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Cover versions you didnt know were covers....

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by skimminstones, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. skimminstones

    skimminstones Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    This may have been done before but typing "cover versions" into the search box brings up a huge amount of threads,

    Anyway, what are cover versions of songs you didnt know were covers?

    Ive only this week found out that Blondie - hanging on the telephone was a cover...

     
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  2. Roberto899

    Roberto899 Forum Resident

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    Judas Priest. Diamonds & Rust. It was years before I found out that was a cover tune.
     
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  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    years ago I thought Tiny Tim "Tip Toe" was solely his!
     
  4. This guy I work with unbelievably didn't know that Disturbed' s 'Sound of Silence ' was a 60's chestnut. He just thought it was an " awesome" song.
     
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  5. Vic_1957

    Vic_1957 Forum Resident

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    Joni Mitchell's Woodstock. Didn't know it was a cover at the time.

    Same thing with "Before You Accuse Me" and "Ooby Dooby", re-recorded by CCR.
     
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  6. Fuzzbee

    Fuzzbee Forum Resident

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    I didn't know "Manic Monday" was written by Prince. Then when I found out I thought, "If he wrote that then what is he doing dreaming about kissing Valentino?"
     
  7. thehatandbeard

    thehatandbeard Forum Resident

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    I still have my original copy of that EP.
     
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  8. thehatandbeard

    thehatandbeard Forum Resident

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    Joni’s is the original surely?
     
  9. JakeKlas

    JakeKlas Impatiently waiting for an 8-track revival

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    This one honestly just happened this morning.

    A few days ago, I ordered (for the first time) Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book and was listening to the samples on iTunes. It got to Maybe Your Baby and I could have sworn I had heard that song before by someone else, but couldn’t think where. Then I remembered this morning... It was on Feel from Glenn Hughes in 1995. Guess I didn’t read the microscopic CD liner notes close enough to see that it was a cover.



    The one I really slap my forehead over is a riff from Slade on Stage. It was during Dave Hill’s solo. Really cool riff. If I had been a Hendrix fan sooner in life, I would have recognized the riff as the beginning of Purple Haze. When I finally heard Purple Haze some time after that, I had that brief moment of, “He ripped off Dave Hill!”, before it all came clear. :doh: Sheltered life, I suppose, that I hadn’t heard much of Jimi’s music at that point.
     
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  10. Reid Smith

    Reid Smith Forum Resident

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    Ok..so you don't think Woodstock is Joni Mitchell's song? it is of course.
     
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  11. team2

    team2 Forum Resident

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    The Romantics' "She's Got Everything." Shows you how much I knew about the Kinks' deep cuts!
     
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  12. WithinYourReach

    WithinYourReach Resident Millennial

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    Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll

    Originally done by The Arrows in 1975
     
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  13. Vic_1957

    Vic_1957 Forum Resident

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    I did it again! I posted it backwards. LOL, brain fart. :( Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  14. thehatandbeard

    thehatandbeard Forum Resident

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    No worries! Which version were you thinking of?
     
  15. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

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    Didn't know this was a cover until a few years ago..

     
  16. Naughty Chord

    Naughty Chord Hole in my Socrates

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    Eric Clapton - After Midnight, Cocaine

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me The Breeze

    And then I discovered JJ Cale! :cheers:
     
  17. ScienceFictionFan

    ScienceFictionFan Forum Resident

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    The Offspring have a song on there breakthrough album 'Smash' called 'Killboy Powerhead'

    Apparently its a cover.
     
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  18. Vic_1957

    Vic_1957 Forum Resident

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  19. enfield

    enfield Forum Resident

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  20. enfield

    enfield Forum Resident

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  21. Vic_1957

    Vic_1957 Forum Resident

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    Actually, I knew Joni's was the original. I don't know WHY I posted it backwards. Let's call it, sleep deprivation. lol
     
  22. cgw

    cgw Forum Resident

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    What?
    I thought Clapton was covering CCR.
    I just just checked wikipedia. Time to become more familiar with Bo Diddley deep cuts.
     
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  23. Reid Smith

    Reid Smith Forum Resident

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  24. thehatandbeard

    thehatandbeard Forum Resident

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    I heard the Matthews Southern Comfort version first. It was a hit, I think, here in the UK.
     
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  25. bluesfan

    bluesfan Forum Resident

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    There were several. But the one that surprised me the most was „Barbara Ann“ by The Beach Boys (covering a song by The Regents).
     

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