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HarleyD
11-15-2006, 06:59 PM
i did a search and didn't find another thread like this... soooooooooo.. what are you guys' favorite song covers?

DylanAngel
11-15-2006, 07:04 PM
D'ya Think I'm Sexy by Revolting Cocks and Gold Dust Woman by Hole

(originally done by Rod Stewart and Fleetwood Mac respectively)

wakko0129
11-15-2006, 07:09 PM
Disturbed's cover of "Land of Confusion"

Reel Big Fish's cover of "Kiss Me Deadly"

Cake's cover of "I Will Survive"

madmaxine
11-15-2006, 07:18 PM
"Don't You Forget About Me" covered by: Life of Agony, originally by Simple Minds
"Voodoo Chile, Slight Return" /Stevie Ray Vaughn/ Jimi Hendrix
"Venus De Milo"/Trotsky Icepick/ Television
"Last Kiss" Pearl Jam/ J. Frank Wilson
"Stone Cold Crazy" Metallica/ Queen
"8 Miles High" Roxy Music/ The Byrds
"The Seeker" Rush/ The Who

DylanAngel
11-15-2006, 07:33 PM
Have to add:

"One" by Three Dog Night/Filter
"Message In A Bottle" by The Police/Machinehead
"You Spin Me Round" by Dead or Alive/Dope
"Cinnamon Girl" by Neil Young/Type O Negative
"Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts/Type O Negative
"I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone" by The Monkees/Sex Pistols
"I Fought The Law" by some old guy/The Clash

MM, I love, love, love "Don't You Forget About Me" by Life Of Agony.

madmaxine
11-15-2006, 08:04 PM
"Message In A Bottle" by The Police/Machinehead

MM, I love, love, love "Don't You Forget About Me" by Life Of Agony.

I LOVE that you love Machinehead. My kid brother has their logo tattooed on his arm. Here it is-

DylanAngel
11-15-2006, 09:01 PM
Very cool!!! Kid brother has some great taste just like big sis.

PaigeDWinter
11-15-2006, 09:48 PM
Apollo 440 - Dont Fear The Reaper
Concrete Blonde - Everybody Knows
Snake River Conspiracy - How Soon Is Now
Fischerspooner - Sunglasses At Night
Joan Jett - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Solar Twins - Rock The Casbah
Power Station - Get It On (Bang A Gong)
Madonna - Fever
Dishwalla - Policy Of Truth
Gravity Kills - Personal Jesus
Iron Savior - Crazy
Marylin Manson - Highway To Hell
Nonpoint - In The Air Tonight
Powerman 5000 - Relax

LoveSexMoney
11-15-2006, 10:02 PM
^ooooooh a cover of policy of truth and personal jesus?

I love covers, particularly when they're "harder"

IvyLee
11-15-2006, 10:18 PM
More than Words - Frankie J originial Extreme

DylanAngel
11-15-2006, 10:30 PM
One more to add from me:

"Paint It Black" by Rolling Stones/Inkkubus Sukkubus

RoseWhite
11-15-2006, 10:40 PM
D'ya Think I'm Sexy by Revolting Cocks and Gold Dust Woman by Hole

(originally done by Rod Stewart and Fleetwood Mac respectively)

WORD, Dylan. On both. Also on the Clash! To get totally PoMo on you, how about my beloved Mike Ness (of Socal Distortion, but going solo) covering the Clash's cover of "I Fought the Law"?

Mmm, speaking of Social D, LOVE their version of "Backstreet Girl" by the Stones. What else . . . I'm always into "Brickhouse" as covered by Rob Zombie. Snake River Conspiracy's version of the Cure's "Lovesong" rules.

In my very humble opinion, though this is breaking away from strip club-apropos material, there are two Leonard Cohen covers that are absolutely transcendent: "Famous Blue Raincoat" as done by Tori (she's a master of inventive covers), and of course, the ultimate: Jeff Buckley doing "Hallelujah". :::quiver::: Wanna make me instantly melt? Play that.

Fun thread! I'm sure I'll think of more tomorrow.

RoseWhite
11-15-2006, 10:49 PM
Oh, and I could slap myself for not IMMEDIATELY posting Social D's "Ring of Fire"!!! I even dance to it on two of my set mixes. One of my all-time faves.

Embyr
11-15-2006, 11:28 PM
OMG I dance to so many covers... it usually gets me more tips on stage from the old guys who recognize their music redone..


