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The lemonheads did a good job of Mrs Robinson.Not strictly rock,but they did belt it out a fair bit stronger than the original.
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Speaking of Cake, love their version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." Also, The Dan Band does fantastic and hilarious covers of songs just about all of which have female singers (you may know them from the wedding scene in Old School, where they perform a not-fit-for-TV version of Total Eclipse of the Heart, or The Hangover (another wedding scene) where they do Irene Cara's "Fame." I saw them live a few years ago. Highly recommended.
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I prefer The Red Hot Chili Pepper's version of War Pigs.

If you want covers that sound eerily like the original, look to the first Guitar Hero game. Almost all of the music is a cover, but it's done so well, there's no way the casual listener could tell (heck, I love Kansas, and I still can't tell it's a cover band doing "Carry On Wayward Son" in the first GH game.)
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I like Godhead's cover of Eleanor Rigby. But it's not Hendrix.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li580259YwU
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I like Bette Midler's version of "Beast of Burden."
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
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Pat Travers... And I know I don't have to say the song but, "BOOM BOOM, Out Go The Lights"
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On 2010-06-15 14:33, Tom Cutts wrote:
Pat Travers... And I know I don't have to say the song but, "BOOM BOOM, Out Go The Lights"


Ah nothing like a bit of domestic violence to get the crowd rocking Smile

Actually, I'm a big fan of Little Walter, but this lyric is a bit much:

Boom Boom Out Go the Lights
Sung by Little Walter
No kiddin'
I'm ready to fight
I've been lookin' for my baby all night
If I get her in my sight
Boom boom! out go the lights

I thought I treat my baby fair
Now she's kiddin' all in my hair
If I get her in my sight
Boom boom! out go the lights

No kiddin'
I'm ready to go
When I find her boy don't you know
If I get her in my sight
Boom boom! out go the lights

I never been so mad before
When I found out she ain't mine no more
If I get her in my sight
Boom boom! out go the lights
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The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
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How about Creedence Clearwater Revival's version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine?

Or Billy Idol's rendition of Mony Mony?
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I'll go with All Along the Watchtower for sure.

I think Rod Stewart's cover of Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe" was equal to the original.
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Or Tina Turner's version of Proud Mary?
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Rod Stewart did "what made Milwauke famous made a looser out of me", but I prefer the original Jerry Lee Lewis version.
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The Proclaimers had excellent covers of King of the Road and Long Black Veil; think Roger Miller and Johnny Cash, respectively, with a Scottish burr. (No, Long Black Veil was not a Johnny Cash original - it's a folk tune - but his is arguably the best-known version.)

Not "rock", you say? Ah, well.
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When I saw this, only one cover comes to mind. Many can try, but none come close to this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8sNoodIDk

Enjoy Smile
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Josh
Only one cover comes to your mind. Now that I have heard that song it is haunting my mind too.
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What does rock cover mean?
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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David lee Roth "Just a Gigolo"
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David lee Roth "Just a Gigolo"


I have to disagree. Cab Calloway defined that song. Roth simply copied Cab.

John
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Maybe you are right. I think what I fell in love with was the video.
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A cover song is a song that someone else has already had a hit with.
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On 2010-06-15 19:12, tommy wrote:
What does rock cover mean?


A rock band playing a song other than their own.
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