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Title: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 30 Sep 2013, 01:36
So there was one of these but it hasn't been posted in since 2005.  So maybe it's time for a new thread?

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Starting us off:
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Your turn!
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Allie_Allie on 30 Sep 2013, 02:15
My favorites are not from widely renown bands or artists, but renown in the YouTube community. Two of my favorites:

Birdy- Skinny Love (Bon Iver) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzCDt2eidg)
Drew Tabor- Born to Die (Lana del Rey) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUX23bvLS3M)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 30 Sep 2013, 05:22
Not a big Linkin Park fan, but I do really enjoy this cover of Adele's Rolling in the Deep. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHtwZ07N1ic)

In the category of "covers that are better than the original," Johnny Cash - Hurt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aF9AJm0RFc).
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Allie_Allie on 30 Sep 2013, 05:28
I completely agree with the Johnny Cash cover. Infinitely better than the original. Also, wow, I didn't know Linkin Park did an Adele cover. I quite like it.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Sep 2013, 09:09
I absolutely love covers and I can link to mine when I get home but for now I just wanted to post so I can follow this thread.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Sep 2013, 09:59
Seasons In The Abyss by Hellsongs makes the song sound like self help advice. 'Close your eyes look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go...'
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Kwaping on 30 Sep 2013, 15:24
Social D's cover of Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire. So good!
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Patrick on 30 Sep 2013, 17:59
This is probably the best cover I've ever done. Beatles.

https://soundcloud.com/kimjongsick/if-i-fell
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 30 Sep 2013, 18:11
In the category of "covers that are better than the original," Johnny Cash - Hurt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aF9AJm0RFc).

Love this cover, and the original, but especially the cover.

When I saw Jonathan Coulton live, he and Paul and Storm performed Birdhouse In Your Soul by They Might Be Giants and that memory fills me with lots of happy.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: KingOfIreland on 30 Sep 2013, 20:17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 01 Oct 2013, 21:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY
You guys, I just realized something...

...I'm a Cylon!

I think I should have linked WOTE's version of Payphone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOUwxaAmoAk) instead of Trouble.  Way better.  They get points for rewriting the terrible rap bridge, too.

Is it just me, or is "take terrible songs and make them awesome" WOTE's, like, thing?

*edit*
When I saw Jonathan Coulton live, he and Paul and Storm performed Birdhouse In Your Soul by They Might Be Giants and that memory fills me with lots of happy.
This reminds me...hell yes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf0Amcgxot8).
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 20 Oct 2013, 16:15
For your consideration:

A bunch of kids covering Tool's 46 and 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKLvYGqaC0)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Aimless on 20 Oct 2013, 16:43
Mind is blank, can't think of any of my faves apart from this cover of "Don't Think Twice It's Alright":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgE9tGAdwRQ
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Oct 2013, 03:58
Mind is blank, can't think of any of my faves apart from this cover of "Don't Think Twice It's Alright":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgE9tGAdwRQ

I'll see you and raise you this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNCEV7ZSNFo

I ADORE this cover.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Akima on 22 Oct 2013, 02:30
Shirley Bassey covers Pink's "Get This Party Started". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqNcyFNMfLM)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 22 Oct 2013, 08:03
Her laugh when saying, "Kissing my ass." is brilliant.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 29 Oct 2013, 15:08
So, I liked this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPRE35kjOcI) when I first heard it just because, you know, Mountain Goats.  But then I listened to the original, and the lyric changes make it even more awesome/hilarious.  Favorite change:

You don't know
What I'm all about,
Like killing cops
And reading Kerouac.


...to...

You don't know
What I'm all about,
Like watching Cops
And reading Didion.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: ev4n on 30 Oct 2013, 07:36
The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
Mad Caddies - SOS
Reel Big Fish - Hungry Like The Wolf
SRV - Little Wing
Discord - Alone
Lacuna Coil - Enjoy the Silence
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 30 Oct 2013, 10:26
Posted this in a relevant but wrong thread last night.

Sally's Song performed by Amy Lee. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQj2iOEx-V8) There's a few pretty covers of that song but this is the one I usually find myself listening to semi-regularly.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Edguy on 04 Nov 2013, 16:30
Not a big Linkin Park fan, but I do really enjoy this cover of Adele's Rolling in the Deep. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHtwZ07N1ic)

In the category of "covers that are better than the original," Johnny Cash - Hurt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aF9AJm0RFc).

