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The best rendition of a classic tune.....

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mike N, Mar 3, 2001.

  1. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Since theres a thread on the worst,how about a thread on the best?My faves(in no particular order)

    Highway Star(Deep Purple)-Metal Church
    Sabbath Bloody Sabbath(Black Sabbath)-Anthrax
    Nobodys Fault(Aerosmith)-Testament
  2. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Black Sabbath's War Pigs done by Faith No More.

    There have to be dozens more, but I need more time to thinkabout it.

  3. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, I don't know if it counts, but the S&M versions of some Metallica classics, like For Whom the Bell Tolls. I much prefer the orchestrated version to the original.

    And I love "Desire" Played by Gary Hoey, it's a guitar rendition of some old Irish tune (I think, it's what I'm repeatedly told). I love it!
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I dont think these count, but...

    "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" by Gary Hoey

    "Mario Bros. Theme" by Mr. Bungle (thank bisk!)

    "Donna Lee" by Jaco (Alain Carons wasnt bad, either)

    "Havona" by Christian McBride

    None are really CLASSIC, but hey...
  5. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    1 Hearts version of Zeps Rock&Roll
    2 Metalica's version of Queens Stone Cold Crazy
    3 The Firms version of the Everly Bros. You Lost that Lovin Feelin Tony Franklins fretless tone is great
    4 Johnny Cash's version of Sound Gardens Rusty Cage
  6. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Oh, Thanks for Reminding me Funkster,
    Metallica's Whiskey in the Jar, I like it MUCH better than the Thin Lizzy version, same with Turn the Page.
    Heck, Metallica can do a pretty mean cover.

    Angus, doesn't Gary Hoey rule all over the place? (You're the only other guy who's ever mentioned him)
  7. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    T-Bone Walker composed and played "Stormy Monday", a blues classic. However I far prefer The Allman Bothers version of "Stormy Monday."

    I don't know who wrote the standard "Happy Days Are Here Again", but when Barbra Streisand sang it on her national television debut in the early 1960s, she sang it very slowly and with palpable sadness. That was an incredible innovation on that old standard. Her version of it launched her career.

  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "My Favorite Things"-John Coltrane
  9. mullet_head_81


    Jan 27, 2001
    sabbath bloody sabbath-iron maiden
    (i'll have to check out that anthrax version)
  10. I've heard a pretty killer rendition of Auld Lyne Sang by Jimi Hendrix.
  11. oo0o00o0oo


    Apr 30, 2000
    Snowblind - System Of A Down (Orig. Black Sabbath)
  12. Anthrax also did a great version of Joe Jackson's "Got the Time".
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Almost forgot this one.Exodus did a great cover of "Low Rider".I think it was on their "Fabulous Disaster" Lp.
  14. "these boots were made for walking" - op ivy
    "i fought the law" - the clash
    "uptown girl" - me first and the gimmie gimmies
    "climbing up the walls" - sarah slean (original by radiohead, search for this on napster, it's great!)
    which reminds me
    "nobody does it better" - radiohead
    "the star-spangled banner" by you-know-who ;)
  15. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Rocks Around The Glocks

    Aug 30, 2000
    Greece, Europe
    Death - Painkiller (Judas Priest)

    Heir Apparrent - The Sound Of Silence (Simon&Garfunkel)

    Sanctuary - White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)

    Nevermore - Love Bites (Judas Priest)

    Fates Warning - In Trance (Scorpions)

    Cradle of Filth - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

    Mad Cow - Livin La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin) < CHECK THIS OUT :D
  16. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    better than thin lizzy's version? i never saw much of a difference. plus hetfield's vox make me waan puke :D

    maiden's version of massacre by thin lizzy

    celtic frost's mexican radio

    dimmu borgir's you're gonna burrn in hell

    testament's sails of charon and draw the line

    cardigan's boys are back in town, sabbath bloody sabbath and iron man

    slayer's inna gadda davida

    judas priest's diamonds and rust and green manaleashe (sp?)

    apollyon sun's babylon fell
  17. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Right now it's the <b>Peter Gunn Theme</b> by <b>The Hellecasters</b>

    Twangin' fun!

    Honorable mention:

    <b>Paul Gilbert's</b> version of <b>When Two become One</b> by the <b>Spice Girls</b>, recorded live at some guitar workshop. The version on 'Alligator Farm' isn't half as good....
  18. They did a brilliant version of 'Rocket Man' :)
    Also check out 'Street Fighting Man' as covered by RATM.
  19. I really liked Primus' rendition of "Have a Cigar" orig. Pink Floyd.
  20. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    He sure as hell does!

    BTW, Bassin', I love Anthrax's version of "Got The Time", but live, their bassist couldnt keep time! He kept slowing down (gee, wonder why!), and he messed up a bunch during the solo. Check out their video too, it happens there also. Talk about a bassist who also has terrible tone live! Its those damn Ps (and Marshalls)!

    He could really use a nice Roscoe and some Edens!

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