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Old 05-20-04, 08:45 AM   #1
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best rock song covers according to guitar one magazine

here's the list
you really got me van hallen
love buzz nirvana
little wing derek and the dominos
8 miles high (either crowded house or golden earring)
my back pages the ramones
star spangled banner jimi hendrix
knockin on heavens door guns and roses
born to be wild slayer
snowblind (don't know)
cum on feel the noize quiet riot
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Old 05-20-04, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: best rock song covers according to guitar one magazine

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here's the list
you really got me van hallen
love buzz nirvana
little wing
8 miles high
my back pages
star spangled banner jimi hendrix
knockin on heavens door guns and roses
born to be wild slayer
snowblind
cum on feel the noize
Whose cover of "Little Wing", Derek and the Dominoes, Sting, or The Corrs?

I think the Guns and Roses cover of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" is one of the most abominable covers I've ever heard. The concept of subtlety is completely lost on Axl Rose.
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Old 05-20-04, 11:51 AM   #3
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i think they said it was derek and the dominos
on the radio they said both title and artist, and i was typing as they were listing titles.
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Old 05-20-04, 01:00 PM   #4
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i think they said it was derek and the dominos
I'm sure it was. My question wasn't exactly serious.
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Old 05-20-04, 01:04 PM   #5
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Are you sure the Eight Miles High was not the version by Husker Du?
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Old 05-20-04, 01:20 PM   #6
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Re: best rock song covers according to guitar one magazine

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star spangled banner jimi hendrix
Is this a "cover" or Hendrix's take on a traditional song?
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Old 05-20-04, 01:36 PM   #7
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Are you sure the Eight Miles High was not the version by Husker Du?
I'm sure that's the cover they were referring to. I don't know of any other notable covers of that song.
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Old 05-20-04, 01:40 PM   #8
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Star Spangled Banner? No way. Hedrix's version of All Along the Watchtower is the best rock cover period, and I can't believe a guitar magazine overlooked it! That's crazy! It's in every damn Viet Nam war movie ever made!

As for Little Wing covers, I like Stevie Ray Vaughan's better than the original. No annoying glockenspiel, no lyrics and it's about 4 times as long.
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Old 05-20-04, 02:00 PM   #9
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Re: Re: best rock song covers according to guitar one magazine

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I think the Guns and Roses cover of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" is one of the most abominable covers I've ever heard. The concept of subtlety is completely lost on Axl Rose.


I have two that I consider greatest covers because they take the original and make it completely their own.

Already mentioned: Jimi: All Along the Watchtower

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Joe Cocker: With a little help from my friends. I love the beatles, but his version of this song blows the beatles away.
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Old 05-20-04, 02:31 PM   #10
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I'm sure it was. My question wasn't exactly serious.
Are you kidding? I've got this issue at home so I'll go and check for you, but I'd be willing to bet $100 that it was NOT Derek and the Dominoes. Obviously when you think of Little Wing you think of two artists: Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. SRVs cover is one of the most transcendent instrumentals of all time and has the power to completely stop me dead in my tracks every time I listen to it. While I haven't heard the Derek & The Dominoes version I can without a doubt guarantee that the SRV version blows it away. I would put it in my top 10 songs of all time list and if we're talking instrumentals it would slide in at #2. Believe it or not I'm actually offended by this
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Old 05-20-04, 03:07 PM   #11
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Too many classic rock cuts there... Here are some of my favorites:

Big Star's cover of Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale"
The Pixies' stomping version of Jesus and Mary Chain's "Head On"
Devo's wacked version of "Can't Get No Satisfaction"
The Ramones version of "Surfing Bird" which is completely ridiculous and perfect
Soul Asylum's great version of Neil Young's "Barstool Blues"
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Old 05-20-04, 03:11 PM   #12
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Are you kidding? I've got this issue at home so I'll go and check for you, but I'd be willing to bet $100 that it was NOT Derek and the Dominoes. Obviously when you think of Little Wing you think of two artists: Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. SRVs cover is one of the most transcendent instrumentals of all time and has the power to completely stop me dead in my tracks every time I listen to it. While I haven't heard the Derek & The Dominoes version I can without a doubt guarantee that the SRV version blows it away. I would put it in my top 10 songs of all time list and if we're talking instrumentals it would slide in at #2. Believe it or not I'm actually offended by this
I'm honestly not familiar with Stevie Ray Vaughn's version. I'm pretty sure that for most classic rock fans over a certain age, the only two versions they think of are Hendrix's and Clapton's.
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Old 05-20-04, 03:12 PM   #13
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Too many classic rock cuts there... Here are some of my favorites:

