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I pretty much love any cover that puts a new twist on the source material, even if tis not that good in its own right. Here are my top 5 what are yours? [made this list rather quickly, im sure i gotta be forgetting something]

1. Superstar, Sonic Youth (Originally by The Carpenters)
2. Because, Elliott Smith (Originally by The Beatles)
3. Six Pack, The Dirty Projectors (Originally by Black Flag)
4. Nightswimming, You Say Party! We Say Die! (originaly by REM)   http://www.mediafire.com/upload_complete.php?id=wyufnxgtwfj
5. Landslide, Smashing Pumpkins (Originally By Fleetwood Mac)
(6.) The Biggest Lie, Bright Eyes (Originally By Elliott Smith

[this is a personal favorites list and by no means a Best Covers of all time list]
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #1 on: 16 Feb 2008, 20:52 »

1. Radiohead - Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #2 on: 16 Feb 2008, 21:03 »

Radiohead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHe-iwAI9BE

Carly Simon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlxlP9pYq1A

wow thats an amazing cover

also

Paranoid Android- Radiohead (original) www.youtube.com/watch?v=szdWPWnnNls

Paranoid Andriod- Tripod www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xOhTuPTmnI
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #3 on: 16 Feb 2008, 21:24 »

I personally like Cap'n Jazz's rendition of "Take On Me."  I also second the Smashing Pumpkin's version of "Landslide."  Also, I'm really digging that Xiu Xiu cover of "Under Pressure."
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #4 on: 16 Feb 2008, 21:41 »

speaking of Xiu Xiu

Fast Car- Tracy Chapman (Original) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbnpdik78Uo


Fast Car- Xiu Xiu http://www.mediafire.com/?8mjyendg2yb
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #5 on: 16 Feb 2008, 21:54 »

1. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Sarah Blasko (Elton John)

I don't think this song has anything on her cover of Flame Trees.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #6 on: 16 Feb 2008, 21:57 »

I really Really REALLY like to share  :|

I Know There's An Answer- Beach Boys (Original) http://www.mediafire.com/?ef0vzcdy0xt

I Know There's An Answer- Sonic Youth http://www.mediafire.com/?cydl2ebymym

If this thread is still around tomorow night ill upload more good covers

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #7 on: 16 Feb 2008, 22:59 »

Springsteens Thunder Road by Tortoise and Bonnie Prince Billy.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #8 on: 16 Feb 2008, 23:45 »

I am unimpressed that nobody has mentioned me yet.

I'm wasted on you people, really.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #9 on: 16 Feb 2008, 23:53 »


Just discovered that Green Day's cover of John Lennon's _Working Class Hero_ is ten times better than the Lennon original. Bah.

I don't have four more, but I do like the Pet Shop Boys' cover of Willie Nelson's _Always On My Mind_, and *loathe* Quietdrive's version of Cyndi Lauper's _Time After Time_.

Disclaimer: I am old, and have no taste in music.

That is all.


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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #10 on: 17 Feb 2008, 00:16 »

1. tori amos - '97 bonnie and clyde (eminem)*
2. cat power - bathysphere (smog)**
3. tv on the radio - mr. grieves (the pixies)
4. first person shooter - take to the sky (tori amos)***
5. nina...jesus, what the fuck is her name?  she was in veruca salt or rasputina or one of those bands.  you know, with chicks and shi-  oh, nina gordon - straight out of compton (nwa)



*- i do not enjoy this cover so much as it creeps me right the fuck out.
**- sorry, bill callahan, chan's version is better here.  for what it's worth your version of "red apple falls" is still the best.  i wonder if that's why they broke up.
***- as soon as i can find an mp3 of this, i will post it.  it's hilarious.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #11 on: 17 Feb 2008, 00:45 »

Kiss Me Deadly - Reel Big Fish (originally done by Lita Ford)

Tom Sawyer- Deadsy (originally done by RUSH)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #12 on: 17 Feb 2008, 01:09 »

Tom Sawyer- Deadsy (originally done by RUSH)

Deadsy covering a Rush song.