Like Linkin Park or not, no-one can deny Mr Bennington is a great vocalist!
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: UniqueNewYork on 04 Nov 2013, 16:34
Not a valid youtube URL
Paul Anka's album Rock Swings is freaking amazing.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Azumas_Revenge on 12 Nov 2013, 06:28

Rammstein's cover of Stripped got me to appreciate Depeche Mode.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 Nov 2013, 07:29
Seasons In The Abyss by Hellsongs makes the song sound like self help advice. 'Close your eyes look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go...'
Better than Rainin' Blood by Tori Amos?
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Nov 2013, 08:35
Having never heard it, I couldn't possibly comment.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 Nov 2013, 08:39
Apologies.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: IDMG on 12 Nov 2013, 09:56
Isis and Agoraphobic Nosebleed cover 'Boris' by The Melvins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAP4xSYLc84)
Nine Inch Nails covers 'Get Down Make Love' by Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6snGcj3sBRM)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: HauntingPoem on 01 Dec 2013, 16:48
I cannot think of a better cover than Mad World by Gary Jules.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Kwaping on 06 Dec 2013, 00:20
^^^ Yep, gotta say, I think you win this thread.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Edguy on 07 Dec 2013, 15:10
Anyone heard of the Norwegian glam/hard rock band Wig Wam? They were on Eurovision a few years back. Anyways, they have a really great cover of "Turn to You" by Melanie C.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: ev4n on 07 Dec 2013, 17:49
This is probably the best cover I've ever done. Beatles.

https://soundcloud.com/kimjongsick/if-i-fell

finally took a listen just now.  sick good.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 07 Dec 2013, 20:39
Anyone heard of the Norwegian galm/hard rock band Wig Wam? They were on Eurovision a few years back. Anyways, they have a really great cover of "Turn to You" by Melanie C.
Wow, this is fantastic.  Gonna go snoop on this band now.

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I can't stop listening to this Wrecking Ball cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHF0gsRsNBw).

Also, I only found out recently that this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1WFEFb3Q18) was a cover.  I looked up the original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCPbr8iLXE8), and it's okay, but no better than that.  Which was really disappointing, because I fucking love The Field Mice, and hoped the dude's other band would impress me just as much, but I really think the Mountain Goats version is better.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Dec 2013, 08:50
I just discovered the Sucker Punch soundtrack is almost entirely amazing covers.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Edguy on 08 Dec 2013, 10:44
Anyone heard of the Norwegian galm/hard rock band Wig Wam? They were on Eurovision a few years back. Anyways, they have a really great cover of "Turn to You" by Melanie C.
Wow, this is fantastic.  Gonna go snoop on this band now.

The vocalist is pretty good, you should check out "Out of Time", "Hard to be a Rock 'n' Roller" and "Gonna get you Someday", as well as the instrumentals "The Riddle" and "The Drop". :)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 24 Dec 2013, 23:36
Neko Case makes a pretty good Neil Young (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxYj3sgTSQY).
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Aimless on 26 Dec 2013, 06:56

and

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8n7bLbAwWKISHNRSWIyYlMyLXc/edit?usp=sharing
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Aimless on 26 Dec 2013, 06:58
Oh yeah, and also:

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Dec 2013, 08:15
Just got reminded of the Trent Reznor/Karen O cover of Immigrant Song. Amazing tune.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Edguy on 31 Dec 2013, 06:49
Axel Rudi Pell's cover of "In the Air Tonight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq-DkHkakok)" is seriously epic, the guitar solo towards the end will blow your mind!
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Aimless on 04 Jan 2014, 09:57
I love uke-covers in general, but these are some of my faves for some reason:



Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 04 Jan 2014, 23:13
Those are all pretty great.  As for each one:

1.  Haha, I apparently never actually knew the lyrics to Kids.

2.  The dude with long hair in the Ukelele Orchestra looks like Bob from Twin Peaks and it's freaking me out.

3.  Julia Nunes has a really nice-sounding over-enunciation thing going on with her voice, in addition to ukeleles being awesome.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: rschill on 09 Jan 2014, 12:41
Seasons In The Abyss by Hellsongs makes the song sound like self help advice. 'Close your eyes look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go...'
Better than Rainin' Blood by Tori Amos?

Nothing beats Hellsong's super cheerful cover of Symphony of Destruction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xecz3VdPixM), with the possible exception of Paranoid (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWLHSRnVqug), which comes off so natural, especially with the video I linked to.

