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: Best Cover Versions
: Keef Monkey 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 (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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: CrazyFoxMachine 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq3ngpGMgU8)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHEPG-0_QD8)
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: DaveGYNWA 12 May, 2014, 06:00:14 PM
The plague that makes your booty move, it's the Infectious Grooves! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eORgaojWu6o)

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: flip-r mk2 12 May, 2014, 07:20:03 PM
Previous best cover versions thread
https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=37044.0

filippo
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: CrazyFoxMachine 12 May, 2014, 07:47:28 PM
This thread is the best cover version of that thread.
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: flip-r mk2 12 May, 2014, 08:01:10 PM
 :D

filippo
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: Keef Monkey 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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: JohnMcF 13 May, 2014, 11:23:26 AM
Camper Van am the man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rY6JWRDn1Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rY6JWRDn1Q)
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: DaveGYNWA 13 May, 2014, 12:49:03 PM
Slayer's 'War Ensemble' on ukelele

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VznAYy5yL2A
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: TordelBack 13 May, 2014, 01:23:09 PM
The plague that makes your booty move, it's the Infectious Grooves! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eORgaojWu6o)

Damn, that's good!
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: DaveGYNWA 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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: shaolin_monkey 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHEPG-0_QD8)

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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: Recrewt 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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: CrazyFoxMachine 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfkjecg0pRY) :D

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: Ghost MacRoth 15 May, 2014, 05:39:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTyePL5JvVI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4

Both very good, and while I like the original of both, I prefer the covers more.
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: shaolin_monkey 15 May, 2014, 05:43:13 PM

also ANY excuse to haul out a Mastodon Thin Lizzy cover (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfkjecg0pRY) :D

Oh ya beauty!!!  Not heard this before.  That's a fantastic fusion of two of my favourite bands!!!  Glad to hear the Mastodon drummer not going too mad with his jazz fills this time.  ;)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 15 May, 2014, 05:50:03 PM
If you want an UTTERLY baffling Floyd cover as well modprog lot Astra have got you covered:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTtcYfvuO4I

It's like they've picked up a cover and ran off with it, quite mad.
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: shaolin_monkey 15 May, 2014, 06:04:17 PM
If you want an UTTERLY baffling Floyd cover as well modprog lot Astra have got you covered:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTtcYfvuO4I

It's like they've picked up a cover and ran off with it, quite mad.

Oh man, this stuff is GOLD!!  I loved the hell out of that one mate.  You're right though - it's only when the lyrics cut in you realise 'oh yeah, this is a cover'.
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: Colin YNWA 15 May, 2014, 08:10:33 PM
Sure I've done these before but off the top of my head I always go for 'Superstar' by Sonic Youth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y21VecIIdBI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y21VecIIdBI)

and Flaming Lip's cover of Kylie's 'Can't get you out of my head'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFREWbwgIMA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFREWbwgIMA)

Oh and Johnny Cash's astonishing ability to do 'Mercy Seat' better than the stunning Nick Cave original

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGGSTiDOjKU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGGSTiDOjKU)
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: Keef Monkey 16 May, 2014, 09:42:42 AM
I'll need to give all these links a proper watch later on. Cash did some great covers, seem to remember his version of Soundgarden's 'Rusty Cage' being really good too.

Never been a fan of Black Sabbath (I know, it's not cool to say that, I've just never really been keen on Ozzy's voice) but I have always loved War Pigs mainly thanks to Faith No More's cover being on a VHS tape I had as a kid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhIMf61NeB8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhIMf61NeB8)

In fact, they've been responsible for a lot of cracking covers over the years. I was at one of their gigs a couple years back where twice during the show they broke off mid-song to play a lovely rendition of the Eastenders theme (found a video of it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xAU-9flSCQ#t=148 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xAU-9flSCQ#t=148)).

The first time was funny but the fact they did it twice during pretty heavy songs was just genius, totally broke me.
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: DrRocka 16 May, 2014, 10:12:14 AM
Bizarrely enough Keef, I dug out my copy of Faith No More's greatest hits yesterday, still sound as fresh as the day I first heard 'em. I remember seeing 'em at the NEC in '92 when L7 came on first, playing Enter Sandman and singing the Pistol's "Bodies" over the top - worked brilliantly! Halfway through FNM's show, they stopped and playing a sterling cover of The Commodore's "Easy". My, how we laughed. Next thing you know it's their biggest hit. And we knew it was all done as a pisstake.

