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slickthomas 09-08-2014 04:04 PM

Sorry, can't post video links yet. I will try repeating any already mentioned.

54 Nude Honeys - Hot Generation (originally by the Sunsets)
The Blue Brothers - Rubber Biscuit (originally by the Chips)
Chicago - I'm a Man (originally by Spencer Davis Group)
Dread Zeppelin - Born on the Bayou (originally by CCR I think)
eX-Girl - Pop Muzik (originally by M)
Aurora - Ordinary World (originally by Duran Duran)
Living Colour - Memories Can't Wait (originally by the Talking Heads - both versions are awesome but I think the Living Colour one is the better)
SRV - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (originally by Jimi - Jimi was by far a superior songwriter, but I think SRV is a superior player)
TMBG - Istanbul (forgot who did the original but it is terrible)
Yardbirds - I'm a Man (originally by Bo Diddley)
Zip Code Rapists - Good Ship Pablo Cruise (originally by Pablo Cruise)

VEGANGELICA 09-08-2014 11:21 PM

I like Ingrid Michaelson's cover of "Can't Help Falling In Love" more than the original by Elvis because her version sounds more delicate and emotional to me. The original by Elvis is still a lovely song though.

Ingrid Michaelson


Elvis

Frownland 09-15-2014 06:26 PM


Butthole Surfers makes the song rather listenable.

Zombeels 09-15-2014 07:33 PM

Sorry Nirvana fans,


DwnWthVwls 09-15-2014 09:03 PM

Sixth Finger - Paint It Black


Milo - Ayo Technology (Okay so the guys not the best singer, but I like his take on the song)


Ray Lamontagne - Crazy


Gary Jules - Mad World



My favorite Hallelujah cover..


Neapolitan 10-03-2014 11:30 PM

I like almost any Beatle cover-song I come across, but I have a hard time liking Rolling Stones cover-songs. I don't know if I am more critical being a Stones fans or I am more use to hearing the Beatles being covered by other groups.

I am split with this track. I think don't the backing band did a better job music-wise. It begins odd and could be had been more well thought out; but the backing track picks up after awhile. On the other hand I think they did an amazing job arranging the vocals. Sound like Billy Davis Jr. doing lead part. I really like the exchange between all the singers during the chorus. I think vocals are where they really knock it out of the ballpark.


Frownland 10-03-2014 11:42 PM



**** the Stones.

Black Francis 10-04-2014 12:16 PM

Ive been catching up on Shippuden and found this Amv



I wouldn't say it's better than the original but i think it's a pretty decent cover.

GuD 12-31-2014 07:12 PM



There's something about this version that captures the feeling of the lyrics so much better than the rather poppy, uppy tone of the original.

Chula Vista 12-31-2014 07:28 PM

^^^^

That was great. :clap:

GuD 12-31-2014 07:33 PM

I think a lot of people write FIDLAR off as just another druggie skatepunk band but they're actually really ****ing great. I have no idea why they don't release the songs they have on their youtube channel.

GaryBlack 01-04-2015 10:32 AM

Gemini Five - "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" is a good one, plus I agree with previous posts regarding Johnny Cash - "Hurt" and Metallica - "Whiskey in the Jar" plus most of the Tori Amos covers album ("Strange Little Girls") where she tackles Slayer, Depeche Mode, 10cc, etc.

The Wildhearts covers album "Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before - Vol. 1" is a corker and I think the W.A.S.P. cover of Jethro Tull's song "Locomotive Breath" is better, but it's all subjective isn't it?

Megadeth flying through "Paranoid" originally recorded by Black Sabbath isn't bad and I've grown to enjoy Motörhead (Feat. Biff Byford - from Saxon) performing "Starstruck" originally by Rainbow.

Master_Bator 01-10-2015 11:09 PM

One more cup of coffee by Bob Dylan. I like the White Stripes cover better.

Chula Vista 01-11-2015 08:02 AM

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Zeppelin

The Joan Baez version makes me want to kill something.

Frownland 06-18-2015 09:36 PM



It's funkier and Screamin' Jay is just a god at singing.

Black Francis 06-21-2015 11:52 AM



I wouldn't go as far as to say it's better than the original but it's a surprisingly decent cover. the rhythm section is on point the problem is Rivers can't compete with Thom's vocals.

Moss 06-21-2015 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chula Vista (Post 1536538)
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Zeppelin

The Joan Baez version makes me want to kill something.

That Also applies to Diamonds and Rush by Judas Priest. In fact pretty much anything by Joan Baez is done better by whoever covers it.

grindy 06-24-2015 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Black Francis (Post 1604372)


I wouldn't go as far as to say it's better than the original but it's a surprisingly decent cover. the rhythm section is on point the problem is Rivers can't compete with Thom's vocals.

Do you know this one?


