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Grey Pilgrim : 10/10/2019 10:29 am
Mike Masse - Africa (acoustic Toto cover)

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RE: RE: All Along the Watchtower  
santacruzom : 10/10/2019 1:19 pm : link
In comment 14621210 gmenatlarge said:
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by both Jimi and U2.

There's not a single Dylan song that someone else didn't perform better than him.
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can't agree on that, forever young is his alone.


Yeah, there are ton of Dylan songs that would simply not be the same without his unique delivery. I can't imagine someone turning in a version of Simple Twist of Fate or Visions of Johanna that I'd prefer to his.
All Along the Watchtower  
Dennis From Scotia : 10/10/2019 1:29 pm : link
Just another cover, of a Great song (there are quite a few), but it's my favorite. The group's name is Playing For Change | Song Around The World . There are many international artists. Interesting project and story .
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RE: RE: Green Manalishi - Judas Priest, the live version.  
smshmth8690 : 10/10/2019 1:30 pm : link
In comment 14621020 rebel yell said:
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They did a killer "Diamonds and Rust" on "Unleashed in the East," as well. Love Rob Halford. The guy had some amazing pipes!


My favorite live album. Pretty much the album that got me into Metal.
Metallica - Turn the Page  
Nick in LA : 10/10/2019 2:05 pm : link
Aaron Lewis - Comfortably Numb

I can't choose.

Rich Girl................Lake Street Dive  
MOOPS : 10/10/2019 3:26 pm : link
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1 of my favorites!!!  
Phatbrew : 10/10/2019 4:07 pm : link
A band at their height of live raw power!!!

https://youtu.be/SLhoLkTyNkM

Ohhh and only if Ronnie sang the whole thing!!! Such a soulful intro!!! Blows Paulís away!!!


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One more...  
Phatbrew : 10/10/2019 4:11 pm : link
Perhaps the best guitar sound ever out of an amp!!!

Bluesbreakers
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RE: One more...  
santacruzom : 10/10/2019 5:24 pm : link
In comment 14621497 Phatbrew said:
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Perhaps the best guitar sound ever out of an amp!!!

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Nay, this is (and it's a cover)
SRV - Little Wing - ( New Window )
although  
santacruzom : 10/10/2019 5:26 pm : link
the sound quality on that particular Youtube version is shitty
Grey Pilgrim -  
Diver_Down : 10/10/2019 5:30 pm : link
Didn't you start a thread on the same topic like 5 months ago? I'm positive that I commented on a similar thread this past off-season. I tried to remember to keep commenting on the thread to keep it active so it wasn't deleted due to inactivity.
RE: also, as far as I know  
pganut : 10/10/2019 5:40 pm : link
In comment 14621204 santacruzom said:
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we're the only non-jam band to have ever recorded a cover that's more than twice as long as the original! Iceberg by Trashcan Sinatras - ( New Window )

Really well done; I like how you slowed it down. TCS is probably my favorite band and have been an avid listener since the Cake album. I never knew any other BBIers even know who they are. In fact, seeing them again in Northern VA on 11/1. Got to sit down with the boys in Baltimore last year and spend some time chatting.

As far as great covers, I'll go with:

Trashcan Sinatras - To Sir With Love https://youtu.be/OlkQKCAxtYI
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The Sundays - Wild Horses https://youtu.be/BiyCkSOF1pc
Michael Jackson ó Come Together  
The Giants Gal : 10/10/2019 5:56 pm : link
I know many will disagree, but I love the way he took this classic and made it his own, in his own style and with a classic 80s flair!
RE: RE: One more...  
Phatbrew : 10/10/2019 5:58 pm : link
In comment 14621593 santacruzom said:
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Sorry Santa...

But this is the better cover!!! What a great wedding song tooo!!!

And as always I love my Betties covering the Velvets n Sebadoh!!!
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Perhaps the best guitar sound ever out of an amp!!!

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Nay, this is (and it's a cover) SRV - Little Wing - ( New Window )

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Heart - stairway to heaven  
eli4life : 10/10/2019 5:59 pm : link
At the Kennedy honors of Led Zeppelin with Jason bonham on drums
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sacrilege -- better than the Beatles original  
Jay in Toronto : 10/10/2019 6:00 pm : link
IMO

Judy Collins "In My Life"
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RE: RE: One more...  
Phatbrew : 10/10/2019 6:02 pm : link
In comment 14621593 santacruzom said:
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Healthy sick
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Perhaps the best guitar sound ever out of an amp!!!

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Nay, this is (and it's a cover) SRV - Little Wing - ( New Window )

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RE: RE: Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane  
Phatbrew : 10/10/2019 6:03 pm : link
In comment 14621205 gmenatlarge said:
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Saw the in Albany at Qe2 on the 1989 tour n sweet Jane was a show stopper!!!

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+1 excellent!
RE: RE: One more...  
Phatbrew : 10/10/2019 6:06 pm : link
In comment 14621593 santacruzom said:
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The bluesbreakers is a cover of Freddy king!!!
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Perhaps the best guitar sound ever out of an amp!!!

