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Subject: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Junior on 04/25/02 at 08:38 p.m.

I believe this was a topic before the hack. If you had a cover band, what songs would you cover?

I'll add some for me later.

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Tarzan Boy (Guest) on 04/25/02 at 09:00 p.m.

I remember this thread. The songs I would cover would be part of a gimmick in which the band would play one at the end of a gig. Usually, the songs we'd cover are minimalist, slow type of songs, to add a lasting effect for the crowd (small or big). Here are some of the songs I would choose to cover:

1. "In A Manner Of Speaking" by Tuxedomoon.
   -I love the effect of the eerie whistling in the background. Very sad and melancholy (think: "Winds Of Change").

2. "Ashitaga Tsuki" by ?
   -I would either sing a translation of it ("I Will Love Tomorrow") or sing it in the original Japanese (I actually know the lyric pronounciation of it). Maybe do a Spanish rendition of it. Again, this song follows the format of being minimalist and melancholy (sounds like a lullaby).

3. "No Words" by Clan Of Xymox.
   -The demo version of this song sounds like the type that I would love to cover.

4. "Somebody" by Depeche Mode.
   -Piano, deep breaths and sighs.

5. "Asleep" by The Smiths.
   -Similar to "Somebody" in sound. Impossible to emulate the master.

6. "Pale Shelter" and "Mad World" by Tears For Fears
   -Very oversynthy that could be furthered minimalized into depressynthy...

Tarzan Boy

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: dagwood on 04/26/02 at 06:38 a.m.

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler....I love this song, and I think it would be fun.  Might not be so fun for those listening though.  :P ;)

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Kryllith on 04/26/02 at 08:54 a.m.

"Somebody" and "Question of Lust"--Depeche Mode


"Stay on These Roads", "Dark is the Night for All", "The Living Daylights", "Waiting for Her"--a-ha

"Child's Play", "Everything"--When in Rome


"In the End"--Linkin' Park (I always thought the rap should be repeated during the closing refrain)

"Forever Young"--Alphaville


Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Scorpian on 04/26/02 at 09:04 a.m.

ANything linkin park (I am a big fan)

"in the end" is sooo... sad it makes you think about life
"One Step Closer" but the acoustic version because it's a lot slower and you don't have to scream the lyrics like they do with all the electric crap (I know I've done it)
"My December" this is such a beautiful song very meloncholy

those are my favorites that make you think

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: philbo_baggins on 04/26/02 at 09:24 a.m.

"Hallowed be thy name", "Como Esta Amigo" by Iron Maiden (the second one is easier becuase it's Blaze rather than Bruce who sings it)

"Wonderwall" by Oasis (though I do have a tendency to sing the wrong words)

"Blockbuster" by the Sweet (hell on the throat, but great fun)

Always wanted to do the Meat Loaf part of "Deadringer for Love", but never found someone to do the female part.


Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Crazy Don on 04/26/02 at 09:52 a.m.

OK, so I have to post this againÖ

Crying--Roy Orbison
He Stopped Loving Her Today--George Jones
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)--Aerosmith
Missing You--John Waite
Truly, Madly, Deeply--Savage Garden

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Tarzan Boy (Guest) on 04/26/02 at 11:53 a.m.

"Somebody" and "Question of Lust"--Depeche Mode


"Stay on These Roads", "Dark is the Night for All", "The Living Daylights", "Waiting for Her"--a-ha

"Child's Play", "Everything"--When in Rome


"In the End"--Linkin' Park (I always thought the rap should be repeated during the closing refrain)

"Forever Young"--Alphaville

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Dude! I need to get a keyboard and get you to join my imaginary band! Seriously, how did you get such great taste in music?

Tarzan Boy

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Junior on 07/25/02 at 11:53 a.m.

