Song Covers you like

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  1. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    The Jesus And Mary Chain did a great version of Vegetable Man by Syd Barrett.
    I like Ministry's version of Space Truckin' by Deep Purple.
    They're Coming To Take Me Away, the Lard version...
    Good Vibrations, by Fleshhouse, from the Shut Up Kitty comp.
    In a twist, I like Gram Parsons' various covers he did with different people in his too-short time. The version of Dark End Of The Street he did with the Flying Burrito Brothers really does it for me, as does Linda Ronstadt's version.
    And of course, Not Fade Away, done by The Grateful Dead.
     
  2. Curmei

    Curmei

    Dec 29, 2008
    I always liked Voivod's cover of Astronomy Domine:
     
  3. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Three Dog Night were the masters at having huge hit songs with cover versions. Here are some of them.

    Try a Little Tenderness - the Ray Noble Orchestra with vocals by Val Rosing
    Your Song - Elton John
    One - Harry Nilsson
    Heaven Is in Your Mind - Traffic
    Feelin' Alright- Traffic
    It's for You - Cilla Black and written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
    Chest Fever - The Band
    Eli's Coming - Laura Nyro
    Easy to Be Hard - the cast of Hair
    Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - Eric Burdon and written by Randy Newman
    Out in the Country - Paul Williams
    One Man Band - Leo Sayer
    Joy to the World - Hoyt Axton
    Liar - Argent
    An Old Fashioned Love Song - Paul Williams
    Never Been to Spain - Hoyt Axton
    The Family of Man - Paul Williams
    Black & White - Earl Robinson
    Pieces of April - David Loggins
    Shambala - Daniel Moore
    Let Me Serenade You - John Finley
    The Show Must Go On - Leo Sayer
    Sure As I'm Sittin' Here - John Haitt
    Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) - Allen Toussaint
     
  4. tycobb73

    tycobb73

    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon, Sexy and I Know It.
     
  5. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    The Corrs cover of Everybody Hurts is amazing.

    The Meters cover of Down by the River is sick as is the Indigo Girls version of the same song.

    Nickle Creeks cover of Out of the Woods is fantastic.

    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover of Detroit Rock City is pure gold.
     
  6. wilberthenry

    wilberthenry

    May 12, 2009
    Gov't Mule do a ton of great covers live, but my favorite lately is Keller and the Keels covering Uncle Disney by Drive by Truckers
     
  7. benevan

    benevan Supporting Member

    May 2, 2002
    Texas
    Covers pretty much in name only - musically very different

    The Cure - Purple Haze
     
  8. Emilym80

    Emilym80

    Sep 15, 2011

    Done to death, I know. It's probably one of the most covered songs ever. Still...
     
  9. JumboJack

    JumboJack

    Dec 31, 2007
    Lakewood,CA.
    Satifaction....Devo
    Got The Time....Antrax
    Radar Love....White Lion
    Date Rape....Fishbone
    Whiskey In The Jar...Metallica
    I Am The Walrus...Oingo Boingo
    99 Red Baloons..Goldfinger
    Green Manalishi...Judas Priest
     
  10. sadasar

    sadasar

    Jan 21, 2012
    Dallas Texas.
    endorsing artist hard luck king guitars and knuckle head strings
    Dynamite hack boys in the hood.
     
  11. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Ram Jam's cover of Black Betty is the best version of that song in my opinion

    George Harrison's cover of Got My Mind Set On You (#1 in January 1988) was a bigger hit than the original done by James Ray (#22 in 1962)

    George Harrison

     
  12. Unprofessional

    Unprofessional

    Mar 5, 2012
    Black Diamond - The Replacements (KISS)

    +1 on Satisfaction covered by DEVO. I love that screwy version.
     
  13. +1

    Check out The Smithereens full-album covers of "Meet The Beatles" and 'Tommy". Both are spectacular.
     
  14. TomA1234

    TomA1234

    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    My favorite cover is Feeling good by Muse, they really made it their own.
     
  15. fmoore200

    fmoore200

    Mar 22, 2011
    NYC
    Darling Nikki - foo fighters (prince)
    Hoochie Coochie Man - Jimi Hendrix (Willie Dixon)
    Crossroads - cream (Robert Johnson)
    Any standard by thelonious monk
     
  16. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY


    NOFX version of Minor Threat's "Straight Edge" Talk about total rewrite!
     
  17. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Already tired tomorrow

    Dec 21, 2011
    NW Chicago 'burbs
  18. pokol

    pokol

    Mar 22, 2012
    Wow so many songs to listen to. Still going through them...
     
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