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Re: 11 Songs I'd Like To Hear Augie March Cover

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  • thegondolaman
    1. Spoon - The Delicate Place 2. The Zombies - Care of Cell 44 3. Otis Redding - Sad Song 4. My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow 5. Nick Drake - Which Will 6.
    Message 1 of 11 , Jun 12, 2010
      1. Spoon - The Delicate Place

      2. The Zombies - Care of Cell 44

      3. Otis Redding - Sad Song

      4. My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow

      5. Nick Drake - Which Will

      6. Guided By Voices - Smothered in Hugs

      7. The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night

      8. Pavement - String of Nashville

      9. Neil Young - Tell Me Why

      10. Nirvana - Oh The Guilt

      11. Blind Willie McTell - Dying Crapshooter's Blues

      - ttttom

      --- In augiemarch@yahoogroups.com, "crapsandwichmalone" <josh.baze@...> wrote:
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      >
      > Hey friends. Been a while.
      >
      > In the interest of facilitating conversation and finding out what people are listening to these days, I pulled together the following: a list of 11 songs I'd like to hear Augie March cover.
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      > Most of these lack some well defined reason for why I imagine I'd like to hear the fellas have a go at them. Most of them just feel right. I can't remember if it's allowed/tolerated/frowned upon 'round here, but below I'm posting a link to a place where you can hear these lovelies if you're not familiar with them.
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      > I'd love to know what the rest of you think. What do you imagine hearing Augie March sing that didn't originally belong to them?
      >
      > The link:
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      > http://www.sendspace.com/file/uw0ul4
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      > My list:
      >
      > 01 - New Art For The People – The Indelicates
      >
      > "But for the cum in your hair / the cocaine on your teeth" has to be the best first line of a song in the history of popular music. The Indelicates are a relatively new British duo that have fast become one of my favorite bands. For some reason, from the first time I heard this song, I thought Glenn could have written it. Maybe it's the "One Crowded Hour" strum at the beginning. Maybe it's a similarity in their lyrical assessment of the music industry that reminded me of "Shithouse Is The New Good." Maybe it's that every time the bombastic fuse gets lit about halfway through, I can't help but think how much better it would be in Augie's hands…
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      > 02 - This One's For You – Ed Harcourt
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      > Simply put, I can't believe this isn't an Augie March song. The melody, the tone of the guitar and piano, the pint-away-from-shambolic way it meanders along like a booze soaked whistle over cobblestone. It sounds like "Here Comes The Night"'s little brother to me…
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      > 03 - The Strap – Mike West
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      > Mike West is Australian, via London, but has spent most of the last 15 years in either New Orleans or Lawrence, KS. His songs remind me of Shel Silverstein's writing, even when, like this one, they're about child abuse. Not sure why I think Augie March could do a really cool cover of this one, but I'm convinced of it.
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      > 04 - Sit Down By The Fire – The Pogues
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      > I don't really need to elaborate on this one, do I?
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      > 05 - Switching Off – Elbow
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      > Elbow are one of maybe two bands I would ever even somewhat compare to Augie March. They are quite great. Guy Garvey is on the medal podium, a step below Glenn for favorite lyricist. I think this song is an excellent example of why. One of very few songs to have made my cry the first time I heard it. I would love to hear Glenn sing this.
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      > 06 - Darling You Were Beautiful Once – William F Gibbs
      >
      > I bought this guy's album without knowing anything about it, other than the title was "My Fellow Sophisticates." I laughed about that the rest of the afternoon. This song could have fit on the back half of "Moo" pretty nicely. Maybe?
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      > 07 - Weather Belle – The The
      >
      > I really miss Matt Johnson's music. I truly don't understand why he's not as well known and highly revered as John Lennon, whom I much less prefer. At any given moment "Dusk" by The The, or "Strange Bird" by Augie March is my favorite ever record. This is from The The's last record, now 10 years ago. Far from a favorite The The song, but one that makes me think of Augie March. I often think Matt Johnson and Glenn sing the same way. If that makes any sense. Probably doesn't…
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      > 08 - I Don't Like The Man I Am – Pete Molinari
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      > Couldn't tell you anything about him, this is the only song of his I know, the lyrics are pretty crap, except for the last four lines of the chorus, which are enough to save the whole damn thing. I'm not sure why I think it would suit Augie to cover it. Just strikes me that way…
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      > 09 - Thistle & Weeds – Mumford & Sons
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      > Mumford & Sons are going to be my surrogate Augie March for the dry spell. The last time I was this excited about a band was when I heard the Waltz EP for the first time. I didn't know a thing about them when I saw them as an opening band about 18 months ago. At the end of their first song, my wife scooped my jaw off the floor and said "you just found your new Augie March, didn't you?" Kind of. One dash Pogues, one dash early Grant Lee Buffalo, and a dash and a half of certain parts of Augie March. One to watch, for sure. I picked this one because it reminds me, somewhat, of "Brundisium."
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      > 10 - Behind The Bunhouse – Mystery Jets
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      > Mystery Jets are one of my three favorite bands right now, and along with Elbow, the only band I can think of I could compare in anyway to Augie March. This song reminds me a great deal of The Hole In Your Roof (the intro is a straight up rip off!), but the way the song builds toward the end is pretty reminiscent to me. Don't miss a chance to see them live. They'll rock your face off.
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      > 11 - Mr Mudd & Mr Gold – Townes Van Zandt
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      > There are a dozen songs of his I'd love to hear Augie March tackle, but, for some reason, this one takes the cake.
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