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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby jdr3 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:52 am

I sometimes love listening to bands cover, or try to cover famous songs. I have an obscure punk band covering "New York, New York". I also have a single of Devo covering "Head like a hole".

I've heard Korn cover Metallica's "One", which is pretty good. I've heard Metallica cover Korn's "Blind" not quite the same, but has it's own merrits.

I think covers have their own place in the music world. Good and bad covers.

Tori Amos' cover of "Smells like Teen Spirit" Nirvana's cover of "The man who sold the world" or "Lake of fire". Heck I'm even a fan of GN'R's Spaghetti Incident, whole album of them doing covers.
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby mabudon » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:35 am

Lemmy and Ted Nugent doing "Tie your mother down" is awesome

Voivods cover of "astronomy domine" rocks nuts

Raven covering "Born to be wild" kicks serious (if a tad on the ridiculous side) ass

Manowar covering "An American Trilogy" is strangely awesome

Rainbow doing "Still I'm Sad" is also fucking AWESOME- there's a couple REALLY good like performances on youtube, ones from the 70's

Judas Priest covering Johhny B Goode was awful
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Ran » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:33 am

Didn't Limp Bizkit try to cover the Who's Behind Blue Eyes? That sucked. I think they actually used a Speak N' Spell in the song.

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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby kidhuman » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:55 am

Life of Agony's cover of Dont you forget about me is flat out awesome.
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Slicker » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:38 pm

I swear to God the other day I heard Lemmy singing Christmas songs and it was the shit! He's the only person I know of that has a voice like that so I don't know who else it could've been.
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Ran » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:00 pm

It was probably from this cd.

We Wish You a Metal Xmas...and a Headbanging New Year

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1. Run Rudolph Run (Lemmy / Billy F. Gibbons / Dave Grohl)
2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Alice Cooper / John 5 / Billy Sheehan / Vinny Appice)
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Ronnie James Dio / Tony Iommi / Rudy Sarzo / Simon Wright)
4. Little Drummer Boy (Dug Pinnick / George Lynch / Billy Sheehan / Simon Phillips
5. Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Tim "Ripper" Owens / Steve Morse / Juan Garcia / Marco Mendoza / Vinny Appice)
6. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Tommy Shaw / Steve Lukather / Marco Mendoza / Kenny Aronoff)
7. Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer (Stephen Pearcy / Billy Sheehan / Greg Bissonette)
8. Rocking Round the Xmas Tree (Joe Lynn Turner / Bruce Kulick / Rudy Sarzo / Simon Wright)
9. Silent Night (Chuck Billy / Scott Ian / Jon Donais / Chris Wyse / John Tempesta / Geoff Tate)
10. Silver Bells (Jeff Scott Soto / Carlos Cavazo / James Lomenzo / Ray Luzier)11. Deck the Halls (Oni Logan / Craig Goldy / Tony Franklin / John Tempesta)
11. We Wish You A Merry Xmas (Mark Slaughter / Doug Aldrich / Chris Wyse / Ray Luzier)

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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby anarky » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:34 pm

Fucking awesome.

I was listening to Twisted Sister's Christmas album earlier today. That motherfucker rocks.
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Ran » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:15 pm

So back to non-holiday covers...

I like the Wallflowers cover of "We could be heroes".

I'm not much of a Smashing Pumpkin's fan, but Billy Corrigan does a nice cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide".

Queen...Robert Plant does "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and Metallica's version of "Stone Cold Crazy" beats the piss out of Queen's version.

This is Joan Jett's cover of the Dave Clark Five's "Bits and Pieces" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Presidents of the U.S.A. did "Video Killed the Radio Star". It wasn't a whole lot different than the original.

Garth Brooks did an interesting version of "Hard Luck Woman".

KH, wasn't there a classic rock song that Porno for Pyros covered? I thought you actually sent it to me on AIM. It might have been a Who song.

Speaking of The Who, Van Hagar did a live version of "We won't get fooled again". Van Halen's covers of "Pretty Woman" and "You Really Got Me" are so old now, most people probably don't think of them as covers anymore.

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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Diabolical » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:01 pm

Back in 2005 Paul Anka (yes, Paul Anka) released an album of covers, swing-style.
They're pretty awesome in a fun kind of way.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Everybody Hurts
Eye Of The Tiger
Wonderwall
Black Hole Sun
Jump
Tears In Heaven

I'd actually like to get the album. Could be fun.
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby anarky » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:30 pm

In that vein, Pat Boone's "No More Mister Nice Guy... Pat Boone in a Metal Mood" is kinda cool. It's metal and hard rock songs covered big band style.

Not a fan, but Bowling for Soup beat the shit out A Flock of Seagulls on "I Ran (So Far Away)."
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Senor JabbaJohnL » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:37 am

I don't outright hate Foo Fighters. (They're not at the top of my list, either; I just don't know most of their stuff.) However, I just didn't like what they did to Have a Cigar, that's all.
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby kidhuman » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:31 am

I dont recall Porno for Pyros doing a song, but Janes Addiction covered Sympathy for the Devil which was pretty solid.
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Slicker » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:07 am

Back to the holiday thing. The song I heard was definitely Run Rudolph Run and it sounded AMAZING!


Lemmy's voice is a mix of Fergie and Jesus.
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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Ran » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:49 am

kidhuman wrote:I dont recall Porno for Pyros doing a song, but Janes Addiction covered Sympathy for the Devil which was pretty solid.


That's the one. Thanks.

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Re: Best and worst covers

Postby Snigtad Flornbi » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:10 pm

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