Rock covers. When the cover was better.

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

  1. ITL

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    That's the one! Thanks.

    Yet Radiohead are quite adept at doing covers themselves:
    The Headmaster Ritual

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  2. Ben Sisko3

    Ben Sisko3 Commodore Commodore

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    Bob Dylan did the original.
     
  3. CaptJimboJones

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    IMO Frankie Goes To Hollywood recorded the definitive version of "War."

    And the band Laibach recorded an entire album's worth of covers of Sympathy For The Devil that deconstructed the song with seven different versions. None of them were better than the original, but it is nonetheless a fascinating listen.
     
  4. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Guy I worked with played it constantly. Had no clue it was a cover till I told him. But that happens a lot. No kids, "Sweet Dreams" is not a Marilyn Manson original. :p
     
  5. IJD GAF

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    Gah. Manson covers are the worst. They all sound exactly the fucking same.
     
  6. John Picard

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    :lol: Man, I cannot *stand* that version of Sweet Dreams, but that's damned funny!
     
  7. Goliath

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    On the other hand, their version of Queen's "One Vision," and their German-language version of Opus's "Life is Life," are classics.

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  8. Alidar Jarok

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    Billie Joe Armstrong, who I think is a very underrated song writer. He co-wrote one of my favorite Rancid songs. Glen Campbell's version's not bad, though.

    Yeah, I'll agree. I'm not really a fan of the original, but it makes me like the song even less listening to David Draiman sing it.
     
  9. Rowan Sjet

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    Living Colour's version of Back in Black is better than AC/DC's.
     
  10. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    All the way up to there. :D The whole "Memphis horns and soul" aspect didn't hurt, either.

    I believe that The Name of the Game was a standalone weekly series, although the leads (Barry, Tony Franciosa, Robert Stack and Susan Saint James) rotated from week to week. The rotating series was the NBC Mystery Movie, alternating 90-minute eps of McCloud, McMillan & Wife and Columbo (added later was The Night Stalker.)
     
  11. Outpost4

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    And you read Playboy for the articles... :rolleyes:

    :D I kid. Ike's production was hot.

    That's it. Tony Franciosa. Now there's a name I haven't thought of for years.
     
  12. Allyn Gibson

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    Agreed, Elbow is fantastic. I only know them through their albums, true, but they're incredible.

    "The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver" reduced me to weeping the second time I heard it. The first time, I wasn't really listening. The second time, the moment of emotional climax at 3:43 was so breathtaking that I turned into a gibbering wreck.

    Fantastic band.

    Oh, and some random covers I really enjoy.

    An Australian Beatles cover band, The Beatnix, did a version of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," in the style of the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand." It is absolutely wild to hear "Stairway" as a two-minute pop song.

    Sad Kermit. Pretty much anything he's done. "Hurt" is a thing of beauty.
     
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  13. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    That one really is a treat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfoccRna6I
     
  14. Moocey

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    I like Elbow's cover of Independent Women better than the Destiny's Child original.
     
  15. number6

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    No.
    Paul Stanley's liitle pep talk in the middle makes me want to stick meat hooks in my ear canal
     
  16. Rÿcher

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    Disturbed, "Land of Confusion"

    Gary Jules, "Mad World"

    Disturbed, "Shout"
     
  17. number6

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    A few more...

    Three Dog Night-Liar
    Sonic Youth- Superstar
    Bongwater- Porpoise Song
    Scissor Sisters- Comfortably Numb
    Blind Faith- Well Alright
    Joe Cocker- Feelin Alright
    Yes- America
    Bangles- Hazy Shade of Winter (You should know I can't really stand the Bangles, but their version of this rocks!)
     
  18. Messianni

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    Good one.

    I actually really liked Shatner's cover of Common People. His Has Been album I'm always enjoyed a lot more than I initially thought I might. Rocket Man it is not.
     
  19. HappyDayRiot

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    Disturbed's is boring as hell. In Flames did a far more interesting cover of Land of Confusion.

    Disturbed have also ruined Faith No More's Midlife Crisis.

    In fact I would go so far as to say that Disturbed have ruined music.
     
  20. ITL

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    It is rather good, isn't it?

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