Jay Farrar Covers Project

derekf
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Re: Jay Farrar Covers Project

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widespreadchanges wrote:
derekf wrote:I know some folks around here are not always happy with Jay and company closing shows with covers, given his "rich back catalog" (I can't recall who said that) but I view it differently. I love it when I go to a show, any show, and the band pays homage to a band that came before or influenced them in some way. In that spirit, I've been working on this for a while.

Ain't No More Cane
Apartment # 9
Are You Ready For The Country
Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way
Armagideon Time
Atomic Power
Baby Blue
Baby, Please Don't Go
Back To The Country
Blue Eyes
Born To Be Wild
Cairo Blues
Can't Find My Way Back To Texas
Candyman
Carmelita
Carmelita-Sound Check
Child Of The Moon
Cinnamon Girl
Cocaine Blues
Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown
Communication Breakdown
Cortez the Killer
Dead Flowers
Devil In Disguise
Do-Re-Mi
Down by the River
Drug Store Truck Driving Man
Effigy
Fannin Street
Fortunate Son
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Give Back The Key To My Heart
Goin' Down South
Going, Going, Gone
Good Times
Good Year For The Roses
A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
Hello Goodbye
Hello There
Hickory Wind
Holocaust
Home of the Blues
I'm A Little Uneasy
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
I'm Not That Kat Anymore
I'm not that Kat Anymore Sound Check
I've Got to Know
I Drink Stag
I Found That Essence Rare
I Got A Right
I Still Miss Someone
I Wanna Destroy You
I Wanna Destroy You
Is Anybody Going to San Antone
John Hardy
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Last Time Around
Left In The Dark
Like a Hurricane
Little Guitars
Lonesomem, On'ry and Mean
Lookin' At The World Through A Windshield
Love's Gonna Live Here Again
Love's Gonna Live Here Again
Love You To
Lucifer Sam
Made In Japan
Maggie's Farm
Mendocino
Mercedes Benz
Moonshiner
Mr. Soul
Mystifies Me
No Depression
No Matter What
Open All Night
Orange Blossom Special
Otherside
Please Don't Bury Me
Powderfinger
Rex's Blues
Roll Another Number
Shake Some Action
She's More to be Pitied
Sin City
Sing Me Back Home
Sing Me Back Home
Sometimes
Song To Woody
Suzy Q
Texas Me
Thanks A Lot
Tomorrow Never Knows
Truck Drivin' Man
Tulsa County
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part- Sound Check
Wallflower
Wasn't Born To Follow
Weary Blues From Waiting
Weighted Down (The Prison Song)
Whiskey Bottle
White Freightliner Blues
Willin'
You're Still On My Mind
Your Gentle Way Of Lovin' Me
15 Absolutely Sweet Marie
16 Absolutely Sweet Marie
2000 Light Years From Home
5D (with Roger McGuinn)

Before posting a link to download, I wanted to make sure that first there is a desire to hear the collection and second, that it won't piss anyone in authority off. Perhaps Mark Spencer will weigh in on the subject. I tried to only include live shit that isn't commercially available and in a couple of cases there are 2 versions because I couldn't figure out which one I liked better.

Now, if only Jay would discover his inner Black Sabbath.

Anyhow, let me know, I'll be back tomorrow.
Hey Derek

I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say 2000 Light Years is not the Green Day song. You even included Mystifies Me. That's a huge number of cover songs...
Hello.

2000 Light Years From Home is by the Rolling Stones and Mystifies Me is by the Stones' Ronnie Wood from his solo album entitled I've Got My Own Album to Do.

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Re: Jay Farrar Covers Project

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derekf wrote:I know some folks around here are not always happy with Jay and company closing shows with covers, given his "rich back catalog" (I can't recall who said that) but I view it differently. I love it when I go to a show, any show, and the band pays homage to a band that came before or influenced them in some way. In that spirit, I've been working on this for a while.

Ain't No More Cane
Apartment # 9
Are You Ready For The Country
Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way
Armagideon Time
Atomic Power
Baby Blue
Baby, Please Don't Go
Back To The Country
Blue Eyes
Born To Be Wild
Cairo Blues
Can't Find My Way Back To Texas
Candyman
Carmelita
Carmelita-Sound Check
Child Of The Moon
Cinnamon Girl
Cocaine Blues
Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown
Communication Breakdown
Cortez the Killer
Dead Flowers
Devil In Disguise
Do-Re-Mi
Down by the River
Drug Store Truck Driving Man
Effigy
Fannin Street
Fortunate Son
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Give Back The Key To My Heart
Goin' Down South
Going, Going, Gone
Good Times
Good Year For The Roses
A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
Hello Goodbye
Hello There
Hickory Wind
Holocaust
Home of the Blues
I'm A Little Uneasy
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
I'm Not That Kat Anymore
I'm not that Kat Anymore Sound Check
I've Got to Know
I Drink Stag
I Found That Essence Rare
I Got A Right
I Still Miss Someone
I Wanna Destroy You
I Wanna Destroy You
Is Anybody Going to San Antone
John Hardy
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Last Time Around
Left In The Dark
Like a Hurricane
Little Guitars
Lonesomem, On'ry and Mean
Lookin' At The World Through A Windshield
Love's Gonna Live Here Again
Love's Gonna Live Here Again
Love You To
Lucifer Sam
Made In Japan
Maggie's Farm
Mendocino
Mercedes Benz
Moonshiner
Mr. Soul
Mystifies Me
No Depression
No Matter What
Open All Night
Orange Blossom Special
Otherside
Please Don't Bury Me
Powderfinger
Rex's Blues
Roll Another Number
Shake Some Action
She's More to be Pitied
Sin City
Sing Me Back Home
Sing Me Back Home
Sometimes
Song To Woody
Suzy Q
Texas Me
Thanks A Lot
Tomorrow Never Knows
Truck Drivin' Man
Tulsa County
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part- Sound Check
Wallflower
Wasn't Born To Follow
Weary Blues From Waiting
Weighted Down (The Prison Song)
Whiskey Bottle
White Freightliner Blues
Willin'
You're Still On My Mind
Your Gentle Way Of Lovin' Me
15 Absolutely Sweet Marie
16 Absolutely Sweet Marie
2000 Light Years From Home
5D (with Roger McGuinn)

