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Old August 17 2008, 12:21 AM   #16
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Better yet, how about a Metal cover of a modern-day classical tune from a popular movie?

Here's a fan video featuring the original piece...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ZTTsiJupo

Here's the Metal Version...

http://media.putfile.com/Imperial-March---Metal-Version
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Old August 17 2008, 12:24 AM   #17
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Neeka Keet wrote: View Post
Hard-Fi's version of Britney Spear's Toxic is way better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW8s4hbIeY4
Yeah, but there's no Wee-ah-wee-ah in that version. Plus, what's with the random Clash in there?

Otherwise, yeah, that's a good version.
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Old August 17 2008, 12:28 AM   #18
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

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Yeah, but there's no Wee-ah-wee-ah in that version. Plus, what's with the random Clash in there?

Otherwise, yeah, that's a good version.
I think the random Clash in it is awesome.

Check out this version of What you waiting for? by Gwen Stefani performed by Franz Ferdinand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM6KYRIlYG0

Disclaimer: It has random Billy Idol in it.
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Old August 17 2008, 12:29 AM   #19
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

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GNR's cover of the Rolling Stones classic, Sympathy for the Devil was pretty damn good. I won't say it's better but, it is pretty darn good.
I've always thought Guns N' Roses' version of Live and Let Die took a pretty shitty song and made it quite good.

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I think the random Clash in it is awesome.
And The Clash did a dynamite cover of I Fought The Law.
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Old August 17 2008, 12:32 AM   #20
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Neeka Keet wrote: View Post
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Yeah, but there's no Wee-ah-wee-ah in that version. Plus, what's with the random Clash in there?

Otherwise, yeah, that's a good version.
I think the random Clash in it is awesome.
Well, I love the Clash, it just caught me by surprise.

Check out this version of What you waiting for? by Gwen Stefani performed by Franz Ferdinand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM6KYRIlYG0

Disclaimer: It has random Billy Idol in it.
Thanks for the warning. That's pretty cool too (although I am fortunate enough to not know the original).
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Old August 17 2008, 01:17 AM   #21
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

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"All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix.
The definitive cover. After Hendrix' version, everyone does All Along The Watchtower like Hendrix did it, even Dylan.
BSG didn't, though the actors seemed to be humming the Hendrix version, which didn't go with the source music in the final production.
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Old August 17 2008, 03:21 AM   #22
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Very good original version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu0LBldIlts

White hot, stellar, never to be beaten cover version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvBCm...eature=related
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Old August 17 2008, 06:08 AM   #23
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

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Well, so many covers suck (Satisfaction covered by Brittany Spears, for example) that, when a cover is great, people assume it has to be better than the original.
If you want a cover of "Satisfaction" go with Devo.
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Old August 17 2008, 06:53 AM   #24
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

I may catch some shit for these, but

I like Pantera's cover of "Planet Caravan" or Sabbath's version, I know, heresy.

Van Halen's "You Really Got Me" over The Kinks

RATM's "How Could I Just Kill A Man" over Cyprus Hill

Foo Fighter's "Down In The Park" and Fear Factory's "Cars" I was just never a fan of Gary Newman's voice.

Ok, here's the big one, I love Blue Oyster Cult, but, Metallica truly owned Astronomy.

And I'm sorry, but seriously, GnR's version of Sympathy? I was just cringing at it the other day when they played it on the radio, even Slash is on the record saying "This is the sound of the band ending."
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Old August 17 2008, 07:29 AM   #25
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Rush's cover of "Heart Full of Soul" is just so much better than the original. At least IMO
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Old August 17 2008, 08:23 AM   #26
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Lucky Jim's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Yeah, I said it.
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Old August 17 2008, 08:28 AM   #27
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

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Lucky Jim's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Yeah, I said it.
Jeff Buckley, John Cale, k.d. Lang and Rufus Wainwright would like to have words with you.
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Old August 17 2008, 08:45 AM   #28
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^Buckley's cover remains the King Of The Hallelujah's for me. Simply outstanding.
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^ agreed
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Old August 17 2008, 09:20 AM   #30
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Ellen Foley's cover of "Stupid Girl" was superior to the Stones.

I'll probably be burned at the stake for this, but who cares: With the exception of "Hurricane", I prefer pretty much any Dylan song as performed by anyone other than him.
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