JCC If You Were a Band, What Song Would You Cover?

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  1. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    So, I think we all love it when some musical artist we love covers a song by another musical artist we love. Sometimes they just cover the song live and never actually officially record it, which makes it even cooler.

    When you think about it, sometimes by singing a song by another artist, an artist can actually reveal something intensely personal. It's a nod to an artist that was influential or to a powerful emotion that shaped the artist. Sometimes you think it's probably not a "favorite" song, but just the one that feels right to cover. Sometimes, the cover artist totally makes the song their own, completely owns the emotion and the resonance of the song. Sometimes not, but why think about that.

    So, if you were a hugely famous musical artist, what song would you cover as a surprise in your live set list? Name more than one if you like.

    For me, the one that comes most obviously to mind for some reason is this one:

  2. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    None. Cover bands lack creativity.
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  3. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Probably something by Foetus.
  4. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I met Foetus once when he opened for Ministry. He was amazing. He asked us to chat with him by escorting him to the toilet, where he proceeded to tell us how the greatest song he ever wrote was I Am The Walrus.
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  6. Jedi Master Kenobiwan Force Ghost

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    I'll love to cover any song by Bee Gees. It'll be a honor!
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  8. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I Will by the Beatles. In a slow, bluesy style.
  9. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    If I actually had a voice worth a damn for singing, and knew how to play instruments, I'd go with either Ice Cube's 'It Was a Good Day' or 'Kashmir' by Zepplin.
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  11. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Knockin' On Heaven's Door. I hope no one else has covered it before!
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  12. Darth Morella Force Ghost

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    It would be a symphonic-metal cover of Dancing Queen by ABBA.
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  13. DT421 Force Ghost

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    A Polka version of Strawberry Fields Forever
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  14. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  15. DT421 Force Ghost

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    I've given it some more thought, Mar. I'm thinking more along the lines of having a Reggae feel through the first part and then turning it into a raging polka at the same spot that George Martin spliced John's two favorite versions together. Talk about a mind ****er.
    Last edited by DT421, Nov 9, 2012
  16. GargantuanThrillMachine Jedi Master

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    i always disliked when artists just played the cover exactly like the original. you have to change it up somehow, and i've always taken the approach re-imagining and rewriting the cover into something drastically different








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  17. Frank T. Force Ghost

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  18. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    This is like saying you can't express yourself without creating a new language.
  19. tom Chosen One

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    i don't know, maybe this one. my heart is feeling fairly trampled.

  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Thick as a Brick (side 1)
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I particularly love the Ice Cube number. That would be great.

    I'm also really feeling this one today:



    Lotta water under the bridge. Lotta other stuff too.

    God, how true. How. True.
    Last edited by Rogue1-and-a-half, Nov 10, 2012
  22. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    It would be a Baroque Pop cover of Drowning Pool's Bodies.
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