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I Never Expected That!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jul 1, 2003.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    What artist made a song that you thought you'd never hear from them in a million years? When I first heard "Everybody Here Wants You" by Jeff Buckley, it blew my socks off! I never expected to hear something like that from him. Killer song!
     
  2. Hmmm...*thinks*...the only examples I can think of right now are Johnny Cash's cover versions of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt". I never really liked him, but I must admit he did a great job there!
     
  3. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Faith No More surprised me with their rendition of "Midnight Cowboy", the theme from the sixties movie of the same name. The style of the FNM cover was very cheesy for that band, but inexplicably, I loved it.
     
  4. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    Alex Skolnick doing a smooth jazz rendition of the Scorpions, Still Loving You. Not so much for him covering the song. But for the way he covered it. No vocals, no rock atitude, etc. Nothing at all like the original.
     
  5. Has anyone heard the latest AFI single, Girls Not Grey? My God that song is amazing, and DEFINATELY not something i've come to expect from the boys!

    Awesome, simply awesome.
     
  6. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    well, I would be surpised if Stanley Clarke starting putting out serious bass-centric music again. Kind of the reverse of what you proposed in your question Mr.Wchuck...
     
  7. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Illinoize
    I was just as amazed by their cover of The Commodores tune "Easy". The FNM version is awesome.

    The Man In Black also does great covers of Petty's "I Won't Back Down", Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage", and U2's "One". All of them are equally as impressive.
     
  8. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Dead Kennedy's Viva Las Vegas
     
  9. six feet under with smoke on the water, it's really funny and suprising.
     
  10. Noisy Pink Bubbles, by Devin Townsend.
     
  11. Justin Timberlake's whole solo album was a pleasant surprise.
     
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    That's on the top of my 'sexiest songs ever' list. "I Don't Know" on the Beastie Boys' Hello Nasty album would fall into this category for me. It's a lovely little ditty.
     
  13. Billy Corgan covered that creaky old standard, My Blue Heaven. Not that it was any good, but I certainly didn't see it coming.

    Others...John Fahey doing We Three Kings Of Orient Are. And I never expected Ry Cooder to do stuff like A Meeting By The River (with VM Bhatt, and *damn good*).
     
  14. :cool: I'll check those ones out, too!

    I just remembered another example: About two years ago a friend of mine recommended to me to have a listen to Erasure's album "Loveboat", which had just been released back then.
    I've always liked electronic music, but Erasure being one of the exceptions (really liked Vince Clarke in Depeche Mode and Yazoo, though).
    My friend said when listening to "Loveboat" for the very first time he couldn't find anything good about it...until a few days later, when he didn't know what to listen to - he gave it another go, and suddenly it started growing on him.

    And I made exactly the same experience when borrowing the CD! In the end I even bought it off him :D
     
  15. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Celtic Frost - Mexican Radio (Wall of Voodoo)

    What makes it so strange is that it's not a "metal" cover, instead, it's faithfull, with Warrior even doing the "Whoa-oh!" parts pretty well.

    I just kept waiting for the double bass or metal riffing to kick in. No, it's a straight cover, and not overly ironic either.

    Weird...
     
  16. I can't believe you guys missed 'Crazy Horses' by The Osmonds! No one expected that.
     
  17. Tori Amos' take on Slayer's "Raining Blood".
     
  18. funkyNeohyte

    funkyNeohyte Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    las vegas, nv
    maxwell's live cover of NIN CLOSER on his unplugged album.

    Christina Aguleria covering Etta James AT LAST

    Another was KEb'Mo covering Joni Mitchell's BIG YELLOW TAXI again not the best, but he totally blindsided me with that.
     
  19. funkyNeohyte

    funkyNeohyte Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    las vegas, nv
    Tori did a whole album of strange covers (STRANGE LITTLE GIRLS).

    I didn't think that anyone could make a creepier version of Eminem's BONNIE AND CLYDE and i sure as heck wouldn't have figured it would be TORI AMOS.