Song Covers you like

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  1. pokol

    pokol

    Mar 22, 2012
    Was just reading a thread about horrible covers of songs by 'pop stars' so I thought I would start a thread about covers people dig.

    I'll start with a couple of slightly humorous ones. First is Carnival in Coal doing Baker Street, originally by Gerry Rafferty.

    http://youtu.be/-ijAqN6LB5I

    Children of Bodom doing a better job than Britney. Still not a great song but funny.

    http://youtu.be/K84j7CJIUKU

    Being a big Nine Inch Nails and Johnny Cash fan, this is great.

    http://youtu.be/l95D7leeU3w

    Let's see what pops up.
     
  2. DaDrew2112

    DaDrew2112

    Apr 7, 2011
    Rochester

    originally by the shocking blue, covered by nirvana.
     
  3. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    To me, there's no reason to record a cover unless it's very different from the "original", though most folks confuse popular with original.

    I love Casandra Wilson's covers of so many songs- "Love Is Blindness", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Last Train To Clarcksville", etc


    Tuck and Patti do great cover of Hendrix on "Castles Made Of Sand/Little Wing". Much more interesting than SRV's masturbatory guitar excess of Hendrix.

    John
     
  4. Ingratil

    Ingratil

    Jun 13, 2011
    Baby, by dirty loops. =)
    After listening to that i think i even started to like Justin Bieber hahahaha
     
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    "Blinded By The Light" by Manfred Mann. Bruce should never be allowed to sing this song ;)
     
  6. Nugun

    Nugun

    Dec 31, 2011
    Mesquite, TX
    Oh this ones easy. The Metro by Berlin as covered by my favorite band of all time, System of a Down.

    System of a Down - Metro
     
  7. sadasar

    sadasar

    Jan 21, 2012
    Dallas Texas.
    endorsing artist hard luck king guitars and knuckle head strings
    Another children of bosom one I dug was bed of nails by I believe Alice cooper they did it some justice I think.


    Love metallica's versions of turn the page, stone cold crazy and the merciful fate medley they did on garage inc.

    matisyahu did a cool version of message in a bottle.

    I'm not a korn fan but I dug their take on brick in the wall parts 1-3

    Alien ant farms version of smooth criminal is a guilty pleasure I'm sad to say.

    Amon Amarth did a funny version of Ariel's by system of a down as the last track of surder rising.

    I believe still remains did a cover of war ensemble for a video game sound track that was awesome.

    Between the buried and me's take on blackened by Metallica is better than the original haha.

    Johnny cash personal Jesus.

    There's a ton more but I think I've put a few too many already.
     
  8. Ricnroll

    Ricnroll

    Dec 30, 2010
    Vancouver, B.C.
    I really love the way Nazareth took other peoples tunes and made them their own

    This Flight Tonight - Joni Mitchell
    Shapes of Things - The Yardbirds
    Alcatraz - Leon Russell
    Vigilante Man - Woodie Guthrie
    Love Hurts - Everly Bros (written by B Bryant)
     
  9. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist

    Oct 28, 2005
    Scatterbrain - Down With The Ship - touches on how many songs?

     
  10. pokol

    pokol

    Mar 22, 2012
    Keep em coming Sadasar! And everyone else.

    It's good to discover a fresh take on an old song. A cover isn't intended to replace..
     
  11. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist

    Oct 28, 2005
    David Lindley

    No idea who did the original, but "The State Of Arkansas"
     
  12. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist

    Oct 28, 2005
    Funny cover.

    Zappa doing "Ring Of Fire"
     
  13. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist

    Oct 28, 2005
    And, lastly, Sweet Moans covering Just Got Paid / Dazed And Confused.

     
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I disclose nothing
     
  15. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist

    Oct 28, 2005
    Lennon Legend

    How Do You Sleep
     
  16. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist

    Oct 28, 2005
    The Fab Faux = superb!
     
  17. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist

    Oct 28, 2005
    Virtual Zeppelin

    Ten Years Gone
     
  18. pokol

    pokol

    Mar 22, 2012
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    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
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