Anyway, I'm going for Warren Zevon (and 3/4 of REM) doing "Raspberry Beret". Rockin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61PgHobvCYs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61PgHobvCYs)
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: hippynumber1 16 May, 2014, 01:55:42 PM
The first one that always springs to mind for me is Hendrix's 'All Along the Watchtower'; the first time Dylan heard that he must considered resigning!

That said, my all time favourite, awesomest cover in the whole history of everything is Cake's funked up version of 'I Will Survive'. Take a song, make it your own!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HNblNRr7Yj0
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: Spikes 16 May, 2014, 04:29:24 PM
Madness, and It must be love.

Thank you.
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: hippynumber1 16 May, 2014, 04:40:36 PM
Hush now you!  :lol:
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: GrinningChimera 16 May, 2014, 04:58:03 PM
That said, my all time favourite, awesomest cover in the whole history of everything is Cake's funked up version of 'I Will Survive'. Take a song, make it your own!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HNblNRr7Yj0

I'm sorry but this is the best version of I Will Survive (http://youtu.be/4Zet3eLu-ms?t=1m8s)
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: JohnMcF 16 May, 2014, 05:33:31 PM
How about some Wee Andy Webber.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpDg1ctTuAk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpDg1ctTuAk)
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: 8-Ball 16 May, 2014, 05:46:41 PM
Was it an improvement?

http://youtu.be/oU_rqm7WPPI (http://youtu.be/oU_rqm7WPPI) versus http://youtu.be/NCRfZ1kcEII (http://youtu.be/NCRfZ1kcEII)
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: Eric Plumrose 17 May, 2014, 11:30:26 PM
Because you never know when (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I)
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: Frank 17 May, 2014, 11:54:27 PM
Was it an improvement? http://youtu.be/oU_rqm7WPPI (http://youtu.be/oU_rqm7WPPI) versus http://youtu.be/NCRfZ1kcEII (http://youtu.be/NCRfZ1kcEII)

Sixties pussies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX3W1eVfMAg) versus eighties bollocks (http://)

Sixties sex offenders (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyMLBXxF6is) versus eighties jailbait (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Q3mHyzn78&feature=player_detailpage#t=17)

Sixties cocks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkMgs3lFwkQ) versus eighties arse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sYYAv-QW38Q#t=19)

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: SuperSurfer 20 May, 2014, 01:10:35 AM
Dig a Pony

The Beatles v St Vincent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjuswQVf86s v http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lan-UQfN0zs
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: hippynumber1 20 May, 2014, 05:09:02 PM
Anyone? The definitive version isn't always the original...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0AUVGrUTE-Q
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: Keef Monkey 21 May, 2014, 10:52:54 AM
I like this a lot, Far's cover of Pony by Genuwine. It's an utterly ludicrous song originally, but Matranga's voice and the meaty riff they've given it brings a smile to my face every time. It was a hidden track on an album and I gather was done as a joke, but it rocks all the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCabbRjkmmM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCabbRjkmmM)
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: rogue69 21 May, 2014, 02:02:12 PM
there was an interesting Carpenters cover album that came out mid 90's "If I was an Carpenter"  that had covers like Goodbye to love by American Music Club, Top of the World by Shonen Knife & Superstar by Sonic Youth along with several  other "Alternative" rock bands of the time
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: COMMANDO FORCES 21 May, 2014, 05:55:47 PM
Once listened to there is no going back to the original.

HEY JUDE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwKKFn_hczQ)
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: Frank 21 May, 2014, 06:06:22 PM
Once listened to there is no going back to the original. HEY JUDE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwKKFn_hczQ)

I'm surprised no-one's posted anything from The Transformed Man yet. Anyway, time to stop pissing about - this is clearly the best cover version of all time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2aMaMkDwTA), especially since the original is such mawkish pish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9sRJ-eOHnc). It's also the only decent Christmas number one.

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: Fungus 21 May, 2014, 06:31:01 PM
Song to the Siren (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mUmdR69nbM&feature=kp) (and original (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMTEtDBHGY4)).

Never did see Cocteau Twins* live, but if the press were to be believed they were pretty crap affairs. Can see how they wouldn't translate easily to live.

* This Mortal Coil, I know...
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: shaolin_monkey 23 May, 2014, 02:11:32 PM
Anyone like Zappa?