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Nay, this is (and it's a cover) SRV - Little Wing - ( New Window )
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Named Later : 10/10/2019 6:17 pm : link
Dangermuffin covers Scarlet Begonias.

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Wicked games...  
Phatbrew : 10/10/2019 6:21 pm : link
Giant drag!!! Very sublime!!!
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Wicked games...  
Phatbrew : 10/10/2019 6:21 pm : link
Giant drag!!! Very sublime!!!
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Aerosmith's cover of The Beatles  
CRinCA : 10/10/2019 7:33 pm : link
Come Together is up there.
RE: RE: RE: One more...  
santacruzom : 10/10/2019 8:15 pm : link
In comment 14621640 Phatbrew said:
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In comment 14621497 Phatbrew said:

The bluesbreakers is a cover of Freddy king!!!
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Perhaps the best guitar sound ever out of an amp!!!

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Nay, this is (and it's a cover) SRV - Little Wing - ( New Window )



Oh I know... I was just pointing out that my mention not only features the best guitar tone of all time, but ALSO was a cover and qualifies for this thread!
(And I didn't mean  
santacruzom : 10/10/2019 8:16 pm : link
To imply that yours didn't)
RE: One more  
santacruzom : 10/10/2019 8:18 pm : link
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Chris Cornell - Nothing Compares 2 U


I wasn't expecting to like that -- Cornell is generally too "belt to the rafters" for my tastes. But damn.
Always forget how good this  
pjcas18 : 10/11/2019 8:41 am : link
cover is until I hear it.

Shinedown covering Skynyrd Simple Man
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dammit  
santacruzom : 10/11/2019 2:11 pm : link
someone posted Simple Man by that shitty nu metal band.
Emmylou Harris "May This Be Love"...  
x meadowlander : 10/11/2019 2:34 pm : link
...a cover of a throwaway Jimi Hendrix cut that is one of my favorite cuts ever, period.

The entire album she recorded it on, "Wrecking Ball" is an absolute masterpiece - back in the mid 90's when it came out, I heard cuts of it on NPR - I wasn't a country or Emmylou fan, but this album blew me away. Absolutely stunning, swirling, gorgeous guitars soaked in delay's, Emmylou took on a vocal style that was almost whispered, adding to the vibe of the record. Covers of Neil Young, Dylan, Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle on this record - each completely reinvented - one of my favorite albums.

But this cut - this is gorgeous:


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I like quite a few..  
rnargi : 10/11/2019 2:44 pm : link
Dizzy Miss Lizzy - Larry Williams, Beatles version. That song rocks like murder.

Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry, ELO's version. Love the orchestral/rock blend.

Gloria - Van Morrison, Patti Smith version. My rock and roll queen.

Something in the Air - Thunderclap Newman, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' version. Clean, crisp, Byrds like. Just a brilliant pop song.

Woodstock - Joni Mitchell, CSNY's version. Great song, Joni frankly never should have recorded it.

(I am) Superman - The Clique, REM's version. Another great pop song taken to another level by REM.

Respect - Otis Redding, The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin's version. Maybe the best covered song ever.

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley version...haunting voice that gets me every single time.

Supersition - Stevie Wonder, Beck, Bogert & Appice's version then Stevie Ray Vaughn's version. Both are awesome. Interestingly, BB&A recorded it first, but Stevie wrote it and took it back for himself soon afterwards. Thankfully, as his version is the best. I just like the rocked up versions more.
This!!!  
Scott in Montreal : 10/11/2019 3:06 pm : link
For me this has to be one of the greatest covers of a Led Zeppelin song ever.

I got myself a copy of it and it is always on my playlist.
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bw: Joni frankly never should have recorded it.  
x meadowlander : 10/11/2019 3:25 pm : link
Why not?

I always thought the story of that song was really interesting, very bittersweet. I like her version, and it is a peculiarity - but if you look at the event of Woodstock as the end of that era, which it really was - then the melancholy feel of her version works.

Of course the CSNY version blows it out of the park, a fantastic uplifting pop cut with searing guitar parts and a beautiful reworking of the melody, but I like Joni's version for what it is.
Chili's: Higher Ground  
x meadowlander : 10/11/2019 3:28 pm : link
I love Stevie, but that song was MADE for Flea!
RE: bw: Joni frankly never should have recorded it.  
rnargi : 10/11/2019 3:52 pm : link
In comment 14625070 x meadowlander said:
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Why not?

I always thought the story of that song was really interesting, very bittersweet. I like her version, and it is a peculiarity - but if you look at the event of Woodstock as the end of that era, which it really was - then the melancholy feel of her version works.

Of course the CSNY version blows it out of the park, a fantastic uplifting pop cut with searing guitar parts and a beautiful reworking of the melody, but I like Joni's version for what it is.


