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    Re: Cover Songs: The best and the worst

    A couple of good ones, now that I've had time to think about it:

    Cobra Verde's rendition of the Pink classic "I'm comin' out".

    The Saints always did great cover songs...They did a great "River Deep, Mountain High" (Ike and Tina), also did a great cover of The Missing Links' "Wild About You".

    I love Australian bands. Have I ever told any of you?

    The Devil Dogs were really good at cover songs, most notably "Kissing Cousins".

    The Real Kids version of Buddy Holly's "Rave On" is the bee's knees.

    As for bad covers, I can't think of many right now, but I will say that it's time for everyone to please stop covering "Teenage Kicks". I know it's got an infectious hook, but move on. Cover 96 Tears or something instead.

    I know some of you don't like covers, but they're really a tradition as old as Rock N' Roll. I really don't have a problem with them unless the band just plays them note for note, doing nothing to add new wrinkles to make 'em their own.
    Heck, when you buy an old hotrod, you still have to supe 'em up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    It was spur of the moment. My mother-in-law came over at the last minute and we were kicking around what to do. Once we decided to catch a flick, Narnia and cupcakes was on. We however did not have to check Yahoo! Maps to find the dopest route.
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    Re: Cover Songs: The best and the worst

    Best

    Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
    Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
    Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
    Audioslave - Seven Nation Army
    Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
    Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi
    Uncle Kracker - Drift Away
    GNR - Knockin on Heaven's Door

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    I really like Pavement's version of The Killing Moon by Echo & the Bunnymen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee
    But do we need to call you "Aaron Burr" from the way you were dropping Hamiltons?
    Nah, but y'all can me John Wilkes Booth because I dropped a Lincoln like it was nothin', yo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Nah, but y'all can me John Wilkes Booth because I dropped a Lincoln like it was nothin', yo.
    Dude, that's the whitest virtual rapping I've ever read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
    Dude, that's the whitest virtual rapping I've ever read.
    Intentionally so. You don't "Lazy Sunday" with anything that's not pure vanilla.
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    Jumping in here late..I found an old Babes in Toyland cd in the closet last night and I must say their cover of 'We are Family' is hilarious
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Jumping in here late..I found an old Babes in Toyland cd in the closet last night and I must say their cover of 'We are Family' is hilarious

    They do a ripping "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft" on the "If I were a Carpenter" album.

    There are a lot of good covers on that album.
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    Re: Cover Songs: The best and the worst

    Grab "Fakebook" by Yo La Tengo for a great set of cover tunes.

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    Re: Cover Songs: The best and the worst

    I don't know if this one has been mentioned yet, but...

    Fountains of Wayne did a really good cover of Britney Spears' bubblegum hit "Hit Me Baby One More Time". (No, I'm not kidding. Give it a listen.)

    It's on their newest CD, which is a collection of stuff they did before they made it big, I think.

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.

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    Re: Cover Songs: The best and the worst

    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    I don't know if this one has been mentioned yet, but...

    Fountains of Wayne did a really good cover of Britney Spears' bubblegum hit "Hit Me Baby One More Time". (No, I'm not kidding. Give it a listen.)

    It's on their newest CD, which is a collection of stuff they did before they made it big, I think.

    They do a good cover of "Better Days" by the Kinks too.
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    Worst...anything William Shatner has copied
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    Re: Cover Songs: The best and the worst

    THE GOOD
    Nazereth - The ballad of hollis brown- Orig By Bob Dylan
    Quite possiblly the most depressing song ever written ?

    Cracker -Loser -Orig. Grateful Dead
    A pretty starightforward cover of a lesser known Grateful dead tune .

    Slayer -In a Gadda da vida Orig By IRON BUTERRFLY
    trimmed down to a Lean & mean 3 :19 sec. From the Bloated 19 min + Original

    Guns N Roses -Mama Kin -Orig. Aerosmith
    A pretty straightfowrd take on the orig.

    BackBeat Band- Aka Greg Duli - Afghan Whigs ,Don Fleming , Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters/Nirvana Mike mills- R.E.M., Thurston Moore -Sonic Youth ,Dave pirner-Soul Asylum Long Tall Sally orig . By Little Richard

    Backbeat band - Rock 'N' roll music orig. by chuck berry
    From the movie soundtrack BACKBEAT about the beatles before the got famous and were just a bar band back in the early 60's .

    N.I.N. Physical (your so) orig. By Adam ant
    Never heard the original but a great N.I.N. song off the Broken E.P.

    The BAD

    Sheryl Crowe-Sweet Child of mine

    Nickleback & kid rock -saturday nights alright for fighting

    madonna- American pie

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    Re: Cover Songs: The best and the worst

    Some of my favorite covers:

    Iron and Wine - "Such Great Heights" (The Postal Service)

    Nada Surf - "Where is my Mind" (The Pixies)

    Dave Matthews - "All Along the Watchtower" (I like Hendrix too)

    Pete Yorn - "Panic" (The Smiths)

    The Black Crowes - "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and
    Eddie Vedder - "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"

    Coldplay - "Kingdom Come" (Cash)
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