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SanduneCC
10-29-2005, 14:40
I’m in the mood to collect cover tunes. Please name your favorites. Thanks.

Katie Melua – The Cure’s “Just like heaven”
Gary Jules – Tear For Fear’s “Mad world”
Cowboy Junkies – Neil Young’s “Powder finger”
Indigo Girls – Dire Strait’s “Romeo & Juliet”, Dylan’s “All along the watchtower” and “Tangled up in blue”
Jackson Browne – Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”
kd lang – Neils Young’s “Helpless” and “After the goldrush”
Aztec Camera – Van Halen’s “Jump”
Everything But The Girl – Springsteen’s “Tougher than the rest”, Costello’s “Alison”, Wait’s “Downtown train”

Punkkin
10-29-2005, 17:01
Dinosaur Jr. cover of Cure - Just Like Heaven ;)
Slayer - cover of Minor Threat - Guilty of Being White
Sepultura - cover of Black Sabbath - Symptom of the Universe
Black Flag - cover of Richard Berry - Louie Louie

micah
10-30-2005, 09:24
Anthrax's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath was bnetter than Black Sabbath's was.

Johnny Cash's Hurt is better than NIN's.

The Eyeliners do a better The Promise than whoever did it first..When In Rome I think.

Frente's Bizarre Love Triangle was better than New Order's.

Social Distortion owns "Ring of Fire". Sorry Johnny.

Dropkick Murphys do a better Nutrocker than BB Bumble and the Stingers.

Old 97's do a better Mama Tried than Merle Haggard did.

H2O's "I guess it was a good day" is better than Ice Cube's

srfl
10-30-2005, 09:48
"Mad World" (Tear For Fears)
covered by Gary Jules

"Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails)
covered by Johnny Cash

"All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan)
covered by both U2 and Jimi Hendrix

"Program" (Silver Apples)
covered by Windy & Carl

"New Dawn Fades" (Joy Division)
covered by Moby

"Down in the Park" (Tubeway Army/Gary Numan)
covered by both Marilyn Manson and the Foo Fighters (I think The Cure did a cover of it too)

"Speed Queen" (Suicide)
covered by White Flag

"Pornography" (The Cure)
covered by Wreckage

Red, Red Wine (Neil Diamond)
covered by UB40

SanduneCC
10-31-2005, 08:27
Cool. I'll check out some of the ones you guys posted.

Any more?

nickg
10-31-2005, 09:50
the ULTIMATE cover:

joe cocker's version of the beatles "with a little help from my friends"

the power station cover of t rex's "bang a gong" is great too.

srfl
10-31-2005, 20:19
Originally posted by nickg
(SNIP)

the power station cover of t rex's "bang a gong" is great too.

I forgot about that one! It is a great one....other ones I nearly forgot:

"Nightshift" (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
covered by Stone 588

"Live and Let Die" (Paul McCartney)
covered by Guns N Roses

PeterJasonMN
11-01-2005, 00:02
SRV covering Voodoo Chile.

I'd heard the song a long time before the movie came out, but when they played that while the Blackhawks were spooling up on Black Hawk Down the hairs on my arms stood straight up.

Guns n Roses-Knockin on Heaven's Door. This was the first version of the song I ever heard (I was 13 when I first heard it).

Was at a Goldfinger concert and they covered "Enter Sandman" for their intro. Hands down THE BEST cover of Sandman ever, and probably better than Metallica could even do now. They nailed it as a cover by having what most bands never have when they cover it. Two guitars going.

Goldfinger ended up having a cd of just cover tunes that was pretty good. Did a lot of punk/ska/funk twists on some old classic tunes.

84S
11-01-2005, 18:58
The Austin Texas band called the Gourds cover of Snoop Dogg's Gin and Juice. This bluegrass type cover of a hip-hop song will make you laugh your ass off.

Punkkin
11-02-2005, 08:38
Originally posted by 84S
The Austin Texas band called the Gourds cover of Snoop Dogg's Gin and Juice. This bluegrass type cover of a hip-hop song will make you laugh your ass off.

Is that who does that cover. I've had that song for years in my iTunes and didn't know that. Thanks! BTW it busts me up every time.

SanduneCC
11-02-2005, 10:10
Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" by Apocalyptica (the 4 cellos)

Walter45Auto
11-02-2005, 22:17
Marty Robbins' "El Paso" by Ray Benson
Jim Ed Brown's "Pop-A-Top" By Alan Jackson
Ray Charles' "Georgia on my Mind" by Willie Nelson
Elvis Pressly's "Heartbreak Hotel" by Willie Nelson
Most any Rendition of "Yellow Rose of Texas," especially sung by Waylon Jennings, and the one with Kenny Rogers
Johnny Cash's cover of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" Wasn't bad.
"Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" either version
David Allan Coe's "The Ride" by Tim McGraw
"I Saw the Light" sung by Hank Williams
There's a couple of Buck Owens covers I heard this week that I like, but I don't remember who sung them or what songs they were.


