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09-19-2013, 08:42 PM
These are few cover song favorites that comes to mind :)

Not in any particulare order:

1. Roxy Music doing the song Jealous Guy from John Lennon

ROXY MUSIC Bryan Ferry - Jealous Guy - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY1RJ585Fvk)

2. DuranDuran covering Perfect Day from Lou Reed

Duran Duran - Perfect Day - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LijuLrlXQ9g)

3. Dwight Yoakam doing Elvis Presely's Suspicious Minds

Dwight Yoakam Suspicious Minds - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFUkVLwjk5c)

09-20-2013, 05:10 AM
Just off the top of my head, two immediately come to mind.

Manfred Mann's version of Springsteen's Blinded by the Light.

Colin James' version of Van Morrison's Into the Mystic. Here's the studio version. There are a couple of good live versions on YT also if you care.

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Finch Platte
09-20-2013, 02:52 PM
Oh, man, covers are my favorite. I could probably make a 10-disc set of stuff from my collection.

Here're two from my top 10, I'll be back with more later. :devil:

The Editors doing REM's Orange Crush (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtoteiB05nU), and Jason Mraz doing Melt With You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LPUkDSNysU).

And for an entire disc, you can't beat Easy Star All Star's Dub Side of the Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEZWsnIECo). Reggae Floyd. Excellent.

Ex Lion Tamer
09-20-2013, 06:44 PM
Uncle Tupelo doing The Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog

The (English) Beat doing Smokey Robinson's Tears of A Clown

The Clash doing Toots Hibbert's Pressure Drop

The Feelies doing Another Stooges classic Real Good Time

The Jayhawks doing Grand Funk Railroad's Bad Time

The Cowboy Junkies doing the VUs Sweet Jane

09-20-2013, 09:07 PM
Thanks guys for suggestions. It is interesting to hear how each band put their own twist into familiar song. Sometimes it does sound better than the original :)

09-21-2013, 03:43 AM
Joe Cocker's A Little Help From My Friends

09-25-2013, 09:00 PM
Yes - America (Paul Simon)
Santana - She's Not There (The Zombies)
The Eagles - Ol' 55 (Tom Waits)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Susie Boggus - Someday Soon - (Ian Tyson)
Garth Brook - Mr Blue (Dewayne Blackwell)
Death Cab For Cutie - Rockin Chair (Robbie Robertson)

09-26-2013, 06:08 AM
Roger Daltrey

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

The Lost Boys Soundtrack

The Lost Boys - Soundtrack - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - By Roger Daltrey - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSl8kwnnVU)

09-26-2013, 06:10 AM
The Wonder Years!!! Winnie Cooper

danica mckellar - Bing Images (http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=danica+mckellar&qpvt=danica+mckellar&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=47E39ABE6B4BDF6FA655EEA3726E8E5F4858B1B1&selectedIndex=5)

Jim Clark
09-26-2013, 06:13 AM
My all time favorite cover is Devo's cover of the Rolling Stones "(I can't get no) Satisfaction". This is followed very closely by Johnny Cash covering "Hurt" from NIN. If I was penning the series finale of Breaking Bad, this cover would be front and center and I'd sit back and wait for my Emmy.

Joey Ramone covering "What a Wonderful World" was aided by his untimely death but he made that tune his own.

Siouxsie and the Banshees covering both "Dear Prudence" and "Helter Skelter" is usually a treat for me. Actually, there a lot of Beatles covers that I enjoy a great deal more than the originals.

Gary Jules covering "Mad World" from T4F's was used to perfection in Donnie Darko.

The last one that springs to mind is Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's absolutely stunning rendition of "Over The Rainbow". He owns the song.


09-26-2013, 09:10 PM
Lots of good ones guys, surprised no one has mentioned one of my top fav covers of all time: Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower....