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Your top 10 SPOON

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  • Started 7 years ago by captain_arz
  • Latest reply from Tyler Darling

  1. captain_arz
    captain_arz
    (119 Posts)

    Okay guys, since things are slow in the world of Spoon right now, I've come up with a mini project to get the chatter a-flow'in. I want to know your top 10 favorite Spoon B sides, as well as your top 5 Spoon covers. GO!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (664 Posts)

    Wow good topic....ok first off B-Sides, then songs Spoon covered or people covering Spoon? I will wait for your reply in the meantime my fav Spoon B-sides:

    . I Could Be Underground (Will always be my #1)
    1. Let the Distance Keep us Together (Yeah I know not a B-Side, but never on a Spoon album.)
    2. Shake it Off
    3. It Took A Rumor To Make Me Wonder, Now I'm Convinced I'm Going Under
    4. All I Got is Me
    5. Revenge!
    6. Operation In Progress
    7. Monkey Feelings
    8. Tear Me Down
    9. Stroke Their Brains
    10. Is This Last Time?

    Hard to do but made the list!!!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. captain_arz
    captain_arz
    (119 Posts)

    I know, its tough to narrow it down to just 10 but, nice choices Tyler! On the cover songs, I mean songs that Spoon has covered, ie: "Modern World", "Rocks Off", "Decora" And "Party up" to name a few. Doesn't matter if its been on an album/EP/compilation or not, if you heard one at a show and loved it, list it (:

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. Gabriel
    Gabriel
    (192 Posts)

    My favorite Spoon cover? Easy. "Don't You Evah". Followed by this version of Wire's "Used to Know" I saw on YouTube, though that was just Britt Daniel. I also liked their collab on "See My Friends." I've never cared for "Me and the Bean" that much.

    Does B-sides include stuff off of EPs? Technically "I Could Be Underground" isn't a B-side, but if it counts than so does anything off of Soft Effects and Love Ways.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. captain_arz
    captain_arz
    (119 Posts)

    I always forget "Don't You Evah" is a cover, and Britt's cover of Wire's "Used to" is definitely one of my top 5.
    As for what songs qualify as B-sides, lets just go with...if its not on an LP, its a B-side. Why not? lets go crazy.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. Gabriel
    Gabriel
    (192 Posts)

    In that case:
    1. Waiting For The Kid to Come Out
    2. The Agony of Laffitte (packaged with Sneaks now, but whatever)
    3. I Could Be Underground
    4. Monkey Feelings
    5. Mountain to Sound
    6. Chips & Dip
    7. I Didn't Come Here To Die
    8. Jealousy
    9. Carryout Kids
    10. Deep Clean

    Also forgot to mention Decora. Never heard the original, but I like Spoon's recording.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Erm...how about a Top 8 Covers list? I need to hem and haw over the b-sides some more. In no particular order:
    1. The Kink's "Moments" - a listen to this is instant heartache for me, but it's the good kind of heartache
    2. Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home To Me" - everything about the way this song was covered is perfect
    3. Julian Cope's "Upwards At 45 Degrees" - Britt may not have Cope's deep, rich voice but this is still a well done cover with the powerful lyrics taking center stage
    4. Dan Bejar's "It's Gonna Take An Airplane" - saw this played live... Bejar and Britt duetting... really cool and mellowwww
    5. Guided By Voices' "Melted Pat" - because it rocks...
    6. Yo La Tengo's "Decora" - ...as does this one
    7. Crooked Fingers' "Run, Lieutenant, Run" - I really love listening to the different takes on this tune between the original and Britt's version
    8. The La's "I Am The Key" - because I love The La's and I really wish they'd put out some more records.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. TastyPrawn
    TastyPrawn
    (87 Posts)

    Top 10 b-sides:
    1) Carryout Kids
    2) Monkey Feelings
    3) Telemon Bridge
    4) My First Time Volume 3
    5) Anticipation
    6) I Could Be Underground
    7) Shake it Off
    8) The Book I Write
    9) Is This The Last Time?
    10) In The Right Place The Right Time

    Top 5 covers:
    1) Don't You Evah
    2) Irrigation Man
    3) Towner
    4) Decora
    5) If You Say So

    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. captain_arz
    captain_arz
    (119 Posts)

    TastyPrawn: I didn't know Irrigation Man was a cover! do you know who sang it originally?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. pherron
    pherron
    (173 Posts)

    John Clayton

    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. captain_arz
    captain_arz
    (119 Posts)

    Thanks Pherron (:

    Top 10 B-sides

    1) Monkey Feelings
    2) Stroke Their Brains
    3) Is This the Last Time?
    4) Anticipation
    5) I Could Be Underground
    6) Operation In Progress
    7) My First Time Vol. 3
    8) It Took a Rumor to Make me Wonder Now I'm Convinced I'm Going Under.
    9) Telemon Bridge
    10) Sunday Morning, Wednesday Night

    Top 5 Cover Songs

    1) It's gonna Take an Airplane (Destroyer)
    2) Used to (Wire)
    3) Decora (Yo La Tengo)
    4) Love Song (The Damned)
    5) Modern World (Wolf Parade)

    I had no idea who Wolf Parade was before Spoon covered "Modern World", I now have all their albums and saw them live last summer. Thanks Spoon!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. kickingeapoe
    kickingeapoe
    (33 Posts)

    Awesome topic!

    Favorite B-sides:
    1) Monkey Feelings
    2) Is This the Last Time
    3) It Took a Rumor to Make Me Wonder and Now I'm Convinced I'm Going Under
    4) Mean Mad Margaret
    5) Tear Me Down
    6) Stroke Their Brains
    7) Deep Clean
    8) All I Got Is Me
    9)Carryout Kids
    10) Anticipation

    Covers:
    1) Don't You Evah
    2) Rocks Off
    3) Decora
    4) Panic (The Smiths)-----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W75qSZ3Ryf0 if you guys haven't heard it
    5) It's Gonna Take An Airplane

    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. Gabriel
    Gabriel
    (192 Posts)

    Wow, you guys have heard way more covers than I have.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  14. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    I cheated a little and went here to check them all out before making up my mind: http://www.youaintnopicasso.com/2009/07/06/the-spoon-covers-archive-19-covers-and-counting/

    Posted 7 years ago #
  15. captain_arz
    captain_arz
    (119 Posts)

    Gabe I posted this link...Its been a few months, but it has most of Spoon's covers listed, you can listen and download as well. Take a listen amigo (:

    http://musicalpairings.com/2010/08/27/single-serving-spoon-live-covers-revisited-2/

    Posted 7 years ago #
  16. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (664 Posts)

    Spoon Covers-

    I gave this list A LOT of thought. Sifted through even covers I did not own, which I do own most. But these are still my favorite! Although would be interested in getting "Set Me Free" by the Kinks. Again, 1 to 10 in order of how much I love it. I tried to not identify the song by how much I like the original artist, rather judge it just on Spoon's performance. Which was tough for me. Ok here it is:

    1. Isolation (Piano Version)
    2. This Damn Nation (GREAT SONG in general, and Spoon does it great. Everyone needs to own the original.)
    3. Me and the Bean
    4. I am The Key
    5. Don't You Evah
    6. Bring It on Home to Me
    7. Love Song
    8. Loose
    9. Decora
    10. Peace Like a River

    Posted 7 years ago #

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