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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2011, 09:49:46 AM »
John Carter Theme Song - Peter Gabriel - 07 My Body Is a Cage

I like this version better than the Arcade Fire version.

Canti Gregoriani "The Sound of Silence"

Okay, first off, nothing is going to beat the original Paul Simon version. However, I needed either a good big-band/swing version or a choir version for writing my book. That means that this is epic!
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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2011, 12:11:05 PM »
The version Yes did of America (in 1972, but they had long been doing it live) is brilliant, on a par with the original but very different. Jon Anderson does a song you wouldn't think he had in him with total success, and Steve Howe's guitar solo in the latter half of the track conjures up highways, wayside landscapes, honking car horns and lots of people on the move: it's too great. I'm a big fan of both Paul Simon, S&G and Yes.
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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2011, 07:01:09 PM »
I really like Nouvelle Vague's covers, especially of Master and Servant

Master And Servant - Nouvelle Vague

And The Killing Moon

Nouvelle Vague - The Killing Moon

Also, I know this is blasphemy, but I love A Perfect Circle's cover of Imagine, even more than the original Beatles version. It's darker, creating a ironic dissonance between lyrics and tone.

Perfect Circle - Imagine (Lyrics)


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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2011, 09:19:24 PM »
I don't really think of cover songs in terms of being 'better' than their original, but I love covers.  Here are a couple that I enjoy especially -- and I enjoy the originals just as much:

Groove Coverage's cover of Alice Cooper's Poison:
poison groove coverage

Vitamin String Quartet's cover of Paramore's crushcrushcrush:
The String Quartet Tribute To Paramore - Crushcrushcrush

Costanza's cover of Johnny Cash's God's Gonna Cut You Down:
Costanza - god's gonna cut you down

And finally, because someone posted Manson's Personal Jesus cover, I'll toss in
Johnny Cash's cover of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus:
Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus

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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2011, 09:51:16 PM »
The funniest ever Hendrix cover - though it's fair to say, you need to have heard the original, and most of us have of course. Without the background of how it "ought to sound" this wouldn't be so howlingly funny.

FRANK ZAPPA -- PURPLE HAZE AND SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE

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Re: Great cover songs
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Offline Diablerie

Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2011, 09:55:05 PM »
Momus Cover by Amanda Palmer- I want you, but I don't need you

Amy Lee's Cover of Nirvana's-Heart Shaped Box is good!

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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2011, 11:24:24 PM »
Halestorm - Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)


Halestorm covers Bad Romance

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Re: Great cover songs
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Offline Missy

Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2011, 04:22:08 AM »
Dia Frampton's cover of Kanye's Heartless. :)

Since you mention it, I actually prefer The Fray's cover of the same. Though I would hardly make a big deal of either version.

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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2011, 05:33:03 AM »
Dia Frampton's cover of Kanye's Heartless. :)


Anyone else noticed the possible link between Kanye and the famed "K.West" sign in the cover pic of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album? Now to make it even better, Kanye was born five years after the release of Ziggy, almost to a day, and what is the first song of Ziggy Stardust called...?  ;)

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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2011, 06:35:11 AM »
Vitamin String Quartet's cover of Paramore's crushcrushcrush:
The String Quartet Tribute To Paramore - Crushcrushcrush

Pretty good actually, better than I thought it would be.

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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2011, 06:55:06 AM »
Shelter ~ The XX   This cover by Birdy is amazing I thought the original by The XX was great until I heard this

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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2011, 08:09:54 AM »

Anyone else noticed the possible link between Kanye and the famed "K.West" sign in the cover pic of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album? Now to make it even better, Kanye was born five years after the release of Ziggy, almost to a day, and what is the first song of Ziggy Stardust called...?  ;)

Hm... and the song is about the world ending in five years...  Or am I reading too much into it?

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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2011, 08:26:56 AM »
Hm... and the song is about the world ending in five years...  Or am I reading too much into it?


You're right! -and this would make Kanye (and not some London punk) the Antichrist!

(if we suppose that Five Years telescoped the beginning of the end time and the actual ending: when Kanye comes into the world this is the hidden sign of the final era beginning, in which The "Star-Man" K.West will be the Satanic Lord.)
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Re: Great cover songs
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2011, 11:00:12 AM »
Oh yes, the greatest cover ever!

Blind Guardian - Mr. Sandman


Another great cover of a great old song.

The Man-Eating Tree - Nights In White Satin