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Best Cover Versions
« on: 12 May, 2014, 03:56:53 pm »
We've got the butchered songs thread so seems only fair to have one of these!

I'll get the ball rolling with this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dunKAwRN3P8

It's a pretty revered song and quite a dramatic re-tooling so probably won't appeal to all, but in terms of taking a song I've never been all that fussed about and making it something I really like it's probably one of the most successful covers I've heard. MJK's voice has a lot to do with it of course, he is silk to the ears.

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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #1 on: 12 May, 2014, 04:32:47 pm »
Electric Eel Shock do some awesomely silly covers and are playing about the place this month.

La la la la la la la

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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #2 on: 12 May, 2014, 04:37:01 pm »
Oh also the gloriously named Atomic Bitchwax heavy-up early Floyd well.

Jupiter and Saturn - Oberon, Miranda and Titania

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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #4 on: 12 May, 2014, 07:20:03 pm »
Previous best cover versions thread
https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=37044.0

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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #5 on: 12 May, 2014, 07:47:28 pm »
This thread is the best cover version of that thread.

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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #6 on: 12 May, 2014, 08:01:10 pm »
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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #7 on: 13 May, 2014, 11:06:50 am »
That Floyd cover is a thing of beauty!

And in my defence the other cover versions thread wasn't in the Music section so must be about covers of other things, like books and stuff.

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Re: Best Cover Versions
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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #9 on: 13 May, 2014, 12:49:03 pm »
Slayer's 'War Ensemble' on ukelele

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VznAYy5yL2A

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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #11 on: 15 May, 2014, 11:22:35 am »
Damn, that's good!

Indeed - a great example of how to cover a song (don't just copy it perfectly)

They've got another cover on the same album that one is on ("Sarsippius' Ark"): David Bowie's "Fame"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifzW5TNrIvs


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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #12 on: 15 May, 2014, 12:19:29 pm »
Oh also the gloriously named Atomic Bitchwax heavy-up early Floyd well.

Jupiter and Saturn - Oberon, Miranda and Titania

Oh wow, that was GOOOOD!!!!

My particular fave is almost not a cover.

It is Gary Moore playing Phil Lynott's/Thin Lizzy's 'Black Rose' at a tribute gig to Lynott. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QJl67JwktA

It's not that much of a cover, seeing as Moore actually recorded Black Rose with Lynott on the original LP, but heigh ho, it's still bloody brilliant.  The duelling guitars towards the end always makes my hairs stand up on end.

The clip above is also worth a full watch for the Cowboy Song/Boys are Back in Town cover.

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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #13 on: 15 May, 2014, 01:32:10 pm »
Some great covers mentioned in this and the other thread.  I agree that Johnny Cash's Hurt is one of the finest I have ever heard.  Special mention also goes to Nirvana's Unplugged covers, especially The Man Who Sold The World.

Anyway, the best cover (which I have eventually worked out based on countless pub discussions) is Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends.  OK, the original was intentionally manufactured to suit Ringo's 'unique' voice so isn't The Beatles finest but still, look what Joe did with it.

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Re: Best Cover Versions
« Reply #14 on: 15 May, 2014, 05:33:06 pm »
Good call on that Gary Moore version, he was a curmudgeonly sod but he'll be missed for sure.

also ANY excuse to haul out a Mastodon Thin Lizzy cover :D