A perfect circle- Imagine
Fatboy Slim-Magic Carpet Ride
also Cake's I will survive (saw it above)
Manson & Depeche Mode both cover Tainted Love
those are the best...
Save Ferris-Come on Eileen
Save Ferris- Can't Take my Eyes of of You
Lords of Acid-Lady Marmelade
Reel Big Fish- Video Killed the Radio Star (best of anyone who covers that- people LOVE it- radiohead's cover doesn't match up
Reel Big Fish- 99 Red Balloons
System of a Down- Metro (played only when club is empty and or tons of 19 yr olds around stage... great cover)
I play a techno version of Bach's Pachabel's canon- occasionlly someone will recognize that and go "huh, a stripper who knows classical music..."
and for Christmas, I will be playing the Transiberian Orchestra&metallica's collaborations of traditional stuff. I LOVE covers!!!

then again, I grew up with Me First and the Gimme Gimme's.... a punk rock band who has about 4 cd's of pure covers... and they are amazing... haha
also, Manic Hispanic, for anyone who knows about latin culture (I've only learned a bit since moving out to cali...)

Emily
11-15-2006, 11:57 PM
like, the whole soundtrack to Not Another Teen Movie (don't laugh)

ETA: and '97 Bonnie and Clyde (orig Eminem) and Enjoy The Silence (orig Depeche Mode) by Tori Amos

DylanAngel
11-16-2006, 01:38 AM
Oh, and I could slap myself for not IMMEDIATELY posting Social D's "Ring of Fire"!!! I even dance to it on two of my set mixes. One of my all-time faves.

NOW you're speakin' my language RW! Great cover and I dance to it myself.

MrChristopher
11-16-2006, 01:45 AM
I prefer Lacuna Coil's version of "Enjoy The Silence"
Um..
These don't have to be SC playable, right? Kthen. Some are, some aren't.
-Bigod 20-"Like A Prayer"
-Rammstein-"Stripped" (only the "Heavy Mental Mix", personally)
-Neuroticfish- "They're Coming To Take Me Away"
-Dead Kennedys-"I Fought The Law"
-KMFDM- "Boots" (Bombs Remix)- Their cover of the Nancy Sinatra tune. Hot.
-Coil-"Who By Fire?" (Leonard Cohen)
-Coil-"Tainted Love" -This version is by far my fave cover of this song. It's totally spooky and unplayable, but it fits the song. The video won awards.
-Rx (Ritalin, technically, which is Ogre from Skinny Puppy and Martin Atkins from Killing Joke/Ministry/Pigface/Damage Manual/etc etc)-Anyway, they did a cover of Syd Barrett's "Scarecrow" that was totally unexpected, and also a cover of Petula Clark's "Dowtown". Ogre also covered Madonna's "Borderline".
Urrrr. I could go on all night. But no. G'nite.

Embyr
11-16-2006, 02:22 AM
Mr. C- I am downloading the KMFDM boots & material girl covers right now- no idea they existed.... thank you ever so much!!!!

X Evan X
11-16-2006, 03:47 AM
Dang you guys got all my Aces-in-the-hole haha, got some sharp folks around this joint!!

Ok if it's not just for SC-playable...

Fear Factory - I Will Follow
GOB - Paint It Black
Cake - I Will Survive
Him - Wicked Game
Class of '99 - Another Brick In The Wall
Korn - Another Brick In The Wall
Disturbed - Shout 2000
Duran Duran - White Lines
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Elwood - Sundown (kinda)
Fear Factory - Cars
Foo Fighters - Darling Nikki
ICP - Let's Go All The Way
Kid Rock - Feel Like Makin' Love
Kid Rock and the fag from Nickleback - Saturday Night's Alright For Fightin'
Korn - Word Up
Limp Bizkit - Faith (remix, the one with the Bowie - Fame hook)
Massive Attack - Games Without Frontiers
Massive Attack - Mysterious Ways
Tommy Lee - Fame '02
Therapy - Where Eagles Dare (awesome)
Nirvana - Molly's Lips (isn't that a remake? dunno)
Offspring - Sedated
Razed In Black - Cherub Rock
Red Hot Chili Pepper - Love Rollercoaster
Rob Zombie - Brick House
Smashmouth - Believer
Snake River Conspiracy - Lovesong
Type O Negative - Cinnamon Girl
Dope - Fuck The Police
Krewmen - Paint It Black
Meatmen - Green Acres
Rage Against The Machine - Maggie's Farm
Reverand Horton Heat - Folsom Prison Blues
Spiderbait - Black Betty

and.....

