50 Great Neil Young Covers

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Definitely Tori Amos Philadelphia

Ross, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:02 (one year ago) link

was never sure if it counts as a cover if the writer/original artist is onboard

omg I got into an epic argument w my bass player years ago about this very subject when he insisted on calling Spiritualized's version of "Lord Can You Hear Me" a cover, because Spiritualized is ostensibly a "different" band than Spacemen 3, even though both feature Jason Pierce and it's his song

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:04 (one year ago) link

i mean, if you wrote a song and you are performing it, it's not a cover, right?

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

my point exactly

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:49 (one year ago) link

Yeah just never sure if you could cover yourself years later since you're going to be in a different context, chronologically at least and probably mentally. maybe in terms of style too. & playing style with different players in your band is likely to change a bit or at least the surroundings will.
So what word would you use to differentiate between different versions?

With CSN there's a lot more melodic guitar burn. I thought the version that's shown in the Big Sur film was really nice for that and the Balboa park version is much longer.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:54 (one year ago) link

has the undisputed truth's "down by the river" hit this thread yet?

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:33 (one year ago) link

So what word would you use to differentiate between different versions?

performance

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:26 (one year ago) link

you're going to be in a different context, chronologically at least and probably mentally

this different context is happening continuously, from writing the song, to demoing it, to rehearsing it, to recording it, to touring it, etc. i would even argue there is no "original context" for a song outside the abstracting of an official record release, which is still a document of a single performance.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:30 (one year ago) link

have we done simply red's 'mellow my mind' yet? i heard it in a hotel lobby while jetlagged out of my mind a few months ago and had something close to a psychotic break in response
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOfWPsFpuHY

really disappointing that mick chooses not to emulate neil's wobbly, off-key delivery of 'railroad traaaaaaaack' tbh

two weeks pass...

Boz Scaggs - On the Beach

Brad C., Wednesday, 1 August 2018 23:42 (one year ago) link

oh nice, just released

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link

very good, thanks

niels, Thursday, 2 August 2018 09:18 (one year ago) link

58. the meters - 'birds'

― jlgt, Saturday, January 16, 2010 7:21 AM (eight years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just heard this for the first time, way prettier than anything i've heard from the meters. they did down by the river too if you're more into their usual funk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH9-1RV5j7s

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

i'm going to see eleventh dream day play ZUMA on saturday
can't wait!!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

that meters track sounds real quality. im really into the built 2 spill cortez the killer cover lately. i mean its just basically like 20 minutes of loud guitars whats not to like.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:30 (one year ago) link

that eleventh dream day thang looks awesome.

in other news
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Ycxql63nY&feature=youtu.be

tylerw, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

hmmm
https://youtu.be/77Ycxql63nY

tylerw, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

anyone done a Youtube playlist or similar of these? A project for the weekend maybe...

Neil S, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

do it

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

work is p quiet at the moment, I'll have a look tomorrow...

Neil S, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:47 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBVkKcQJu5A

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

nice. one cover the length of 4 tony molina songs

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 9 August 2018 19:01 (one year ago) link

hehe Neil is probably the one note guitar solo king

Meters cover is great - why are there so many good soul covers of Neil? doesn't seem like he was too into that scene?

niels, Friday, 10 August 2018 08:15 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

New ones appear all the time, but I thought I knew pretty much every big-name Neil cover done before The Bridge, at least. Somehow this one slipped by me until I bought the album at a record show today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7fxxJIm-A4

Not very good.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:14 (eleven months ago) link

I think I actually prefer it to the original! An entire album of Neil songs in that style would get a bit much though.

GG Allin: The Musical (Matt #2), Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:36 (eleven months ago) link

Just Like Me, Nowadays Clancy Just Wants To Be (Close To You)

The Greta Van Gerwig (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:38 (eleven months ago) link

The original's not a favourite, so that figures in. I actually really like their "Ticket to Ride" cover (same album--it was originally released as Offering, then re-released a few months later as Ticket to Ride when that became a minor hit).

No! Thanks--will order that for sure.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:56 (eleven months ago) link

Clancy's such a weird-ass song to have inspired so many period covers (I think like three or four besides the Carpenters one).

The Greta Van Gerwig (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:00 (eleven months ago) link

Including--I could be wrong--the first Neil cover ever, Fever Tree's version of "Clancy" in 1968.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:22 (eleven months ago) link

Clancy fucking sucks wtf

calstars, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:34 (eleven months ago) link

there's also joni mitchell's 1967 radio recording of "sugar mountain" which is cool

featured here, along with many other covers mentioned itt: https://www.mixcloud.com/aquariumdrunkard/hello-mr-soul-neil-young-covers-1967-1978/

budo jeru, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:37 (eleven months ago) link

67? Wow that’s early. Maybe Neil “gave” it to her?

calstars, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:50 (eleven months ago) link

Maybe Fever Tree's was the first one to make it onto a record. If anyone knows one earlier (March 28, 1968), please post.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:57 (eleven months ago) link


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