Your favourite covers
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:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpizS9h-1Xk[/video]Posted 4 years ago
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:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWt1aLc8-Yo[/video]Posted 4 years ago
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….Posted 4 years ago
A couple I’ve not heard in a while. The jury’s out on both, I reckon:
The jury is most definitely not out on this:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4oZXfrf18Y[/video]Posted 4 years agonbtMember
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?)
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnBi-LNM0Og[/video]Posted 4 years ago
( co-written by Christos Demetriou and performed by John Kongos in 1971 )
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. CheersPosted 4 years ago
Yeah, a bit sad, but when I was a student I used to trawl charity shops specifically looking for obscure cover versions…
I also used to DJ a bit and have been known to play cover-only sets when the crowd were so pissed they wouldn’t care what was played (rowing / rugby club sort of events).
I am, in fact, very, very sad……..Posted 4 years ago
BAD cover versions… now that’s a road you really, really shouldn’t have gone down.
Hmmm, where to start….. how about….
You know what, sometimes one appalling Limp Bizkit ruination of a Jane’s Addiction song just isn’t enough:
I’d better stop now….Posted 4 years agoThurman MermanMember
Good shouts on Tori Amos Smells Like Teen Spirit and Nirvana’s Man Who Sold The World. They’re on my list too.
Annoyed/Embarrassed to say I really like David Gray’s Say Hello, Wave Goodbye. Nice couple of Van Morrison nods at the end of it, too.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzdrabPpRE[/video]Posted 4 years ago
Each to their own an all that!Posted 4 years ago
I’ll dig out the cassette of my old band doing “Careless Whisper” when I get home. It’s much much better than the Gossip version, which is crap. Actually I don’t think I’ve got that cassette anymore.
Maybe the “Moonage Daydream” cover my other band did. That’s obscure, I’ll rip that. Ah, that had no vocals. Oh well.
The essential Richard Berry covers (although given that the Kingsmen played it all wrong and Iggy’s is based on that, his is more of a cover of a cover of Richard Berry I suppose):
As an aside, I much preferred the Black Keys back then when there was only drums, guitar and vox, and they could make a whole album in 30 hours.Posted 4 years ago
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