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Best Cover Songs

another damn music thread. what are your favorite covers of others songs? I don’t mean note for note replays but someone making the song theirs.

Drain S.T.H. cover of Motorhead “Ace of Spades”

Michael Hedges cover of Bob Dylan “All Along the Watchtower”

Hayseed Dixie cover of Alice Cooper “Poison”

Pearl Jam’s cover of the Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” is pretty cool in my book.

Don’t know if this counts but, The Hellacopters last album Head Off is entirely covers and awesome.

Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Voodoo Chile and Little Wing.

Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dwwaS5B_vY

Rob Zombie “Children Of The Grave”

Metallica “Am I Evil”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jchM6jffdr8

Anthrax “Got The Time”

Sevendust, covering LL Cool J, “Going Back To Cali”.

http://www.imeem.com/ssssssssssss/music/Id9FXgNy/sevendust_going_back_to_cali/

Gregorian covering Stairway to Heaven-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIchGat2OlA

Apocalytica covering:
Nothing Else Matters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbTozgoj9OQ

Fade to Black - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97f-_y93a0&feature=related

Metallica redid Tuesday’s Gone acoustically and it is badass.

[quote]Rebel Shuttle wrote:
Gregorian covering Stairway to Heaven-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIchGat2OlA

Apocalytica covering:
Nothing Else Matters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbTozgoj9OQ

Fade to Black - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97f-_y93a0&feature=related
[/quote]

another version of Stairway to Heaven by the MASTER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p3Ue3ncH3g&feature=related

I LOVE this topic

I will be interested to see what knew covers are out now

2 of my favorites -
Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide (orginally by Fleetwood Mac)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A_4f8qGBdA&feature=related

Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus (originally by Depeche Mode)

A couple of my favorites:

Brandi Carlile covering Sixty Years On by Elton John
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKk8ZqJcsI0

Beck covering Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime by The Korgis

Iron & Wine covering Such Great Heights by The Postal Service

And BY FAR my personal favorite Sad Kermit covering Needle in the Hay by Elliott Smith

[quote]Gerg wrote:
Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Voodoo Chile and Little Wing.

[/quote]Good choice-also

“Words of love”,Buddy Holly-The Beatles.
“Ninety Nine And A Half(wont do)”,Wilson Picket-Creedence ClearWater Revival.
“Sexual Healing”,Marvin Gaye-Soul Asylum.
And this one really dates me. “Respect” Aretha Franklin-The Rationals.

“Redemption Song” as covered by Joe Strummer and Cash’s cover of NIN’s “Hurt”.

+++'s to One, Personal Jesus, Hurt & especially Rusty Cage by Johnny Cash.

----'s to Tori Amos for the Nirvana Attempts

Best Pink Floyd covers - TIE
Luther Wright & the Wrongs - Bluegrass “The Wall”
Dub Side of the Moon - (Reggae/Dub)

Coolest Cross Genre
Harry Manx - East Indian Raga/Bluegrass versions of “Sittin on Top of the World” & “The Thrill is Gone”

[quote]OctoberGirl wrote:

I LOVE this topic

I will be interested to see what knew covers are out now

[/quote]

When I left the gym today, Alien Ant Farm’s version of “Smooth Criminal” was playing on their system. It made me think of this (and your original) thread.

love this song (this version)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5QYIlgRg9TY Goldfinger - 99 red balloons

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9heS667LUHEMarilyn Manson - You spin me right round

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_-0MXklxHlQ Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vV3XQcCyyPc Me first and the gimmie gimmies - I believe i can fly

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PQFWtSNeHks The Offspring - Feelings

…and many many more!

Not really a Marilyn Manson fan, but this has got to be one of the best remakes:

Sweet Dreams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQlnbgpE0y0

Fear Factory doing a remake of Gary Numan’s “Cars” wasn’t too bad either.

the only manson stuff I actually like are his covers and yeah sweet dreams is a good one of his too

Hayseed Dixie’s got so many good covers.