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Best Cover Songs/Versions Ever?

 
 
Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 02:57 am
Hey Joe - Willy DeVille.

Tambourine man - Byrds.
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extra medium
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 09:57 am
Hey, M'Lord! jolly good show, and bloody good on ya.


Marilyn Manson - You Spin Me Round [Like a Record] (original by Dead or Alive)

I never cared for Marilyn Manson that much, but I've found that his some of his covers are really very good. Especially liking this one at the moment.

tally ho
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extra medium
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 09:31 pm
Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 09:44 pm
Isaac Hayes did tons of covers-
Close to You
Something
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Walk On By
Nothing Takes the Place of You
Never Can Say Goodbye
and the list goes on...once Ike took a song, it became his.
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 10:25 pm
1) Marvin Gaye covering Gladys Knight hit: I Heard It Through the Grapevine

2) Any Janis Joplin cover (Booby McGee, Summertime, Piece Of my Heart)

3) My cover of Summertime (It's Joplin/Nina Simone meets Eric Clapton/Buddy Guy)
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 10:26 pm
eoe wrote:
Isaac Hayes did tons of covers-
Close to You
Something
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Walk On By
Nothing Takes the Place of You
Never Can Say Goodbye
and the list goes on...once Ike took a song, it became his.


Speaking of Ike, what about Ike and Tina Turner's Proud Mary?
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 10:28 pm
I just heard The Dirtbombs covering a Barry White tune tonight that was killer... "Qualified to Satisfy You" or something close to that.
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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 05:37 am
Barbara Allen--Bob Dylan.

extra medium wrote-

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Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner


em-There's a scene in the ace movie Masked and Anonymous where the Jeff Bridges character is badgering Jack Fate (Dylan) about that performance-"What was that all about then Jack"? type of thing.

Have you seen it.It's a must.
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bluesboy
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 12:25 pm
shari6905 wrote:
Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
"Wild Horses," by Mazzy Star, originally the Stones.



Fantastic song, good pick.

also,
Wild Horses by Old & In the Way (bluegrass on the double time beat)
You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles and Ricky Nelson covers (Eddy Arnold)
Stormy Monday - Bobby 'Blue' Bland and Allman Bros. covers (T-Bone Walker)
Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones (Buddy Holly)
Who Do You Love? - George Thorogood (Bo Diddley)
and more Janis Joplin
Cry Baby - Janis (Garnet Mimms)
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 01:30 pm
Muddy Waters did a cover of the Stones "Let's Spend the Night Together." One of my alltime favorite covers.
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luka
 
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Reply Sat 4 Feb, 2006 08:47 am
nirvana - the man who sold the world (actually david bowioe song)
even with the mistake at the beginning of solo, the song is great
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 10:11 pm
Bowie's version of the Stones 'Let's Spend The Night Together'

Frente's version of New Order's 'Bizarre Love Triangle'

Urge Overkill's version of Neil Diamond's 'Girl you'll be a woman soon'

Cowboy Junkies version of the Moonglows 'Blue Moon' - or was that a cover too?

Cyndi Lauper's version of Prince's 'When You Were Mine'

801's version of Beatles 'Tomorrow Never Knows'

The Reels version of Creedence's 'Bad Moon Rising'
Weird ones:
Nico's version of The Doors 'The End'
Alice Donut's version of the Angels 'My Boyfriend's Back'


I could go on and on.....
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 06:19 pm
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Hey Joe - Willy DeVille.

Tambourine man - Byrds.

Yes! Hey Joe is one of my favorites. Among some other favorites has to be the ever popular voodoo child and my all-time favorite....Stevie Ray Vauhgn covering Little Wing.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 06:33 pm
hingehead wrote:

Bowie's version of the Stones 'Let's Spend The Night Together'..........


Yep, forgot that one. That was on his "Pin ups" album, which I have on vinyl, but must get on CD sometime.

Thanks for reminding me.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 06:45 pm
Actually, m'lud,

Pinups WAS an album of covers (60s britpop) but 'Let's Spend The Night Together' is actually a track off Aladdin Sane...

Is my teenage obsession showing?
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Amigo
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 06:47 pm
All along the watchtower by XTC
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 06:55 pm
hingehead wrote:
Actually, m'lud,

Pinups WAS an album of covers (60s britpop) but 'Let's Spend The Night Together' is actually a track off Aladdin Sane...

Is my teenage obsession showing?


Yes, you're right. I've got so many of the buggers, they all meld into one.

Pin ups was the one where he and twiggy were posing on the cover. Alladin Sane was just the "lightning bolt" face.

Let's see....I've got a very tattered Ziggy, a slightly less tattered Hunky, believe it or not, I've even got the laughing gnome single somewhere.

Wonder what that's worth now?

Some classic tracks in amongst that lot.

Ziggy stardust and Hunky Dory have to be in my top ten favourite albums of all time, I think.

So that's TWO Bowie CD's I have to get now. Pin ups and Alladin....any advance?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 07:22 pm
Was that twiggy? - I always thought it was his then wife Angie....

The actually Laughing Gnome single would be worth a bit - what's on the B-side? 'The Gospel according to Tony Day'?

Liked all the albums you mentioned but I would probably chuck in Diamond Dogs and Low as well. Don't listen to much of Bowie any more, but god I loved it at the time....
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 07:25 pm
CarbonSystem wrote:
my all-time favorite....Stevie Ray Vauhgn covering Little Wing.


Agreed - really love that version.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 07:34 pm
The Sugarcubes version of SailCat's 'Motorcycle Mama'

Anti Nowhere League's version of Ralph McTell's 'Streets of London'

Mike Flowers Pops doing Oasis' 'Wonderwall'

Metallica's version of Queens 'Stone Cold Crazy' (just because it's so faithfull to the original.

The Angel's version of the Animals 'We gotta get outta this place'
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