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Offline Rob-C

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TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« on: April 04, 2009, 09:45:22 PM »
I found a single recently in my record colllection from a group called Haggis - they are fom Boise, Idaho.  It was released in 1992 in a ltd. edition of 300.

So what, you may say?

Well, one of the songs on the 4 track e.p. is a decent cover of the very wonderful 'One Chord Wonders', and it got me wondering about other covers of TV Smith songs.  The only other one I knew of was Lords of the New Church covering 'The Lord's Prayer'.

Searching the web, I found that covers of 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes' were made by The Nutley Brass in 1996 and the London Punkharmonic Orchestra in 1998 - are these any good?

And are there any other TV Smith cover versions out there?

(PS - I'm not counting Suzy and Los Quatros doing 'New Church' or Die Toten Hosen doing 'Gary Gimore's Eyes' as TV sung on those versions).
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 10:12:17 AM »
Yes, there are more covers out there, in fact we discussed this before:

http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=1713.0

(Including a post of yours mentioning the Haggis single!)

Here's a short list of covers I gathered from that thread (I'm sure there's more):
Amen did "One Chord Wonders" (live at bbc studio 2004)
Church Of Confidence covered "Only One Flavour" (2004)
Die Toten Hosen covered "Runaway Train Driver" (single b-side 2002)
"Gary Gilmore's Eyes" was covered by Punk Lurex OK on vinyl issue of "Veljet, Siskot!"
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 10:47:35 AM »

The only other one I knew of was Lords of the New Church covering 'The Lord's Prayer'.


Hello Rob-C!  :)

I wouldn't regard this as a cover.
As far as I know wrote TV the song especially for the Lords. They asked him.

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 08:50:48 PM »
Yes, there are more covers out there, in fact we discussed this before:

http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=1713.0

(Including a post of yours mentioning the Haggis single!)

Here's a short list of covers I gathered from that thread (I'm sure there's more):
Amen did "One Chord Wonders" (live at bbc studio 2004)
Church Of Confidence covered "Only One Flavour" (2004)
Die Toten Hosen covered "Runaway Train Driver" (single b-side 2002)
"Gary Gilmore's Eyes" was covered by Punk Lurex OK on vinyl issue of "Veljet, Siskot!"
 8)

Did I really?  You know - I have no recollection of this!  Premature senility must be setting in!

Thanks for the info!

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 08:07:22 AM »
No probs, we've discussed many things for a second time (or more) and it's mostly good, because there's new aspects.

One more came to my mind to be added to the list:
Garden Gang covered "Eurodisneyland tomorrow" on their 1997 album ("Nation Of Diver Ducks" was the album title I think) and performed it live many times (also at gigs supporting TV).  8)
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 02:25:38 PM »
All we ever talk about is... Ducks! ;D

My favourite Adverts cover is Red Sea.

My favourite TV Smith cover is March Of The Giants.
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 12:53:04 PM »
Lots of GGE' covers out their in youtube land

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 07:40:59 AM »
And a new TV cover newly arrived on youtube, a rather different take on a TV classic.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUULQ0eKSUw

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 12:41:33 PM »
And a new TV cover newly arrived on youtube, a rather different take on a TV classic.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUULQ0eKSUw

Love it.
Her 'Love On MySpace' is a cracker too. ;D

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 04:40:45 PM »
Cheers Ken! I think it's interesting that her version makes the song much more of a love song

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2010, 04:12:57 AM »
i have some Coverversions of Only one Flavor from Tanzende Kadaver

some Practiseroom ones, and 2 Live ones
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2010, 08:05:29 AM »
And a new TV cover newly arrived on youtube, a rather different take on a TV classic.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUULQ0eKSUw

Nice one Alan!! Who is Charli Smith, does she happen to be a relative of yours?  ;)
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2010, 08:18:27 AM »
Uli possibly....... you can see Charli watching on in the Earthbound 2007 youtube videos; she was very taken with Tim Cross' keyboards!

She first saw TV in Ipswich at the Beer Festival in 2002 when she was just 9 years old..... We are strong believers in a good musical education!

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2010, 08:37:07 AM »
I was with Charli at her first gig.

True growth.

What do I think of everything to do with this song and video.

Simply beautiful.
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2010, 08:34:40 PM »
A new one has arrived. Mention on the website (if anyone hasn't noticed):
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Here's a link to Italian band "The Mugshots" covering "I Surrender" on their new album...
http://www.mugshots.it
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