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Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - who performed at Glastonbury in 2005 (and maybe other years too).


Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel  

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  1. 1. Apart from the original, how would you rate these two cover versions (there are quite a few cover versions)?

    • Duran Duran
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    • Erasure
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Wasn’t previously aware of either cover! Will give them a go - though it does feel like one of those songs that it’s not really worth even bothering to try to cover!

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2 hours ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

Nothing. It's just that I was interested to see what people thought between these two bands only.

Is it because both these bands need to appear as a West Holts Saturday night double bill stat?

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Biased opinion from me . I like Erasure.  Having said that the Cockney Rebel original was part of the soundtrack of my late teens and I was walking about in a black crombie coat like an extra from Clockwork Orange, but that was a passing phase, soon went back to my heavy rock RAF greatcoat. 

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Neither match the original, or even come close.  They don't add anything to a beautifully crafted song.

 

And the story behind Steve Harley's 'Pension Fund.'

 

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5 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Is it because both these bands need to appear as a West Holts Saturday night double bill stat?

I think the main reason behind it was because I was a little tipsy, stoned and bored. In addition, I also 'know' that the original would never be beaten, so there was no point in including that. So, without any malice, it was to offer people a rather restricted choice, just to see what that decision would be. Like a psychological test.

Oh, and it doesn't stop there - I have also never done a poll thing before and I was intrigued to see if my poor IT skills could pull it off.

Finally, it was intended to offer something new to discuss.

 

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8 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

What did The Wedding Present do to miss the cut?

That was what I was going to say! 

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6 hours ago, Losing my hair said:

Neither are a patch on the original and add nothing to it. Couldn't listen to either all the way through so not really qualified to vote. Sorry, needs a None of the Above option.

None of the above for me too. In 2017 I got bored of Grohl and the gang & wandered off to Avalon to watch Steve Harley. I made a good choice.

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