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Weird mellow version of Paranoid?

Discussion in 'music' started by JTC, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    Hi folks.

    At a comedy gig we went to last night, just before the gig they were playing some sounds and what appeared to be a mellow version of "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath. This was followed by other, equally bizarre cover versions - including "Light my Fire", "Bohemian Rhapsody" (done in a kind of dub), etc.

    Was this some compilation somebody had made or does anyone know if it's available to buy?

    Just curious, y'ken?

  2. Andrew L Weekes

    Andrew L Weekes Reverse Engineer

    I have a cover of Paranoid but can't remember the band - will check tonight.

    Not a patch on the original though ;)

    I'm quite partial to this bunch though, who do stuff as varied as Nirvana to Aphex Twin, in a Jazz stylee.

    The Bad Plus Live (1)

    The Bad Plus Live (2)
  3. Kit Taylor

    Kit Taylor Well-Known Member

    By mellow do you mean performed in a lounge style?

    If you just mean relaxed it might have been The Cardigans, who've previously covered Black Sabbath songs in their own languid folk rock style.
  4. prowla

    prowla pfm Member

    I saw some puppets doing Bohemian Rhapsody in Basingstoke town centre a couple of months ago.
    I also had an MP3 version of Paranoid by a nu-metal band with a female singer. Unfortunately my HD failed a while ago so I lost it...
  5. Andrew L Weekes

    Andrew L Weekes Reverse Engineer

    That's the version I've got.

    It's crap!

  6. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    I don't know who it was but I'm fairly sure it wasn't the Cardigans. I mean, it was too *dark* to be them. Surely not. Can't be. Must've been someone else...

  7. prowla

    prowla pfm Member

    Sorry - I got confused.
    I was thinking of Drain STH's version of Ace Of Spades.
  8. Sid and Coke

    Sid and Coke and so the rebuild continues..

    Then of course there is always the Dickies version on milky clear vinyl (original) or Crystal clear vinyl (later re-issue). I believe the 'B' side was; You drive me ape, (you big gorilla).

    Happy days...
  9. joel

    joel Painter of Dragons, Maker of Mirrors

    There is a really good version Hendrix's Purple Haze on Shamisen (three-stringed Japanese lute) that I am still trying to track down. Heard it a couple of times of TV....
    Nissan have been running ads that use covers of "We will rock you", Queen's old warhorse.
    The original cover version was sung by Asian Jazz Chanteuse Keiko Lee (most famous for her amazingly pert derriere ;) ) over a soft electronica background. Surprisingly effective I ahve to admit.
    Currently there is a version of the same song sung by Macy Gray! Which is actually works less well than Keiko's version! Strange that as I have all Ms. Grey's albums and no Keiko Lee...
    There is also an old tradition in Brazilian MPB, going back to at least Sergio Mendes' "Fool on the Hill", of covering Beatles classics in a Tropicalia stylee. Somtimes it works, as on the latest Joyce album...
  10. monkfish

    monkfish pfm Member

    Sounds like it could be Dread Zeppelin who cover quite a lot of bands as well as Led Zep.

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