Discussion in 'Music' started by syd, Jan 3, 2005.
Mine is Jimi Hendrix's version of "all along the watch tower"
the monroe brothers covered a song in the late 30's called 'the coupon song' truly hillarious, thats my current favorite. hendrix on an acoustic 12 string doin 'hear my train a comin' used to be a favorite, but as far as a popular track, watchtower is a good choice. one of johnny cashes last albums, he had some good covers, like NIN's 'hurt' along with most the rest of the album is awesome, or kurt colbains unplugged arrangement of 'in the pines' wait how could i forget, the GD's 'black peter'
Hmmm... maybe Phish's "Mmmmbop," James Brown-style
Judas Priest's cover of Joan Baez's "Diamonds and Rust"
Lenny Kravitz cover of "American Woman."
Sinead O'Connor's cover of Nirvana's "All Apologies"
Sinatra's cover of "Something" by the Beatles.
"Tobacco Road", by David Lee Roth
Hah! Yeah that is a good one Major, but I still love their acapella version of "Free Bird" better.
mmmmm.... my musical tastes are always changing so it's hard to say.... but I think Tom Waits cover of the Eagle's "Ol' 55" is far better than the original.... don't get me wrong the Eagles do it wonderfully, but I think Waits just puts a much better atmosphere for the lyrics to be enjoyed in.... far more fitting, y'know?
Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover of hendrix's 'Manic Depression' is just a smokin' as the original
Type O Negative - Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young, of course)
Joe Cocker -- 'She Came In...Window', 'Feelin' Alright'
Souxsie and the Banshees -- 'Dear Prudence'
just a few
The 13th Floor Elevators' cover of Dylan's "Baby Blue" is excellent.
Almost anything by Richie Havens
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Cohen) It's marvellous
Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World (Bowie)
Janis Jopoin - Me and Bobby McGee (Kristofferson)
Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon (Diamond) I just never tire of it
Orbital - Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Carlisle) For randomness alone. They don't half make it good though!
John Lennon's cover of 'Stand By Me.'
I heard Phish do this kick ass cover of Foreigner's (or was it Boston) "Long Time", a song I never imagined had such potential!
Next would be the boys covering Marty Robbin's "El Paso"
miles davis did a version of the cindy lauper song ...time after time
haha, i jumped when i heard the start of miles davis's version of time after time
1. Primal Scream - Slip Inside This House (The 13th Floor Elevators)
2. The 13th Floor Elevators - Baby Blue (Bob Dylan)
3. The Rolling Stones - Around And Around (Chuck Berry)
4. Oasis - I Am The Walrus (The Beatles)
5. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Help I'm A Rock (Frank Zappa)
Led Zeppelin's version of Come with Me , Puff Daddy is one of the greatest composers ever!
manfred mann's "blinded by the light"
I like Dolly Parton on 9 to 5
Mostly Bob Dylan covers, I reckon: Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower, the Elevator's version of Baby Blue and Joan Baez covered a lot of Dylan songs well, too. Oh, and the Byrds' version of Pete Seeger's Turn! Turn! Turn!
Storm Inc's cover of Nirvana's "Rape Me"
I always thought Nirvana's version of "Man Who Sold the World" was really good.
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