Uncleskinny's Best Cover Versions Compilation

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Okey dokey - as promised, I've compiled my favourite cover versions of Smiths & Morrissey songs. Not everyone will agree, but what I've tried to do is include songs for their musical skill, comedy value, sheer chutzpah or just because I like them - I've also tried to include a few that most users will not have heard before. Some just missed the cut (Mikel Erentxun, Elefant, Charlus, Bis, The Frank & Walters) - but I believe I've reduced the musical stock to an acceptable and tasty sauce. I scoured through over 300 cover versions, and narrowed them down to this list - 22 songs, 82 minutes (so just too much for a CD) - some are live, and they vary in recording quality. By the way, The Karelia is Alex Kapranos' former band. Enjoy.

Peter

Uncleskinny's Best Cover Versions Compilation

1 - Colin Meloy - Jack The Ripper
2 - The Divine Comedy - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
3 - Jeff Buckley - I Know It's Over
4 - Bow Wow Wow - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
5 - Billy Bragg - Back To The Old House
6 - Gene Loves Jezebel - Ask
7 - Alan Mesia - Pretty Girls Make Graves
8 - Anthrax - London
9 - David Ford - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
10 - Eddi Reader - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
11 - Everything But The Girl - Back To The Old House
12 - Hootie & The Blowfish - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
13 - James - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
14 - The Karelia - Please, Please, Please Let me Get What I Want
15 - Mojo Nixon - Girlfriend In A Coma
16 - The Nolan Sisters - Panic
17 - Sandie Shaw - Jeane
18 - Sinead O'Connor - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
19 - Supergrass - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
20 - The String Quartet Tribute To The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
21 - Tiger Army - The Loop
22 - Vision - Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
 

Kewpie

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Wow, thank you very much Peter!
I'll buy you some drinks 26th at Roundhouse. :)
 

Buzzetta

WOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Thanks
 

mozzette

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Thank you!
 

fuckfrankie

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8 - Anthrax - London
wow. i gotta hear that! thanks!

*update*

had a quick listen, some are surprisingly good. others, well...


1 - Colin Meloy - Jack The Ripper
not bad, but gets a little tedious

2 - The Divine Comedy - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
pretty decent in a sub-Tindersticks way. imagine if the real Tindersticks recorded this one?

3 - Jeff Buckley - I Know It's Over
meh-ish

4 - Bow Wow Wow - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
okay. nice bass

5 - Billy Bragg - Back To The Old House
this song is already kinda boring if you're not in the mood for it, and Billy Brag sounds like Morrissey being inflated with air

6 - Gene Loves Jezebel - Ask
okay version of The Smiths worst song


7 - Alan Mesia - Pretty Girls Make Graves
sloppy

8 - Anthrax - London
musically pretty good, but horrible vocals

9 - David Ford - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
schmaltzy Barry Manilowe (sp?) junk

10 - Eddi Reader - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
nah

11 - Everything But The Girl - Back To The Old House
boring again

12 - Hootie & The Blowfish - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
i hate to say it, but not too bad.

13 - James - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
hard to hear, but not bad

14 - The Karelia - Please, Please, Please Let me Get What I Want
Hootie did it better

15 - Mojo Nixon - Girlfriend In A Coma
some sort of awful nightmare where Bruce Springsteen and The Smiths gets stuck in that machine from The Fly

16 - The Nolan Sisters - Panic
what the hell?

17 - Sandie Shaw - Jeane
eh

18 - Sinead O'Connor - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
why would anyone cover this song?

19 - Supergrass - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
i liked it

20 - The String Quartet Tribute To The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
sounds like someone tuning a cat

21 - Tiger Army - The Loop
the best Moz cover ever

22 - Vision - Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
terrible. sounds like something they'd blast over the PA in Hot Topic
 
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withmyheadonthebar

Relax, yes, I'm trying...
Billy Bragg doing 'Back To The Old House'... I can already hear it in my head, and it's making me laugh really a lot!
 

vivasouthpaw

Ringleader of theTorrents
Thank you very much Uncleskinny for taking the time and compiling this, I already had the tracks but I downloaded the file anyway since it's a chosen compilation by a man who knows these things,
thanks a lot,
cheers.
 

Elvez

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Gracias Uncleskinny! Here's another version of Panic by another group of sisters. The Puppini Sisters - Panic

Much better version than The Nolan Sisters, says I!
 

vivabob

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Download Uncleskinnys Best Cover Versions Compilation.

Okey dokey - as promised, I've compiled my favourite cover versions of Smiths & Morrissey songs. Not everyone will agree, but what I've tried to do is include songs for their musical skill, comedy value, sheer chutzpah or just because I like them - I've also tried to include a few that most users will not have heard before. Some just missed the cut (Mikel Erentxun, Elefant, Charlus, Bis, The Frank & Walters) - but I believe I've reduced the musical stock to an acceptable and tasty sauce. I scoured through over 300 cover versions, and narrowed them down to this list - 22 songs, 82 minutes (so just too much for a CD) - some are live, and they vary in recording quality. By the way, The Karelia is Alex Kapranos' former band. Enjoy.

Peter

Uncleskinny's Best Cover Versions Compilation

1 - Colin Meloy - Jack The Ripper
2 - The Divine Comedy - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
3 - Jeff Buckley - I Know It's Over
4 - Bow Wow Wow - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
5 - Billy Bragg - Back To The Old House
6 - Gene Loves Jezebel - Ask
7 - Alan Mesia - Pretty Girls Make Graves
8 - Anthrax - London
9 - David Ford - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
10 - Eddi Reader - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
11 - Everything But The Girl - Back To The Old House
12 - Hootie & The Blowfish - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
13 - James - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
14 - The Karelia - Please, Please, Please Let me Get What I Want
15 - Mojo Nixon - Girlfriend In A Coma
16 - The Nolan Sisters - Panic
17 - Sandie Shaw - Jeane
18 - Sinead O'Connor - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
19 - Supergrass - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
20 - The String Quartet Tribute To The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
21 - Tiger Army - The Loop
22 - Vision - Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
what song did bis cover ?
 

Chartres

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Thanks... but neither Skastafarians cover of "Alsatian Cousin" nor At The Drive-In's cover of "This Night Has Opened My Eyes":(.
 
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