Favorite Covers

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  1. madame_zora

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    In the spirit of favorite one hit wonders, I thought I'd like to hear some of your favorite covers. High on my list is "Easy" by Faith no More, originally by Lionel Ritchie. While the music and vocals would make it worthy enough, the video is something you just can't miss.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0lhTl44CW8
     
  2. hmmm ... we were just talking about this in the chat room. I like Marilyn Manson's cover of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus ... and their cover of the Eurythmics's Sweet Dreams ... among other things :rolleyes:
     
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    I liked a lot the Cover of Stephen Bishop's "Bish" LP. Still do, yet it's from the late 70s and the hairdos seem a bit weird to me. In some ways, it's very erotic, to me it looks like the displayed couple is about to make out.

    Still like the "Guitar Interlude" or "I've never known a nite like this".
     
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    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Paul Anka, album: Rock Swings
    "Wicked Game" by Paul Parker, 12" single (club mix)
    "Losing My Religion" by Abigail, 12" single (club mix)
    "The Big Hurt" by Bear Essence feat. Marianne, 12" single (club mix)
    "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Annie Lennox, album: Medusa
    "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Tina Turner, 12" single (club mix)

    and a free blow job to any guy on here who knows the following cover and can tell me who produced it: "Bang A Gong" by Witch Queen, album: Witch Queen.

    ~ or a gold star for the first lady to tell me ;-)

    I'm sure I'll think of others. I was a club DJ for many years and had tons of covers in my record collection.
     
  5. I also like the Presidents of the United States cover of the Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star ... and the cover of I Will Survive by Cake ... or the cover of Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head by The Flaming Lips ... wow I like alot of covers (maybe I'm cold :rolleyes:)
     
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    I like that cover!

    I also like You Spin Me Right Around by DOPE, Here it is. (Click Play)
     
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    So many. . .
    "Proud Mary" (Creedence Clearwater Revival/Ike and Tina Turner)
    "Crimson and Clover" (Tommy James and the Shondells/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
    "Mony Mony" (Tommy James and the Shondells/Billy Idol)
    "Hooked On A Feeling" (BJ Thomas/Blue Swede)
    "Twist and Shout" (The Isley Brothers/The Beatles, The Mamas & The Papas)
    "Blowing In The Wind" (Bob Dylan/Peter, Paul and Mary)
    "Red Red Wine" (Neil Diamond/UB40)
    "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (The Arrows/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
    "Leaving On A Jet Plane" (John Denver/Peter, Paul and Mary)
    "Demolition Man" (The Police/Grace Jones)
    "Daydream Believer" (The Monkees/Ann Murray)
    "Walking In Memphis" (Marc Cohn/Cher)
    "I Got You Babe" (Sonny and Cher/ Chrissy Hynde and UB40)
    "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" (Elvis Presley/Corey Hart)
    "Over The Rainbow" (Judy Garland/Patti LaBelle)

    . . .to name a few!
     
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    FFF, that was a great cover of "Spin Me Right Round", I hadn't heard that one.


    Being a Cincinnati kid, I can't pass up a chance to post one from our favorite junkie boy gone horribly awry, Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs. This cover of "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" also features my bud Happy Chichester on piano wearing a feather boa- I miss the 90s sometimes.
    You wouldn't think a flaming fucktard should be doing motown covers, but he was quite famous for them in his own right, this one is pretty good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcEF-5xiNUE&search=afghan%20whigs%20greg%20dulli%20twilight%20singers

    edit- it's also worth it to see Natalie Portman as the young beauty she was in her pre-teens.
     
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    I found that one tonight while downloading some Marilyn Manson songs.

    *Giggles insanely*
     
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    Love the Bad Religion cover of Tainted Love, and of course the Sex Pistols cover of My Way is a classic!

    Others that come to mind are The Beautiful South covering Dream a Little Dream of Me and Madness cover of It Must be Love.

    There's loads more but those are the first few that leap to mind
     
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    "SuperStar (Until You Come Back to Me)" as covered by Luther Vandross. Originally the Carpenters (I think).

    Luther had a knack of making you forget the sogn ever belonged to someone else.
     
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    Not sure if this counts as a 'cover' but I always liked the Siouxsie And The Banshees rendition of Sherman's 'Trust In Me' (aka the python's song) from Jungle Book.

    It's the only one that springs to mind right now.
     
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    Guilty pleasures:

    Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love (Uncensored)
    Mariah Carey - I Can't Live (If Living Is Without You)


    Also:

    Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
    Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watch Tower
    Jimi Hendrix - Killing Floor

    The Mothers of Invention covers of old R&B songs ("Here Lies Love," "Directly From My Heart To You," etc.) are all pretty good.
     
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    The whole album, "Hymns of the 49th Parallel" by k. d. lang. There are 11 tracks, and one is her original song, "Simple." The covers include:

    After the Gold Rush and Helpless by Neil Young
    A Case of You and Jericho by Joni Mitchell
    *The Valley and Love is Everything by Jane Siberry
    Hallelujah and Bird on a Wire by Leonard Cohen
    Fallen by Ron Sexsmith
    One Day I Walk by Bruce Cockburn

    I had never heard of Jane Siberry before I saw k. d. live with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra... But "The Valley" just completely blew me away.
     
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    Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" was itself a cover of the 1964 motown song recorded by Gloria Jones.

    "I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston covering Dolly Parton
     
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    Back in the day before he was hugely famous, I made him some g-strings that he wore onstage.

    *giggles with you*

    Dilz- "Tainted Love" is one of my guilty pleasures as well, along with his version of "Strawberry Fields".
     
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    Ah, Whitney's voice, as an instrument, is lovely... I just can't listen to much by her, though, because every phrase has to have the double and triple mordent, double and triple appogiatura, double and triple and quadruple escape tone, plus the Whitney-trademark "octave portamento."
     
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    "Ring of Fire" Johnny Cash/Social Distortion
    "Fire" Jimi Hendrix/Concrete Blonde/Red Hot Chili Peppers
    "Suspect Device" Stiff Little Fingers/Naked Raygun
    "Ziggy Stardust" David Bowie/Bauhaus
    "Kashmir" Led Zeppelin/Jeff Buckley
    "No Quarter" Led Zeppelin/Tool
    "Word Up" Cameo/Korn
    "The Man Who Sold The World" David Bowie/Nirvana

    That's all I can think of now. MZ, I also love FNM's "Easy" and "Let's Lynch the Landlord" (Dead Kennedys)
     
  19. Oh ... and least me not forget

    the cover of Talk Talk's It's My Life by No Doubt

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    the cover of Helter Skelter via Oasis, originally done by The Beatles

    &

    the Grey Album ... where DJ Danger Mouse mixed in the rap of Jay-Z over various samples of Beatles music (if you like that sort of thing :rolleyes:)
     
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    Many of the Beatles' songs have been covered. Three that I particularly like are Tina Turner's gospel interpretation of "Help," Tim Curry's reggae remake of "I Will," and Siouxsie and the Banshees' cover of "Dear Prudence".
     
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