I like 'Dirty Love' from 'Overnite Sensation':  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5IZobXdJyE

However, Dweezil Zappa has taken his Dad's stuff and gone touring with it.  In some cases he alters the tunes very subtly.

With 'Dirty Love' he replaces the male lead vocal with a female lead vocal, which not only changes the subtext of the lyrics, but also comes across as a much better piece of music, bizarrely!

Here's an incredible live rendition to illustrate what I mean!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF4XxcZZv-I
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 25 May, 2014, 06:38:08 PM
Soft Cell's Tainted Love is so definitive many think it the original. I really like Marilyn Manson's cover, which twists it into something darker.

Korn's cover of the Wall is might fine, but doesn't stray far from the Floyd.

Placebo (a band I don't like) vastly improved Running Up That Hill, to the extent it's the second most played track in my music collection according to Itunes.
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: Colin YNWA 25 May, 2014, 07:23:43 PM
there was an interesting Carpenters cover album that came out mid 90's "If I was an Carpenter"  that had covers like Goodbye to love by American Music Club, Top of the World by Shonen Knife & Superstar by Sonic Youth along with several  other "Alternative" rock bands of the time

Yeah I put a linkie to Da Youff version of Superstar towards the start of the thread. 'Tis a great cover.

Sure I've done these before but off the top of my head I always go for 'Superstar' by Sonic Youth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y21VecIIdBI
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: rogue69 28 May, 2014, 03:09:28 PM
on You Tube there's a video of Rob Scallen covering slayer's raining blood on the Banjo

http://youtu.be/nZ2ucr74YNk
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: Mister Pops 28 May, 2014, 03:13:23 PM
When I discovered this at four in the morning I knew I'd had enough internet for one night (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9s57UBMWdk)
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: DaveGYNWA 28 May, 2014, 04:38:04 PM
When I discovered this at four in the morning I knew I'd had enough internet for one night (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9s57UBMWdk)

Thank you  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXo8_5YCZvs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXo8_5YCZvs)
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: Frank 28 May, 2014, 04:57:36 PM

Can anyone confirm or refute my theory that the nineties rash of acts performing bluegrass or Cajun cover of rock tunes stemmed from that bit in Back To The Future part III where the 1885 version of ZZ Top play a banjos and violin arrangement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zrZTbok8E8) of the film's notional theme tune, Double Back (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9zw_79tlgM) *, at a hoe down?


* don't worry, no-one else remembers that song was BTTF3's theme tune either, or even that it had a theme tune
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: Mister Pops 28 May, 2014, 06:24:30 PM
While that may (or may not) be one of the earliest examples, I think the proclivity towards bluegrass covers in recent years stems from Hayseed Dixie
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: 8-Ball 28 May, 2014, 09:32:47 PM
Metallica - Orion
http://youtu.be/c8qrwON1-zE (http://youtu.be/c8qrwON1-zE)

Vs

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Orion
http://youtu.be/GP6rkf3qB0c (http://youtu.be/GP6rkf3qB0c)



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: CrazyFoxMachine 28 May, 2014, 09:52:08 PM
Rodrigo y Gabriela <3 Can't wait to see them at Glasto this year :D
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: DaveGYNWA 06 June, 2014, 11:02:37 AM
This jumped to mind this morning - Dread Zeppelin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAM1MKi7bNU
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: 8-Ball 06 June, 2014, 10:30:10 PM
Tim Buckley - Song To The Siren
http://youtu.be/vMTEtDBHGY4 (http://youtu.be/vMTEtDBHGY4)

vs

The King - Song To The Siren
http://youtu.be/-KTZqP9FkuE (http://youtu.be/-KTZqP9FkuE)
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: Fungus 06 June, 2014, 10:57:07 PM
Tim Buckley - Song To The Siren
http://youtu.be/vMTEtDBHGY4 (http://youtu.be/vMTEtDBHGY4)

vs

The King - Song To The Siren
http://youtu.be/-KTZqP9FkuE (http://youtu.be/-KTZqP9FkuE)

Oi. Already done Song To The Siren. See page 3.
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: 8-Ball 07 June, 2014, 12:22:31 AM
Tim Buckley - Song To The Siren
http://youtu.be/vMTEtDBHGY4 (http://youtu.be/vMTEtDBHGY4)

vs

The King - Song To The Siren
http://youtu.be/-KTZqP9FkuE (http://youtu.be/-KTZqP9FkuE)

Oi. Already done Song To The Siren. See page 3.

