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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 #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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Reply #15 - 10/23/07 at 13:01:38
 
I came home the other night and the wife said something terrible has happend, you better sit down as this is going to destroy you, so I sit down and she tells me that one of our children has accused his teacher of touching him, with this I go to the fridge, pull out a beer and say" crappity smacking Hell, donít do that to me, I thought you were going to say Ronan Keating has covered a dels songs.

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Reply #16 - 10/23/07 at 14:19:03
 
come on, admit it, he sounds like an absolute thingy.

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Reply #17 - 10/23/07 at 14:42:06
 
Thats bang out of order.
How is this site ever going to grow with posts like that?

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Reply #18 - 10/23/07 at 14:50:55
 
it must be killing you not saying it jjb.
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Reply #19 - 10/23/07 at 14:53:20
 
I don't think my cover of TATN is better or worse, i think i approached it in a way that felt more me.  I find the criss-crossing guitars a bit overpowering on the original.

but I agree, covers are generally pointless if they slavishly follow the originals.

I prefer doing my own stuff though.
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Johnny Too Bad wrote on 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.


i thought that was of the highest quality of funniness.
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Reply #21 - 10/23/07 at 20:45:17
 
"he sounds like an absolute thingy."
He's not alone.... With a fan-base like this it's no wonder DA never got very far....

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Reply #22 - 10/24/07 at 00:18:40
 
well said clint, who's clint?, well said.
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Reply #23 - 10/24/07 at 00:27:28
 
Well you wouldn't like it if we called you "trav" now would you?
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Reply #24 - 10/24/07 at 12:00:38
 
no, i'd keep asking 'who are you calling trav?'

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Reply #25 - 10/30/07 at 11:18:32
 
Manfred Mann's Earthband did a truly abysmal version of Nothing Ever Happens, and I've got a few other released covers which I'm not too sure of - Clive Gregson and Christine Collister doing Move Away Jimmy Blue springs to mind.  But there are one or two OK ones, I quite like the version of NEH by German singer Anne Haigis.  You can download it at eMusic.com.  She's also got a verion of To Last A Lifetime at her MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/annehaigis

There's an Italian version of Driving With The Brakes on by a band called Stadio - which doesn't actually translate to anything like the original;.  I played it to Justin once and he then played it into the auditorium at the Brighton gig in 1998.  It sounded as if they'd ripped off the instrumental tracks and added on the vocals.  Sounds quite sexy though.

And it's all money in Justin's coffers....

OK I admit it - I'm a bit of an anorak.  (Though I'm sure Joe an Rory can think of some better/worse things to call me).
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Reply #26 - 10/30/07 at 11:27:16
 
"Clive Gregson and Christine Collister doing Move Away Jimmy Blue springs to mind."
I'd like to hear that... I'll have to see if I can find a torrent.

(I love living in a country where it's legal to download)

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Reply #27 - 10/30/07 at 11:41:37
 
ClintonHammond wrote on 10/30/07 at 11:27:16:
"Clive Gregson and Christine Collister doing Move Away Jimmy Blue springs to mind."
I'd like to hear that... I'll have to see if I can find a torrent.

(I love living in a country where it's legal to download)



It's on an album called Love In A Stange Hotel released in 1990.  They also cover songs by 10cc, Boo Herwadine, Roddy Frame, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen on this album
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Reply #28 - 10/30/07 at 11:44:03
 
And a cover of Stephen Fearing's "Beguiling Eyes"!!!

I gotta get this CD!

Thanks for the 411! 

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Reply #29 - 10/30/07 at 11:44:25
 
We mustn't forget our esteemed Webmistress's version of Evidence!!!

We produced a very creditable CD of OV'ers covering Dels sngs a few years back.

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Reply #30 - 10/30/07 at 12:40:14
 
ClintonHammond wrote on 10/30/07 at 11:44:03:
I gotta get this CD!

Good luck, it's deleted.
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Reply #31 - 10/30/07 at 12:43:15
 
Never say never  ,-)

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Reply #32 - 10/30/07 at 13:20:53
 
janea wrote on 10/30/07 at 11:44:25:
We mustn't forget our esteemed Webmistress's version of Evidence!!!

We produced a very creditable CD of OV'ers covering Dels sngs a few years back.


The one song I truly wish we had captured on that disc was Doug doing the "Be My Downfall Rap".

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Reply #33 - 10/30/07 at 13:55:12
 
ClintonHammond wrote on 10/30/07 at 12:43:15:
Never say never  ,-)


Yeah, Hils, don't forget that our friend Clinton lives in a country where it's legal to torrent stuff. I mean, you know, why worry about helping musicians get paid for their work?

Although... if a torrent of our cover album exists I'd giggle.
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"helping musicians get paid"
Boo hoo hoo....

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Reply #35 - 10/30/07 at 15:27:37
 
wow, you really are being a fanny, aren't you?
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Reply #36 - 10/30/07 at 15:30:27
 
is there any way we could move this conversation to the 'off topic' section, can't say what i want to here without being a cheeky thingy.
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There's no restriction on the FAQ section.  in fact, let's encourage the swearing in here.
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Reply #38 - 10/30/07 at 15:43:52
 
ClintonHammond wrote on 10/30/07 at 14:58:18:
"helping musicians get paid"
Boo hoo hoo....

Tell you what, Rory, Mrs Rory and I are going to see the artist who wrote the title track of that album next week.  Shall we ask him his thoughts on torrents of his material?  Or perhaps we should just enter the venue without paying, after all he's travelling across the country to sing for the fun of it.

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One of my favourite lines from Hancock...

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