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

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  1. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Someone mentioned Tainted Love earlier. I still prefer the original:

    [ame=""]GLORIA JONES- "TAINTED LOVE" (1964) - YouTube[/ame]

    One of the few Sabbath covers I like:

    [ame=""]Kyuss - Into The Void [Black Sabbath Cover] [HQ] - YouTube[/ame]

    Another one not mentioned yet, which I absolutely love (his breath technique isn't the best, but his timing is spot-on - also, never seen this video before, but that looks suspiciously like George Melly in the big hat):

    [ame=""]The Stranglers - Walk On By (Original Video - Updated Audio) - YouTube[/ame]

    Here's a rare example of a band covering a band covering a band, and managing to be better than both combined! [WARNING: if you listen very hard you might hear a rude word]

    [ame=""]Beatallica - Blackened The USSR - YouTube[/ame]
  2. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I just listened to that Stranglers cover for about the 10th time in a row.

    I'd forgotten how incredible it is...
  3. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Lol, you'll no doubt laugh at this but I canna help but notice that your choices of music almost always have a heavily-fuzzed, pronounced bass that is played, however, in the more sporadic, complex style of the standup bass-men of the old jazz era.

    In other words you're a latent jazzophile - though there is nothing in your selections that would indicate that.

    She acts as if she is in play, though she is, anyway.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2015
  4. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I wouldn't laugh at all!

    I am far from a latent jazzophile, I'm a loud n' proud jazzophiliac!

    Interested observation about the walking bass though, well spotted (heard)! :)
  5. Rhythmkiller

    Rhythmkiller Animo Non Astutia

    White stripes version of Jolene is excellent.


  6. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    ...and this cover of Jolene is pretty funny :)

    [ame=""]The Sisters Of Mercy - Jolene [digital quality] Kid Jensen Session 10th March 1983 - YouTube[/ame]
  7. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

    Outcast cover by The Blanks(Ted's band from Scrubs)

  8. Ular Sawa

    Ular Sawa Valued Member

    Oh Well

    [ame=""]''OH WELL'' - MYSTERY TRAIN wsg Pat Smillie, feat Jim McCarty, march 2015 - YouTube[/ame]

    Guitar legend Jim McCarty and his band cover the Fleetwood Mac classic "Oh Well" with vocalist Pat Smillie. A lot of bands cover this one but I never get tired of seeing these guys do it.
  9. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    By the Susanna Hoffs Band...I mean The Bangles.

    [ame=""]The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter - YouTube[/ame]

    Some dopey folk band.

    [ame=""]Simon & Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade Of Winter - YouTube[/ame]

    These music threads are just no fun without Belltoller :cry:
  10. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Talking of Simon and Garfunkel...this has been doing the rounds lately and I think it's fantastic. A great cover because it adds to the original and stands along side it its own right.

  11. csoby

    csoby Valued Member

    I have really been getting into the Civil Wars lately...

    Love their cover of this:

    [ame=""]The Civil Wars | Disarm[/ame]

    [ame=""]The Smashing Pumpkins | Disarm[/ame]

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