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Old 07-18-08, 01:52 PM
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I'm not a fan of Nickleback but I love that version of Saturday Night's Alright (for fighting).

Originally Posted by GHackmann
"I Fought the Law" might be the most-covered song of all time, but I like The Clash's version the best:
The Beatles - Yesterday is the most covered.
Old 07-18-08, 02:06 PM
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Quite a few:

Butch Walker - Alison (Live), Good Year For The Roses (Live), Live And Let Die, I Don't
Like Mondays (Live), Crazy (Live) (Pretty much any cover he does is magical.)
Ingram Hill - More Than A Feeling
RHCP - Love Rollercoaster
Poison - Squeeze Box
Pink Cream 69 - My Sharona
The Ataris - Boys of Summer
Morning Wood - Desperado
The Phil and John Show - Tiny Dancer
Poison - Squeeze Box
Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar
ZO2 - Four Day Creep (Live)
John Waite - Whenever You Come Around
Andy Taylor - Stone Cold Sober
Guns N Roses - Live and Let Die
Old 07-18-08, 02:33 PM
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Van Halen- You Really Got Me
Metallica- Breadfan
Old 07-18-08, 03:41 PM
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If I told you that an English novelty band covered the first hit by one of rock's biggest legends, and simply by adding a driving synth hook, a musical interlude of "Chopsticks" and by changing a single lyric to reference a feminine hygine product, they would give that rock legend his ONLY #1 HIT EVER, would you even believe me? Well, that's my pick.
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Originally Posted by Decker
If I told you that an English novelty band covered the first hit by one of rock's biggest legends, and simply by adding a driving synth hook, a musical interlude of "Chopsticks" and by changing a single lyric to reference a feminine hygine product, they would give that rock legend his ONLY #1 HIT EVER, would you even believe me? Well, that's my pick.
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Haha. I still like Bruce's original version over the cover. It's listenable to though.

The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Metallica - Turn the Page
Old 07-18-08, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Shamus McAnally
Butch Walker - Alison (Live), Good Year For The Roses (Live), Live And Let Die, I Don't
Like Mondays (Live), Crazy (Live) (Pretty much any cover he does is magical.)

The Ataris - Boys of Summer
I love Butch Walker's covers. I'd also add his Queen Medley and Since U Been Gone to that list you posted.

The Ataris version of Boys of Summer beats out the original by a mile now. The original's a good song but The Ataris made it better IMO.
Old 07-18-08, 04:40 PM
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Sonic Youth - Superstar
GNR - Since I dont have You / Live and Let Die
Metallica - Whckey In The Jar
Faith No More - Easy
thats all I can thinkof for now
Old 07-18-08, 04:49 PM
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Lou Barlow takes Ratt's hair-metal anthem "Round and Round" and turns it into a beautiful, haunting ballad:
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Old 07-18-08, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by EdTheRipper
I love Butch Walker's covers. I'd also add his Queen Medley and Since U Been Gone to that list you posted.
I think it's time dude put out Cover Me Badd II or something to that effect. I'd love to have Crazy on disc, cleaned up and sounding good. If he'd play it all the way through, you could add Styx's Come Sail Away. Or Iron Maiden's Run To The Hills. (Or he could just put another medley on it.)

He is a pretty impressive covers artist, though, in addition to the wonderful songs he pens/sings on his own.

Oh and another cover I was amazed that I enjoyed and can't believe I forgot:
Perfect World - Just Like A Pill

(Then again, as much as I wasn't crazy about her, I dug Pink's original of the song too.)
Old 07-18-08, 06:57 PM
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Fiona Apple - Across The Universe
1000 Homo DJ's - Supernaut
Death - Painkiller
Ministry - Roadhouse Blues
Metal Church - Space Truckin
Save Ferris - Come On Eileen
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Little Wing
Skid Row - Little Wing
Mortal Loom - Dream A Little Dream
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams & Down In The Park & I Put A Spell On You
Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
Hole - Gold Dust Woman
Santana - Black Magic Woman
Ugly Kid Joe - Cat's In The Cradle
Tesla - We Can Work It Out & Signs
BIGOD20 - Just Like A Prayer
HIM - Wicked Game
Orgy - Blue Monday
Blue Man Group - I Feel Love

Im sure i'll think of more later :P

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Old 07-18-08, 07:27 PM
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Big fan of cover songs.