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dennis67
11-15-2005, 20:55
A couple great covers have been done by Faith No More - "Easy" originally by The Commodores - and "War Pigs" originally by Black Sabbath. They did a great job with both.


An interesting cover I've had fun collecting myself is a song originally by a guy named Eddie Cochran - the song is called "Something Else"...

It's been covered by many, including: The Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious, Stray Cats, New York Dolls, Led Zeppelin, Little Richard, Motorhead, Tom Petty and more.. :cool:

Ridx
11-15-2005, 21:15
S.T.P.'s version of "Dancing Days", the Zeppelin song.

Altaris
11-16-2005, 20:27
Type O' Negative - cover of "Summer Breeze"

Nightwish - cover of the opera version of "The Phantom of the Opera"

nickg
11-17-2005, 12:34
Originally posted by dennis67
An interesting cover I've had fun collecting myself is a song originally by a guy named Eddie Cochran - the song is called "Something Else"...


speaking of eddie cochran, how bout his hit "summertime blues" as covered by Blue Cheer -- another hard rock classic!!

frettedfive
11-18-2005, 23:59
The Gourds - "Gin 'n' Juice" by Snoop Dogg ~2
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by John Denver
G-N-R - "Live And Let Die" by Paul McCartney
Metallica - "Overkill" by Motorhead
Warren Zevon - "Jesus Was A Crossmaker" by Judee Sill
Type-O-Negative - "Cinnamon Girl" by Neil Young
Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade - "Animals" (yes, the entire album) by Pink Floyd (This is a disc called "Live Frogs, Set 2", and is VERY well done)
Counting Crows - "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell
Johnny Cash - "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails
Don Henley - "Searching For A Heart" by Warren Zevon
Metallica - "Astronomy" by Blue Oyster Cult
Motorhead - "Enter Sandman" by Metallica (Better than the original, IMO)

Hobear
11-20-2005, 09:15
"Summertime" as covered by Janis Joplin w/ Big Brother & The Holding Co., originally written by George Gershwin

"Two Of Us" as covered by Micheal Penn and Aimee Mann, originally by The Beatles

"I'm Looking Through You" as covered by The Wallflowers, originally by The Beatles

"Dancing Days" as covered by The Stone Temple Pilots, originally by Led Zeppelin

"Voodoo Chile" as covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan, originally by Jimi Hendrix

"Little Wing" as covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan, originally by Jimi Hendrix

Cover tunes are (for me) usually a disappointment, these are some of the ones that are really good (IMO):cool:

AnimalK
11-21-2005, 21:44
"Gudbuy T' Jane" by Slade covered by Britny Fox
"I Can't Explain" by the Who covered by The Scorpions
"Sonata #3" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart covered by Scatterbrain
"Earache My Eye" by Cheech and Chong "featuring" Alice Bowie covered by Scatterbrain

PeterJasonMN
11-22-2005, 23:17
It wasn't BETTER, but the cover of Tuesday's Gone by Metallica wasn't too shabby with the addition of Les Claypool, John Popper and others.

Walter45Auto
11-23-2005, 17:06
Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'" by Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, George Strait, and Kenny Chesney wasn't too bad. Hank sang it better, though.


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WDavis
12-02-2005, 22:12
Saigon Kick's version of Big Shot (Billy Joel) was a cool cover

kidsgofree
12-06-2005, 04:52
My two favorites are Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds (Originally Bob Dylan)and Easy by Faith No More (Originally The Commodores).

TimC
12-06-2005, 19:57
Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers Band originally by Blind Willie McTell. The ABB were mostly influenced by the Taj Mahal version of the song.

epsylum
12-09-2005, 18:28
Originally posted by dennis67
A couple great covers have been done by Faith No More - "Easy" originally by The Commodores - and "War Pigs" originally by Black Sabbath. They did a great job with both.

+1

FNM was a really talented band and I swear Mike Patton is an aspiring Motown singer. He has the style down pat on several other FNM songs that aren't covers.

I like Metallica's cover of "Am I Evil" originally by Diamond Head. Also the Six Feet Under cover of "Smoke on the Water" originally by Deep Purple, is freakin awesome.

