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Man, I wish there was some quality video of this set.
Nirvana has been slowly releasing remastered and unedited versions of songs from Unplugged (as well as some unreleased rehearsals). It's bringing back some strange memories for me.
The original is one of my favorite Bonnie "Prince" Billy songs. Start 49 seconds in to avoid a few f-bombs in his banter.
Sounds like he bowdlerized these lyrics:
"Looks like Like so many seagulls / Like so many hawks
Like so many thrushes / And so many cocks
Well a swallow will tell you ..."
Replacing "cocks" with "storks". Which is a bummer, because that's highlight of Oldham's songwriting right there.
And if your stage banter is in cursive, why bother cleaning up the lyrics?
Sounds like this might be popular too
I mean, how could I not play this?
With the Weezer "pointless covers done exactly the same as originals" album coming out (I kid! I kid!), and with the fact that I don't know that we've really talked covers for a while, I thought maybe this would be a good topic for the week.
What's your favorite cover song?
What song that was covered do you much prefer the original of?
What song did you not know was a cover until much later?
What song would you like to see covered?
Which are the best and which are the most pointless covers? You know, that type of thing.
Anyway, drop a list, and give us some cover-age!
Good stuff from this Chicagoan.