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The Once doing "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" - wow. https://youtu.be/pHVlKh67Gik
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Grace Potter and Joe Satriani cover Neil Young's "Cortez The Killer"
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Samantha Fish covers I Put A Spell On You
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Elvis Presley sings Nirvana*: Come as you are
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Al Kooper uncovers This Diamond Ring, which he wrote, by recording it years after Gary Lewis made it a hit. He felt like recording it himself, sounding like he'd imagined it originally.

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For some reason, I have failed to make a connection here: my favourite record is a remarkable cover version.

Captain Beefheart's I Love You, You Big Dummy.

The Original; and

Cover by Magazine.

The only way I can describe the Magazine version is this: if you had lived a chequered life, and as a consequence were reincarnated in a downgraded form - specifically as the clapper of a bell - this is what it would be like.

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Gregg Allman's version of Midnight Rider is my favorite version of the Allman Brothers song.


The Molly Hatchett version of Dreams (I'll never see) is a great version of the Allman Brothers song, Dreams. Not better, but different and good in it's own way. The best covers take a song and give it a twist only the new artist could, and make it a wonderful new thing all its own, and Molly Hatchet did just that. They added, "(I'll never see)" to the title of their song, which I thought was unusual, but perhaps helps distinguish their version from the original.
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My vote goes to Springsteen's version of Stayin Alive

Its right up there with the Miley Cyrus version of 50 ways to leave your lover on an anniversary special of SNL. I have not found a great online clip of this one.

She also does several great covers in her "backyard sessions" - all on Youtube.
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Aurora does lovely covers: Bowie's Life on Mars
Massive Attack's Teardrop

Meg Myers Running Up That Hill

I always feel it takes balls to do good covers where the greatest thing about the original is the singer - and both Liz Frazier and Kate Bush certainly qualify.
Placebo: Running Up That Hill

Serena: Running Up That Hill


And for good measure... Josh Pyke: Wuthering Heights


Kate Bush is eminently coverable, in my opinion!

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I hate that cover almost as much as I hate Cash's Hurt and Jules' Mad World.

Tedium does not excite me.

And to make it worse, the nightclubs I go to switched from very occasionally playing the actual KT version (early on a Sunday morning, when the club was empty), to playing the Placebo version. All. The. Fucking. Time.

You know who does an awesome Kate Bush cover? R&B artist Maxwell. Without being a downer twat about it. God, I hate Molko's nasal whine.

Those other covers were nice, though.

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I always liked Annie Lennox doing Whiter Shade of Pale. Of course, I like all of Annie's songs.
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I always liked Annie Lennox doing Whiter Shade of Pale. Of course, I like all of Annie's songs.
A Whiter Shade of Pale simple and sweet.
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I always liked Annie Lennox doing Whiter Shade of Pale. Of course, I like all of Annie's songs.
A Whiter Shade of Pale done simple and sweet.
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Bangles doing Hazy Shade of Winter...sorry if I missed it upthread. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrwImCJCqk
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The Thrill Is Gone/Summertime Milk'n Blues.
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Bangles doing Hazy Shade of Winter...sorry if I missed it upthread. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrwImCJCqk
Oh yeah, definitely.
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Bangles doing Hazy Shade of Winter...sorry if I missed it upthread. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrwImCJCqk
Holy shit. That's great!
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Holy shit. That's great!
You've heard it for the first time? I liked it when it came out and didn't even know that it was a Simon and Garfunkel cover. The Bangles were a great band, much better than what they were promoted for.
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in large part due to a cover. It's pretty good. Sounds exactly like the original, but as most people think it's the original, it definitely worked.
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A close friend of mine just the other day made me aware of Rowland S. Howard's (co-founder of Birthday Party with Nick Cave, later in Crime And The City Solution and These Immortal Souls) solo stuff, and it's fantastic, including this great cover:

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Another one I'm listening to right now, where the interpreter has totally immersed himself into the spirit of the original artist, is Stevie Ray Vaughan's instrumental cover of Jimi's Little Wing. Breathtaking. Stevie totally understood what Jimi was after and expanded on that.
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David Douglas and his band do a jazz cover of Poses that I like.

