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Old 05-25-04, 07:54 PM
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Jessica Simpson should be summarily executed for re-making "Take My Breath Away".
Old 05-26-04, 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=music
its a cd single thats only 2.99 at amazon
Thanks! I just ordered this.
Old 05-26-04, 01:14 AM
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I can't think of many covers right now, but off the top of my head here are the good ones:

Howie Day - #41 (Dave Matthews Band)
John Mayer - Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)
Johnny Cash - One (U2)
Old 05-26-04, 05:36 PM
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Best
Motley Crue "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" & "Helter Skelter"
Less Than Jake "I Think I Love You"
No Doubt "It's My Life" (I like the original song but I've always HATED the way the guy sung on it... now, problem solved)

Worst
Vanilla Ice "Satisfaction"
Ginuwine "When Doves Cry"
Lil Bow Bow "Parents Just Don't Understand"
Old 05-26-04, 06:38 PM
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Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize originally by Slade

Gary Jules - Mad World originally by Tears For Fears

Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane originally by The Velvet Underground

Frente - Bizarre Love Triangle originally by New Order

Pet Shop Boys - Go West originally by The Village People

REM - Superman originally by The Clique

The Clash - I Fought The Law originally by Bobby Fuller

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower originally by Bob Dylan

Tricky - Black Steel originally by Public Enemy

Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon originally by Neil Diamond

Annie Lennox - A Whiter Shade Of Pale originally by Procul Harem

Vic & Bob with EMF - I'm A Believer originally by The Monkees, who themselves were covering Neil Diamond

Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide originally by Fleetwood Mac

Hole - Gold Dust Woman originally by Fleetwood Mac

Marilyn Manson - I Put A Spell On You originally by Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Rage Against The Machine - Renegades Of Funk originally by Afrika Bambataa

Fear Factory with Gary Numan - Cars originally by Numan himself

Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind originally by Elvis or Willie Nelson, I forget which

East 17 - West End Girls originally by Pet Shop Boys

Duran Duran with Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and The Furious Five - White Lines originally by Grandmaster Flash

Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams originally by The Eurhythmics

Ryan Adams - Wonderwall originally by Oasis

Blur - Oliver's Army originally by Elvis Costello

Dynamite Hack - Boyz N Da Hood originally by NWA

Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Oasis - I Am The Walrus originally by The Beatles

Sonic Youth - Superstar originally by The Carpenters

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah originally by Leonard Cohen
Old 05-26-04, 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by antennaball
Jessica Simpson should be summarily executed for re-making "Take My Breath Away".


We have a winner.. Who told her she could sing?

And another bad cover, 311(I think it was them) doing Cure's Love Song.



Since when does a great Cure song need a upbeat regge kind of beat in it?
Old 05-27-04, 10:39 PM
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Almost any cover by Johnny Cash is excellent , the best are his cover of Nail young's Pocahontas and his cover of Cat Stevens Father and Son.

All of the Byrds covers of Dylan.
Old 05-29-04, 02:07 AM
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Didn't think I'd ever like these two, but strangely enough I do:

The Cardigans- Ironman
Cub- Surfer Girl
Old 05-29-04, 09:26 PM
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edit-realized what i posted was wrong.

for good covers I'd say

Ring of Fire-Social Distortion
Purple Haze and World in My Eyes-The Cure.

the bad

too many to list

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Old 05-31-04, 04:42 PM
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Good -

10,000 Maniacs (originally Patty Smyth, but written by Bruce Springsteen) - Because the Night
Weaklazyliar (originally by the Pixies) - Levitate Me
Bis (originally by Joy Division) - Love Will Tear Us Apart

Bad -

Jessica F'in Simpson - Take My Breath Away
Heather Nova (originally by Bruce Springsteen) - I'm on Fire
Old 06-04-04, 06:47 PM
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Best: R.E.M. - One (U2)