But I can't mention Hellsongs without bringing up The Cardigans' Sabbath Bloody Sabbath! 

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Chad K. on 14 Jan 2014, 08:05
Shiner's cover of "Feel Like Makin' Love" is awesome.  When you listen to it, it doesn't seem like it bears any relation to the original, but the original actually has some bizarre guitar and bass work in it.  -

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: KingOfIreland on 14 Jan 2014, 12:02
This and everything related to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEZWsnIECo
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: rschill on 15 Jan 2014, 13:54
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Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Jan 2014, 21:12
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I'm no country fan, but is it so hated around here that it has to be spoilered?
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: rschill on 15 Jan 2014, 21:18
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I'm no country fan, but is it so hated around here that it has to be spoilered?

That was kinda tongue in cheek. 
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 22 Jan 2014, 05:06
So I listened to this before I ever heard the actual song on the radio. Besides the a capella awesomeness, I just think the singing here is better.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: ev4n on 22 Jan 2014, 05:29
Right this second, Bonnie Raitt's Thing Called Love.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Aziraphale on 23 Jan 2014, 21:13
I can think of several. Off the top of my head and in no particular order:
"Macarthur Park" (The Negro Problem)
"Come as You Are" (Caetano Veloso)
"Friend of the Devil" (Lyle Lovett)
"Everybody's Happy Nowadays" (Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine)
"Oops I Did It Again" (Richard Thompson)
"Supernaut" (Black Box version, 1,000 Homo DJs w/Trent Reznor)
"Tiempo Sin Respuesta" (Pedro Aznar, cover of Nick Drake's "Time of No Reply")

And I'll second (or third, or whatever) the Johnny Cash version of "Hurt."
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: nekowafer on 28 Jan 2014, 13:10
Placebo - Bigmouth Strikes Again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEFaLO-CxYs)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jan 2014, 15:02
^^ I went to the same high school as 2 of those guys! I was only there for about half a year but it was interesting to find that out.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: jwhouk on 28 Jan 2014, 19:07
Pseudo Echo, "Funkytown."
Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 28 Jan 2014, 19:31
^^ I went to the same high school as 2 of those guys! I was only there for about half a year but it was interesting to find that out.

Are you talking about Placebo or The Dan Band?
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Jimor on 28 Jan 2014, 20:59
Pseudo Echo, "Funkytown."

I think you have to do the whole link to get the embedding to work, not just the video ID part. But yes, I love this cover!

My own contribution.

And I might as well add a video I shot the other night for a local Beatles tribute show featuring 21 acts and 58 different songs from 1964 and earlier. This was the first act; I'm still working on a full-night video.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: jwhouk on 28 Jan 2014, 21:51
Fixed it.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 30 Jan 2014, 10:38
I just discovered that this existed! Covers are the BEST.


I will get around to posting a few of my favorites. In the meantime, posting so I can listen to everything here when I get home tonight :-)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 Feb 2014, 20:53
^^ I went to the same high school as 2 of those guys! I was only there for about half a year but it was interesting to find that out.

Are you talking about Placebo or The Dan Band?

Placebo. We didn't attend at the same time, but we had some of the same teachers (not hard; smallest K-12 I've ever heard of) at the International School of Luxembourg (I dropped out at 16).
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 09 Feb 2014, 12:40
Many singers have tried this, but in my opinion this is the best version by far.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Patrick on 09 Feb 2014, 16:16
just gonna leave this here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ejqXjr3Dek&list=PL2_b4nEaYGxh5Dk5DYFMRAUIfr_QykjdQ
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: celticgeek on 09 Feb 2014, 16:24
Holy Highway to Hell, Bruce (https://music.yahoo.com/news/bruce-springsteen-covers-ac-dc-in-australia--video-222854073.html?cache=clear)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: rschill on 10 Feb 2014, 10:00

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 10 Feb 2014, 11:42
just gonna leave this here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ejqXjr3Dek&list=PL2_b4nEaYGxh5Dk5DYFMRAUIfr_QykjdQ

Actually, someone has uploaded the whole thing as one video - Les Miserables FULL & EDITED Complete Symphonic Recording (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USIE9R6P9WA)

I have it on a CD set. Wonderful international cast. Did you know Kaho Shimada (Eponine) didn't know any English and had to learn her entire part phonetically.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Patrick on 11 Feb 2014, 05:03
I've done that for individual songs before, but never something that intensive. Jesus Christ.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 13 Feb 2014, 00:19
So this is my new favorite thing ever:

