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What's your Cover Tune of the Day?

Any cover songs you like more than the original?

(You know, like how Hendrix totally owns "All Along the WatchTower", even though it's a Bob Dylan song?)

Today, just to change it up, I'm gonna go with:

Blitzkrieg - Metallica

a cover of the song by the band of the same name. I really wish this and "Am I Evil" were still on "Kill Em All". I miss my 1988 Re-Issue. =/

MQ- What's your cover song?

BQ- What's a band that you think just cannot be covered successfully?

(For me it's Iron Maiden.. some do it OK musically, but I have yet to see anyone that didn't turn me off once the singing started. Pretty much every one fails utterly compared to Bruce.)

Update:

@MCMG....... again.. i liked Machine Head's..until the singing started. I do sorta like Metallica's cover of "Remember Tomorrow" but there are few if any Metallica cover's i haven't loved. And you are so right about Evile's cover of Cemetery Gates. Epic. And that's my fave Pantera track to boot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_BmdvzD5CM

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Update 2:

@TRON.. no no no. I said a band that couldn't be covered.. not one that just SHOULDN'T be covered...... =P

Update 3:

@ Silver.. good picks.. i been throwing links at Darth about those. Speaking of over the Hill.. waddya think of the Nightwish version? ( I also liek the version used for the BBC "Sharpes" series)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UztEfwHt14

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plus Dimmu Borgir, IMO does an amazing cover of Deep Purple's "Perfect Strangers"

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    MA: It's a tie

    Much as I love Donovan, Al Kooper and Steven Stills PWNED Season of the Witch.

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

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    Rod Stewart took Cat Steven's song and made it his own. I once listened to this 57 times in a row.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aueJ01JByfY

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    BA: Behold, an excellent Maiden cover

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bbcHv9uYQ4

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    Noelle from Damone just kills it! A modern vocalist that actually knows how to inject emotion into a song.

    I have never heard a really decent Zep or Purple cover.

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  • One of the most thorny subjects there KP!

    Back when I bought singles, I got Metallica's cover of 'Whisky in the Jar', and one of the b-sides was 'Blitzkrieg' :)

    I do not like this cover 'more' than the original, but I think it has a little something extra that gives it 'kick' {though there's a point just before the lead solo where I would have put in flute and fiddle to make it more Celtic, but that's just me...}

    'Over the Hills and Far Away' ~ Thyrfing {Gary Moore cover}

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sAGze3RaRY

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    original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoMI9TeZ0H4

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    12": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruimplmw_QA

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    {Personally, I cut off the first 55-seconds of the 12", and run these two into each other, to make a really long song - but I wish it had the energy of Thyrfing's version}

    ** edit:

    The Nightwish version just doesn't work for me, and I think it's her vocals :(

    I think it would suit Leaves' Eyes better...

    It is rare for me to say I like a song *more* than the original, as I find most to be 'compareable', but there are some exceptions {usually because I don't like the original}:

    'Diamonds and Rust' ~ Blackmore's Night {orig. Joan Baez}

    'Blinded by the Light' ~ Manfred Mann's Earth Band {orig. Bruce Springsteen}

    BQ: Jethro Tull / Dire Straits

    I think both are just too associated with their 'sound' {Ian's flute, Mark's guitar style} for anyone to stand a chance of a really good cover, unless maybe they took it into a totally different genre.

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    @ Darth :

    I argue the Deep Purple cover point with...

    'Mond Tanz' / 'Child In Time' ~ Blackmore's Night

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKe_SeNu6dI

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  • cover song of the day -Prince's "Let's Pretend We're Married" as done by School of Fish, 1991.

    I love Johhny Cash's version of "Hurt", he owns it so much that Reznor has said he will no longer play it live. And just about everyone who covers Dylan does it better. A band that couldn't be covered successfully? hmmm. Well that's if you subscribe to the opinion that a cover has to sound like the original, doesn't it? In that case, I don't think the multi layered harmonies of Queen can be done AND Brian May's guitar tone can be duplicated correctly. But most of the covers I like are the ones that are totally outta left field, such as Toad The Wet Sprocket's cover of "Rock n Roll All Nite" or Van Halen's "Intruder/Oh Pretty Woman".

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  • 9 years ago

    Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" would be my top pick but since you already mentioned it...

    I wouldn't say it's better, but this band called Depressed Mode does an amazing cover of Dunkelheit by Burzum, incorporating their own Doom style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbv8e8ZXeaY

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    Also, I love Dream Theater's cover of Maiden's Hallowed be Thy Name, and while I usually don't care for COB covers, I really like the one they did of Sepultura's Mass Hypnosis, better than the original IMO.

    BQ: I'm going with Death; Chuck's style was just so distinct, I don't see any way it can be commendably covered. To this day, I have yet to hear a solid Death cover.

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  • 9 years ago

    Am I Evil? by Metallica is definitely at the top of my list, they too totally own it IMO. I still have my original Kill 'Em All cassette tape from 1983 though it hasn't been used in a very very long time.

    Some covers that I don't like more than the originals but are still kick @ss...

    Last Caress/Green Hell - Metallica

    Lunatic of God's Creation - Decapitated

    Trapped Under Ice - Death Angel

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica

    I like both versions but Metallica's is better to me.

    I've heard some covers of Maiden songs before Bruce joined and they were ok

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UnrW5iOXc8

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    BQ: Pantera

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  • 9 years ago

    ....gah! too many... must list more than one...

    Only for the Weak by Syu (In Flames Cover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIKtD9d2HiA

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    Alone by Syu, with Akane Liv from Liv Moon on vocals (Heart Cover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNynZq7PClw

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    Balls To The Wall by Benedictum (Accept Cover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ti_WHZAAp8

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    Fear of the Dark by Van Canto (Iron Maiden Cover, proof IMO that there is at least one band that can cover maiden)

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

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    Forever by Time Concerto (Kamelot)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP-TnT06Zfg

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    BQ - maybe Into Eternity, simply because of the pure amount of technical ability of their songs, and their unique vocalist. I still think that there are a few bands out there that could pull off a cover (namely Solution .45, D Creation, and Dagon)

    @Patrick Kruspe, how about Dark Age?

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    ***also, another track to contend with the Iron Maiden statement, Hallowed be thy Name by Cradle of Filth (I don't care what the trve cvlt people say, I actually like COF)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91h6qUikXjA

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  • Dio and Yngwie - Dream On

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOtoypu0RpA

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    I enjoy an Aerosmith track from time to time (maybe in a bar), but I'm not really a fan. But then you throw in people I actually like, like Dio and Yngwie, and suddenly the song is just so much moodier.

    Megadeth - Anarchy in the UK

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj9_YtUNIj8

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    How do you make the snottiest song ever written even snottier? You play it faster and misinterpret the lyrics. I know it's a bad song, but it's just so awesome

    Budgie - Baby Please Don't Go

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQw92wKRdbY

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    I've listened to many covers of this song, but Budgie's is just so... funky

    BQ: Alice in Chains... On one hand you'll have shitty post-grunge bands covering an AiC song acoustic trying to make a 16 year old in the audience cry with emotion (Puddle of Mudd, Staind, Godsmack, etc.), and on the other you have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GUSboH5yDQ

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    who don't realize that even the more "metal" AiC songs aren't exactly conventional metal

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  • 9 years ago

    All Shook Up - The Jeff Beck Group http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN18OcFNbXQ

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  • 9 years ago

    Woodstock: Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xJWxPE8G2c

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    Even the Beatles could not get over how Joe made this song his as Hendrix did with All Along The Watch Tower.

    take care

    dave

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