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Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (sowhat) » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:24 pm

Hi gang,
the point of this thread is, as the title suggests, to remember the craziest covers of well-known punk songs (or you may even call them "punk standards"). Not crazy/funny versions of popular songs made by punk rockers, but vice versa. Here's a few, just as example:
Anarchy in the UK — blues version
Blitzkrieg Bop as done by two guys with toy guitars ukuleles
And, of course, The Return of Jackie and Judy as done by Tom Waits
Your suggestions?
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (captsandwich) » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:25 pm

Here I go, tooting my own horn again:

Pretty Vacant by Captain Sandwich http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=68921

Also, on a tribute album to the Clash, Cracker did an awesome country-ish cover of White Riot, but I can't find it on Youtube.
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (sowhat) » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:38 pm

captsandwich wrote:Here I go, tooting my own horn again:
Pretty Vacant by Captain Sandwich http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=68921
Also, on a tribute album to the Clash, Cracker did an awesome country-ish cover of White Riot, but I can't find it on Youtube.

It isn't prohibited to show your own work here, so you're always welcome. :wink: And it's crazy enough to fit in with the topic (but a bit too long, imho :twisted: ).
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (expomick) » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:42 am

Okay, that's it. I gotta get out one of these boring Toronto nights and go and see youse guys. But ya gotta use the Rick for at least one song!
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (captsandwich) » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:24 am

The band played Friday night. I use the 330's exclusively. After the show, some guy came up to me and said 'Great show Mr. Rickenbacker!'
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (gray) » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:29 am

I like Camper Van Beethoven's version of "Wasted" by Black Flag.
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (shamustwin) » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:25 pm

I'd like to start a Ramones cover band, but play all the songs in the style of the Archies.
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (expomick) » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:35 pm

Sure, it's not that much of a stretch!

The Ramones approached it from the other end.
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:05 pm

shamustwin wrote:I'd like to start a Ramones cover band, but play all the songs in the style of the Archies.



The ArchRamones! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (sowhat) » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:19 pm

Or Ramonchies...
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:37 pm

Hmmm...we could get Tork, Jones., and Circus Boy together, and have Ramonkees...
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (sowhat) » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:31 pm

Then add the Doors sound and get Dooramonkees...
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (antipodean) » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:35 am

Sorry to go back on thread, but how about "Holidays in the Sun" by Hayseed Dixie?
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (antipodean) » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:12 am

"I don't want to sound incredulous but I can't believe it" Rex Mossop
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Re: Craziest covers of punk songs

Postby (sowhat) » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:32 am

These guys are awesome! :D
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