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2008-01-09 15:53
Shadow

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 319
Covers that you thought were original C64 tunes..

Back in the eighties/early nineties I was a HUGE nerd that never went 'out' or listened to music or whatever the cool kids did (OK, all of the aforementioned still applies, but.. :D)
That meant that pretty much the only music I listened to came from the glorious SID chip. In the years since there has been many occasions where I've heard a tune on the radio/TV/mp3 and gone "WOW! They made a cover of the tune from demo X" and then a second later "Uhmm.. wait a minute.. it was probably the other way around".
Some notable examples:
* Domino Dancing / Pet Shop boys. I thought this was a C64 original up until I heard it on the radio a couple of years ago :D
* The tune from some Success demo, turned out to be a Koto cover
* The superb introtune from Partytrap. It was not until I read the comments here on CSDB that I realized it was a cover.

OK, am I the only one who has experienced this? :D
 
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2019-01-31 00:56
Cruzer

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 995
A few more I got reminded of now that this thread is resurrected...
Moz(Ic)Art - Surrender - cover of Bomb the Bass - Don't Let Me Wait.
JCH - Secret Land - cover of Sandra - Secret Land.
2019-01-31 09:18
Raistlin

Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 147
This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgXGw_kXpc .. the Robocop music. Clearly a cover of the Ariston advert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqHkGX6VrUQ

;-)
2019-01-31 17:19
iAN CooG

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 2204
/me looks at STIL.txt and wonders why we even bother to provide it if no one even tries to have a peek in it...
2019-01-31 17:27
Cruzer

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 995
Does STIL.txt say which sceners thought which covers were original SID tunes?
2019-01-31 18:57
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9033
If it didnt, wouldnt it be kinda useless?!
2019-01-31 19:45
Stone

Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 131
Quote: Does STIL.txt say which sceners thought which covers were original SID tunes?

HAHAHA :'D
2019-02-01 07:46
Grue

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 128
Matt Grays Vendetta #1 is heavily inspired by Jarre's Tokyo kid. Its not mentioned in stil.txt even its very clear :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avcClHlecLo
2019-02-04 21:32
Stone

Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 131
Some guy has covered Fort Battle theme from The Last of the Mohicans on the C64.
2019-02-04 23:56
iAN CooG

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 2204
Quote: Matt Grays Vendetta #1 is heavily inspired by Jarre's Tokyo kid. Its not mentioned in stil.txt even its very clear :)

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


"Inspired by" is different from "it's a cover of"
2019-02-05 07:51
Fred

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 198
Quote: "Inspired by" is different from "it's a cover of"

It's better to say "Covers the beginning."
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