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Weird and wonderful cover songs

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:28 pm
by stateofflux
What are you favourites

At the moment mine are:

A Case of You- Tori Amos (original Joni Mitchell)
Embrace- How Come? (original D12)
Willy Mason- the Message (Grandmaster Flash)
ne me quitte pas- Nina Simone (this is more weird than wonderful because Nina Simone singing in French is truly bizarre) (Jacques Brel)
Gloria- Patti Smith (original Them)
Hurdy Gurdy Man- Butthole Surfers (original Donovan) (more weird than wonderful)

Always eager to hear unusual covers so if you have any- post them here please!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:39 pm
by fredrikw
shoreline - anna ternheim (original broder daniel)
heartbeats - jose gonzález (original the knife)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:18 pm
by ShackleMeNot
I love a good cover song...

Some of my all time favorites:

Trust in me - Belly (orginally The Jungle Book soundtrack)
Hot Burrito #1 - Belly (orginally The Flying Burrito Brothers)
Bodies - Veruca Salt (orginally The Sex Pistols)
Ripple - Janes Addiction (originally The Greatful Dead)
Iron Man - The Cardigans (originally Black Sabbath)
When the Levee Brakes - Kristin Hersh (orginally Lead Zeppelin)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:15 pm
by GenTDuke
Motown meets the beatles.
The Four Tops - The fool on the hill
Four Tops - Eleanor rigby

Frank Zappa - Ring of fire (cash)
Frank Zappa - Sunshine of you love (led zep) weird shit but awesome as usual for zappa

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:51 pm
by loveliberate

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:29 pm
by ultra_whippet
Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:20 pm
by pelicanAndrew
Sunday Bloody Sunday- Ignite(U2 original)
Take On Me- Cap'n Jazz or Reel Big Fish(i have no idea who did the original, i automatically think of the Reel Big Fish version)
La Quiete- Tigersuit(some of them used to be in Daitro so they just played it at the show in Chicago this summer)
Jimi Hendrix- All Along The Watchtower

Can't think of any others.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:48 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="pelicanAndrew"]Take On Me- Cap'n Jazz or Reel Big Fish(i have no idea who did the original, i automatically think of the Reel Big Fish version)

he he, you're obviously too young :D I believe it was A-Ha that made the original.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:09 am
by pelicanAndrew
A ha! That's them. :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:15 am
by Malcolms Billy
Nellie the Elephant - Toy Dolls :lol:
Blue Suede Shoes - Toy Dolls (original by this dude called Elvis, GenTDuke might've heard of him :wink: )

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:10 am
by Speciell
Nina Gordon - Straight Out Of Compton (NWA -Niggaz with attitude)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:20 am
by tempehmomma
Great Covers
Nirvana-too many to list
Metallica-Am I Evil (Diamond Head), Blitzkrieg (Blitzkrieg).
Metallica-Nothing over $5.98 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited (every frickin' song rules)
Metallica-Garage Inc. (some of the songs)
Ozzy Osbourne Randy Rhoades Tribute Album-Ironman, Children of the Grave, Paranoid amazing axe work on Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
Trent Reznor w/ some band. I don't know if was with NIN-Supernaut (Black Sabbath)
Guns & Roses-Mama Kin (Aerosmith)
Slayer-Undisputed Attitude (some of the songs, can't remember title or artist)
Slayer-In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly)
Anthrax-Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath)
Death-Painkiller (Judas Preist)
Horrible Covers
Motorhead-God Save the Queen (SexPistols)
Megadeth-Anarchy in the UK (Sex Pistols)
Crowbar-No Quarter (Led Zep)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:43 am
by bronco
[quote="GenTDuke"]Frank Zappa - Sunshine of you love (led zep) weird shit but awesome as usual for zappa

Sunshine of your love was written a cream original ;) .

[quote="tempemmah"]Slayer-In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly)

Yeah, that's one of my favourites too.

And also:

Slayer & Ice-T - Disorder (Exploited)
Dead moon - Play with fire (stones)
Motorhead - Leavin here
Guitar wolf - Satisfaction (stones)

In general I dont like covers, I have yet to find one that is better than the original.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:47 am
by tempehmomma
[quote="bronco"]
In general I dont like covers, I have yet to find one that is better than the original.

I disagree. Every Metallica cover of a Diamondhead song is 10x better.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:24 am
by stateofflux
[quote="Speciell"]Nina Gordon - Straight Out Of Compton (NWA -Niggaz with attitude)


Thanks for this, really cool! I searched it out as I haven't heard it before.