Weird cover versions of well known songs.

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1991 - 31 years ago, Genesis are in the charts with Jesus He Knows Me. 2023 & Ghost have come up with a rather nice rock version

 

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dunno about weird but check this out:
the guy has untold skill
 

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Stardate 1984. Alphaville are in the chart with Big in Japan - (yes I know Ive mentioned this one before but its a nice tune)

Flash forward 38 years & Alphaville are doing a rather nice symphonic rock version of it :)


 

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Stardate 1996 & Wolverhampton rockers Babylon Zoo go straight to number 1 with the ridiculously catchy Spaceman (helped a lot by its use in a Levi's advert!)

JUmp forward a few years & Katy Melua does a rather nice acoustic cover of it in her concerts



(I know Wolverhampton well - I went to uni there :D)
 

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How about a cover by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra? Its the Robinson Crusoe suite



For those of you who might remember RC the full set of 13 episodes are on the wayback machine :D
 

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Stardate 1979 - we are back with The Buggles & Video Killed The Radio Star. Ive just come across a French version by Ringo - whoever he might be..... its terrible :-rofl2

 

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Heres a bit of a rarity - not a cover but an official alternate take from the original group. OK its The Tornadoes and Telstar again but Id never heard this version till I ran across it today whilst having the stereo cranked up in the office this afternoon :-rofl2

 

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I thought Id already posted this one but I cant find it. The video is well make your own mind up :D Telstar meets Thunderbirds with The Shadows made into supermarionation puppets :-rofl2

And if you ever wanted to know what an acoustic guitar shaped rocket would look like now is your chance to find out :-respekt

 
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Stardate 1974. Yes its 50 years ago...

George Harrison was involved with a little folk rock project called Splinter Who were a one hit wonder with their surprise hit Costafine Town

I bet most of you have never heard the original, and its so obscure I can only find one cover of it! 1975 - a South African group called Sprigbok.

 

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And whilst we are looking at South African groups - summer 1977 Clout had a massive hit all over Europe with Substitute.

2021 the girls got back together to do a lockdown recreation - and its great - they can still belt it out :-respekt

 
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