Before posting a link to download, I wanted to make sure that first there is a desire to hear the collection and second, that it won't piss anyone in authority off. Perhaps Mark Spencer will weigh in on the subject. I tried to only include live shit that isn't commercially available and in a couple of cases there are 2 versions because I couldn't figure out which one I liked better.

Now, if only Jay would discover his inner Black Sabbath.

Anyhow, let me know, I'll be back tomorrow.
Hey Derek

I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say 2000 Light Years is not the Green Day song. You even included Mystifies Me. That's a huge number of cover songs...

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Post by wrecking ball operator »

I didn't see Waylon's "Stop the World and Let Me Off" anywhere on the lists or addendums.

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Post by Tokyo Fan »

derekf wrote:I guess it's semantics but the idea was cover songs performed (sung) by Jay, not Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo or the Boquist brothers. You can hear Don't Cry No Tears on youtube though the recording is not so great. The couple of songs listed twice were due to me not being sure which version I liked better. Before whoever decided megaupload was illegal, there was a link to a download of all these songs.
Got it (on sung by Jay).
Yes, even I understood how to use megaupload.

I don't know what those 2 versions of Absolutely Sweet Marie were, but I think the w/Ben Gibbard version is fantastic.

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Post by derekf »

I guess it's semantics but the idea was cover songs performed (sung) by Jay, not Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo or the Boquist brothers. You can hear Don't Cry No Tears on youtube though the recording is not so great. The couple of songs listed twice were due to me not being sure which version I liked better. Before whoever decided megaupload was illegal, there was a link to a download of all these songs.

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Post by Tokyo Fan »

Yeah, Old Dutch is sung by one of the Boquist brothers and then Seven to a Room is sung by the other brother. It's done by the band, though, so in my book it counts.

I wasn't sure on writing credits.

Pocahontas is on that 2007 Live at the Mystic show. I can't remember who uploaded it here. But I'm assuming I got it from this board.

Wow, I didn't know about Don't Cry No Tears. I'd love to have that.

There's a few songs on your list that are listed twice. Is that because the band members are different? Or you're listing each performance? Or just s typo? (And I see Absolutely Sweet Marie down at the bottom, too.)

Over 100 songs!

derekf
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Post by derekf »

I always thought of Truck Stop Girl as more of a Kelly Willis cover than a Jay Farrar one even if the whole band is backing her on it. And what I remember of Seven to a Room and Old Dutch is they were written (and sung) by one or both of the Boquists.

As for additions to the list, I found the following:

Yellow Walls (Jackson C. Frank)
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Obviously Five Believers

Jay and Ben Gibbard performed Don't Cry No Tears together and New Multitudes closed at least one show with Pastures of Plenty which was very jammy though I can't locate the file at the moment.

I can't find Pocahontas.

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Post by Tokyo Fan »

And does anyone know who wrote Old Dutch and Seven to a Room?

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Post by Tokyo Fan »

I see Armagideon Time was already on the list.

How about Old Dutch, Seven to a Room and Truck Stop Girl?

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Post by Tokyo Fan »

I started working on the exact same project, got bogged down, searched Google... and found this! Fantastic.

So with this as a base, I guess the only additions would be from the last 5 years.

Absolutely Sweet Marie (from NPR recorded show with Ben Gibbard)
Pocahontas (live at Mystic 2007)
Armagideon Time (live at the Orange Peel)

Anything else?

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Post by Lawrence Fan »

Dang, a four year old thread. What page did you find this on? Anyway, I don't know that this project ever bore fruit. Did it? Anyone? Bueler?

loose_string
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Post by loose_string »

Hey everybody. It's been a while.

Could somebody please repost this Covers Project for me?

derekf
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Post by derekf »

dEvRoNiKa wrote:I have a recording of Son Volt (and Canyon & Richard Buckner, if I'm not mistaken) doing "Godzilla".

Want it?
Don't be insane, of course we do.

LF, I had that show with Ripple on it but that hard drive died. Feel free to submit that, too.

Thanks again for everyone's kind words.

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Post by dEvRoNiKa »

I have a recording of Son Volt (and Canyon & Richard Buckner, if I'm not mistaken) doing "Godzilla".

Want it?

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Post by Sachsen »

Wonderful! A buncha new Jay tunes in my ears is water in the desert. Thanks.

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