Fair points. I stand corrected.
a couple that I like and don't see posted  
Steve in ATL : 10/11/2019 4:05 pm : link
Ricky Lee Jones "Show Biz Kids"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hw4BIYh-2s

The Hooters "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ulK7reP3M
RE: a couple that I like and don't see posted  
Milton : 10/11/2019 4:48 pm : link
In comment 14625123 Steve in ATL said:
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Ricky Lee Jones "Show Biz Kids"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hw4BIYh-2s

The Hooters "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ulK7reP3M
Damn you beat me to the Ricky Lee Jones cover of Showbiz Kids! Been my favorite cover for years.
Lou Reed's cover of....  
Milton : 10/11/2019 5:13 pm : link
This Magic Moment
RE: Emmylou Harris  
santacruzom : 10/11/2019 6:04 pm : link
In comment 14624975 x meadowlander said:
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...a cover of a throwaway Jimi Hendrix cut that is one of my favorite cuts ever, period.

The entire album she recorded it on, "Wrecking Ball" is an absolute masterpiece - back in the mid 90's when it came out, I heard cuts of it on NPR - I wasn't a country or Emmylou fan, but this album blew me away.


I had that exact same experience when listening to that album for the first time too. Its production sounds a bit dated now, but I still love May This Be Love along with Where Will I Be, Waltz Across Texas and Goin' Back to Harlan.
RE: dammit  
pjcas18 : 10/11/2019 7:49 pm : link
In comment 14624934 santacruzom said:
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someone posted Simple Man by that shitty nu metal band.


dammit, someone felt the need to be a douche bag on a music thread asking what cover songs people like.


And it wasn't McKee. I guess there are more than one douche bag on music threads.
RE: All Along the Watchtower  
BigBluesman : 10/11/2019 8:59 pm : link
In comment 14620926 Pork Chop said:
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by both Jimi and U2.

There's not a single Dylan song that someone else didn't perform better than him.
Jimi Version - ( New Window )

Couldn't disagree more, he's one of my favorite singers ever. Jimi's cover is the ONLY one that improves on a Dylan original, IMO.
RE: RE: All Along the Watchtower  
rnargi : 10/11/2019 10:07 pm : link
In comment 14625429 BigBluesman said:
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by both Jimi and U2.

There's not a single Dylan song that someone else didn't perform better than him.
Jimi Version - ( New Window )


Couldn't disagree more, he's one of my favorite singers ever. Jimi's cover is the ONLY one that improves on a Dylan original, IMO.


I dunno...The Byrds' version of "Tambourine Man' is arguably better than Mr. Zimmerman's.
RE: RE: RE: All Along the Watchtower  
BigBluesman : 10/11/2019 10:25 pm : link
In comment 14625463 rnargi said:
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by both Jimi and U2.

There's not a single Dylan song that someone else didn't perform better than him.
Jimi Version - ( New Window )


Couldn't disagree more, he's one of my favorite singers ever. Jimi's cover is the ONLY one that improves on a Dylan original, IMO.



I dunno...The Byrds' version of "Tambourine Man' is arguably better than Mr. Zimmerman's.

That's the other one.
Any reggae lovers should check out Easy Star Dub Allstars  
ChaChing : 10/11/2019 10:37 pm : link
when they cover Dark Side, or Radiohead it seems like sacrilege (even as a reggae fan), but it's really fn great production, performance. Paranoid Andriod is just ridiculous (tho it stays relatively true to form) - chick's vox are just nailed, and Radiohead is certainly on my all-time fav list. I haven't met a song they covered I didn't like. They've done a ton more, but these are the most known

Us & Them
Money
Paranoid Android
And of course known these days, the 2 Amy Winehouse Valerie covers  
ChaChing : 10/11/2019 10:44 pm : link
Chick could sing...
Acoustic
Badass Uptempo Mark Ronson ft Amy

And the original most aren't aware of
The Zutons
This song  
BigBluesman : 10/11/2019 10:47 pm : link
has been done to death at this point, but Jeff Buckley's cover has to be one of the most memorable RE: topic.


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Nearly every cover Sublime has done  
ChaChing : 10/11/2019 10:52 pm : link
I mean, I probably like Peter Tosh's Steppin Razor better, but outside of that...5446 Was My Number, Smoke Two Joints (i think was a cover?), Scarlet Begonias, Trenchtown Rock...I'm inexplicably missing quite a few

Also Eddie Vedder / Strokes Mercy Mercy Me (most covers of that song I've heard are decent)
A couple from Eva Cassidy.  
porkman : 10/11/2019 10:58 pm : link
This is what an angel's voice sounds like.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rd8VktT8xY

People Get Ready
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzLd2MDAHK8

RE: RE: dammit  
santacruzom : 10/12/2019 12:08 am : link
In comment 14625383 pjcas18 said:
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someone posted Simple Man by that shitty nu metal band.



dammit, someone felt the need to be a douche bag on a music thread asking what cover songs people like.


And it wasn't McKee. I guess there are more than one douche bag on music threads.


Meeyouch!
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah  
adamg : 10/12/2019 12:15 am : link
/thread
Here's a cover you don't see every day  
Milton : 10/12/2019 12:17 am : link
A couple of Hasidim (the Breslev Brothers) in Jerusalem performing...
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RE: Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah  
Milton : 10/12/2019 12:28 am : link
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Performed just days after Leonard Cohen died, this is my favorite cover of that song...
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