Best covers you've heard.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:13 AM
So if you can find them on the web, put 'em up so we can have a look.
So pretty this is my inspiration. Australia youth radio station Triple J does a segment called 'Like A Version' where an artist (generally an Aussie or an artist currently touring), comes in and does a cover of their choice. There have been some absolute crackers over the years.
Here's one of my favourites, from last year, was pretty funny actually.
Sarah Blasko performing Outkast's 'Hey Ya'.
And the original.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:25 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:40 AM
and the original classic
The best is is probaly Johnny Cash's Hurt
My favourite cover is GNR's Knockin On Heaven's Door
Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:04 AM
Metallica's version isn't that great, no where near the original.
Gonna have to say J.J Cales song Cocaine covered by Eric Clapton.
I like J.J Cales version better but it's still a good cover.
Lazy linker I know.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:06 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:43 AM
Fear Factory's version of Gary Numan's "Cars".
And FFDP's version of Bad Company's "Bad Company".
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:33 PM
As for covers... well... I know of a few... Don't worry, these following bands are for real...
Cover of "20 Buck Spin" by Pale Divine, awesome cover...
And the original song...
Aaaah... such a relief to hear GOOD music, not the tripe that the mass media pushes.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:47 PM
guns n roses - knocking on heavens door
Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:39 PM
Stone Temple Pilots - "Dancing Days" (originally by Led Zeppelin)
Stone Temple Pilots - "Revolution" (originally by The Beatles)
Stone Temple Pilots - "Break On Through (To The Other Side)" (originally by The Doors)
Green Day - "Working Class Hero" (originally by John Lennon)
The Doors - "Gloria" (originally by Them)
There's more I know of, just gotta remember them.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:57 PM
Not as good as the original, but still a pretty decent listen like. Ignore the first couple seconds of Ask Me Anything.
Edited by mark-2007, 24 March 2011 - 05:00 PM.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:09 PM
SLEEP's cover of Black Sabbath's "Lord Of This World"
Blue Cheer's cover of The Rolling Stones' legendary "Satisfaction"
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:50 PM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:37 PM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:15 PM
Would have been better if the song wasn't running in the background. Nonetheless, it's great
Note: The video wouldn't show up here, so I had to post a link up.
Edited by Drift-Kingz, 24 March 2011 - 08:17 PM.
Posted 25 March 2011 - 02:41 AM
As much as I love The Blanks cover of Hey Ya!, my favorite would have to be Feeder's rendition of The Power Of Love, originally sung by Frankie Goes To Hollywood:
Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:03 AM
ORGY-Blue Monday originally sung by New Order.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:35 AM
A band most noted for taking inside info (Lars Ulrich) and creating BLISTERING originals of songs known from the original NWOBHM that American audiences were just not familiar with, and as such, thought Metallica were showcasing their own new music!
This happens a lot, and while being tricked, the band can't be faulted when they do it masterfully. Some cases, each cover presents a worthy take on a song, There are plenty of them, so I think this thread has plenty of life as such... Let's brainstorm a bit more ppl!
Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:32 PM
and Queen's Get Down Make Love
RATM covering The Stooges' Down on the Street
Marilyn Manson covering Tainted Love (can't remember who did the original)
Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:42 PM
I saw an interview with Gloria Jones a few years ago and she said the Soft Cell cover was better than her version.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:59 PM
Not known World wide, but someday, since I am dedicated to spreading the name of Earl Root in his honor, keep the man and band's legacy alive.
One of the Root of All Evil traditions was a special metal radio show of ALL COVERS and since he passed away, Tim H who co-hosted for many a year, continues it annually in a show aptly titled Cover Your Ears
It covers all covers we can muster in a 5 hour span of music, with NO commercial air play! Unprecedented!
In the rock genre again... TESLA, a band out of Sacramento California, you may have heard of, struck sonic gold with Little Suzi. A song that is again, a cover, an obscure Simon Philips band called Ph.D! It took forever for me to find this info.
Black Crowes cover of John Lennon's Jealous Guy is one of the all-time best, if you ask me. TRULY, because I did hear their version first, but I went back and got a Lennon Best of and then found his melancholy version at slower tempo felt like the Unplugged one, it was again genius
Edited by Slamman, 09 August 2011 - 05:12 PM.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:04 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:24 AM
Here are two different Elvis covers that seem to keep popping up when I have my MP3 player on random.
The Cramps - Jailhouse rock.
Devo - Don't be Cruel. For some reason the person who posted this vid put three songs on it - skip to 3:25 for "Don't be Cruel" - it's worth it.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:57 AM
I'm quite fond of what Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross do.
Original by Led Zeppelin.
And this counts, right?
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