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    flintstonedflintstoned Posts: 118
    Faith No More - Poker Face.
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    Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    Metallica doing that Bob Sieger song, On the road again...
    "Turn the Page"
    That is indeed a great cover and as much as I love the 'tallica boys I have a hard time saying their's is better than Bob's. But it's something to consider.
    I remember thinking they were nuts when I heard they were doing that song, but I was pleasantly surprised at their treatment of it when I actually heard it.
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

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    Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Khadgar wrote:
    Faith No More - Poker Face.

    Eric Cartman's version also.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
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    flintstonedflintstoned Posts: 118
    Newch91 wrote:
    Khadgar wrote:
    Faith No More - Poker Face.

    Eric Cartman's version also.
    True :D
    Chorzów 2007, Berlin 2009, Berlin 2010
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    Wonderwall by Ryan Adams, and Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley.
    I knew it all along, see?
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    blackredyellowblackredyellow Posts: 5,889
    Mike Ness - "Don't Think Twice" (Dylan)
    Allman Brothers Band - Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell)
    The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan)
    Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Joan Baez/traditional)
    Hendrix - Hey Joe (?)
    SRV - LIttle Wing (Hendrix)
    Gary Jules with Michael Andrews – Mad World (Tears for Fears)
    My whole life
    was like a picture
    of a sunny day
    “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
    ― Abraham Lincoln
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    Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Mike Ness - "Don't Think Twice" (Dylan)
    Allman Brothers Band - Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell)
    The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan)
    Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Joan Baez/traditional)
    Hendrix - Hey Joe (?)
    SRV - LIttle Wing (Hendrix)
    Gary Jules with Michael Andrews – Mad World (Tears for Fears)

    Yes. Hey Joe is a cover.
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    BenzorBenzor Posts: 886
    I can't believe that it took 3 pages for someone to say 'Hallelujah'. This is the definitive example of a cover being better than the original in my mind.

    As for Hurt...I think Reznor > Cash...and I don't even think it's that close.
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,047
    Ugly Kid Joe- Cats In The Cradle (Harry Chapin)
    The Lemonheads- Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
    10,000 Maniacs- Because The Night (Patti Smith)
    Nirvana- Man Who Sold The World & Lake Of Fire
    311- Love Song (The Cure)
    The White Stripes- Jolene (Dolly Parton)
    Foo Fighters- Baker Street
    Goldfinger- 99 Red Balloons (Nene)
    Metallica- Whiskey In The Jar
    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
    Local H- Toxic (Britney Spears)

    others that are as good as the original
    CAKE- I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
    Nirvana- Love Buzz (Shocking Blue)
    Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse- Valerie (The Zutons)
    Gnarls Barkley- Gone Daddy Gone (Violent Femmes)
    The Vines- Ms. Jackson (OutKast)
    Social Distortion- Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
    Johnny Cash- Hurt and Rusty Cage
    Marilyn Manson- Sweet Dreams, Tainted Love, & Personal Jesus
    Weezer- Veloria (Pixies)
    Ben Folds- Bitches Ain't Shit (Dr. Dre)
    Faith No More- War Pigs (Sabbath)
    Tool- No Quarter (Zeppelin)
    Offspring- I Wanna BE Sedated (Ramones)
    All Along The Watchtower- Hendrix and DMB
    Limp Bizkit- Faith (George Michael)
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    5/21/10- NYC
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    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    mookeywrenchmookeywrench Posts: 5,790
    Mike Ness - "Don't Think Twice" (Dylan)
    Going to have to throw a flag on this one. That song has been untouchable by everyone but Dylan

    However Mike Ness's honky tonk version of Ball and Chain beats out social D's anyday
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    Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Benzor wrote:
    I can't believe that it took 3 pages for someone to say 'Hallelujah'. This is the definitive example of a cover being better than the original in my mind.

    I wrote it on the first page.
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    BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,158
    Newch91 wrote:
    Khadgar wrote:
    Faith No More - Poker Face.

    Eric Cartman's version also.


    :lol::lol::lol: Holy Shit, Thank You!!!
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    Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    KoMyAss wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:
    Khadgar wrote:
    Faith No More - Poker Face.

    Eric Cartman's version also.


    :lol::lol::lol: Holy Shit, Thank You!!!

    Hahahahaha! :lol::lol: It's so fucking funny.
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    BenzorBenzor Posts: 886
    Newch91 wrote:
    Benzor wrote:
    I can't believe that it took 3 pages for someone to say 'Hallelujah'. This is the definitive example of a cover being better than the original in my mind.

    I wrote it on the first page.

    haha i must have missed it
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    NYCPJNYCPJ nyc Posts: 761
    dcfaithful wrote:
    Cash...Hurt
    Blows away NIN's version

    :thumbup: Totally.

    I'm also going to go out on a limb here and confess something:

    I love, love, love Manfred Mann's "Blinded By The Light" (that guitar solo is fucking ace)...I think it completely eclipses Springsteen's version. Sorry Bruce, but it had to be said.

    great call.
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    5/18/10 (Newark, NJ)
    5/20/10 (MSG1)
    5/21/10 (MSG2)
    10/18/13 (Brooklyn 1)
    10/19/13 (Brooklyn 2)
    5/1/16 (MSG 1)
    5/2/16 (MSG 2)
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    jwagnerjwagner Posts: 435
    Voivod's version of Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine"

