the bizarre HEAVY COVERS bandwagon -- "heavy covers" of "well-known songs"

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rooster_Ties, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Somewhere I have a legit 3-inch CD single by Living Colour with their uber-heavy live cover of Tracy Chapman's "Talkin' Bout a Revolution" on it as a bonus "previously unreleased" track.

    Now THAT'S heavy!! :bigeek:

  2. EwaWoowa

    EwaWoowa Well-Known Member

    How about Guns' cover of Cameos' 'Word Up'?
    That's pretty stonking heavy!
  3. phish

    phish the house that jack built

    Biloxi, MS, USA
    soft cell did a pretty big cover of gloria jones' tainted love (although she did it better).
  4. phish

    phish the house that jack built

    Biloxi, MS, USA
    that was a heavy cover. i have that somewhere.
  5. And Hendrix also covered Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (live) and Day Tripper (live on the BBC) mighty heavily. [​IMG]
  6. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Soft Cell's "Tainted" = "heavy"??? :confused:
  7. Jim in Houston

    Jim in Houston Forum Resident

    Houston, TX, USA
    Speaking of Nazerath, their version of "Love Hurts" is quite a bit heavier than the Everly Brothers version, id'nit?
  8. Cymbaline

    Cymbaline Shiny Dog

    Charlotte, NC
    I'm surprised no one's mentioned Judas Priest's cover of Joan Baez's "Diamonds And Rust".
  9. Jim in Houston

    Jim in Houston Forum Resident

    Houston, TX, USA
    They did :righton:

  10. Cymbaline

    Cymbaline Shiny Dog

    Charlotte, NC
    Oops, maybe I should read the thread before posting! :)
  11. JuanTCB

    JuanTCB Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY
    The Who (and Blue Cheer) - Summertime Blues
    Guns N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (not the studio version but the one from The Ritz '88 that MTV used to air)
  12. johnny 99

    johnny 99 Goin' Down The Road

    :righton: Not to mention their cover of "This Flight Tonight" which is just terrific. "Loud 'N Proud" was just a killer album!:righton:
  13. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    Their version of "This Flight Tonight" is a wee bit more than Joni Mitchell could have lifted, and their take on My White Bicycle was a bit heavier than Ichabod Craine, I mean Steve Howe and Co.'s original.
  14. phish

    phish the house that jack built

    Biloxi, MS, USA
    i'd say side "A" of this release....

    is heavy.....

    not heavy metal mind you, but heavy relative to my definition of heavy, which may vary from yours, no?
  15. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    Well, "I Want You, She's So Heavy" was one of the two or three heaviest tracks the Beatles ever recorded, but Coroner's cover amps even that up. I remember Ricky Rackman used to spin that a lot on Headbangers Ball.
  16. KeninDC

    KeninDC Forum Resident

    Virginia, USA
    The Bad Brains' cover of "Daytripper" is heavy, no?
  17. funhouse

    funhouse Member

    Long Island, NY
    Terry Reid did "Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" in a manner I'm sure Sonny Bono never dreamed of.

    The White Stripes did Burt Bacharach's "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself", and do "Conquest" a bit heavier than Patti Page did.

    The band Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies have made a whole career out of doing "punk" covers of not-so-heavy songs, but I wouldn't exactly call their versions heavy either. More Blink 182 than Vanilla Fudge.
  18. cooper16

    cooper16 Well-Known Member

    San Jose, CA
    Yes, and it's much better than the version Korn stole from them with exactly the same arrangement as the Gun version of the track.

    Some more:

    Land Of Confusion - Disturbed
    Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Jag Panzer
    Fire and Rain - Badlands
    In Your Eyes - SR-71
    Jackie Blue - Smashing Pumpkins
    Pretty Woman - Van Halen
    Good Rockin' Tonight - Montrose
    Have A Cigar & Baker Street - Foo Fighters
    Take Me Home, Country Roads / Route 66 / 19th Nervous Breakdown - Jason & The Scorchers
    Queens Of The Stone Age - Never Say Never (Romeo Void)
    Scarborough Fair - Queensryche
    Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
    Shining Star - Stryper
  19. il pleut

    il pleut New Member

    she couldn't have done it worse!

    how about yo la tengo's cover of little honda?
  20. fergojisan

    fergojisan Well-Known Member

    Felton, DE
    Marilyn Manson's Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

    Ozzy and Dweezil Zappa doing Stayin' Alive

    Ramones doing the Spiderman theme
  21. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    "You're No Good" by Van Halen
    "Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)" by Aerosmith
    "Breathe" by Smartbomb [the Faith Hill hit, not the Pink Floyd song]
  22. phish

    phish the house that jack built

    Biloxi, MS, USA
    what do you mean?
  23. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

    NYC, USA
    Black Sabbath's "Blue Suede Shoes"
    Motorhead's "Louie Louie"
    Husker Du's "Eight Miles High"
    Sonic Youth's "Within You Without You"
    The Sex Pistols' "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone"
    The Ramones' "California Sun"
    The Residents' "Third Reich And Roll" album, particularly "Satisfaction"
    XTC's "All Along The Watchtower"
    The Clash's "I Fought The Law"
    Deep Purple's "Kentucky Woman"
    The Who's "In The Hall Of The Mountain King"
    The Nice's "America" (the Bernstein piece)

    ELP would probably qualify with a number of their interpretations of classical pieces, but I can't stand them so I can't provide specifics.

    "Whiskey In The Jar" (folk tune) -- Thin Lizzy and Metallica

    While we're on that subject, some of the heavier practitioners of folk rock have provided rocked-up versions of traditional tunes -- among the Brits I'm thinking of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Horslips, The Oyster Band, The Men They Couldn't hang, and The Pogues in particular. Back in North America -- Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Ashley MacIsaac, the list goes on...
  24. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    The ATX
    Beck Bogert Appice doing Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"
  25. andy749

    andy749 Forum Resident

    UFO - "C'mon Everybody"

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