Cover Songs you'd like to hear

I’d pay cash money to hear Elton John sing “I Kissed a Girl” (orig. by Jill Sobule).

I’d pay in first-born children to hear Fred Durst cover Ben Folds’s “Rockin’ the Suburbs”.

**:: snicker ::

Ah, he still probably wouldn’t get it.

Britney Spear doing a cover of Liz Phair’s Flower.

What? I am not a prevert.

Nick Cave singing ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ (Monty Python’s Life of Brian, crucifixion scene). But he did do the Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’, and he did it well, so maybe that’s not too far out of his reach. Maybe something by Tori Amos…

Speaking of Ben Folds, I want him to cover “Prelude/Angry Young Man” by Billy Joel. Billy and Ben are frickin’ virtuosos at rock’n’ roll piano.

I’d like to see VNV Nation cover Bjork’s “Pagan Poetry”.

I hate her, but I’d like to hear Reba MacEntire cover some old BeeGees songs like “To Love Somebody” and “I Started A Joke”. I’ve always though her voice and Barry Gibb’s had a similar quality.

Chris Whitley covering anything by Skip Spence especially “Books Of Moses” or “All Come To Meet Her”.

Spacehog covering “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” by Slade.

Wilco doing Billy Joe Shaver songs.

The White Stripes covering “Circle Sky” by the Monkees.

Beck covering “Alabama Song”.

Garth Brooks covering Country Comfort.

Marilyn Manson - Amazing Grace
Eminem - Shiny Happy People.

Jonny T.

The “DK Kennedys” (Biafra-less reunion of Dead Kennedys) cover Jello Biafra/Mojo Nixon’s “Buy My Snake Oil”.

“And if that still doesn’t work, I’ve got another idea.
Give in! Ride the punk nostalgia wave for what it’s worth.
Recycle the name of my old band for endless reunion tours.
Singin’ all those hits from the good old days 'bout how bad the good old days were!”

A great one! Ozzy would also be interesting.

I dunno. I’ve heard Ozzy’s version of “Staying Alive” and I wasn’t impressed.

I’d like to see Nine Inch Nails cover “Horse With No Name” and instantly (with no lyrics changes) make it sound like a song about heroin…

Then I’d like to see Syd Barrett cover any random NIN song and turn “I want to fuck you like an animal” into a whimsical expression of delight. (Hell, I’d like to see Syd Barrett out in public at all…)

I’d like to see Tom Waits cover “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer,” just because it would be cool.

I’d like to force Billy Bragg to cover “Capitalism” (the Oingo Boingo song), but that would probably take an infantry division.

I’ll go along with Why a Duck – Britney could do worse than to give an all-Liz Phair concert. Besides “Flower,” it would be fun to hear “Fuck and Run” and “Chopsticks”…

How about Elton John doing “Kiss Off?”

U2 could do a killer “Beat On The Brat” if they really wanted to.

And I’d love to see what Yes, circa 1984, would do with “Bitchin’ Camaro.”

Britney Spears: Matrimony (Whiskeytown)

KXPX did a great cover of “The KKK Took My Baby Away,” and hearing Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Go’s sing “I Wanna Be Sedated” was great.

If Joey were still around, I’d like to see The Ramones do several tracks from God Bless the Go-Go’s, even if they’d have to change the words to “Unforgiven” and “Throw Me a Curve” slightly to allow for gender.

Did you ever hear his cover of “Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho (It’s off to work we go)” from the Stay Awake compilation? Now that’s a cover song.

That and “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” were the ones I was thinking of – yes.

Actually, Tom Waits should do a whole covers album – practically any collection of random songs would be cool if Tom did them. (Imagine his “Oops, I Did It Again”!)

For sheer campiness value, nothing beats William Shatner doing “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Yes, it does exist. It’s actually on whole album of Beatles covers by the cast of Star Trek. The name of the album escapes me at the moment.

Any boy oh boy, can that man NOT sing!

Golden Throats, Eva. That is all. :slight_smile:

I’d love to hear Garbage’s “I’m Only Happy when It Rains” done as a smoky torch song. (Neko Case could do it, but then someone else would have to play piano.)