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.
eric draven wrote:
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 coverhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbQJsjOFYhE
PB is the most sensible person on here.
Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks giving it the beans. Elmore James would be smiling down.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr_9yt4hsHg
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.
John Kline wrote:
Soft Cell - Hey Joe
Stevo 666 wrote:
Roy Chubby Brown's version of 'Living Next Door to Alice' by Smokie.
Lots of covers of Etta James' I'd rather go blind but my favourite is by Chicken Shack. Christine Perfect, as was.
The number of the beast - Djali Zwan (Acoustic version of a Rock Classic).