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  • Kebabkid said:
    Whilst looking up the above, it rolled into this Labi Siffre song which Eminem sampled but Chas and Dave, who were top drawer session guys, are playing on it as well as Big Jim Sullivan.




    The Eminem-Chas & Dave connection has appeared in a few pub quizzes I've hosted. Fantastic trivia. Do you know of any other well known albums did they play on as session artists?
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  • fnptfnpt Frets: 434
    Hurt, by Johnny Cash. I know, that's an embarrassing one.

    That song that Gary Jules did for Donnie Darko. Turns out it was some crap 80's band called Tears for Fears who wrote it. Before my time.  ;)
    It's because of opinions like these that we need the facepalm button back.
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  • fnpt said:
    Hurt, by Johnny Cash. I know, that's an embarrassing one.

    That song that Gary Jules did for Donnie Darko. Turns out it was some crap 80's band called Tears for Fears who wrote it. Before my time.  ;)
    It's because of opinions like these that we need the facepalm button back.
    Isn't it hard enough for Tommy to be coping with puberty without you facepalming him? Show some mercy...
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2335
    Rocker said:
    I read on some music forum of a Metallica fan arguing that "Whiskey in the Jar" was written by Metallica!  A young lad I guess, more to be laughed at than pitied...
    As I've understood it the Thin Lizzy version was heavily rewritten to from the traditional version so when folk musicians do it now they tend to base it on the Lizzy one rather than the traditional one. That sound correct? 

    You are right @EricTheWeary.  I can't say how the traditional version was sung as everyone sings and plays it as per the Lizzie version these days. Even playing campfire chords, it is a fun song to play as everyone knows most of the lyrics..
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  • kaypeejay said:
    I only found out recently that Denis, Denis by Blondie was originally done by Randy and The Rainbows and was called Denise!
    The Tide is High is another famous Blondie song that's actually a cover - by The Paragons.

    And I have memories of a friend-of-a-friend's band announcing 'here's some Sepultura' - and launching into Orgasmatron.
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  • rlwrlw Frets: 1376
    I guess we all know that John Fogerty wrote Rocking all over the world ...................
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  • AlexCAlexC Frets: 837
    rlw said:
    I guess we all know that John Fogerty wrote Rocking all over the world ...................
    Yes... Thanks for that, Mr Fogerty. 
    Personally I don’t like it. I don’t like it. I don’t la la la like it. But there you go!
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 28345
    AlexC said:
    rlw said:
    I guess we all know that John Fogerty wrote Rocking all over the world ...................
    Yes... Thanks for that, Mr Fogerty. 
    Personally I don’t like it. I don’t like it. I don’t la la la like it. But there you are and there you are and there you go!
    Edited for accuracy.
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 367
    We used to do a version of Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" which I had always assumed was a sort of cover of Canned Heat's "Let's Work Together" with different lyrics. 

    I've recently discovered that they are both covers of originals by Wilbert Harrison, the original "Let's Stick Together" is remarkably similar to Ferry's - it's terrific in fact.



    Harrison redid the song in the 70's as "Let's work Together" and that was the song covered by Canned Heat. 


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  • martmart Frets: 2343
    aord43 said:
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    The thing that gets me is that there are a whole host of songs credited to "Mark Ronson" where as I understand it, he is the producer not the performer.  How many other record producers manage to get the main credit?  Dunno how he managed to swing that.
    AFAIK, he is often also the songwriter (or one of them) and one of the instrumentalists. That is probably why he gets more credit than some other producers.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 3694
    Neill said:
    We used to do a version of Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" which I had always assumed was a sort of cover of Canned Heat's "Let's Work Together" with different lyrics. 

    I've recently discovered that they are both covers of originals by Wilbert Harrison, the original "Let's Stick Together" is remarkably similar to Ferry's - it's terrific in fact.

    Harrison redid the song in the 70's as "Let's work Together" and that was the song covered by Canned Heat. 

    I got very confused by that when watching an old episode of (ahem) game show Don't Forget The Lyrics with Shane Richie.

    I thought I knew the Ferry song - but it turned out I actually know the Canned Heat one.  When the lyrics came up on the screen I was totally befuddled.  I think the contestant on the show had the same reaction.
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  • Neill said:
    We used to do a version of Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" which I had always assumed was a sort of cover of Canned Heat's "Let's Work Together" with different lyrics. 

    I've recently discovered that they are both covers of originals by Wilbert Harrison, the original "Let's Stick Together" is remarkably similar to Ferry's - it's terrific in fact.



    Harrison redid the song in the 70's as "Let's work Together" and that was the song covered by Canned Heat. 


