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Thursday, May 6, 2010

COVER TUNES?

Over the years Powerman 5000 has done a few cover tunes. Bjorks 'Army of Me', the Cars 'Good Times Roll' and of course FGTH's 'Relax'.

We have been thinking about taking on another. Any suggestions?

44 comments:

  1. i really like when u guys did a bit of im bringing sexy back! think u should redo that one~plus i think it would sound GREAT!

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  2. Anything Bowie. I think you could totally rock "The Hearts Filthy Lesson."

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  3. Billy Idol's "Blue Highway" or "Catch My Fall" would be amazing.

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  4. I think you should do Black Planet by Sisters of Mercy. Your voice would be great for that cover!

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  5. YES-Jackie Greene, Side of the road, dressed to kill.

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  6. You guys could kickass with Leonard Cohen's Everybody Knows (also covered well by Concrete Blonde)
    For that matter, you could also kickass with Still In Hollywood by Concrete Blonde, or God Is A Bullet.

    Other thoughts:
    The Passenger by Siouxsie & The Banshees
    Singapore by Tom Waits

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  7. Why Can't I Be You- The Cure

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  8. Attack of the Pre-Metal Dinosaurs!!

    "FIRE" Crazy World of Arthur Brown"
    "21st Century Schizoid Man" King Crimson

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  9. Def. "Space Oddity" by David Bowie or maybe "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby. Something by Gary Numan would rock too.

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  10. Kiss - I was made for loving you or Do you Love Me

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  11. What about Garbage's “Why Do You Love Me”, or No Doubt's “Just A Girl”?

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  12. David Bowie, "Heart's Filthy Lesson"

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  13. of course have to put your own twist on these :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYjZK_6i37M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps0MfBG5-Uo(and by the way, snap into a slim jim!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmCCQxVBfyM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIvW4yDh6QY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A9dSz5fm_E
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Di0XWpWg78
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxcJW6bs5os

    maybe some deftones? i would say maybe take something from the prodigy and make it your own but they have very few lyrics in their songs... and if orgy didnt do blue monday, i would say that.

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  14. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
    OR
    Stray Cats - Rock This Town
    OR
    Gary Numan - Cars

    I feel those songs need some PM5K lovin'

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  15. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

    Iggy Pop & the Stooges - Gimmie Danger

    Talking Heads - Pyscho Killer

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  16. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Do You Love Me pts. 1 and 2

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  17. Pearl Jam - Just Breath. Change it into a sci fi sound with harder chorus. Add your generic scream. make it your own and i think it would sound awesome.

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  18. I'm going to go with either Hot Rails to Hell or Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult.

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  19. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

    Edgar Winter Group - Hangin' Around

    Molly Hatchet - The Creeper

    Cheap Trick - Gonna Raise Hell

    The Vibrators - Whips & Furs

    MC5 - Starship

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  20. Another thought: Jump or Eruption by Van Halen

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  22. Yeah, i've got a suggestion. let me think, oh wait i don't have to think, BARBIE GIRL BY AQUA

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  23. How about:

    Pride - Soil
    Man I Am - Soil
    Cold - Static X
    Party Hard - Andrew WK
    Welcome to my life - Simple Plan
    I feel lonley - Boppin' B

    But I think everyone knows: Your songs are the best! And they're fitting you much better then covers ;)

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  24. i actually like anima's. Static X cover would be awesome! And an Party Hard - Andrew WK would be pretty cool too. I still think if you completely changed Just Breath - Pearl Jam, it would sound cool. Dont keep it slow tho. speed it up to like a Supernova Goes Pop style.

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  25. Maybe something from the Pixies...Debaser, Here comes your man, Monkey gone to heaven...So much music, so little time!! =)

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  26. Electric Head pt 1 - White Zombie

    Telepath - Samael

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  27. think about it

    Owner of a Lonely Heart

    just think about it

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  28. So, this is a lyric from a german Punk band: Zaunpfahl

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBAR3QJuT9w
    (---> a video)

    http://www.lyricstime.com/zaunpfahl-genug-ist-zu-wenig-lyrics.html
    (---> germen Lyric)

    Enough is insufficient

    I believe what I hear
    See what I think
    Loosing and winning
    Calm down and destroy
    I mean what I fell
    I’m catching what I love
    Sweating and freezing

    I am that what I don’t want to be
    Listening because I have too
    Wanna learn and forget
    Living just onto my desire
    I lie because it’s better
    Walk off before you catch me so
    Living so how it fits for me
    An unlimited egoist

    I saw enough
    It happens much
    Said enough
    Asked insufficient
    I saw enough
    A coming and going
    Asked too much and said insufficient
    (2 x)

    I’m coming and going
    Stand how I live
    Sleep and awake
    Lie on knees, fighting against it
    I were born and exist
    Am alive, vegetate
    I am sick and survive
    Lying in dying and go

    Ref. (2 x)

    (saw enough)
    An unlimited egoist
    Living just onto my desire
    (saw enough)
    As long as one catch me so
    I impel further so it’s suit for me!




    This is a translation. Hope it works a bit... Maybe you like it.

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  29. I Am Hell- White Zombie
    You're The Best Around from the Karate Kid Soundtrack Joe Esposito. Oh man with some metal and growls this would be nice.
    Anything from the Rocky IV Soundtrack.

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  30. ˝I touch myself" by The DiVinyls.

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  31. I don't think the lyrik "I touch myself" fits to Powerman 5000...
    I don't think they have too xDD

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  32. Chris De Burgh - Don't Pay The Ferryman
    The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Love Theme

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  33. something by the Stones, like "Paint It Black"

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  34. Space Truckin by Deep Purple

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  35. Disturbed - Prayer

    Now you got enough ideas to make a whole new album xD

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  36. Here's another for the pile (and I think this is a great suggestion if I say so myself): MAGNETO AND TITANIUM MAN by Paul McCartney.

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  37. Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

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  38. I've gotta say that your newer style would fit with Ramones, which I'd say a PM5K version of "Beat on the Brat" would be amazing. Or "Suzy Is a Headbanger". Great songs.

    Or just for the heck of it, one of my favorite 90's songs (that's the new 80's): Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give it Away OR something from Nirvana.

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