Cradle of Filth's cover of Slayer's "Hell Awaits" is pretty good too.

pruitthall
12-09-2005, 18:43
I know this may not be the most popular with serious music critics, but I saw Travis Tritt in a small bar in Ocala, Florida in the mid-eighties just before he became a big time star. Turns out ole Travis is quite nice in person and we struck up a conversation at a pool table between sets. Talented as heck guy, and has a love for all music. He said the bar wouldn't let him do rock until after midnight, but if we'd wait around he'd play some after then.

Turns out, he did Seger's 'Turn the Page' and I swear to God, his version was the best darned version of it I've ever heard, Metallica's and Bob's included! I saw Seger do it live twice and I think Travis' version was even better. His voice was just perfect for the song and his guitar-work was beautiful.

I don't know if this song ever made it officially as a cover on one of his albums, but if anyone ever gets a chance to see Travis, and he plays it, it's worth the price of admission and then some.

Binky .357
12-09-2005, 19:02
Originally posted by SanduneCC
Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" by Apocalyptica (the 4 cellos)

+1

This is one of those songs that stands alone as a song that is almost pretty in its own right. I especially love the part three and a half minutes in where they really start getting in to it.

Some of my other favorites are:

"The Wall Parts 1,2 and 3" done by Korn. The very last part of that song isn't technically a cover of "The Wall Part 3", but "Goodbye Cruel World". Gives me chills every time I hear the last goodbye.

Another one of my favorites is "Last Kiss" covered by Pearl Jam.

Also, the Club Neuveau cover of "Lean on Me", or Uncle Kracker's cover of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away".

Aimee Mann's cover of "One" by Three Dog Night isn't bad either.

Some of the best covers I've heard though, have got to be off of Johnny Cash's last CD, America IV: The Man Comes Around.

Kartar
12-18-2005, 01:10
I agree with:
Willie Nelsons "Georgia"
Hendrix's "Watchtower"
Joe Cockers "Little Help from My friends"

Anyone heard these seemingly corny ones:
"Mockingbird" I think Taj Mahal
"Susanna" slow version by James Taylor

AJE
12-18-2005, 08:01
Pantera's cover of Cat Scratch Fever rocks.

Soujurn
12-19-2005, 06:13
A Hard Days Night, by the Beatles, covered by Billy Joel.

And anything the Beatles covered from their early years.
Please Mister Postman and Rock And Roll Music are probably their best covers.

Hobear
12-19-2005, 06:39
You've Really Got A Hold On Me was one of my favorites.

2210
12-19-2005, 17:01
Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" - Marylin Manson (brilliant)

Led Zep's "Four Sticks" - Henry Rollins (great energy)

Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" - The Cardigans (amusing)

George Micheals' "Faith" - Limp Bizkit (great, even though i loathe Fred Durst)

....off the top of my head.....

shark_za
12-21-2005, 01:09
Rammstein doing Depeche Modes "Stripped".

There is a good album of Depeche Mode covers, called "For the masses" awesome covers.

Smashing Pumpkins doing Joy Divisions "Isolation"

punkture
12-23-2005, 13:31
SWIFT:
Depeche Mode - "Enjoy the Silence"
EMF - "Unbelievable"

12 VOLT NEGATIVE EARTH:
Tears for Fears - "Shout"

SELF:
Tommy Roe - "Dizzy"

BEN KWELLER:
Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby"

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN:
Aphex Twin - "Come to Daddy"

NUCLEAR RABBIT
Britney Spears - "Baby One More Time"

COALESCE's "There Is Nothing New Under the Sun" album:
Led Zeppelin - "Immigrant Song"
Led Zeppelin - "Heartbreaker"
Led Zeppelin - "Black Dog"
Led Zeppelin - "Out On The Tiles"
Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"
Led Zeppelin - "That's The Way"
Led Zeppelin - "Thank You"

cheaptrick
12-24-2005, 12:12
"Candy's Going Bad" by Golden Earring, covered by the Godz!!

Wicked good song.....;b

srfl
12-27-2005, 17:13
Here's another cover I forgot about until I heard heard it again recently:

"Be Thankful for What You Got" (William DeVaughn )
- covered by Massive Attack (which is my favorite of the two covers) and Yo La Tengo.

W Turner
01-04-2006, 14:16
"Baby Now That I've Found You" and "Oh, Alanta" covered by Alison Krauss and Union Station, not sure who did Baby originally, but Atlanta was originally done by Bad Company.

Hayseed Dixie's "A Hillbilly Tribute to Mountain Love" is a bluegrass cover album of a bunch of late '70's and 80's songs. They also did cover albums of KISS and Ac/DC.

"Little Wing" Covered by Stevie Ray Vaughn, originally done by Hendrix.

"Gin and Juice" covered by the Gourds, originally done by Snoop Dogg.

