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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,414
    Mr Goo wrote:
    Live and Let Die - Guns n Roses. Got the grittiness of Axl Rose's vocals plus the superb shredding of Slash that give it the edge of the Wings original.

    Agree the GnR version is excellent.

    Green Manalishi - Judas Priest. A screaming Rob Halford and KK Downing on guitar gives this Fleetwood Mac track a metal edge.
    Gives it a metal edge but is not a patch on the original. Halford can't compete with Green's tortured vocals. And to compare KK with Peter Green - getthefuckouttahere.
    On the subject of PG, I find it a travesty that Kirk Hammett has landed up with Greeny's Les Paul. It's like Stephen Hawking owning George Best's boots.

    I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. I didn't even realise this was a cover (original by The Arrows). Classic track. Actually saw it performed live when she supported Queen at the MK Bowl.

    Didn't know the original either.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,233
    Corey Taylor's "from Slipknot" acoustic version of Chris Issak's Wicked Game,came across it on youtube a few months back,I liked the song but thought this is a fantastic cover

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbQJsjOFYhE
    Good, and unexpected. Slipknot are way underrated, but sorry. Having seen the original live back in the day there is more conveyance of heart felt emotion. Great band live, and plugged in, but also unplugged.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCfkqQ5O9mc
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  • protoproto Posts: 1,482
    Never tire of this, the legendary William Shatner

    https://youtu.be/ainyK6fXku0
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,414
    Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks giving it the beans. Elmore James would be smiling down.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr_9yt4hsHg
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,414
    JoBo and Jimmy Barnes paying homage to Lazy from Deep Purple Not as good as the live DP version on Made in Japan, but well worth a listen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69EcnxJmnd4
  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    edited December 2018
    Ballysmate wrote:
    Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks giving it the beans. Elmore James would be smiling down.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr_9yt4hsHg

    Good shout - I've always enjoyed watching Warren play as he just makes it look so easy that I can forgive the odd bum note.
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  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Been enjoying the Brass Against videos on youtube,a brass band covering quite a few metal/rock songs,couple of great vocalists in Amanda Brown and Sophia Urista

    Audioslave's Gasoline https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waHyVStowB4
  • Disturbed ' The Sound of Silence'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7RVw3I8eg

    Mods. you can close this thread now.
  • Agree with Hendrix “..Watchtower” and “hey Joe”, however I think both Stevie Ray Vaughan’s and the Corrs’ versions of Little Wing (a truely well written and excellent song to start with) take the original on further in two completely different directions.
  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,400
    Well as it's Christmas i shall go with

    Die Roten Rosen - Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht

    Summer Camp - Christmas Wrapping
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,414
    Jester27 wrote:
    Agree with Hendrix “..Watchtower” and “hey Joe”, however I think both Stevie Ray Vaughan’s and the Corrs’ versions of Little Wing (a truely well written and excellent song to start with) take the original on further in two completely different directions.

    Was pleasantly surprised when I watched the Corrs perform Little Wing on their Unplugged DVD.
    I remember Donna Air(Head) asking them live on telly how they met. Priceless.
  • One of those I never realised it was a cover...You Were On My Mind...Crispian St Peters.

    Originally a country song for a duo called Ian and Sylvia but had also been a pop hit in America for a group called We Five.
  • john_klinejohn_kline Posts: 2,151
    Soft Cell - Hey Joe
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,414
    John Kline wrote:
    Soft Cell - Hey Joe

    You had too much Christmas sherry?
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,414
    Lots of covers of Etta James' I'd rather go blind but my favourite is by Chicken Shack. Christine Perfect, as was.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,386
    Roy Chubby Brown's version of 'Living Next Door to Alice' by Smokie.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo 666 wrote:
    Roy Chubby Brown's version of 'Living Next Door to Alice' by Smokie.
    Story time: was once riding bikes from Calais up to Holland with Mrs BBGeek. I was towing the trailer. We went to Rotterdam for the TdF prologue, and later to Amsterdam for some RnR. You all know the story, or should by now.
    Got to Gouda and camped. By the way, if you ever get the chance to go, go to Gouda. It’s lovely, and they have some really nice Indian restaurants (not Indonesian, different story).
    So we camped, and being permanently hungry cyclists went to the hut on the recreation place. All these European places have them. The Football was on (World Cup/Euros, I don’t recall) and the clubhouse was doing beer only. In enormous quantities.
    The most stunning woman on the planet asked (we did not need to ask) if we we were hungry, and found us Pizza. And said we might like to vacate due to an influx of Dutchmen turning up to watch the football. Anyway, I had a ball with hundreds of Dutch people from 5 years to 85 years, singing at the top of our voices “who the fuccck is Alice?”
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,142
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Roy Chubby Brown's version of 'Living Next Door to Alice' by Smokie.
    One of the buskers in town was playing the smokie version a while ago while passers by were filling in the extras.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,386
    :D

    I remember being in a bar full of skiers in St. Anton giving it a good go towards the end of happy hour a few years ago.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,411
    Maybe I’m Amazed (live) by The Faces from the Long Player album.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,078 Lives Here
    Ballysmate wrote:
    Lots of covers of Etta James' I'd rather go blind but my favourite is by Chicken Shack. Christine Perfect, as was.
    Not sure if I’ve heard that one particularly, but she has a great voice and I do like Chicken Shack so I can imagine it’s very good.
    Edit. Of course I know it, I have it on vinyl somewhere. It’s wonderful.
    Currently listening to the Crazy Covers album the Mrs bought me for Christmas. Some very strange covers that just make me laugh, some really work. I’ll report back later.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,414
    Not as popular as he was but... Kevin Spacey singing Mack the Knife.
  • socratessocrates Posts: 453
    +1 for Chicken Shack.
    Tina Turner - Proud Mary
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Theme From M•A•S•H (Suicide Is Painless) - Manic Street Preachers

    Was on a NME album of cover versions, stood out a mile from the other covers, none of which I can recall.....which tells you all you need to know!!
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Ouija wrote:
    The number of the beast - Djali Zwan (Acoustic version of a Rock Classic).
    That is superb

    Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats,anther that sounds a lot different to the original by The Knife
  • Take Me Home Country Roads... Toots And The Maytals.
  • The Dirtbombs cover of Sly & the Family Stone’s ’Underdog’

    https://youtu.be/h83jNFiyskE
  • Frank Black & The Catholics covering Springsteen’s ‘I’m Going Down’ is a triumph. Short, gruff, noisy. The Pixies on overdrive.
  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,400
    Ring of Fire by Wall of Voodoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZn6Y1JWksM
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,251
    I'll put up another cover of a Springsteen song.

    Tougher Than The Rest, by Chris LeDoux. A Country artist performing a Springsteen song but with his voice he nails it. 'Twas Mrs O and my wedding first dance as well.
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