Best Cover Songs..

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  1. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hanover
    Club:
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Here are covers from a European perspective, only the international ones mentioned ;-)
    Hermes House Band - I will survive (biggest party song ever! ;-) )
    Dick Brave and The Backbeats - all songs they made (do you like Rock'n Roll?)
    Placebo - Running up that hill
    The Donots - We're not gonna take it
    The Brown Derbies - In you'r Eyes ( A capella)

    Try some, think you'll like them... ;-)
     
  2. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. La China Poblana

    May 13, 2003
    Chicago
    I never heard that one either, but if their version of "White Lines" is any indication... Ughhh...
     
  4. Rambler

    Rambler New Member

    May 6, 2003
    So what were they trying to achieve then ? I like some Floyd lyrcis, but they get bogged down in the music which is impossible to move too.

    I reckon Kylie would do a good cover of Mother or Hey You. A Pin Floyd dance album would be awesome
     
  5. Frieslander

    Frieslander Member
    Staff Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    North Jersey
    this is, how you say, a wind-up. yes?
     
  6. Bowcow

    Bowcow New Member

    Dec 13, 2003
    Midlands
    I don't think so Frieslander, I've encountered Mr Rambler before and I'm afraid he tries to like good music but no matter how much he listens to it "The Wall" will never sound as good as "Saturday night fever" to him.

    On the subject on covers though, I love Dylan yet many of his songs are better when covered by others.

    Although I'm not sure a version of "tangled up in blue" would work if given a remix by Fatboyslim before you suggest it Rambler.
     
  7. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    The Clash cover of Pressure Drop.
     
  8. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    Philly
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Your the reason why the music industry completely sucks ass right now :rolleyes:
     
  9. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    The greatest cover song has to be the Boss' Because the Night. Patty Smith and 10,000 Maniacs and the great Charlottesville bar band, Rude Buddha. Of course, the Patty Smith version is the one I hear in my head, so when Bruce does it live, it sounds like a cover, so he gets double points for covering his own song.

    Something is pretty similar with Elvis Costello's Girls Talk, which was covered by Linda Ronstadt and Dave Edmunds. Both are so good, Elvis' sounds like the cover. Linda Ronstadt also did a pretty good cover of Alison.
     
  10. Masfaygo

    Masfaygo Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Kansas City
    as right now this is the cover that i enjoy Hava Nagila (Christmas Arrangement) by Me First & the gimme gimmes.


    i really like most of the cover that Phish does live. Like

    terripan station by the grateful dead
     
  11. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    1969 - Sisters of Mercy (Iggy & The Stooges)
    Love Will Tear Us Apart - Swans (Joy Division)
    Just Like Heaven - Dinosaur Jr. (The Cure)
    Indian Summer - Luna (Beat Happening)
     
  12. Lithium858

    Lithium858 Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Baton Rouge
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "I Shot The Sheriff" by Eric Clapton is better than the original.
     
  13. Ronaldo T Willemski

    Ronaldo T Willemski New Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    Brizroy
    Tools version of Zepplin's "No Quarter" from Salival is tops.
     
  14. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    "Independent Woman" -- Elbow (vs. Destiny's Child)
     
  15. Heyzeus Krist

    Heyzeus Krist New Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    Richard Cheese - Baby Got Back

    Yes it's some cheesy lounge type muzack but it's still great.
     
  16. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like "Ballad of Evermore" ( Led Zeppelin ) by The Lovemongers from the "Singles" soundtrack. It's cleaner than the original, and a replica, not a new take. The mandolin part is excellent.

    From "Beat The Retreat", the Richard Thompson covers album, I like "I Misunderstood" by Dinosaur Jr.

    Jennifer Warnes "First We Take Manhattan" ( Leonard Cohen ) from "Famous Blue Raincoat"
     
  17. Lithium858

    Lithium858 Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Baton Rouge
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since this is a cover songs thread, I have a question. Is the new Goo Goo Dolls song "Give A little Bit" a cover? It sounds like a classic rock song, but I can't think of who it might've been by originally.

    Now that I think of it, does anyone know who covered Phil Collin's song "In The Air Tonight" that ESPN was playing during the playoffs? For some reason I kinda liked it. And a side note, Marilyn Manson did a good job with "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode or however you spell it. (I think that's the band...)
     
  18. Prairielander

    Prairielander New Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    The Land of OZ
    I really like the Van Morrison / Roger Waters vesion on the "live" Wall. I don't know if it's better than the original but I think it's the best song on that CD.
     
  19. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Camper van Beethoven's version of "Pictures of Matchstick Men."
     
  20. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    The original is by Supertramp, and I heard the cover for the first time Thursday PM. It's not bad, but the original's way better.

    Has anyone mentioned Cheap Trick's cover of "Ain't That A Shame" yet?
     
  21. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Take On Me - Reel Big Fish (A-Ha)
    Tainted Love - Shades Apart (Soft Cell covered it and I can't remember who did the original)
    Supernaut - 1000 Homo DJ's (Black Sabbath)
    That's A Lie - Too Much Joy (LL Cool J)
    Speed Racer - Sponge
    Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus (Bowie)
    Tears of a Clown - English Beat (Smokey Robinson)
    Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm (Michael Jackson)
    Faith - Limp Bizkit (George Michael)

    And somebosy mentioned Just Like Heaven by Dinosaur Jr., which is excellent.
     
  22. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Oops, I forgot two, actually, both by the same band.

    Absolutely Sweet Marie - Jason & the Scorchers (Bob Dylan)
    19th Nervous Breakdown - Jason & the Scorchers (Rolling Stones)
     
  23. musicl

    musicl New Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    Any band that does a Dylan song.

    Jimi Hendrix - all along the watch tower
    Guns N Roses - knocking on heavens door
    Byrds - My back pages
    Manfred Man - Kim the escomo (may not be real name)
     
  24. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not positive....but I thought it was "Quinn the Eskimo."?
     
  25. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    It's "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)". I've heard both used as a title.
     

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