My word!
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #13 on: 17 Feb 2008, 02:16 »

5 favorites:
Famous Blue Raincoat - The Handsome Family (Leonard Cohen)
Wig-Wam Bam - Gavin Friday (Sweet)
Sex (I'm A) - Lovage (Berlin)
Jackie - Scott Walker (Jacques Brel)
Hang on to Your Ego - Frank Black (Beach Boys)

joke responses, but no seriously:
Venus in Furs - The Melvins (Velvet Underground), The World's Greatest - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (R. Kelly), I Would Die 4 U - Of Montreal (Prince and the Revolution), Fantasy - Final Fantasy (Mariah Carey)

2. (Somewhere over the) Rainbow - That1Guy (he covers it instrumentally though, playing the vocal melody on a saw.)
My favorite is the large Hawaiian version.

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #14 on: 17 Feb 2008, 06:45 »

Sugarcoma - Crazy (Britney Spears)
Warren Suicide - Yer Blues (The Beatles)
Minor Threat - (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone (The Monkees)
The Beatles - Twist And Shout (The Isley Brothers, I think?)
Refused - Voodoo People (The Prodigy)

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #15 on: 17 Feb 2008, 16:04 »

Deadsy covering a Rush song.

I'm not ready for this.

None of us are ready for this.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #16 on: 17 Feb 2008, 18:49 »

1. Superstar, Sonic Youth (Originally by The Carpenters)

Yes! That is such a great cover.

1. The Jam - Heat Wave (Martha & the Vandellas)
2. Belle & Sebastian - Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son (written by Serge Gainsbourg and orignally performed by France Gall, I think)
3. Magnetic Fields - The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel)
4. Silkworm - Ooh La La (The Faces)
5. Constantines - Temporary Thing (Lou Reed. I think they only do it live but it's awesome)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #17 on: 17 Feb 2008, 23:32 »

Don't know if I can think of 5, but Siouxsie and the Banshees version of "The Passenger" is up there, as is the Dead Kennedys "Viva Los Vegas."
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #18 on: 18 Feb 2008, 03:14 »

1. (I can't get no) Satisfaction - Björk & PJ Harvey
2. Bad Moon Rising - Rasputina

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« Reply #19 on: 18 Feb 2008, 06:14 »

13th Floor Elevators - (It's all over now) Baby Blue {Bob Dylan}
Marissa Nadler - Famous Blue Raincoat {Leonard Cohen}
Ben Folds - Bitches ain't shit {Dr. Dre}
Curtis Mayfield - We've only just begun {The Carpenters}
Novembre - Cloudbusting {Kate Bush}

That Curtis song reminds me of Happy Gilmore (the scene with Chubs at the piano), so it wins extra happy points!
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #20 on: 18 Feb 2008, 07:59 »

Sisters of Mercy - Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Minor Threat - Stepping Stone (Monkees)
She Wants Revenge - Kidnap the Sandy Claws (Nightmare Before Christmas)
Rebreather - No False Suns (Lungfish)
Venetian Snares - Ongyilkos Vasarnap (originally by a Hungarian composer who's name escapes me, but famously redone by Billie Holiday)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #21 on: 18 Feb 2008, 08:22 »

I still pretty genuinely think Weird Al's cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is probably one of the best things he has ever done and one of the better covers I have ever heard.

Jose Gonzales' cover of the Knife's "Heartbeats" redefined that song for me.

I'm sure there's more I could name, but can't think of.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #22 on: 18 Feb 2008, 09:04 »



3. Magnetic Fields - The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel)


You know, that is the other way around.

Also, i'd never ever felt like a hipster until Juno came out! I mean, it's not like that cover was uber obscure or anything, but now every darned kid knows it!
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #23 on: 18 Feb 2008, 09:11 »

Actually what makes me feel like a hipster is that I knew and loved the Moldy Peaches song that's repeated throughout and also ends the film.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #24 on: 18 Feb 2008, 09:14 »

3. Magnetic Fields - The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel)

You know, that is the other way around.

Also, i'd never ever felt like a hipster until Juno came out! I mean, it's not like that cover was uber obscure or anything, but now every darned kid knows it!

