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Postby The Silver Lining » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:11 am

I said noteworthy, just to make sure no-one posts that god-awful Comfortably Numb by a band whose name I can't remember off the top of my head.

I'm making this thread because I'd like to share this "Echoes" cover by Crippled Black Phoenix. This band has made become moderately famous for their great post-rock, and they're often labeled "post-Pink Floyd" for obvious reasons.

Echoes part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nw8EWNEq4I
Echoes part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3QCb3pGHZg

(Be warned: both parts together are about 39 minutes of music.)

Thoughts on this version? To me, it sounds pretty great, although the abrupt tempo changes ruin the song here and there. I'm only 8 minutes in and there have been already 4 of those tempo changes, so it's a bit excessive.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Dyolf » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:40 pm

That was okay until the singing began, then I switched off...

I found this a few weeks ago. I thought we were getting a tribute bands/covers area so I held off sharing.

They're called Interstellar Factory - that's all I know. Here they perform all of the live half of Ummagumma. The only problem is they open with their own rather dull opening 7 minute piece, so you can just skip it by clicking on "Astronomy Domine" in the video description. They do a pretty good performance of a 1969-era Floyd gig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SufZa1OsA
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby quicksilver » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:16 pm

I thought it was a great cover of Echoes. Yes, they added their own flavor from time to time, but that's what I digg about cover versions. Also, the cover of Childhood's End is very good.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Floydy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:29 am

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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby quicksilver » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:11 pm

Floydy wrote:If anyone mentions the Sissor Sisters I'm gonna go load my shotgun.


I was going to and now glad I didn't :D
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Artisan » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:13 pm

Didn't Arno do it in the first post?
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby quicksilver » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:21 pm

Thought Artisan might enjoy this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CECEj6hJPkk
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Artisan » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:19 pm

Not joking even a little when I say that was really, really good. I suppose it highlights that the original is NOT the worst song in the world - just that Pink Floyd's approach, arrangement, and interpretation (of their own song, whatever) was just an absolute train wreck. Somehow, hearing a version of the song that I thoroughly enjoyed just makes me despise the original even more.

Thank you very much Quicksilver. I might check out the whole album of that, if nothing else it was enteraining!
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Dyolf » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:15 pm

Artisan wrote:Pink Floyd's approach, arrangement, and interpretation (of their own song, whatever) was just an absolute train wreck.


What exactly is wrong with "Hey You"?
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Artisan » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:13 pm

I believe I've made somewhere between three and fifteen posts detailing what I hate about it on this very forum.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Alec Taylor » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:43 am

Artisan wrote:I believe I've made somewhere between three and fifteen posts detailing what I hate about it on this very forum.


It's basically Floydians lore at this point.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby The Silver Lining » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:21 am

Floydians lore, an overview:
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Floydy likes Bon Jovi
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Lady Floydian hates Another Brick in the Wall, pt 2
- Artisan hates Hey You
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Floydy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:35 am

I wouldn't piss on Bon Jovi if he was on fire.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Alec Taylor » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:39 pm

The Silver Lining wrote:Floydians lore, an overview:
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Floydy likes Bon Jovi
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Lady Floydian hates Another Brick in the Wall, pt 2
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You
- Artisan hates Hey You


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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby The Silver Lining » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:42 am

Chapter 1: A review of "Hey You" by Artisan
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Artisan » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:26 pm

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Postby Alec Taylor » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:29 pm

Ninja Sex Party is sort of a meme internet band made up of people named Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian, but this cover they did of "Wish You Were Here" is actually pretty fucking great. Easily the best cover of a Pink Floyd track I've heard in my entire life, and it helps that Danny is a damn good singer.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby The Silver Lining » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:00 pm

Damn, I actually did not like that one. :( I feel like this is a good example of "overproducing" -- they made the song sound very full with the deep, reverberating piano, but it sounds way over the top and out of place to me. I also think the pianist and guitarist didn't have the same idea about how the rhythm was meant to be played.

But I agree, that singer sounds really good.
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Postby Alec Taylor » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:44 pm

That same band has some covers of 80s classics like "Take On Me" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" that are really good too. I didn't get overproduced vibes from it myself, I felt like it was more understated than the original (thinner arrangement, etc.). Not better than the original (of course), but still pretty good. Danny's voice has incredible range.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Dyolf » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:54 pm

So I came across this parody of "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)". It's taken from a British comedy show called The Last Leg (as the host only has one leg). The lyrics have been changed so that it's about Americans fleeing to Canada rather than live in a Trump-led USA.

I also came across this spoof Christmas medley by a band called The Barron Knights, which opens with a more Christmassy version of ABITW2.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Dyolf » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:35 pm

So a couple of Jewish buskers perform "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" in the streets of Jerusalem and they pretty much nail it note-for-note. Clicky
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Alec Taylor » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:00 pm

That was much better than I was expecting. Holy shit.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby Dyolf » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:35 am

Alec Taylor wrote:That was much better than I was expecting. Holy shit.


I know! It's not perfect but they've got some talent.
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Re: Noteworthy PF covers

Postby quicksilver » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:40 pm

I can't believe I missed this post. That is truly a wonderful version of Shine on. Too bad Roger won't play in Israel, these people love the music.
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