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Covers of tMG songs by other bands

December 24, 2011 01:51PM | Covers of tMG songs by other bands
How do people feel about covers of The Mountain Goats tracks by other bands? I ask because there were a few Mountain Goats songs that I heard as covers before I heard the original, so it was a happy little surprise when I discovered the original artist.

Some that I can track down online.

* Atom & His package - Alpha Desperation Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZjadHxAPyU
* Atom & His Package - Going to Georgia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2jdW6dDTv0
* Atom & His Package - Seed Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9eFZeqcbro
* Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie/The Postal Service) - Palmcorder Yajna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2GonkJ0uPM
* Heathers - Heretic Pride: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzPYXw8jrEw (They have a cover of "This Year" too but it's rather ear-splitting.)
* The Hold Steady - Southwood Plantation Road: http://www.strangerdance.com/the-hold-steady-cover-the-mountain-goats/
* Jason Webley - This Year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJY4hx6vcnU (He kind of butchers the lyrics...)

My favorites are probably the Atom & His Package cover of Going to Georgia and Ben Gibbard's Palmcorder Yajna. I like how sincere Ben Gibbard sounds and how frantic the synth is on Atom's versions.

I'm sure there are lots more that I don't know about and some that aren't online (Beulah has done "Alpha Incipiens", for example.)
December 24, 2011 03:03PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
There's fellow forum member Sledding With Tigers' cover of [url=http://sleddingwithtigers.com/track/going-to-georgia-mountain-goats-cover]Going To Georgia[/url]
Which I can very much dig.

And there's of course the "Tallahasse Turns 10" project which I'm excited for. ESPECIALLY Andrew Jackson Jihad covering Alpha Rats Nest, and I'm praying that one of the available song spots goes to The Weakerthans or at least John K Samson.

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December 24, 2011 04:16PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
Steven Page (of the Barenaked Ladies) covering Lions Teeth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxuNDpCYj_E (he also covers this with the Art of Time Ensemble on A Singer Must Die) which you can listen to some of it here http://www.stevenpageshop.com/en-ca/stevenpageshop/a-singer-must-die-art-of-time-with-steven-page/index.html and This Year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtloL-JS5YI

Andrew Jackson Jihad covering Going to Georgia http://andrewjacksonjihad.com/live.html

apparently Manchester Orchestra has covered Broom People http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfb6CoaEQh4 and sometimes does a bit of No Children

also we cannot forget the forums's's cover album projects - No Safety, which I can't find a link for, Hi, We're Not the Mountain Goats http://nigelewan.com/hwntmg/index~.php, and http://www.uglythingsinthedarkness.com/ If We Never Get There at All

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December 24, 2011 04:55PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
[url=http://www.kirkebykvalitet.com/NoSafety.rar]No Safety[/url].

Don't we already have a thread or two for this topic?

Why's everyone in this thread a f***ing Mountain Goats fan?!

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December 27, 2011 12:14PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
[quote=valerie2776]
apparently Manchester Orchestra has covered Broom People http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfb6CoaEQh4 and sometimes does a bit of No Children
[/quote]

also Hast Thou Considered http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMjOlqDxq5c
December 27, 2011 03:48PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
Hefner did [url=http://open.spotify.com/track/5KT7eEoHDpkZWHGpOZjGb9]Orange Ball of Hate[/url]
And Darren Hayman has also done [url=http://open.spotify.com/track/1GZmxCObpS6Mbaspr3b3XP]Jam Eater Blues[/url] with Watkins, Trout and Lee.
Herman Düne have done Neon Orange Glimmer Song. There's a link to a live [url=http://vegan.pagesperso-orange.fr/son/monutain.mp3]clip[/url], but I've not heard it in full.
Eddie Argos has said Art Brut did a cover of The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton for Xfm that was so bad they didn't play it...

midgoat
December 27, 2011 04:30PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
Ace of Base covered The Sign. wait . . .

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December 30, 2011 11:32PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
What about parodies?
January 01, 2012 12:52PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
i think the mountain goats should parody a weird al song.

i lost on jeopardy.

bay bay
December 12, 2013 09:51PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
Someone's posted a Shearwater cover of This Year on Tumblr: http://benkopel.tumblr.com/post/69836085139/this-year-orig-the-mountain-goats

midgoat
December 14, 2013 09:32PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
thank you 2 years ago sf for posting those hefner covers. so happy

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September 03, 2014 04:07PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
What a great cover of Game Shows Touch Our Lives by Sub-Radio Standard: [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GzXmuhJE_0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GzXmuhJE_0[/url]
September 04, 2014 06:49PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
This was on the forum a couple months ago, but Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years covered Going to Georgia. If you like this, the whole album's pretty great.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G5ywZBQJMNE


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Ace of Base covered The Sign. wait . . .[/quote]

Ha!
September 05, 2014 02:08AM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
[quote=FlyOnTheWall]
This was on the forum a couple months ago, but Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years covered Going to Georgia. If you like this, the whole album's pretty great.[/quote]
Man, and I had gotten so far not knowing his actual name :(
September 05, 2014 11:36PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
Holy shit, this thread has given me a new lease on life. I've needed a new way to experience TMG for a long time; I never considered COVERS! For the love of god, give me MORE...
September 06, 2014 07:30AM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
https://soundcloud.com/styrofoam/snow-crush-killing-song-the / http://www.last.fm/music/Styrofoam/_/Snow+Crush+Killing+Song
September 21, 2014 11:28AM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
More please!
September 21, 2014 04:20PM | Re: Covers of tMG songs by other bands
Just found this, I'm liking the way it sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU2oUc1T4_8

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