Oh, my bad. Is this song in Juno or something?
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #25 on: 18 Feb 2008, 09:16 »

Shiner- Feel Like Making Love (Bad Company)
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane (Lou Reed)
Obadiah Parker - Hey Ya (Outkast)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls (Joy Division)

These were the only ones I could thnk of off the top of my head.  There are certainly better ones.
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« Reply #26 on: 18 Feb 2008, 09:19 »

Oh, I knew I forgot one. I know it's cliched but...

Ben Folds Five - Bitches Ain't Shit (Dr. Dre)

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #27 on: 18 Feb 2008, 09:29 »

To clarify, The Book of Love is a song by The Magnetic Fields, which Peter Gabriel covered in a much inferior fashion. Superstar, originally by Delaney and Bonnie was later covered by The Carpenters who were later covered by Sonic Youth and their version appears in Juno in quite a prominent fashion.


ON topic: Take Ecstasy With Me also by The Magnetic Fields was later covered by !!! in a superior fashion.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #28 on: 18 Feb 2008, 13:36 »

I think Ben Fold's version of "Bitches Ain't Shit" should be on everyone's list but here is mine.

Galaxie 500 - Ceremony (originally by New Order)
Tim Kinsella - A Picture Postcard (originally by the Promise Ring)
Seaweed - Go Your Own Way (originally by Fleetwood Mac)
Braid - This Charming Man (originally by the Smiths)
Hüsker Dü - Eight miles High (originally by the Byrds)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #29 on: 18 Feb 2008, 14:00 »

Kyuss - Into the Void (Black Sabbath)
Colour Haze - Freedom (Buffalo)
13th Floor Elevators - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan)
Mark Lanegan - Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
Queens of the Stone Age - Never Say Never (Romeo Void)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #30 on: 18 Feb 2008, 14:30 »

JohnnyC- Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)

Please refer to the "Lets See Who Can Do the Shittiest Cover" thread.
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« Reply #31 on: 18 Feb 2008, 15:24 »

Kyuss - Into the Void (Black Sabbath)

Awesome.

Queens of the Stone Age - Never Say Never (Romeo Void)

So fucking awesome.
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« Reply #32 on: 18 Feb 2008, 15:46 »

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (Cohen)
Take On Me - Cap'n Jazz (a-Ha)
Bitches Ain't Shit - Ben Folds (Dre)
Under Pressure - Xiu Xiu (Queen and Bowie)
Mr. Grieves - TV On The Radio (The Pixies)
Ooh La La - Silkworm (The Faces)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen (Elvis)
Little Honda - Yo La Tengo (The Beach Boys)
Androgynous - Crash Test Dummies (The Replacements) [Just kidding!]
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #33 on: 18 Feb 2008, 15:51 »

Scribbles, Crazy Little Thing was definitely originally Queen.

Also, I came into this thread expecting to say something like NO ONE HAS EVER COVERED ANYTHING WELL SHUT UP, but I've been reminded that I enjoy !!!'s cover of Take Ecstasy, Xiu Xiu's cover of Under Pressure, and Ben Fold's cover of Bitches Ain't Shit.
Also, anything Johnny C has ever done.
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« Reply #34 on: 18 Feb 2008, 16:02 »

Man, GenericName I am so sorry. The truth is I have been crazy all of these years for that song, relying on the opinion of a third grade friend that the song in question was actually an Elvis cover. Wow, I feel quite silly.
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« Reply #35 on: 18 Feb 2008, 17:16 »

Tom Waits did a pretty awesome version of "Somewhere" from West Side Story.
I am also fond of:
"Down in the Park" - Marilyn Manson [Gary Numan]
"Love Will Tear Us Apart (red)" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart (black)" - Swans [Joy Division]
"Wild Is the Wind" - David Bowie [Originally performed by Johnny Mathis, but Bowie basically covered Nina Simone's version]
"The Model" - Big Black [Kraftwerk]

...I think Boris should cover their namesake at some point, just for the hell of it.

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« Reply #36 on: 18 Feb 2008, 17:42 »

Right now, it's definitely:

(6. Radiohead - The Headmaster Ritual)
5. Spiritualized - True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston)
4. Jeff Buckley - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (The Smiths)
3. The Dresden Dolls - War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
2. Cake - Strangers In The Night (Frank Sinatra)
1. Jenny Lewis ft./ Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst, M. Ward - Handle With Care (The Traveling Wilburys)
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« Reply #37 on: 19 Feb 2008, 10:14 »

Man, GenericName I am so sorry. The truth is I have been crazy all of these years for that song, relying on the opinion of a third grade friend that the song in question was actually an Elvis cover. Wow, I feel quite silly.

