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

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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 Kenny on Wed 07 Sep 2011, 9:54 pm

The Clash -- I fought the law
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Post by dyrewolfe on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 11:36 pm

Suicide Is Painless - Manic Street Preachers
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Post by dyrewolfe on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 11:37 pm

KingKenny7Heaven wrote:The Clash -- I fought the law

So who originally recorded that then?
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Post by Beer on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 12:20 am

dyrewolfe wrote:
KingKenny7Heaven wrote:The Clash -- I fought the law

So who originally recorded that then?

Bobby Fuller.

I prefer Green Day's version.

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Post by Cari on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 6:40 am

I did list that Clash song earlier in the thread Whistle

Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears For Fears)

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 4:10 pm

Has anyone mentioned "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm?

Can't believe I forgot it.

Also - "Butterfly" by Crazy Town, whilst not exactly a cover, it's usage of Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Pretty Little Ditty" guitar riff is nice.

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Post by Cari on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:18 am

Just heard the Manics cover The The's This Is The Day. Not really keen on it...although it had a promising start.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:23 am

I quite like it. Not heard the original. It could do with a guitar solo that never comes.

The video looks ominously final

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Post by Cari on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:30 am

The original is almost acoustic...and quite sad. I just think the Manics have over cooked it a bit with James screaming the vocals at times rather than singing it, and the guitars are a bit loud. I sound like I'm getting old....

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:40 am

It's not as good as their version of Umbrella

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Post by Cari on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:44 am

Do you know I haven't actually heard that. Did they only do it live or is there a studio version somewhere? Having said that, it's not difficult to improve on the original of Umbrella...

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:51 am

There is a recorded version they gave away with NME. It's on iTunes now as well (and youtube etc.)

I saw them play it live and it got a great reaction. I think Nicky Wire made some ludicrous claim that it was the best song written in the last decade or something?? That's why they recorded it.

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Post by Cari on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 12:00 pm

Thanks Demon, I'll search for the studio version on You Tube when I get home. They've done some great covers in the past, so I'm intrigued...

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Post by Fernando on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 12:03 pm

Linkin Park - Rolling in the deep @ Itunes Festival

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Post by dyrewolfe on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 2:25 pm

Cari wrote:The original is almost acoustic...and quite sad. I just think the Manics have over cooked it a bit with James screaming the vocals at times rather than singing it, and the guitars are a bit loud. I sound like I'm getting old....

Werthers Original, luv? Wink (just kidding)

Think I agree with you actually. The original is probably better, musically, but I do like the "oomph" of the Manics' version.

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Post by dyrewolfe on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 3:06 pm

Don't think we've had this one yet:

Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus (David Bowie)
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Post by WhiteCamry on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 2:58 pm

Young White Kid - Up-Beat Blues Cover (Old Black Bluesman)

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