Worst cover of a reggae original

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Postby DrSuperlove » Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:19 pm

Police and Thieves? come on! both this, their Pressure Drop and their Wrong 'Em Boyo are brilliant covers taking them all to quite different places, even their reggaeish tracks are great, Guns of Brixton, Bankrobber and White Man in Hammersmith Palais, classics

stiff little fingers' Johnny Was doesn't work but it isn't too bad

i nominate that Love of the Common People cover i heard recently whoever committed it
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Postby jb welda » Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:20 pm

egyptian reggae by jonathon richman, version of earl zeros none shall escape.

zero got a bag of cash from it though...

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Postby Moses » Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:22 pm

jb welda wrote:egyptian reggae by jonathon richman, version of earl zeros none shall escape.

zero got a bag of cash from it though...

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Really? Learn something every day. Not my fave Jonathon song though.
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Postby jb welda » Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:45 pm

well dont quote me on that moses but thats what zero told me...he had to sue for royalties but they came after he did. i dont think ive ever heard the song myself.

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Postby zonard » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:12 am

Thanks for your explanation JV ! happy to see that they have received money for their work !!!
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Postby Aaron » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:04 am

Owning none of his (mostly to me) boring music, I'm no Eric Clapton apologist, but, having heard his "Sherrif" for the first time in many years on the radio recently, I thought it sounded pretty good.

As valid as David Bowie playing disco, etc.


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Postby Ekki » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:24 am

JB is right about "Egyptian Reggae" and it wasn't credited to Earl on the original Richman release.
But Jonathan did a new version of "Egyptian Reggae" in the 90's and the composer credit goes to Earl!
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Postby jb welda » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:38 am

a) thats why he sued him

and

b) thats why its on there now!

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Postby mike turner » Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:52 am

Wha?

No mention of "The Tide Is High?
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