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Cover bands in Canberra

By Dave H - 5 October 2008 23

Walking past King O’Malley’s last night (Sat 4th) with friends, we decided to briefly check out the band playing.. accustom to hearing average musicians performing karaoke-like versions of the ‘standard pub songs’, we walked into a packed room and were amazed by band ‘The Remnants’. Planning on an early night, we stuck around well past midnight dancing and enjoying the quality entertainment in front of us. Songs ranged from Shake A Tailfeather, an impressive performance of Van Halen’s Jump, modern chart songs and even Grease medley for good measure! 3 different vocalists gave great variety and an impressive range of keyboard sounds made each song as close to the original as possible.

Professionalism, diversity, talent and a crowd appreciating song after song.. are there any other cover bands in Canberra that compare?!

[ED – The first one is free…]

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Overheard 7:17 pm 12 Oct 08

Wahooti said :

If we’re talking terrible covers in history i would say:

Professional – Madonnna – American Pie or that new Kid Rock/Sweet Home Alabama atrocity.

Amateur – This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkMWdI2IKiw (warning may cause permanent injury)

How sad is it (to use young people’s speak: “How [insert noun here] is it?”] that some toddlers think Madonna’s version (as opposed to ‘virgin — c.f. like a’) is the original.

Reminds me of that line from the film ‘Quatre marriages et un inteurrement’ — which is the verson I saw pour la fois premiere en Chamonix, France en 1994: ‘I know, I thought U2 was a German submarine’. (Or something.)

Wahooti 5:48 pm 12 Oct 08

If we’re talking terrible covers in history i would say:

Professional – Madonnna – American Pie or that new Kid Rock/Sweet Home Alabama atrocity.

Amateur – This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkMWdI2IKiw (warning may cause permanent injury)

The Brad 12:01 pm 07 Oct 08

Covers can be good…and can be an improvement on the original

Some good covers (in The Brads opinion)
The party boys – He’s gonna step on you again
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing compares 2 u
Soft Cell – Tainted love

And one bad cover –
Under the bridge – All Saints

And two deliberately bad covers
Bohemian Rhapsody – Bad News – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wM58YXp2x0
Stairway to heaven – Rolf Harris

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