Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by chrischris, Aug 19, 2014.
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses
The original is great, but the cover is better.
Yes, just like Neil covered Frank Sinatra's classic "Sweet Caroline"!:twisted:
Thanks so much...Googled it, heard it for the first time, Elvis' version was also good and of course the Neil Diamond treatment was also very good, better than the Bieber and Cyrus songs of today! Well, of course there is Adele and Rihanna of today churning out beautiful songs!
This is quite unbelievable ..a big hit in Germany apparently.
Or this one rather..
Forgot about that Season of the Witch cover!
River Deep is a great song.
This would be a better focus for the thread. "Covers that were better than the original".
This sounds fine, but what the heck am I looking at? These guys look like a bunch of non-descript average Joe's dressed for a barbecue or a visit to the bar to watch a Yankees game. Remember when rock stars looked like rock stars?
What a disgrace. Not being a Pearl Jam afficionado, I was confused at first. I mean, I literally-no-kidding thought when I started watching this clip "Wait a second. This can't be that famous Pearl Jam band -- it looks a fancy Karoake party for a bunch of aging frat boys or off-duty attorneys. How did they get a crowd to show up…?"
Surely Jimi's cover of The Troggs' "Wild Thing" moved you!
Conversely, SRV's cover of Jimi's "Little Wing" is epick!
I found myself in IKEA one day and heard a cover of The Doves' "Catch the Sun" by Jamie Cullum. Not bad. I understand Cullum is something of a cover specialist. This one wasn't quite as good as the original, of course.
'The Man who Sold the World ' is a good cover .
And RHCP do this litte tune justice.
The Bawss has invited everyone, and many have accepted, to "Cover Me"!
Sorry buddy but that version sucks.
+ she looks like she's rippin David Bowie of looks wise, Ziggy Stardust era ..
Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover of the Hendrix tune "Voodoo Chile" is so awesome. This is a great version live in Austin!
Dark horse - Di-rect.
I keep Forgettin
Birdy - Skinny Love
1. You are missing the context. This was the very last song of the night. The concert organizers already turned on the lights -i.e. the concert should have been finished and the crowd should be going home, but Pealrl Jam decided to play one more song - so this is extra after the concert was officially ended. You can see they are all just relaxed, having fun and enjoying the moment. They often do that and play a cover song.
2. They are a grunge band, not a glam or big hair rock band. Pearl Jam always proud themselves of not looking and behaving like rock stars. That is why people love them. Dave Abbruzzese - the second drummer was fired because he disagreed with that concept.
Covers of The Who songs were mentioned eariler. Here are example of great covers they did:
The Who covering, "Summertime Blues." See "Live at Leeds" for an example. Also, The Who doing, "Road Runner." "I'm a Road Runner, honey..."
Yes, I'm a The Who fan.
Hard to believe he covered this Chuck Jackson song, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMzlDpcKMis
Very impressive nomination there Mr. "Pinups"
An awesome take on that spacy Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd number..
Another big-time winner. Excellent Shaolin.....very heavy, moving piece.
Think: "uber-Guido" version of the Young Rascals with h-e-a-v-y Guido-ized overblown "vibrato" vocals ("...you just keeeeep me hanging on-on-onn-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n").
Oh and I love the part where he 'chokes/weeps' like some Andrew Dice Clay going full-blown Metro Nancy-Boy on us: "sob!..and there aint' nuthin' I can do about it!" <----LMAO! : )
Admittedly it was a good tune and popular with garage bands in its day however ......BUT: it was 'Guido'
Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
honorable mention (original artist):
- Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix (Francis Scott Key)
- All Day & All of the Night - Wu Tang Clan (The Kinks)
- Midnight Hour - The Young Rascals (Wilson Pickett)
- Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain - Willie Nelson (Roy Acuff)
- I Am the Walrus - Crack the Sky (live) (The Beatles)
I have a couple...... Ring of Fire, & Making Believe - Social Distortion.
Social D's also do a great under my thumb cover
Havent seen these two yet :
Hendrix covering Dylans "Like a Rolling Stone" on his live in Monterey album.
And Cashs version of Springsteens "Highway Patrolman"
If they're a grunge band, why don't they look it?
And while I'm admittedly no expert on these guys, I thought I remember Vedder looking rock star/grunge ish with long hair and whatnot, instead of the karoake singing, off-duty stock broker up there singing in this clip.
I think there's a pretty narrow audience for this post…
Luckily I'm among it.
How can Whitney with IWALY be ignored
I think Guns N' Roses cover of Knockin' On Heaven's Door is amazzzzing!!
Good one. Don't believe that too many remember the original Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Joan Baez. Hers was not a bad version but not easy to go back and listen to it after hear Zepp's version of the song.
Love this one. Both the approach and the vocals.
Has to be this:
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
So good and so timeless not many people know it's a cover.
Just got lucky and heard this for the first time from outside a sports bar:
Also just lucked out and heard this cover of a cover! Written and performed first by Kris Kristofferon, then of course made famous by the one and only Janis:
Wild is the wind - David Bowie, pure class
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