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I pressume this is out there somewhere... Confused
but I was unable to find it, so forgive me if it is floating around somewhere...

Just wondering, what covers of Crowded House songs are out there by other singers or bands?

I know of two from Australian Idol

Lisa Mitchell - Fall At Your Feet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pScBJOFQmIE

and

Marty Simpson - Now We're Getting Somewhere
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkMbsUcurCg

Marty's version of NWGS is growing on me, but I'm thoroughly enjoying Lisa's version of FAYF, she has such a unique voice.

I apologize again if this thread has already been started. Roll Eyes

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I would say nearly all Finn covers make sick to my stomach. That being said I did like a couple of the covers on She Will Have Her Way. Also, there's a great a capella version of "Weather With You" by Voice Male and a rather punked-out version of "Fall At Your Feet" by a band called China Drum. Those are the only two obscure Finn covers that I deem essential listening material. They're both a lot of fun and take the songs to new and interesting places.
Kasey Chambers did a nice version of Better Be Home Soon (in addition to the one on the tribute cd, which I assume we don't need to mention really)

Belinda Carlisle did "He" Goes On and Stuff and Nonsense.

The Jesse Cook version of Fall At Your Feet (w/Danny Wilde from The Rembrandts on vocals) is very good, IMO.

Vitamin C did a terrible version of I Got You

And of course there's Sixpence None The Richer's version of DDIO, which just doesn't need to be covered by anyone.

Howie Day covered DDIO on his live cd. I like him a lot, but uhh...I'll take Neil's version thanks.

That's all I got for now.
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Kasey Chambers did a nice version of Better Be Home Soon


I find that sentence quite astounding as I havent ever heard ANYONE who liked that horrible, horrible, horrible version of one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

I have never heard a CH cover that came ANYWHERE near the original, and that Kasey Chambers one was by FAR the worst one ever.
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Originally posted by Above the Kitchen:
Roll Eyes

What a dumba$$ I can be ... here's the page:

http://www.mindspring.com/~crowdfan/covers.html


This is the really scary one:

Donnie Osmond - Don't Dream It's Over

I found mone that aren't not on the list:

Inishkea - Don't Dream It's Over from Pan Pipes Plays the Greatest Love Songs Vol. 2

Yes, it's what it says it is.

I also found Howie Day doing DDiO Live at Salt Lake City. It's not bad as it's a pretty faithful cover.

WWY
Garry Judd (instrumental)
The Muckrakers - Live at the XM Studios (you can find this at Napster)
Eamon's Daughter - name of the album is Buyfang and this is an interesting Irish version that starts accapella and is quite different. I think I like it...I think.
Matt Tyler - Undercover 2. This is an album of covers. Think earnest young folk troubadour.

FSIOD

Then There Were Two (the name of the album and the name of the group) - This is voice and bass. Very interesting. The voice is very much like Sandy Denny. Very soothing version. I like it. The song is wonderfully arranged for bass. This might be the best cover here.

BBHS

Lydia Gray - "In My Eyes" Rather boring vocalese.Almost that that friend of yours who can sing pretty well and gets up on karaoke night.
Angela Steele - "10" - The arrangement is like a wedding band with one guy playing a drum machine and keyboard. Angela sounds a little like a girl singer on helium. Mabye it's because she's only 10 years old. I guess that you NZ'ders know of her because she's from Taupo.

FAYF

Jennifer Johnson - "Compilation" This is an earnest Irish-sounding lass indeed. I think I like it.
Stephanie Beck Williams - "Not Your Normal Country Girl" - The achy, sexy version. The bedhead version.
Kelvin Cummings - "I Want You To Be Happy" - This is oddly optimistic sounding from a vocal standpoint. I'll take a pass. Even the acoustic guitar has a jaunty feel to it that's just wrong.
Stray Toasters - Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children - Overorchestrated and earnest. Not as bad as I was prepared for (I don't hold out any hope for covers of this song). Believe it or not, there seems to be a tuba in there.
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Originally posted by nailsinmyfeet:

I find that sentence quite astounding as I havent ever heard ANYONE who liked that horrible, horrible, horrible version of one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

I have never heard a CH cover that came ANYWHERE near the original, and that Kasey Chambers one was by FAR the worst one ever.


::shrug:: I love Kasey. Good thing we can all have our own opinions about this stuff eh?
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Stray Toasters - Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children - Overorchestrated and earnest. Not as bad as I was prepared for (I don't hold out any hope for covers of this song). Believe it or not, there seems to be a tuba in there.


This was actually Into Temptation. It should have had its own header. Maybe that also explains my comment about not holding out any hope for covers, as this song seems so much a Neil Finn song, even more so than any other. It's such an idiocycratic song as well as being very personal (at least sounding that way).
You'd think I would have seen this mentioned somewhere before, but I guess Jimmy Buffett covered "Weather With You" and actually titled a cd "Take the Weather With You".

The guys from Gomez (who I love--bought their first cd on Neil's recommendation when he was on KCRW that one time) do vocals.

Finding myself a copy of that song right now, but the clip on Amazon sounded promising.
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Originally posted by anna f:
Surely Busted's version of Fall at your feet deserves a mention. Not because its any good or anything, in fact,although it was pretty harmless, in my personal opinion its dodginess is only really eclipsed by Peter Andre's Message to my girl which was just plain wrong if you ask me.
the Busted version is bloody awful imho sorry Busted fans but they kill it Frowner
Its like hearing beatles covered....it never sounds right to me when I hear a finn song covered.They(like the beatles) have a certain "vibe" that is missing when others cover them.I dont blame people for wanting to,its just that Its difficult to imagine any finn song done better or "AS GOOD" as the finns do them.....two cents.
I was hoping Teddy would do DDIO whenI saw him live, as I expected it would have been good. His studio version......I like the verses but the chorus sounds too adult contemporary or something. Maybe overproduced sounding or something. I expect him to sound better doing it live.

Neil doing Everybody Move It would be good. I always thought I Should Get Up had a certain Crowded House feel to it (and nice guitar solo by daddy), so I wasn't surprised when I heard he's a fan of Neil Finn.

Jesse Cook's FAYF is the only Finn cover I have absolutely no issues with. I think it's great.
thanks for that agreement on FAYF re: Jesse Cooks version....I had a little story to it too.

My mom has Alziemers and we had a gathering for her 3 weeks ago at the Nursing Home. She has a CD player where she is and I was looking for music, thinking all along that I should have brought a Crowded House CD, along with other music, to create a more upbeat atmosphere. My mom loves all kinds of music and I know I have played CH to her in the past and she got a kick out of it. Anyway, low and behold, this version of Fall At Your Feet comes on....and I was captivated by it. It got everyone's attention. I really like the unique take on this song....Jesse's music goes perfect with it, and his voice is great too!
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Originally posted by Half-Full:
Neil doing Everybody Move It would be good. I always thought I Should Get Up had a certain Crowded House feel to it (and nice guitar solo by daddy), so I wasn't surprised when I heard he's a fan of Neil Finn.

I'm never surprised when anyone's a fan of Neil Finn! Big Grin

First couple times I heard that song, I thought he was saying "I shook it up, I shook it out..." I mustn't have been listening too closely because it doesn't really.

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