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

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  1. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    They're both pretty awful compared to the Dubliners' version :eek:

    [ame=""]The Dubliners - Whiskey in the jar (HQ) - YouTube[/ame]

    Edit: but if we're on to rock covers of Irish folk songs...

    [ame=""]Finnegans Wake - Dropkick Murphys - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
  2. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    The original stairway to heaven was called "Taurus" and was by the band "Spirit". :)
  3. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    And talking of Zeppelin covers this is damn good. I don't think you can ever really match Bonzo's drums on the original (maybe of you play at the bottom of a stairwell like he did?) but damn these ladies pretty much nail it.

  4. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    You do know that Led Zeppelin's version was actually a cover, don't you?

    You're forgiven if you don't, because it was one of a number which they didn't bother crediting to the original author. :rolleyes:
  5. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Yeah I kind of knew...although I thought it was in the realms of Led Zeppelin where it was taken from somewhere else and then had lots of other thing added and brought together.
    Isn't it an old blues number or something?
    I gotta say...I like the original but I think the Led Zeppelin version is one of the best things humans have ever recorded. I could listen to the drum intro in repeat for the rest of my life I think.
  6. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    It's time to raise the bar a bit.

    [ame=""]Nick Lucas - Tip Toe Thru The Tulips (1944) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Through The Tulips - YouTube[/ame]

    I much prefer the cover version, although perhaps that's simply a case of modern taste.
  7. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    It was originally by Moaning Minnie.

    I must say that their version is one of my favourite Zep songs. The drums send shivers down my spine. I can take or leave a lot of their stuff, but I can't leave that one.
  8. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Noooo...Metallica made it cool amongst spotty teenagers. :p ;)
  9. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Not a massive fan of the Pistols, although Lydon is great and I am glad to see he has had a bit of a comeback recently, but I do like this.

    [ame=""]Sex Pistols - Substitute ( Audio Only) 1976 - YouTube[/ame]
  10. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Metallica do a damn good "Stone cold crazy".
    Strictly speaking I think I'd call "Walk this way" by RUN DMC a cover and I think that bests the original.
  11. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    HERETIC!! :p
  12. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I remembered one of my favourite singles from the late 70s/ early 80s So Cal punk scene is a cover. I heard this years ago and always loved the garage rock feel and slightly surf drummers. It wasn't until YouTube was invented that I found it was a cover originally done by garage band The Seeds.

    One of my most prized possessions record-wise.

    [ame=""]The Klan - Pushin' Too Hard - YouTube[/ame]

    The original by the Seeds.

    [ame=""]THE SEEDS -PUSHIN'TOO HARD - YouTube[/ame]

    I think this was originally done by the Flamin' Groovies.

    [ame=""]Nashville Pussy - Heading for the Texas Border - YouTube[/ame]

    And I think everyone knows who these are originally by....or they should at least.

    [ame=""]Nashville Pussy - Kicked In The Teeth / Nice Boys - YouTube[/ame]
  13. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Close enough to a "cover" for me just because today is Friday -- I seriously love this song. I play it on a great many Fridays because it's just so ... so awesome. :love:

    [ame=""]I've Got a Feeling (The Shabbat Song) - YouTube[/ame]

    And the original:

    [ame=""]The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling (Full Audio) - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
  14. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Uh...that's Memphis Minnie, Johnno ... lol, what's on yer mind, good fellow? ha.

    The lyrics are the same - everything else and I do mean everything is completely different.

    Its a different song. The arrangement, keys, time sig, way the instruments were played are totally different - its a different song.

    Why they used the lyrics, I've no clue. They did that alot. Completely different songs with lyrics harkening back to old bluesmen of the 20's and 30's.

    My guess is Bobby Plant presented lyrics to arrangements that Page and Jones came up with - the rest of the lads were clueless. They didn't have instantaneous checks the way they do now.

    That'd be the only answer that'd make sense.
  15. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    "NO Fun" was another cover they did better'n the original.

    This is so raw, lol. I like this'n solely for the look on Jones' face when someone tries to take the Mickey outta him.

  16. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I follow Steve Jones on of the coolest guitarists around, a little more mature mind, but still full of swagger and attitude. I think he boxes actually.

    More great Pistols covers.

    [ame=""]Sex Pistols - Don't Give Me No Lip Child - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]DAVE BERRY - DON'T GIMME NO LIP CHILD - YouTube[/ame]

    I have just come to the conclusion that I actually do like the Pistols as long as I never mind the bollocks surrounding them...I am just too ashamed to admit it. :)
    Getting Vicious on bass was probably the biggest mistake in music history.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2015
  17. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Ja, Jone's has been a long favourite of mine as well. Vastly underrated guitarist - I think the Pistols have hung round the neck of his career to the point where its done him more harm than good.

    I don't know why Lydon brought Sid into the band - he knew Ja Wobble about the same time - didn't fit the punk "image", I suppose.

    Everything is clear in hindsight.

    This is from the Atlanta gig. It was their first stop on their only U.S. "tour". Ironically, I happened to be in ------ at the time ( for the last time ) and just barely missed them. I doubt if I would've gone to the show, anyroad. The Pistols had almost exclusively nothing but bad press in the States and me being 13 I believed what I'd heard - that their music was rubbish and I was still into bands like Nazareth, Thin Lizzy and the like.

    If you listen closely, around the end of the the clip, you can hear Sid taking the **** out of the Southern audience "hi, y'all! hi, Y'ALL" lol.

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2015
  18. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter


    [ame=""]Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell - YouTube[/ame]

    Okay cover.

    [ame=""]Amy Grant - Big Yellow Taxi - YouTube[/ame]

    Not okay cover.

    [ame=""]Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi ft. Vanessa Carlton - YouTube[/ame]
  19. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter





    Guess belltoller's favourite - go on; have a go :)

    Someday...someday...when I get really big...I'm gonna have 3 stacks of Marshalls. Just you wait.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
  20. qazaqwe

    qazaqwe Valued Member

    [ame=""]Aaron Neville - Louisiana 1927 (HQ) - YouTube[/ame]
    Randy Newman is a great lyricist, he just sings like he is an anemic with a head wound.

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