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TIKISKIP : Cool cover songs.

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T

Yeah Thunderstruck is done by a lot of bands.
I love covers as you know and like the song but are burned out by the original version.

The one you posted put this movie scene in my mind...
A girl kills her boy friend and the song is playing in the background slow motion gun shots, then she drives away in a convertible through the desert in slo mo.

And scene.

Do you do that?
Get a scene in your head for some songs?

There's a song called "Angel" by the group Massive Attack and every time that I hear it (especially if I am driving at the time) I have an extremely vivid image of a heist scene. Complete with a night time arrival, casing the joint, taking out the guards, breaking into the vault, etc. Something goes wrong though and the alarm goes off, The crew grabs what they can and hauls-ass out of the building, but the cops are already waiting for them outside! A run-and-gun shoot out commences and the crew gets split up. They all jack different cars and multiple freeway chases ensue.

Each of the crew meet up with separate tragic endings during the police chase, except for the one guy who didn't even want to do the job in the first place, but he got roped into it due to some bad circumstances, and the song ends with him driving off safely into the California desert...

Absolutely! Music is basically my reason for living - I am the lead singer/songwriter for my band and also a DJ and producer of electronic tracks and remixes - and I am constantly contextualising and recontextualising music and imagining visual components to it. I can totally see both of those ideas to both of those songs!

Skip: yours needs to be shot by someone who lives and breathes atmosphere, like David Lynch or Wim Wenders.

CosmoReverb: I LOOOOOOVE Massive Attack, been spinning them in DJ sets since "Unfinished Sympathy" came out.

I do it the other way 'round a lot, too - my brain is always in "what music would be perfect for this exact moment?" mode, whether it be some sort of visual stimulus like a movie or some moment I am in personally.

T

"Absolutely! Music is basically my reason for living"

Music does get into my head for sure. At my restaurant I had I would play Slow Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin on rainy days and the place would move at a slower pace.

But On say Friday I would play 80s and even Disco up beat fun stuff, and wow the place really picked up.
Construction workers said they hated the disco but would pack the place on Fridays, Hummm.

So years later I worked at OSU and was forced to listen to rap type music and just crap.
The first day at one place I cut myself four times, the girl I worked with said "wow you never cut yourself"

That music was so negative, man the stuff they would say, the one DJ was talking about a 9 year old white girl that was bitten by a shark and he said "If you don't bite white you don't bite right"

Just listening to that show made me just angry, and heck they had like three different radios playing at the same time, loud, man I could not think.

Makes me think what is going on in yer head if that does not rattle you.

But then fights and murders that went on or were on TV, stuff that would horrify us was exciting, fun and even made these people laugh.

This is why I play happy and more upbeat stuff, even some of the Hawaiian type music can be too sleepy for me at a party.

If I had a tiki bar you would hear Thin Lizzy at least once a night.

OGR

"If I had a tiki bar you would hear Thin Lizzy at least once a night. "

Hopefully "The Cowboy Song"...one of my fave TL tunes.

T

Joe dirt...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSRIcDQvTyI

[ Edited by tikiskip on 2022-05-13 19:05:06 ]

T

I love this guy.
He’s from Americas Got Talent.

Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard Shmoosh Up - Johnny Cash - The Who - Puddles Pity Party
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bfPwtUTP4k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItXygU9SJCA
Hallelujah – Puddles Pity Party at the SF Regency Lodge Ballroom

OGR

I don't like clowns...childhood nightmares....pretty strange though. Skip, you crazy. :lol:

T

Ok what if I told you this clown once played at Trader Vic’s Atlanta for like 6 years.
The band was called Tongo hiti.
Now that must be a clown you could like.

He’s under your bed right now, be cool tell him you like him and all will be ok.

Tongo Hiti with Monkeyzuma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ-j2Nnbb18

Tongo Hiti - Suspicious Minds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2sFYv_VzMg

[ Edited by: tikiskip 2019-01-22 19:25 ]

Pretty cool Skip...Big Mike does have talent...great job on Joe Jackson. The clown thing...well...It all started when I was a young kid by watching The WILD WILD WEST, w/ that crazy Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless, who some how morphed into a clown and would chase me around a carnival in my reoccurring nightmares. My older brother still laughs his ass off about that.

Pretty cool Skip...Big Mike does have talent...great job on Joe Jackson. The clown thing...well...It all started when I was a young kid by watching The WILD WILD WEST, w/ that crazy Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless, who some how morphed into a clown and would chase me around a carnival in my reoccurring nightmares. My older brother still laughs his ass off about that.

T

Halloween is commin....

Hayseed Dixie
Monster Mash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL_EcFlG5Us

The Misfits - Monster Mash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPqc0n5qXN4


[ Edited by: tikiskip 2018-09-07 17:19 ]

T

Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold - theremin & voice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajM4vYCZMZk

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkM71JPHfjk

The Most Amazing Billie Jean Cover You'll Ever See - James Hill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEDHdBG_5ac

"Whole Lotta Love" by the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra:

https://youtu.be/Fd19Moeyul8

T

Man now I want a Kazoo.

Man these are fun.
Think I'm old now as I like these better than the originals.

