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

Discussion in 'Community' started by Rogue1-and-a-half, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    None. Cover bands lack creativity.
     
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  3. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Probably something by Foetus.
     
  4. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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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.
     
  5. Only-One Cannoli

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  6. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'll love to cover any song by Bee Gees. It'll be a honor!
     
  7. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Ticket to Ride. ;)
     
  8. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I Will by the Beatles. In a slow, bluesy style.
     
  9. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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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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  10. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  11. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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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

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    A Polka version of Strawberry Fields Forever
     
  14. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    DT421, you are dead. [face_plain]
     
  15. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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.
     
  16. GargantuanThrillMachine

    GargantuanThrillMachine Jedi Youngling star 1

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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.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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  18. Frank T.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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

    tom Chosen One star 7

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

     
  20. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thick as a Brick (side 1)
     
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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.
     
  22. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Bill Wither's Use Me.