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Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Brutalicus » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:28 pm

...although covers piss many people off, which I find to be delicious.

Here's a Google Doc with all the covers on my hard drive, and a couple more that I found or though of:
Let me know what you think.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkFMypprpy5XdFlpYTN3eGFPWG5FX1dFQjcwd2tLaVE&hl=en_US#gid=0
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby razul » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:01 pm

let me add a few of my favorites

Simple man
Shinedown
Lynard Skynyrd

Hurt
Johnny cash
Nine inch nails

Turning japanese
No use of a name
The vapors

Mad World
Gary Jules
Tears for fears

Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley
Leonard Cohen

Turn the page
Metallica
Bob Seger

I shot the sheriff
Eric Clapton
Bob Marley

I'm not the biggest fan of metal, but metal bands seem often to do a good job with classic rock covers.


does this count?
slash and jacko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apXHpBozlTI

also with slight relevance:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-cover-son ... originals/

edit: format
edit2: forgot one
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby aureon » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:27 pm

Seriously?
No Knockin' on heaven's doors (guns and roses, original by bob dylan)
i thought that was the textbook example of well-done cover D:
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Daeren » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:40 pm

I love a lot of covers, sometimes they are horrible, sometimes they are better. My favorites are acoustic covers.

Here's one of the more recent ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaQ1FH03lIM
Grenade
Sarah Blackwood (guitar and vocals of psychobilly band Creepshow)
Bruno Mars

While the original is pretty awesome, it sounds like it's overproduced.
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Brutalicus » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:34 pm

I definitely missed some. I have confess that I didn't even know Knockin' on Heaven's Door was a cover. The Guns N' Roses version is too ubiquitous :/
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Arnock » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:46 pm

I'll just leave this here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7xAnJLAnNg


In all seriousness, though, I actually like most covers, the best usually come when a band covers something outside of their 'dominant' genre.

For example:

Ring of fire(Johnny cash cover) - Social Distortion
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Brutalicus » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:38 pm

You know, I had both Hurt and Ring of Fire on my hard drive. I don't know how they escaped my playlist.
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Arnock » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Funnily enough, I think ring of fire was originally a June Carter song that Cash covered and made popular.
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Pala » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:21 am

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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Fortius » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:16 pm

Not exactly the same style as most of the others already mentioned, but Pomplamoose have done a lot of great covers and pretty much everything from the triple j like a version series is worth a listen, especially when they improvise on instruments. Some of my favourites:
Art vs Science - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Ben Folds - Such Great Heights
Sarah Blasko - Hey Ya!
Owl Eyes - Pumped Up Kicks
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Aubade » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:20 pm

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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

Postby Aubade » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:29 pm

Fortius wrote:Not exactly the same style as most of the others already mentioned, but Pomplamoose have done a lot of great covers and pretty much everything from the triple j like a version series is worth a listen, especially when they improvise on instruments. Some of my favourites:
Art vs Science - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Ben Folds - Such Great Heights
Sarah Blasko - Hey Ya!
Owl Eyes - Pumped Up Kicks


That Foster the People Cover was pretty awesome!
Weezer's version of the same song.

(I love weezer, so I had to post it =])
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Re: Covers: the sincerest form of musical flattery

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