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We've done a ton of music threads before so how about another one? This time the idea is to list your favorite cover versions, including the song, the covering band and the original (or the most well known version). Some covers are better known than the original, but that's fine, list 'em anyway.

 

Here's 10 to start:

 

All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)

Like a Rolling Stone - Spirit (Bob Dylan)

Get Out Of Denver - Eddie and the Hot Rods (Bob Seger)

The Right Stuff - Monster Magnet (Robert Calvert)

A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker (Beatles)

No Fun - Sex Pistols (Iggy and the Stooges)

Whisky In The Jar - Metallica (Thin Lizzy)

If I Were A Carpenter - Chicken Shack (Bobby Darin)

Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart (Bobby Darin)

Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan (Jimi Hendrix)

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Rusty Cage - Jonny Cash (Soundgarden)

Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Bruce Springsteen)

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I think I got completely flambeyed for this once before, and I am 100% sure it's gonna happen again... but I swear to you, Hanson, yes Hanson... did an extremely good version of Steppenwolf's 'Magic Carpet Ride'. Really. No, I do not own a Hanson CD. No, I have never downloaded any of their songs. I said "their" songs. :D I was flippin' my DirecTV around one night and stumbled upon Channel 100, which from time to time shows free concerts. Hanson was on... playing THAT song, no I didn't sit and just happen to catch it.

 

:D x 193891835918351935

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I also like concrete blonde's cover of leonard cohen's "Everybody Knows."

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Another two:

 

Gloria - Patti Smith (Van Morrison / Them)

Ring Of Fire - Social Distortion (Johnny Cash)

Edited by Ursa Majoris

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One of the best:

 

My Way - Sid Vicious (Frank Sinatra) :D

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pearl jam does some great covers in concert ... the kids are alright (who) and beast of burden (stones) come to mind ... i'm sure they have done more.

 

van halen, of course, cranked on you really got me (kinks?), pretty woman (orbison), and dancing in the streets (some chick band).

 

the donnas did a nice version of living after midnight (judas priest).

 

the ataris did justice to 'the boys of summer' (henley)

 

nickelback rocked saturday nights alright (elton john)

 

and who could leave out aerosmith/run dmc on walk this way (aerosmith) ...

 

there's a few off the top of my head.

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dancing in the streets (some chick band).

 

 

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Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

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Good topic! A good reason to thumb thru my collection for a few gems:

 

It's not unusual - Belly (Tom Jones)

Pictures of Matchstick Men - Camper Van Beethoven (Status quo)

Mr Tambourine Man - Byrds (Dylan) <Honorable mention to Bill Shatner too> :D

California Man - Cheap Trick (the move)

Cocaine - Clapton (JJ Cale)

Beggar's Day - Nazareth (Crazy Horse)

Roll over Beethoven - ELO (Chuck Berry)

America - Yes (Simon and Garfunkel)

The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk (Little Eva)

8 Miles High - Husker-Du (Byrds)

NSU - Lime Spiders (Cream)

R.A.M.O.N.E.S. - Motorhead (Ramones)

Summertime Blues - Rush (Blue Cheer)

 

I have all of the above queued-up on winamp right now. :D

 

Edited to add a couple more:

Hi-Ho Silver Lining - SLADE (Jeff Beck Group)

Mystery Train - UFO (Elvis)

Edited by Itsnottatooma

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motley crue--helter skelter

 

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Hmmm.

 

HelterSkelter - Siouxsie and the Banshees (Beatles)

 

An outlandish pair:

 

Nights In White Satin - The Dickies (Moody Blues)

Eve Of Destruction - The Dickies (Barry McGuire) - they actually got through this song in one third of the time for the original.

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Ring Of Fire - Social Distortion (Johnny Cash)

 

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Awsome

 

I will Survive- Cake

 

Much much better than the disco version :D

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U2 did Helter Skelter as well on Rattle & Hum, along with All Along The Watchtower on the same record. i think one of blues numbers on there is a cover as well ...

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top of my head...

 

devo - satisfaction (stones)

REM - toys in the attic (aerosmith)

cowboy junkies - powderfinger (neil young, i hate the cowboy junkies except for this cover)

abbey lincoln (jazz singer) - tambourine man (dylan)

bill frisell - live to tell (madonna...seriously)

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cowboy junkies - powderfinger (neil young, i hate the cowboy junkies except for this cover)

 

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oh wait i forgot they also did a really great cover of 'sweet jane'. so except for those TWO covers, they suck. :D

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oh wait i forgot they also did a really great cover of 'sweet jane'.  so except for those TWO covers, they suck. :D

 

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actually blue moon revisited by them is very cool as well. in fact, i highly recommend their album, 'the trinity session.' awesome stuff - very mellow and moody, in a good way.

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I'd Rather Go Blind - Chicken Shack (Etta James)

Satisfaction - Eddie And The Hot Rods (Stones)

Gloria - Eddie And the Hot Rods (Van M)

Edited by Ursa Majoris

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Turn The Page - Metallica(Bob Seger)

 

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I hate that one!

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Turn The Page - Metallica(Bob Seger)

 

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I hate that one!

 

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Very, very, very good info here. Metallica's version sucks ass. :D

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I also like concrete blonde's cover of leonard cohen's "Everybody Knows."

 

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:D

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actually blue moon revisited by them is very cool as well.  in fact, i highly recommend their album, 'the trinity session.'  awesome stuff - very mellow and moody, in a good way.

 

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Just picked up 21st century blues by the junkies. They cover Springstein, Dylan, George Harrison, Lennon & richie havens. Not bad. Sweet Jane is my favorite cover. Trinity sessions is great. :D

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