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RonaldSays 03-05-2010 07:23 AM

The Baseballs - Umbrella

Psy-Fi 03-06-2010 11:05 PM

Golden Shower of Hits (Jerks on 45) - The Circle Jerks

A medley of six cover songs, performed by The Circle Jerks, telling the story of a couple who meet, fall in love, have sex, have an unplanned pregnancy, get married, and wind up divorced.

Here are the songs, in order...

1.Along Comes Mary - The Association
2.Close to You - The Carpenters
3.Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
4.Having My Baby - Paul Anka and Odia Coates
5.Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
6.D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette

Stone Birds 03-18-2010 07:38 AM


DiSTANToblivion 03-18-2010 09:01 AM

Everytime I go to think of a cover it turns out that the original is still great, so it makes it incredibly hard to think of bad songs that people have covered...

Here are songs that I think are just as good as the original or improved:

- Johnny Cash - 'Hurt' (original by NIN)
- Pain Of Salvation - 'Yellow Raven' (original by The Scorpions)
- Transatlantic - 'The Return Of The Giant Hogweed' (original by Genesis)
- Marilyn Manson - 'Tainted Love' (original by Gloria Jones but done in the style of Soft Cells version)
- Pink - 'I Touch Myself' (original by The Divinyls)

* on a side note...
Manson seems to do a LOT of covers... and that Pink cover can be seen on her Funhouse DVD.

Rickenbacker 03-18-2010 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiSTANToblivion (Post 838440)
- Pink - 'I Touch Myself' (original by The Divinyls)

Ugh, Pink is awful.

DiSTANToblivion 03-18-2010 10:25 AM

Not always, she has her moments

EDIT: but she is way overplayed and over rated compared to everyone else...

JossB 03-18-2010 04:05 PM

I'm sorry, but I admit I love the Limp Bizkit cover of Faith, it's just so silly

Arya Stark 03-19-2010 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stone Birds (Post 838428)

I favourited this because I don't know how I feel about it yet.
I obviously like Lady Gaga. But I can appreciate good covers.
This isn't better, and Telephone wasn't a bad song.
In the cover, I feel like there's a LOT going on, and I don't know if that's good or just overwhelming.

scottsy 03-19-2010 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiSTANToblivion (Post 838440)
Everytime I go to think of a cover it turns out that the original is still great, so it makes it incredibly hard to think of bad songs that people have covered...

Here are songs that I think are just as good as the original or improved:

- Johnny Cash - 'Hurt' (original by NIN)
- Pain Of Salvation - 'Yellow Raven' (original by The Scorpions)
- Transatlantic - 'The Return Of The Giant Hogweed' (original by Genesis)
- Marilyn Manson - 'Tainted Love' (original by Gloria Jones but done in the style of Soft Cells version)
- Pink - 'I Touch Myself' (original by The Divinyls)

* on a side note...
Manson seems to do a LOT of covers... and that Pink cover can be seen on her Funhouse DVD.

I just find it curious that someone covered Hogweed by genesis.... very unlikely cover candidate... is there some way you could send me that cover, i am more than just a bit curious to see how it sounds..

boo boo 03-19-2010 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiSTANToblivion (Post 838440)
Everytime I go to think of a cover it turns out that the original is still great, so it makes it incredibly hard to think of bad songs that people have covered...

Here are songs that I think are just as good as the original or improved:

- Johnny Cash - 'Hurt' (original by NIN)
- Pain Of Salvation - 'Yellow Raven' (original by The Scorpions)
- Transatlantic - 'The Return Of The Giant Hogweed' (original by Genesis)
- Marilyn Manson - 'Tainted Love' (original by Gloria Jones but done in the style of Soft Cells version)
- Pink - 'I Touch Myself' (original by The Divinyls)

* on a side note...
Manson seems to do a LOT of covers... and that Pink cover can be seen on her Funhouse DVD.

So you are not implying the original versions of these songs are bad? Good, because if you're calling Genesis's Return of the Giant Hodweed a bad song I'd have to kick your head clean off your body.

Also, I like Cash but I think his cover of Hurt is overrated, I still prefer the original.


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