Greatest Cover's of All-time

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posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 12:05 AM
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My excuse to play more Johnny Cash but think there are some top notch cover songs out there.

What do you think - join in better than the original?

Lets get it going - John Cash covering U2 - One
& John Cash covering - Nine Inch Nails - Hurt

But you guys can do much better than me - help me out do you have a good cover?




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posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 12:19 AM
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Great topic "BABYBULL24"

Hurt is definitely one of the most trans-formative covers out there, my personal favorite would have to be
"House Of The Rising Sun" covered by over 400+ artists, made most famous by "The Animals"


The cover I am referring to is one introduced by a TV series known as "Sons Of Anarchy" by an artist known as "The White Buffalo"


Hope the song is an adequate piece to your discussion here.



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 12:25 AM
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Just because we were discussing this piece earlier this weekend... the video description reads "one of Canada's least known treasures" - band called Streetheart, out of Saskatchewan. This video is from '79, and relieved to report they're still touring, and they still sound as good as they used to-- really. No lip synching either.
This song sounds immensely better in good quality stereo, but its arguably called a better version than the Stones'
Under My Thumb:



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 12:30 AM
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Yup - House of the Rising Sun - song gives me chills & not sure why.

How about - Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Covered by Widespread Panic:




posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 12:36 AM
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Not a big an of Pink but she covers the hell out of Bobby McGhee -Janis Joplin:




posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 12:42 AM
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Cool thread. I decided to go a little less mainstream. If you can get past the silliness of the intro, this kid got soul.



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posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 12:57 AM
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Good thread! Never been a big Pink fan so never would've seen that version that she carried off so well - thanks for that one too. I have a new appreciation for the strength of her voice, and she appeared to deliver it so "effortlessly"
Music is so good for the soul.

Can never get enough Johnny!
- side note if you're in to mysteries at all, Johnny wrote/sang a song about a nurse he met in Saskatoon (Girl in Saskatoon or something) who was later murdered by, the courts decided accused killer David Milgard who was years later released from prison, proven wrongly accused in a string of murders in the city...

Off to see the lesser-known artist - musical treasures always fun to discover!

update: Just had to come back and say WOW to Noah-- that big voice! Thank you too, THE GUT.

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posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 01:03 AM
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Gut - I like it the kid has talent maybe awkward 1 on1 but the kid has talent.

So that will open the door to Paul Potts Nessun Dorma and if this video doesn't get you thinking - just inspirational.
It's good - check it out!

& we will get back on the covers but watch it - had no idea this would come up when i started the post.





posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 01:12 AM
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Daniel - Elton John

Fuel - very good


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posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 01:18 AM
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WOW! Don't tell nobunny, but that brought a tear to my eye.

This thread is a keeper. Keep 'em coming.



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 01:36 AM
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I'll probably cop a lot of heat for this, but i think Guns N' Roses' cover of Sympathy for the Devil was better than the original:


Original:



Cover:



Heck, i might as well throw in The Spaghetti Incident, considering i think that a lot of the covers on the album are just as/if not better than the original songs:



I think The Angels performed the song We've gotta get out of this place better than the original artists.

Original:



Cover:



The Doug Anthony All Stars also done some pretty great covers. Besides, i have to include them, my username takes after one of their TV shows
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Don't let me be Misunderstood:

Original:



Cover:



Throw your arms around me:

Original:



Cover:



Nirvana done a pretty great cover of The man who sold the world

Original:



Cover:



Perhaps one of the best covers i have heard comes from the Violent Femmes. They covered Gnarls Barkley's hit, Crazy. I think the cover is leagues above the original.

Original:



Cover:

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posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 03:19 AM
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posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 04:05 AM
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BABYBULL24
Not a big an of Pink but she covers the hell out of Bobby McGhee -Janis Joplin:






Actually, Janis's version was a cover too! It was originally done by Kris Kristofferson.

And what about Joe Cocker's cover of With A Little Help From My Friends? He reinvented the song completely.
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posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 04:29 AM
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My first ever Post!

Lots of amzing covers been done over the years: - this is one of my favourites

The Polyphonic Spree - Lithium (Nirvana cover)





Brilliant Band!



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 04:31 AM
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Hugo's cover of Jay-z's 99 problems


Joe Cocker's cover of The Beatles With a little Help from my Friends



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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I have only ever heard ONE great cover of Led Zeppelin and that was done by Tool to "No Quarter". Local H does a great cover of AC/DC's Long Way to the Top and Phil Anselmo from Pantera does an excellent spoken word cover of the same song. Anthrax teamed up with Public Enemy to cover Bring the Noise (technically not a cover but still awesome). While I am a metal head that doesn't like rap - hats off to Run DMC for pulling off a better version of "WalkThis Way". I believe it's the band Sacred Reich that puts new energy into Black Sabbath's "War Pigs". Check out Blind Melon's "The Pusher" and "John Sinclair". Possibly my favorite - Blues Traveler's cover of Snoop (Dog at the time) Gin n Juice. Dave Matthews does a great live cover of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" and Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline". Disturbed goes crazy to Franky Goes to Hollywood's "Shout". How about Nuno Bettencourt and Extreme opening their song "He man Woman Hater" with a cover of "Flight of the Bumble Bee"? Bruce Willis does a great version of Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star" in the movie Hudson Hawk. Metallica dong "Stone Cold Crazy" originally by Queen? Tesla doing "signs". Ugly Kid Joe - "busy Bee" & "Cats in the Cradle".



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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Sorry. One More. Sinead O'Connor Does a haunting and beautiful cover of Nirvana's "All Apologies".



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 08:54 AM
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I know this is not what most consider a good cover but I LOVE this version. There is no ground breaking guitar or anything special, well maybe Rob Thomas


Matchbox Twenty did "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper around 1998 in Australia LIVE. I had it on VHS lol I loved it. I have seen them a dozen or so times but I've never seen them do this cover live. The Australia one is my absolute favorite cover.



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 10:39 AM
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Social Distortion's cover of Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire'


Frigid Pink's 'House of the Rising Sun'


Hendrix doing Them's song 'Gloria'


Catherine Wheel's cover of 'That's When I Reach For My Revolver', by Mission of Burma


Cowboy Junkies cover of Velvet Underground's 'Sweet Jane'



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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A few more, if I may:

Clash cover of 'I Fought the Law'


Dum Dum Girls doing Sonny & Cher's 'Baby Don't Go'


Marianne Faithfull's cover of Bob Dylan's 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue'


The Residents doing 'Gingerbread Man'
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