Take On Me in 20 Styles ft. Seth Everman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQm0nKoODo4

Guns & Roses-Welcome To The Jungle(Jazzy Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRZu-xRzk2U

Bohemian Rhapsody (ROCK & METAL IMPRESSIONS COVER)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7PR02o-T7s

I found a 7" vinyl copy of Rawhide by The Chaps for our jukebox. See it on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWMDuRZBnnw

Another fantastic cover is Big Daddy's live take on The Beatles Sergeant Peppers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtH3iOkOLmY

And last but not least - my Dad had a 78" recording of Yes Sir That's My Baby by Hari Kari recorded in 1953. I also managed to find a 7" vinyl copy for the jukebox:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiU3_hmd380


Less is Moai

Oops my Dad's record was a 78 rpm not 78"

[ Edited by: Thurston Howell IV 2018-09-10 17:38 ]

T

Those are great.
I think I heard a few of those many years ago on Doctor Demento.

This girl is just so beautiful and talented.

The Girl from Ipanema - Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto (cover by Elise)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09gJX0Cc6p0

And....

Foo Fighters Meets 70's Bobby Caldwell - Live Looping Mashup by Elise Trouw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl9GtO_vQxw

And another one -

Peter Sellers does the Beatles "She loves you" as Dr. Strangelove, priceless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqzMqAi_ZXE

T

The Munsters - RARE vocal version of Theme Song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRbbfyBCwMY

MESSER CHUPS -- "THE MUNSTERS' THEME"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or-5yArJ4DM

T

Not a cover, but hey it's Halloween time.
Austin Lounge Lizards-Hillbillies in a Haunted House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1kD_Q0Lv6k

T

It's Christmas!!!

Not a cover, who cares....

Dropkick Murphys - "The Season's Upon Us" (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTx-sdR6Yzk

T

William Shatner "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer feat. Billy Gibbons (Official)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF2rjriHphg

T

The Rawheads - Mongoloid (Devo Psychobilly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEmz86FyOSE

The Valkyrians - Mongoloid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXVArN1bndA

RUMMELSNUFF - Mongoloid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPy2yqR_bvY

T

Love Ska!

Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Get Smart (Official FULL Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVyJkKKfRFs

T

Scary Ghost doo, doo, doo,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI2sXvesncc

T

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Halloween Monster Blues (Hard to Meet Women When You Look Like This)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qxd6bBxtII

T

PUNK!!

Dead Kennedys - I Fought the Law
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbCqwl2geQg

Social Distortion - Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash cover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjQkgZmBjzE

I Was Made For Loving You - KISS; By The Iron Cross
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Tt-vXCRTw&list=RDz2X3axKBJE0&index=15

On 2019-10-01 17:42, tikiskip wrote:
PUNK!!

Dead Kennedys - I Fought the Law
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbCqwl2geQg

As much as I love Dead Kennedys' original stuff, The Clash have them beat on the Bobby Fuller (technically Sonny Curtis, but everyone knows the Bobby Fuller version) cover-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL8chWFuM-s

T

I love that one too.
But I thought I already put it up, could be wrong.

Also they say "I fought the law and I won" in the Dead Kennedys version.

T

Clash you say?
Do you have this got it at some tiki event years ago.

Charlie Does Surf - A Tribute to The Clash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh17Ax4pgy0&list=PLALOm1eFCquZ-q2gLneghENQoLImhezIf&index=2

T

Ok so this is cool!

Bohemian Rhapsody by Porkka Playboys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irLsjBDPe5c

On 2016-12-13 07:04, tikiskip wrote:
Inspector Gadget ska cover by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Inspector Gadget ska cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo134w3VWWE

[ Edited by: tikiskip 2016-12-13 07:05 ]

I've got an Inspector Gadget cover you've likely never heard-

From Doctor Steel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9xGgDf0RFM

Here's one- a cover of the "Dance Song" from Titanic by a Punjabi bagpiper and her crew.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK-wHSqus9g

Don't care much for the movie, but I love me the pipes and Punjabi dancers. The fiddler ain't exactly hard on the eyes or ears either.

and as a bonus, for the under 40s (should there be any of you here), my favorite cover of Placebo's "Pure Morning"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Os57Lj-AA

T

Somebody's Watching Me
"No really they are"
Not a the guy I just play one in your mind.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhlYGcxSK-s

T

03 what's the buzz....
Why should you want to know?
Why are you obsessed with fighting

[ Edited by tikiskip on 2022-05-13 19:26:09 ]

T

Here Ya go Christmas music nutz.
Gotta start early so you can make mix tapes and pass em out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwi0nPtGQB4&list=RDQwi0nPtGQB4&index=1
Linus and Lucy · Walk Off the Earth

All I Want for Christmas Is You · Walk Off the Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMdOJPkmk9Q&list=RDQwi0nPtGQB4&index=2

Santa Baby - Walk off the Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi4ivtn4-zM

T

Dropkick Murphys - "The Season's Upon Us" (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTx-sdR6Yzk

T

Mně se líbí Bob (My Boy Lollipop) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXFLZPn1eto

The Flight of the Bumblebee performed on the theremin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE_xEboF2u8

[ Edited by tikiskip on 2022-05-13 19:20:16 ]

T

These guys are great if nothing else but for the drum kit.

Broken Peach - Tainted Love (Halloween Special) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q45yicposyI

Broken Peach - I Put A Spell On You (Halloween Special) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E2WWfl_Qgw

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