Off-season Time Suckage Cover Song Thread

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The Breaking New Thread got me thinking about cover songs, and damn there are many of all kinds and shapes from better to weird to out there. So there's the thread. Points for "never thought I'd see that", weird paring and of course "improvements" from the original.



I always like this one because of the hot rocker chick covering dude music. Hasn't aged as well I as I remember but maybe it's because I'm playing in on an iPad and not the monster stereo.

I know there's more than a few ringers in the crowd here, so have at it lads.

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My all time favorite cover.


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Marvin Gaye cover:



Beatles cover:




Gram Parsons cover:



...and last, but not least, offered for your consideration, the musical stylings of Billy Shatner:



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John Foherty channeling Screamin' Jay Hawkins...with terricfic guitar work


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late 90s Indy/Twee take on the Sex Pistols by a Berkeley band:



Occasional SF street busker the Space Lady Casiotone take on the Electric Prunes' Too much to dream last night:



Petra Haden's a capella cover of the Who's Armenia city in the sky:



Ravi Shankar's nephew Ananda - Jumpin Jack Flash

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Ravi Shankar's nephew Ananda - Jumpin Jack Flash

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Black Crowes covering Lou Reed's Sweet Nuthin'
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Not so much a typical cover, but what Prince did at the end of this is a classic.
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There is a wonderful podcast devoted to covers - Coverville - its a fun way to cross genres and hear new music.

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Another Bear said:

The Breaking New Thread got me thinking about cover songs, and damn there are many of all kinds and shapes from better to weird to out there. So there's the thread. Points for "never thought I'd see that", weird paring and of course "improvements" from the original.



I always like this one because of the hot rocker chick covering dude music. Hasn't aged as well I as I remember but maybe it's because I'm playing in on an iPad and not the monster stereo.

I know there's more than a few ringers in the crowd here, so have at it lads.



Marc Bolan had a pathological fear he would die in a car crash. I guess it was more of a clairvoyant fear.

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bearister said:

Another Bear said:

The Breaking New Thread got me thinking about cover songs, and damn there are many of all kinds and shapes from better to weird to out there. So there's the thread. Points for "never thought I'd see that", weird paring and of course "improvements" from the original.



I always like this one because of the hot rocker chick covering dude music. Hasn't aged as well I as I remember but maybe it's because I'm playing in on an iPad and not the monster stereo.

I know there's more than a few ringers in the crowd here, so have at it lads.



Marc Bolan had a pathological fear he would die in a car crash. I guess it was more of a clairvoyant fear.


Another rocker adding to the folklore of live fast, die young. He was 29, so not part of the 27 club. The only way I knew about T. rex was because my left it in the record pile.

Kurt Cobain would be 52 today but instead he has a bit of immortality.
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Gram just missed the 27 club.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons

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This is on my road trip mix tape.
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Another Bear said:


This is on my road trip mix tape.


Man, that's the All Dead Group. At least The Band is only
3/5th dead. Rock is a hard life. Ingestion of all kinds of bad stuff that alters your body chemistry.
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For the MBB fans
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BGolden
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A lot of people have covered this tune. Rolling Stones, Beatles, Metallica....

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Here's a Shatner cover that is actually good (though I put a lot of this down to Ben Folds' production).

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A friend's wife (who is from Texas) introduced me to this band and this excellent cover (love the bass work):

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If they locked me in an interrogation room at Gitmo playing a continuous loop of Mr. Spock's musical stylings, I'm pretty sure I would charge the wall head first.







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(modified cover of Sweet Home Alabama...from an Islander bruddah)
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They say that the key do doing a memorable cover is to make the song your own. I would say CSN&Y pulled that off with this Joni Mitchell tune:



Then the strange pairings. The original:



The cover:



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I think it is an objective truth that this is the finest Frank Sinatra cover of all time:

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