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10/23/07 at 11:05:04
 
Hey fellow DA fans....

So, I play occasional gigs at bars and pubs and fests and such... I'm the only guy I ever hear covering DA songs... I can't be the only one in the world doing this....

What other cover versions have ya's heard?

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Reply #1 - 10/23/07 at 11:16:23
 
nothing ever happens .....at all.
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Reply #2 - 10/23/07 at 11:26:16
 
??
So, nobody covers DA, or is it just that you don't KNOW of anyone who does?

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Reply #3 - 10/23/07 at 11:32:37
 
no, i was saying i've heard nothing ever happens being covered, years ago. i don't really go to see cover bands though. i did ask a guy in a pub in some wee village up north to play del amitri, he did. not well i may say.
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Reply #4 - 10/23/07 at 11:35:03
 
Ahh... see, that is much clearer to me....

Nothing Ever Happens is one that I do.... As a 'Medley' of sorts, preceded by Stephen Fearing's "So Many Miles Away"

Jimmy Blue is another I cover.... And if I may say so myself, I get very good reviews for both
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Reply #5 - 10/23/07 at 11:36:30
 
well there's the whole cover version cd business going on in the offensive section of the forum.

there were links to some of them there yesterday cos I listened to David's one (which was very lovely)
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Reply #6 - 10/23/07 at 11:41:21
 
ask joe and rory what they think.
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Reply #7 - 10/23/07 at 11:43:49
 
I don't see any "Offencive Section"....  ?

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Reply #8 - 10/23/07 at 11:49:28
 
oh  sorry I meant the off topic section. Its where we're allowed to be offensive

there's a thread there called "calling all musicians" or some such thing
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Reply #9 - 10/23/07 at 12:38:18
 
All cover versions suck large amounts of dead penguin dick, including yours. The only exception is Word Up by Gun.
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Reply #10 - 10/23/07 at 12:41:30
 
And that's why every piece of message board software worth it's salt has an "Ignore" function.

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Reply #11 - 10/23/07 at 12:46:18
 
Why ignore what is bad and can be destroyed?

Listen. Before an "artiste" inflicts a pointless cover version on the universe he/she should ask this question "Is it, hand on heart, better than the original?". If the answer, hand on heart,  is "no"THERE IS NO crappity smackING POINT IN DOING IT. Write something yourself.

And I take it your stage name is lifted from Monica Lewinsky's autobiography. Apparently it was how she referred to the President's organ.
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Reply #12 - 10/23/07 at 12:52:54
 
I don't think a cover version needs to be better than the original for it to be worth doing. I do think though that it needs to be different than the original in some way. A familiar song sung in an unfamiliar way, with a different voice can be a very good and worthwhile thing. Even if the original is still better.

You're a bit grumpy tonight Rory, what's up?
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Reply #13 - 10/23/07 at 12:53:31
 
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Reply #14 - 10/23/07 at 12:55:05
 
"there's a thread there called "calling all musicians" or some such thing "

Thanks for the 411.... An interesting endeavour.  Would that I had better recording equipment at my disposal.... Or would that I knew better how to use the equipment that I have.

For such a good cause I'd love to submit my cover of "Jimmy Blue" or "Nothing Ever Happens"....

As some others in that thread have mentioned, my covers aren't bald-face copies of the originals either. 

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