy come together next week with their Nashville Acoustic Sessions album on CMH Records, covering Roy Orbison's “Blue Bayou,” Gordon Lightfoot's “Early Morning Rain,” The Louvin Brothers' “Great Atomic Power,” and other songs by Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and Jimmie Rodgers… "
http://www.anchoragepress.com/archiv...ol13ed12.shtml

Good company to be in - hope they do it justice.


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Old 03-27-2004, 07:18 PM   #15
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I know i may be in the minority, and Joveski will disagree! but as much as i love Dylan, i don't care for his version of "Early Morning Rain". Although Elvis' version is very nice, and Gord himself has mentioned it favourably. Incidentally, irish duo Foster and Allen do a very irish sounding "Song for a Winters Night", and make it sound like a different song! if you like that sort of thing!.....
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Old 03-27-2004, 07:24 PM   #16
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yes Dan, i disagree he's done some very nice live versions of it in the late 80s and early 90s. also the live versions of Im not supposed to care from 1998 are breathtaking.

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Old 03-27-2004, 07:25 PM   #17
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Gaby,

White Stripes doing Carefree Highway?? \

where can this be found??
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Old 03-27-2004, 07:46 PM   #18
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Harry Connick Jr. with a big band arrangement of If You Could Read My Mind, or Early Morning Rain, or...
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:49 AM   #19
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Originally posted by joweski:
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Gaby,
White Stripes doing Carefree Highway?? \

where can this be found??

It's very middle of the road.
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:06 AM   #20
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quote:Originally posted by Gaby:
Originally posted by joweski:
It's very middle of the road.

chortle chortle chortle Gaby Baby. You might have added that you'll need catseyes to see them!!



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Old 03-28-2004, 09:18 AM   #21
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Touche, John!
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Old 03-28-2004, 07:34 PM   #22
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I mentioned in my Borderstone Tapes thread that Olivia Newton-John covered,"If You Could Read My Mind" on her "Let Me Be There" Lp. It was either re-named or mistakenly titled<"If I could Read "Your" Mind". ONJ is a talented woman with an unforgettable voice (and is very beautiful on her LP covers!) but she never should have done this! It takes a deep brooding love song and turns it into an MOR DJ's worst nightmare! She's on key but off base for this selection. Sorry Olivia! I like you but leave the originals alone. Later!

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Old 03-29-2004, 10:19 AM   #23
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Theres a station here in England called Magic FM which once played an awful lounge sounding version of "If You Could Read My Mind". It may have been Perry Como. To hear such a beautiful song drenched in strings and a choir is devastating!
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:08 AM   #24
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quote:Originally posted by Dan O'Malley:
Theres a station here in England called Magic FM which once played an awful lounge sounding version of "If You Could Read My Mind". It may have been Perry Como. To hear such a beautiful song drenched in strings and a choir is devastating!

Yes, I do believe I've heard that.........
.........in my dentists office!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:00 AM   #25
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Mac Wiseman sang "Did She Mention My Name". It sounded very shitty.
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