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Weird but great cover songs

Discussion in 'The Musiquarium' started by Shawn Hopkins, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Movie06

    Movie06 Active Member

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    I also like the cover version of the song War which was done by Bone Thungs N Harmony and Henry Rollins (With guitar work by Tom Morello).
     
  2. Desensitized

    Desensitized Old School!

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    Devo's cover of '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' is brilliant. A total deconstruction of a pop hit. I far prefer it to the original, too.
     
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    I really love The Birthday Massacre (also did a decent cover on "neverending Story") and Tiffany(two dfferent people. TBM a band from now, Tiffany a pop singer from the 80's) take on "I think were Alone Now" Originally by ritchie cordell.
     
  4. Silverstar

    Silverstar Rock the Dragon

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    Man, I can't believe I forgot about that one. And I also prefer Devo's cover to the Stones' original.
     
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    FightingDreamer Mutant on the Rise

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    Alien Ant Farm-Smooth Criminal (and I actually like the original)
    Johnny Cash-Hurt
    Disturbed-Land of Confusion
    Nonpoint-In The Air Tonight
    Devo-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction-I know, I know-it's Devo, for heaven's sake; "Whip It" is the epitome of "80s cheese that isn't awesome". But it's far too catchy for me to resist, and I actually like it better than the Stones' version (I know others have said that as well).
     
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    Dirty Dawg Chinese Democracy starts NOW!

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    AFI-Head Like a Hole
    Marilyn Manson-Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
    Sign-Run To The Hills
    Moonsorrow-For Whom The Bell Tolls
     
  7. Roman Legion

    Roman Legion Let's Make a Deal
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    "Weird", eh? How about KMFDM's cover of U2's "Mysterious Ways"?

    When I first heard about it, I thought to myself, "Huh, oookay..." Then I thought, "Y'know, that might just work after all." When I finally heard it, however, I was disappointed. I felt they were capable of pushing it a lot further.

    --Romey
     
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    Jay Electronica's cover of Nas' "The World is Yours" is great(Its called "My World(Nas Tribute)"). Not only did he do a good job of covering it, he was able to make the song into his own style. And that's saying something since the original is great in its own right.
     
  9. Jin Kazama

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    Ton of ones here I never heard of. Looks like I'll have to do some music searching.

    Of the ones not mentioned so far:

    -Reckoner by Gnarles Barkley
    -Down in the Park by Marilyn Manson
    -Darling Nikki by the Foo Fighters.
     
  10. Movie06

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    Oh, I forgot to mention that I actually like Marilyn Manson's cover of Sweet Dreams.
     
  11. Goldstar Neo

    Goldstar Neo Good Morning!

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    I like Marilyn Manson's cover of "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics as well. It's creepy, but interesting.
     
  12. Conekiller

    Conekiller On the Cruise!

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    Practially anything by Richard Cheese.
     
  13. Goldstar Neo

    Goldstar Neo Good Morning!

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    I just remembered another one this afternoon.

    Goodness' cover of Schoolhouse Rock's "Electricity" song (which can be heard on the album Schoolhouse Rocks!). I actually like Goodness' version of the song better than the original.
     
  14. Cassie Star

    Cassie Star I have no gender.

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    This.
     
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    Three spring to mind..

    David Bowie - Moons of Alabama: a very discordant and rampant version of the Doors classic.

    Rocket from the Crypt - You and I: A loud, punky version of the electrically flavoured song by The Silver Apples. Prefer it to the original.

    Faith No More - I Started A Joke: Prefer it to the Bee Gees - but who would admit otherwise.

    Fantomas - Fire Walk With Me: A version of the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me theme. As different as they come.
     
  17. Young Justice

    Young Justice Silent Master Apprentice

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    Pet Shop Boys

    The PSB are very good at doing covers. I'm suspect to talk about it because I'm a huge fan of them, but I think they always manage to, if not improve, at least to put a personal spin to the song covered.

    - Always on my Mind, previously performed by Elvis Presley.

    - Where the streets have no name, from U2.

    - Go West, from Village People.
     
  18. J. B. Warner

    J. B. Warner Increasing my wordiness

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    I was gonna mention this one - it's one of the most beautiful and haunting songs I've ever heard. Hands down, the best song of 2003, MTV Video Music Awards be damned (Cash got six nominations for "Hurt" and he didn't win any of them - a snub that became even more insulting when he passed away later that year).
     
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    Didn't he die a few weeks before the show?
     
  20. Trent Lane

    Trent Lane How can that be?!

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    The Cardigans- Iron Man

    COMPLETELY different from Ozzy's version, but still very cool, at least wirth checking out...
     

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