!!! can't do wrong for me
is a cover of this
he got it
he got it
Tricky cover of Black Steel by Public Enemy
Others I quite enjoy:
The Ukrainians - Venus in Furs
Ella Fitzgerald - Sunshine of your Love
Julie Driscoll / Brian Auger - Season of the Witch
Can't remember who it's by, but featuring Brian Molko out of Placebo - Summertime Rolls
The Third Degree - Can't Get You Out of My Head
The Third Degree - Mercy
Metallica - Stone Cold Crazy
As well as those covers that have sort of become so definitive in the mainstream consciousness that lots of peeps don't realise they're not the originals:
Hendrix - Hey Joe
The Clash - I Fought the Law
The Specials - Message to You, Rudy
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Does the Anthrax / Chuck D version of Bring the Noise count as a cover? If so, then that too.
This is brilliant:
ti_pin_man - Member
usually most covers ruin a good song...
That last one put me in mind of The Dynamics:
Ooh, that one reminds me of this, too:
Okay, one more from The Dynamics. Can't not have a Herbie Hancock number somewhere:
The Ramones - What a wonderful world
Ataris - Boys of summer
I'm normally a Placebo fan, but I can't get on with their version of Running Up The Hill.
Also hating that Futureheads one so it must be a Kate Bush thing.
Hmm, I seem to be the loudmouth dominating the conversation in this thread a bit..
If you only click on one of the links I've posted, make it the Julie Driscoll one. I really can't overstate how wonderful her voice is on that song. The video is a wee bit dated, I grant you, so maybe just listen to the audio....
All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix version
DEVO doing Satisfaction
Nearly the whole of Nick Cave (&co)'s kicking against the pricks is splendid
(please, nobody mention Johnny Cash and the mercy seat )
quite often, a good cover will not sound like a cover - I know I was surprised to find several excellent songs I thought were originals were actually covers, e.g.
(originally be joe jackson?)
I recall when Step On was out (the Mondays version) Annie Nightingale played literally dozens of different versions of the song on her request show. Can't remember who a single one of them was by, unfortunately.
And I certainly never realised, until you posted it, that Got The Time wasn't an Anthrax original. Cheers
XTC did a great version of All Along THe Watchtower
And on the subject of covers which people think are the originals...
I'm glad you posted that because I was beginning to think you liked cover versions a little bit too much...
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