"Cocaine Blues" covered by Hank III, originally done by Johnny Cash.

"Take a Little Piece of My Heart" covered by Faith Hill, originally done by Janice Joplin.

That's all I can think of right now...


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lonewolf01
01-05-2006, 07:53
Molly Hatchett's cover of the Allman Brothers' "Dreams". ABB's versions was painfully slow and MH did a good job on it.

cheaptrick
01-05-2006, 07:54
Originally posted by Jake01
Molly Hatchett's cover of the Allman Brothers' "Dreams". ABB's versions was painfully slow and MH did a good job on it.

Yeah, I forgot about that tune!!

Good song!!

PresidentReagan
01-05-2006, 22:31
Motley Crue's covers of:
"Anarchy in The U.K." (Sex Pistols)
"Helter Skelter" (the Beatles)
"Used To Love Her" (Guns-N-Roses)

Krokus' cover of "Ballroom Blitz" (the Sweet)

Alien Ant Farm's cover of "Smooth Criminal" (Michael Jackson)

Kid Rock & Nickleback's cover of "Saturday Night's Alright" (The Who? Elton John?)

Smash Mouth's cover of "I'm A Believer" (the Monkees)

DJ Sammy & Yanou's cover of "Heaven" (Bryan Adams)

Brandy's cover of "Everything I Do" (Bryan Adams) **This one really sucks**

Slayer's cover of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (Iron Butterfly)

Dwight Yoakum's covers of:
"Streets of Bakersfield" (Buck Owens)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen)
"Mercury Blues" (Alan Jackson)
"Suspicious Minds" (Elvis Presley)

Dale Watson's cover of "That's What I Like About Texas" (Jerry Jeff Walker)

Hank Williams III's cover of "In The Jailhouse Now" (Johnny Cash)

Jerry Jeff Walker's cover of "Mr. Bojangles" (Bob Dylan?)

And if you like these songs: "Merry Christmas From The Family," "Travelin' Soldier" and "Goodbye Earl," but hate the Dixie Chicks, then you might enjoy the same songs in their original versions by: Robert Earl Keen, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, and Sons of the Desert, respectively.


Fred B.
f.j.bradfordREMOVE@verizon.net

Walter45Auto
01-06-2006, 13:50
Originally posted by PresidentReagan
Dwight Yoakum's covers of:
"Streets of Bakersfield" (Buck Owens)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen)
"Mercury Blues" (Alan Jackson)
"Suspicious Minds" (Elvis Presley)

....Hank Williams III's cover of "In The Jailhouse Now" (Johnny Cash)

Jerry Jeff Walker's cover of "Mr. Bojangles" (Bob Dylan?)

And if you like these songs: "Merry Christmas From The Family," ....

Those by Dwight Yaokum are great songs.

Webb Pierce did "In the Jailhouse now" too. I don't think Johnny Cash was the original artist of that one.
"Merry Christmas From the Family" was also done (Very well, I might add.) by Montgomery Gentry.


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PresidentReagan
01-06-2006, 17:50
Originally posted by Walter45Auto
Those by Dwight Yaokum are great songs.

Webb Pierce did "In the Jailhouse now" too. I don't think Johnny Cash was the original artist of that one.
"Merry Christmas From the Family" was also done (Very well, I might add)

Ahhh, thanks. Country covers are especially difficult to get the original performer right, because so many of them have been covered by so many different artists. The Carter Family's "Can the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Wildwood Flower" have been covered numerous times (I especially like the Roy Clark version of Wildwood Flower).


Fred B.
f.j.bradfordREMOVE@verizon.net

BrassInPocket
01-06-2006, 21:21
Limp Bizkit's cover of The Who's 'Behind Blue Eyes'

Smashing Pumpkins cover of Stevie Nick's 'Landslide'

cheaptrick
01-07-2006, 08:33
Meatloaf did a live rendition of "Lawyers, Guns and Money" by the late, great Warren Zevon.

Great tune. I never thought anyone could do that song justice, but Meatloaf did.

Curbjaw
01-08-2006, 05:00
I love covers...

The Ramones covers are some of my favorites, their simplicity and humor I think just warms me a bit when they cover
Dylan's "My Back Pages"
Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon's "Palisades Park"
What A Wonderful World
Surf City
California Sun

I like Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards' versions of
Billy Bragg's "To Have and to Have Not"
The Blasters "Marie Marie"

The Johnny Cash version of Nine Inch Nails "Hurt", and when he and Joe Strummer of The Clash, turned Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" into a duet was brilliant.

Rancid had done a really good cover of Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder they Come", but I think it was only on the Free Tibet concert, I don't think it was ever released on a CD.

