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    Covers thread (better or worse)

    With all the positive and negative talk about them, I figured a thread about this would be appropriate to start now.

    Especially appropriate to post what might be my favorite cover, ever. Better, if not equal to the original, I think it's the best Zeppelin cover I've heard. The story why it was left off the cover album Atlantic put out around this time is quite apocryphal.


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    You guys decide if this one is 'better' or 'worse.

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    Some of my favourites:




    (All covers from this album are awesome)









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    Soft Cell's Tainted Love is probably one of the best cover songs, one of those rare ones that outstrip the original. I'm also a big fan of Obscenity Trial's cover of Seven Nation Army
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhVUm_GF7eQ
    Last edited by sheepdean; 01-06-2012 at 10:28 AM. Reason: formatting

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcjZZIRRBNA
    (this is not the best this band has done, but the topic seems fitting just for the sake of some exposure)

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    Maybe it's ill-advised to put a second "Dead Flowers" cover on the page, but I can't think about that song without thinking about Townes Van Zandt's version. Better, worse, I don't know, but it definitely fit Townes as well as it did the Stones.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBwC7Qzljso

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    Don't feel like looking up videos for all of them, but here are my favorite covers:

    Polly-Amanda Palmer (originally by Nirvana)
    Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son-Arcade Fire (originally by Serge Gainsbourg)
    All Along The Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix/Bear McCreary (originally by Bob Dylan)
    Are Friends Electric?-The Dead Weather (originally by Tubeway Army)
    Head Like A Hole-Devo (originally by...well, you know)
    Across The Universe-David Bowie/Fiona Apple (originally by The Beatles)
    Down In The Park-Foo Fighters (originally by Tubeway Army)
    Mad World-Michael Andrews and Gary Jules (originally by Tears For Fears)
    Don't Fear The Reaper-Gus (originally by Blue Oyster Cult)
    Transmission-Hot Chip/Low (originally by Joy Division)
    Is Your Love Strong Enough?-How To Destroy Angels
    Hurt/Personal Jesus-Johnny Cash (originally by everyone's favorite band and Depeche Mode)
    Immigrant Song-Karen O with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
    No Love Lost-LCD Soundsystem (originally by Joy Division)
    Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)-Marilyn Manson (originally by Eurythmics)
    Come To Daddy-Mike Patton and The Dillinger Escape Plan (originally by Aphex Twin)
    New Dawn Fades-Moby (originally by Joy Division)
    Love Hurts-Nan Vernon (originally by The Everly Brothers)
    Get Down Make Love/Physical/Dead Souls/Memorabilia/Metal/Zoo Station-Nine Inch Nails (originally by Queen/Adam Ant/Joy Division/Soft Cell/Gary Numan/U2)
    The Man Who Sold The World/Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam/Where Did You Sleep Last Night?-Nirvana (originally by David Bowie/The Vaselines/Lead Belly
    Imagine/Peace Love and Understanding/What's Going On-A Perfect Circle (originally by John Lennon/Nick Lowe/Marvin Gaye)
    Warm Leatherette/Nightclubbing/Final Solution-Peter Murphy, Nine Inch Nails and TV On The Radio (originally by The Normal/Iggy Pop/Pere Ubu)
    White Wedding-Queens Of The Stone Age (originally by Billy Idol)
    Sunday Bloody Sunday/Can't Hide Love-Saul Williams (originally by U2/Earth, Wind & Fire)
    Creep-Scala & Kolacny Brothers (originally by Radiohead)
    Superstar-Sonic Youth (originally by The Carpenters)
    Mama Said Knock You Out-Street Sweeper Social Club (originally by LL Cool J)
    Song To The Siren-This Mortal Coil (originally by Tim Buckley)
    Heroes-TV On The Radio (originally by David Bowie)

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    I don't like this more than the original, but this cover is still enjoyable in a completely different way


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    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...?v=jqZsWRqz14kD.D The WeekndFavorite cover of 2011

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    The Wallflowers version of Bowie's "Heroes" spectacularly misses the mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elke View Post
    Everytime I turn around, someone is telling me how great this video is. So sick of gimmicky shit like this.

    Anyways... to contribute to the thread:
    Death covering Judas Priest's Painkiller

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    So happy to see all the love that Greg Dulli and friends, This Mortal Coil, Slowdive and Suicide are getting. Here's a few more.






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    I've officially changed my mind about this. Wasn't crazy that I heard that they covered this for a Sandler film, but just hearing it now, they almost get it right. The original is untouchable and this doesn't change my mind about that, but they do it justice.

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    Slits cover
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S71_vIMQ0YY

    Heavy Metal Public Enemy cover
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RVObkXuZ-U

    Not Normally into these type of people (homemade youtube videos) but this guy is fucking brilliant
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKt-vD95nI

    the last minute breaks my effing heart, immense guitar sound.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dzlze9Q3TE

    so beautiful
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVFogkc8st0

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    What I like most about this is that the guy singing it sounds pretty close to Tim Buckley.

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    Fast Car by Tracy Chapman has always been one of my favorite songs growing up, about a couple years ago I really got obsessed with art rock experimentalists Xiu Xiu and I think their version of Fast Car is incredibly soul crushing.


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    Re: Covers thread (better or worse)

    Last edited by xmd 5a; 05-25-2013 at 06:36 AM.

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    Rented a Cohen DVD a few weeks back and along with the Anthony Cover posted above which i found to be oddly heart wrenching in the delivery, i also find this one to be an amazing cover as well.
    Last edited by Pillfred; 05-25-2013 at 01:50 PM. Reason: typos

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    First off, there's this. Anyone want a little trip hop with their NIN?

    Then this cover of Floyd's "Shine on you Crazy Diamond" from the trailer for Dead Man Down (which looks good):

    Starts at 1:22, and is very cool. Can't recall the name of the band/artist who did it...

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