I know. I know. But I was inspired by DaveGYNWA and the phenomenon of Elvis impersonators doing covers.
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: Fungus 07 June, 2014, 12:47:45 AM
Yeah. What I then realised is that there is an Elvis version. Interesting.
Are you seriously saying the shit Elvis version beats Liz Fraser? That's my question for you.
Nighty-night  :)
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: 8-Ball 07 June, 2014, 06:25:21 PM
Yeah. What I then realised is that there is an Elvis version. Interesting.
Are you seriously saying the shit Elvis version beats Liz Fraser? That's my question for you.
Nighty-night  :)

Not at all. I'm contrasting and comparing the original Tim Buckley version to the guy-pretending-to-be-Elvis-singing-other-dead-singers'-songs. He's got a whole album of them called Gravelands. ;)
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: rogue69 12 June, 2014, 02:42:32 PM
we've got a fuzzbox  and we're gonna use it! covering Bohemian Rhapsody


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzu0rxoK3S4

the Pogues covering Elvis Got a lot o'livin' to do from the 1990 NME album The last temptation of Elvis
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQWXDPOR_Hw
other tracks included the Jesus and Mary chain Guitar man, PWEI Rock a Hoola Baby, Lemmy and the upsetters Blue Suede Shoes and the Primatives Baby I don't care
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: Dandontdare 12 June, 2014, 02:57:40 PM
we've got a fuzzbox  and we're gonna use it!

possibly my favourite band name of all time. Was disappointed when they shortened it to just Fuzzbox.

I can heartily recommend Tori Amos' album entirely of covers, Strange Little Girl. As well as the title track, includes versions of I'm not in Love, Don't like Mondays and Happiness is a Warm Gun.
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: maryanddavid 13 June, 2014, 12:23:00 AM
Great voice, and one of my favourites songs, cant go wrong!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBRM7kepZsw&feature=kp (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBRM7kepZsw&feature=kp)
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: GrinningChimera 14 June, 2014, 06:41:50 AM
The Supremes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK8BkuvI39E&feature=kp)

or


The Lennon Sisters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-reAa2ushQ)

?

now I feel like taking drugs dammit...
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: 8-Ball 14 June, 2014, 01:21:58 PM
How about -

Trini Lopez http://youtu.be/FPtJtpTuMdI (http://youtu.be/FPtJtpTuMdI)

Vs

Peter, Paul & Mary http://youtu.be/HTvr79Oe5w8 (http://youtu.be/HTvr79Oe5w8)

Vs

Leonard Nimoy  http://youtu.be/UvoJQlhzHyU (http://youtu.be/UvoJQlhzHyU)
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: Skullmo 14 June, 2014, 01:27:20 PM
How about -

Trini Lopez http://youtu.be/FPtJtpTuMdI (http://youtu.be/FPtJtpTuMdI)

Vs

Peter, Paul & Mary http://youtu.be/HTvr79Oe5w8 (http://youtu.be/HTvr79Oe5w8)

Vs

Leonard Nimoy  http://youtu.be/UvoJQlhzHyU (http://youtu.be/UvoJQlhzHyU)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl-yszPdRTk

Or the original
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: Skullmo 14 June, 2014, 01:29:38 PM
Girls just want to have fun!

The original - which I love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aLNwOxPsjg

The famous version - which I also love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A

This version by the brilliantly named Starfucker - which I love as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UodDJEE49V0


Oh and this . . … which I don't like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzDyOAaRJE
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: Colin YNWA 14 June, 2014, 07:37:22 PM
The famous version - which I also love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A

Well I never knew that was a cover!
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: 8-Ball 15 June, 2014, 06:33:48 PM
Girls just want to have fun!


The famous version - which I also love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A





I love the eighties version but for some reason that I can't put my finger on I don't like the re-recording from the nineties. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with it but maybe it just lacks that brattish "Ooomph!"

http://youtu.be/CaqeAABlH3Q (http://youtu.be/CaqeAABlH3Q)
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: Frank 15 June, 2014, 06:45:11 PM

I didn't know Girls Just Wanna Have Fun wasn't a Cyndi Lauper original composition, which means she's responsible for two great cover versions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2y1TZXc5DiY#t=127).

