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If you could bring out a cover of a song you loved as a kid what song would it be?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    Jeez. This sounds like a partial set list for my garage band.

    Last week, we did "I Am the Walrus," "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "The Letter." We've done "King of the Road" and "Shakin' All Over."

    I've thought of suggesting "16 Tons," but I don't know if I could pull it off vocally, nor do I think the other guys would go for it. But I threw out "Milk & Alcohol" by Dr. Feelgood last week and they went for it with gusto, even though none of them had ever heard it before (had to move it up a step for me).

    I also thought of "Junior's Farm," but I don't think it's on their radar. What I'd really like to do is the opening medley from "Wings Over America": "Venus & Mars/Rock Show/Jet."

  2. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

    We do that in a sort of Stray Cats style.
    Works a treat. Vocals don't have to be that amazing if the band gets the vibe, and it's fantastic for long jazzy soloing in the middle.

  3. don71

    don71 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2009
    Central Missouri
    When I was folks would take me to cafe/truckstop that was local. My first selection at the juke box would be this; the lion sleeps tonight.

    My sister used to wait tables there, maybe thats why we patronized the joint; this would of been by second choice, though I sure did'nt know/understand the messege in this song,:lol: Behind closed doors.

    Thanks for the thread :cool:

  4. Swampash&Tweed

    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2011
    South Florida

  5. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    Mine would be "Let Me Be" by the Turtles. That was my anthem in seventh grade. Runners up would be Byrds B-Sides, "She Don't Care About Time" or "It Won't Be Wrong." Gene Clark at his best.

  6. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    We do "So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star" and "Feel a Whole Lot Better."

  7. flathd

    flathd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 29, 2008
    Twin Cities,MN
    Here's one for the season, I was 15 when this was a hit..

    the '80s version


  8. Dave_O

    Dave_O Friend of Leo's

    Jul 27, 2006
    offline and IRL

    That's the one that sprang to my mind when I read Blazer's thread title. Whenever I hear it, I'm back there- sitting in the cab of my older brother's semi waiting to get loaded off the wharf at Fremantle. I fell in love with the sea (or at least the idea of going to sea) right at that moment. Didn't run off and join the Navy, though...:D

    Then you all tuned into my Badfinger thing.:lol:

  9. Lowbassnotes

    Lowbassnotes Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2012
    Pacific Rim USA
    Quicksilver "Have another Hit of Fresh Air". Wanting to try that one, already been doing "Pride of Man" for quite a while.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012

  10. O- Fender

    O- Fender Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 25, 2003
    The first three songs that came to mind.

    Here's a song I haven't heard since I was a kid. Forgot all about it until I heard it on a radio station while I was traveling about a couple of months ago:

    I always thought an acoustic version of this would be great:

    And this oldie but mouldy:


  11. Westerly Sunn

    Westerly Sunn Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 28, 2006
    S.E. North Carolina
    A bunch of folks have found this one to be worth covering...
    I think that is probably understating the case somewhat... :lol:


  12. renhoek

    renhoek TDPRI Member

    Jun 3, 2011

  13. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2008
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    I loved everything about this song except Jello Biafra's god - awful voice. Punk / surf - tastic song that should be covered by someone with a decent voice.


  14. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    okay, so I've been working on this with a friend of mine, songs from our youth that influenced us....

    When I was 10 yrs old this song came out named, "She Loves You", on the radio and for some reason, I was smitten by it because I already had girlfriends. ;) The song became wildly popular and then the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan. So, that was the beginning of my love affair with the Beatles music.... so, we covered She Loves You recently.

    She Loves You - (cover)

    We've done 12 Beatles songs so far, we have about 4 more in the works.

  15. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

    not the video..but the song.. scared the bejesus out of me as a kid.. but i loved it... it got a lot of airplay on the local KVOO

  16. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

    um.. it really wouldn't be right any other way would it ? i mean, what .. you gonna get an american idol to sing it? sort of misses the mark...

  17. hekawi

    hekawi Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 29, 2003
    greenville, sc

  18. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2008
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Let me be clear, I don't want a great singer to sing it. Just someone whose voice is not as grating as Jello's. Although, Michael Bolton belting it out does appeal to me as a train wreck worth listening to.

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  19. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

    what i'm suggesting is that if Jello hadn't sung the song, we probably wouldn't even know it ever existed... and if he hadn't sounded just as he sounded... the same goes for the DK's

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