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AdamJoshua
05-06-2013, 03:23 PM
I looked back to june of last year and didn't see a thread.

So post up your favorite covers, songs that in your opinion are better than the original.

I have to start with the no brainer, Hurt as performed by Johnny Cash. After hearing Johnny's version Trent Reznor said he was in awe and that Johnny Cash made this song his own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22eIJDtKho

Second I will have to go with Always on My Mind as performed by the Pet Shop Boys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX2wybAIAHU

tsolomon
05-06-2013, 03:35 PM
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrik

The Poet
05-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Sorry, but IMHO there's only one answer to this question:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

Jbailey
05-06-2013, 03:49 PM
Alright. Close it down.

icehog3
05-06-2013, 04:56 PM
Johnny Cash does a lot of amazing covers, a couple of my personal faves are "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" and "Personal Jesus".

Though not a big country fan, I do love Wille Nelson's takes on many old standards..."Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is the first to come to mind.

My all-time least favorite cover, which many people seem to love, is Metallica's version of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page"....just brutal.

The Poet
05-06-2013, 04:57 PM
How about this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k26nt3Y4cmg&feature=related


:D

AdamJoshua
05-06-2013, 04:59 PM
My all-time least favorite cover, which many people seem to love, is Metallica's version of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page"....just brutal.

100% agree on this. The worst part is so many younger people have never heard Seger sing it so they think it's a Metallica song... gag.

Sorry, but IMHO there's only one answer to this question:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

I admit here and now I never realized that was an Otis Redding song. See learn something new every day. Thanks for posting it Thomas.

icehog3
05-06-2013, 05:01 PM
100% agree on this. The worst part is so many younger people have never heard Seger sing it so they think it's a Metallica song... gag.

Agreed. It's sad that something, once heard, can never be unheard.

The Poet
05-06-2013, 05:09 PM
I admit here and now I never realized that was an Otis Redding song. See learn something new every day. Thanks for posting it Thomas.


Thanks for learning something, Adam, and I mean that sincerely. Some people are incapable of that. :tu

maninblack
05-06-2013, 05:11 PM
Cash's version of Hurt is heartbreaking and the best cover of all time.

racerX
05-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Johnny did a great rusty cage.
Foo fighters and Brian may do a nice pink Floyd have a cigar.
Neither better than original IMO

Priest diamonds and rust however IMO is better than Joan's

T.G
05-06-2013, 06:57 PM
I submit all the same answers I offered the last time this came up in September of last year. http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=58164

AdamJoshua
05-06-2013, 07:02 PM
Thanks for what you add.

T.G
05-06-2013, 07:07 PM
My pleasure.

Genetic Defect
05-06-2013, 07:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMDqkBjvdMg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

CigarNut
05-06-2013, 07:38 PM
As others have said Johnny Cash's version of Hurt is awesome!

14holestogie
05-06-2013, 07:40 PM
Though not a big country fan, I do love Wille Nelson's takes on many old standards..."Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is the first to come to mind.


Put this on a mix tape that played at both my father's ansd brother's funerals. It gives me chills, in a good way. :tu

kelmac07
05-06-2013, 07:43 PM
Spiderbait - Black Betty

Bluetick
05-06-2013, 08:27 PM
Foo Fighters -- Darling Nikki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5IUuIdLSsI

bstarrs
06-06-2013, 01:31 PM
I have to agree with some of the other posters. I think Hurt is one of the definitive covers and in a rare case it surpassed the original in quality. I love a good cover song Band of Gold by the Afghan Whigs is really cool cause an out there Alternative band does a great cover of a disco song.

Lockspur
06-06-2013, 02:21 PM
Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica

hammondc
06-13-2013, 08:01 AM
Hold crap..... shredded!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaAYnh4627U

kugie
06-13-2013, 08:16 AM
Pretty Woman - Van Halen -

Land of Confusion -Disturbed -

rooneymurph
06-13-2013, 09:54 AM
http://youtu.be/x1hwitltOQ4

Enjoy.

rooneymurph
06-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Here's another one -- older, but really good, especially once 1:06 rolls around. Best with headphones or loud speakers.

http://youtu.be/52fRn2ouT3k

pnoon
06-13-2013, 10:10 AM
Why not tell us what they are so that those of us at work who can't visit YouTube can know what you are posting?

rooneymurph
06-13-2013, 10:14 AM
Why not tell us what they are so that those of us at work who can't visit YouTube can know what you are posting?

Sorry! The first was Deftones' cover of "No Ordinary Love" by Sade; the second being Failure's cover of "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode.

pnoon
06-13-2013, 10:15 AM
Sorry! The first was Deftones' cover of "No Ordinary Love" by Sade; the second being Failure's cover of "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode.

