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Lies, damned lies and statistics - The gigs and Goldfrapp Covers
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  • This is one of the stats pages from Setlist.fm if anyone is interested.

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    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Band of Skulls covered "Strict Machine"  Not sure if it was on stage.  Probably not.
    Stereophonics covered "Oo La La" on stage (2007?)

    That's about all I could find.  My apologies if they are repeats.
  • No repeats WW. Only know of the Suzi Quatro and Fratellis at the moment. Will look up the Sterophonics.
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Nice spot WW. It was there, but mistakenly labeled as a Faces cover, possibly because they had Ronnie Wood on stage that night and someone can't tell the Stones from their Goldfrapp's. Not any more ! All corrected.
    This is it. No video, just stills.

    Post edited by Urban_Tribesman at 2014-05-02 19:21:01
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Hey WW. Also correct about the Band of Skulls but no sign of them doing it live.  Here is the video of the cover though.

    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Not a cover in the strictist sense, but a mash-up by someone called, well, mashup on YouTube, blending together Let it Take You (the music) with Pharrell Williams Happy (the lyrics).


    Post edited by Urban_Tribesman at 2014-05-02 19:46:12
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Glad I could help.  But, honestly?  I really like Goldfrapp versions of everything best, though the BoS "Strict Machine" ain't too shabby.
  • Hey WW. I agree GF do them best but I think it is a nice compliment that other artists want to cover the songs. It is a sort of artistic respect as I see it. Anyway, we have to talk about something ! Every days a school day!
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • No disagreement.
  • I have a Punk/Glam/Rockabilly band called James Straight and the Wide Stance and being such big Goldfrapp fans we wanted to try and cover "something" so for a while we encored our shows with the Rolling Stones cover by way of Slim Harpo of Shake Your Hips and we would add a section of Ohh La La into the end bit, We called our version Shake Your Ohh La La. Every once and a while someone would approach me after and ask if that was a Goldfrapp song, so some people got it. Here is a You Tube clip of it if members are interested.

  • Ahem


    I take the needle off the Technics and put it in my vein
  • Nice find LuDux. Ahem indeed.
    Antonella Lo Coco from Italian X Factor. Here's a sexy studio version
    http://youtu.be/Yevvw2UI6RI

    And here is her performing it at Italian X Factor. Even copied it down to the style of the back projection. I expected a Wolf Boy to pop up at any minute !


    "Strict Machine" performed at Italian X Factor from Goldfrapp on Vimeo.

    Post edited by Urban_Tribesman at 2014-05-07 18:26:40
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • You know, watching this from Antonella, it makes you realise just what a fantastic set of pipes Alison has.
    To quote someone who goes by the name 'Mr Discopop' (has a blog - look it up) :
    'She is the most fearless, accomplished pop vocalist of our generation. And quite possibly the next'.
    Praise indeed, especially as he is dead right !
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • the difference in quality between Alison and an average singer is embarrassing ... It' like to see Bolt running against a little baby that have just learned to walk
  • It is a breath-taking difference.  Especially when it comes to modern music where even caterwauling is allowed.