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It's a good idea if the people recording the songs AREN'T Donny Osmond or Sixpence None the Richer. Somebody respectable could give a new spin. And while no one could outshine the originals (IMHO), perhaps hearing truly talented musicians record the songs would wake people (by people I mean the non-believers. tee hee) up to just how fantastic the songs are.
Yes! Fantastic idea! If you don't mind, I'd love to play one too........

Foo Fighters, Elvis Costello, David Gray, Juliana Hatfield, The Cranberries, Pete Townsend, Thom Yorke, Jimmy Eat World, Billy Corgan, Big Audio Dynamite, Sting, Coldplay, Aimee Mann, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, that's all I can think of for now....
I agree Jenn. I'd love to here Elvis Costello with the Brodsky Quartet do Into Temptation.

Hmm. Who else would sound good having a go at some CH tunes?

Foo Fighters could probably do a kickin version of Locked Out or Fame Is.

Maybe The Sunday's had a go at Four Seasons In One Day.

Coldplay doing Kare Kare, or Fingers Of Love.

A few female singers have covered Better Be Home Soon, but I'd love to hear Sarah McLachlan try it out.

The possibilities are endless.
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Originally posted by geddy:
[qb]I agree Jenn. I'd love to here Elvis Costello with the Brodsky Quartet do Into Temptation.

Hmm. Who else would sound good having a go at some CH tunes?

Foo Fighters could probably do a kickin version of Locked Out or Fame Is.

Maybe The Sunday's had a go at Four Seasons In One Day.

Coldplay doing Kare Kare, or Fingers Of Love.

A few female singers have covered Better Be Home Soon, but I'd love to hear Sarah McLachlan try it out.

The possibilities are endless.[/qb]
Yes! Foo Fighters could definately do Fame Is. I can hear it right now. I don't know about Locked Out though. And Coldplay would sound lovely doing either of those, and could possible give a nice new spin on Fingers of Love (I think it's a bit boring). They would sound good on any Together Alone track (especially Pineapple Head). Elton John could do Left Hand or Better Be Home. The Breeders would sound nice on Kill Eye. Nora Jones on Four Seasons. I am at work and can't think of any more at the moment, but I'm sure I'll be back...
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Originally posted by Mlee Mains:
[qb]The Breeders would sound nice on Kill Eye.[/qb]
OH MY GAWD YES!!! I'm from Boston, they're from Boston, I must know someone who knows someone... THIS HAS TO HAPPEN!

Foo Fighters would do a good Mean To Me or even Everything Is Good For You.

I'm not a big fan of Barenaked Ladies (kinda like 'em) but I could hear them doing Now We're Getting Somewhere.

Duncan Sheik Hole in The River
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Originally posted by Mlee Mains:
[qb] Elton John could do Left Hand or Better Be Home. Nora Jones on Four Seasons...[/qb]
I whole-heartedly agree about Nora Jones! Her doing 4SIOD would be smooth as all hell.

However, Elton? I'm afraid he would come across so cheesy on either of those, it might ruin the songs for me permanantly.
At first I was going to make my list OZ/NZ-Only, but there were some international artists that I thought would do CH's songs justice. I'll keep updating the list but so far it includes:

+ Alex Lloyd - Italian Plastic
+ Rufus Wainwright - Into Temptation or All I Ask
+ The Whitlams - Now We're Getting Somewhere
+ U2 - When You Come
+ Silverchair or Foo Fighters - Locked Out
+ Paul Kelly - It's Only Natural
+ Sheryl Crow - Something So Strong
+ Pearl Jam - Mean To Me
+ Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Sister Madly
+ Jon Stevens - Private Universe
+ Midnight Oil - Tall Trees
+ Shawn Mullins - Four Seasons In One Day
+ Counting Crows - Fall At Your Feet
+ Matchbox 20 - Chocolate Cake
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Originally posted by skinheadskippy:
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+ Rufus Wainwright - Into Temptation or All I Ask
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Brilliant Skippy! I'm not really a big fan of tribute cds as a rule but I think Rufus would sound wonderful on either of these or Nails In My Feet.

The Elvis Costello suggestion for Temptation was a good one too but I suspect that'd be more so an interesting interpretation than a pretty one. I just don't think Elvis's voice is suited to that song. In My Command however...
* elvis costello and the attractions - world where you live

* glenn tilbrook - fall at your feet

* beth orton - into temptation

* paul mccartney and ringo starr - sister madly

* bjork - whispers and moans

* nick drake - private universe

* ryan adams - she goes on

* ron sexsmith - walking on the spot

* aimee mann - you're not the girl you think you are

* the beautiful south - how will you go
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Originally posted by Bsnifter:
[qb]I guess I'm in the major minority,but I'm going to chime in and say that I really don't want to hear anyone but CH doing CH songs.No reason or explanation,just MHO Smiler

Brandi[/qb]
I'll join you in the major minority, Brandi. I think covers are great in a live situation, and it would be interesting to hear some of the covers people have mentioned at one of the artists' shows, but I've heard very, very few tribute albums that are even listenable (IMHO Wink ).

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