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: Skullmo 15 June, 2014, 07:35:03 PM
Girls just want to have fun!


The famous version - which I also love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A





I love the eighties version but for some reason that I can't put my finger on I don't like the re-recording from the nineties. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with it but maybe it just lacks that brattish "Ooomph!"

http://youtu.be/CaqeAABlH3Q (http://youtu.be/CaqeAABlH3Q)


It is that f*cking 90s drum loop!
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: 8-Ball 15 June, 2014, 07:38:40 PM

I didn't know Girls Just Wanna Have Fun wasn't a Cyndi Lauper original composition, which means she's responsible for two great cover versions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2y1TZXc5DiY#t=127).

I'm not sure what scares me more: the thought of Roy Orbison http://youtu.be/m5N9IHqqGcA (http://youtu.be/m5N9IHqqGcA) or Celine Dion http://youtu.be/kvz_gW5C2cY (http://youtu.be/kvz_gW5C2cY) waking me from my sleep to make love to me.  :o
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: DaveGYNWA 31 October, 2014, 10:05:56 PM
I'm no fan of GWAR, never got the joke or anything of it....but this rocks: West End Girls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5K4Py1L7mc
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: Misanthrope 31 October, 2014, 10:23:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX3sI0q5iMI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX3sI0q5iMI)
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: DaveGYNWA 31 October, 2014, 10:42:49 PM
Kasabian doing Ghostbusters (acoustic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh3Uyrfp5Rs

Quality cover, but leaves me wanting this:

Xentrix doing Ghostbusters (METAL!!!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh3Uyrfp5Rs
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: Frank 31 October, 2014, 11:31:46 PM

Kendrick's talking over the original, rather than offering a cover version, but it's still great: http://youtu.be/donS3zZZTu8

... and so's the Isley Brothers: http://youtu.be/f3Kf1Iy5E6U


: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 05 December, 2014, 02:39:01 PM
Bing Crosby - Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHuXSvbC91g
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: sheridan 07 February, 2015, 06:57:45 PM
My favourite cover that comes to mind is Queen Adreena's version of Jolene.
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Karl Stephan 26 February, 2015, 10:38:25 PM
My favourite cover that comes to mind is Queen Adreena's version of Jolene.

That is good.

Dark Sanctuary did a covers of the Doors' Waiting for the Sun. They couldn't release it due to some shitty copyright issue. Amazing track though.

Danzig does a killer version of Some Velvet Morning by  Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swULxpP51rE
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: ZenArcade 26 February, 2015, 10:56:57 PM
Are we still arguing over the best cover version, when we all know it is Husker Du's cover of Love is all around (theme from the Mary Tyler Moore Show); mind you Joan Jetting and the Black Hearts did a reasonable facsimile on the Letterman Show, but not quarter as good (mind you my handle is Zenarcade so I'm not unbiased) Z :-\
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: von Boom 27 February, 2015, 01:37:03 PM
Motörhead - Stand by Your Man (featuring Wendy O. Williams)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTSu8jGcTXg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTSu8jGcTXg)
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: I, Cosh 27 February, 2015, 02:18:23 PM
Are we still arguing over the best cover version, when we all know it is Husker Du's cover of Love is all around (theme from the Mary Tyler Moore Show)
Hardly. It's not even Husker Du's best cover: Eight Miles High (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeqyCwAeT3I).
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Spikes 27 February, 2015, 06:59:11 PM
Anyone mentioned Always on my mind by the Pet Shop Boys yet?
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Ghost MacRoth 27 February, 2015, 07:02:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk57tQmRw70

: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Karl Stephan 27 February, 2015, 07:57:47 PM
The famous version - which I also love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A

Well I never knew that was a cover!

Tiffany's 'I think We're Alone Now' is a cover too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMFLUXTEwM
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: ZenArcade 28 February, 2015, 10:31:16 AM
Eight miles high is a cool tune, they do a cracking Sheena is a Punk Rocker (Living End) and they also did a cover of Ticket to Ride. Z
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Magnetica 28 February, 2015, 03:20:37 PM
My top three:

1.   Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica

2.   Tuesday's Gone by Metallica

3.   Always on my Mind by Pet Shop Boys
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Keef Monkey 15 July, 2015, 03:41:04 PM
Been playing in bands for 20 years but if there's one band I would never attempt to cover it's Tool. So it's impressive/depressing to see a bunch of school kids have done it twice and done a fantastic job of it -

Sober - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctt87B6hU1M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctt87B6hU1M)

46&2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKLvYGqaC0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKLvYGqaC0)

46&2 is impressive because it's a really complex track and they nail it* and Sober is even more impressive I reckon, because they've taken a lot of liberties with the arrangement and made it their own. That's one I can see me actually listening to a great deal to be honest.

