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On the one hand, it doesn't have the majesty of the original; on the other hand, it's much more obvious what a good song this is played acoustic. I still prefer the original, but this is a damned good cover:



Another cover of a Seattle song that shows what a wonderful tune it is. This is the version that got me singing this to the kid for a bedtime song:

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Words I never thought I'd say: I want this Shaun Cassidy record?



Okay, the one I really want is the one these wild covers are from, the aptly ironically named Wasp.



I don't just want it because it's Rundgren and Utopia, though that got me to buy a Foreigner record. I want it because it ranges from pretty good to pretty great. Or so I think. I report, you decide:

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John A Arkansawyer wrote:Words I never thought I'd say: I want this Shaun Cassidy record?



Okay, the one I really want is the one these wild covers are from, the aptly ironically named Wasp.



I don't just want it because it's Rundgren and Utopia, though that got me to buy a Foreigner record. I want it because it ranges from pretty good to pretty great. Or so I think. I report, you decide:

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Flea wrote:
John A Arkansawyer wrote:
I was about to mock you ceaselessly, then I listened to "Once Bitten Twice Shy". Please don't ever bring this up again.
That one does suck for quite a ways in, but at the end, it's a pretty good guitar rave up. It helps that I don't have a youthful investment in that song. But the covers of "The Book I Read" and "So Sad About Us" are really good covers. In particular, "The Book I Read" sounds a lot like the records Bowie made a couple of years later. Whether you like Modern Love and Let's Dance or not (I do), anticipating their sound is pretty impressive.
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I realize this might be sacrilege, but I think this is better than the Johnny Cash version:

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Played this for the first time in years; had forgotten how great this cover is:


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Current 93 covering The Groundhog's "Sad Go Round," with Nick Saloman (aka The Bevis Frond) on guitar.


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bovine knievel wrote:
hell yeah!!!
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Would it be too strong to call this remarkable? I don't think so:

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The Google Gods were giving and gracious today! This was next up. I can see Laura Nyro in that dress. Can't you?

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Did I just have low expectations? Or does this actually not suck?



I like it like I like Del McCoury's "'52 Vincent Black Lightning"--a very refreshing alternative to the original, which I nonetheless still prefer.
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I've spent more time than is good for me mocking Deadheads if I'm as surprised as I am at how good this is.



Jerry's singing over those great back-ups is so right for this song, even, maybe especially when he mumbles, and I love what the bassist is doing.
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John A Arkansawyer wrote:I've spent more time than is good for me mocking Deadheads if I'm as surprised as I am at how good this is.



Jerry's singing over those great back-ups is so right for this song, even, maybe especially when he mumbles, and I love what the bassist is doing.
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John A Arkansawyer wrote:I've spent more time than is good for me mocking Deadheads if I'm as surprised as I am at how good this is.



Jerry's singing over those great back-ups is so right for this song, even, maybe especially when he mumbles, and I love what the bassist is doing.
I always felt that Jerry never was able to summon up the appropriate level of “spook” to do this classic the full justice it demands
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the late Jimmy Lafave doing Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door."
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I was impressed more by the first song--she's been listening to Neko Case, I think--but this was good, too:

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John A Arkansawyer wrote:I was impressed more by the first song--she's been listening to Neko Case, I think--but this was good, too:

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John A Arkansawyer wrote:I was impressed more by the first song--she's been listening to Neko Case, I think--but this was good, too:

My wife and I agreed that (1) we find her voice to be ungodly contrived and (2) this version was blasphemous
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Contrived in what way?
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Zip City wrote:Contrived in what way?
Extremely put-on, affected
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whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:
Zip City wrote:Contrived in what way?
Extremely put-on, affected
Well yeah, she's a pop singer
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Zip City wrote:
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Zip City wrote:Contrived in what way?
Extremely put-on, affected
Well yeah, she's a pop singer
The two don’t necessarily go together
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whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:
John A Arkansawyer wrote:I was impressed more by the first song--she's been listening to Neko Case, I think--but this was good, too:

My wife and I agreed that (1) we find her voice to be ungodly contrived and (2) this version was blasphemous
Here. Have instead the vocal stylings of Theresa May singing new lyrics to an old Stevie Wonder song:



"We're not friends and I don't like that."
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