The Clash Discography in covers

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by Heston » 17 Dec 2014, 5:06pm

Dirty Harry wrote:[youtube][/youtube]

Lost in the Supermarket with the Train in Vain drumbeat probably my favourite clash cover.
Heston wrote:any contributions to the thread are welcome but keep it chronological
Good cover though. ;)
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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by Dirty Harry » 17 Dec 2014, 5:16pm

Ooops never saw that chronological bit


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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by 101Walterton » 17 Dec 2014, 5:21pm

Heston wrote:
matedog wrote:I have the actual single and there is a version that's just Pete that is good, but not quite as rambunctious as the & Friends version. This is the version I was referring to:
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Musically it's fine, I just don't like the vocals. Pete sounds like a simpleton at times, and a little bit German in places.
Bloody Northener, Pete's vocals sound great to me.

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by biopunk » 17 Dec 2014, 10:37pm

No love for Babyshambles. Pete's vocals sound grating to me. And not in a good way, like this:

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Any love for Manic Hispanic? It's more parody than straight cover, but damn they're good!

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by Marky Dread » 18 Dec 2014, 12:16am

Like the music but not really over keen on the vocal.
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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by dave202 » 18 Dec 2014, 3:38am

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dave202 wrote:Thank heavens you didn't start with Jimmy Pusey! How about Edwyn Collins' '1977' for the b-side?
There is an absolutely awful version by Sham 69 that I very nearly posted.

Ok, here's Edwyn...

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ps. any contributions to the thread are welcome but keep it chronological. ;)
That's kind of self-defeating when you get to 'Remote Control' as a single, and say 'Protex Blue' as an album track. Still, I can't wait to see what happens if this keeps going and 'Shepherd's Delight' throws up a hidden gem.
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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by Heston » 18 Dec 2014, 4:46pm

5 guitar players! Very GEER...

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by matedog » 18 Dec 2014, 5:31pm

Heston wrote:5 guitar players! Very GEER...

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Every single player is crucial too!

Good version and although the song may be 77, the singer is clearly channeling 84 with those clothes.
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Or Andrew WK.
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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by DesrtoyBabylon » 19 Dec 2014, 1:24pm

King Django did a decent take on Career Opportunities a couple years ago- it may lack the power but points for an original arrangement:

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by NoMoreHugh » 20 Dec 2014, 6:14am

I enjoy Pete docherty version as the best of these so far as he keeps the spirit of the original version but stamps his own personality on to the song, thats the mark of a good cover in my opinion.
WEll done to the afghan/collins/Django for trying to be original but i think the greatness of the songs are lost in the translation. Maybe Collins version i could get to like a lot more with a bit more of a listen.

The rest is so unoriginal that they are not worth listening to when i have the real mcoy song to appreciate, all of those ones really are dreadful and a waste of time.

Interesting thread though

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by Low Down Low » 20 Dec 2014, 7:03am

NoMoreHugh wrote:I enjoy Pete docherty version as the best of these so far as he keeps the spirit of the original version but stamps his own personality on to the song, thats the mark of a good cover in my opinion.
WEll done to the afghan/collins/Django for trying to be original but i think the greatness of the songs are lost in the translation. Maybe Collins version i could get to like a lot more with a bit more of a listen.

The rest is so unoriginal that they are not worth listening to when i have the real mcoy song to appreciate, all of those ones really are dreadful and a waste of time.

Interesting thread though
This. Was surprised to have liked the Babyshambles version insofar as am always surprised to hear a Clash cover I like. Can't believe any band would willingly attempt to cover WMIHP whilst not at gunpoint. Seriously, what's the point?

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by 101Walterton » 20 Dec 2014, 5:49pm

It's gonna be a long wait until the fat drunk waiter but a wait worth waiting for :mrgreen: .

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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by Heston » 20 Dec 2014, 6:25pm

101Walterton wrote:It's gonna be a long wait until the fat drunk waiter but a wait worth waiting for :mrgreen: .
Slobbering right here in 2016.
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Re: The Clash Discography in covers

Post by Marky Dread » 18 Jan 2015, 7:33am

Heston wrote:5 guitar players! Very GEER...

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One guitar!
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