Catch 22 gave the "The Wreck of the Sloop John B" a nice modern feel.


I could actually go on forever, I think.

awcrooks
01-10-2006, 22:41
"Ring of Fire" covered by Social Distortion, originally by Johnny Cash

"Making Believe" covered by Social Distortion, originally by Jimmy Work

b8tr
01-10-2006, 23:13
Metallica's version of "Wiskey in the Jar" (I don't remember who?)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover of "Sweet Emotion" (Aerosmith)
Deadsy's cover of "Tom Sawyer" (Rush)
Social Distortion's "Ring of Fire" (Cash)+1

off the top of my head

Curbjaw
01-13-2006, 05:07
Originally posted by b8tr
Metallica's version of "Wiskey in the Jar" (I don't remember who?)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover of "Sweet Emotion" (Aerosmith)
Deadsy's cover of "Tom Sawyer" (Rush)
Social Distortion's "Ring of Fire" (Cash)+1

off the top of my head

Whiskey in the Jar is traditional as far as I know... ol' Irish folk music.

jp 19
01-15-2006, 17:35
[i]
Jerry Jeff Walker's cover of "Mr. Bojangles" (Bob Dylan?)


f.j.bradfordREMOVE@verizon.net [/B]


just a minor correction.

jerry jeff walker wrote mr bojangles.
(and recorded it in 1968 on his mr bojangles album
after the dirt band made a hit out of it in 1967)

nitty gritty dirt band made the first hit recording (1967)

then jerry jeff walker (1968)

then covered by dylan (1973)

and also sammy davis jr....

and john denver somewhere along the line covered it also

and now i am covering it...*L*

oh an intresting side not did you know that jackson browne played with the dirt band in 1966 when they first started out.... guitar and vocals

jp 19
01-15-2006, 17:38
Originally posted by b8tr
Metallica's version of "Wiskey in the Jar" (I don't remember who?)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover of "Sweet Emotion" (Aerosmith)
Deadsy's cover of "Tom Sawyer" (Rush)
Social Distortion's "Ring of Fire" (Cash)+1

off the top of my head

whiskey in the jar is a traditonal
irish tune.... every irish/celtic band in
the world has done it. my favroite version of this song
presently is by a band named barleyjuice.

oh i also cover this one... *L*:cool:

jp 19
01-15-2006, 17:54
sorry repeated a post somehow....;Q

syd55
01-15-2006, 18:22
Sweet Dreams(Are made of this)-Eurithmics-Good
-Marilyn Manson-Better
Suicide is painless-Music by Johnny Mandel Lyrics by Mike Altman-good
-Marilyn Manson-Better
Tainted Love-SoftCell-Good
-Marilyn Manson-Diffrent good
Hurt-NIN-good
-Cash-Better
Personal Jesus-Depeche mode-Yeah....
-Cash-Much Better
Pink Floyd-Haven't Heard A decient cover Yet.

mjs
01-18-2006, 14:59
Van Halen - Pretty Woman
Type O Negative - Cinnamon Girl
Him - Wicked Game
Beach Boys - California Dreaming

Kevin108
01-18-2006, 17:48
Billy Joe Shaver's "The Road Goes On Forever" coveredby both Robert Earl Keen & The Highwaymen
Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" covered by Pearl Jam
Black Sabbath's "NIB" covered by Primus
Berlin's "Metro" covered by System of a Down
Dolly Parton's "Jolene" covered by The White Stripes
Burt Baccharat's "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" covered by The White Stripes
David Allen Coe's "Soul Shine" covered by Warren Hayes
John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Road" covered by Toots and the Maytals
Oasis' "Wonderwall" covered by Ryan Adams
Dr. Dre's "*****es Ain't Snit" covered by Ben Folds
Easy E's "Boys In Da Hood" covered by Dynamite Hack
Isley Brothers "Twist and Shout" covered by Chaka Demus and Pliers

Several of these songs I would have only heard thanks to Sirius Satellite Radio.

Hobear
01-21-2006, 08:40
Has anybody heard Tom Jones w/ The Cardigans covering The Talking Heads "Burning Down The House"? Pretty good in a novel kind of way.

dsjr
01-25-2006, 09:34
Originally posted by Binky .357
Some of my other favorites are:

"The Wall Parts 1,2 and 3" done by Korn. The very last part of that song isn't technically a cover of "The Wall Part 3", but "Goodbye Cruel World". Gives me chills every time I hear the last goodbye.

+1!

I love that song!

glockmeister71
01-31-2006, 01:22
Twiztid-"Joker"

SanduneCC
02-14-2006, 14:05
Hm... the thread seems to have a Johnny Cash theme going here, let me add one more:

I Walk The Line covered by LIVE - awesome!!!!!