The original is by Rufus Wainwright.
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Skynnrd cover. Caitlin Koch, Simple Man
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If you've been at a live Brandi Carlile performance in the past year or two, she typically does a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case of You that is simply spine-tingling. There are a couple of poorer quality amateur videos out there, but no really good captures of it. I keep hoping for her to release it.
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If you've been at a live Brandi Carlile performance in the past year or two, she typically does a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case of You that is simply spine-tingling. There are a couple of poorer quality amateur videos out there, but no really good captures of it. I keep hoping for her to release it.
Here's a fair video, with good audio anyway.
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Springsteen doing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is my all time favourite Christmas song since my teens.
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You've heard it for the first time? I liked it when it came out and didn't even know that it was a Simon and Garfunkel cover. The Bangles were a great band, much better than what they were promoted for.
Yep, first time I've ever heard anything by them. I'm an old fart. But I saw Simon & Garfunkel perform it live in '67 and '68, so there's that.
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If you've been at a live Brandi Carlile performance in the past year or two, she typically does a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case of You that is simply spine-tingling. There are a couple of poorer quality amateur videos out there, but no really good captures of it. I keep hoping for her to release it.
Here's Carlile covering Zeppelin's Going to California.

Here she covers Elton John's 60 years on
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Yep, first time I've ever heard anything by them. I'm an old fart. But I saw Simon & Garfunkel perform it live in '67 and '68, so there's that.
Well, I'm an old fart too, but the Bangles cover is from 1987, and I thought everybody must have heard it some time since then . And I'm envious, would have loved to see S&G in those days.
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Another one I'm listening to right now, where the interpreter has totally immersed himself into the spirit of the original artist, is Stevie Ray Vaughan's instrumental cover of Jimi's Little Wing. Breathtaking. Stevie totally understood what Jimi was after and expanded on that.

My favorite is Voodoo Child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgIB1OL09H0

Another one I love is the Alison Knauss cover of Keith Whitley’s When You Say Nothing at All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SCOimBo5tg
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The Once doing "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" - wow. https://youtu.be/pHVlKh67Gik
Honorable mention to the UB40 cover as well.
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Herman Brood's My Way. This is the only rendition of this song I've ever heard where the singer sounds authentic. The video is a nice tribute to him as well.
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Mutoid Man and Miny from Royal Thunder covering Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is amazing.

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Milk'n Blues cover Gary Moore, Still Got The Blues
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Regina Spektor, from the Kubo and the Two Strings soundtrack.
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Just stumbled across this: Lovesick Blues by Brandi Carlile
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Just stumbled across this: Lovesick Blues by Brandi Carlile
She's so much fun. Thanks for link. (Of course, Leon Redbone's version is great too.)
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I love youngsters doing covers of geezer rock.

The Warning covers Metallica
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William Shatner--Garbage Man.

Never gets old.

Fun fact: He was a real life friend of the Cramps and was invited to Lux's funeral.

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I've always been fond of Clem Snide's cover of Tears On My Pillow.

I also offer Save Ferris and their version of Come On Eileen. Used to have a nice video as well, but I canna seem to find it at this late hour.
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Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa "I'd rather Go Blind" Best cover ever of this song ever? Maybe not but I'm feeling music-y (got a few beers in) tonight and nobody's posted to this thread lately so here ya go.
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Knight Rider theme on eight cellos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYf595EJAc4

If I had to pick, the two at the lower right are best to watch.
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Knight Rider theme on eight cellos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYf595EJAc4

If I had to pick, the two at the lower right are best to watch.
Nice! Love it.
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I posted this cover of Rush's "Subdivisions" by Jacob Moon in older threads but I think it well deserves a re-post.
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