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Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:49 am

Found this on YouTube, pretty damn funny.

Post videos of good (??) covers of songs.


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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:54 am

There are no good covers. See "Shatner, William:"McArthur Park"
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:56 am

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 1):
There are no good covers.

Bloc Party did a great cover of Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" for the Radio1 live lounge a number of weeks back. But then Bloc Party make anything sound great.

Clearly Kele Okereke is a genius and musical God.
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:13 am

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 1):
There are no good covers.

There are a few.....

'Blinded By The Light' written and performed by Bruce Springsteen but Manfred Mann's version is much better.
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:25 am

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 1):
There are no good covers.

Sixpence None The Richer's cover of The La's "There She Goes" was pretty good.

And The Killer's cover of Dire Straits' "Romeo & Juliet" was also quite good.
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:40 am



Be amazed. These guys have some SERIOUS vocal ability.
 
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:14 am

Here are some of my favorites.

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Wichita Lineman
originally Glen Campbell





Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Daytripper
origianlly the Beatles





Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Fool On The Hill
origianlly the Beatles




Ray Conniff - Besame Mucho
writen by Consuelo Velázquez

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:48 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 4):
Sixpence None The Richer's cover of The La's "There She Goes" was pretty good.

Which to me is a bit ironic since the song is rumored to be about heroin (Nobody has ever been able to get a straight answer from any member of The La's), and Six Pence None The Richer was a Christian pop band.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):

Why am I not surprised by your choices?

Dean Martin "Gentle On My Mind" (This song won Glen Campbell a Grammy in 1968 for Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance, Male. The same song also won Best Folk Performance Grammy that same year for John Hartford, who wrote the song). Dino's version was released in November of 1968


Frank Sinatra with Antonio Carlos Jobim "Girl From Ipanema"


Sid Vicious (Sometimes credited to the Sex Pistols as it was part of their film "The Great Rock 'n Roll Swindle") "My Way"
 
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:05 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
Which to me is a bit ironic since the song is rumored to be about heroin

I did not know that.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
Six Pence None The Richer was a Christian pop band.

I did not know that either.

Although I can see the heroin thing..."pulsing through my vein"
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:19 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
Why am I not surprised by your choices?

Probably because I am a Sergio Mendes fan.  Smile
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:44 am

Stevie Nicks Rock 'n Roll live in Norfolk




Bette Midler When A Man Loves A Woman




Sarah Brightman What a Wonderful World

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:41 am

This is a cover version that always makes my heart going  Big grin

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:48 am

Here's one that's IMHO better than the original:



This one is in my opinion better than the original too:

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:56 am

"You Really Got Me" by Van Halen



"Twist and Shout" by the Beatles



"Soul Man" by the Blues Brothers

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:03 am

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 1):
There are no good covers.

I disagree.
Some examples of covers that are superior to the original artist's recordings:

Marvin Gaye's "Heard It Through The Grapevine", originally recorded by Gladys Knight and the Pips.

Linda Ronstadt's "Blue Bayou", originally recorded by Roy Orbison.

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap's "Woman, Woman", originally recorded by Johnny Farnham.

The Doors' "Gloria (G-L-O-R-I-A)", originally recorded by The Shadows Of Night.

Ike & Tina Turner's "Proud Mary", originally recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival.


Honorable mention to artists who have released their own distinctive version of other people's songs:

Johnny Cash's "Hurt", originally recorded by Nine Inch Nails.

Vanilla Fudge's "You Keep Me Hangin' On", originally recorded by The Supremes.

Blue Swede's "Hooked On A Feeling", originally recorded by B. J. Thomas.
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:07 am

Another one I love



How about Freddie singing a Hungarian folk song?



At last, but not at least, Hungarian version of the Honky-tonk woman  silly 

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:07 am

Most of mine don't have vids...

Metallica:
Turn the Page (orig. Bob Seger)
Whiskey in the Jar (orig. Thin Lizzy)

Staind/Aaron Lewis:
Black (orig. Pearl Jam)
Sober (orig. Tool)
Comfortably Numb (orig. Pink Floyd) - got to see Staind do this one live at Mohegan Sun in 2006 Big grin
In Your Eyes (orig. Peter Gabriel)
Nothing Else Matters (orig. Metallica, from MTV Icon)

Van Halen:
You Really Got Me (orig. The Kinks)

Quoting STLGph (Reply 10):
Stevie Nicks Rock 'n Roll live in Norfolk

She does a decent version of Tom Petty's "Free Falling" too...
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:11 am

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jake Shimabukuro

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:18 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):
"You Really Got Me" by Van Halen

How about this one? The video is as it is, but the music is good.



