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Best and Worst covers

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:56 pm
by CastorTroy81
Exactly what the topic says. We all know covers are usually nowhere as good as the originals but there are those that can surpass the original and those that are downright awful.

For me I find the 2 best covers that I can think of are
Johnny Cash - Hurt, cover of Nine Inch Nails
Gary Jules - Mad World, cover of Tears For Fears

And I think my least favourite cover has to be
4 The Cause - Stand By Me, terrible cover of Ben E King

I'm leaving out ones that are obviously just cheesy covers such as Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall and anything by Steps :D

Best and Worst covers

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:01 pm
by kodama
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

It's an cover of a Leonard Cohen song.

Will have to think about the bad covers

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Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:19 pm
by rubium
one of the best covers iv heard is the monster mash by the bonzo dog band
also there's the walker brothers version of stand by me, its not as good as the original but its still pretty decent

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Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:22 am
by Nabeshin
Best covers I can think of at the moment.

Hüsker Dü - Eight Miles High; cover of The Byrds.
Trespassers William - Vapour Trail; cover of Ride.
Dinosaur Jr - Just Like Heaven; cover of The Cure.

I'll get back with bad covers some other time.

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Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:29 pm
by Roostophe
Good covers:

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal (It's good, but nowhere near as good as the original!)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground

Bad covers:

Mark Ronson - Just
Westlife - Uptown Girl (I don't actually like the song or Billy Joel. I just hate Westlife that much, y'see.)
Murderdolls - White Wedding
All Saints - Under The Bridge

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Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:10 pm
by kodama
Thanks for noticing that I've already posted Jeff Buckley. :P

And we will never agree on Just. I like both versions. 2 x :P

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Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:16 pm
by Roostophe
Oh I noticed, but I wanted to say it anyway.

Other good covers I just remembered:

Madness - It Must Be Love
The Specials - A Message To You, Rudi
Reel Big Fish - Take On Me
UB40 - Red, Red Wine

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Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:33 pm
by CastorTroy81
I think Craplife go without saying since they are basically just a covers group and are crap. :x

Other faves of mine are:
The White Stripes - Jolene, cover of Dolly Parton
Picturehouse - Papa Don't Preach, cover of Madonna
Albert Niland - Wuthering Heights, cover of Kate Bush

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Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:41 pm
by rubium
i just remembered a few other good ones:
the flying pickets - English man in new York
saint etienne (sp?) - deeply dippy

and one for the bad side:
we are the champions - green day...my word its bad :puke:

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Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:28 pm
by Nabeshin
Worst
Moby - That's When I Reach for My Revolver; cover of Mission of Burma.Why did he have to ruin it :el:
And anything by Westlife, Boyzone, Girls Aloud, et all

More best.

Black Flag - Louie, Louie; cover of Richard Berry.
The Sonics - Louie, Louie; cover of Richard Berry.
My Bloody Valentine - Map Ref 41°N 93°W; cover of Wire.
Minor Threat - Good Guys (Don't Wear White); cover of The Standells

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Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:48 pm
by Dr OcCuLt
best:-
Hurt by Jonny Cash, Cover of NIN
Ghost of tom jones By Rage Against The Machine, Cover of Bruce Springsten
Fought the Law by the Clash, Cover of Buddy Holly
Tainted Love By Soft Cell, Cover of Northern soul
Man who Sold the world By Nirvana, Cover of Daivd Bowie
House of the Rising sun, By the Animals/Bob Dylan/Lead Belly,
Cover of [no one knows http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_the_Rising_Sun]

worst:-
Just by Mark Ronson, Cover of radio head.
Pefect Day by lots of poeple of childen in need, Cover of Lou Reed

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:18 am
by shogran
All im gonna say is..... William Shatner , lucy in the sky with diamons/common people......

Good or bad, you decide :D

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:27 am
by CastorTroy81
Well I said I was leaving out ones that are obviously cheesy covers. So I count Bill covers among those. :P

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:06 pm
by Captain Kuchiki
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wYLuvJe3tA
Worst Cover xD

I don't know about best cover....I've heard a lot of good ones.

Best and Worst covers

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:26 am
by CastorTroy81
Owwww! I started listening to that video but had to stop as soon as the guy started screeching!