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    Come 2 Cover The Lovers: Unforumzed Drift

    COVERS THREAD!

    Let's start things off with this lovely Wild Nothing cover of Cloudbusting:




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    condemned to wires and hammers ebby's Avatar
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    Speaking of Cloudbusting, here's Gemma Hayes' version of it, which I love. I kinda want big thundery drums and big vocal layers on the end of it, but this was done live, so who knows, maybe she'll record it properly yet:



    And in the complete opposite extreme, Swimmer One did a wonderful cover of it too:

    (there's no actual video, just sound. soz.)

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    Tori Amos covers And Dream of Sheep. (no video of this either)


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    Ooh, the Gemma Hayes cover is rather marvellous. Thank you for posting that, I've never heard it before. I have Night on my Side somewhere, I'm going to have to dig it out now.

    Here's an acoustic version of the Futureheads covering Hounds of Love. I always liked their cover because it was so totally different from the original, and it gave me a different perspective of the lyrics. (Although it always bothers the pedant in me that they changed "coming for me through the trees" to "coming at me through the trees" but meh.)


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    Whoa, Sarah! Unforumzed is bringing all sorts of awesome out of the woodwork.

    (I used to be HotPotofCoffee once upon a time, in case you remember me)

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    I did not know Patrick Wolf covered Army Dreamers




    And I guess Placebo's version of Running Up That Hill should be here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish Custard View Post
    Whoa, Sarah! Unforumzed is bringing all sorts of awesome out of the woodwork.

    (I used to be HotPotofCoffee once upon a time, in case you remember me)
    I happened to pop into @and saw what was up and thought it was time i got involved. Plus I'm a World Cup widow at the moment

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    Irish singer-songwriter, Albert Niland included an acoustic cover of Wuthering Heights on his debut album, and it's actually quite a haunting version.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ebby View Post
    Irish singer-songwriter, Albert Niland included an acoustic cover of Wuthering Heights on his debut album, and it's actually quite a haunting version.

    nice! and he's dead sexy to boot!

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    Let's add a couple fairly recent ones





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    It was probably posted before on the old forum, but Kiki & Herb have to be included on this thread!

    Their very own version of running Up That Hill:


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    itunes.co.uk have listed Placebo's RUTH on the Daybreakers soundtrack as being by "Placebo & Kate Bush" but that's a lie... yes?

    ETA:

    Spotify has 56 versions of RUTH! Including a nice Joni in an acoustic cafe type take from Kiki "Don't Go Breaking My" Dee.

    Them Kiki's love their Kate.

    Tinkering with RUTH, and a few other Kate songs, gets very close to the bone for me. I completely approve of reivented cover versions ""per say"", and if someone does one I'm not mad about I'm usually fine about it just not being my cup of tea etc.

    But I find myself feeling extremely protective of Kate's little flowers. With RUTH in particular, Kiki (D)'s version while lovely and touching gets dangerously close to Easy Listening, and part of me is quietly growling that Kiki (&H)'s is almost turning it in to Torch Song #5879. "Senator, you're no Kate Bush", etc.

    But then I love Futurehead's HOL (and how they change "coming for me..." to "coming at me..", a more male phrase that carries the rest of the song's feminitity into a space that works for them - maybe that little act of differentiation is what stops me thinking they're trampling her flowers) and the Puppini Sisters's Wuthering Heights is magnificent:

    FIXED LINK

    So in conclusion, covers are fine, as long as I like them.
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    Greatest Tribute Ever

    Alan Partridge (think Kent Brockman meets Troy McLure) takes the songs to places Kate never quite managed, from BBC Comic Relief, mid 90s:



    Also geek out at the inclusion of Them Heavy People - "the forgotten hit" in my op. It got so much air play in the 80s I think it was one of her best known songs, and one of the worst omissions from The Hole Story.

    ETA - POST 69!

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    I don't know if this is going to be an unpopular opinion or not, but I've always loved Charlotte Martin's solo acoustic cover of Cloudbusting. Makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. (Couldn't find a YouTube vid of it, but there are some live ones up).
    "See everything as an illusion, and enjoy it even though you are not of it."
    ~Alanis Morissette, paraphrased

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    I found this cover of Cloudbusting tonight which is combined by Bjork's Hyperballad. It has a few places where he gets into it and it's not perfect but you can see the passion in the delivery.


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