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2013-06-15 11:29:28 AM  
2 votes:
I only heard of 4 of those songs at all

Also, why isn't this in the music tab ?
2013-06-15 10:26:43 AM  
2 votes:
List doesn't have "every hit Quiet Riot had".
2013-06-15 06:16:15 PM  
1 vote:

AcesFull: Mole Man: Spencer Davis Group



I'm a Man.

   Good one...I gotta go with Spencer Davis.

I love Steve Winwood, but...no, Terry Kath's guitar work is insane in that version. Give me Chicago.
2013-06-15 03:13:31 PM  
1 vote:

AcesFull: FirstNationalBastard: borg: List fails without Me and Bobby McGee...

Damn right.

Roger Miller farking kicks ass.

4 H and an FFA.on a field trip to the farm
me and a friend sneak off behind this old barn
where we uncovered this covered up moonshine still
and we thought we'd drunk our fill
well I swallowed it with a smile
  mmm..I run ten mile....chug-a-lug-chug-a-lug

I wish I had your happiness, and you had a do-wacka-do-wacka-do-wacka-do.
2013-06-15 03:03:06 PM  
1 vote:

AcesFull: mcmnky: dereksmalls: mcmnky: Gunderson: Ones I remember off hand (original artist in parenthesis)

Hard to Handle -The Black Crowes (Otis Redding)

When The Black Crowes were a new thing, I heard Hard to Handle on the radio (kids, ask your parents) and thought, wow, that's a pretty good song.  I'll have to check that band out.

It was immediately followed by the Otis Redding original.

My next thought was, wow, The Black Crowes suck.  I can't believe I liked that band for even a minute.  Since then I've never heard a version of that song by anyone other than Otis that I could stand for even 30 seconds.

You don't tug a Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't cover Otis Redding.

/true story
Grateful Dead have a few live versions, notably from " Bear's Choice Vol 1"(1970) and Ladies and Gentlemen , The Grateful Dead(1971) that just slay.

I love the Dead.  Not been-to-hundreds of shows love, but been-to-dozens of shows love.  Have-a-dancing-bear-tattoo love.

I cannot bare (or bear) their Hard to Handle covers.  It's the same story as with the Crowes.  I liked them until I heard the Otis version. Unlike the Crowes, I still listen to the Dead.  Maybe because Hard to Handle was the first Black Crowes song I heard, I've never been able to appreciate anything they've done.

I feel like I'm turning into Seymour from Ghost World.  It's not just cover versions.  I listen to current electric guitar "blues," and it's like spoiled milk to my ears.  Stuff I really liked a few years ago, and now I can't stand.

Pretty much the only post-Hendrix electric blues I like these days in Stevie Ray, though I'm anticipating the days when even SRV doesn't sound good to me.  The original stuff pre-WWII and second and third generations (post-WWII through the early '70s) are just so damn good.

Again, I love the Dead.  I love almost all their covers.  (Dancin' in the Streets is another dud to my ears.)  When you can have Otis, why settle for anything else?

   Jagger and Bowie shoulda been kneecapped for what they did to Dancing in the Streets...

2013-06-15 02:49:03 PM  
1 vote:
I learned a few weeks ago that this came before Bananarama
2013-06-15 01:41:53 PM  
1 vote:
Let's not forget that Stairway to Heaven was originally done by The Beatles.
2013-06-15 12:00:01 PM  
1 vote:

mcmnky: You don't tug a Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't cover Otis Redding.

What if you are a South Alabama country boy they call Slim?
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