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 11 May 2014, 14:29
Honestly I'm biased because 1: I'm friends with this band and 2: This video was filmed in my town so it's fun for me to watch, but I genuinely like this cover better than the original. It's very similar but I think having two vocalists works really well.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 11 May 2014, 15:05
Why is this band called Blurred Lines? Is that just a really unfortunate coincidence?
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 11 May 2014, 15:10
Yeah. They formed just before the song came out I think, and I'm not sure why they kept the name.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 11 May 2014, 15:11
Literally every time you share one of their videos I think you're sharing a cover of Robin Thicke and end up like  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 11 May 2014, 15:16
I think the same thing every time they come up in my Facebook! I'm sure they have their reasons for keeping the name but I always think about that awful song whenever I see it.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 11 May 2014, 15:24
Also, in this day and age, they've ruined their SEO. Anyone who ever Googles them will now only find the Robin Thicke song.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 11 May 2014, 15:56
That as well. The sooner they change it the better for making a smoother transition but maybe they're hoping they'll be found by someone searching for the song? That's not how it works but it's definitely how some people think it does.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 13 May 2014, 22:19
That Happy cover is rad, but their lip-syncing could use some work.  Also, as mentioned, their name.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 14 May 2014, 08:52
I think the syncing is better in their other videos, which had the music playing in the background during filming. It seems they didn't have that for this video.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: ev4n on 14 May 2014, 10:45
Just discovered that Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs did a bunch of cover albums.  They're pretty good, fwiw (my musical cred is zero).

Plus, Susanna Hoffs may be 55, but she's still the rare celeb that I would fanboy on.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: KingOfIreland on 22 May 2014, 17:18
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Akima on 18 Jun 2014, 18:59
Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" covered on the guzheng (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guzheng) (pron. goo-jung), the 21-stringed Chinese zither.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: hedgie on 20 Jun 2014, 15:56
I have always liked this version of "Komm Süßer Tod" (the Evangelion one, not the Bach one)

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: J on 24 Jun 2014, 17:52
a thing that i love is cover versions of songs, performed in widely different styles and genres from the original. bonus points for terrible modern pop songs bring translated to older, better genres.

i think i may have hit the motherload:

A Motown Tribute to Nickleback (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJZH8sevmMq6NvgD9_ucuptwBxaQnAGAw)
Postmodern Jukebox (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7A4D9C100657150E)
Saturday Morning Slow Jams (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJZH8sevmMq75ucc8vmpGXaOnRcxFjSX2)

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 25 Jun 2014, 06:08
Omg. The Nickelback one is All of them are delightful!
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Chad K. on 25 Jun 2014, 10:26
I always really liked this ska cover of Radiohead's "Let Down."  The sentiment fits with a lot of the politics of the reggae/rocksteady movement, and there's something haunting about the horn parts and choruses. 

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: J on 29 Jun 2014, 16:24
nobody has mentioned mr. cheese yet.

forum, i am disappoint.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Jimor on 15 Jul 2014, 14:41
For my TV show back in April, we filmed a Bob Dylan tribute show that was dedicated to his acoustic era of 1964 and before. There was a lot of great local talent involved, such as Gabriel Nelson of Cake, Kepi Ghoulie of the Groovy Ghoulies, Jonah Matranga of Far, and many or our other top notch locals, both veterans and up-and-comers, so the average quality of this show was quite exceptional.

For the TV show, we're taking 25 of the total 41 song performances (we did allow a couple of songs that he didn't write, but helped make famous) broken into 4 half-hour episodes. 3 have aired, and I'm currently uploading the 3rd to the show's YouTube page. The final episode will air next Tuesday, with the YouTube upload following a week after that.

Here's Part 1.
Direct song links:
"It Ain't Me Babe" (http://youtu.be/v8ZqzoG4wjI?t=30s) - Alexander Nelson
"The Death of Emmitt Till" (http://youtu.be/v8ZqzoG4wjI?t=3m40s) - Mason and Spencer Hoffman
"Oxford Town" (http://youtu.be/v8ZqzoG4wjI?t=8m58s) - Cory Barringer
"Let Me Die In My Footsteps" (http://youtu.be/v8ZqzoG4wjI?t=11m12s) - Jeannie Howell
"I Don't Believe You" (http://youtu.be/v8ZqzoG4wjI?t=15m28s) - Kepi Ghoulie
"All I Really Want To Do" (http://youtu.be/v8ZqzoG4wjI?t=18m50s) - Jonah Matranga
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" (http://youtu.be/v8ZqzoG4wjI?t=22m26s) - David Houston and String Theory

