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Covers, uncovers, remakes, etc.

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  1. Needs More Cowbell

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    Another 1963 song that was covered years later

    From Janis Joplin's final album, Pearl, in 1971:



    The original was done by Garnet Mimms and The Enchanters. It topped the R&B charts and reached # 4 on Billboard

     
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    Sometimes silence is damnation..



    The Sound of Silence - Damnation
     
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    Old Dude I was born at night, but it wasn't last night.

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    Another Jim Steinman Power ballad. The original, from his project "Pandora's Box". This is an incredible, over-the-top video.



    The version that became a hit. Celine Dion is, by definition, over-the-top.



    Yet another version, by Meat Loaf, turned into a duet.

     
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    Old Dude I was born at night, but it wasn't last night.

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    There's been a lot of ridiculous bullshit going around about this alleged "Christmas" song. I don't get it. It has nothing to do with Christmas. There are dozens and dozens of songs about winter weather that have nothing to do with Christmas. But they used to overplay this every year, till some asshole feminist decided it was about date rape. Here's a small sampling of some versions of it. Most of them are only listenable it you really love retro music.







     
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    One of my favorite versions of the song.

     
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    Old Dude I was born at night, but it wasn't last night.

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    The "original", by The First Edition.



    A Live cover by the First Edition, not lip synced.



    A live uncover by Mickey Newberry, who wrote the song.



    The Second Uncover, recorded for the closing theme over the credits of True Detective, Season 3, Episode 1.

     
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    Here is an interesting cover I just stumbled upon.....



    plus the Original.



     
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    Old Dude I was born at night, but it wasn't last night.

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    This is the true original, never-released demo version.



    This is the "original" hit.



    The "original" got a lot of praise. It was an American pop group competing with the Beatles. The production team included many of the Wrecking Crew. Snuff Garrett and Leon Russell were behind the arrangement.

    Recorded first, but released at almost the same time, this failed to move up the charts.



    This was a throwaway album cut, released on a Decca "sampler" album. Back in the 60's, ,it wasn't uncommon for labels to release promo albums of songs they were pushing. This went absolutely nowhere. Not surprising.



    I'll spare everyone the Alvin and the Chipmunks version. You're welcome.

    Here's the ultimate "cover", recorded by one of the guys who wrote the song in the first place, done as he intended for it to be done. The other two writers were Bob Brass and Irwin Levine.

     

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