*well, they skip the part in the breakdown where the guitar and bass add/drop beats independently to slip out of sync for a few bars at a time, and it takes a few of them to do the percussion that Carey pulls off just on pads, but it's still bloody impressive.
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 14 December, 2015, 10:18:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iBe53ruE1g

Ryan Adams covering Iron Maiden.
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Skullmo 19 December, 2015, 02:24:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iBe53ruE1g

Ryan Adams covering Iron Maiden.

Haha Great!
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Skullmo 19 December, 2015, 02:29:02 AM
This may have been posted - Its rare I prefer a cover to an original, especially such a great original. But this is just awesome  Metallica Remember Tomorrow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZZBnZexM6E
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 19 December, 2015, 10:17:04 AM
Ah now....my favourite version (including original) of that one is Opeth's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEfUGp02Nz0
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 19 December, 2015, 10:18:22 AM
Haha Great!

Indeed - it's my favourite Maiden song and most covers I've heard over the years just try to emulate the original. It's when something different is done - that's when a cover really works.
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 23 December, 2015, 11:28:45 AM
A very good parody cover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYIaSZ-ltV4
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: M.I.K. 23 December, 2015, 03:12:09 PM
If it's good metal parodies of pop songs you're after...

This is the one that you want. (https://youtu.be/kxD_CAatY-8)
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: The Enigmatic Dr X 23 December, 2015, 06:07:23 PM
Robocop was a good cover version
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: IAMTHESYSTEM 24 December, 2015, 12:54:09 PM
Robocop was a good cover version

How true! :D
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: richerthanyou 05 January, 2016, 04:51:31 AM
Does this count?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1-g9TAzUKI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1-g9TAzUKI)

I must put on mass so I can look like that when I'm playing guitar! :D
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: richerthanyou 25 January, 2016, 05:08:51 AM
This is a little bit (very) poppy and has nothing on the original, however the video is very enjoyable.

give it a shot.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34c1Iy-BCwo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34c1Iy-BCwo)
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: johnnystress 11 February, 2016, 12:20:52 PM
Does this count?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1-g9TAzUKI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1-g9TAzUKI)

I must put on mass so I can look like that when I'm playing guitar! :D

I just heard this yesterday. If slooooooow, dooooom, is your thing


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODU13PowRHA

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: Heath C Ackley 12 February, 2016, 10:37:21 PM
I love this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjveb1Vjn8s
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: M.I.K. 20 September, 2016, 10:07:47 PM
Maniac by Carpenter Brut (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZwG2pjzUAo)
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: freq 25 February, 2017, 11:15:00 PM
https://youtu.be/6M0xdLO_bmo      The cover version..........CALL THE COPS!

https://youtu.be/8wTxjJrn2g4           The original
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Supreme Pizza Of The DPRK 03 June, 2017, 05:38:30 PM
I just heard this yesterday. If slooooooow, dooooom, is your thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODU13PowRHA

How is one supposed to dance to this?

Or do you just take a lot of drugs and lay on the ground tripping balls? :D
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Eric Plumrose 09 October, 2017, 05:54:30 PM
Freestyler (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So_pKHgP_1k) by the Bomfunk MC's. The OFFICIAL VIDEO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymNFyxvIdaM) for anyone wanting to compare it with BATTLEDRAGON's.

Symphonic version by Antonin Charvet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxf57X78iQU)
FUNKFARbl vs. Ninja Funt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2FaXwIyzXg)
Many Hands Play Piano (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VItGzKP8S0U)
BATTLEDRAGON (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIG-0gr9in0)
and the awesome Kazakhstan Girls (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrdmi3zn6YM)
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: auxlen 09 October, 2017, 06:30:19 PM
Portishead sos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVe-9VWIcCo
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 11 October, 2017, 02:27:26 PM
Freestyler (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So_pKHgP_1k) by the Bomfunk MC's. The OFFICIAL VIDEO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymNFyxvIdaM) for anyone wanting to compare it with BATTLEDRAGON's.