Thought I'd revive this thread. Anyway, here's my list:

B-52's "Love Shack"
Aaliyah "Try Again"
Aaliyah "Are You That Somebody?"
Ben Folds Five "Brick"
Billy Joel "We Didn't Start The Fire"
Billy Joel "Only The Good Die Young"
Billy Joel "Still Rock & Roll To Me"
Burt Bacharach "I Say A Little Prayer"
Burt Bacharach "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"
Enrique Iglesias "Hero"
Four Seasons "Oh What A Night"
Garth Brooks "Ain't Goin' Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)"
Garth Brooks "Friends In Low Places"
Hot Chocolate "You Sexy Thing"
Jennifer Lopez & Ja Rule "I'm Real (Remix)"
Jimmy Soul "If You Wanna Be Happy"
Joe Walsh "Life's Been Good"
John Mellancamp "Jack And Diane"
Katrina And The Waves "Walking On Sunshine"
Lou Reed "Walk On The Wild Side"
Manfred Mann "Blinded By The Light"
Otis Day "Shout"
Pat Benetar "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Paul Simon "Me And Julio..."
Shaggy "Angel"
Shaggy "It Wasn't Me"
Smash Mouth "All-Star"
The Pina Colada Song (Escape)
Tone Loc "Funky Cold Medina"
Semisonic "Closing Time"
Adam Sandler "I Wanna Grow Old With You"
South Park "What Would Brian Boitano Do?"
All Weird Al Songs
Ashanti "Foolish"
Ashanti "Happy"
Biz Markie "Just A Friend"
City High "What Would You Do?"
Club Noevaou "Lean On Me"
Craig David "7 Days"
Craig David "Fill Me In"
Craig David "Key To My Heart"
Craig David "Walking Away"
Destiny's Child "Bootylicious" ;)
Eminem "Without Me"
Ginuwine "Differences"
Ginuwine "Pony"
Joe w Mystikal "Stutter"
Little T "Shaniqua"
LL Cool J "Mama Said Knock You Out"
Mary J Blige "Family Affair"
Mary J Blige "No More Drama"
Most songs by Musiq Soulchild
Nelly "Hot In Herre"
OutKast "Rosa Parks"
OutKast "Ms Jackson"
Pink "Get The Party Started"
Pink "Just Like A Pill"
R Kelly "Feelin On Ya Booty"
RUN DMC "Tricky"
Shakira "Underneath Your Clothes"
Sir Mix-A-Lot "Baby Got Back" ;D
Sisqo "The Thong Song" ;D
Most Songs by Usher
Most Songs by Will Smith
Wyclef Jean "Bubblegoose"
3 Doors Down "Kryptonite"
3 Doors Down "Be Like That"
A New Found Glory "My Friends Over You"
Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive"
"That Thing You Do"
Most Songs by Aerosmith
Alien Ant Farm "Movies"
Avril Lavigne "Complicated"
blink-182 "All The Small Things"
blink-182 "First Date"
blink-182 "Stay Together For The Kids"
blink-182 "The Rock Show"
Box Car Racer "I Feel So"
Cake "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"
Cake "The Distance"
Chad Kroeger feat Josey Scott "Hero"
Creed "One Last Breath"
Default "Deny"
Default "Wasting My Time"
Most Songs by Garbage
Green Day "Minority"
Jimmy Eat World "The Middle"
Korn "Make Me Bad"
Korn "Freak On A Leash"
Kim Wilde "Kids In America"
Most songs by Linkin Park
Len "Steal My Sunshine"
Less Than Jake "We're All Dudes"
Most Songs by Nickelback
Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Most Songs by No Doubt
Our Lady Peace "Somewhere Out There"
Ozzy Osbourne "Dreamer"
Ozzy Osbourne "Gets Me Through"
Papa Roach "Last Resort"
Papa Roach "She Loves Me Not"
Phantom Planet "California"
Most songs by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Most songs by RX Bandits
Most songs by Save Ferris
Smashing Pumpkins "Bullets With Butterfly Wings"
Most songs by Sum41
Most songs by Tenacious D
The Calling "Adrienne"
The Hives "Hate To Say I Told You So"
Most songs by Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Strokes "Last Nite"
The Vines "Get Free"
Tracy Chapman "Give Me One Reason"
Tracy Chapman "Fast Car"
Trust Company "Downfall"
Unwritten Law "Seein' Red"
Most songs by Weezer
White Stripes "Fell In Love With A Girl"
X-Ecutioners "It's Goin Down"

Okay, my fingers are starting to hurt, so that's all for now... ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Criz on 07/25/02 at 12:40 a.m.