...this is either unnecessarily sarcastic, or a tad whingeing. I'm leaning towards the former. Although if it is, your comment on the fact that it's distinctly Elvis-y seems moot when they did that deliberately.

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #38 on: 19 Feb 2008, 16:11 »

Galaxie 500 - Ceremony (originally by New Order)

This is the only one I was going to mention.  I love it.
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« Reply #39 on: 19 Feb 2008, 16:39 »

Love Will Tear Us Apart - The Swans (Originally Joy Division) I can't actually remember which version is the one I like, damnit
Severance - Bauhaus (originally Dead can Dance)
Station to Station - The Merry Thoughts (originally Bowie)
Diddy Wah Diddy - Lydia Lunch (I've actually no idea who originally did this one)
Third Uncle - Bauhaus (originally Brian Eno)
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« Reply #40 on: 19 Feb 2008, 17:16 »

"Diddy Wah Diddy" was Bo Diddley.
Also done awesomely by Captain Beefheart.

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« Reply #41 on: 19 Feb 2008, 20:05 »

"All Along the Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)
"Ain't Talkin' bout Love" - Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Van Halen)
"Ring of Fire" - Social Distortion (Johnny Cash)
"Last Carress/Green Hell" - Metallica (Misfits)
"Army of Me" - Helmet (Bjork)

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« Reply #42 on: 19 Feb 2008, 20:45 »

There are far too many great covers to narrow this down! Here are the first that spring to mind.

The Breeders-Happiness Is A Warm Gun (the Beatles)
Red House Painters-Shock Me (kiss)
The Pixies-I've Been Waiting For You (Neil)
US Maple-Lay Lady Lay (Dylan)
Bedhead-Disorder (Joy Division)
Enon-White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
Archers of Loaf-Funnelhead (Tree People)
Silkworm-Ooh La La (The Faces)
Nirvana-Man Who Sold The World(bowie)
Dinosaur Jr-Just Like Heaven (cure)
John Cale-Hallelujah
Jawbox-Cornflake Girl (Tori Amos)
Codeine-Atmosphere
Greg Dulli-If Only I Had A Heart (Wizard of Oz Soundtrack)
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« Reply #43 on: 19 Feb 2008, 20:52 »

2. Deerhoof - Lose My Breath (My Bloody Valentine)
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« Reply #44 on: 19 Feb 2008, 21:13 »

Squawk, could you show me this cover? Please?!
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« Reply #45 on: 19 Feb 2008, 22:09 »

It was on their Free Untitled EP, I'll upload it tomorrow! It also has excellent covers of Bungalow Bill and There's a Kind of Hush.
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« Reply #46 on: 19 Feb 2008, 22:19 »

Mm. I can only think of two covers I like at the moment

Charlie- Sophie Koh (Split Enz)
You Just Like Me 'Cause Im Good In Bed- Missy Higgins (Skyhooks)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #47 on: 19 Feb 2008, 23:19 »

"Diddy Wah Diddy" was Bo Diddley.
Also done awesomely by Captain Beefheart.


Ahh thanks, I've been wondering about that for a while.

I've heard the Captain Beefheart one, that's also incredibly awesome.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #48 on: 19 Feb 2008, 23:38 »

This might sound lame, but Smash Mouth's cover of Why Can't We Be Friends (War) is one of my favorite covers of all time.  Frijid Pink's psychedelic version of House of the Rising Sun is a really cool take on a folk classic.  Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer's cover of Riding Dirty is awesome, though I've yet to track down a live recording, you can find videos of them doing it live on Youtube.  The Toasters version of Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers) has a really cool vibe to it, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' cover of Detroit Rock City (Kiss) I like about a thousand times more than the original.  Other honorable mentions are Blue Cheer doing Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran), Metallica's cover of Turn the Page (Bob Seger) and pretty much anything by Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Covers (with free prize inside!)
« Reply #49 on: 20 Feb 2008, 09:46 »

Bring the Pain- Mindless Self Indulgence (Method Man)
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