    MASTERFUL.
    "I know I was born and I know that I'll die...the in between is mine"
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    yokeyoke Posts: 1,440
    Ugly Kid Joe- Cats In The Cradle (Harry Chapin)
    The Lemonheads- Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
    10,000 Maniacs- Because The Night (Patti Smith)
    Nirvana- Man Who Sold The World & Lake Of Fire
    311- Love Song (The Cure)
    The White Stripes- Jolene (Dolly Parton)
    Foo Fighters- Baker Street
    Goldfinger- 99 Red Balloons (Nene)
    Metallica- Whiskey In The Jar
    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
    Local H- Toxic (Britney Spears)

    others that are as good as the original
    CAKE- I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
    Nirvana- Love Buzz (Shocking Blue)
    Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse- Valerie (The Zutons)
    Gnarls Barkley- Gone Daddy Gone (Violent Femmes)
    The Vines- Ms. Jackson (OutKast)
    Social Distortion- Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
    Johnny Cash- Hurt and Rusty Cage
    Marilyn Manson- Sweet Dreams, Tainted Love, & Personal Jesus
    Weezer- Veloria (Pixies)
    Ben Folds- Bitches Ain't Shit (Dr. Dre)
    Faith No More- War Pigs (Sabbath)
    Tool- No Quarter (Zeppelin)
    Offspring- I Wanna BE Sedated (Ramones)
    All Along The Watchtower- Hendrix and DMB
    Limp Bizkit- Faith (George Michael)


    love some of these.. man some really take back to HS, especially Ugly Kid Joe
    Thats a lovely accent you have. New Jersey?

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    yokeyoke Posts: 1,440
    I forgot 2 that I always liked..

    Tesla - Signs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vgf0dmzEf0


    Chris Cornell - Ave Maria
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-IXoU8uQMs








    i always thought it would be cool to compile all these covers and make a few cds. Can we set something up now so we can do this?
    Thats a lovely accent you have. New Jersey?

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    Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 16,753
    jwagner wrote:
    Voivod's version of Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine"

    MASTERFUL.

    That was pretty good but I wouldn't say it's better than the original. Really wasn't digging the vocals.
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    he.who.forgetshe.who.forgets Posts: 4,593
    My Morning Jacket - Tyrone (original Erykah Badu)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPsw5ssi-58
    We were but stones your light made us stars
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    Nowhere ManNowhere Man Posts: 345
    My Morning Jacket - Tyrone (original Erykah Badu)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPsw5ssi-58

    Yesssssss, I don't know how I forgot this one. This version is unreal.
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    red mosred mos Posts: 4,953
    foo fighters- baker street (steeler's wheel/Jerry rafferty)
    down in the park (Gary Newman)
    Gary Jules- Mad world (tears for fears)
    Manfred man- blinded by the light (Bruce Springsteen) I agree, sorry Bruce respnse to previous thread in here).

    Unkle Kracker - mainstreet (Bob Seger) Not better than the original but still VERY solid. I love both, but Bob's will always be on top.
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,047
    edited July 2019
    not really better, but I'm digging this:

    Passion Pit covering Tonight, Tonight
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9-kJyyNPT4

    and this came up on my ipod shuffle, Deadsy doing Tom Sawyer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUqaVK69qPU

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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    The Family and the Fishing Net~Primus (Peter Gabriel)
    The Thing That Should Not Be~Primus (Metallica)
    Behind My Camel~Primus (The Police)
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
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    covered in blisscovered in bliss chi-caw-go Posts: 1,330
    Lovemongers: Battle of Evermore

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7DxFQ6FhzQ
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,326
    Ryan Adams - Down In A Hole (Alice In Chains)
    MMJ - Rocket Man (Elton John) the Jim James solo version is awesome
    Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
    Zwan - Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)
    Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures of Matchstick Men (Status Quo)
    Johhny Cash - Rusty Cage (Soundgarden)
    Johnny Cash - Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell)
    Neil Young - Day In The Life (The Beatles)

    I already loved the original versions of all of these songs but I think the covers are much better
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    JordyWordyJordyWordy Posts: 2,257
    Muse - Cant Take My Eyes Off You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBOQc3L1t1A

    Damien Rice & David Gray - Que Sera Sera
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dtsWIt- ... re=related

    U2 - Helter Skelter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLmqjcYtH3c

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Havana Affair (Ramones)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd3zNZMnBfc

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Search & Destroy (Stooges)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo9u9om-2WQ
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    DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 11,413
    edited August 2010
    Lovemongers: Battle of Evermore

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7DxFQ6FhzQ

    yuck



    Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage is a long way off from the original. It's such a cliche version if you ask me. Seems like JC thought it would be a cool song to cover and then left out everything that could make it fresh.


    Tool's No Quarter is a little better than Zep's album version, but doesnt' begin to sniff the version from TSRTS. Their cover of You Lied is pretty sweet, but it's pretty spot on to the original if I remember right.



    DBT-Rebels by Tom Petty
    GnR-Mama Kin by Aerosmith and It's ALright by Black Sabbath
    Ben Harper-The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve
    Black Crowes Oh Sweet Nothin by VU, Rollum Easy by Little Feat
    Tom Petty-Rainy Day Women by Dylan
    Metallica-Turn the Page by Bob Seger, Whiskey In the Jar by Thin Lizzy
    Raconteurs-Rich Kid Blues by Terry Reid
    RHCP-Havana Affair by Ramones
    VH-Oh Pretty Woman
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    Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    JordyWordy wrote:
    Muse - Cant Take My Eyes Off You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBOQc3L1t1A

    Damien Rice & David Gray - Que Sera Sera
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dtsWIt- ... re=related

    U2 - Helter Skelter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLmqjcYtH3c

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Havana Affair (Ramones)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd3zNZMnBfc

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Search & Destroy (Stooges)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo9u9om-2WQ

    Hmm...love U2 but I don't think their version of Helter Skelter is better. It doesn't have that rawness of the original.
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