Whoa, Junior ! How long did that take you to type out!!!

Mine must have been on the previous thread which got deleated after the message board went down - so I'll type as many out as I can remember :)

∑ I know It's Over - The Smiths
This Charming Man - The Smiths
This Night Has Opened My Eyes - The Smiths
Unlovable - The Smiths
Cemetry Gates - The Smiths
Half A Person - The Smiths
What She Said - The Smiths

∑ Train In Vain - The Clash
London Calling - The Clash

∑ I want you to want me - Cheap Trick/Letters To Cleo
Cruel to be kind - Nick Lowe/Letters To Cleo

∑ Turning Japanese - The Vapours

∑ Come on Eileen - D M R/Save Ferris

∑ Sunday Girl - Blondie
Island Of Lost Souls - Blondie

∑ Town Called Malice - The Jam
Absolute Beginners - The Jam
Just Who Is The 5 o'clock Hero? - The Jam

∑ Ever fallen in love - Buzzcocks

∑ The warmth - Incubus
Are you in? - Incubus
I miss you - Incubus

∑ On standby - Shed Seven

∑ Unforgivable sinner -Lene Marlin

∑ iio - Rapture

∑ U Got It Bad - Usher

∑ No No No - Destinys Child

∑ I Don't Want To Talk About It - EBTG's version

∑ Breathing - Lifehouse

∑ Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield

∑ Apology - Go Go's
Head Over Heels - Go Go's
Vacation - Go Go's

∑ Eternal Flame - Bangles
If She Knew What She Wants - Bangles

∑ Glory of love - A New Found Glory/Peter Cetera
Sincerely Me - A New Found Glory

∑ There she goes - The La's

∑ Slight return - Bluetones
Marblehead johnson - Bluetones

∑ Black Balloon - Goo Goo Dolls

∑ Tempted - Squeeze
Black Coffee In bed - Squeeze

∑ Now That Iíve Found You - Foundations
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

∑ Smooth criminal - Alien Ant Farm/Michael Jackson

∑ Zombie - Cranberries
Linger - Cranberries

∑ Donít leave me this way - Communards/Harold melvin & the Bluenotes

∑ Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
Behind The Wheel - Depeche Mode

∑ Something - Lasgo

∑ Only You - Platters

∑ California Dreaming - Mammas & Pappas

∑ Antmusic †- Adam & The Ants

∑ Souvenir - OMD

∑ Regret - New Order
True Faith - New Order
Blue Monday - New Order

∑ Suedehead - Morrissey
I Know very well how I got my name - Morrissey

∑ To Be With You - Mr Big

∑ Donít Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

∑ Daysleeper - REM
Nightswimming - REM

∑ Promise Me - Beverly Craven

∑ 74/75 - The Connells

∑ America - Simon and Garfunkel

∑ Life in Mono - Mono

And that's all I can think of for now :)

Modified to add: I didn't realise mine was this long!!

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: lebeiw15 on 07/25/02 at 12:57 a.m.

Holy cow!  You can count on me to buy some of your CDs, Junior ;D

Umm, here's mine..

Creed- One Last Breath
Creed- Higher
Creed- With Arms Wide Open
Chad Kroeger/Josey Scott- Hero
Vanessa Carlton- A Thousand Miles
Default- Wasting My Time
Nickelback- How You Remind Me
Nickelback- Too Bad
Nelly- Country Grammar
Smashmouth- All Star
Survivor- Eye of the Tiger
Mary J. Blige- Family Affair
A-ha- Take on Me
Wang Chung- Dance Hall Days
Gary Numan- Cars
Sugar Ray- Fly
Sugar Ray- Every Morning
Paul Simon- You Can Call Me Al
Patrick Hernandez- Born to be Alive
Sting- Fields of Gold
Sting- If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
Sting- Desert Rose
The Police- Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
The Police- King of Pain
The Police- Every Breath You Take
Big Country- In a Big Country
Beach Boys- Kokomo
Dishwalla- Somewhere in the Middle
Collective Soul- Shine
Deep Blue Something- Breakfast at Tiffany's
Alicia Keys- Fallin

That'll do for now..

