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04-07-2019, 20:47   #1
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Rikand's Walrus Reveal!

Welcome Welcome Welcome to Rikand's Walrus Reveal!



First of all, let me just say how much I really really appreciate, that nobody submitted Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah. Of all the cover versions i have ever heard, it is hands down my absolute 100% least favourite cover version of all time. One person almost submitted it and if they had stuck with it, I would have awarded them -200 points. That is how much i despise the song.

And its not that I hate Jeff Buckley or Leonard Cohen, I don't. I just HATE that version of the song. I mean, I dont like any version of that song that has been done by anybody, but the Jeff Buckley version is my least favourite cover version of a song ever. And I love other Jeff Buckley stuff, like Grace and Last Goodbye, but Hallelujah, like........ Jesus......
Just let me catch a moment here cause I'm actually shaking my head and grinding my teeth, such is my hatred for the song

and......

..... well maybe I should stop dwelling on this and just get ready to get on with the reveal
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04-07-2019, 20:58   #2
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When I think of great cover versions, two songs that always come to my mind are these ones





For me, they hit the sweet spot as regards cover versions. They are both a different style compared to the original. Betoko's being a loungy chilled out house style and Seether's being rock. Both of them absolutely blew me away when I first heard them. The Seether track was just something that I did not expect and I instantly loved it. And while I adore George Michaels, the cover version just brought a dimension to the song I didnt know there could be...... and I loved it!
Wicked game I listened to on repeat for days, weeks in fact and I never got sick or tired of it. It was just my jam, sweet flavoursome jam. Just a beautifully mixed piece of music with Gemma Hayes' incredible vocals.

So anyways, enough about what I love from my past, lets get on with the present and see is there anything I'm going to listen for the future!

Here are 15 songs that I think are all better than Hallelujah, though one of them, not by much ...
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04-07-2019, 21:01   #3
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This is gonna be fun

No gifs from me though I'm on mobile this eve
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04-07-2019, 21:02   #4
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I'm nervous!

...and excited
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04-07-2019, 21:02   #5
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Ah man, I’m fecked already
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04-07-2019, 21:04   #6
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Is anyone tempted to post Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah just to see Rikand have another rant?









No?









Just me then
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04-07-2019, 21:06   #7
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Structure of reveals ::

Position : Name of song

My thoughts on the song

Song link

Points earned and name of the person in a spoiler, just for that little bit of secrecy for the rest of the entrants as things are revealed
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04-07-2019, 21:16   #8
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15th place :: I am the walrus - Oasis (Beatles Cover Version)

Let me continue my controversial thoughts with something else controversial. I'm not a big fan of the Beatles. My mother loved the Beatles growing up and when I came home one day saying i liked the beatles, she was thrilled. That Christmas I then got beatles guitar learning books (because I play guitar), song books, lyrics books and all sorts. However, I only really like the beatles because my friends were all wetting themselves over that Beatles Anthology thing that was released in the late 90's, early 00's time frame. It was a time when I had to hide my obsession with electronic music so I just liked whatever my friends liked to fit in with the crowd

Anyways, our 15th place entrant submitted a song that was originally by The Beatles and then covered by a band who I also dont have a whole pile of love for, Oasis. Like, I like Noel and when he was left to sing shows by himself, i actually thought he was quite good. And while yes Liam sings some songs very well, I cant help but feel that he is a total pretentious wanker of the highest order and the way he strains out his vocals in this song just makes me want to smash him in the face repeatedly with the underside of a toilet seat. I do like some Oasis songs though. Dont look back in anger for example, but a lot of them, like this cover version, I could have done without in my life



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Lol don’t hold back, Rikand.
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Awww

Admittedly I only entered it as I couldn't get it out of my head in conjunction with the game name

I dont really like it myself!
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Not sure if the guy who suggested my next offering is in thread, but based on what I described above, he might having one or two regrets, lol.
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Awww

Admittedly I only entered it as I couldn't get it out of my head in conjunction with the game name

I dont really like it myself!
Sorry necro, but thats what you get for threatening to post Hallelujah on thread
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04-07-2019, 21:24   #13
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14th Place :: Mother Nature's Son - Harry Nilsson (Beatles Cover Version)

Another Beatles cover and you know, it's not terrible. The singer is a GREAT hummer. Like he has a beautiful silky voice and he hums a tune, really really well but it just didn't do it for me at all. Just not my thing and just not for me. Sorry



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04-07-2019, 21:30   #14
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Knew I was sunk after the first reveal (not a guy btw ) do love Nillsson though
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Oh this is going to be interesting. I was seriously torn between 2 songs for this one and have constantly kicked myself for not submitting the other one.
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