I would like to see a male duet between Leonard Cohen ...

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I would like to see a duet between Leonard Cohen ...

Tom Waits
7
35%
Bob Dylan
2
10%
Roger Waters
2
10%
Mick Jagger
1
5%
Bono
1
5%
Damien Rice
0
No votes
Frank Zappa
0
No votes
John Cale
1
5%
Nick Cave
5
25%
Lou Reed
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20
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Post by Manna » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:05 pm

Leonard would be tar (from the million cigarettes), Tom the gravel, at least to my ear. Glad you liked it.

Hadn't noticed the other yet. Forgive me, I'm new. :oops:
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Post by Steven » Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:22 pm

Though not on the voting list, I'd like to see a duet with Richie Havens
and Leonard Cohen. Coming to mind as an ideal song is, "If It
Be Your Will." Another good pairing, though not particularly for
this song, would be with Krishna Das.
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Post by Diane » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:47 pm

Pete said:
It's got to be this....
there is a spoken tempo to this song.
I can hear the duet now.
Pete, I can hear the duet too.

Here's Roger singing it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duO0jNUYOg8

Leonard Cohen and Roger Waters could have sung together in the past also:
That's a hard one to remember,
yes it makes you clench your fist.
And then the veins stand out like highways,
all along your wrist...
it's just a dress rehearsal rag.

LC, Dress Rehearsal Rag
Thought I oughta bare my naked feelings,
Thought I oughta tear the curtain down.
I held the blade in trembling hands...
I never had the nerve to make the final cut.

Roger Waters, The Final Cut
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Post by Pete » Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:45 pm

Diane wrote:Pete said:
It's got to be this....
there is a spoken tempo to this song.
I can hear the duet now.
Pete, I can hear the duet too.

Here's Roger singing it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duO0jNUYOg8

Leonard Cohen and Roger Waters could have sung together in the past also:
That's a hard one to remember,
yes it makes you clench your fist.
And then the veins stand out like highways,
all along your wrist...
it's just a dress rehearsal rag.

LC, Dress Rehearsal Rag
Thought I oughta bare my naked feelings,
Thought I oughta tear the curtain down.
I held the blade in trembling hands...
I never had the nerve to make the final cut.

Roger Waters, The Final Cut
Diane.
I have the DVD with this on..'In the Flesh'
Also have the audio cd of the show but I have to say that watching the dvd is very emotional.....especially towards the end when he does much of his solo stuff from 'Amused to Death'. Pink Floyd were never the same when they split.
The Final Cut is really a Roger Waters album as far as I'm concerned :)

I think Leonard should guest next time Roger Waters do a tour. There have been many guest artists for 'Comfortably Numb'

BTW Lizzy..you asked about 'It's a Miracle'. This link given by Diane answers the question. I love the drum input and the guitar at the end.

Diane... they could also do 'Democracy'..lyrically it's on the same wavelength....
Thanks for the youtube link..now I'm inspired to play the dvd again!!
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Post by Diane » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:33 am

I think Leonard should guest next time Roger Waters do a tour.
Yes, and David Gilmour should walk onstage in a surprise appearance and inject a soaring guitar solo into Hallelujah.

And we'll be there Pete, in the crowd. Oh, we will.
Pink Floyd were never the same when they split.
The Final Cut is really a Roger Waters album as far as I'm concerned


Never quite the same. It is his album. An excellent, dark, angry, political album.

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Post by Medusa0blongata » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:36 am

I voted Tom Waits, which would be great to see, but I'd actually like to see Leonard do something with Trent Reznor.
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Post by Teratogen » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:46 am

I picked Mick Jagger only because it would be something new. Most of the other guys already have something to do with Leonard and I think people are undermining the oftentimes sullen and wonderful lyrical abilities of Mick Jagger. "Angie," "Wild Horses," and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" or some of the saddest songs ever written. I'm a big John Cale fan, and an even bigger Lou Reed fan, and I really dig Frank Zappa, even though he's the only deceased member on this poll (not to mention the most out-there choice), but for some Reason I think about them all and Mick is the only one that stands out to me as the most interesting combination with Leonard.
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Post by Manna » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:31 pm

You make a good point, T. I was thinking about a collabloration between Rod Stewart & our LC for similar reasons. Rod has such an incredible, bluesy, warm, slightly over-the-top style and voice that I think they would contrast and compliment in interesting ways.
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Post by Katrina » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:36 am

I voted Bob Dylan but I'd love to see him duet with Tom Waits ir Nick Cave. However Bono makes me want to puke, no offence to anyone who likes him.
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Post by A.Borissenko » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:20 am

I voted Waits, simply because I admire both of them, and Leonard's voice right now is, though not as... the only way I can safely say it is "Tom Waits...ie" as Tom Waits himself... is very similar to Tom's, and the fact that they started out the same way (very classically, Acoustic and Piano are quite similar to me :P ) and how they went to into similar things (a lot of synthisisars [it's late and I can't spell :oops: ] and some industrial music) they would make an excellent combination in my eyes...

I would love to hear the two of them sing any song from either of the 3 80s/90s Cohen albums (Various Positions, I'm Your Man, The Future)... :wink:


As for who ever voted "Bob Dylan"... had Dylan not sung back-up for a song in "Death of a Ladies Man"? I remember reading it somewhere, but I have not heard the album myself...
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Post by Teratogen » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:14 am

Yes, Dylan and Allen Ginsberg sang backup on that song. What a wonderful trio!!!
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Post by lizzytysh » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:53 pm

Wasn't the back-up for "Don't Go Home . . . "? Or, was it not for that? If not, what was it?


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Post by Katrina » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:45 pm

How exciting!! I've just googled it and apparently Bob Dylan did the backing vocals for 'Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On'!! Never knew that - will have to give it another listen now!!
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Post by Teratogen » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:04 am

Yes, yes, yes... I just said all this. Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg (don't forget Allen now) did the backup vocals for "Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On." With Specter's insane wall-of-sound productions it's really nearly impossible to hear either of them, but if you pay attention close enough you'll hear this annoyingly high-pitched nasal voice during the chorus and I'm assuming it belonged to Dylan.
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Post by lizzytysh » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:28 pm

. . . you'll hear this annoyingly high-pitched nasal voice during the chorus and I'm assuming it belonged to Dylan.
I think my cat would, too :wink: . Though, I've always like Dylan's annoyingly high-pitched nasal voice... how my cat and I can make such a departure, I'll never know. You'd think I've never heard the caterwauling that has spoken to her so preciously in the middle of the night. How soon we forget, eh, Sarah :wink: ?


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