Best Beatles Cover

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  1. kimbahpnam

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    Yesterday on Conan O'Brien, Jake Shimabukuro playing an interpretation of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on the ukelele. A video of him playing this song in Central Park has been on youtube for awhile and it's great to see it on national TV.

    On Conan

    A Couple Years back in Central Park
     
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    Rats ! and to think I was watching Conan last night and fell asleep. Outstanding stuff, the man has talent for sure. BTW, who's that heavy set guy who had a great cover on a song playing the uke.
     
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    There have been several memorable Beatles covers over the years, but my two submissions would be Aerosmith's version of Come Together, and (my favorite beatles cover) "With a Little Help from my Friends" by Joe Cocker
     
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    I'll answer my own question - " Israel Kamakawiwo'ole" - amazing talent & sadly he died so young.
     
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    ''... a song Charles Mason stole from the Beatles.
    We're stealin' it backh.....''
    Helter Skelter, u2 (Rattle and Hum)

    I am the Walrus, and just about anything else by OASIS

    Dear Prudence, Siouxie and the Banshees
     
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    Not sure if it counts, but the entire Grey Album by DJ Danger Mouse is right up there.
     
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    i'll second that entire statement!
     
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    Left turn here: ALBUM cover?? Had to be their nutjob "Butcher" cover for 1965's 'Yesterday and Today.' What the heck were they thinking??
     
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    Does The Stones' "I Wanna Be Your Man" count? or Peter & Gordon's "World w/o Love?LOL

    Joe Cocker "With a Little Help From My Friends" (album: "Woodstock Soundtrack") (I think Joe 'spit-out' his liver, his spleen and his pancreas during that last scream of his--still gives chills--fabulous! .... good call, caesarRt.66)

    The Tubes "I Saw Her Standing There" (album: "What Do You Want From LIVE") (Raise-the-roof, party-central jam in the middle that crashes--hysterically--into a "wtf?" lull by the band in mid-stream).

    Crack The Sky "I Am the Walrus" (album: "Alive and Kicking Ass")
    A very underrated, prog band for it's time. This album, (recorded at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia) is worth it just for the introduction alone: the MC is some degenerate-sounding guy (think Joe Walsh really drunk) slurring his words as he introduces the the band thusly:
    "Good evening, boys and girls.....this band has come 'ALL-THE-WAY-DOWN' from an acid trip just to play for you.....would you please welcome: Crack the Sky"

    (whereupon the band launches into an awesomely heavy, funky rock song called "Hold On" --- the first 1:00 of this album played at volume-level "11" is worth the price of admission alone).
     
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    I saw the movie "Across the universe" the other day, I wouldn't say they had the best Beatles covers, but they had very interesting visual interpretations of the songs.

    The storyline was not great (on it's own it would probably be a flop), but the songs really make it worth watching....
     
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    The I Am Sam soundtrack had some awesome Beatles covers, as well.
     
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    I agree. I think Bono did a good job doing I am the Walrus.
     
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    The "For the benefit of Mr. kite" was wild as well....
     
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    Haha, I'm thinking it was a backhanded compliment, patented by slice of course. Their "I Am The Walrus" cover on Masterplan is amazing, though.
     
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    Ah, that kind of 'cover'. I was about to say "revolver" album cover. :(

    I like Michelle by Allan Holdsworth.
    T.N.K. by 801, too.
     
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    Oasis is basically just a less talented and less charming version of the Beatles. Just had to throw that out there.

    Fiona Apple did a great version of a Beatles tune but I can't remember which one. Any help.
     
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    Across the Universe
     
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    Spineshank did a pretty mean version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on Strictly Diesel. That's the metalhead in me coming out.
     
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    I like Oasis a lot more. I have a collection of the Beatles #1 songs and a few Oasis albums, and I prefer Oasis much more. Probably because I'm young though, as opposed to my dad who hates Oasis and loves the Beatles.
     
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    Soundgarden - Come Together
    Pearl Jam - I've Got a Feeling

    Seek. Listen. Enjoy.
     
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    Wow, I didn't think anybody remembered this band. I saw them do "I Am The Walrus" way back when at The Bottom Line in NYC and it was awesome. They were probably the tightest band I'd ever seen.
     
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    Jimi Hendrix - Sgt Pepper intro at Isle of Wright (This live album is of course second only to Spinal Tap live at the Isle of Lucy)
     
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    Such a great video.
     
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    Jerry Garcia Band live - Dear Prudence
     
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    the only cover i like better than the orig: Strawberry Fields Forever by Ben Harper
     
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    The only Beatle covers I like are McCartney's, live, on various cds and dvds. Since he did em without Beatle members, they can be considered covers, somewhat. All the other cover bands come in second, third or fourth. Why bother for anything less? Ah!, but the best Beatle covers aren't even covers---they're tunes by Todd Rundgren and Utopia (they did a faithful soundalike record back in 1980, with 'Deface The Music')---otherwise, there's always the Rutles.....
     
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    Strawberry fields by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
    Rattle and hum by U2
    Help by Oasis (the slow version)
    With a little help of my friends by Joe Cocker
     
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    At first, I'm thinking, "sacrilege!''. Then I'm thinking, "why does his dad loves the Beatles and not at least LIKE Oasis?"

    Then I'm thinking, "Wait a minute. I'm like mhstennis, actually, only with the early Rolling Stones and BB King/Muddy Waters/John Lee Hooker. I like those guys a lot, and I have a few albums, but I listen to the Stones WAY more."

    Oh, and, I think of another Beatles cover I laughed about: ''Twist & Shout'', by Rodney Dangerfield from Back To School, circa 1986.
     
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    from debut album hailed as Rolling Stone's "Album-of-the-Year" to.......unknown.....

    An absolute tragedy that distribution/promotional problems never allowed that band to see the light of day (Cashman/West completely blew it with these guys-first 3 albums then poof..gone). There have been countless stories of Crack-the-Sky kicked-off tours because of absolutely blowing "name bands" off the stage: ELO, Kansas, Styx to name a few. Truely, an American "what if?" tragedy.

    Speaking of Crack-the-SKY:
    WORST Beatle Cover: William Shatner "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"
    (He BADLY went where no man had gone...)
     
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    Joe Cocker's cover was good, since he was covering a song sung by Ringo, who had a charming but not really amazing voice. If one of the other three had sung it, I wouldn't listen to a cover.

    For everything else, I prefer the original.

    And I don't see why you have to like Oasis if you like The Beatles. What do they have in common? The Beatles could do anything musically, Oasis only has one sound which got OLD. Listening to the same chords over and over isn't that epic after a while. The more you get into The Beatles, the better they get, until it becomes like an obsession. I didn't like their older songs at first, now I love them. It takes years of listening and reading to fully understand that band.
     
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