KusoJijii
03-01-2006, 21:43
Originally posted by PeterJasonMN
SRV covering Voodoo Chile.



yes

IXLR8ED
03-03-2006, 13:19
'Blue Monday' by New Order covered by Orgy

AnimalK
03-13-2006, 20:21
"Ring Of Fire" by Johhny Cash (Great anyway) covered by Social Distortion (doesn't try to re-write it)
+1 on the Type O Negative "Cinnamon Girl"
"Day Tripper/She's So Heavy" by Type O is stunning.

(The KISS My Ass Tribute)
I like The Lemonheads version of "Plaster Caster" by Kiss
as well as "Christine Sixteen" covered by Gin Blossoms; but the most-baddest-assed Kiss cover is The Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover of "Detroit Rock City" (with a horn section).

NWORyan
03-14-2006, 19:15
3. Santana covering Fleetwod Mac’s - Black Magic Woman
It was before Peter Green left and those two girls joined and ruined a great band.

2. Deep Purple coving Joe South’s - Hush
Joe’s version is absolutely horrendous, is worth a listen if you want a laugh.

1 Cream covering Robert Johnson’s - Crossroads
Perfection on vinyl

California Jack
03-23-2006, 19:29
An interesting cover I've had fun collecting myself is a song originally by a guy named Eddie Cochran

SOME GUY NAMED EDDIE COCHRAN ......SOME GUY NAMED EDDIE COCHRAN

Sheesh:freak:

PennGlock
03-24-2006, 06:04
Sweet thread, I have tons!

Covers that are better than the original:

Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (best cover of all time)
Janis Joplin- Me and Bobby McGee
Van Halen- Girl You Really Got Me
Manfred Mann- Blinded by the Light
Doors- Backdoor Man
GnR- Knockin on Heaven's Door (go ahead and flame)
Cream- Crossroads
Patty Smith- Because the night
Elvis Costello- Dont let me be misunderstood
The Gourds- Jin and Juice
Aretha Franklin- Natural Woman
Uncle Tupelo- No Depression
Iced Earth- Dead Babies
Annie Lennox- No more I love yous
Talking Heads- Take me to the river


Good covers:

SRV- Voodoo Chile
Futureheads- Hounds of Love
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Norah Jones- Cold Cold Heart
CCR- Heard it through the Grapevie
Nirvanna- Man Who sold the world
Urge Overkill- Girl youll be a woman soon
Spiderbait- Black Betty
Gary Jules- Mad World
William Shatner- Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Joe Cocker- With a little help from my friends
Al Green- How can you mend a broken heart


Worst cover of all time that people dont realize is a cover:
Rod Steward covering Tom Waits' Downtown Train

Walter45Auto
03-24-2006, 06:33
Rose of San Antone Covered by Asleep at the Wheel. Can't remember if she's the oriinal artist on that one, but Patsy Cline Sung it awesome too.


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jp 19
03-24-2006, 07:03
Originally posted by Walter45Auto
[B]Rose of San Antone Covered by Asleep at the Wheel. Can't remember if she's the oriinal artist on that one, but Patsy Cline Sung it awesome too.


tanya tucker did it to back when she was young and pretty and married to glen cambell:shocked: sigh time can be so cruel....:freak:

SanduneCC
03-24-2006, 10:41
Urge Overkill- Girl you'll be a woman soon

I remember that from Pulp Fiction - very cool! BTW, that was when Vincent (John Travolta) went into the bathroom for the second time that day and got in trouble again.


Worst cover of all time that people dont realize is a cover:Rod Steward covering Tom Waits' Downtown Train

A sweet and haunting cover of 'Downtown Train' is by Everything But The Girl from their Acoustics album.

Walter45Auto
03-24-2006, 18:19
Originally posted by jp 19
tanya tucker did it to back when she was young and pretty and married to glen cambell:shocked: sigh time can be so cruel....:freak:

I gotta find a copy of Tanya Tucker doing that song then. I LOVE her Music.


:freak:






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California Jack
03-26-2006, 19:48
Bill Kirchen's cover of "My Window Faces South"
The Jam's Cover of "Midnight Hour"
The Incredible Shrinking Dickies's version of "Paranoid"
X's version of "Breathless"

Davegrave
03-26-2006, 20:01
Type O Negative - Summer Breeze
Aerosmith - Come Together
Metalica - Turn the Paige
Joe Cocker - With a Little Help from my Friends
Twizted - First Day Out

mlcs
04-08-2006, 14:07
blue monday-cover by orgy
devil went down to georgia- cover by primus

California Jack
04-08-2006, 14:14
Oh yeah, forgot my favorite, duh, "Get Out of Denver" by Eddie and the Hot Rods.

