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The best Beatles covers (other musicians covering Beatles songs)
7 October 2018
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Ron Nasty
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Three covers from 2005 by one of my favourite bands, the Cowboy Junkies.

The first two are from their album Early 21st Century Blues.

The first is a version of George's Isn't It A Pity . It doesn't stray too far from the original, maybe a little more mournful:

The second, John's I Don't Want to Be a Soldier, deviates further from the original as they invite Rebel to add an original rap section to the song:

Third up, probably from the same sessions, is a Beatles cover that appeared at the end of the year on a various artists album, This Bird Has Flown, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rubber Soul .

What happens when a female vocalist takes on the misogynistic Run For Your Life but changes the gender?

Holy feck! I'm running...

A stunning cover, but whereas the Beatles version gets a lifted-eyebrow for it's dodgy gender politics, this remarkable reinvention is psychotic. It could almost be the theme song for Glenn Close's "bunny boiler" in Fatal Attraction!

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

 

The Beatles Non-Canon Poll List

19 October 2018
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Superb harmonies and plenty of fun in this acoustic cover version of If I Fell :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....M_EbhzN39s

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The love you take is equal to the love you make

25 October 2018
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RECOVER is a new FACT series in which our favourite artists reinterpret songs by their heroes.

For the series’ first episode, south London musician Kwake Bass (featuring additional vocals by Dewey) jammed out to Radiohead's 'Idioteque' and left us stunned.

On our second episode, French multi-instrumentalist and all round musical mastermind Jacques steps up with his own rendition of The Beatles' 1968 track 'Blackbird '. Jacques' cover – which makes full use of his guitar, effects pedals and loopers –doesn't disappoint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....lpXP-7U90o

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25 November 2018
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The thing about Beatles covers is that J can't really enjoy them because they're not the Beatles. Every time I hear someone else singing a Beatles song I think "John/Paul/George/Ringo does is better." However, there are a few covers that I can stand, two of which are Sheryl Crow's version of Mother Nature's Son and Joe Cocker's version of She Came In Through The Bathroom Window .

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26 November 2018
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I like this kid......He may look like Harry Potter's love-child but....Tons of talent.

 

 

 

 

False harmonics the lot......He's even better now.

Paul should send him a few bob and get him to teach him the guitar arrangement. 

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26 November 2018
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Josh MFing Turner!!! Yes! I’ve been watching his stuff for years. I’ve posted those covers in here before. He is just amazing and his original music in his folk duo The Other Favorites is really really good. Some of the best new music out there in my opinion. 

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-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

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Here is more Josh Turner. Came out a little bit ago but its great. 

https://youtu.be/VI4kxDe8NIM

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-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

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-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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