Richard Cheese's entire library!

Ok I am procrastinating going to bed.... jeeeez
-E

Riley21
11-16-2006, 07:31 AM
AFI covered NIN's Head Like A Hole, and I like it A LOT better. :D

RoseWhite
11-16-2006, 08:05 AM
ETA: and '97 Bonnie and Clyde (orig Eminem) and Enjoy The Silence (orig Depeche Mode) by Tori Amos

Oooh, yes yes yes! I like most of the covers she does on the Strange Little Girls album (though not everything - her "Reign in Blood" by Slayer was just . . . unnecessary). In particular for me, her "Real Men" by Joe Jackson and "Time" by Tom Waits. I can be in a perfectly happy mood, humming along in life just fine, and all I need to hear is the first line of "Time" to start me tearing up. Plus the album's photography of her is just priceless.

I knew I'd think of more in the morning! GENUIS ON EVERY LEVEL: Johnny Cash covering Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat".

DylanAngel
11-16-2006, 08:59 AM
I knew I'd think of more in the morning! GENUIS ON EVERY LEVEL: Johnny Cash covering Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat".

I must agree on your level of genius RW! As you can probably tell, anything Johnny Cash makes me squirmy in the nether regions....yummy!

MrChristopher
11-16-2006, 10:54 AM
I get really bitchy about covers of Tom Waits songs, but I will agree that Tori did a nice version. She performed it live on one of the latenight shows when the cd first came out, and did an excellent job. (Speaking of which, Tom's new triple-cd comes out next week, wheee!!!! He's gonna be on Letterman, and also the Daily Show. I digress....)

And yeah, Cash's cover of "The Mercy Seat" was quite swanky. I liked most of his covers..."Hurt", "Rusty Cage", "Personal Jesus", they were all excellent. That video for "Hurt" is beautiful and so so sad.

RoseWhite
11-16-2006, 12:11 PM
(Speaking of which, Tom's new triple-cd comes out next week, wheee!!!! He's gonna be on Letterman, and also the Daily Show.


This MADE MY DAY!

:drool: :dance: :faint: :hyper:

Taco Goblin
11-16-2006, 09:53 PM
311 - Love Song (The Cure)
No Doubt - It's My Life (Talk Talk)
Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears for Fears)
Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage (Soundgarden)
Guns'N'Roses - Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)
Snoop Dogg - Lodi Dodi (Slick Rick)
Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar (Thin Lizzy I think?)
O.A.R. - Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence (Beatles)
Guster - Nothing But Flowers (Talking Heads)
Barenaked Ladies - Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Bruce Cockburn) -ouch

must.. stop..

DylanAngel
11-17-2006, 06:38 AM
Funny story about cover songs. Worked in a bar that you played your own music at and there were only 2 dancers on each shift. I'm a total rock chick and she was a pop girl.

Followed her set, she was listening to Pink's "Get this party started". I made a funny face to the crowd and said, "Whoa, gotta change this"...

...and put the same exact song right back on, but the version by Stretch Armstrong (punky version).

Got a great laugh and quite a few extra tips for that laugh.

TankGirl
11-19-2006, 01:07 AM
Dead Souls - Nine Inch Nails (Joy Division) - The Crow Soundtrack

:-)

edit: oops! I forget :

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Annie Lennox

Melonie
11-23-2006, 04:18 AM
not meaning to repeat myself, but the best cover ever has to be HIM's cover of Chris Isaac's 'Wicked Game' ...

Hello_Kitty27
11-23-2006, 09:10 PM
Wonderful thread .... I really like Vanessa Carlton's version of Paint it Black. It's done really good and I never would have expected to hear it from her. Holly McNarland does a great cover of Phil Collins' In The Air Tonight.

I'd also like to say that Tori Amos's covers as mentioned above (off of Strange Little Girls) are terrible compared to songs she actually felt connected to. She only did that album to fulfill contract obligations, but songs that she has done live, or on her b-sides are a lot better. You can hear passion in her voice that any Tori fan could really appreciate (although not SC-friendly), the following songs are awesome by her: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Father Figure, Down By the Seaside, Killing Me Softly, Hurt, Tiny Dancer, I'm On Fire, Lovesong.....just to name a few.

pheno
12-03-2006, 06:58 PM
Any cover Marilyn Manson does is great (Tainted Love, Personal Jesus, Sweet Dreams)
Johnny Cash's Hurt (NIN) is incredible and so moving