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ayates
02-24-2007, 05:10 PM
What cover do you think outdoes the original? I'll get things started.

War Pigs originally by Black Sabbath, covered by Faith No More.

randy ricochet
02-24-2007, 05:11 PM
'The man who sold the world' Nirvana

beautiful nemesis
02-24-2007, 05:12 PM
Kidneythieves - Crazy :o

menikmati
02-24-2007, 05:14 PM
Molly's Lips - Nirvana

randy ricochet
02-24-2007, 05:14 PM
Happy Mondays - Stayin' Alive

Mr.Nipples
02-24-2007, 05:16 PM
ahh shit i thought this was a thread on album art...well, if im here i might as well...

faith no more-war pigs(black sabbath)
tori amos-reign in blood(slayer)
johnny cash-hurt(NIN)
rage against the machine-beautiful world(DEVO)
minor threat-12xU(WIRE)
jimi hendrix-the star spangled banner(hell if know, do you!?)
sonic youth-superstar(the carpenters)

blakely
02-24-2007, 05:20 PM
Ben Folds - Bitches Ain't Shit (Dr. Dre PHD)

randy ricochet
02-24-2007, 05:21 PM
Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus

beautiful nemesis
02-24-2007, 05:22 PM
Rage Against The Machine - Fuck The Police :o

artgutser
02-24-2007, 05:23 PM
MUSE - I cant take my eyes off you

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-24-2007, 05:27 PM
Bjork when she covered "Somewhere over the Rainbow and Aphex Twin when he covered Pink Floyd's the Gnome..(I have to add that this covers don't exist but were mention in a wish list in Wire Magazine a few years back...)

vinylmartyr
02-24-2007, 05:29 PM
Way too many to list. Tons of standards have been covered. Cannot pigeonhole myself to just a few.

fortydollarsworthofmeat
02-24-2007, 05:30 PM
okkervil river - omie wise
arcade fire - guns of brixton, this must be the place (naive melody), born on a train

ayates
02-24-2007, 05:32 PM
http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/pics12/LEMUR/LeMur-3/images/bd_Gutless_Bob13.jpg

Walking With a Ghost, originally by Tegan and Sara, covered by The White Stripes.

suprefan
02-24-2007, 05:33 PM
Radiohead - After The Goldrush (Neil Young)

Courtney
02-24-2007, 05:39 PM
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower

also, more recently:
Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Cat Power - Satisfaction

randy ricochet
02-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Rolf Harris - Stairway to Heaven

randy ricochet
02-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Nouvelle Vague - Ever Fallen In Love

Mr.Nipples
02-24-2007, 05:45 PM
http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/pics12/LEMUR/LeMur-3/images/bd_Gutless_Bob13.jpg

Walking With a Ghost, originally by Tegan and Sara, covered by The White Stripes.


YES YES YES!!! MY FORMER PROPHET! BOB!

...im hoping that the PETArds respond to this...ill have a fucking field day...

Courtney
02-24-2007, 05:46 PM
Nouvelle Vague - Ever Fallen In Love

Yay for Nouvelle Vague.

randy ricochet
02-24-2007, 06:01 PM
Indeed, they are a great band

vinylmartyr
02-24-2007, 06:34 PM
Turn Turn Turn by the Byrds is pretty good.

RATMan
02-24-2007, 06:36 PM
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" by Daughtry

Courtney
02-24-2007, 06:41 PM
Turn Turn Turn by the Byrds is pretty good.

Good call.

Hannahrain
02-24-2007, 06:43 PM
johnny cash doing bridge over troubled water is pretty fucking phenomenal.

Courtney
02-24-2007, 06:50 PM
johnny cash doing bridge over troubled water is pretty fucking phenomenal.

Also a good call. This thread is making me want to download more music.

Hannahrain
02-24-2007, 06:52 PM
if you have skype or AIM i'd be happy to send it to you

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-24-2007, 06:54 PM
http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/pics12/LEMUR/LeMur-3/images/bd_Gutless_Bob13.jpg

Walking With a Ghost, originally by Tegan and Sara, covered by The White Stripes.

ew...

Boourns
02-24-2007, 07:08 PM
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Dresden Dolls - War Pigs
Dresden Dolls - Pierre
Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Johnny Cash - Hurt, One, I Hung My Head, Personal Jesus
Radiohead - Nobody Does It Better, Rhinestone Cowboy, The Thief, After the Gold Rush
Giant Drag - Wicked Game

breakjaw
02-24-2007, 07:18 PM
Sweet Jane - The Cowboy Junkies

Proadict
02-24-2007, 07:31 PM
pixies- Head on

ivankay
02-24-2007, 08:26 PM
Trying not to repeat. There are some great ones in this thread. Here are some more:

Sabbath, Bloody Sabbtah - Black Sabbath by the Cardigans

i'm Free - the Rolling Stones by the Soup Dragons

Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway by Oingo Boingo (live)

Everlasting Love - Robert Knight by U2

Sound and Vision - David Bowie by 808 State w/ David Bowie (does this count?)

Red, Red Wine - Neil Diamond by UB40 (suprised not to see this yet)

Last Caress/Green Hell - Misfits done by Metallica

Jolene - