What about you ladies and gents? Any covers you like better than the originals?
Something old -this was all oldies
Something new- These were songs released that year
Something Blue- These were songs with the word blue in the title or in the bands name
I was stumped on something borrowed though, then it dawned on me... COVER SONGS!
By the way, if any of you are looking for a more personal gift for someone, I highly suggest this. Do it now before giving a CD seems like giving someone a movie on VHS. You've got about 1/2 a year left.
As for my favorite covers, I've always liked I Fought the Law as performed by the Clash. And I mentioned elsewhere in this thread my love for Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah.
Three different and distinct interpretations of a wonderful song.
I'm a fan of all three musicians but I'm not a fan of Rufus' version. He is great though and this has inspired me to post a song by him.
Bob's right on the money regarding Jimi.
Also, Streetlight Manifesto's cover of Just. Streetlight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q98yicOE6ho Radiohead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8&ob=av2e
I also have to say I'm partial to Billy Corgan's version of Stevie Nick's 'Landslide' but that's probably because that was the first version I heard.
Also, any Beatles cover sucks. Bands shouldn't cover them. Anytime I hear at least a tolerable version of a Beatles song, it only makes me want the original more. Joe Cocker's "Get by with a little help..." gets a pass strictly for its affiliation with the Wonder Years.
And if anyone hasn't heard Lassigue Bendthaus's cover of Bowie's Ashes to Ashes - then get on that shit....
- Joe Cocker's "Get by with a little help..." gets a pass strictly for its affiliation with the Wonder Years.
The Neville Brothers opened up for him. Talk about a BAD cover song, listen to their version of Bird on a Wire, I'll stick with Leonard Cohen thanks.
red house painters - silly love songs much better than that dude from the Beatles.
Tiny folk - Bubble guns
better than the hello shark version.
SFIAS - Always and forever
better than donna lewis
Wow, just like the original when "all distance has a way..." comes in it's such a fantastic transition. Awesome song!
Original: The Knife http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcv3v6XfEvM Cover: Jose Gonzalez http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4_4abCWw-w&feature=relat...
No need for the original post, think you know it and it's not as good Nostalgia 77 and Alice Russel doing 7 nation army http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ4D273C7Ac&ob=av3n