Tell 'em Fred
04-09-2006, 18:06
Crazy(Gnarls Barkley)

Listen here (http://hype.non-standard.net/track/25517)

pruitthall
04-09-2006, 22:31
Realize I contributed way back on page 1 or 2 of this thread, but an Eric email let me know the thread is active again and I've had one more to add. And it's one I simply cannot get out of my head: Spiderbait's cover of 'Black Betty'. Originally a Leadbelly tune, numerous others too, but I think Ram Jam's 1977 version was the most famous. That said, the Spiderbait version is outrageous!

Listen to it a couple of times and you've done some kind of neurological damage...you cannot get it out of your head!

Revelations
04-11-2006, 08:49
Im a huge fan of cover songs. I prefer them over the originals most of the time.


1. Limp Bizkit's - Behind Blue Eye

2. Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide

3. Johnny Cash - Hurt

4. Metallica - Turn the Page

5. Social Distortion's - Ring of Fire

6. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Any of their albums)

:beer:

hrminer92
04-13-2006, 23:42
Originally posted by Walter45Auto
Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'" by Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, George Strait, and Kenny Chesney wasn't too bad.
It wasn't too good either! I want to shoot my radio whenever it comes on.

Hank Williams III covering 87 Southbound by Wayne Hancock (actually III covering anything by Wayne, but that's probably the best)

Originally posted by SanduneCC
Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" by Apocalyptica (the 4 cellos)

ever hear bluegrass Metallica?

http://www.ironhorsebluegrass.com/Cds/fade.htm

hrminer92
04-13-2006, 23:56
Originally posted by pruitthall
Realize I contributed way back on page 1 or 2 of this thread, but an Eric email let me know the thread is active again and I've had one more to add. And it's one I simply cannot get out of my head: Spiderbait's cover of 'Black Betty'. Originally a Leadbelly tune, numerous others too, but I think Ram Jam's 1977 version was the most famous. That said, the Spiderbait version is outrageous!

Listen to it a couple of times and you've done some kind of neurological damage...you cannot get it out of your head!
I like Scott H Biram's version of it too.

Lone Revolver
04-14-2006, 21:09
Opeth - Circle of the Tyrants (Celtic Frost)
Opeth - Remember Tomorrow (Iron Maiden)
Shadows Fall - Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd)
Anthrax - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath)

Kalmah
04-15-2006, 17:24
Dandy Warhols - Hells Bells, (AC/DC)
Children of Bodom - Oops, I Did it Again, (Britney Spears)
Dark Tranquillity - Lady in Black, (Merciful Fate)
Atrocity - Wild Boys, (Duran Duran)
King Diamond - The Ripper, (Judas Priest)
The Misfits - Only Make Believe, (Conway Twitty)
Motorhead - God Save the Queen, (Sex Pistols)
Sisters of Mercy - Shout, (Tears for Fears)
Tori Amos - Raining Blood, (Slayer)

Walter45Auto
04-21-2006, 14:42
Originally posted by Walter45Auto
Those by Dwight Yaokum are great songs.

Webb Pierce did "In the Jailhouse now" too. I don't think Johnny Cash was the original artist of that one.

I think I found out who was.... Ernest Tubb and the Texas Trubadors.


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marley
04-23-2006, 13:01
I fought the law The clash
the Johnny and joe's redemption song
social d's ring of fire
johnny owns hurt
ramones needles and pins
I also like a lot of the other that have already listed.

TimC
05-06-2006, 14:33
Originally posted by Walter45Auto
Those by Dwight Yaokum are great songs.

Webb Pierce did "In the Jailhouse now" too. I don't think Johnny Cash was the original artist of that one.
Jimmie Rodgers was the original artist who recorded "In the Jailhouse Now"...in anyone is still interested.

Green_Manelishi
05-08-2006, 14:45
IMNSO most covers just plain suck. Especially if you've heard the original.

Noone can cover Sabbath. They set the standard.

I must confess though that they (Priest) lent a new edge to "Diamonds and Rust" as well as Spooky Tooth's "Better By You, Better Than Me."

I have been told, however, that when you listen to Gary Moore's "Blues for Greeny" you'd swear you are hearing the man, Peter Green(baum), himself.

Rock on.

G_M

W Turner
05-22-2006, 01:51
hrminer92-

Thanks for the tip on the Bluemetallicagrass. Those guys are only located about 30 miles form where I live. Gonna have to get a CD now. Went to their website and was really impressed with what I heard. Unlike Hayseed Dixie, they didn't just do the same songs bluegrass style, they changed them completely and it sounds great.