And here's Part 2.
"Mr. Tambourine Man" (http://youtu.be/XblMlAy3NtE?t=30s) - Erik Hanson
"Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance" (http://youtu.be/XblMlAy3NtE?t=3m24s) - Stefan Sorgea
"My Back Pages" (http://youtu.be/XblMlAy3NtE?t=4m36s) - David Houston and String Theory
"House of the Rising Sun" (http://youtu.be/XblMlAy3NtE?t=10m20s) - Dog Party
"Mama, You Been On My Mind" (http://youtu.be/XblMlAy3NtE?t=15m34s) - Robert Kuhlmann
"Walkin' Down The Line" (http://youtu.be/XblMlAy3NtE?t=19m16s) - Jack Jules
"Only A Pawn In Their Game" (http://youtu.be/XblMlAy3NtE?t=23m02s) - Aaron Linkin

I'll be back in a bit with a post for Part 3.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Jimor on 15 Jul 2014, 16:45
And here's Part 3. The ultimate reason I wanted to post these was the final performance in this episode, where Jonah Matranga gives one of the most powerful performances I've ever seen anywhere with "With God On Our Side". If nothing else, click the direct link to this one below.


"Cocaine Blues" (http://youtu.be/3Bn6xm5d5dA?t=30s) - Mike Diaz and Cheryl Martin
"A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" (http://youtu.be/3Bn6xm5d5dA?t=4m18s) - Gabriel Nelson
"Don't Think Twice" (http://youtu.be/3Bn6xm5d5dA?t=11m38s) - Aaron Linkin
"Boots of Spanish Leather" (http://youtu.be/3Bn6xm5d5dA?t=14m38s) - Stefan and Katherine Sorgea
"With God On Our Side" (http://youtu.be/3Bn6xm5d5dA?t=18m54s) - Jonah Matranga
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: ev4n on 16 Jul 2014, 08:05
I seem to be on a kick of ska covers, including:
SOS
Brown Eyed Girl
Take On Me
Hungry Like The Wolf
Come On Eileen.
Detroit Rock City
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Jul 2014, 00:57
I'm not sure I can put into words how much I loathe the overwhelming majority of ska.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: hedgie on 17 Jul 2014, 01:05
To be fair, 90% of everything is shite.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Jul 2014, 01:07
Yeah but I don't even like most of what is apparently 'good' ska. Or reggae for that matter. Fuck Bob Marley, man.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: ev4n on 17 Jul 2014, 04:00
I have no idea how I feel about ska in general.  But ska covers of 80s songs make me happy.

It might be a disease.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 17 Jul 2014, 04:27
You're obviously not listening to the right Ska. Get yo-self onto some Cat Empire (Both the self-titled album and Two Shoes are in my top 10 albums of all time. That should be an indication of just how fucking incredible these guys are)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Jul 2014, 05:13
No.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 17 Jul 2014, 05:46
Yes.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Jul 2014, 06:02
Not happening. Only my girlfriend could coerce me into listening to ska, and she provides me... other things.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 17 Jul 2014, 07:19
Or reggae for that matter. Fuck Bob Marley, man.

Does. not. compute......
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Jul 2014, 07:56
I don't like his music very much, which (hypocritically) makes it even harder for me to stomach his status as a world peace icon despite being a jealous, wifebeating philanderer with nine children from different women. Lennon was also the latter, but for one thing he apologised for his behaviour later in life and was largely forgiven by those it affected, and for another I don't generally like his 'LOVE AND PEACE' bullshit music anyway, largely preferring his angry shit.

Ideally we would distance ourselves from the people behind the music to appreciate the music regardless, I suppose, which makes it easier for me to like Lennon and loathe Marley.

He has a song or two that I kind of like.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 17 Jul 2014, 08:14
Ehhh, fair enough.

Marley for me is just damn good pot smoking music.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Jul 2014, 08:25
Ah, see I get high to hip hop ;)
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Post by: ev4n on 17 Jul 2014, 09:46
Gareth, trombones are the new ukuleles.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Jul 2014, 09:48
I don't get your point.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: KingOfIreland on 17 Jul 2014, 14:15
You're obviously not listening to the right Ska. Get yo-self onto some Cat Empire (Both the self-titled album and Two Shoes are in my top 10 albums of all time. That should be an indication of just how fucking incredible these guys are)
Also, streetlight manifesto/Catch 22

EDIT: To be fair, Cat Empire and the like aren't really 'ska' as such in that they are actually just much better and far more inventive than the whole third wave crapshow that started in the 90s while also remaining truer to the original music style. It's one of those genres that has sprung up in the last ten years that mimic the originals as much as possible while managing to sound cool and modern.

