Best Cover Versions

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Here's a counterpart to Flood's other thread. What are your favorite cover songs? Here's some of mine... Megadeth-Problems (Sex Pistols)-I think they actually pulled this one off a lot better than their "other" Pistols cover :cool: Dee Snider-Go To Hell (Alice Cooper) Fear Factory-School (Nirvana)-thoroughly amusing :D Monster Magnet-Into The Void (Black Sabbath)-flat out rocks Megadeth-These Boots (Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood)-if you haven't heard it, go find it. You will laugh. A lot. :D Hey Kabir, does this one count as a cover? Metallica-The Four Horsemen ;)
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Van Halen did a lot of covers. Maybe their best cover was of The Kinks- You've really got me. Scott

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Just thought of another- Nirvana's version of David Bowie's-The Man Who Sold the World
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Off the top of me ead'....... Life Of Agony 'Redemption Song' (Bob Marley) Metallica 'Die Die My Darling' (Misfits) Anthrax 'Cowboy Song' (Thin Lizzy) Metallica 'Stone Cold Crazy' (Queen)

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There's no such thing as a good cover version, only the original will do
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All Day and all of the night - Stranglers Something Else, C'mon Everybody, My Way - Sid Vicious Bound to be some more.
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Like Walk on by - Stranglers
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Got a few odd ones; Rod Stewart's "First Cut Is The Deepest" - covered by Sheryl Crow "Mr Bojangles" - covered by Robbie Williams Cockney Rebel's "Come Up And See Me" - bizarrely, covered live by Duran Duran and featured as a B side on one of their singles in the early eighties.

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Oh it has to be Time after Time by Distand Soundz! They made the extremely boring Cyndie Lauper version just a lil bit more interesting! ;)
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Originally posted by cbstd Just thought of another- Nirvana's version of David Bowie's-The Man Who Sold the World
Actually prefer Lulus version - and so did Bowie, apparently. - Nermal
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Has to be 'let's twist again' by Pinky and Perky. Are you there Ashley? Regards, kev35
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Stand By Your Man in the Blues Brother's version is brilliant, the rest of the music from that film is perfectly boring. Other ones: Guantanamera - Die Toten Hosen I fought the law - The Clash Wonderful World - Nick Cave & Shane McGowan Hang on to your ego - Frank Black La Bamba - both Los Lobos' and Rancid are better than Richie Valens' one IMHO. Drinking and driving - Dropkick Murphies (the one from the Business sounded authentically drunk, but DM's is more militant).
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What about Johnny Cash doing Nine Inch Nails "Hurt" ? Also Tori Amos doing the Boomtown Rats "Don't Like Mondays" In fact there's hardly a bad track on that Tori Amos covers album.

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Originally posted by Ren Frew What about Johnny Cash doing Nine Inch Nails "Hurt" ? Also Tori Amos doing the Boomtown Rats "Don't Like Mondays" In fact there's hardly a bad track on that Tori Amos covers album.
I like Johnny Cash's version of Highway Patrolman originally done by Bruce Springsteen on his Nebraska album.When he covered songs he put his mark on them and made them his.
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Originally posted by SteveYoung Rod Stewart's "First Cut Is The Deepest" - covered by Sheryl Crow
This was itself a cover version, a Cat Stevens song, it was originally done by PP Arnold back in 1967. "Mrs. Robinson" by the Lemonheads is a good cover, also "Handbags and gladrags" another Rod Stewart "cover," orignally done by Chris Farlow in 1966. dave
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Originally posted by Ren Frew What about Johnny Cash doing Nine Inch Nails "Hurt" ? Also Tori Amos doing the Boomtown Rats "Don't Like Mondays" In fact there's hardly a bad track on that Tori Amos covers album.
Totally agree - on the Johnny Cash cover of 'Hurt' (so different, so prophetic) and the whole Tori Amos album. Flood.
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best covers ever... Guns n Roses - Knockin On Heavens Door (Bob Dylan) Guns n Roses - Sympathy For The Devil (Rolling Stones) Velvet Revolver - Angie (Rolling Stones) Metallica - Turn The Page (Bob Seger) Metallica - Sabra Cadabra (Black Sabbath) Johnny Cash - Hurt
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Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Wachtower :) Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar :)

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Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway to Heaven by ROLF HARRIS
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Das Model the way Rammstein does it ( it was originally written and performed by Kraftwerk ). Rammsteins version of Stripped ( Depeche Mode ) is pretty cool as well.
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Originally posted by Yngwie J. Das Model the way Rammstein does it ( it was originally written and performed by Kraftwerk ). Rammsteins version of Stripped ( Depeche Mode ) is pretty cool as well.
That reminds me, a little known UK band called Warm Jets did a blinding version of The Model a few years ago. They were touted as the next bright young things to emerge from the a*se end of the "Brit Pop" era, sadly they didn't go very far.