Best Cover Songs..

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  1. tomas_brolin

    tomas_brolin Member

    Jan 27, 2004
    Geneva, IL
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    I was wondering what are some of ur favorite cover songs. Mine are Blue Monday by Orgy and Blitzkrieg Bop by Rob Zombie.

    Anyways, how about you?
     
  2. Deuteriumoxide

    May 27, 2003
    Rockville, MD
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    I love it when Pearl Jam play Baba O'Riley by the Who.
     
  3. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    there's an old thread on this. that makes this thread a cover of the previous thread. :D
     
  4. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    I like punk covers.

    Stepping Stone (The Monkeys) by Minor Threat

    Having My Baby (Paul Anka) by The Circle Jerks

    Message To Rudi (The Specials) by The Dead Milkmen

    My Way (Frank Sinatra) by Sid Vicious

    Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley) by The Dead Kennedys

    Soul Kitchen (The Doors) by X

    Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash) by Wall Of Voodoo and Social Distortion

    Do You Wanna Dance (Cliff Richard?) by The Ramones
     
  5. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
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    Oct 4, 2001
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    I like Classic Rock...

    She's Not There-Santana (The Zombies)

    Summertime Blues-The Who (Eddie Cochran)

    Diamonds and Rust-Judas Priest (Joan Baez)

    Highway 61 revisted-Johnny Winter (Bob Dylan)

    Train Kept a Rollin'-Aerosmith (The Yardbirds)
     
  6. MLSNHTOWN

    MLSNHTOWN Member+

    Oct 27, 1999
    Houston, TX
    Madonna - American Pie.....End of Story


    :) :) :) :)
     
  7. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    The single best cover of all time is available for download here. Scroll down to Smells Like Teen Spirit. Listen. You'll thank me for it.
     
  8. Malaga CF fan

    Malaga CF fan Member

    Apr 19, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
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    Colorado Rapids
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    Devo - Head like a Hole (NIN)
     
  9. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Gin and Juice (Snoop Dogg) by The Gourds
     
  10. Deuteriumoxide

    May 27, 2003
    Rockville, MD
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    New York Red Bulls
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    Dynamite Hacks cover of that old NWA song.... i can't remember what it's called, but man is that fun.
     
  11. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
    We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder (Beatles)
    (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello (Nick Lowe)
    You've Really Got A Hold On Me - Beatles (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
    Memories Are Made Of This - Johnny Cash (Dean Martin)
    How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Al Green (Bee Gees)
    My Back Pages - The Byrds (Bob Dylan)
    Solitary Man - Chris Isaak (Neil Diamond)
    One Hundred Years From Now - Wilco (Gram Parsons)
    Bad Time - The Jayhawks (Grand Funk Railroad)
    Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Rod Stewart (Bob Dylan)
    Bring The Noise - The Unholy Trio (Public Enemy)
     
  12. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    "Boyz-N-The-Hood," I think.

    Yeah, that is a great cover.

    Speaking of NWA, I'm listening to the remastered version of Ice Cube's "Amerikka's Most Wanted" right now on my headphones. Great CD.
     
  13. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
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    Oct 4, 2001
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    Anything ever covered by Hayseed Dixie or Dread Zepplin. :D
     
  14. brianzappa

    brianzappa Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    In a big country
    Johnny Cash's cover of Ring of Fire by June Carter and Merle Kilgore.
    The White Stripes' cover of One More Cup of Coffee (The Valley Below) by Bob Dylan.
     
  15. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    No I will not thank you for that. It was a horrible, horrible version of that song and I want that those few minutes of my life back. If I want to listen to a good cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit, I would go listen to the Tori Amos version.
     
  16. MassachusettsRef

    MassachusettsRef Moderator
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    Apr 30, 2001
    Washington, DC
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    Gourds - Gin & Juice and Dynamite Hack - Boyz in the Hood both deserve being mentioned again. Dynamite Hack also covers Today Was a Good Day, which is also excellent. Some others:

    U2 - Everlasting Love
    Eels - Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover (live)
    Goldfinger - 99 Red Balloons

    (some other Goldfinger covers are worth mentioning, like Just Like Heaven, Time After Time, Feel Like Making Love, and Is She Really Going Out With Him...Goldfinger, unlike a lot of ska bands, puts out some great covers, in my opinion)

    Worst cover of all-time? Without a doubt....Take My Breath Away by Jessica Simpson. She absolutely butchered a great, memorable song.
     
  17. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    Here's some Beatles covers that make the grade, IMO...

    The Long And Winding Road- Aretha Franklin
    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds- Elton John <ducks>
    She's Leaving Home- Al Jarreau
    Got To Get You Into My Life- Earth, Wind & Fire
    Come Together- Michael Hedges

    ...and some covers I listed in the last thread that "covered" this topic:

    Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime- The Dream Academy (Korgis)
    She Watch Channel Zero- Follow For Now (Public Enemy)
    After The Gold Rush- Michael Hedges (Crosby, Stills, & Nash- can't remember if Neil was in on this one)

    Well-played, but just don't do anything for me:
    Higher Ground- RHCP (Stevie Wonder)
     
  18. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    :eek: I haven't listened to this latest version but if it's worse than Tori Amos' version I won't burden my ears. Tori Amos' version is the absolute worst cover I've ever heard. Don't tell me you like that!
     
  19. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Jeff Buckley doing Hallelujah.

    Can't believe I'm the first to say it.
     
  20. brianzappa

    brianzappa Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    In a big country
    Nice one. For Cohen covers, I favor "I Can't Forget" by the Pixies, but I've yet to hear a Cohen cover that does it for me like the original. Buckley certainly more than did Hallelujah justice, though. Beautiful voice.
     
  21. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago
    I was just talking about the Pixies one. I prefer it to the original. Their Neil Young covers ("Winterlong" and "I've Been Waiting for You") are also both excellent.

    Bowie's cover of "Cactus" isn't too shabby. That record ("Heathen") also include's Bowie's version of the Pixies' version of "I've Been Waiting for You."

    Radio Birdman and the Mono Men both did excellent covers of "You're Gonna Miss Me" (13th Floor Elevators).

    The Fall "Victoria" (The Kinks).

    The Replacements doing just about anything drunk.
     
  22. Frieslander

    Frieslander Member
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    Feb 14, 2000
    North Jersey
    I've never heard the Neil Diamond or Chris Isaak version of this song but I really like the Johnny Cash version.

    I know I'm from Jersey so my vote doesn't count but I like The Boss' cover of "Jersey Girl" (Tom Waits).
     
  23. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    ...Baby One More Time - Travis (Britney Spears) ;)
     
  24. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Cash's version is good (they both outshine the original, naturally), but considerably different. He plays into his own image by singing it defiantly, whereas Isaak plays to his image and sings it with longing and hope.

    I love Bruce's version, but I think Waits' is slightly better.
     
  25. gildarkevin

    gildarkevin Member

    Aug 26, 2002
    Washington, DC
    I'm a huge fan of U2's cover of "Everlasting Love", which was mentioned earlier.

    I'm also a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. I think that the cover Johnny Cash does of "I'm on Fire" is fantastic. But then again, just about anything Johnny Cash does is going to put a new spin on the song and will end up sounding great.

    For me, I think Gary Jules' "Mad World" takes the cake right now. Sure, it's been uber-popular in recent times. But when the original band (Tears for Fears) actually comes out and all but says that the new version is better and that they have changed the way they're playing the song live now, that's some serious credibility.

    It will probably all change when the Noel Gallagher version of "Freelove Freeway" finally becomes available, though.
     

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