Songs that got even better when covered by another artist

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  1. JustRob

    JustRob Just a member

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    I love covers! Familiar, but new.

    Every song by Me First And The Gimme Gimmes.



    And this guy (who needs a PRS).

    EARWORM WARNING. Don't listen if you don't want to sing it all day.
     
  2. mad monk

    mad monk Your father's Oldsmobile

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    Even though I've been cursed at for saying someone did it better than "The King", I like Dwight Yoakam's version of Suspicious Minds.
     
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  3. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    How did you all miss this one? :p

     
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  4. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    Seriously tho,





     
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  5. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Fire -- Pointer Sisters
    Venus -- Bananarama
    You Really Got Me -- Oingo Boingo
    War Pigs -- Dresden Dolls
    Summer Breeze -- Type O Negative
    Unchained Melody -- Righteous Brothers
    (anything) -- Tori Amos, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Type O Negative, Elvis Presley
    Suspicious Minds -- Dwight Yoakum (?sp) (not next level better, but still, considering what I just said, I'm surprised how much I prefer his version)

    A friend of mine has a band, Gunsmoke & Cheap Perfume, and his covers of The Way (Fastball) (done as a surf-ish instrumental) and If I'd Shot Ya Sooner (Whiskey Chimp) (played a little straighter, more rock'n'roll, with a little less country twang) are superior to the originals by a fair margin
     
  6. Johan Allard

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    Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson


    Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash


    Close My Eyes Forever - Device (with Lzzy Hale)


    Baker Street - Foo Fighters


    Bad Romance - Halestorm


    But the best one ever must be Zakk Wylde playing N.I.B on a Hello Kitty mini acoustic:
     
  7. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Hellz yes on "Sweet Dreams"!

    Also:

    "All Along the Watchtower" - Hendrix (mentioned in another thread, but a cover!)
    "Land of Confusion" - Disturbed

    I'm sure there are more that aren't coming to me. There was big streak of 80's-era covers several years ago that were all really good.

    Honorable mention to a late-night live TV show cover of "Back in Black" in 1989(?) by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They played half the song in a 30-second blast and I nearly died of laughter.
     
  8. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    Oh yeah, and "one" by Johnny Cash
     
  9. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    YIKES!!!! Very first post, and I'm out... before I stroke out.
     
  10. Huggy B

    Huggy B I'm feeling funky baby.

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    Written by Bo Diddley, but as you can hear, a woman's voice and a waycool guitar solo made the difference.


     
  11. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Mainly because I'm not a Garth Books fan...this kills and check the PRS dudes got in the video!

    The Thunder Rolls...All That Remains.

     
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  12. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    John Mayer’s instrumental cover of “Human Nature.”

     
  13. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Oh, and Sco with the Mule covering moe’s “Opium.”

     
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  14. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Not a Garth fan, but this is a great version of Hard Luck Woman!
     
  15. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    John Ucol New album out now: https://goo.gl/PdPVYh

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    Megadeth's version of "These Boots Were Made for Walking" without a doubt craps over Lee Hazelwood's/Sinatra's original version. An infinitely preferable version, indeed.

     
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  17. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    These were hilarious, Rob!
     
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  18. Coral Sky Music

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    I cannot honestly not say this is better than the original but to me when a band can cover a song and make it their own that is where the magic lies
    ( i.e. early Metallica Breadfan, The Prince)
     
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  19. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i think ‘funny’ ‘punk’ covers are especially cheap, cf pennywise.

    the metallica cover of ‘turn the page’ is as unfunny and dire as the bob seger original.
     
  20. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Which is umm.. good, right?

    (regarding Metallica, I loved "Crash Course in Brain Surgery," but I've never heard the original)
     

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