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Geordie_Expat 22nd Apr 2016 14:28

Music Cover Versions
 
I started this earlier but on wrong forum so lets try again.


Planet Rock is currently playing a cover version of "Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) by Disturbed, which is excellent. The presenter (Wyatt) reckons this could be the best cover ever.


So, I thought it would be good to hear other opinions of covers. As a starter, I will throw in Kirsty Maccoll's version of The Kinks "Day".


I can think of a few others but would like to hear other thoughts.


If anyone mentions the Scissors Sisters desecration of "Comfortably Numb", I will ask the mods to ban them for life !! :yuk:

Cyber Bob 22nd Apr 2016 14:43

Handbags and Gladrags - Stereophonics
Arms of an Angel - Ryan Andreas
I love Rock & Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
Knocking on heaven's door - Guns & Roses

In light of yesterday's passing
Nothing compares 2U - Sinead O'Connor

Andy_S 22nd Apr 2016 14:59

Johnny Cash - Hurt.

Original by Nine Inch Nails. I think this was voted (BBC 6 Music?) as the best cover ever a few years back. With Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah in second place.

RedhillPhil 22nd Apr 2016 15:14

I preferred ZZ Top's version of Viva Las Vegas to Elvis Pelvis's original.

Rule3 22nd Apr 2016 15:14

Behind Blue Eyes
 
Limp Biskit.

Groundbased 22nd Apr 2016 15:44

Always thought Ry Cooder's version of Blue Suede Shoes was a great cover.

Another vote for Johnny Cash Hurt btw.

Ant T 22nd Apr 2016 16:03


a cover version of "Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) by Disturbed, which is excellent. The presenter (Wyatt) reckons this could be the best cover ever.

If anyone mentions the Scissors Sisters desecration of "Comfortably Numb", I will ask the mods to ban them for life !!
Just goes to show how individual musical taste is !
Not trying to be contrary for the sake of it, but I happen to think that Sound of Silence cover is awful - overblown and pompous - and although when I first heard the Scissor Sisters version of Comfortably Numb, as a lifelong Floyd fan I hated it, I have since come to really like it in its own right.

One of my favourite cover versions is Joe Cockers "A little help from my friends", far better than the original in my ears, but I won't call for fans of the Beatles version to be banned here. ;)

Saintsman 22nd Apr 2016 16:10

There are lots of covers that you probably didn't know.

Hendrix's Hey Joe and Manfred Mann's Blinded by the Light for starters.

One of my favourites is Joe Bonamassa's Sloe Gin.

treadigraph 22nd Apr 2016 16:21

Ant T, agree about Joe Cocker's version - great! As for Wet Wet Wet... :yuk:


I really like the Matthews' Southern Comfort cover of Joni Mitchell's Woodstock.


Better go, I'm wasting valuable boozing time... ;)

IBMJunkman 22nd Apr 2016 17:49



http://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4

TURIN 22nd Apr 2016 17:54


Originally Posted by treadigraph (Post 9352956)
Ant T, agree about Joe Cocker's version - great! As for Wet Wet Wet... :yuk:


I really like the Matthews' Southern Comfort cover of Joni Mitchell's Woodstock.




Better go, I'm wasting valuable boozing time... ;)

I prefer the version by CSN&Y.

Geordie_Expat 22nd Apr 2016 18:22

I agree with most of the above esp, Joey B's Sloe Gin and Joe Cocker. CSNY version of Woodstock great although never really saw what Neil Young brought to the party.


Still cannot agree about the Scissor Sisters - truly dreadful.

AeroSpark 22nd Apr 2016 18:33


Originally Posted by Geordie_Expat (Post 9352831)


If anyone mentions the Scissors Sisters desecration of "Comfortably Numb", I will ask the mods to ban them for life !! :yuk:

Good grief:= If ever there was a reason to bring back public executions that should be it!

AeroSpark 22nd Apr 2016 18:38

Metallica - Whisky In The Jar
Joe B - Sloe gin
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Halestorm - Get Lucky

Not a massive fan of Disturbed by any means but I love the Sound of Silence.
Does covering your own song count? One by U2 didn't really do a lot for me but the version they did with Mary J Blige makes the hairs on my neck stand up

yotty 22nd Apr 2016 21:35

Dionne Warwick "Walk On By"
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qGYn7cO1JY :ok:

The SSK 22nd Apr 2016 21:42

Robert Palmer - Bad Case of Loving You
Dave Edmunds - Queen of Hearts
Flying Pickets - Only You
Allison Krauss & Robert Plant - Killing the Blues

In the early days of Steeleye Span, they used to do a brilliant acapella version of Dylan's Lay Down Your Weary Tune. As far as I know, the only recorded version is on an Ashley Hutchings compilation called The Guv'nor - which also includes another terrific Dylan cover, Angelina.

jethro15 22nd Apr 2016 21:44

Kate Bush Rocket Man (Widely regarded as the best cover version of any song)
Sensational Alex Harvey Band Delilah (Live version - 1976)
Taken by trees Sweet Child O Mine
Brian Ferry - Knocking on Heavens Door
Letters to Cleo - I Want You to Want Me
The Proclaimers - King of the Road
Sinead O Connor Sacrifice
Suggs Cecelia
UB40 (Ft Chrissie Hynde) I Got You Babe
Bassboosa Wicked Game
Bananarama Nathan Jones

Tankertrashnav 22nd Apr 2016 22:30

Apologies to Willie Nelson and Elvis fans (and others) but I really prefer the Pet Shop Boys' version of Always on my Mind. Mind you when a song has been recorded by so many artists it's not clear who is covering whom.

Arm out the window 23rd Apr 2016 01:45

Mad World - Gary Jules

Hard Rain - Bryan Ferry

Captivep 23rd Apr 2016 08:39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvtJPs8IDgU


Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWYyejcHqIg


Let Em In - Billy Paul


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