:tu
Thanks.

forgop
06-13-2013, 01:25 PM
I think this one is a great cover of Heart:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls2RlxHs78M

Love me some Halestorm/Lzzy Hale.

sevans105
06-13-2013, 01:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DKWlrA24k


Somewhere over the Rainbow. Brudda IZ

Goosebumps every time.

CigarNut
06-13-2013, 04:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DKWlrA24k


Somewhere over the Rainbow. Brudda IZ

Goosebumps every time.I have heard this one before and you are right -- it is very good.

MajorCaptSilly
06-13-2013, 04:55 PM
I've been listening to Mott the Hoople's version of Sweet Jane quite a bit lately. Maybe not the best but a real gem. I also love Foo Fighters Baker Street version.

MCS

DaBear
06-20-2013, 10:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmR-CMOFZg8

Cover of Just Like Heaven by Damion Suomi, almost sounds like a completely different song, and honestly is better than the original to me. He also does an amazing cover of Hard to Be(originally by David Bazan).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZhAeMdpH8k

A cover of Walk Away(originally by Bad Religion) by one of their fans.

Starscream
06-30-2013, 01:08 PM
I like Aerosmith's version of "Come Together" better than The Beatles version.

CigarNut
06-30-2013, 01:29 PM
I like Aerosmith's version of "Come Together" better than The Beatles version.
That is a great cover!

mahtofire14
06-30-2013, 02:28 PM
Killswitch Engage's remake of Dio's Holy Diver is pretty sweet. The original is one of my favorite songs as well.

And Spiderbait's remake of Black Betty.

pektel
06-30-2013, 04:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DKWlrA24k


Somewhere over the Rainbow. Brudda IZ

Goosebumps every time.

LOVE Brudda Iz. I bought a tenor ukulele recently. Been playing guitar for 15 years,and haven't picked it up since I got the uke. My new favorite is Jake Shimabukuro.

Over the rainbow - Jake Shimabukuro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzmdoQODsT0

King James
06-30-2013, 04:26 PM
Jake Shimabukuro does a good cover of "while my guitar gently weeps" as well
http://youtu.be/qw6YL_l2YxA

CigarNut
06-30-2013, 06:32 PM
Jake Shimabukuro does a good cover of "while my guitar gently weeps" as well
http://youtu.be/qw6YL_l2YxA

Very cool!

DonWeb
06-30-2013, 08:04 PM
Joe Cocker covering the BoxTops "The Letter"

and (guilty pleasure)

Club Nouveau's cover of Bill Wither's "Lean On Me"

RevSmoke
06-30-2013, 08:50 PM
How about this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k26nt3Y4cmg&feature=related


:D

That is classic. Love it.

pektel
06-30-2013, 09:03 PM
Jake Shimabukuro does a good cover of "while my guitar gently weeps" as well
http://youtu.be/qw6YL_l2YxA

First song I learned when I bought the ukulele. :tu

Not as good as him obviously, but I can play it.

King James
06-30-2013, 09:35 PM
The White Stripes cover of Son House's "Death Letter" is also pretty good. Jack makes it better than Meg does, but I enjoy it. http://youtu.be/IJz3njZvVWc

The Poet
07-13-2013, 01:16 PM
OK, I just heard Joni's original on the radio, and thought of this . . . of course.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrWNTqbLFFE

Mr.Maduro
07-13-2013, 03:08 PM
Been digging Jack White's cover of U2s "Love is Blindness"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWir6wUkPtw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

And an all time favorite is The White Striped covering Dolly Partin's "Jolene"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE3-q-aoFZI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

DaBear
07-13-2013, 06:30 PM
Love this cover of Eddie Harris and Les McCann's "Compared to What"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLfuE2pgV_8

replicant_argent
07-13-2013, 08:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff1GSlWHl7U

Yeah, a TV theme. Suck it.

Or, a better lead in. Makes No Sense at All. Love me some grindy MPLS sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1sYN0PuRs4

DaBear
07-14-2013, 02:27 PM
And can't forget the infinite covers Reel Big Fish did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuiJlRvN4_8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ33krSSeRY

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-14-2013, 02:33 PM
All Along the Watchtower. Yes there's a reason to get excited about this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwzTDcRBGTM

King James
07-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Warren Haynes covering "One" by U2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=552MKRGstYc

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-14-2013, 10:06 PM
speaking of Warren - Warren and Dave - Cortez the Killer. Very good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00WWmtWh-Mk

The Poet
03-07-2015, 04:36 PM
I'm doing a Blues Bros marathon, and flashed on this old thread. I stand by my original post here, and offer the below from Wikipedia in support:

Franklin's cover was a landmark for the feminist movement, and is often considered as one of the best songs of the R&B era, earning her two Grammy Awards in 1968 for "Best Rhythm & Blues Recording" and "Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female", and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2002, the Library of Congress honored Franklin's version by adding it to the National Recording Registry. It is number five on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

How's that for R-E-S-P-E-C-T? Let's see ya beat that! :D