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The Cover Thread

Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by Mike Ness, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Mike Ness

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    We have had many, many complaints about Hollywood remaking popular movies, rightly deserved in my opinion.

    One thing I have never minded is seeing a band cover a classic song, I have always really enjoyed this. I'm a huge fan of Pearl Jam and they have done numerous covers including The Who's "Baba Oreilly, The Kids are Alright" and a couple others. They also do Neil Youngs "Rockin in the Freeworld."

    The most famous remake is probably Jimi Hendrix doing Bob Dylans "All Along The Watchtower", one of my absolute favorite covers is also a Dylan classic and that's GNR singing "Knocking on Heavens Door."

    What is your favorite COVER song?
     
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    Bodyjar - Hazy shade of winter (Original by the Mammas And The Poppas)



    Newton Faulkner - Teardrops(Live and unaccompanied) (Original by Massive Attack)

     
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    Posted this before, and it will always be my favorite cover. Botch covering "O Fortuna"

    Others I enjoy include:

    "Waiting Room" by Atom and His Package - Just stupid and fun

    The Tea Party covering "Paint It Black" - Just catchy

    Dual cover by Alexisonfire covering Moneen's "Passing of America" and Moneen covering AOF's "Accidents" - One of those instances where each band really puts their own spin on the other's song AND the video is really good in my opinion. I certainly think it's worth watching in its entirety.

    I did a quick Google search and found this supposed list of the 100 greatest cover songs.

    Just want to reiterate "All Along the Watchtower." It activates fucking cylons!
     
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    I can think of three that immediately stand out for me.



    The live album version is much better than the studio cover. The solo is incredible, and it's live.



    Anything by Me First and The Gimme Gimmes is brilliant, but this one sticks its neck out as my favorite.



    This one's just great.
     
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    Better than the original i'd say. In both cases.




     
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    This one rises head and shoulders above Johnny Nash's version. In fact, it's one of my top ten songs of all time.


    Zombie making Black Sabbath's heaviest (and best) song even heavier? FUCK yeah.


    This is my very favourite Eagles' song, covering Steve Young.
     
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    Johnny Cash covering Hurt by the Nine Inch Nails

    Nirvana covering Lake of Fire by the Meat Puppets


    I also like
    Nirvana's cover of Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie.
    Pearl Jam's cover of Last Kiss by Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders
    Pearl Jam's cover of Love, Reign over me by The Who
    ...and probably more I can't think of.
     
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    "Dylan wrote it, Jimmy perfected it, everyone else copied it."

    Gotta be honest though, I do really like The Dave Matthews Band version of All Along the Watchtower. Not as good as Jimi's, but pretty close.

    My favorite cover, though, would be Phish's version of The Rolling Stone's "Loving Cup". Just hearing that song can fix the shittiest of days for me.
     
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    I wish Joe Cocker would cover every song ever made.



     
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    It sucks that I can't post links from my phone, but:
    Guns N Roses did a lot of good covers on The Spaghetti Incident? The best one is Hair of the Dog, originally done by Nazareth. This song was fucking written for Axl. I'm sure you're surprised that I think so.

    Black Label Society-Whiter Shade of Pale, I Never Dreamed. If you like Zakk's voice, these are excellent.

    Faith No More-War Pigs. If you haven't heard this, do it. NOW. This is quite possibly my favorite cover ever.
     
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    Some oldies:

    Blinded by the light - Manfred Mann (cover of Springsteen)
    Der Komissar - After the Fire (cover of Falco)
    Signs - Tesla (cover of Five Man Electrical Band)

    Newer:

    Boyz in the Hood - Dynamite Hack (cover of Eazy-E)
    Landslide - Smashing Pumpkins (cover of Fleetwood Mac)
    Tuesday's Gone - Metallica (cover of Skynyrd)
    Whiskey In The Jar - Metallica (cover of Thin Lizzy)
     
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    Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen Original)

    Tool "No Quarter" (Led Zeppelin Original)
     
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    I love the original, done by Seal, but Alanis' version is a little more edgy/punky and the lyrics were made for her voice.

     
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    Well I like metal, and this is a remake of the rap song Still Fly - Birdman. It's by a band that i dont really consider metal, however I like this song by Devil Wears Prada.


    I really like The Kinks - You really got me. I think Van Halen did an awesome cover.
     
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    There are a few I think are great;



    Not a fan of KSE, but I really like this cover of the Dio classic (funny video, too);



    Also, another great one from CoB, Big Lebowski style;

     
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    Speaking of the Big Lebowski, Townes Van Zandt does an awesome cover of The Rolling Stones-Dead Flowers, on the soundtrack. While I am a huger stones fan, the song is more suited to a twangy blues style.
     
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    I posted this one before, but it's reeeeeally hard to top it.

     
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    Me and my damn prog rock sensibilities

    Yes covering Richie Havens' No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed



    The Nice covering Leonard Bernstein's America.



    ELP covering two Aaron Copland pieces - Fanfare for the Common Man and Hoedown





    And a nice change of pace. Evie Sands covering The Liverpool Five's Anyway That You Want Me



    And finally, for Ferris Bueller's Day Off fans, Dream Academy covering The Smiths Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

     
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    Jeffrey Gaines' cover of In Your Eyes is pretty good too

     
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