Bull

SkaOG
05-31-2006, 14:16
Anberlin - Love Song - The Cure

Cochese
06-10-2006, 18:23
I'm surprised at some of those not mentioned!

Seal's "Crazy", by Mushroomhead
S/G's "Mrs. Robinson", by The Lemonheads
Weezer's "Jamie", by Dashboard Confessional
Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence", by Failure
The Car's "Your all I've got tonight", by the Smashing Pumpkins
Brian Adams "Summer of '69", by MXPX
The Pixies "Where is my mind?", by lots of sweet bands (http://myoldkyhome.blogspot.com/2006/05/where-is-my-mind.html)
MJ's "Smooth Criminal", by Alien Ant Farm
Weezer's "Say it Ain't So", "El Scorcho", and "Tired of Sex", all as performed by the Deftones live.
Three Dog Night's "One", by Filter
The Ramones "I wanna be sedated", by The Offspring
Korobeniki, (The Peddler's, a russian folk song), by Ozma
Pearl Jam's "Black", performed (not as well) by Aaron Lewis
Tool's "Sober", performed (not as well) by Aaron Lewis (Stained)
Harry Chapin's "Cats in the Cradle", by Ugly Kid Joe


If I think of anything else, I will edit and add. This is off the top of my head stuff that I didn't see here..

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PoiDog
06-26-2006, 18:21
An odd one, maybe. 10CC's 'Ready to go home' covered by Asia back in 2001.

I like the Asia version better. Great song!

wannanuderglock
07-16-2006, 14:50
If you haven't heard it listen to Ozzy's cover of staying alive

wolfy692005
07-23-2006, 07:50
stain's stripped cover of alice in chain's "nutshell" is by far the best

Glockerel
07-28-2006, 08:11
Another vote for Clash's "I fought the Law" and Social Distortions "Ring of Fire" They also do "Makin Believe" and "King of Fools" quite well.
Stones- Route 66
Ricky Skaggs- Walls of Time (bill monroe)
Gregg Allman's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"

punkture
03-14-2008, 10:06
Self's rendition of the doobie brother's "what a fool believes" made it to rolling stones top 10 cover songs a few years back. i'd have to say i agree with them.

punkture
03-14-2008, 10:41
oh and the entire between the buried and me "the anatomy of" album.

pink_vibrations
03-16-2008, 10:58
Michael Buble..."Moondance"
Jewel...."It's Too Darn Hot"
Johnny Cash...."Hurt"
Better Than Ezra..."Conjunction Junction"
Vanessa Carlton..."Paint It Black"
Charlotte Martin..."Wild Horses"
Pearl Jam..."Last Kiss"

NeoGlocker
03-17-2008, 20:04
David Lee Roth's cover of The Beach Boys - California Girls

Pseudo Echos cover of Lipps Inc. - Funky Town

Little Caesar's cover of Aretha Franklin's - Chain of Fools

Fancy's cover of The Trogg's - Wild Thing

Grand Funk Railroad's cover of Little Eva's(?) - Locomotion

Rare Earth's cover of Ray Charles' - What I'd Say

Van Halen's cover of The Kink's - You Really Got Me

...just to name a few.:smoking:

fastsix
03-23-2008, 13:46
Taxman - SRV (originally by The Beatles)
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Butthole Surfers (originally by Donovan)
I'm a Long Gone Daddy - The The (originally by Hank Williams Sr.)

Blast
05-24-2008, 02:45
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by the Cardigans.:whistling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE9X_Yui1L8&feature=related




Not. Nobody can successfully cover anything by Black Sabbath. Sorry.:miff:

hyJOEstatic SHOCK
02-04-2010, 04:03
Tool, covering Led Zeppelin's No Quarter (my personal fav Zep cover).

Rage Against the Machine, covering Bruce Springsteen's The Ghost of Tom Joad.

Fiona Apple, covering Jimi Hendrix's Sweet Angel.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Springsteen)

Green_Manelishi
02-08-2010, 15:32
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by the Cardigans.:whistling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE9X_Yui1L8&feature=related

Not. Nobody can successfully cover anything by Black Sabbath. Sorry.:miff:

What he said. And Sabbath is not Sabbath sans Ozzy. I like Dio, and Gillan, but they are not Sabbath. Dio is Dio, Gillan is Deep Purple.

Green_Manelishi
02-08-2010, 15:35
3. Santana covering Fleetwod Mac’s - Black Magic Woman
It was before Peter Green left and those two girls joined and ruined a great band.


I prolly posted it earlier but Priest does a killer-kover of Green's Manalishi !!!