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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #100 on: March 10, 2018, 01:07:30 AM »

Tool did a great cover of Zeppelin's No Quarter. Suck it.
On the flip side, The Lovemongers did a really shitty cover of "The Battle of Evermore." THEY can suck it!
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #101 on: March 10, 2018, 03:14:20 AM »

Most Beatles covers are terrible. 


agreed.  that goes for Bob Dylan covers. I also don;t like when people cover Zeppelin and ruin it.  Zeppelin songs have one definite sound that should never be tampered with.


Mocedades covered "Let it Be" quite well.
Carpenters (maybe just Karen by herself) covered "Ticket to Ride" quite well.
Elton John and Billy Joel did a VERY good job of "Come Together".
I don't know if any of the Beatles actually ever recorded "You Won't See Me".

The only two Beatles covers that I really like are Eddie Vedder's version of "Hide Your Love Away" and Motley Crue's version of "Helter Skelter". There are a few others that are OK but those are the only two that approach being as good as the originals.


One of the best Beatles covers I've ever heard is "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by Elton John. I cannot describe in words how incredible both this and the original song are. Heck, I even think John Lennon (formerly of The Beatles) provided backing vocals and guitar playing on this very Elton John cover, if I recall correctly. I was introduced to this just a few weeks ago actually (I did not know it existed before), and I sure am glad I was!  :nod:
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #102 on: March 10, 2018, 06:13:02 AM »

Most Beatles covers are terrible. 


agreed.  that goes for Bob Dylan covers. I also don;t like when people cover Zeppelin and ruin it.  Zeppelin songs have one definite sound that should never be tampered with.
There are some good covers of Dylan songs, many of which became hits. Mr. Tambourine Man by the Byrds, and All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix come to mind.  Hendrix and The Stones both did nice cover versions of Like a Rolling Stone, and The Grateful Dead (including side projects and post-Jerry incarnations) include at least 1 Dylan tune in each of their shows, many versions of which have been epic.  Garcia once took Positively 4th St and turned it into a 17 1/2 minute monster.  As for Zeppelin, I have yet to hear a good cover.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #103 on: March 10, 2018, 07:55:44 AM »

Mr. Tambourine Man by William Shatner
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #104 on: March 10, 2018, 09:08:51 AM »

Mr. Tambourine Man by William Shatner

This one is even better:

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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #105 on: March 10, 2018, 01:03:43 PM »

For years, Chicago played "Got To Get You Into My Life" as an encore tune. There's a version on the "Live in '75" album but it isn't as good as the 1974 Louisville King Biscuit version that's on Concert Vault.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #106 on: March 10, 2018, 05:26:17 PM »

Tool did a great cover of Zeppelin's No Quarter. Suck it.
On the flip side, The Lovemongers did a really shitty cover of "The Battle of Evermore." THEY can suck it!
Not to mention Heart's "Rock and Rock" cover.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #107 on: March 10, 2018, 05:58:31 PM »

For years, Chicago played "Got To Get You Into My Life" as an encore tune. There's a version on the "Live in '75" album but it isn't as good as the 1974 Louisville King Biscuit version that's on Concert Vault.

Do you mean Earth, Wind, & Fire?
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #108 on: March 10, 2018, 09:30:09 PM »

For years, Chicago played "Got To Get You Into My Life" as an encore tune. There's a version on the "Live in '75" album but it isn't as good as the 1974 Louisville King Biscuit version that's on Concert Vault.

Do you mean Earth, Wind, & Fire?

No, I mean Chicago.


Tool did a great cover of Zeppelin's No Quarter. Suck it.
On the flip side, The Lovemongers did a really shitty cover of "The Battle of Evermore." THEY can suck it!
Not to mention Heart's "Rock and Rock" cover.


Heart was known for awhile as the female Zeppelin. I've heard several versions of them doing "Rock and Roll" and they pull it off well. I've also heard them do "The Battle of Evermore" and it's pretty true to the original. Listen to "Dream of the Archer" and tell me you don't hear "Evermore" all over it.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #109 on: December 01, 2018, 10:27:21 PM »

I saw this clip showing exterpt of the original songs and the covers who was more famous than the originals.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #110 on: December 02, 2018, 12:22:13 AM »

I saw this clip showing exterpt of the original songs and the covers who was more famous than the originals.

The video creator missed that "A Hazy Shade of Winter" was originally recorded by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966 before Bananarama covered it as "Hazy Shade of Winter" in 1987. Also, "I'm A Believer" was originally recorded by its songwriter, Neil Diamond, although his version was released after The Monkees.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #111 on: December 02, 2018, 06:34:16 AM »

This is an interesting sub-topic. Artists who have covered their own songs
The Police planned to release an entire album of re-recorded songs, but never got further than Donít Stand So Close To Me.

Chances are, if itís a cover that was released before I turned 18, I didnít know it was a cover. I didnít know Because The Night was a cover when 10,000 Maniacs recorded it (and still donít know if it was originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen or Patti Smith). A female artist covered Sweet Jane for the Natural Born Killers soundtrack, I havenít seen the movie but the song got a lot of airplay on the local alt-rock station, and I didnít know it was a Lou Reed cover. Iím almost positive I didnít know Ugly Kid Joeís version of Catís in the Cradle was a cover. And more obscurely, Don Henley covered Sit Down, Youíre Rockiní the Boat for the Leap of Faith soundtrack, and I didnít know it was at least 40 years old by then (the song first appeared in Guys and Dolls, but I donít know if it was written before then).

