Best Ever Cover Song Versions

I can’t believe nobody has mentioned Hurt by Johnny Cash, original by NIN.

I’m not huge on country, but that was a powerful cover, the video almost made me cry.

Shinedown - Simple Man…original by skynard.

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
Shinedown - Simple Man…original by skynard.[/quote]

Just heard it, pretty damned good and I love the original.

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
Shinedown - Simple Man…original by skynard.[/quote]

Easily my favorite.

-dizzle

[quote]fraggle wrote:
I can’t believe nobody has mentioned Hurt by Johnny Cash, original by NIN.

I’m not huge on country, but that was a powerful cover, the video almost made me cry.[/quote]

Was that the one he released just before he died?
If yes, then I agree, a very powerful song and video. Good call!

Motorhead covering Maiden’s The Trooper

Iced Earth - God of Thunder (Kiss)

Guns n’ Roses - Hair of the Dog (nazereth)

Godsmack - Sweet Leaf (Black Sabbath)

[quote]Unkie25 wrote:
boys of summer by the ataris [/quote]

YES. This was the first one that came to my mind.

I also like Dave Mathew’s cover of all along the watchtower.

Machinehead - Battery (Metallica Cover)
Machinehead - Message in the bottle (The Police Cover)
Dope - You Spin Me Round (Unsure of band)
Bullet For my Valentine - No Easy Way Out

Tool - No Quarter; from their Salival album.

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
Shinedown - Simple Man…original by skynard.[/quote]

Saw it live, so good.

Type O Negative- Cinnamon Girl. orignally Neil Young

Spider bait- Black Betty

Originally done by Ram Jam

Pantera- Cat Scratch Fever. Originally Ted Nuggent

Zakk Wylde- Star Spangled Banner

Jimi Hendrix- Star Spangled Banner

Lacuna Coil- Enjoy the Silence. original, depeche mode

Fear Factory- Cars

Marilyn Manson- Sweet Dreams. Original, the Eurthmics

Machine Head- Message in a bottle

Machine head- Battery

Dope- You Spin me round

Killswitch Engage- Holy Diver. original by Dio

Umbrella - All Time Low
Sympathy for the Devil - Guns & Roses

california dreaming, as covered by hi-standard

live:

cut from fat music vol 2:

[quote]kakattack wrote:
california dreaming, as covered by hi-standard

live:

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Dude maybe the genius behind this punk band is just too overwhealmingly complex for my simple mind to register but they sound like a couple of drunk ass dousche bags at kareoke night. They should change their name to low standard.

Pearl Jam - Crazy Mary, Crown of Thorns

Max Romeo - Chase The Devil

Prodigy - Out Of Space

Kasabian - Out Of Space
(couldn’t find anything on youtube)

If you like the Prodigy song, make sure to check out the Kasabian cover. It. Kicks. Ass.

Joe Cocker-With a little help from my friends.
One of the most soulful performances ever from a white man.

[quote]stumpy wrote:
Dude maybe the genius behind this punk band is just too overwhealmingly complex for my simple mind to register but they sound like a couple of drunk ass dousche bags at kareoke night. They should change their name to low standard. [/quote]

Dude! Do you know what sarcasm means.

And to the guy who introduced me to “the Ataris” and rrjc5488 with his watchtower cover, my ears are cursing you. Seriously people, none of it was funny.