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  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I was earching for some good cover versions of songs the other day. Any suggestions? I found a 1986 Van Hagar cover of Zeppelin's Rock and Roll.... I found both Cake and the Cure doing covers of Creep (radiohead)...a bunch of Dust my Broom and Stones in my Passway..

    Any good ones out there I should seek out?

    (I also found Ice Ice Baby, but overlaid onto the music for the Real Slim Shady......and my bro once found the Real Slim Shady overlaid onto Oops! I Did it Again)
     

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    Johnny Cash covers Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" and Steve Earle does a good job with the old Chambers Bros hit "Time"

    The Cheese
     
  3. Crazy Sweeper

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    Korn does an awesome cover of Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall"
    Pearl jam has some good covers, can't think of specifics at the moment.
    I don't really like Marilyn Manson, but some of his covers are decent.

    I'll try to think of more...
     
  4. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Great Pearl Jam covers:
    Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
    Baba O'Riley (The Who)
    Anything of The Doors they covered - they were all from one performance (I think it was in L.A.)

    Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover of "Little Wing" is one of the best musical pieces you'll ever hear, anywhere

    I really like Uncle Cracker's cover of "Drift Away"

    Hendirix covering "All Along the Watchtower"

    If you like jazz, I love John Coltrane's cover of "My Favorite Things"
     
  5. DRB

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    Social Distortion - Ring of Fire
    The Rev. Horton Heat - Folsom Prision Blues
     
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    Rage Against the Machine covers both Cypress Hill's "How I could Just Kill a Man" and NWA's "F*ck the Police." I think they did a pretty good job.
     
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    Gin and Juice- Snoop Dogg covered by Blues Traveler
     
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    boyz in the hood- dynamite hack
    ben folds five has a couple decent covers

    Binary-I totally agree on SRV
     
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    Dinosaur Jr : Just like heaven (the Cure)
    Quicksand : How soon is now (the Smiths)
     
  10. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    We yeah. Best ever. I found a live version of it too......
     
  11. Rockland

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    "Kids In America" original by Kim Wilde. There are 20-something covers of the song.
    www.kimwilde.com
     
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    There is a great album where a bunch of swing musicians do covers of a bunch of modern songs, like greendays longview. Lea Delaria - Double Standards. look it up on amazon.com

    Paul Anka did a cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," in Swing rock.
     
  13. Mike B.

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    Anything by Richard Cheese. He does lounge versions of popular rock songs :thumb:
     
  14. Mike B.

    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    Actually, I like 4 Non Blondes cover of Zeppelin's Misty Mountain Hop.
     
  15. Jeremy R

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    Me too.
    That is an awesome cover and the best one on that album.
     
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    The Cure's Hello I Love You (10 second version)
     
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  19. Mike B.

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    Yep, definitely the best one on there but I kind of like the STP version of Dancing Days
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Hendrix covering AATW was better than the original.
     
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    He also has a kickass cover of Soundgardens "Rusty Cage"

    Just about anything by Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies is good. (They have a handfull of albums out, all cover tunes.)

    A band called Throwdown does a good cover of "Baby Got Back"

    I believe it's Pennywise that does a cover of "Down Under"

    Less Than Jake has some good covers out there, too.
     
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    Primus covering Pink Floyd's 'Have a cigar'

    I actually like of bunch of Primus' PF covers.

    And yeah, the hendrix AAtW is a great tune.
     
  23. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    the hellacopters "Big Guns" by Rory Gallagher

    husker du "Eight Miles High" by the Byrds

    rem "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" by CCR

    the hellacopters "Cold Night for Alligators" by Roky Erickson

    the hellacopters "Stab Your Back" by the Damned

    the hellacopters "Bullet" by the Misfits

    the hellacopters "American Ruse" by MC5

    the hellacopters "Working for MCA" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

    the hellacopters "A Man and a Half" by Wilson Pickett

    the hellacopters "Her Strut" by Bob Seger

    the Hellacopters "Master Race Rock" by the Dictators

    the Hellacopters "Dirty Women" by Black Sabbath

    fu manchu "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult

    the hellacopters "All American Man" by KISS

    the Hellacopters "Speedfreak" by Motorhead

    das damen "Magical Mystery Tour" by the Beatles

    swervedriver "In the City" by the Who

    swervedriver "Mgic Bus" by the Who
     
  24. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Do you have some time? Here's a quick list from my "Various Covers" folder of MP3's. I have a ton more but I don't know all the artists doing the covers (many are listed as "punk cover". Thank you NAPSTER) There's a million covers out there. I'm sure Narlus can put up a good list.