PM will definitely love this one:



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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:37 am

"Helter Skelter" by Oasis



"Another Brick in the Wall" by Korn

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:39 am


Nazareth (cover)

Orbison (original)

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:37 am

Quoting TSS (Reply 14):
Johnny Cash's "Hurt", originally recorded by Nine Inch Nails.

A cover that was so well done, I was absolutely floored when I found out NIN did it first:



Quoting TSS (Reply 14):
Ike & Tina Turner's "Proud Mary", originally recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Also an excellent cover - brought her own style to it without killing the meaning of the song:

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:28 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 11):

I totally agree! Great choice!  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:18 pm

No guitar sounds better than a 12-string Rickenbacker in the hands of Roger McGuinn...

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" by the Byrds



"Mr. Tamborine Man" by the Byrds

Man... Crosby sure has changed over the years. But he sure looks like he loves to play and sing.

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:34 pm

I know "Turn, Turn, Turn" was originally recorded by Pete Seeger, but who originally recorded "Mister Tamborine Man"?
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:48 pm

Quoting TSS (Reply 24):
but who originally recorded "Mister Tamborine Man"?

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:38 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 25):


Ugh, it's just like playing pool in here: I make a three-ball combo by even knowing who Pete Seeger is, then I miss an easy straight-in shot by forgetting that Bob Dylan originally recorded "Mister Tamborine Man".  banghead 

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:37 pm

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 16):
Turn the Page (orig. Bob Seger)
Whiskey in the Jar (orig. Thin Lizzy)

Definitely agreed, especially WitJ.

I would also add:
Pet Shop Boys - Always on my Mind (originally Elvis)
 
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:37 pm

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 1):
There are no good covers

Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower


Here are 2 superior versions



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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:36 pm

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 3):
'Blinded By The Light' written and performed by Bruce Springsteen but Manfred Mann's version is much better.

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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):
"Soul Man" by the Blues Brothers

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Another one you could add by the Blues Brothers is Gimmie Some Lovin'...

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 16):
Whiskey in the Jar (orig. Thin Lizzy)

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Another I like is Ra's version of "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" better than The Police......
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:33 am

This one is nothing short of incredible...


and I really like Sevendusts remake of "goin back to cali"...can't quite find the video.

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Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:55 am

"Live and Let Die" by Guns n' Roses

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:41 am

George Burns "Fixing A Hole" (Beatles)




Celine Dion & Anastasia "You Shook Me All Night Long" (AC/DC)



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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:00 am

John McCain - Barbara Streisand medley
originally sung by Barbara Streisand




John McCain - Bomb Iran
variation of the Beach Boys song Barbara Ann




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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:23 am

Damn you're so blasphemous!

I watched that movie sober while everyone else were stoned and drunk. Big grin
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:25 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 34):
I watched that movie sober while everyone else were stoned and drunk.

Sorry about that.
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Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:00 am

The radio 1: Established 1967 covers are good, My fave so far is Corrine Bailey Rae doing a cover of The Raconteurs "Steady as she goes" was really good, I love that song and she really did it well, even though her own music isn't really my style. There has been some not particularly good ones, someone covered "Toxic" by Britney Spears, it was awful.
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:20 am

Yes!! I listened to the Corrine Bailey Rae one while driving to work. Great stuff. Also heard Natasha Bedingfield doing that Madonna song.

Haven't been able to hear any others but hopefully Radio1 will stick them on te website when they're finished playing them all.

And I think it was Hard-Fi that covered Britnay Spears, I could be wrong.
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:11 am


Ann Wilson covering Zeppelin

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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:53 pm

Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by IZ (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)

 
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:01 am

How could I forget these?
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Shout
originally by the Isley Brothers
(it's over 9 minutes long with killer slide guitar solo. Too bad the camera focus on Tom Petty jumping around insted of the guitar soloist Mike Campbell)




Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star
originally The Byrds

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Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:34 am


Grover Coverage: Poison. Original by Alice Cooper


Also Missing Hearts version of Moonlight Shadow. Sorry, couldn't find a video.
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:37 am

Quoting Beefer (Reply 39):
Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by IZ (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)

Wasn't that the most downloaded song of 1999 or something? It is a beautiful version.

I also like "Stairway to Heaven" by Dolly Parton and "I Drove All Night" by Cyndi Lauper
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RE: Cover Versions Of Songs

Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:16 am

There's a few covers I like as much as, if not more than, the original:

Beach Boys cover of "California Dreamin"

The Ataris cover of "Boys of Summer"
(there's also a speed-metal cover of this song, don't know who did it but it's seriously good)

Thrice kicked a$$ on covers of "Eleanor Rigby" and "Send Me An Angel" (yeah, yeah, I know, but it rocks!)

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