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    absolute worst must be this one by Metallica some days ago:
    https://youtu.be/I7qyxBFfjDo

    new favourite of mine is Mark Lanegan's cover of nobody home:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-QhrHzfSoY
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    As a Pink Floyd fan (and a new Nightwish fan) I enjoy this cover of High Hopes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2uHKcT12L4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    ...The most Floyd sounding band for me is early Porcupine Tree, you could fool a casual fan into thinking some of it was unreleased PF material...
    EsPeCiAlLy on "Voyage 34" - there is a passage that sounds almost exactly like Wall-era Gilmour (Phase 1 or 2? -can't remember). I would agree that early PT is very close to PF. Steven Wilson has admitted he was heavily influenced by Floyd in the earlier days and almost apologizes for it each time this is mentioned. I say stop apologizing! I absolutely love PT/SW music and have even been known to throw together Floyd AND PT mixes.

    Someone once said Porcupine Tree "picks up where Pink Floyd left off" - this is pretty true, especially the earlier stuff.

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    As I may have mentioned before: Anathema did some heavy and intense covers of Pink Floyd songs live and in studio.

    And RPWL needs to be mentioned here too, imho.
    They did cover Opel, played The Man an the Journey live, and Dogs, and Welcome.. and so on. Catch them if you can.

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    Someone mentioned Robyn Hitchcock earlier... in addition to often playing PF & Syd songs, he's also played some themed shows with some 'Heavy Friends', often for charity, featuring a particular artist or album.

    eg (shows that I know recordings exist for)

    • "The White Album Against The War" Medecins Sans Frontieres Benefit: Second Night, The 3 Kings, Clerkenwell, London, Sunday 8th August, 2004
    • "Syd Barrett Tribute", Medecins Sans Frontieres Benefit Show, 3 Kings Pub, Clerkenwell, London, December 16, 2006
    • "Syd Barrett Tribute", Medecins Sans Frontieres Benefit Show, 3 Kings Pub, Clerkenwell, London, December 17, 2006
    • "Games For May: Syd Barrett Tribute", Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK, May 26, 2007
    • "Abbey Road, etc Second Night": Benefit for MSF, The Three Kings Pub, Clerkenwell, London, UK, November 1, 2009
    • "Revolver, etc", The Three Kings Pub, Clerkenwell, London, UK, August 28, 2011
    • "Revolver, etc", The Three Kings Pub, Clerkenwell, London, UK, August 29, 2011


    The Dec 17 2006, and 2007 Syd shows can be found for streaming & download (in various formats) on the Live Music Archive at:

    2006: https://archive.org/details/robynhitchcock2006-12-17

    2007: https://archive.org/details/robynhitchcock2007-05-26

    Lots of Syd songs played, eg on the May 26, 2007 show:

    CD1

    01 - Mathilda Mother
    02 - Flaming
    03 - The Scarecrow
    04 - Jugband Blues
    05 - See Emily Play
    06 - Bike
    07 - Arnold Layne
    08 - Candy And A Currant Bun
    09 - Pow R Toc H
    10 - Interstellar Overdrive

    CD2

    01 - Terrapin
    02 - Love You
    03 - Late Night
    04 - Long Gone
    05 - If It's In You
    06 - (Wouldn't You Miss Me) Dark Globe
    07 - Dominoes
    08 - Wined and Dined
    09 - Reaction in G
    10 - Astronomy Domine
    11 - Lucifer Sam
    12 - See Emily Play
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    Currently I'm enjoying the sound of this Japanese tribute band: 原始神母 (Google translator renders it as "Original Mother" or "Primitive Deity").

    They may have some imperfections. But They have a lot of energy and sound really good live.

    The link is to a Youtube playlist, so you can see 14 live covers of Pink Floyd songs on the right hand box:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNGU...bblWF0wQKn7AXO

    The videos are from a venue called "Chicken George" in the city of Kobe.


    An example, Atom Heart Mother:

    R.M.

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    Haven't listened to Les doing Animals for at least 15 years now – have recordings of some of those shows and saw him a bunch during that era including the Frog Brigade. Unfortunately, he never did Animals when I saw him (that I can recall) as he was always an opener on a larger bill.

    Anyway… didn't know he had released it and grabbed it and hearing now.

    Some of this is astoundingly good. It's clearly Les, but at times he really reminds me of Chris Squire (an all-time fav bass player of mine) on this recording – such a crunchy tone coming from the bass. He doesn't really use a lot of the Les/Primus rapid thumb slapping either, which is probably a good choice for these songs.

    He channels Roger well on the vocals too and this is just because that's how he sounds, not that he's trying to imitate.

    Thought the guitar players weren't quite up to snuff on Dogs, but they wail on Pigs and Sheep.

    Got to see Oysterhead twice back in 01 (?) and those were phenomenal shows with Trey Anastasio on guitar and Stuart Copeland on drums. Best I ever saw Les. I like Les.

    Sheep now… dang… ��

    Again… sounds like Squire on the Rickenbacker. Probably gonna need a YES fix after this.

    Thanks for the reminder of this and the reintroduction.

    Seriously… DANG!


    String Cheese Incident has dabbled in Floyd and their version of Fearless from 4/20/01 is worth looking up.

    Also did SOYCD not long after Syd passed and it was quite good.

    Phish did DSOTM in 98 and it would have been cool to be there, but it was a one off and I wouldn't say it was overly tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruben77 View Post
    Currently I'm enjoying the sound of this Japanese tribute band: 原始神母 (Google translator renders it as "Original Mother" or "Primitive Deity").

    They may have some imperfections. But They have a lot of energy and sound really good live.

    The link is to a Youtube playlist, so you can see 14 live covers of Pink Floyd songs on the right hand box:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNGU...bblWF0wQKn7AXO

    The videos are from a venue called "Chicken George" in the city of Kobe.


    An example, Atom Heart Mother:





    Beside this band(are they also known as Pink Floyd trips?) I enjoy this Italian band too(see title).
    You can even here some footsteps at the end of Cymbaline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davida View Post
    Beside this band(are they also known as Pink Floyd trips?) I enjoy this Italian band too(see title).
    You can even here some footsteps at the end of Cymbaline.
    Right.

    But don't forget another Italian cover band, here some audio:

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...i-Colli-Padova

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...-Di-Montemerlo

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...-Rubano-Padova

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    My vote goes for Gov't Mule - Dark Side of the Mule.

    A good collection of Floyd classics performed live, and to good standard, by the mighty Mule...

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