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Tommyrocker 02-09-2006 04:49 PM

Guns N Roses - Live & Let Die, Sympathy For The Devil (Wont Say His Name & 'Stones)
Koopa - 500 miles (Proclaimers)
Velvet Revolver - Bodies (Sex Pistols)
Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar (The Dubliners)

holdyoualways 05-02-2006 11:23 AM

*bumpage*

dunno if this was already mentioned but i think 311's version of the cure's "love song" is much better than the original

Urban Hat€monger ? 05-02-2006 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by holdyoualways
*bumpage*

dunno if this was already mentioned but i think 311's version of the cure's "love song" is much better than the original

Sacrilege :mad:

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Originally Posted by Tommyrocker
Guns N Roses - Sympathy For The Devil
Velvet Revolver - Bodies (Sex Pistols)

You can shut it as well

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Originally Posted by Tommyrocker
THIN LIZZY - Whiskey In The Jar (The Dubliners)

And I fixed this one for you

Piss Me Off 05-02-2006 12:52 PM

The Futureheads version of 'Hounds Of Love' by Kate Bush is amazing as far as covers go.

I don't think The White Stripes have ever done a bad cover either..

Doc.DGAF 05-02-2006 01:02 PM

System of A Down's cover of Black Sabbath's Snowblind is the only one I can think of. Lemme go smoke here in a minute and I'll come up with something.

bruise_violet 05-02-2006 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by LedZepStu
metallica- whisky in a jar

Ah no! Thin Lizzy were sooo much better :love:

I actually prefer Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson than Soft Cell.

MURDER JUNKIE 05-02-2006 03:52 PM

Automatic 7 - Pretty In Pink
Unwritten Law - Goody Two Shoes

jr. 05-02-2006 07:51 PM

Manfred Mann's Earth Band's "Blinded By the Light" is better thatn Springsteen's original.

I like the Beatle's cover of "Rock and Roll Music" better than Chuck Berry's version.

Laugh if you want, but I have always liked Bananarama's cover of "Venus" better than the original, done by The Shocking Blue.

Laugh even harder, but The Bangles did a great cover of "Hazy Shade of Winter" back in the 80's. It kicked a$$. I forget the original artist, though. The Byrds, maybe? I'm not sure.

I'm sure there are more I could think of.

DearJenny 05-02-2006 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Urban Hatemonger
David Bowie - Port Of Amsterdam (Jaques Brel)

Check out a bootleg copy of The Dresden Doll's version, it's excellant imo. However, they've only performed it live a few times(at one show I was at, actually), so a bootleg copy is necessary.

And I have a little music-crush on Micheal Buble, and all the covers he perform are phenomenal.

simplymusic 05-02-2006 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SATCHMO
There are a handful, but what I really love (and yes its sacreligious) is Stevie Ray Vaughn's Instrumental cover of Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix.

OMG yeah...SRV version of little wing is awesome..SRV is my favorite guitar player i can listen to his blues ALLL DAY LONG!!

holdyoualways 05-02-2006 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MURDER JUNKIE
Unwritten Law - Goody Two Shoes

please tell me thats not the adam ant song
cuz thatd be awful

MURDER JUNKIE 05-02-2006 09:40 PM

That's the one

I LUV that song

holdyoualways 05-02-2006 09:55 PM

i love the adam ant version
unwritten law? really?

boo boo 05-02-2006 09:58 PM

The Who - Summetime Blues
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Santana - Black Magic Woman
Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World
Nirvana - Love Buzz
Yes - America
Dinosaur Jr - Show Me The Way
The Replacements - Black Diamond
PJ Harvey - Highway 61
Van Halen - You Really Got Me

Frances 05-02-2006 10:20 PM

Urge Overkill - Emmaline
Nine Inch Nails - Metal

sleepy jack 05-02-2006 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by holdyoualways
*bumpage*

dunno if this was already mentioned but i think 311's version of the cure's "love song" is much better than the original

Yes, better if you like..you know crap. Anberlin also covered love song, and Taking Back Sunday did a pretty nice acoustic cover of "Just Like Heaven" which i've been listening to a bit. Not better then the original though.

boo boo 05-02-2006 10:34 PM

The Cure version > 311 version.

