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Post by Cari on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:34 am

As much as we all like original music, there have been cover versions that are just as good or even better than the original versions. I like listening to interesting takes on orginal songs...especially if in theory it sounds like it would be ridiculous - Johnny Cash doing Nine Inch Nails for instance.

So, have you any favourite cover versions that you'd like to recommend? Here's a few of my personal faves (the original artist is in brackets) Smile

Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
The Deftones - The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)
U2 & Green Day - The Saints Are Coming (The Skids)
U2 - Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith Group)
Smashing Pumpkins - Never Let Me Down (Depeche Mode)
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie)
Villagers - Famous Blue Raincoat (Leonard Cohen)
Clayhill - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
Placebo - Daddy Cool (Boney M)
The Boy Least Likely To - Faith (George Michael)
The Script - Times Like These (Foo Fighters)


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Post by Beer on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:42 am

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
William Shatner - Common People (Pulp)
Green Day - Working Class Hero (John Lennon)

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Post by littleswannygirl on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:47 am

Great idea Cari OK

Faith No More - Easy (The Commodores)
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Post by Cari on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:55 am

Good shout on the FNM cover Swanny! thumbsup

Clarke - how could I forget Jeff's version of that. He made it his own!

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Post by Adam D on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:15 am

Papa was a rolling stone - Was (not Was) - (The Temptations)

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Post by liverbnz on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:18 am

Fear Factory - Cars (Gary Numan)

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Post by Beer on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:31 am

Run - Leona Lewis (Snow Patrol)

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Post by legendkillar on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:37 am

Muse - Feeling Good (Nina Simeone)
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind (Elvis)

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Post by Beer on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:41 am

A Little Respect - Wheatus (Erasure)
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)

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Post by legendkillar on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:45 am

Handbags and Gladrags - Stereophonics (Rod Stewart)

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Post by legendkillar on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:48 am

I Got You Babe - UB40 & Chrissy Hynde (Sonny & Cher)

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Post by Hoggy_Bear on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:52 am

Smells Like Teen Spirit-Paul Anka (Nirvana)
Enter Sandman-Pat Boone(?) (Metallica)
Wonderwall-Mike Flowers Pops (Oasis)
Ace of Spades-Hayseed Dixie (Motorhead)
Heartbreaker or Immigrant Song-Dredd Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin)

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Post by Scott is Back on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:55 am

The Script - Lose Yourself (Eminem)

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Post by Cari on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:58 am

Clarke James wrote:Run - Leona Lewis (Snow Patrol)

These were supposed to be GOOD cover suggestions. She murdered that song with her pointless wailing.

The Futureheads - Hounds of Love (Kate Bush)
Lost Prophets - A View To A Kill (Duran Duran)
Manic Street Preachers - Wrote For Luck (The Happy Mondays)
Snow Patrol - Crazy In Love (Beyoncé)
Oasis - I Am The Walrus (The Beatles)
Placebo - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
The Clash - I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller Four)


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Post by ADMIN on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:02 pm

Marilyn Mansons covers of Personal Jesus, Tainted Love and Sweet Dreams.

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Post by Beer on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:05 pm

Cari wrote:
Clarke James wrote:Run - Leona Lewis (Snow Patrol)

These were supposed to be GOOD cover suggestions. She murdered that song with her pointless wailing.

The Futureheads - Hounds of Love (Kate Bush)
Lost Prophets - A View To A Kill (Duran Duran)
Manic Street Preachers - Wrote For Luck (The Happy Mondays)
Snow Patrol - Crazy In Love (Beyoncé)
Oasis - I Am The Walrus (The Beatles)
Placebo - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
The Clash - I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller Four)


Her live lounge cover is fantastic.

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Post by Cari on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:10 pm

No I disagree Clarke. She's too well trained to sing pop songs. Goes a bit OTT with the wailing in between notes like Mariah, Celine et al. Just sing the note woman!

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Post by Enforcer on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:12 pm

Any cover by Hayseed Dixie is fantastic. Also, Handbags and Gladrags was Chris Farlowe originally.

Love Machine - Artic Monkeys (Girls Aloud)
I Think I Love You - Less Than Jake (David Cassidy)

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Post by Scottrf on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:17 pm

Knockin on Heavens Door - Guns n' Roses.

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Post by Cari on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:21 pm

Hayseed Dixie are class! They do some great songs of their own, but their take on some rock classics is brilliant.

Franz Ferdinand - What You Waiting For? (Gwen Stefani)

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Post by Beer on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:49 pm

Matt Cardle - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)

Granted, not a full cover but an awesome version.

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Post by Davie on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:53 pm

Age of Chance - Kiss (Prince)
Jeff Healey - Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealer's Wheel)
She's Not There - Santana (The Zombies)

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Post by Adam D on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 1:05 pm

To add to Davies Jeff Healy shout, I would like to add "whilst my guitar gently weeps" - much better than Harrisons original

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Post by Enforcer on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 1:29 pm

I have seen Hayseed live loads of times, they play Cardiff about twice a year and I try to make it when I can. My favourite of their covers at the moment is Bohemian Rhapsody, whilst their Fat Bottomed Girls may actually be better than the original!

Surprised nobody has mentioned Tom Jones - Kiss, another cover that I prefer to the original.

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Post by Cari on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 1:32 pm

Enforcer - I really like HD's version of Highway To Hell and I Believe In A Thing Called Love is better than the original.

Have to disagree about the Tom Jones version of Kiss. Hoo-rendous!

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Post by Adam D on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 1:43 pm

Cari wrote:Enforcer - I really like HD's version of Highway To Hell and I Believe In A Thing Called Love is better than the original.

