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COVER SONGS

Postby rickmcslick » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:07 pm

Love them or hate them, cover songs are all around us. Some are terrific homages to the original, some take it in directions the author of the song never thought possible, and some take a great, good, or even just OK song and slather it in awful. I'm calling on you fellow Commenters to share your favorite AND most hated cover songs!
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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby Typical Michael » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:14 pm

I like Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, covers are pretty much all they do. But "...Love Their Country" is probably the cd I listen to the most.



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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby OhJohnNo » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:51 pm

Best:



Worst:

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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby rickmcslick » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:11 pm

This is pretty rad...

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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby Typical Michael » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:15 pm

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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby rickmcslick » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:18 pm

This is a really good one too.

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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby Ganymede314 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:23 pm

Ok here is my favourite cover song in the whole world, it's a cover of Led Zeppelin's song "No Quarter" by Tool, and I just love it!
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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby Ganymede314 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:46 pm

Also, OhJohnNo, that video of Take That doing Teen Spirit just rendered my ears and soul forever useless.
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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby OhJohnNo » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:47 pm

Happy to have been of help!
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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby Matthew Notch » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:35 am

Any other Radiohead fans? I went searching one day for "Radiohead bluegrass" to find a sample of a song done on bluegrass, but instead of a shitty tribute record I got this:



I swear to you, I never felt so torn apart. I love the original (it's my favorite closing track of any record ever), but the second fiddle solo just stirs me. Home run.

Here's one more incredible cover:



For the record, I don't love the original of this song.
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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby noyork! » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:56 pm

Some covers I've enjoyed in recent times:

M. Ward's cover of To Go Home by Daniel Johnston



The Robert Glasper Experiment's cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana



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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby MrNumbers » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:16 pm



Chameleon Circuit, also known as a goddamned Doctor Who cover band, and they are bloody brilliant.
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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby Matthew Notch » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:12 am

Andy McKee, of course.

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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby El Coyote » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:26 pm

A mariachi covering Viva la Vida by Coldplay.

Now here me out guys. Before you walk away awkwardly just listen to it. It's actually pretty good.





There's actually a ton of mariachi cover songs. Wonderwall, Hotel California, Bohemian Rhapsody, you name it.
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Re: COVER SONGS

Postby rickmcslick » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:16 pm

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