I've got a soft spot for a lot of ska, but there's only a few two tone bands I really like (and even then I wouldn't listen to the same album twice in one day), like the selecter, The Specials and such. Third wave wise I only really listen to heavier skacore bands and quirky covers. Maybe some No doubt here and there too. Less Than Jake is always fun, but not really amazing music.
As far as the original sixties and seventies stuff from Jamaica, it's kind of hit and miss like any genre, but great for pool parties.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Aziraphale on 17 Jul 2014, 15:35
You're obviously not listening to the right Ska. Get yo-self onto some Cat Empire (Both the self-titled album and Two Shoes are in my top 10 albums of all time. That should be an indication of just how fucking incredible these guys are)

I tried to get into some of the later stuff, and just couldn't. It sounded too interchangeable. There are a few bands from outside the US-UK scene that I liked (Ska-P, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, King Chango, Los Pericos), but for the most part I tend to gravitate toward the older Jamaican stuff (Skatalites et al.) and some of the Two Tone stuff like Madness, The Specials, or The Beat.

As for Marley... I dig him, but I can't see stopping there... there's just so much other good stuff from around the same time.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: J on 19 Jul 2014, 14:59
I'm not sure I can put into words how much I loathe the overwhelming majority of ska.

so, your position is basically that



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Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Patrick on 10 Aug 2014, 21:59
Yeah but I don't even like most of what is apparently 'good' ska.

what I just posted to your Facefuck oughta help you. the Mad Caddies one, less so. RX Bandits? hoooooooly pissfuck those guys are good
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Aug 2014, 08:03
I need more ska in my life.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Stoon on 17 Aug 2014, 22:20
My favourite cover album is Luther Wright and the Wrong's track by track re-imagining of Pink Floyd's The Wall as a country bluegrass album, Rebuild the Wall.  This album made me laugh so much.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: MrBlu on 20 Aug 2014, 00:47
I need more ska in my life.
You sure about that?
/joke

"D. D."- The Weeknd.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Active Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 03:09
I absolutely adore most of Camille O'Sullivan's covers.

Worth mentioning are her covers of Tom Waits' "Misery Is The River of the World" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMXlu_0nUEA
and

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "The Ship Song" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdLrwH2Ib68

I've also got a soft spot for Lydia Lunch and Rowland S Howard's cover of Some Velvet Morning. Pretty much listened to it a month straight back when I was 18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBdK7PZSCxw
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Post by: rschill on 17 Sep 2014, 10:44
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Noxx on 05 Nov 2014, 13:44

Mind is blank, can't think of any of my faves apart from this cover of "Don't Think Twice It's Alright":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgE9tGAdwRQ

Gonna say my favorite for that tune is the Mike Ness cut from Cheatin at Solitaire.
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Post by: explicit on 12 Nov 2014, 14:20
Someone mentioned ska?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_6KTZgayxg

Ska covers, weeeeeee
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Post by: J on 19 Nov 2014, 05:16
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 19 Nov 2014, 23:35
Forgot my favorite Dylan cover!

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: explicit on 20 Nov 2014, 00:03
J, you gave me the biggest boner.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Edguy on 29 Nov 2014, 11:39

Man, that would have made a great Bond theme!
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: hedgie on 29 Nov 2014, 17:07
I'll have to say that this is one of mine.  (Performed by Boyd Rice and Rose MacDowell.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 Dec 2014, 02:07
Céline Dion does a cover of "Feliz Navidad" that I think is funny as everloving shitcake since she's a French-Canadian singing a song half in Spanish.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: osaka on 07 Dec 2014, 08:49
Back in the 80s, the musical scene of Spain just blew up. Mostly because no more dictatorship yaaay.

It spawned a number of different scenes, and these dudes (Siniestro Total) personified the movement in Galicia. One of the hardest rock bands in Spain.

And in this particular song, they cover "Sweet Home Alabama". Obviously, their "sweet home" is Galicia, so technically their version is called "Miña Terra Galega".

http://youtu.be/pg5dLHef2oc
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Akima on 16 Dec 2014, 04:56
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 17 Dec 2014, 01:22
Well, now I know who The Like was channeling.

