Most Interesting Chuck Berry cover

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Fastnbulbous, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Washington DC USA
    Not necessarily the best but covers that sound more like the band than Chuck's original.

    An example:

  2. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    End of thread!

  3. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    AC/DC - School Days
  4. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Washington DC USA
    "I don't know the words."
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  5. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    I'll go with ELO's Roll Over Beethoven.
  6. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Sweet Little Sixteen - The Hollies & John Lennon
    Roll Over Beethoven - The Beatles
    Johnny B. Goode - Johnny Winter
    Carol - The Rolling Stones
    Sweet Little Rock and Roller - Rod Stewart & The Bunch (Richard Thompson et al.)
    Memphis - The Hollies & The Faces
    Too Much Monkey Business - The Yardbirds
    Rock and Roll Music - The Beatles & The Beach Boys
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  7. Michael

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

    BEST? The Beatles of course!
  8. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

    Tempe, AZ
  9. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

    Houston, TX
    Iron Maiden - "Roll Over Vic Vella"

    Honorable mention to Judas Priest - "Johnny B. Goode"
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  10. Lk4605

    Lk4605 Forum Resident

    " Little queenie" by the Rolling Stones (live)
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  11. John Harchar

    John Harchar Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    If you think what Marty McFly played shocked those kids in 1955, imagine if they heard this:

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  12. B. Bu Po

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  13. Rich C

    Rich C Forum Resident

    Northbrook, IL
    Definitely, And out of all of them my vote is for Come Together.
  14. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Washington DC USA
  15. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

  16. Adam9

    Adam9 Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Memphis - Johnny Rivers

  17. Spazaru

    Spazaru Angry Samoan

  18. C6H12O6

    C6H12O6 Forum Resident

    My lab
    This was posted by a reader of a blog on Greil Marcus's criticism:

    I remember reading your Elvis obit in Rolling Stone whereupon you comment on Chuck Berry’s reaction to Elvis’ death. You wrote that Chuck never hid his bitterness at the fact it took a white man to symbolize the music they all invented in the ’50s. I grew up in St. Louis and had the good fortune of seeing and meeting Chuck numerous times in concert and in life. And yes, he was not always a nice person. But sometimes he was very charming. A moody loner is how I would describe him. One time in the late ’90s I saw him perform at the Blueberry Hill venue. After the show, he signed and met with waiting fans backstage. He was in a a great fun mood. Open and expansive. I had a few moments with him and I asked him a question: “Of all of the artists who have covered your songs, is there any that stand out or you liked?” Without any hesitation he responded, Elvis Presley! He said his performance of “Promised Land” was amazing. I looked at him in disbelief, not because of Elvis, who I love, but because I assumed his bitterness towards Elvis’ success. He saw my reaction and responded even more forcefully. “No, no, listen Elvis added something to that song. He understood what I meant. Nobody else ever got my intent!” I was so excited I embarrassed myself and regret my reaction now. I asked him if he had met Elvis or even told him what he told me. At that moment, the famous defensive part of himself began and he shut down any further comment and dismissed me. I realized later he lost interest when the question and attention was not on him but on someone else. He wanted to control the narrative. In any case, I think you are correct about Chuck’s satisfaction at outliving his peers, but I think Chuck might have been bitter before he was famous.
  19. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    Great story...that version of "Promised Land" is my favorite Berry cover and one of my favorite records ever and it fit Elvis like a glove. I understand exactly what Chuck is attributed as having said here about what Elvis heard in the song and put into it. Plus the performance rocks.
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  20. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Central PA
  21. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Definitely interesting. :thumbsup:
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  22. The early Stones really had an affinity for Berry - in addition to the already mentioned "Carol", both "You Can't Catch Me" and "Around and Around" are fantastic covers. In fact, to me, "Around" (a live staple at the time as well) easily surpasses Berry's original...
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  23. Spazaru

    Spazaru Angry Samoan

    Well played!
  24. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    Chuck Berry gets the sunshine pop treatment

  25. popcorn1

    popcorn1 Forum Resident

    Johnnie Allan---Promised Land---swamp-pop supremo!!!!

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