Black Francis 06-24-2015 03:46 PM

No, but that was great. :yeah:



Ive been listening to this Alison todd girl all day, her covers of Rodrigo & Gabriela songs are so good i prefer some of them over the originals.


Screen13 06-24-2015 07:32 PM

Two great songs bettered by Sandie Shaw from the same album, Reviewing the Situation (1969) - the second one a CD bonus (sadly skipped that fact!)



No disrespect to the original, but Sandie's version is great. Maybe I'm rating her voice better than Robert's in my opinion...



Just her alone adds more to Paul McCartney's song. The "Special Effect" toilet flushing at the end might have been something to do with the Ecology, don't know.

Kirk 06-25-2015 05:53 AM

House of the Rising Sun by The Animals. Most people don't know it's just a traditional folk song. Bob Dylan even did a version of it in 1962.

Plainview 06-25-2015 06:31 AM


mythsofmetal 06-25-2015 08:46 AM

Something about Catuvolcus' cover of the song "Thrill of the Struggle" originally by Woods of Ypres just seems more polished and epic, though the original has some good qualities the cover doesn't have, the cover just does a lot of stuff better than it does worse.

Here's the original.


and the cover via bandcamp because it has better sound quality than the youtube uploadings, imo. -- Thrill of the Struggle (Woods of Ypres cover) | Deathbound Records

Sequoioideae 06-29-2015 12:08 AM





FUCK

YES

Plankton 06-29-2015 07:45 AM

I don't know about 'better', but certainly heavier:


Ilistentoeverything 11-03-2015 09:16 PM

Gregory Alan Isakov covers "The Trapeze Swinger"

Ilistentoeverything 11-03-2015 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1608101)
I don't know about 'better', but certainly heavier:


I like it!

(off topic) Hey, I'm sorta new to this site and I'm wondering how you make the actual video appear, instead of just the link? I tried putting the "Youtube" tags before and after the link, but all I get is a blank box. lol

Frownland 11-03-2015 09:23 PM

Original youtube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlqXyjwJwYM
Part of URL that you use to embed: nlqXyjwJwYM
Put that part (the bit after watch?v=) in between youtube tags and you're good. Quote this post to see what the finished product looks like.


Ilistentoeverything 11-03-2015 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1649144)
Original youtube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlqXyjwJwYM
Part of URL that you use to embed: nlqXyjwJwYM
Put that part (the bit after watch?v=) in between youtube tags and you're good. Quote this post to see what the finished product looks like.


Got it, thank you very much!! :)

hashwilliams 11-03-2015 10:52 PM

Nirvana - Man who sold the world
Tori Amos - Smells like Teen Spirit

DwnWthVwls 11-04-2015 06:53 AM

Ludes - Girl With One Eye (Original)


vs.

Florence and the Machine (Cover)

SammyIbanez 11-06-2015 01:48 PM

Elvis's version of Sweet Caroline.

Psy-Fi 11-06-2015 05:02 PM


Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"
https://youtu.be/vIw0ewEsNHs

Mr. Charlie 11-17-2015 01:43 PM

Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat



I prefer it to the Leonard Cohen original.

ChelseaDagger 11-18-2015 05:26 PM

Okay Psy-fi, get out of my head!!!!!

I actually just clicked this thread for the purpose of posting a cover for one of Nick Cave's other songs (edit: my bad... For some reason I was thinking Nick Cave originally did "hallelujah"; I guess because I don't listen to Leonard Cohen?).

Anyway, for some reason, I've been OBSESSED for months, hunting down covers for "The Ship Song." Something about this song haunts me, yet I feel as though the original isn't quite satisfying enough. I still haven't found my dream "Ship Song" cover yet, but this duet by Concrete Blonde comes closer for sure...

"The Ship Song" cover by Concrete Blonde


Edit: Ive decided to add another cover of this same song...I've never considered myself a Pearl Jam can; however, I find Eddie Vedder's version of "the ship song" quite enjoyable as well...


Black Francis 11-20-2015 09:01 AM



Braid did a great job with this cover, especially the drummer.

PokeyNectar 11-21-2015 02:15 PM

Local Natives' cover of Zoo Kid/King Krule' Out Getting Ribs.
ON AN ON's cover of Hot Chip's Boy from School

slippylight 11-22-2015 02:42 PM

Ghost - Waiting For The Night (Depeche Mode)

Akyho 11-22-2015 03:24 PM

Despite my biased opinion towards the band. I honestly do find this cover better than the Rolling stones original.



Also in the video you will also get treated to a shot of Bob1's rare La Baye 2x4 Guitar.

https://eastwoodcustoms.com/wp-conte...ps3139763c.jpg

bydavidrosen 11-22-2015 08:55 PM

The entire Ryan Adams 1989 album (a cover of Taylor Swift's album). It's my favorite album of the year, and while I don't dislike her, she's not really my kind of music. He made those songs amazing.


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