Those bird-cuts, though...

*edit* I can't find, like, ANY reference to that band's existence outside of that particular performance.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 17 Dec 2014, 12:33

Posted because I know these individuals and this is awesome. Certainly much more enjoyable to listen to than the original.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Akima on 18 Dec 2014, 01:02
*edit* I can't find, like, ANY reference to that band's existence outside of that particular performance.
Try googling "Whippersnappers Melbourne band" and you'll get some hits, including this (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/whipper-snappers-mn0001291391/biography). They weren't exactly big-time; I think their appearance on The Money Or The Gun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Money_or_the_Gun) was the zenith of an arc spent mostly playing local pubs and clubs in Melbourne. It was all rather before my time as a consumer of Australian music and media (I was still living in China), so I don't know.

And yeah, the video is pretty rubbish, isn't it? I wonder if one of the girls turned somebody down...
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Edguy on 18 Dec 2014, 12:11
German rock/metal band Edguy (could that be related to my name?!) cover Magnum's "The Spirit". Pretty catchy stuff.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 14 Jan 2015, 02:02
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 23 Jan 2015, 10:31
Just discovered the "Indie Covers" playlist on Spotify. I don't like when Spotify uses super-generic words like 'indie' to describe playlist they themselves create, but some of them are pretty good. Currently listening to this one.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 27 Jan 2015, 20:13

Found on Spotify, better than the Bon Iver original (much better - there's such a disconnect between the lyrics and the music for me) AND the Birdy cover IMO.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Jan 2015, 20:32
I am hooked on this YT series (Post-Modern Jukebox) - and Robyn Adele Anderson is awesome.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Aziraphale on 27 Jan 2015, 20:44
Some of their stuff is too cute by half. I did like their version of "Royals," though.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Weed Forestin on 08 Feb 2015, 16:09
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: wlewisiii on 11 Feb 2015, 22:47
http://youtu.be/lZBaklS79Wc


http://youtu.be/Y21VecIIdBI
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 13 Feb 2015, 13:41
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 25 Feb 2015, 15:34
Footage is a bit rough and it's just the on-board camera but here's a sample of the wonderful music I heard last night. Also this is unlisted because there's going to be an edited video at some point so don't want this shared widely.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: SubaruStephen on 18 Mar 2015, 05:58
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: osaka on 18 Mar 2015, 10:23
https://youtu.be/IrcFe0_pZEs
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Aziraphale on 18 Mar 2015, 10:34
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: wlewisiii on 18 Mar 2015, 18:26
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOmKGjy-Ct0
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Active Madness on 20 Mar 2015, 02:58
German rock/metal band Edguy (could that be related to my name?!) cover Magnum's "The Spirit". Pretty catchy stuff.
Oh, Edguy are great for covers!

I love their cover of Ultravox's "Hymn".
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 20 Mar 2015, 18:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOmKGjy-Ct0
Linked in the OP ;) .  But yeah it kicks ass.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: wlewisiii on 22 Mar 2015, 19:58
Whoops.

I'll offer the opposite extreme as way of penitence:

Glenn Campbell covering Green Day -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPpJT3QRRnk

Glenn Campbell covering The Foo Fighters -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBlJ325lgYk
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 17 Jun 2015, 06:58
Love when lyrics translate perfectly across genres.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Stoon on 26 Jun 2015, 17:53
Céline Dion does a cover of "Feliz Navidad" that I think is funny as everloving shitcake since she's a French-Canadian singing a song half in Spanish.
She got her US citizenship.  That means she's yours now, not ours.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 07 Jul 2015, 13:07
Hearing her sing it live was even better but the roughness of this works for me too.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: 94ssd on 08 Aug 2015, 18:24
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Post by: Welu on 10 Oct 2015, 02:31
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Post by: 94ssd on 09 Jan 2016, 10:40
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Kugai on 12 Jan 2016, 13:48
I know you like that 94ssd, but I'm sorry, that just don't sit right with me.  That ain't the way that that's supposed to be sung.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 15 Jan 2016, 19:46
Just sang this version for karaoke:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm1-bVYio1k

