Cover Versions- The awesome, the horrendous & everything in between

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  1. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    Plus, in a different style, I'm not usually a fan of female vocalists but I love both these Kinks covers:

    Kirsty MacColl's version of Days

    [ame=""]Kirsty MacColl - Days - YouTube[/ame]

    Kate Rusby's version of The Village Green Preservation Society

    [ame=""]Kate Rusby ~ The Village Green Preservation Society - YouTube[/ame]
  2. Guitar Nado

    Guitar Nado Valued Member

    Ok, you are right the $5.98 EP IS Garage Days Revisited, I guess there was no actual release called Garage Days. The Kill 'Em All I had back in the day had Am I Evil and Blitzkrieg on it - and it was a while before I knew they were covers.

    Later I did pick up some Diamond Head stuff - and yep, I agree they had to have been a huge influence on Metallica, they are just not as heavy. I guess Metallica got a lot of that from Motorhead and Black Sabbath.

    I really like that Disturbed Cover as well! I had forgot about that one.

    On an unrelated note one one the best covers ever:

    [ame=""]Talking Heads - Take Me To The River (HQ) - YouTube[/ame]

    I have read the keyboard player had never even heard the original when they recorded this cover.

    Also, great cover - but this you tube of it cracks me up!:

    [ame=""]Van Halen - You really got me 1980 - YouTube[/ame]
  3. bassai

    bassai onwards and upwards ! Moderator Supporter

    I can only find it in german , but ramsteins version or barbie girl is insane !

    [ame=""]RAMMSTEIN + TATU barbie girl - YouTube[/ame]
  4. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I am honestly not sure. I gave up on Metallica when I heard And Justice... . And by the time that came out, I was well on my way to hardcore punk bands..

    According to wiki, Garage Days Revisited was the name given to the B-side of the Creeping Death release. From Wiki, but I checked it against other sites (that probably got their info from the same source :) ):

    The single was released through Music for Nations in the UK and France. The b-sides were the cover songs "Am I Evil?" (originally by Diamond Head) and "Blitzkrieg" (originally by Blitzkrieg). Together these covers were known as Garage Days Revisited, which set the stage for Metallica's next cover album, The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited EP.

    Funny. When I was a kid, there was a story that Garage Days Revisited was a very rare single or demo (tape trading!!!) and that's why the $5.98 EP was called Garage Days Re-revisited....Things are much easier to find out these days with the magic of the internet :)
  5. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    Got my grandmother to listen to Apocalyptica's Metallica covers.

    Grandma: Which composer is this?
    Me: Metallica
    Grandma: Is he new?
    Me: It's that music you called "devil noise"

    [ame=""]One - Apocalyptica - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=""]Apocalyptica - Fade to Black - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=""]Master of Puppets - Apocalyptica - YouTube[/ame]
  6. bodyshot

    bodyshot Brown Belt Zanshin Karate

    Your a Scholar and a gentleman sir.
  7. qazaqwe

    qazaqwe Valued Member

    [ame=""]THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS /// 4. Dark End Of The Street - (The Gilded Palace Of Sin) - (1969) - YouTube[/ame]

    One of the most beautiful examples of country rock, using a soul track as a base.
  8. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I've been called a lot of things over the years, often followed by a slap across the face by a vexed female, but never a scholar or a gentlemen. I don't know what I wrote to deserve such kind words, but it is appreciated all the same. *bows deeply*
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2015
  9. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    The original's fairly "niche" in itself, but Sabaton's cover of "Twilight of the Thunder God" is ace

    [ame=""]Sabaton - Twilight of the thunder god (cover) - YouTube[/ame]
  10. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    You sir. You have taste :).

    So does SWC Sifu Ben. Apocalyptica's covers of Metallica songs are beautiful.


    Honestly...I like both of these for different reasons. It's hard to explain. The Gregorian one feels a little gimmicky but kinda fun. And Metallica's well...just Metallica:

    [ame=""]Gregorian-The Unforgiven † Lyrics - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Metallica - The Unforgiven II [Official Music Video] - YouTube[/ame]
  11. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    Also, guilty pleasure moment.

    Cradle of Filth covering Iron Maiden's Hallowed Be Thy Name.

    I liked Dani's vocals when he did this. I really did.

    [ame=""]Cradle Of Filth Hallowed Be Thy Name Lyrics - YouTube[/ame]

    Cradle of Filth covering Mr Crowley that was an abomination that needs to be killed with fire and salt.
  12. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    For some reason Alvin and the Chipmunks came to my mind when I was listening to that. :p
  13. wcrane

    wcrane Valued Member

    How about Deep Purple covering Kentucky Woman, originally a Neil Diamond song. Rock and Roll can make for strange Bedfellows.
  14. frownland

    frownland 【ツ】

    Metallica are fertile ground for covers:
    I love the melancholy feel and the harmony vocals.
  15. frownland

    frownland 【ツ】

    How many (nominally) punk bands would have the temerity to take this on?


    Answer: Nomeansno

  16. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    It's such a huge subject that I don't know where to begin. I must have heard a bazillion cover versions which I liked, but very few that I actually preferred to the originals - mainly because they weren't original.

    But this one did spring to mind very quickly:

    [ame=""]Stairway to Heaven - Frank Zappa - YouTube[/ame]

    I especially love the horn section playing what was Jimmy Page's guitar solo near the end.
  17. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    Most covers never quite capture the magic of the original.

    Some actually do a better job than the original artist. not one of them.

    [ame=""]DJ Sammy feat. Yanou & Do - Heaven (Official Video) - YouTube[/ame]

    I remember when this first came out and a group of people in my class were ranting about how amazing a song it is. I pointed out I preferred the original by Bryan Adams to be met with a chorus of "who?!".

  18. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    I love this version, which I heard before the original. When I did, it seemed very flat by comparison.

    [ame=""]Siouxsie And The Banshees - Gun - YouTube[/ame]
  19. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Easily my favourite cover of all time and one of those rare instances where I think the cover is better than the original.

    [ame=""]In the End (Linkin Park Cover) - Us The Duo - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2015
  20. Sylverstorm

    Sylverstorm Valued Member

    This is Ome Henk and in Dutch, not Rammstein. It's a 'parody' and lyrics are different from the original.

    The first video also doesn't have any Rammstein, but does contain a TATU cover :p. Video is NSFW and might make your ears bleed.

    Second one is just a cover I like.

    [ame=""]The Berzerker - All The Things She Said (TATU Cover) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Heavenly - When The Rain Begins To Fall (COVER "Pia Zadora & Jermaine Jackson")[/ame]

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