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  • FORD
    ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

    • Jan 2004
    • 58908

    Dolly Parton... backed by two Beatles and a guitar player who was in that ridiculous 70s Sgt Pepper movie......

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    • FORD
      ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

      • Jan 2004
      • 58908

      Eat Us And Smile

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      • Jérôme Frenchise
        ROTH ARMY SUPREME
        • Nov 2004
        • 7175

        Dunno if this was already posted or not.
        Kids covering Led Zeppelin's Black dog. The one on guitar/vocals is awesome.

        posted by Ellyllions Men say, "I'll never understand women." That's a very lonely place to be if you're a woman because we don't understand half of what we do either.
        posted by ALinChainz Katy, Pipe down, pump off, and fly back to your cave you old bat.

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        • Terry
          TOASTMASTER GENERAL
          • Jan 2004
          • 11982

          I like that the kid is using old school stomp boxes.

          I can't say, considering the age of the kids, that it wasn't impressive.

          Even more impressive? If a few years down the line the kids come up with their own tunes that sound good on their own terms. THAT is what I'm waiting for. No disrespect to the kids (because, hey, they're kids) but I'm beyond the point where watching amateur musicians covering other people's tunes - even if the covers are dead-on in terms of accuracy - elicits anything from me other than mild boredom. I'm waiting for all these youtuber copycat guitarists to go beyond replicating someone else and produce compelling music of their own.
          Scramby eggs and bacon.

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          • Jérôme Frenchise
            ROTH ARMY SUPREME
            • Nov 2004
            • 7175

            I agree with you, Terry. Of course covering tunes, be it really well, doesn't compare with composing pertinent, original music.

            But this (13 year-old, must be) kid's musical abilities and self assurance are just tremendous.
            Time will tell if he persists in playing guitar and reaches top level. For sure, that's another story.

            After all, in their early twenties the Stones themselves didn't create their own songs anyway.

            Nowadays' kids playing good old rock 'n' roll these days is invigorating, IMO.
            posted by Ellyllions Men say, "I'll never understand women." That's a very lonely place to be if you're a woman because we don't understand half of what we do either.
            posted by ALinChainz Katy, Pipe down, pump off, and fly back to your cave you old bat.

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            • Terry
              TOASTMASTER GENERAL
              • Jan 2004
              • 11982

              Don't get me wrong...I enjoyed it well enough for what it was, and it was impressive considering their age - I'm not such a venal shit that I'm gonna rag on a couple of kids for doing a cover tune - and, as you say, nothing wrong with covering some good old rock and roll.

              After a dozen years of seeing youtubers covering good old rock and roll tunes, I'm just waiting for a new wave of rock and roll, where the youtubers take their influences and create anew. I know somewhere that must be happening with some band...maybe I'm just not looking hard enough, or maybe that genre isn't getting the exposure it once did.

              Maybe I just need to capitulate and become a Swiftie. Better that than watch what's left of the Strolling Bones churn out Satisfaction for the 10 millionth time.

              Whatever. I'm getting old and cranky.
              Scramby eggs and bacon.

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              • Jérôme Frenchise
                ROTH ARMY SUPREME
                • Nov 2004
                • 7175

                I understand what you mean.
                posted by Ellyllions Men say, "I'll never understand women." That's a very lonely place to be if you're a woman because we don't understand half of what we do either.
                posted by ALinChainz Katy, Pipe down, pump off, and fly back to your cave you old bat.

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                • Fairwrning
                  TOASTMASTER GENERAL
                  • Jan 2004
                  • 11371

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                  • Fairwrning
                    TOASTMASTER GENERAL
                    • Jan 2004
                    • 11371

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                    • Nickdfresh
                      SUPER MODERATOR

                      • Oct 2004
                      • 49261

                      Not sure if I saw this here once, but:

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                      • twonabomber
                        formerly F A T
                        ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

                        • Jan 2004
                        • 11212

                        Hindu Love Gods. Their album was all covers.
                        Writing In All Proper Case Takes Extra Time, Is Confusing To Read, And Is Completely Pointless.

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                        • FORD
                          ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                          • Jan 2004
                          • 58908

                          There actually was a single that came out in 1986, long before the album. You will recognize the song, originally done by The Easybeats from Australia, and more famously covered in the 80s by their fellow Aussies INXS & Jimmy Barnes...



                          Zevon is in the band here, along with the REM guys, but he's not singing. Singer is a guy named Bryan Cook who was in a number of bands from REM's hometown, Athens GA.
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                          • FORD
                            ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                            • Jan 2004
                            • 58908

                            So if Chris Cornell did a cover of "One", would it be the U2 song, or the Metallica song? Fuck it, why choose between the two??

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                            "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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                            • Fairwrning
                              TOASTMASTER GENERAL
                              • Jan 2004
                              • 11371

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                              • FORD
                                ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                                • Jan 2004
                                • 58908

                                Eat Us And Smile

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                                "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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