    I’d made the same assumption and didn’t know all that. Harrison I knew of because he made, possibly, the definitive version of Kansas City. 

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  • to recreate the element of surprise, get out of screen-sight and ask someone to click the play button so you can't see the song title.

    i first heard it on an unlabelled compilation tape someone made me. way too young to remember the original (1970s song) so took it at face value.


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  • PlectrumPlectrum Frets: 406
    tampaxboo said:
    to recreate the element of surprise, get out of screen-sight and ask someone to click the play button so you can't see the song title.

    i first heard it on an unlabelled compilation tape someone made me. way too young to remember the original (1970s song) so took it at face value.



    You may be too young to remember the original but I remember it very well :)
    One day I'm going to make a guitar out of butter to experience just how well it actually plays.
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  • BucketBucket Frets: 6989
    4 pages and no-one's mentioned this.



    Technically the "original" in as much as the songwriters are performing it, but not actually the first recording. The earliest was in about 1993 and was a re-worked version in Danish, with a structure much more akin to Natalie Imbruglia's version.
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  • Loads! Haha.. 

    Sail by Devildriver (covering awolnation)
    Wasted years by Devildriver (Covering Maiden) 
    Black soul Choir by Devildriver (Hall n Oates?) 

    Gouge Away by Papa Roach. (Pixies cover). 

    Another Brick in the Wall - Korn

    Whiskey in the Jar - Tallica

    etc.

    Mostly what I heard when I got into rock and metal at around 15 or so, I just presumed was original songs! 

    Years later I then found out. 

    I was surprised by the later devildriver discoveries though, as all 3 tracks sound fantastic as metal songs, and would never have suspected 2/3 to be covers of totally different artists.  


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  • fobfob Frets: 290
    tampaxboo said:
    to recreate the element of surprise, get out of screen-sight and ask someone to click the play button so you can't see the song title.

    i first heard it on an unlabelled compilation tape someone made me. way too young to remember the original (1970s song) so took it at face value.


    There was some gap between me hearing 'Combine Harvester' and 'Brand New Key'. I think I heard BNK in the 90's and assumed she was doing a quirky cover - I got that the wrong way round.



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  • ReverendReverend Frets: 1483
    skunkwerx said:
    Loads! Haha.. 

    Sail by Devildriver (covering awolnation)
    Wasted years by Devildriver (Covering Maiden) 
    Black soul Choir by Devildriver (Hall n Oates?) 

    Gouge Away by Papa Roach. (Pixies cover). 

    Another Brick in the Wall - Korn

    Whiskey in the Jar - Tallica

    etc.

    Mostly what I heard when I got into rock and metal at around 15 or so, I just presumed was original songs! 

    Years later I then found out. 

    I was surprised by the later devildriver discoveries though, as all 3 tracks sound fantastic as metal songs, and would never have suspected 2/3 to be covers of totally different artists.  


    Black Soul Choir is by 16 Horsepower who are one if my favourite bands. 
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  • quarkyquarky Frets: 1922
    You're All I've Got Tonight. 

    First version I heard (and loved) was by the Smashing Pumpkins. 
    https://open.spotify.com/track/6aw6AI3gL8JEZKjZpw80HZ

    Only realized after that it was by The Cars. 
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  • BrizeBrize Frets: 1997
    dindude said:
    Nightcall I thought was written by London Grammar. Didn’t realise until recently the original is a great piece of electronica
    Wis'd. I had no idea.
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  • fobfob Frets: 290
    Just having an 80's themed trawl of Youtube and found out that 'C'est la Vie' isn't an original by Robbie Nevil (it's the better version though).





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  • fnpt said:
    Hurt, by Johnny Cash. I know, that's an embarrassing one.

    That song that Gary Jules did for Donnie Darko. Turns out it was some crap 80's band called Tears for Fears who wrote it. Before my time.  ;)
    It's because of opinions like these that we need the facepalm button back.
    And this one:


    (Mind you, Queen then ripped off Stairway for Bohemian Rhapsody.)
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  • I Started a Joke... For the longest time I thought it was a Faith No More original. 
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  • fobfob Frets: 290
    I think everyone knows that Kanye West uses Ray Charles' 'I Got A Woman' in 'Gold Digger' but I didn't realise Ray had pretty much nicked the song himself.


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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 4725
    Different Drum  - - The beautiful haunting sound of a very young Linda Rontstadt with the Stone Poneys from '67



    was actually a cover of Monkey's Mike Nesmith song - he the air to the Tippex fortune! (and you thought he was the goofy one!)



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