IMO.

sleepy jack 05-02-2006 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by boo boo
The Cure version > 311 version.

I(AND I)MO.

Fix'd.
=)

MURDER JUNKIE 05-02-2006 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by holdyoualways
i love the adam ant version
unwritten law? really?


You BET!!!

With the horn section from Buck-0-Nine

Doc.DGAF 05-03-2006 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Frances
Nine Inch Nails - Metal

Good call.

idowhatiamtold 05-03-2006 12:16 PM

Dave Matthews Band- All Along the Watchtower.

fenderjazzforever 05-05-2006 06:29 AM

the Deftones cover of "Simple Man" that song is intense..

...of Epic Questions 05-05-2006 08:21 AM

"Paint it Black" by Gob. Don't mean to take anything away from The Stones, but it's a killer cover.

bassel 05-05-2006 09:00 AM

I don't know if there really is, usually the composer plays the song the best way because he feels it the most

MURDER JUNKIE 05-05-2006 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by ...of Epic Questions
"Paint it Black" by Gob. Don't mean to take anything away from The Stones, but it's a killer cover.

WRONG!!!

right-track 05-05-2006 01:57 PM

The Beatles did a track on their first album 'Please, Please Me' called 'Baby It's You' (David-Williams-Bacharach). There's a soul version by The Sapphires currently showing on British TV.
It's the soundtrack to an Italian beer commercial (Pirroni ?) and it kicks the arse out of The Beatles version.

Frances 05-06-2006 12:28 AM

Half the Pin-ups album
I just love Bowie.

...of Epic Questions 05-06-2006 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by MURDER JUNKIE
WRONG!!!

What's wrong with it?

MrPoortom 05-06-2006 11:39 AM

...
 
Almost all of John Lennon's 'Rock & Roll' album

Merkaba 05-06-2006 05:24 PM

Tool - No Quarter (Led Zeppelin cover)
Infinitely better then the LedZep original.

tdoc210 05-06-2006 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by idowhatiamtold
Dave Matthews Band- All Along the Watchtower.

seeing as you do what you are told never ever say that again

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...nter/EGG04.png

White Lies 05-06-2006 06:11 PM

Minutemen - Don't Look Now
fIREHOSE - Slack Motherf'ucker
Minutemen/fIREHOSE - Red and the Black

yep, I'm a total Mike Watt whore now. Thank you forum.

oh, and The Di'cks - Purple Haze. Yeah, i said it.

jramundson 05-06-2006 06:15 PM

I kind of like the Anthrax version of "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun," but my favorite is "Paint It Black" by Gob.

DearJenny 05-06-2006 07:44 PM

Dresden Dolls- "Doorbell" (White Stripes Cover)

Scarling- "Creep" (Radiohead cover....which I only think is better because I dislike the lead singer of Radiohead's voice)

Urban Hat€monger ? 05-06-2006 08:52 PM

Lulu`s cover of Man Who Sold The World >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nirvana`s version.

scout_75 05-09-2006 08:38 PM

Best Cover
 
Aerosmith's cover of Come Together

MURDER JUNKIE 05-09-2006 11:04 PM

Wayne Hanc0ck - Brand New Cadillac

GET THIS NOW!!!!! http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...slap/eddie.gif

jr. 05-09-2006 11:11 PM

I think I forgot to include The Beatle's version of Rock and Roll music. I like it better than Chuck Berry's.

boo boo 05-09-2006 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Merkaba
Tool - No Quarter (Led Zeppelin cover)
Infinitely better then the LedZep original.

I think i heard it, i prefer the original. :love:

boo boo 05-09-2006 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urban Hatemonger
Lulu`s cover of Man Who Sold The World >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nirvana`s version.

No. :mad:


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