The only U2 song Iíve heard covered was Bullet the Blue Sky by Richard Cheese, unless you count the time someone assembled a bunch of GWB soundbites to form Sunday Bloody Sunday.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #112 on: December 02, 2018, 06:38:38 AM »

Every version of "Whiskey in the Jar" is a cover.
And Metallica's is terrible.
I donít think itís awful, but Thin Lizzyís is better.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #113 on: December 02, 2018, 06:42:36 AM »

Metallica did a good cover of Tuesdayís Gone, I canít remember if Iíve mentioned it here before or not.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #114 on: December 02, 2018, 06:44:15 AM »

There's the album the Flaming Lips did where they redid all of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.  It was a particular favorite of one of my old friends who used to work in a record store, not long before they killed all record stores.
Itís awful (and I liked Flaming Lips at the time). So is the reggae cover of DSotM I heard.

People need to stop covering it. You canít improve on it. Itís already perfection.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #115 on: December 02, 2018, 06:53:06 AM »

If I never had to hear another cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, itíd be too soon.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #116 on: December 04, 2018, 06:15:52 AM »

Cowboy Junkies was the band that did "Sweet Jane." They're more of an early alt-country band, IIRC, it was also on their album CAUTION HORSES.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2018, 07:19:13 AM »

I saw this clip showing exterpt of the original songs and the covers who was more famous than the originals.
The video creator missed that "A Hazy Shade of Winter" was originally recorded by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966 before Bananarama covered it as "Hazy Shade of Winter" in 1987.

That cover was recorded by The Banlges.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2018, 08:08:01 AM »

Cowboy Junkies was the band that did "Sweet Jane." They're more of an early alt-country band, IIRC, it was also on their album CAUTION HORSES.
Ah, thanks. Didnít sound significantly different than the other songs that were playing on the alt-rock radio station at the time.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2018, 10:13:21 AM »

I think the CJs had a crossover appeal. That's how a rock guy like me was aware of them/
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2018, 11:22:35 AM »

I don't know if there was an excessive amount of country/alternative rock and country/grunge crossover, or if there were just a lot of bands in Atlanta (where I was living at the time) that fit that description.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2018, 04:14:05 PM »

As a Pink Floyd fan, I do appreciate it when other artists pay tribute to their influences by covering those influences' material. I'm also a Dream Theater fan, and I own the "official bootleg" album where they covered Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety (that's one CD, the other has them recording other Floyd classics, including "Echoes" (my favorite Floyd song), and "Welcome to the Machine"--which they recorded with Queensryche. I also enjoy Korn's attempt at "Another Brick in the Wall"--but I don't think they should have attempted to do all three versions in one song.

Speaking of Dream Theater, they released an EP in the mid-90s (probably the first DT recording I purchased) entitled A Change of Seasons. Side two is a live recording of a number of different cover songs, which includes "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" (Elton John), "Perfect Strangers" (Deep Purple), a medley of songs by Led Zeppelin ("The Rover"/"Achilles Last Stand"/"The Song Remains the Same"), and "The Big Medley" ("In the Flesh?"/"Carry On Wayward Son"/"Bohemian Rhapsody"/"Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"/"Cruise Control"--Dixie Dregs/"Turn It On Again").

Obviously, when I say this was probably the first DT purchase I made, I must've enjoyed it, since I purchased every single one of their albums (except their debut). I thought the Elton covers, in particular, were very well done.

Another cover song (that I didn't realize at the time was a cover) that I loved was Nirvana's unplugged cover of Bowie's "Man Who Sold the World".

I like cover songs, as long as they're not awful.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2018, 04:16:13 PM »

As a Pink Floyd fan, I do appreciate it when other artists pay tribute to their influences by covering those influences' material. I'm also a Dream Theater fan, and I own the "official bootleg" album where they covered Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety (that's one CD, the other has them recording other Floyd classics, including "Echoes" (my favorite Floyd song), and "Welcome to the Machine"--which they recorded with Queensryche. I also enjoy Korn's attempt at "Another Brick in the Wall"--but I don't think they should have attempted to do all three versions in one song.

Speaking of Dream Theater, they released an EP in the mid-90s (probably the first DT recording I purchased) entitled A Change of Seasons. Side two is a live recording of a number of different cover songs, which includes "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" (Elton John), "Perfect Strangers" (Deep Purple), a medley of songs by Led Zeppelin ("The Rover"/"Achilles Last Stand"/"The Song Remains the Same"), and "The Big Medley" ("In the Flesh?"/"Carry On Wayward Son"/"Bohemian Rhapsody"/"Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"/"Cruise Control"--Dixie Dregs/"Turn It On Again").

Obviously, when I say this was probably the first DT purchase I made, I must've enjoyed it, since I purchased every single one of their albums (except their debut). I thought the Elton covers, in particular, were very well done.

Another cover song (that I didn't realize at the time was a cover) that I loved was Nirvana's unplugged cover of Bowie's "Man Who Sold the World".

I like cover songs, as long as they're not awful.

Iím with you there on the DT and Nirvana versions.
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Re: Cover Songs in Music
« Reply #123 on: December 04, 2018, 04:24:25 PM »

Also, Tool's live version of "No Quarter" kicks serious ass.
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« Reply #124 on: December 04, 2018, 04:25:13 PM »

Another cover song (that I didn't realize at the time was a cover) that I loved was Nirvana's unplugged cover of Bowie's "Man Who Sold the World".
I didn't either.  I also didn't know that The Wallflowers' cover of Heroes for the Godzilla soundtrack was a David Bowie cover.
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