Ultimate Covers

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by Sangreal, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. There have been a couple (not literally) of covers recently that have made me think 'mmmm...fuckin' ace!' I've posted three of them below but, in so doing, know that there are other great covers out there that haven't had mass exposure to the great unwashed (ie us).

    Therefore let this be the repositry for the best covers out there. To begin with, may I present:

    Biffy Clyro covering Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing In the Name Of'

    A Smelly Tramp covering Radiohead's 'Creep'

    Gnarls Barkley covering Radiohead's 'Reckoner'
  2. Two David Bowie covers that are, IMHO, better than the original:-

    Bruce Dickinson - All the Young Dudes
    Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust

    Some other great covers:-

    Guns 'n' Roses - Live and Let Die, Knockin' on Heaven's Door
    X - Wild Thing

    Utter tragedies:-

    Rolf Harris - Stairway to Heaven
    London Symphony Orchestra - Stairway to Heaven
    Dolly Parton - Stairway to Heaven
    Cheryl Cole - Everybody Hurts
    Some sh1te band I heard in a hotel in Bangkok - November Rain
  3. 'Stairway to Heaven' the Reggae version by Steel Pulse.

    Truly memorable in that when they played it at Reading Rock in 1984 they were canned off after the first 4 bars.
  4. Land of Confusion - Disturbed
    Teenage Kicks - Public Enemy
  5. Whiskey in a jar by Metalica

  6. A M, Live and let die , Guns 'n' Roses... Your having a laugh ...
    Very few covers can ever match originals let alone be better. However if i was to choose a cover then Metallica nearly done good with So What and that's about it really.

    Oh and nearly forgot , i have a soft spot for R.A.M.O.N.E.S by the Ramones...
  7. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    Soundgarden do a great cover of 'into the void' by Sabbath.

    The Sundays do a cover of 'Wild Horses' that will reduce grown men to tears.

    The Clash, 'I fought the law'

    Roxy Music, 'jealous guy'

    The Fall, 'Victoria'

    Jimi Hendrix Experience - 'all along the watchtower'

    Johnny Cash, 'hurt'

    Lush, 'chirpy chirpy cheep cheep'

    Saint Etienne, 'only love can break your heart'
  8. Johnny Cash "Hurt" and "Personal jesus".
    Slip Kid by Anvil and Franky Perez originally by the Who (which is Bloody good too)[video=youtube;QFA59LsuWPM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFA59LsuWPM[/video]
  9. ffwd 1:18 if you cant be arsed [video=youtube;pLgJ7pk0X-s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s&feature=related[/video]
  10. Warrell Dane - Lucretia (My Reflection) Sisters of Mercy original
    Nevermore - Temptation (The Tea Party)
    Nevermore - The Sound of Silence

    Yes, I like Nevermore, a lot.
  11. Iggy Pop's The Passenger released from mediocrity by Siouxie and the Banshees.
  12. Kate Bush: Rocket Man(Elton John)