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Postby Liger » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:38 pm

Bic Runga is a smiths fan
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:00 pm

Liger wrote:Bic Runga is a smiths fan

don't make me google help me out here?



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Postby Still Ill » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:45 pm

Grim O'Grady wrote:<!--quoteo(post=24977:date=Apr 20 2006, 10:38 PM:name=Liger)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Liger @ Apr 20 2006, 10:38 PM) [snapback]24977[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->
Bic Runga is a smiths fan

don't make me google help me out here?



Ha ha. I got curious myself.
<a href="http://www.bicrunga.net.nz/" target="_blank">Here's her picture</a>, I know nothing else about her or her music.
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Postby Shakespeare's Sister » Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:39 am

Bic Runga is a New Zealand singer/songwriter. She had a very popular song called "Sway" a few years back but not much since, to my understanding anyway.
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Postby Liger » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:36 am

Oops sorry grim and others!
Bic is a singer songwriter from here in NZ.
She has actually released music since Sway( a couple of albums i am sure of), and has toured extensively.
I still dont think she is very well known though.
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Postby scavenger » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:21 pm

I read an interview with Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) where he went on about being an obsessive Morrissey fan. He called it a problem actually. He has this need to collect absolutely everything released by Moz from the regular releases all the way to the Japanese releases. And of course, he did record "Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey." :lol:

and if im not mistaken, conor oberst is another admirer of our Moz.
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Postby Qvist » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:47 pm

<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Like, The Cardigans have pointed out The Smiths as one of their most prominent influences - and in some of their early tracks you could hear that, but not so much in their later work, me thinks.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Very true! A song like Rise and Shine clearly owes much to them, with its lovely Marr-like guitar line. Maybe that's why I liked their early work much better than the later.

Now, given this impressive collection of high-powered rock icons who are avowed fans, how come nobody can get a decent lineup together for a tribute album? Just imagine Bowie doing a song like Late Night, Maudlin Street (ok, not a Smiths song, but perhaps of all Morrissey's solo work the closest in spirit to The Smiths), or Smashing Pumpkins doing These things take time, or Oasis doing You've got everything now, or Radiohead How soon is now or Meat is Murder just to pick a few that would suit their respective tributers in my opinion.

Hm, a fun notion, that. To add some couple more:

The Cardigans doing "William, it was really nothing"
REM doing "Well, I wonder".
Iggy Pop doing "Still Ill"
U2 doing "There is a Light that never goes out"
Depeche Mode doing "Back to the old house"
Lloyd Cole doing "Half a Person"
Nick Cave doing "What difference does it make?" (don't know if he's a fan though).

Jeff Buckley of course already did "The Boy with the thorn in his side" and very beautifully too. As we know, he is sadly not in a position to do it again.

Simon LeBon, Boy George and Green Day could just take a hike, And Gene could just do one of their own songs, nobody would be able to tell the difference. :D

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Postby stanyewest » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:08 pm

erm qvist Morrisey/Smiths covers I have are....

Jeff Buckley-Boy with the thorn in his side
Sandy Shaw-Jeane
Billy Bragg-Jeane and Panic
Pete Doherty-Jeane
Chris martin and the Gallachers-Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before
Schneider TM-There is a light that will never go out
The Killers-Why don't you find out for yourself

btw Killers are big Morrisey fans.

Also there's a band called Pretty Girls Make Graves
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Postby Truman Capote » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:07 am

I would love The Smashing Pumpkins to do WELL I WONDER.
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Postby some_dizzy_whore_1804 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:10 pm

The idea of Smashing Pumpkins doing the Smiths???
It would be so beautiful I would bawl my eyes out!!!

I really like Reel Big Fish's version of "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Sucessful", even tho they don't know the words!
Also Amanda Palmer from the Dresden Doll is a fan!

Off topic- I think Bic Runga's real name is Bec, but those kiwi accents it sounds like "Bic" ArrgH! No offence Liger! I LOVE your country!!! Which reminds me... i should get around to getting my kiwi passport
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