Worst: Too many to think of
Old 06-05-04, 09:20 AM
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Never knew Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer" could rock so hard till I heard Bram Tchaikovsky's version. Monkees...eat your heart out!
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What about Hillary Duff and her skanky older sister (a duet) RUINING the Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed"? It almost erases Jessica Simpson's "Take My Breathe Away" from your mind. Almost.
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Goldfinger's cover of The Cure's Just Like Heaven is awsome. Anything by Me First ATGG, especially Leavin' on a Jet Plane.
Finally, My Gay Uncle's cover of Faith Hill's Still the One should be enjoyed by all.
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Good:
I'd have to agree with a couple people's opinion of
Ring of Fire - Social Distortion

Bad:
When You Wish Upon a Star - Gene Simmons

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Old 06-06-04, 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize originally by Slade

Gary Jules - Mad World originally by Tears For Fears

Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane originally by The Velvet Underground

Frente - Bizarre Love Triangle originally by New Order

Pet Shop Boys - Go West originally by The Village People

REM - Superman originally by The Clique

The Clash - I Fought The Law originally by Bobby Fuller

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower originally by Bob Dylan

Tricky - Black Steel originally by Public Enemy

Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon originally by Neil Diamond

Annie Lennox - A Whiter Shade Of Pale originally by Procul Harem

Vic & Bob with EMF - I'm A Believer originally by The Monkees, who themselves were covering Neil Diamond

Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide originally by Fleetwood Mac

Hole - Gold Dust Woman originally by Fleetwood Mac

Marilyn Manson - I Put A Spell On You originally by Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Rage Against The Machine - Renegades Of Funk originally by Afrika Bambataa

Fear Factory with Gary Numan - Cars originally by Numan himself

Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind originally by Elvis or Willie Nelson, I forget which

East 17 - West End Girls originally by Pet Shop Boys

Duran Duran with Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and The Furious Five - White Lines originally by Grandmaster Flash

Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams originally by The Eurhythmics

Ryan Adams - Wonderwall originally by Oasis

Blur - Oliver's Army originally by Elvis Costello

Dynamite Hack - Boyz N Da Hood originally by NWA

Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Oasis - I Am The Walrus originally by The Beatles

Sonic Youth - Superstar originally by The Carpenters

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah originally by Leonard Cohen
I'm confused...are you calling these good or bad?
Old 06-06-04, 03:38 PM
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I gotta vote for Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams
Old 06-06-04, 04:40 PM
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surprised no one has mentioned the ruination of "riders on the storm" from creed.

also, you all can shoot me, but i liked love song from 311, and even "take my breath away" from js, even though i am not the biggest fan of her's.
Old 06-06-04, 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by The_Infidel
I'm confused...are you calling these good or bad?
Considering he has The Clash on the list, I'll assume good.
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Best:
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal

Worst:
Jessica Simpson - Take My Breath Away and Angels (what's w/ the cover songs by her lately)
Old 07-14-04, 10:21 AM
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I really dig Queensryche's "Scarborough Fair"
Old 07-14-04, 10:40 AM
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There's an amazing cover of the Pixies' "Gigantic" by a band called Orange out there. Really amazing.

BTW, I'm listening to the Avril "Chop Suey" right now. It's the funniest friggin thing I've ever heard in my life!
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I really like Elysian Fields' cover of Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue". Jennifer's voice is so damn sexy.
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Good:
Van Halen- You really got me (Kinks)
Beatles- Rock and Roll (Chuck Bery)
Nirvana- The man who sold the world (Bowie)
Bowie-White light\White heat (Velvet Underground)

Decent:
Dave Edmonds- I hear you knocking (forgot who did the oringinal)
STP : Dancing Days (Led Zepplin)


Bad:
Crow-Sweet child of mine (G n R)
Don't know who the artist is, but whoever coverd Peter Gabriel's In your eyes. What a terrible cover.
Eric Burdon- Paint it Black (Rolling Stones)
G n R- Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones)
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A couple that I really like:

JOE COCKER-- "With a Little Help From My Friends" (especially the live version from Woodstock) (original by the Beatles--of course)

MARIANNE FAITHFULL--"Sister Morphine" (although, since she wrote the lyrics for Sister Morphine, maybe not really a cover, technically; she just recorded it after the Stones did)

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