The 'Great Cover' Official Thread

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Re: The 'Great Cover' Official Thread

Post by Cernunnos » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:58 am

My top five covers:

5. Sun City Girls - The Shining Path (Kaoma)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COBjxhmm7Wo

4. Ulver - Solitude (Black Sabbath)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXl4znQZOpw

3. The Animals - House of the Rising Sun (Bob Dylan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmdPQp6Jcdk
(Sure, it's a traditional tune, but from what I recall if it hadn't been for Dylan, Eric Burdon might never have heard it, so I think it counts.)

2. Alive She Died - She's Lost Control (Joy Division)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGXXOQVEQsw

1. Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZTPsrcfQSE
(Yeah, sometimes Captain Obvious just has to strike.)

And a few others that deserve mention:

A Place to Bury Strangers - Suffragette City (David Bowie) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hebF0fBIst8
Spacemen 3 - Starship (Sun Ra / The MC5) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFp9nJbnRfk
Ebba Grön - Staten & Kapitalet (Blå Tåget) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5vvrUrBuQQ

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:14 pm

Cernunnos wrote: Spacemen 3 - Starship (Sun Ra / The MC5) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFp9nJbnRfk
I love their cover of Mary Anne :)
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Post by Haddock » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:32 am

Talking about Hendrix : also Howlin Wolf's "Killing Floor".
The intro guitar riff is ... well, no words good enough for it. :-*
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Post by noisepunk » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:09 pm

Yo La Tengo's classic Sun Ra cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atMZEHhFQgs
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Post by noisepunk » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:11 pm

LanceLink wrote:Though not a huge fan of the original... I could listen to this cover every day and it would still make me shiver... very moving...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J36CRZzm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... re=related
Can't believe that one hasn't been mentioned yet. It's funny how cheesy the original sounds, especially after listing to his version.
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Post by cincinnatiharry » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:36 pm

Telliot wrote:I'll kick it off with a proper cover of Nirvana.
Holy shit, because of that i found this... this guy is amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdTVmSV ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The 'Great Cover' Official Thread

Post by egosheep » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:42 pm

noisepunk wrote:
eskmsaul wrote:
And CSNY with Woodstock, proving one can make any song badass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrWNTqbLFFE
I was prepared to hate this (can't stand CSNY), and I don't, but I still think the original is far better and plenty bad-ass on it's own.
Matthew's Southern Comfort has the best version of Woodstock, hands down.

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Re: The 'Great Cover' Official Thread

Post by cincinnatiharry » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:46 pm

Is that all there is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDu4csohSqo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

PJ Harvey covering Peggy Lee
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Post by noisepunk » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:31 pm

egosheep wrote:
noisepunk wrote:
eskmsaul wrote:
And CSNY with Woodstock, proving one can make any song badass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrWNTqbLFFE
I was prepared to hate this (can't stand CSNY), and I don't, but I still think the original is far better and plenty bad-ass on it's own.
Matthew's Southern Comfort has the best version of Woodstock, hands down.
Infinitely better than CSNY's cover, but the original is still my favorite.
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Post by eskmsaul » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:21 am

cincinnatiharry wrote:Is that all there is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDu4csohSqo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

PJ Harvey covering Peggy Lee
Goodness yes! Dance Hall at Louse Point is such a great album.

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Post by ice9 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:12 am

this is my favorite cover of nirvana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQZFMsCJA6U

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Post by supernaut02 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:22 am

speaking of Nirvana covers, Deer Tick playing as Deervana is a pretty awesome thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ZUOx56L98" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The 'Great Cover' Official Thread

Post by Cernunnos » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:46 am

Haddock wrote:Talking about Hendrix : also Howlin Wolf's "Killing Floor".
The intro guitar riff is ... well, no words good enough for it.
"True story bro": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t4qXH_YaBs

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Re: The 'Great Cover' Official Thread

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:54 am

heres a pretty good one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJWj8HjX9ew" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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