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Author:  somme [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:38 pm ]
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this but eh well, it'll get moved if I was wrong.

What are the best covers other people have done of Polly? I heard a good rock/upbeat/dance-ish remi of "Dress" in a club once, never found out who'd done it, was probably the closest I'll ever get to hearing PJ outside of my own house.

Although I never thought they'd pull it off, Placebo just did a cover of "Hardly Wait" for their new single:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RppIYSNZEU0

I was very surprised. I knew Brian Molko was a longtime Polly fan but still; he seems to have captured every essense of Polly from this era and "Rid of Me"'d it up in the chorus. I like hearing him trying to emulate her voice too, works strangely well I think. :)

Oh and as a musician I've always wanted to cover one, but always felt I'd never do it justice. Any suggestions of a song to try and cover?

Author:  Teclo25 [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:02 pm ]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auhBotbGzsQ

My favorite.

Author:  karloz [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:55 pm ]
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Along with pat mcDONALD covers, I love this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdm2UUXw4zQ

So Amos/Joplin : }

Author:  Shadowboxer [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:27 am ]
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I love Juliette Lewis' Rid of me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg3s95KmE_w
and Hardly wait: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EOGduOIYkw

Author:  somme [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:30 am ]
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Will check out the others covers later. :)

I remember reading that Placebo have been trying to persuade Polly to do a duet for years. Apparently she's said yes several times, then changed her mind at the last minute. Before this cover I never thought a duet would work, but now I'm not so sure. Defo think Placebo should cover "To Bring You My Love" live, they'd do it justice. :)

Author:  Skinned [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:56 pm ]
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I enjoyed the cover Patrick Wolf did of Sheela-na-gig 10 days ago in Milan. so nice of him to satisfy my request.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4J5PdESK1Y

Author:  Skinned [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:52 pm ]
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Tried to make a quick list. Did I forget something?

Adem – Oh My Lover
Ane Brun – The Dancer
Bonny 'Prince' Billy / Will Oldham – Sweeter Than Anything
Brooks – Man-Size
C.J. Cernier – The Desperate Kingdom of Love
Fluf – Sheela-na-gig
Giant Sand – Plants And Rags
Giant Sand – The Desperate Kingdom of Love
Jimmy Little – One Line
Josh Homme / Desert Sessions – The Whores Hustle and The Hustlers Whore
Juliette Lewis – Hardly Wait
Juliette Lewis – Rid of Me
Liberty 37 - Long Snake Moan
Mick Harvey – Slow-motion-movie-star
Pat McDonald – Meet Ze Monsta
Patrick Wolf – Sheela-na-gig
Placebo - Hardly Wait
Professional Murder Music – Big Exit
Redd Kross – Oh My Lover
Sarah Slean - Beautiful Feeling (never surfaced)
Spahn Ranch – The River
The Dresden Dolls – Rid of Me
The Feeling – This is Love
The Je ne sais quoi - Reeling
The Jim-Jams – Driving
The Jim-Jams – Snake
Tracy Bonham – 50ft Queenie

Author:  supersonic [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:01 pm ]
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Teclo25 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auhBotbGzsQ

My favorite.


Ah yes, that one is excellent. The harmonica is perfect for the song... Sooo good.

I really like Placebo's Hardly wait, especially the "in my glass coffin" part.

The Dresden Dolls cover of Rid Of Me is pretty awful in my opinion. I normally enjoy Amanda's broken, rough voice but somehow it didn't work at all with ROM. :S

Author:  Skinned [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:08 pm ]
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Ane Brun
The Dancer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh3U81fgNOQ

Author:  DrDark [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:14 pm ]
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Without a doubt Pat McDonald's Working for the Man is a great cover. I didn't realize there was a Pat McDonald/John Parish connection.
http://www.ulftone.com/patmacdonald/index4-e.html

Author:  supersonic [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:21 pm ]
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karloz wrote:
Along with pat mcDONALD covers, I love this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdm2UUXw4zQ


Who is this girl?? I'd like to hear more of her.

Author:  Romario11 [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:25 pm ]
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Deftones - Teclo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-eZu_42t10
Black Light Burns - Rid of Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k-CwBIJqEU
CJ Chenier - Desperate Kingdom of Love - http://www.last.fm/music/C.J.+Chenier/T ... om+Of+Love
New Young Pony Club - Dress - i think this is the one somme was talking about http://www.myspace.com/newyoungponyclub

i like the juliette lewis cover of hardly wait!

Author:  megique [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:38 pm ]
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i also like juliette lewis covers.

here is one more i like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvcHPB6wb_E
(The Blue Ribbon Glee Club - Dress)

and i have to check out all the covers you've listed :shocked:

Author:  yarnforhair [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:41 pm ]
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i must hear the adem, ane brun, and bonnie prince billy covers! will get on this soon...

i agree with you supersonic, i really, REALLY hate the dresden dolls cover. I think it's terrible, I couldn't get through the whole thing.

Author:  cat on the wall [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:53 pm ]
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Shadowboxer wrote:


I second that, love these covers and the Placebo one is very good also! :)

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