I bloody loved that song when it was released - just listened again and it's still great. And that Battledragon's cover isn't bad either once it kicks in.
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Jim_Campbell 11 October, 2017, 10:54:37 PM
The Sisters of Mercy have a fine track record for making odd cover versions, as I've noted upthread. Reversing that, here's an amazing cover of This Corrosion (https://youtu.be/uWdvXBa_o5s).
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Tjm86 12 October, 2017, 06:23:30 AM
Wow!  That seriously works.  In fact I'd be hard pressed on which is the better version.  The Sisters with their hard core original or this subtle and nuanced take on it.  As an anthem for post industrial America (or even Britain) it seriously works.  Thanks for that.
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Keef Monkey 13 October, 2017, 10:26:25 AM
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross just released a surprise cover of John Carpenter's Halloween theme (just that sentence got me quite excited). It's not a dramatic reworking or anything (although it does start to get a bit NIN briefly towards the end) but it's covered in that atmospheric ambience that Reznor and Ross do so well, so it's cracking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAbDvqPFXvQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAbDvqPFXvQ)
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: James Stacey 18 October, 2017, 03:12:01 PM
The Sisters of Mercy have a fine track record for making odd cover versions, as I've noted upthread. Reversing that, here's an amazing cover of This Corrosion (https://youtu.be/uWdvXBa_o5s).
Yeah thats pretty cool. Not sure it can quite match the Jim Steinman glorious ott'ness but it works really well. Reminds me a bit of 'Something Fast' for some reason
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Woolly 18 October, 2017, 06:08:29 PM
The Sisters of Mercy have a fine track record for making odd cover versions, as I've noted upthread. Reversing that, here's an amazing cover of This Corrosion (https://youtu.be/uWdvXBa_o5s).

That's fantastic, thanks Jim.

Here's Billy Swan with a cover of Don't Be Cruel...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qyhZtVAhtw
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 17 November, 2017, 03:40:55 PM
This ain't too bad.....it's no good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznKs14Svlo
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Jim_Campbell 19 January, 2018, 09:09:09 AM
Not strictly speaking a cover version, but someone noticed that the meter of H P Lovecraft's poem 'Nemesis' fits the tune of Billy Joel's 'Piano Man' perfectly. Giving us this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17D3Jc1dEgU&feature=youtu.be) slice of demented genius.
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: JamesC 19 January, 2018, 11:17:35 PM
More HP Lovecraft than Billy Joel when it comes to musicianship, sadly  :( :( :(  :lol:
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: zombemybabynow 20 January, 2018, 09:57:40 PM
Rem ghost rider (suicide)
Pixies I can't forget (Leonard Cohen)
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 24 January, 2018, 04:53:34 PM
"Radio Disney" version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRg8KjYROkM

The original:

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

\m/ :lol: \m/
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: rogue69 03 February, 2018, 12:17:58 AM
great cover of Gimme Shelter by an unlikely paring of Tom Jones & New model Army
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWK1F1b5uRg
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: rogue69 03 February, 2018, 12:23:05 AM
Quite possibly one of the most disturbing cover versions about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWK1F1b5uRg
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: rogue69 20 February, 2018, 12:06:42 PM
Puddles pity Party do a lot of great cover versions including this version of Dancing Queen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkaAmfgJ60w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ilBHkH9Io
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: CalHab 21 February, 2018, 08:28:23 AM
Ryan Adams' Taylor Swift covers album is a work of genius, even if you're not a fan of Ms Swift:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSyus3HlQPI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhSbDHhwM7k
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: rogue69 12 March, 2018, 11:44:46 PM
medieval Metallica
https://www.facebook.com/James.Hetfield.Fan/videos/1640830696008076/
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: DaveGYNWA 16 March, 2018, 04:42:14 PM
Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSvFpBOe8eY
Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MLeME9PieI
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: GordyM 18 September, 2018, 12:46:15 PM
I think Ministry's cover of Lay Lady Lay is much better than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npeYMJIbY8o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npeYMJIbY8o)
: Re: Best Cover Versions
: Proudhuff 18 September, 2018, 04:44:58 PM
Didn't think anyone one could top Frankie, but she does:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnTxplw60FU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnTxplw60FU)