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Igirisujin
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Posted:Ah yes covers, everyone wants to cover a song and hit sucsess a second or third time, but rarely does it happen. Theres a few that are better though, and theres a hell of alot wich are crap.

I think Frou Frou's Holding Out for A Hero is MUCH better than Bonnie Tylers. Bonnie cant sing! haha. Frou Frou's is a modern up to date version, more stylish.


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Posted:Evergreen Terrace also do some good covers. Such as Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2), they've also covered an Offspring song.

Written by: screech
offtopicas this thread is about covers but the pistols did rock tongue



Don't offtopic me! FRD started it.


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Posted:i was saying offtopic about the sex pistols convo in general wasn't pointing a finger at anyone specifically i was just trying to end it there before more people went offtopic

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Lemonkey
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Posted:Well then, let's stop being offtopic. smile

Another good cover - Nightwish - Walking In The Air. (Aled Jones)


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Posted:ubblol

limp bizkit version of faith kicks george micheal's wimpy butt


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Posted:Written by: Lemonkey

Don't offtopic me! FRD started it.



Oh sure! Blame it on the ikkle one! wink


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Posted:He's doing it again see!






The British Whale cover of "This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both of Us" (Sparks), is pretty fantastic too.


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Posted:yeah FRD this could be a really interesting thread but you keep dragging it offtopic ubblol

thought of another good one

metallica covered the anti nowhere league (great Punk band) with a heavy metal version of SO WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted:Its social chat!

Not as if it matters or anything... I mean, this place is full of crap anyway.. wink

But yes... back on topic... erm...

Covers.... erm....

For some reason, I quite like Scissor Sistors - Comfortably Numb. No where near as good as the original... but good none the less smile


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Posted:hayseed dixie did comfortably numb before scissor sisters and i prefer their version.

ok bad one here

all saints under the bridge anyone who even recognises this as half decent needs to be shot the chilli's rule and hearing that made me wanna rip my ears off.


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Igirisujin
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Posted:Ah thanks screech Ide forgoten I like that song, I had totally forgoten about All Saints

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Posted:Written by: Lemonkey


Another good cover - Nightwish - Walking In The Air. (Aled Jones)





You mean by Mr Chutney, right?



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ubblol ubblol ubblol



I love Hayseed Dixie covering Paranoid Android... (Just to keep on topic)


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Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

Written by: Lecture_Theatre_C

I like Muse' cover of feeling good on their origin of symmetry album.




Yay! I loved both versions, but Muse is definatly better biggrin



OOOOOH, how can anyone be better than Nina Simone at that song? She made it hers, and it will be no-one elses. Ninas bombing voice fills the record to its fullest. She informs us of her past woes, but magnifies the beauty of how she fells now, "good"

There are very few people thats can say 'dragonfly out in the sun' that will make me shiver all over, and shes one of them.

Muses cover was good, but not a sniff as good as Nina.


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Posted:Boyzones cover of Tracy Chatman made me vomit into my hand!

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Posted:i found the Metallica version of so what much better than the original

also AFI's cover of My Michelle by GNR was as good, if not better than the original, plus, unlike most other GNR covers, it actually sounds like the original biggrin


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Igirisujin
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Posted:Oh god another boyband who ruined a song was the ones who did Could It Be Magic, uuuugh.

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Posted:Hayseed Dixie doing 'Ace of Spades' hoedown style surprisingly works as in some alternate universe I can actually picture Lemmy with fiddle instead of a guitar.

Apocalyptica's string quartet version of Metallica 'Unforgiven' emphasises the song's mournful quality.


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Posted:rare gem

sid viscious my way

not as good as frank but it rocks none the less


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Posted:The Futureheads - Hounds of Love.

Oh ooh oh oh oh.


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Posted:Aye yes! Tis an awesome tune that one! biggrin

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Posted:best cover??

William Shatner - Common People!!


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Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog


Aye yes! Tis an awesome tune that one! biggrin



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Posted:Disturbed's version of Tears for fears-Shout. also diturbed's version of Metallica's Fade to Black sounded pretty good.
Another one, Metallica doing Whiskey in the jar & Judas Priest version of a Joan Baez song Diamonds & Rust.
Panetera's version of Black Sabbath's Planet Caravan although with that one I like the original as well as the cover


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Posted:Vampyric, you're dead right smile

Other than that, Nick Cave's cover of Let it Be, and the Dresden Dolls singing Two-Headed Boy are certainly up there.


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Posted:Muse got nothing on Nina Simone.. The cover was ok but damn..

One that I always liked was Jose Feliciano's cover of California Dreaming


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Posted:like manson's beautiful people or disturb's land of confusion
ooooh and durst with behind blue eyes


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Posted:Kiki & Herb's version of "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush is FANTASTIC!!

My favorite cover ever though is Dolly Parton's version of "Stairway to Heaven". It's brilliant.

Also PJ Harvey and Bjork's duet of "Satisfaction" is pretty awesome though mostly for the novelty of Polly & Bjork singing a duet of the Stones.

It seems to be hate it or love it, but I adore Tori's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." It's what won me over to being a Tori fan back in the '90's actually.


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Posted:The Great Pretender, covered by Queen.

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Posted:I will never forgive Five for covering "We Will Rock You".


As for good covers. Jose Gonzalez's "Heartbeats" originally done by "The Knife". Both are good, depends more of the mood i'm in. smile


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Posted: Written by: Brenn


I will never forgive Five for covering "We Will Rock You".





ditto for Human Nature for covering The Bangles 'Eternal Flame' What a travesty! mad2

there are quite a few i like:
Annie are you Okay by Alien Ant Farm
Bizarre Love Triangle by Frente
I was Only 19 by The Herd

apoligies if any of these are repeats - i started to compse the post before i looked through the whole thread


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Posted:Ok.....Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins' acoustic cover of 'Landslide' is the ONLY one I've heard that's worthy of that tune!!! His voice is so unique!

And the Atari's cover of 'The Boys of Summer' is pretty darn cool.

Also, the acoustic version of 'Wild Horses' that was covered by Dave Matthews....is quite lovely!!!


I could go on and on....

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Oops....forgot Gary Jules' version of the Tears For Fears tune 'Mad World.'


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