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Best Cover Songs/Versions Ever?

 
 
Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 09:39 pm
In your opinion, what are the best cover songs of all time?

Please include as much of you know about: name of song, cover artist, orginal artist. (lets help each other beef up our ipods...)

Thank you!
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shari6905
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 09:51 pm
Boys of Summer- Don Henley
Remix- DJ Sammy
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 09:53 pm
Husker Du covering Eight Miles High, by the Byrds.
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 09:54 pm
Here's a few to get us started -- these are not necessarily all mine - my friends sent me a lot of these:

Husker Du - "Eight Miles High" cover by - (Byrds)

Johny Cash - "Hurt" cover by (original by Nine Inch Nails)

Richard Thompson - "Oops I Did it Again" (original - oh please, you know who)
Social Distortion - "Ring of Fire" (Johny Cash)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Dear Prudence (Beatles)
Sisters of Mercy - Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Marilyn Manson?- Like a Virgin (Madonna)

Iz - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Run D.M.C. - Walk This Way
Sonic Youth - Superstar (From the Carpenters Tribute Album)
Rufus Wainwright did a cover of Hallelujah on the Shrek Soundtrack that was good

Nostalgia 77 covering Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes

Ocean Blue doing "There is a Light that Never Goes Out" by the Smiths

Dwight Yoakam!"

Dwight Yoakam doing 3 covers: I Want You to Want Me , Train in Vain, Suspicious Minds
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 09:56 pm
LionTamerX wrote:
Husker Du covering Eight Miles High, by the Byrds.


Hey there X!

Funny, we posted the same song near the same time.

Right back to that synchronicity thang.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 09:58 pm
"Wild Horses," by Mazzy Star, originally the Stones.
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 10:07 pm
IMO, Johnny Cash covering "Rowboat" by Beck was one of the coolest things he ever did. He was ancient by then , but showed what great sensibilities he had.

(Sup, EM ? Welcome back.)
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CrazyDiamond
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 10:10 pm
Another Brick in the Wall pt.2--Korn (originally by Pink Floyd)
All Along the Watchtower --Jimi Hendrix (originally by Bob Dylan)

Yeah this is all I've got right off the top of my head. I don't usually like cover songs all that much anyway.
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 10:17 pm
A few years back(2000? or so?), someone did a decent sort of techno-rap remake of "Pusher" by Steppenwolf.

I really like it, but haven't been able to find it anywhere. Anyone happen to know who did that one?

For the record, I agree a lot of covers suck. On the other hand, once in awhile an artist takes a song and just does a whole new great thing with it.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 10:22 pm
The Ramones cover album has some decent tracks.
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 10:25 pm
Have you guys ever heard "Dub Side of the Moon" ?

That is killer.
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 10:37 pm
Ok, I will check it out-- I found the artist--

Easy Star All Stars - Dub Side of the Moon
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 10:46 pm
There's some really good Mashups (mixes of 2 or more songs) out there. Some you only seem to hear in the club or on a particular radio station.

Perhaps that is a different thread.

For example, some killer mashups I've heard:

Green Day vs Oasis - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
50 Cent vs Nine Inch Nails - Up in the Club mixed with Closer

I've heard several Nirvana songs remixed by trance djs--some of those were pretty killer but I think I'd have to search hard on the net to find some of those...

Anyone else know some good mashups? (I think this is a separate category, so I'll start a new thread on that)
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 10:50 pm
I've heard quite a few newish covers of Come Together (Beatles) that sound pretty darn good. (No, not Aerosmith's version, though that wasn't bad either)
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2PacksAday
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 11:32 pm
A few of my favorites

Manson's cover of Tainted Love
20th Century Boy covered by Drain...was an old T Rex song
Faith No More's version of Easy by the Commodores
and what Dre did with "Miss You" by the Stones
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 11:49 pm
Good un's.

Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2006 01:55 am
Eric Burdon & The Animals did a helluva cover of the Stone's Paint it Black

And thinking about cover versions, I doubt any song has been covered more often - sometimes well, sometimes not so well - than Leonard Cohen's Suzanne ... and his Bird on a Wire is right up there too.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2006 02:11 am
Agree with timber's Anmal/Burdon nomination, and add:

Michelle by the Overlanders (original by the Beatles)
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shari6905
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 01:27 am
Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
"Wild Horses," by Mazzy Star, originally the Stones.



Fantastic song, good pick.


Now that I found You- The Foundations
Redone by Alison Krauss
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Chumly
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 02:22 am
The Starland Vocal Band (Afternoon Delight) did an ultra down-and-dirty version of Black Sabbath's Sweet Leaf!

And Zamfir's (Professor of Pan-Pipe) remake of Guns N' Roses' Sweet Child O' Mine is a genius of musical landscapes!
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