Have to disagree about the Tom Jones version of Kiss. Hoo-rendous!

As a huge Tom Jones fan, I have to agree with....cari. Prefer the Prince version.

I like this version of Take on Me by Real Big Fish from the film BASEketball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ4S-UiNmzo

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 2:14 pm

I feel dirty saying this but I liked the Mark Ronson version of Radiohead's Just.

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Post by Davie on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 2:15 pm

That should be double-dirty - mentioning Mark Ronson AND Radiohead Shocked

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Post by Fernando on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 2:18 pm

i found this guy on youtube a couple years ago and listened to him ever since.

https://www.youtube.com/user/boyceavenue?blend=1&ob=5#g/u

they do all sorts of covers

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Post by Cari on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 2:20 pm

Now you mention it Mark Ronson - Stop Me (The Smiths).

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 2:24 pm

Davie wrote:That should be double-dirty - mentioning Mark Ronson AND Radiohead Shocked

Looking forward to the Radiohead & Coldplay music round then?

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Post by Cari on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 3:27 pm

The Stereophonics - Angie (Rolling Stones)

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Post by Adam D on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 3:34 pm

I quite like Roxanne by George Michael

and Bobby Womack's version of California Dreaming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDhDeAzbGsE

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Post by Adam D on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 3:42 pm

I dont like country singers, but Carrie Underwood slays this version of George Michaels Praying for Time from American Idol a few years back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY6ziVcfRvM

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Post by Dass on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 2:28 pm

Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan)
Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
Cream - Crossraods (Robert Johnson)
Marvin Gaye - I heard it through the grapevine (Smokey Robinson)
Clash - I fought the Law (Crickets)
Bryds - Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seegar)
Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar (Dubliners)
James Taylor - You've got a friend (Carole King)

Those are the ones I can think of that I didn't see mentioned, though a couple may already be included here.

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Post by dyrewolfe on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 2:33 pm

Easy Like Sunday Morning - Faith No More (The Commodores)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns 'n' Roses (Bob Dylan)
Land of Confusion - Disturbed (Genesis)
In The Air Tonight - Nonpoint (Phil Collins)
Cats In The Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe (Harry Chapin)
Enjoy the Silence - Lacuna Coil (Depeche Mode)
Funky Town - Pseudo Echo (Lipps Inc)
Spirit In The Sky - Doctor and the Medics (Norman Greenbaum)
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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 2:45 pm

Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Manic Street Preachers - Can't take my eyes off you (Andy Williams)
Placebo - Wouldn't it be good (Nik Kershaw)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Brandy (Looking Glass)
John Frusciante - How Deep is Your Love (Bee Gees)


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Post by Crimey on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 3:26 pm

30 Seconds to Mars- Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)

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Post by Guest on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 3:30 pm

Birdy is someone who's been played quite a lot on XFM over the pasts several months, and I think her cover of the A Team is her best effort yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p856dtR4mms&feature=relmfu

Such a haunting voice on the song 'Shelter' as well.

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Post by Imperial Ghosty on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 3:41 pm

Black Sabbath- Warning (Aynsley Dunbar)

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Post by Cari on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 7:45 pm

Kylie Minogue - Nothing Can Stop Us Now (Saint Etienne)
Feeder - The Power of Love (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light (Bruce Springsteen)
Jack L - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie)
Villagers - Do Not Stand At My Grave & Weep (Wilbur Skeeles)
The Sex Pistols - C'Mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran)
Tatu - How Soon Is Now (The Smiths)
Duran Duran - Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
Duran Duran - Perfect Day (Lou Reed)

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Post by dyrewolfe on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 12:01 am

Forgot these ones:

Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica (Queen)
No More Mr Nice Guy - Megadeth (Alice Cooper)
Nothing Else Matters - Apocalyptica (Metallica)
War Pigs - Faith No More (Black Sabbath)
NIB - Ugly Kid Joe (Black Sabbath)
Blue Monday - Orgy (New Order)
Action - Def Leppard (The Sweet)
Word Up - Gun (Cameo)
Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo (John Fogerty)
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Post by Cari on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 10:30 am

Great shout on the Megadeth and Gun tunes there Dyre thumbsup

Manic Street Preachers - Take The Skinheads Bowling (Camper Van Beethoven)
Marmalade - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
Cyndi Lauper - I Drove All Night (Roy Orbison)
Belinda Carlisle - I Feel Free (Cream)
The Dickies - The Tra La La Song (The Banana Splits)
The Toy Dolls - Nellie The Elephant (Mandy Miller)
Brandon Flowers - Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
Billy Idol - Mony Mony (Tommy James & The Shondelles)
Nouvelle Vague - Just Can't Get Enough (Depeche Mode)
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Now That I Found You (The Foundations)
Cher - Heart of Stone (Bucks Fizz)

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 7:41 pm

Foo Fighters - Band on the Run (Paul Mcartney)
Metallica - So What (Anti Nowhere League)

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Post by greybeard on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 7:50 pm

Cake - I will survive


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Post by dummy_half on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 8:48 am

Some great nominations - several that are better than the original (and often very different).

I'll add:
Joe Cocker - With a little help from my friends
Soft Cell - Tainted Love (original a Northern Soul classic by Gloria Jones)

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Post by dyrewolfe on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 2:47 pm

Dreams - The Corrs (Fleetwood Mac)
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Post by GG on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 3:17 pm

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (Bowie)
IZ - Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World

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Post by Solerina on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 3:46 pm

Not sure if this counts........Lorrie Morgan & The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby

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Post by Thomond on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 4:54 pm

Somewhere over the rainbow on the ukelele not sure who it's by.

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