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The Cover Song Thread

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2014-04-25 12:10pm

Ok, post your favorite covers of songs. It's really simple, just look around for songs you like being played by people other than whoever wrote the song and/or originally performed it. If you want to discuss the merits of a cover vs the original song, sure, fine. Just make sure to occasionally post actual covers so the signal to noise ratio doesn't get out of wack.

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Frank Sinatra is fair game too.


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Post by aerius » 2014-04-26 12:46am

Cowboy Junkies took a Velvet Underground song and made it theirs.
Even Lou Reed said it was the best cover, ever.




They also did some killer blues covers on their first album, like this John Lee Hooker song.




And yeah, metal makes everything better

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Post by Zaune » 2014-04-26 08:35am

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Re: The Cover Song Thread

Post by phred » 2014-04-26 02:59pm

It could be argued that Phantom of the Opera was always metal to start with.

Along with the metal theme, I love this for some reason.


Also,

I don't know who made the video, but it werks really well
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Re: The Cover Song Thread

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2014-04-26 08:09pm

Ok, opeing the thread to "Vs" vids (*Take one band and mix it with a song from another band, see below for an example*) and instrumental covers involving the original singer's voice.

I admit I like Lady Gaga. She's fucking AWESOME and if you disagree, then, well, whatever, douchebag. I like that weird bitch, eat me.


Ok, so I gotta admit I love this whole Djent thing...


Stop looking at me like that, dicks.


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Re: The Cover Song Thread

Post by Lord Relvenous » 2014-04-26 09:52pm

A Perfect Circle did an Imagine cover which takes a saccharine sweet, optimistic song and turns it on its head. One of my favorite covers.

I can never get embedding to work, so here's just a link.
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Re: The Cover Song Thread

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2014-04-26 11:05pm


Because helping bros matters... (P.s. it's http, not https. Just saying, it's not rocket surgery, brother).

Edit: Also.... FUCK THE HELL YES.....
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Re: The Cover Song Thread

Post by Lord Relvenous » 2014-04-26 11:16pm

Mr. Coffee wrote:
Because helping bros matters... (P.s. it's http, not https. Just saying, it's not rocket surgery, brother).
Thanks. I almost never embed videos, and my smoke addled brain doesn't remember between posts. ;)
Edit: Also.... FUCK THE HELL YES.....
Hadn't heard it before then? It's off the Emotive album by APC, which is 75% covers. Might be one for you to check out. :) EDIT: Tracklist



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Re: The Cover Song Thread

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2014-04-26 11:26pm

Lord Relvenous wrote:Thanks. I almost never embed videos, and my smoke addled brain doesn't remember between posts. ;)
No charge, brother. Helping a bro is ImageAWESOMEImage, therefore it's my fuckin' job, homie. Just keep posting good shit and consider it paid, yo.
Hadn't heard it before then? It's off the Emotive album by APC, which is 75% covers. Might be one for you to check out.
Heard it, own it, it is ImageAWESOMEImage. Was just helping others post ImageAWESOMEImage themselves. Carry the fuck on, brother!


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R&B needs the ImageMETALImage.
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Re: The Cover Song Thread

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2014-04-27 12:13am


I came in like an ImageAWESOMEBALL IIImage: Electric Boogaloo
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Post by Lord Relvenous » 2014-04-27 12:19am

Mr. Coffee wrote:
I came in like an ImageAWESOMEBALL IIImage: Electric Boogaloo
Oh good one.

This isn't a cover which re-imagines the song (though it's very good), but the video is pure hilarity.



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Post by PKRudeBoy » 2014-04-27 05:51pm


Because out of all of Johnny Cash's great covers, this one is the best.


I see your metal Sinatra and raise you punk Sinatra.


Quite possibly the best matched video and cover that I've seen.



Why yes, they are covers.


Just because.


Strummer and Cash covering Marley? Yes please!

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Post by Gandalf » 2014-04-27 05:54pm

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Post by Thanas » 2014-04-27 06:21pm



Original song is great too.
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Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2014-04-27 06:25pm


Swan Lake, metal version. Dark Moor in general are pretty sweet, they've done versions of Vivaldi's Winter and Dies Irae, amongst others.
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Post by PKRudeBoy » 2014-04-27 08:15pm


Much more moving then the original.


My preferred version.


Everyone loves Woodstock.


Definitely the most famous version.


They've recorded several dozen covers, but this is one of the best.

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Post by TheFeniX » 2014-04-29 03:57pm

PKRudeBoy wrote:Because out of all of Johnny Cash's great covers, this one is the best.
Concerning Hurt, I can't even stand the original.

I get a lot of shit for this one, but I prefer the Ugly Kid Joe version of Cat's in the Cradle over the original.


Also of note: The Beach Boys - California Dreamin'


And the Battlefield Theme cover:


EDIT: I'll also mention a favorite of the Wife's: I Need a Hero from Shrek

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Post by Borgholio » 2014-04-29 04:10pm

I'd have to second Johnny Cash's "Hurt" as the best cover ever.

Also : Ataris - Boys of Summer. Not the same as the Don Henley version but it was a good one.
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Post by Lord Relvenous » 2014-04-29 09:10pm

Trent Reznor would probably agree with you, considering his comments on the cover:
I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn’t mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure.


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Post by Thanas » 2014-04-29 10:42pm

Although nothing will ever beat Piaf, this is quite possibly my favorite english rendition of la vie en rose:
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Post by Jub » 2014-04-29 11:28pm

How about the good old lounge music Cannibal Corpse cover:


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Post by PhilosopherOfSorts » 2014-04-30 03:35am

The Cash and Strummer version of Redemption Song nearly brings me to tears, three legends, right there.

Here's one.



And the original.




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Post by J » 2014-05-02 09:43pm

Saw this on a CBC program some time ago.
The original was written by Ruth Lowe.

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Post by aerius » 2014-05-02 10:55pm

JLTucker wrote:Cover of Crossroads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2kfNAYHH4k
Cowboy Junkies version kills it.

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