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Bobo on 07/25/02 at 01:13 p.m.

Songs I'd cover? They may have changed from last time, but here goes for a current list of songs that I could manage to cover

Living On A Prayer - Jon Bon Jovi
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Rocking In The Free World - Neil Young (got a recording of me doing this one somewhere)

On The Wings Of A Nightingale - written Sir Paul McC MBE OBE, recorded by The Ev's
Gotta include a Beach Boys track, and since me and my brothers do a mean Country Air, it'd have to be this one.

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: chris on 07/25/02 at 01:21 p.m.

Hmm, how about...

Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun
The Sisters of Mercy's I Was Wrong
Oasis's Bring it on Down and Rock 'n' Roll Star
Super Furry Animals' Down A Different River

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Syanne on 07/25/02 at 02:29 p.m.

Assuming I could carry a tune, I would cover:

Back in Black - AC/DC
Cry Baby & Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
New Orleans is Sinking - The Tragically Hip
Closer to Fine - The Indigo Girls
What's Going On - Four Non Blondes
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Goreripper on 07/25/02 at 05:43 p.m.

"Hallowed be Thy Name" - Iron Maiden (actually I did sing this once)
"A Light in the Black" - Rainbow
"Cities on Flame" - Blue Oyster Cult
"N.I.B." - Black Sabbath (just so I can go "My name is Lucifer, please take my hand")
"Disposable Heroes" - Metallica
"Am I Evil?" - Diamond Head

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: My_name_is_Kenny on 07/25/02 at 11:58 p.m.

I have several imaginary bands.  In one of them, we end every set with a cover of a 90's r&b/hiphop hit:

Boyz II Men - End of the Road
Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
Coolio - Fantastic Voyage
Naughty by Nature - OPP
House of Pain - Jump Around
Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre - Nuthin' but a G Thang
Snoop Dogg - What's My Name
Warren G. - Regulate
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
De La Soul - Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
Busta Rhymes - Wooha!!  Got You All in Check!
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
Eminem - Without Me
Beastie Boys - Root Down

I can also cover several songs by myself on my keyboard.  (My piano based version of "Man in the Box" is not to be missed.)  Other songs I can play and sing at the same time:

Ben Folds Five - Philosophy (among many other songs from this band)
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
The Vapors - Turning Japanese
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang
Van Halen - Jump
Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Time Warp
The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
Nirvana - All Apologies
Blur - Charmless Man

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Jonman on 07/27/02 at 01:52 a.m.

The only song I insist my band plays is "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Criz on 07/28/02 at 11:40 a.m.

If I had to narrow it down to a band, they would indefinitly have to play a Smiths song.

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Davester on 07/28/02 at 08:59 p.m.

"Born Of Frustration" - James
"Run" and "Heavy" - Collective Soul (damn, if I could play a guitar, the killer riff in "Heavy" would be mine!)
"Fall At Your Feet" - Crowded House
"Indigo Eyes" and "Cuts You Up" - Peter Murphy
"Say Hello 2 Heaven" - Temple Of The Dog
"Avalon" - Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music
"Time Stand Still" - Rush

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Zella on 07/30/02 at 03:41 a.m.

There are only three songs I ever wanted to cover if I had a band:

Roll Away the Stone -- Mott the Hoople
The Third Degree -- T. Rex
Avenging Annie -- Andy Pratt

Subject: Re: Songs You'd Cover

Written By: Criz on 07/30/02 at 06:55 a.m.

"Fall At Your Feet" - Crowded House
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Love that song! So under-rated :)