    7 Seconds - These boots were made for walking
    Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
    Andy Kaufman (as Tony Clifton) - I will Survive.
    Ben Folds Five - Vaseline (Flaming Lips cover)
    Dash Rip Rock - Let's Go Smoke Some pot (OK... it's not so much a cover as it is a filke)
    Devo - Head Like A Hole
    Incubuc - Turning Japanese
    Lemonheads - Skulls
    Mojo Nixon - Girlfriend in a Coma - Great cover!
    Orgy - Blue Moday
    SkaDaddyz - Hotel California
    Gypsi Kings - Hotel California
    The Breeders - Happiness Is A Warm Gun
    I have a GREAT cover of Walking On Sunshine (by Katrina and the Waves) but I don't know who is doing it
    The Cramps - Route 66, Shortnin Bread, Peter Gunn
    Tom Jones - Kiss
    Flogging Molly - Delilah (Effin AWSOME)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster
    Robyn Hitchcock - Waterloo Sunset
    Screeching Weasel - You Are My Sunshine
    Stanford Mixed Company - Come On Eileen (Great cover! Acapella)
    Tori Amos - Love Song
    Tori Amos - Angie
    Husker Du - Love Is All Around (Mary Tyler Moore theme)
    Prince - Honkey Tonk Woman
    Ween - Hot For Teacher
     
  25. mikesbikes

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    Powerman 5000 - Relax(Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
    The Offspring - Sedated(The Ramones)my daughter loves this song
    Social Distortion - Ring of Fire("The Man In Black" Johnny Cash)
     
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    Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground)
    REM - Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground)
    There She Goes - Sixpence None the Richer (The La's)
    Tangled Up in Blue - Indigo Girls (Bob Dylan)
    Midnight Train to Georgia - Indigo Girls (James D. Wheatherly)
    32 Flavors - Alana Davis (Ani DiFranco)

    and not really a cover because I don't know if you can "cover" standard x-mas carols but God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by the Barenaked Ladie and Sarah McLachlan is my favorite x-mas song now!
     
  27. Atomic Dog

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    Oh yeah, years ago I had this CD. All covers by bands like Sublime, Toadies, Collective Soul, Butthole Surfers, The Reverend Horton Heat.

     
  28. Nick

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    Deftones covered "I'm losing my Favorite Game" by the Cardigans.

    It was the first song that popped into my head when I read your post. It may be next to impossible to find.
     
  29. jimmydean

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    I think you have that backwards, that would be Soundgarden did a good job of covering Johnny Cash's "Rusty Cage".

    I have a slew of great punk bands doing covers of Rap, Country, Pop, and Rock songs.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    the replacements "Black Diamond" by KISS

    the replacements "Another Girl, Another Planet" by the Only Ones
     
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    I love Housing, one of my favorite covers and better than the EPMD version. And Sublime's version of the Bad Religion, "We're only going to die...." is great too.
     
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    Nice ones!

    More Cowboy Junkies:
    Walking After Midnight
    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    Blue Moon
    Dreaming My Dreams With You
     
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    The Cardigans - Iron Man
    7 Seconds - 99 Red Balloons
     
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    Hey, I just saw them play that at the Fillmore last night!! Fun show. :thumb:

    I also like the Wall of Voodoo version of the same song.

    And let's not forget Devo's version of "Satisfaction."

    "I can't getmeno...satisfaction. No I can't getmeno..."
     
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    Check out this group called Nouvelle Vague. Their cover of the Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to F*ck" is pretty good and the woman who's singing sounds like she's totally plastered out of her mind. It's awesome.
     
  37. jimmydean

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    I feel like an ass, I always thought it was the other way around. My bad.
     
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    I saw Neil Young cover All Along the Watch Tower live, and it definately rivaled Hendrix.

    Fixed those for ya:thumb:
     
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    Dont' forget "Soldier of Love."
    I love that one too.