Big Star's cover of Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale"
The Pixies' stomping version of Jesus and Mary Chain's "Head On"
Devo's wacked version of "Can't Get No Satisfaction"
The Ramones version of "Surfing Bird" which is completely ridiculous and perfect
Soul Asylum's great version of Neil Young's "Barstool Blues"
Add Big Star's cover of "'Til the End of the Day", Teenage Fanclub's cover of "Like a Virgin", and Aztec Camera's cover of "Jump", and you've got the perfect cover album, IMO.
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Old 05-20-04, 03:18 PM   #14
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I prefer the live version without the silly backupsingers for GNR's Knockin on Heavens Door. Specifically when they originally played the song at the....Ritz?
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Old 05-20-04, 03:34 PM   #15
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Are you kidding? I've got this issue at home so I'll go and check for you, but I'd be willing to bet $100 that it was NOT Derek and the Dominoes. Obviously when you think of Little Wing you think of two artists: Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. SRVs cover is one of the most transcendent instrumentals of all time and has the power to completely stop me dead in my tracks every time I listen to it. While I haven't heard the Derek & The Dominoes version I can without a doubt guarantee that the SRV version blows it away. I would put it in my top 10 songs of all time list and if we're talking instrumentals it would slide in at #2. Believe it or not I'm actually offended by this
The Derek and the Dominoes version sounds like country music compared to Hendrix. Must be that Allman touch. SRV does blow it away. I love Clapton, but I never really liked that version of Little Wing.

I definitely agree with the Joe Cocker cover. That's probably my #2 also.

A few others I thought of:
Fiona Apple doing the Beatles' Across the Universe
The Neville Brothers doing John Hiatt's Washable ink and of course Bonnie Raitt doing John Hiatt's Thing Called Love
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after the list was read on the radio, they played an unintentionally funny cover of ozzy osbourne doing "staying alive"
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns n Roses

Worst. Cover. Ever.
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns n Roses

Worst. Cover. Ever.
HEEEY, HEEEY, HEY HEY, YEAH!!

KNOCK, KNOCK KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOHOOOOWOOOOWOOOOR!!!
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Hedrix's version of All Along the Watchtower is the best rock cover period.
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Old 05-20-04, 09:40 PM   #20
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Well, my favorite covers would be...

Night Flight - Jeff Buckley
Let the Good Times Roll - The Grateful Dead


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i am a counting crows whore, and they have done a lot of covers. here are some of my favorites.
someday i will treat you good-sparklehorse cover
richest man-bob carter cover
atlantic city-springsteen cover
crossing muddy waters-john hiatt cover
the ghost in you-psychodelic furs cover
unsatisfied-the replacements cover
sweet carolina-ryan adams cover
carmelita-warren zevon cover
pancho and lefty-willie nelson cover
friend of the devil-greatful dead cover
this must be the place-the talking heads cover
big yellow taxi-joni mitchell cover

i have about three times that many but those are my favorites
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Are you kidding? I've got this issue at home so I'll go and check for you, but I'd be willing to bet $100 that it was NOT Derek and the Dominoes. Obviously when you think of Little Wing you think of two artists: Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. SRVs cover is one of the most transcendent instrumentals of all time and has the power to completely stop me dead in my tracks every time I listen to it. While I haven't heard the Derek & The Dominoes version I can without a doubt guarantee that the SRV version blows it away. I would put it in my top 10 songs of all time list and if we're talking instrumentals it would slide in at #2. Believe it or not I'm actually offended by this
can you then post the correct list. (i went off of memory and from going to allmusic.com
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Who did SNOWBLIND?
I know SWEETLEAF was done by Ugly Kid Joe but never heard of Snowblind being redone.
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CSNY's cover of Joni Mitchell's Woodstock is a classic.

The Beatles doing Twist & Shout is another.
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System Of A Down, Black Label Society/Zakk Wylde & Sleep.
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