Cover Versions We Definitely Needed

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bvb1123, Jun 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

  1. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    This is a play on the "Cover Versions We Don't Need" thread except these are covers that are so different and unique from the original we really, really needed them. Post your favorites!
     
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  2. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    Local H - "Toxic" This turns Britney's dance pop song into a great hard rock rave up.

     
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  3. Jamey K

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    I want Lindsey Buckingham back in Fleetwood Mac and covering this song...

     
  4. bvb1123

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    The Dollyrots - "Brand New Key" Turns Melanie's simple folk tune into great pop punk.

     
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  5. bvb1123

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    Al Kooper - "Sam Stone" Great rockin' take on the old John Prine song.

     
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  6. If I could bring Husker Du back from the dead, I’d get them to cover “Surrender” by Cheap Truck. Bob Mould has covered it live, which indicates how good a Du version could’ve been.
     
  7. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    Kathryn Edwards - "All Apologies" Very spooky, ethereal version of Nirvana's classic.

     
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  8. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Johnny Cash, Hurt:
     
  9. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    Excellent choice! Can't believe I didn't think of that one! Kudos to you, good sir!
     
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  10. BlackCircleVinyl

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    It’s the first one I thought of, it’s just superb. I believe even Trent Reznor has been quoted as saying it’s better than his original version.
     
  11. BlackCircleVinyl

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    Jeff Buckley’s version of Hallelujah.
     
  12. BlackCircleVinyl

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    Sturgill Simpson’s version of Nirvana’s In Bloom.
     
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  13. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    The Flaming Lips - "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" Changes Kylie's dance pop tune to an astounding epic!

     
  14. MarcS

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  15. BlackCircleVinyl

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    The White Stripes’ version of Dolly Parton’s Jolene.
     
  16. MarcS

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  17. BlackCircleVinyl

    BlackCircleVinyl Forum Resident

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    Cowboy Junkies’ version of The Velvet Underground’s Sweet Jane.
     
  18. tomd

    tomd Senior Member

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    Hoodoo Gurus-Teenage Head
    Golden Smog-Glad and Sorry
     
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  19. vamborules

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    Local H also did a killer version of Shock the Monkey

     
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  20. The Hud

    The Hud Tougher Than Leather

    Run-D.M.C.--Walk This Way

    I know I will be in the minority here, but I prefer this version.
     
  21. Ronnie Pilgrim

    Ronnie Pilgrim Well-Known Member

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    The Who’s version of Summertime Blues is the penultimate version in my humble opinion.
     
  22. vamborules

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    He's also done "Downed"

     
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  23. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Forum Resident

    los freddys penny lane. it was "needed" in mexico i guess.
    The lyrics are better imo. music is close.
    the original lyrics is about a street. the spanish version is about a girl called penny lane.
     
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  24. StormSignal

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  25. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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    Paul Westerberg - Daydream Believer

     

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