Works surprisingly well, even over the original's instrumentals.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: doombilly on 25 Jan 2016, 13:31
Not a valid youtube URL
Posted because I know these individuals and this is awesome. Certainly much more enjoyable to listen to than the original.
Is this the Chicago band "Bang Bang?"
If so I saw them in CLT NC many years ago.
In other nooz...
This
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 26 Jan 2016, 19:14
This
Having tried repeatedly, I can say with confidence that this one does not work well sung over the original instrumentals at karaoke.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Le Lily Vert on 25 Feb 2016, 01:02

Mark Ronson's 'Toxic'
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Post by: LeeC on 25 Feb 2016, 10:42
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: doombilly on 07 Apr 2016, 13:27
This
Having tried repeatedly, I can say with confidence that this one does not work well sung over the original instrumentals at karaoke.
Me too. We played an electric gig at this bar in Queens, NY once. Then they had Karaoke. I thought I could do it. Totally sucked.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: PirateInNinjaClothing on 11 Apr 2016, 17:23
I know I may be joining a bandwagon, but this is, currently, far more potent and powerful on me than the Children of Bodom/Turisas/Offspring covers that usually bounce around my head.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: MrBlu on 05 Sep 2016, 22:00
I think I should have linked WOTE's version of Payphone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOUwxaAmoAk) instead of Trouble.  Way better.  They get points for rewriting the terrible rap bridge, too.

Is it just me, or is "take terrible songs and make them awesome" WOTE's, like, thing?
Oh man, this is fantastic. And we're talking about Maroon 5 here.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: nellsen on 08 Sep 2016, 02:07
If you haven't seen this series of covers, I urge you to check it out, this crazy Dutch guy is amazing! All completely live looped, full of whacky miscellaneous instruments. He also manages to sound a little like Thom Yorke...
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 09 Sep 2016, 13:07

Holy shit....

Edit: Changed dead link. Might die again.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: SubaruStephen on 10 Sep 2016, 08:33
https://youtu.be/2yziVlGK2AE

Her cover of Enter Sandman is also really good.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: MrBlu on 12 Sep 2016, 06:33
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Post by: sitnspin on 12 Sep 2016, 10:09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQPCJ0V0wB4
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: hedgie on 08 Oct 2016, 08:28
Hmm… Does it fully count as a cover if it's done in collaboration with the original artist?

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: A_S00 on 07 Feb 2017, 14:56
I am so excited that this cover exists:

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: osaka on 08 Feb 2017, 17:30
Honestly, I don't know whose idea it was to make an acoustic instrumental version of the main Sonic 06 theme and put it in the game as the bonus screen music, but he's a goddamn genius. I'd argue that had I been unlucky enough to purchase that game at full price, this and the options menu music alone are easily worth the 60 bucks.

https://youtu.be/xrxBysS2mJE

(In case you're wondering, the title of the song is This World, and I'm not entirely sure if it's by Zebrahead, Crush40 or Zebrahead ft. Jun Senoue)
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Bollthorn on 11 Feb 2017, 07:07
This one's been a favorite of mine and my friends for a while now ^_^

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Bollthorn on 11 Feb 2017, 07:09
CANNOT forget this one! :D

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: hedgie on 05 Nov 2017, 06:42
I stumbled upon this one listening to an old John Peel Festive 50 (the yearly event that he rather loathed), and now have it stuck in my head:

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Welu on 05 Nov 2017, 11:09

I have so much fun listening to this one.
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Akima on 27 May 2018, 02:01
Stumbled over this today:
Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Theta9 on 13 Jun 2018, 16:04
Covers that surpass the originals:

Yes - "America" (Simon & Garfunkel)

Iron Maiden - "Cross-Eyed Mary" (Jethro Tull)

Johnny Cash - "Rusty Cage" (Soundgarden)

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - "Blinded by the Light" (Bruce Springsteen)

Any Bob Dylan song performed by anybody who isn't Bob Dylan.

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: hakko504 on 14 Jun 2018, 02:06
Covers that surpass the originals:
Any Bob Dylan song performed by anybody who isn't Bob Dylan.
+1 on this.

And I'll add a few of my favourites as well:
Doro "Breaking the Law"
Judas Priest "Green Manalishi (with the two pronged Crown)" & "Diamonds and Rust"

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Theta9 on 29 Jun 2018, 22:45
Covers that surpass the originals:
How could I forget this? Deerhoof's awesome cover of "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
They played it live when I saw them in Portland a couple years back (the video here is not from that show.)

Title: Re: Favorite covers thread
Post by: Akima on 08 Feb 2019, 04:04
I like this cover way more than the Perfume original.