Best Cover Song

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by valentino, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. valentino Registered Senior Member

    What do you think is the best cover song?
    I'm voting for Alien Ant Farm's Smooth Criminal, it was perfectly played out and honored the original without being a boring copy.
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  3. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

    FRAGGLE ROCK by Allister. I love it!

    But Powerman 5000's Relax (Cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

    I like covers that incorperate the bands own style. Not an exact replica such as AAF's one.
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  5. reformedtopunk got punk? Registered Senior Member

    I tend to go for "Tainted love" by Shades Apart.
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  7. theonlyguyever omg met's lake out!!1 Registered Senior Member

    'No Quarter' by Tool

    (originally performed by Led Zeppelin)
  8. Vortexx Skull & Bones Spokesman Registered Senior Member

    DJ Sammy feat. Yanou - Heaven (candlelight mix)

    I know, not that intelligent rock that you kids like, but you just get that midsummernight on ibiza, everything in place, 'feel good' from it .

    (original Bryan Adams)

    Besides, Yanou is a dutch singer, so I give some room to chauvinism

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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2003
  9. *stRgrL* Kicks ass Valued Senior Member

    Nirvanas Man Who Sold the World kicked ass. Actually all the songs they covered on Unplugged rocked.

    Yeah I like Smooth Criminal too.

    I also like Dixie Chix' version of Landslide. The original is much better but theres is pretty good.
  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    Cover tunes

    Good covers

    Floater, "Waiting for the Sun" (The Doors)
    Band of Susans, "Guitar Trio" (Rhys Chatham)
    Herbie Hancock, "All Apologies" (Nirvana)
    Presidents of the United States of American, "Kick Out the Jams" (MC5)
    Floater/TV 6:16, "Run Like Hell" (Pink Floyd)
    Boiled in Lead, "Go, Move, Shift" (n/a)
    Pear Jam, "Baba O'Reilly" (The Who)
    The Melvins, "Interstellar Overdrive" (Pink Floyd)
    Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Voodoo Chile" (Jimi Hendrix)
    Van Halen, "Pretty Woman" (Roy Orbison)

    Interesting covers

    Sanctuary, "White Rabbit" (Jefferson Airplane)
    Soundgarden, "Smokestack Lightning" (Lynrd Skynrd)
    Metallica, "Whiskey in the Jar" (Thin Lizzy)
    Hater, "Mona Bone Jakon" (Cat Stevens)
    Tesla, "Li'l Suzi" (PhD)
    Twisted Sister, "Leader of the Pack" (Shangri-La's)
    Lick the Tins, "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" (Elvis Presley)
    Joe Cocker, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" (Elton John)
    Lime Spiders, "N.S.U." (Cream)

    Bad covers:

    Bonnie Tyler, "Cuts Like a Knife" (Bryan Adams; B-side to "Total Eclipse of the Heart")
    Kik Tracee, "Mrs. Robinson" (Simon & Garfunkel)
    Concrete Blonde, "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix)
    Sixpence None the Richer, "There She Goes" (The La's)
    William Shatner OR Elton John, "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" (Beatles)
    William Shatner, "Mr. Tambourine Man" (The Byrds)
    Roger Daltrey OR George Michael, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" (Elton John)
    Billy Idol, "Mony, Mony" (Tommy James)
    David Lee Roth, "California Girls" (Beach Boys)

    Interesting adaptations

    Savatage, "Heal My Soul" (Welsh hymn "Suo Gon")
    Rheostatics, "Jesus Was Once a Teenager Too" (adapted "Amazing Grace")
    Flash Girls, "Neil's Reel" (adapted "Star of the County Down")

    Favorite cover (at present)

    My Bloody Valentine, "Map Ref 41N 93W" (Wire)

    Worst cover(s) ever (not final)

    Tiffany, "I Saw Him Standing There" (Beatles), "I Think We're Alone Now" (Tommy James)


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  11. spacemanspiff czar of things Registered Senior Member

    no way! i gotta hear that.

    notable covers

    Gypsy Kings "hotel california" (the eagles)
    Foo fighers "Baker Street" (??, i forget who)
    Billy Corgan "Sunday Booldy Sunday " (U2)
    Smashing Pumpkins "landslide"
  12. sargentlard Save the whales motherfucker Valued Senior Member

    From the Shrek soundtrack: Smashmouth - (i don't know the name of the song but it goes like this) "then i saw her face and im a believer/ not a trace of doubt in my mind/ im in love, im a believer, i couldn't leave her, even if i tried" I know this song was originally done by The Monkeys and it'a a good cover song

    Also Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm
  13. Nightpoet Registered Senior Member

    Jonny Lang-Paint it Black
    Finger Eleven-Walking in My Shoes
    MGB-Enjoy the Silence
    The Tea Party-Paint it Black
    Jonny Lang-Good Morning Little School Girl
  14. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

    sargentlard, could it be Smashmouth - I'm a Believer. The name's in the lyrics you gave us, and yep, that's a good cover

    Pet Cemetary - Backyard Babies (The Ramones)
    Zebrahead - Wannabe (Spice Girls - It's good, I swear!)
    The Donna's - School's Out (Alice Cooper)
    Machinehead - Message in a Bottle
    Noise Therapy - Message in a Bottle
    Our Lady Peace - Imagine (I believe this was done by Lennon but I have no idea if it was performed by him or the Beatles

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    The Offspring - I Wanna Be Sedated (The Ramones)
  15. sargentlard Save the whales motherfucker Valued Senior Member

    The Ramones - Spiderman theme song...i don't know if you can call that a cover song but it's still good...

    Also do you have to get copyright permission to do these cover songs or just do them and hope record companied don't notice.
  16. ArtOfLiving Slave Of Society Registered Senior Member

    Faith No More-War Pigs(Black Sabbath)
    Tool-No Quarter(Led Zeppelin)
    Deadsy-Tom Sawyer(Rush)good cover even though i hate deadsy
  17. valentino Registered Senior Member

    Oh yeah, I also enjoyed Dynamite Hack's "Boyz in the Hood".
  18. YoungWriter Audiophile Registered Senior Member

    Worst cover= Maddona's "American Pie."

    I hope ya'll are in "agreeance" on this one.
  19. Xev Registered Senior Member

    Johnny Cash - Hurt


    Runner up would be Sadist's cover of Iron Maiden's "Wrathchild" and Cradle of Filth's cover of "Sodomy and Lust" by Sodom. Tool's cover of "No Quarter" has been mentioned.

    Type O Neg does some rather funny covers, most notably of Britany Spears "Hit me baby one more time" and "Possession".
  20. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member


    Cradle of Filth - Final Countdown (Europa)
  21. airavata portentous Registered Senior Member

    the best cover is definitley Jimi Hendrix's version of All along the watchtower (originally by Bob Dylan).

    Both versions are amazing. Dylan's was really good, his harmonica and his voice .... Hendrix's was seriously amazing....guitar in his version is otherworldly.
  22. spookz Banned Banned

    shatner was on stern quite a while back and the whole gig consisted of howard playing tracks off shatner's record and poking fun at him. a worse album cannot be made. there was one however of some retards in a school in canada that cut a record. became quite popular tho i cant quite remember anything more about it. that was the pits

    anyway some fave covers

    listen to milla jovovich doing lou reed

    watch fiona apple doing lennon
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  23. airavata portentous Registered Senior Member

    stevie ray vaughan did a cover of voodoo chile?

    the one by hendrix is seriously amazing....the guitar is just awesome in that song.

    how's stevie ray's cover of it?
    is it an exact copy or diff?

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