1. Less Than Jake: I Think I Love You (Partridge Family)
2. Stick Figure Suicide: Anything, Anything (Dramarama)
3. Anthrax: Next To You (The Police)
4. Atomic Bitchwax: Combination (Aerosmith)
5. Anitseen: Destroyer (The Kinks)
6. Celebrity Skin: S.O.S. (ABBA)
7. Dynamite Boy: I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys?)
8. 1,000 Mona Lisas: You Outta Know (Alanis Morriset)
9. The Bradleys: Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
10. Goo Goo Dolls: Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Prince)
11. Die Toten Hosen: Hang On Sloopy
12. The Heretics: Mississippi Queen (Mountain)
13. Seaweed: Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
14. Bastards: Come On And Dance (Motley Crue)
15. The Frustrators: My Best Friend's Girl (The Cars)
16. L7: Hangin' On The Telephone (Blondie; actually someone else...)
17. Supersuckers: Hey Ya (Outcast 3000)
18. Lunachicks: More Than A Feeling (Boston)
19. Throwdown: Baby Got Back (Sir Mix alot?)
20. Ladykillers: Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)
21. Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
22. Sinisters: Clampdown (The Clash)
23. Pennywise: Surfin' USA (Beach Boys)
24. The Vikings: Let's Go (Bay City Rollers)
25. Psychotic Youth: Cold Hard Cash (?)
26. Suicide Machines: It's The End Of The World (REM)
27. Everclear: Southern Girls (Cheap Trick)

The Goo Goo Dolls used to be famous for butchering songs by other bands. They do fantastic covers of "Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "Gimmie Shelter", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Don't Fear The Reaper", "I Don't Want To Know" (Fleetwood Mac), "Bitch", "A Million Miles Away", "Nothing Can Change You" (Tommy Keene), Jenny 857-6309, and more...

Same goes for Soul Asylum. They used to do medleys that went from one cover to another in the course of 15 minutes ("James At 16" medley, & others)
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Rage Agaisnt The Machine - The Ghost of Tom Joad (Springsteen)
Old 07-18-08, 10:56 PM
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Turning Japanese (punk cover)
Send Me An Angel by Thrice
Old 07-19-08, 01:00 AM
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Hall & Oates - You've lost that lovin' Feeling
Creed - Rider's on the Storm
Def Leppard - Elected
Korn - Another brick in the Wall
Guns N' Roses - Hair of the Dog, Sympathy for the Devil and Live and let Die
Iron Maiden - Cross Eyed Mary
UB40 - Here I Am (Come and take Me) and Red Red Wine

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Old 07-19-08, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Skyclad01
Fiona Apple - Across The Universe
1000 Homo DJ's - Supernaut
Death - Painkiller
Ministry - Roadhouse Blues
Metal Church - Space Truckin
Save Ferris - Come On Eileen
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Little Wing
Skid Row - Little Wing
Mortal Loom - Dream A Little Dream
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams & Down In The Park & I Put A Spell On You
Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
Hole - Gold Dust Woman
Santana - Black Magic Woman
Ugly Kid Joe - Cat's In The Cradle
Tesla - We Can Work It Out & Signs
BIGOD20 - Just Like A Prayer
HIM - Wicked Game
Orgy - Blue Monday
Blue Man Group - I Feel Love

Im sure i'll think of more later :P
good call on that skid row song...on the same CD they did an excellent version of Kiss' Cmon and Love Me.

Velvet Revolver did a great cover of Psycho Killer.
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Originally Posted by auto
Originally Posted by orangecrush18

First one that came to my head is Nickel Creek covering "Toxic"
They also do a fantastic version of Pavement's Spit on a Stranger.
Chris Thile and what eventually became his new band Punch Brothers covering Morning Bell:

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Originally Posted by The Infidel
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How do you post videos?

Yeah, I've been here a while and haven't had enough coffee

All I keep doing is posting the links, when I want the actualy video to be on screen and playable

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Originally Posted by DVDMagic
How do you post videos?

Yeah, I've been here a while and haven't had enough coffee

All I keep doing is posting the links, when I want the actualy video to be on screen and playable
If the video you want to post has an embed code, copy and paste that code into your post, and post it. Couldn't be simpler.


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Infidel - thanks!!

I'll probably catch some shit for this, but I'm a pretty big Bon Jovi fan and they always deliver an outstanding concert with some pretty fine covers thrown in for good measure too

Covering 'Heroes'


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Covering 'With A Little Help From My Friends'


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Covering 'Hallelujah'

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Originally Posted by auto
They also do a fantastic version of Pavement's Spit on a Stranger.
I had no idea that is a cover.
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Cheap Trick-Ain't That A Shame
Aerosmith-Helter Skelter
Waysted-Somebody To Love
Krokus-Ballroom Blitz
The Doors-Gloria
Wasp-Whole Lotta Rosie
Motorhead-Enter Sandman
Dwight Yoakam-Honky Tonk Man
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