Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by voggmo, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. The Old Building & Loan

    The Old Building & Loan Auld Lang Mod Moderator

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    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.
     
  2. Zachary Smith

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  3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    If you want a cover of "Satisfaction" go with Devo.
     
  4. JonathonWally

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    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."
     
  5. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Rush's cover of "Heart Full of Soul" is just so much better than the original. At least IMO
     
  6. Ben Sisko3

    Ben Sisko3 Commodore Commodore

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    Lucky Jim's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Yeah, I said it.
     
  7. Tiny Timby

    Tiny Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

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    Jeff Buckley, John Cale, k.d. Lang and Rufus Wainwright would like to have words with you.
     
  8. ITL

    ITL Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^Buckley's cover remains the King Of The Hallelujah's for me. Simply outstanding.
     
  9. JonathonWally

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  10. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    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.
     
  11. Goliath

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    "Supernaut" by 1000 Homo DJs (a Ministry side-project). Better than the original by Black Sabbath.

    The legendary banned version of "Physical" by the Revolting Cocks (another Ministry side project). Better than Olivia Newton-John's original.

    The Sisters of Mercy did a terrific cover of "Gimme Shelter." I'm not sure if it was better than the original, but it was very, very good.

    And an obscure German punk/metal/hip-hop/reggae group called the Freaky Fukin Weirdoz does a great cover of Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula."
     
  12. JonathonWally

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    For that, you get crucified.
     
  13. Goliath

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    Could be worse. I could be stabbed.
     
  14. TheBrew

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    I liked Bon Jovi's cover of it when I saw them play it in an unplugged concert.
     
  15. Outpost4

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    I'm not a fan of Jeff Buckley at all. In fact, I don't get what people see in him. If he hadn't died young but instead had simply quit the music business to go be a tailor in Bolivia, I don't think his music would be anywhere near as well remembered.

    That said, his cover of "Hallielujah" is brilliant.

    Here's another great cover: The Dickies - Nights In White Satin. I'm a huge Moodies fan but The Dickies take 5 minutes of overblown pomp and distill it down to 2 minutes of shrieking piss and vinegar.
     
  16. ITL

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  17. Messianni

    Messianni Commodore Commodore

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    You just made angels cry.
     
  18. Crom!

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    AC/DC's cover of Chuck Berry's School Days.
     
  19. Allyn Gibson

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    I haven't heard the Fountains of Wayne version, but I love the version Travis did.
     
  20. cultcross

    cultcross The truth is precisely the opposite Moderator

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    Just looked up the Travis version on Youtube, thanks for mentioning that I like it :bolian:


    My contribution:
    "Breaking the Law" and "Walk this Way" by Hayseed Dixie. Neither "classic" song I can stand in their more popular versions, but this country-version-of-AC/DC band make them fun and good to listen to.