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#1 Crayzee

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:45 AM

Going thru some new vinyl and blown away by lulu' s version of daytripper then thinking of wilson picketts version of hey jude if i add ozzys version of in my life it' ll look like i' m picking on the beatles

#2 In A Silent Way

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:47 AM

Earth Wind & Fire's "Got to Get You Into My Life"

#3 gdradio

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:26 AM

ziggy stardust - BAUHAUS version

#4 gram-man

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:30 AM

The Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson
Manfred Mann - Blinded By The Light

#5 kramer

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:45 AM

wait, who wrote blinded by the light?


killing me softly by lauryn hill
prolly gonna get reamed for this one, but... scarlet begonias by sublime... :)

#6 TheDHJ

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:49 AM

ziggy stardust - BAUHAUS version


like



Yes, you can cover yourself.

#7 gram-man

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:53 AM

wait, who wrote blinded by the light?


Bruce Springsteen ;)

#8 kramer

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:29 AM

ohhhh.

then, yes. definitely manfred mann :v:

#9 Heady

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:56 AM

I really like Chris Thiles version of "Heart in a Cage" by The Strokes. Prefer it. So different though

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#10 KittyRocks

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:36 AM

well off the top of my head i can only think of the opposite - a cover so bad the original musician im sure was rolling in his grave during its performance and it made all its original fans die a little inside..... was when i recently saw a cover of smells like teen spirit by miley cyrus. :cry:

#11 mug

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

Mr Tambourine Man-Byrds
Woodstock- CSNY
Watchtower- Jimi
Dead Flowers -NRPS

#12 Joker

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:25 PM

Pretty much anything Joe Cocker covers :wink:



#13 Ravn

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

wait, who wrote blinded by the light?


I call it the "run over by a douchebag" song, lol

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

Hurt - Johnny Cash

#15 MeOmYo

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

dear mr fantasy

#16 TEO

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

Not Loving Cup :wink:

#17 Depends

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:39 PM

Tom Waits - Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman - Nina Simone
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana

#18 Jam Fan

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

Hurt - Johnny Cash


was my first thought after reading the thread title :thumbsup:

#19 Joker

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:50 PM

I call it the "run over by a douchebag" song, lol

Watch that Cocker video for some good "lyrics"

#20 In A Silent Way

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Frank Sinatra

#21 Java Time

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:12 PM

You really got me - Van Halen

Dear prudence - Jerry Garcia

#22 deadheadskier

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:16 PM

Every single Dylan tune that Jerry performed.

Actually pretty much every Dylan tune that anyone has ever performed. :funny1:

Dylan should've made like Robert Hunter. Written songs and found a friend that could sing and play the guitar well to perform them. :bolt:

#23 In A Silent Way

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:32 PM

The jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me

#24 TEO

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:32 PM

:rotf: :clapping:

#25 Crayzee

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:31 PM

baby its you- smith
better than orig motown version and beatles version i think beatles and dylan are the biggest winners
also hank williams
most of dylans originals have been shredded
except i think tangled up is still best by dylan

#26 robberry

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:34 PM

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:35 PM

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#28 Speckta

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

I don't know if I would really call Sublime's Scarlet Begonias a cover...

As far as blowing the original away..

Claypool playing Pink Floyd's Animal(s).

As far as great covers:

I'm a huge fan of:

  • Phish' Terrapin
  • Derek and the Dominos' Little Wing
  • Phish' While My Guitar Gently Weeps (as well as the one on Youtube at some VH1 thing where Prince goes B-A-N-A-N-As on)
  • Duane Allman and Aretha Franklin's The Weight
  • Duane Allman and Wilson Picket's Hey Jude
  • JGB Tangled Up In Blue
  • King Curtis Them Changes


#29 PieDoh

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

Pink panther theme...bobby mcferrin
Strawberry fields forever..Manhattan jazz project.
Hard to handle....NRPS
Some django tunes done by David Grisman
Steppenwolf.....the pusher

#30 Lemireacle

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:17 AM

I don't know if I would really call Sublime's Scarlet Begonias a cover...


What would you call it?

#31 Heady

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:28 AM

Not saying this is ANYWHERE near better, but still sounds pretty good:

Bluegrass version of WHIPPING POST by "Mountain Heart"

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Also, really like RHCP version of Higher Ground. Not better than original though

#32 Speckta

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:54 AM

What would you call it?


Ever seen "Finding Forester" with Sean Connery? "You da man now dawg," etc.. ?

You know how he gives the kid some writing samples so that the kid can start a story from a writing sample and then get his creative juices flowing and then write his own material? And then he gets in trouble because the first section of his essay is like the one that was published?

I'd call it that.

#33 Arglebargle

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:12 AM

Listen to the original:



Makes me a little twitchy feeling.

#34 TheDHJ

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:10 AM



#35 Java Time

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:16 AM

Loved that album^

#36 TheDHJ

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:20 AM

Dude. Ridiculously underrated record.

#37 Java Time

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:31 AM

Indeed...I have a cool indie music shop by me looney tunes...I gotta see if I can pick up some of their stuff (joey b ones)

#38 TheDHJ

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:33 AM

Joey looks so old and stiff these days as Scott hasn't aged at all. :lol:

#39 Java Time

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:33 AM

and now I'm humming among the living...different album but quite catchy none the less!

#40 Java Time

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:42 AM

I guess he really did live life clean? I never believed it...but it must be true

#41 TheDHJ

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:45 AM

He did for the most part. Amazing what that will do. :lol:

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:04 AM

Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower
Black Crows: Hard to Handle

#43 Java Time

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:51 AM

Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower
Black Crows: Hard to Handle


My God man...what does THAT have to do with Anthra...oooh that's right...

Unclean living...my bad:funny1:

#44 Rayzeeday

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:47 PM

I Can't Help Falling In Love With You-UB40:wink:

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#46 sarah b.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

This version isn't really better, but I just heard this song, and it's cracking me up, so I'm on a kick.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

This one's really better.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:53 PM



#49 Lostsailr

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

Joni Mitchel - Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire > Tim Curry

Some might not say it's better, but I love the feel of it

#50 Crayzee

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

Eric burdon -
paint it black
a day in the life
roy buchanan- hey good looking , haunted house, i am a lonesome fugitive
bill kirchen - hot rod lincoln
Rod stewart- cut across shorty