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  1. 11 Mar '11 12:28
    Same song yet like listening to artists from different planets, one a normal one, the other one bizzarro world! The song Gloomy Sunday with the original, Billie Halliday. The other, Diamanda Galas. I find Galas emblematic of what ails art these days. Listening to Galas makes want to change to Yoko Ono instead! Awful! Halliday is wonderful on the other hand!

    Halliday
    YouTube&feature=fvst

    Galas
    YouTube
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    12 Mar '11 12:17
    Nice thread!

    Let's compare now Depeche Mode's and Smashing Pumpkin's
    delivery of "Never Let me Down Again."

    YouTube

    vs.

    YouTube
  3. 12 Mar '11 12:34
    Whole Lotta Love

    The Zeps in 1973:
    YouTube&feature=related


    Someone else who looks like a gay Elvis:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=tE4Nl1-Fq5Y
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    12 Mar '11 12:49
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Same song yet like listening to artists from different planets, one a normal one, the other one bizzarro world! The song Gloomy Sunday with the original, Billie Halliday. The other, Diamanda Galas. I find Galas emblematic of what ails art these days. Listening to Galas makes want to change to Yoko Ono instead! Awful! Halliday is wonderful on the other h ...[text shortened]... tube.com/watch?v=N77mtFkWQM0&feature=fvst

    Galas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qu7wdUPnas
    Holiday.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Mar '11 14:10
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Same song yet like listening to artists from different planets, one a normal one, the other one bizzarro world! The song Gloomy Sunday with the original, Billie Halliday. The other, Diamanda Galas. I find Galas emblematic of what ails art these days. Listening to Galas makes want to change to Yoko Ono instead! Awful! Halliday is wonderful on the other h ...[text shortened]... tube.com/watch?v=N77mtFkWQM0&feature=fvst

    Galas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qu7wdUPnas
    Did you see the movie version? it was hidden in the rest of the links, a hungarian movie with that song by a gorgeous actress here:

    YouTube&feature=related
  6. 12 Mar '11 15:23
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Did you see the movie version? it was hidden in the rest of the links, a hungarian movie with that song by a gorgeous actress here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOqiolytFw4&feature=related
    I did see that. Gorgeous indeed.
  7. 12 Mar '11 15:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Holiday.
    I've seen it spelled both Holiday and Halliday. Let's simply call her Eleanora Fagan. What a great singer she was!

    April 7th, 1915
    Eleanora Fagan is born.
    Daughter of Sadie Fagan, 19, and Clarence Holiday, 17. They never married.
    Her father used to call her Bill. Later she started calling herself Billie inspired by actress Billie Dove whom she idolized.
    in the beginning of her career she calls herself Billie Halliday but from her first recording date it is changed in favour of her father’s surname, Holiday.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://eriksol.dk/images/b_billie.jpg&imgrefurl=http://eriksol.dk/holiday/holiday%2520uk.htm&h=462&w=375&sz=25&tbnid=kUohFKiboAO5xM:&tbnh=128&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbillie%2Bhalliday&zoom=1&q=billie+halliday&hl=en&usg=__da0RM0iNW8DaNVtb0W7YIGRqsdA=&sa=X&ei=KJB7Td-NJuPj0gGUzv3WAw&ved=0CDAQ9QEwAg
  8. 14 Mar '11 13:21
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    in the beginning of her career she calls herself Billie Halliday but from her first recording date it is changed in favour of her father’s surname, Holiday.
    Just as well, because if she hadn't people would confuse her with Johnny Hallyday [sic]. And that would be just wrong.

    Richard
  9. 14 Mar '11 17:56
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Just as well, because if she hadn't people would confuse her with Johnny Hallyday [sic]. And that would be just wrong.

    Richard
    Agree entirely!
  10. 14 Mar '11 21:00
    Pantera - F-ing Hostile

    YouTube

    And the cover by Carnival in Coal:

    YouTube
  11. 15 Mar '11 00:30
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Pantera - F-ing Hostile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxEJ39aGqMg

    And the cover by Carnival in Coal:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYCtGJqEZK8
    Wow! No two songs ever sounded more different! I think I'll stick to Pantera!
  12. 15 Mar '11 15:46
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Whole Lotta Love

    The Zeps in 1973:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU-PoUwECjI&feature=related


    Someone else who looks like a gay Elvis:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=tE4Nl1-Fq5Y
    As much as some purists hate him, Lambert rocked that song. Kid has some pipes.
  13. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    16 Mar '11 09:58
    A very interesting project I came across a decade ago and like immensely - I still give it a spin from time to time - is Mark Kozelek [of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon "fame"] doing an acoustic, showgazey, fragile, turn-the-male-bravado-on-its-head set of covers of AC/DC songs on a CD called "If You Want Blood" [2001]:

    "Find Me, Ruben Olivares" [a Kozelek song]
    "Rock 'n' Roll Singer" – 4:26
    "You Ain't Got a Hold on Me" – 3:16
    "Metropol 47" – 3:15
    "Around and Around" – 2:25
    "Bad Boy Boogie" – 5:16
    "Ruth Marie" – 6:21
    "Up to My Neck in You" – 2:41
    "Love at First Feel" – 2:15
    "Love Hungry Man" – 1:43
    "Bad Boy Boogie" – 4:51
    "What's Next to the Moon" – 3:37
    "Walk All Over You" – 3:00
    "You Ain't Got a Hold on Me" – 3:17
    "If You Want Blood" – 2:40
    "Riff Raff" – 2:50
  14. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    16 Mar '11 10:06 / 1 edit
    Anybody else like Peter Gabriel's recent album "Scratch My Back"?

    wiki: In 2010, Gabriel released Scratch My Back. The album is made up entirely of cover songs including material written by David Bowie, Lou Reed, The Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Neil Young, and more. The concept for the record is that Gabriel covers songs by various artists and those artists in turn will cover Gabriel songs to be released on a future follow-up album called I'll Scratch Yours. Scratch My Back features only orchestral instrumentation; there are no guitars, drums, or electronic elements that are usual attributes of Gabriel records."

    1. "Heroes" David Bowie
    2. "The Boy in the Bubble" Paul Simon
    3. "Mirrorball" Elbow
    4. "Flume" Bon Iver
    5. "Listening Wind" Talking Heads
    6. "The Power of the Heart" Lou Reed
    7. "My Body Is a Cage" Arcade Fire
    8. "The Book of Love" The Magnetic Fields
    9. "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" Randy Newman
    10. "Après moi" Regina Spektor
    11. "Philadelphia" Neil Young
    12. "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" Radiohead

    Interesting stuff.
  15. 16 Mar '11 11:32
    Originally posted by FMF
    Anybody else like Peter Gabriel's recent album "Scratch My Back"?

    wiki: In 2010, Gabriel released Scratch My Back. The album is made up entirely of cover songs including material written by David Bowie, Lou Reed, The Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Neil Young, and more. The concept for the record is that Gabriel covers songs by various artists and tho ...[text shortened]...
    12. "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" Radiohead

    Interesting stuff.
    Have not listened, but have always been fond of Peter Gabriel. I'll have to take a listen. Thanks for posting this. Also, your post above sounds interesting. Will also take a listen.