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!
Your top 10 SPOON(16 posts)
Posted 9 years ago #
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
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!!!
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 (:
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.
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.
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
9. Carryout Kids
10. Deep Clean
Also forgot to mention Decora. Never heard the original, but I like Spoon's recording.
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.
Top 10 b-sides:
1) Carryout Kids
2) Monkey Feelings
3) Telemon Bridge
4) My First Time Volume 3
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
5) If You Say So
TastyPrawn: I didn't know Irrigation Man was a cover! do you know who sang it originally?
Thanks Pherron (:
Top 10 B-sides
1) Monkey Feelings
2) Stroke Their Brains
3) Is This the Last Time?
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!
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
1) Don't You Evah
2) Rocks Off
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
Wow, you guys have heard way more covers than I have.
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/
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 (:
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
10. Peace Like a River
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