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That is a good one Motown....
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I'm too busy to check if anybody already mentioned it, but I like the new version of "Bad Company." I think it was 5 Finger Death Punch.
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Most notorious cover: Beach Boys "Never Learn Not to Love", a reworking of Charles Manson's "Cease to Exist".
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I love Richard Thompson's work, and his Britney cover is the official version of the song, in my house at least. Not strictly a rock song, but I remember seeing Elvis Costello live singing 'Someday I'll Fly Away' and it was incredible, I can still hear it clearly in my head, although I've never heard it as a recording. But I agree that the standard by which all others are judged is 'All Along the Watchtower'.
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I know there are a few Joni Mitchell fans here. In a 2000 tribute concert, there were a few notable covers (if that counts for this discussion).

Richard Thompson covers Woodstock (apparently on a couple of hours' notice).

Cyndi Lauper covers Carey (my favourite Joni song, in case anyone cares).

kd lang covers Help Me.

Elton John covers Free Man in Paris.

All very strong covers, IMO.

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John you reminded me of Nazareth "This Flight Tonight"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylW6sC6NNhY

Love that Elton John "Free Man in Paris", he changed nothing but made it sound like one of his own songs... if that makes any sense Smile Thx Smile
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I told my daughter about this thread and she said;

Disturb's version of "Land of Confusion" because, unlike the Phil Collins puppets, they actually sound ANGRY!
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Faith No More - Warpigs
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
April Wine - 21st Century Schizoid Man
Supersuckers - Hey Ya
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Actually, almost anything by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
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"All Along the Watchtower." Hendrix made this one of the greatest songs ever.
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Even Dylan prefers Hendrix's version, and performs it.
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On 2011-03-17 09:21, Erwin wrote:
John you reminded me of Nazareth "This Flight Tonight"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylW6sC6NNhY

Love that Elton John "Free Man in Paris", he changed nothing but made it sound like one of his own songs... if that makes any sense Smile Thx Smile


Thanks for reminding me of Nazareth's reconfiguring of "This Flight Tonight".

I know what you mean about the Elton John version: it fits him quite naturally.

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Dug this thread up cos I just listened to The Sensational Alex Harvey Band's Delilah on the way home...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9aStPoQzLw

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Alex Harvey was very underrated in my opinion, and while not covers of rock songs, also excellent are SAHB's 'Next' (a cover of Jacquel Brel's 'Au Suivant') and 'Gambling Bar Room Blues' (a cover of Jimmie Rodgers' original of the same name).
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On 2010-06-15 01:59, stoneunhinged wrote:
I've got to agree with lobo again. Hendrix's watchtower is the contender until someone reminds us of something that we're just overlooking.

One might ponder the fact, however, that a lot of covers of Dylan tunes are better than the original. Dylan sure knows how to write good songs.

How about a vote for the worst cover of all time: Madonna's American Pie.

And here is a cover no one should miss: http://www.aprilwinchell.com/h/mp3/Ragnar.mp3


Your link wants to take me to something called "registry.com" "where DIY meets FYI" or something like that.
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On 2011-03-17 12:38, Randy wrote:
Faith No More - Warpigs


I saw Faith No More open for Metallica...after a reasonably warm welcome, they started getting booed midway through their first song (turns out Metallica fans aren't fond of band fronted by would-be rappers. Who'd've thought?), and they pretty much got booed nonstop for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes of originals, they played War Pigs, received a thunderous ovation, and left.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I always enjoyed Segers Nutbush City Limits on the Live Bullet Album (Ike & Tina Turner)
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Judas Priest: Fleetwood Mac's The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged crown) Joan Baez's Diamonds and Rust, Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode

Motley Crue: The Beatles' Helter Skelter

Shiny Toy Gun: Blue Oyster Cult's Burnin' For You
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I always think of Diamonds and Rust when I think of Priest covers, but yeah, their version of Green Manalishi is really cool, too.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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The Priest in Valencia in 2004 Diamonds and Rust
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTKg_X5IqrQ

The sheer power of the crowd seen at 3:25 is breath taking.

and vintage Priest 1985 Green Manalishi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT2DktNBRfo&feature=related

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Another good cover of Diamonds and Rust is by Blackmore's Night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj1uUwWI4ig
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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