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Your Best Cover Versions

Discussion in 'music' started by Gaius, May 22, 2014.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Ah. Fair enough, swap 'em round then! I grew up with the Four Tops cover, and didn't hear the Left Banke version until quite recently.
     
  2. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    French Frith Kaiser Thompson - Surfin' USA
    Jesus & Mary Chain - Surfin' USA
    Robert Smith - Small Hours
    Cabaret Voltaire - No Escape
    The Secret Machines - Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
    Sonic Youth - Computer Age
    The Fall - There's a Ghost in My House
    Hawkwind - Cymbaline
    Human League - Rock 'n'Roll / Nightclubbing
    Big Black - The Model
    Mark Shreeve - Assassin (Assault on Precinct 13 cover)
    Bongwater - Dazed and Chinese
    Camper Van Beethhoven - Interstellar Overdrive


    I'll think of more, I'm sure...
     
  3. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    Grateful Dead: (Suggested versions are easy to get)
    Turn On Your Lovelight (Live/Dead)
    Smokestack Lightning (Bear's Choice)
    Sing Me Back Home (Sunshine Daydream)

    Easy Star All Stars: Dub Side Of The Moon

    Vince
     
  4. sadcafe

    sadcafe pfm Member

    Alex Harvey - Skahin All Over off the Mafia Stole My Guitar. Got the bounciest drum line ever.
     
  5. sadcafe

    sadcafe pfm Member

    Whitesnake did a Reggae version - I kid you not.
     
  6. chainrule

    chainrule gordon

    a bunch of fun covers at a.v. club. for example

     
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  7. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Your best cover versions? I can do a decent job on Start by The Jam and my A Forest by The Cure is none too shabby. Hope this helps.
     
  8. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Hey Jude - The Wicked Pickett. Best cover of a Beatles song?
     
  9. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    In every dream home a heartache - fields of the nephelim
     
  10. adamk

    adamk pfm Member

    Chuck B's 'Memphis Tenessee' by the Silicon Teens

    Nick Cave's 'Loverman' by Metallica

    Kiss' 'Goin Blind' by the Melvins or Dinosaur jr

    Depeche Mode's 'Never Let Me Down Again' by the Smashing Pumpkins

    Stones' 'Gimme Shelter' by The Sisters of Mercy

    The Trashmen's 'Surfin Bird' as by the Ramones

    Dylan's 'The Wicked Messenger' by The Black Keys

    Vince Taylor's 'Brand New Cadillac' by the Clash

    Tiny Bradshaw's 'Train Kept a Rollin' by Motorhead

    Bowie's 'Heroes'(Helden) by Apocalyptica
     
  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    All of the covers on that album are good.

    Talking of good Beatles covers, I forgot this one

     
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  12. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    Lambchop - This Corrosion

     
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  13. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    Pretty much anything covered by John Martyn, it must be in someways awful and awesome being a band hearing he is going cover your song because he usually showed you how it ought to have been done in the first place.
     
  14. steve6080

    steve6080 pfm Member

    Presume you prefer the Corrs' version then!!!
    Steve
     
  15. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    [YOUTUBE]wglL-mhD09A[/YOUTUBE]
     
  16. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Or maybe this....

    [YOUTUBE]iv-5rmJxyO4[/YOUTUBE]
     
  17. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Try this



    They opened their set at Cambridge Corn Exchange back in '92 with it and the night got more mental from then on.
     
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  18. andrew

    andrew pfm Member

    Yes, must be one of the best ever covers.
     
  19. merlin

    merlin Avatar changed - Town names deemed offensive.

    Something for anyone with soul

     
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  20. julifriend

    julifriend pfm Member

    Gwyneth Herbert's cover of Bowie's Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
     

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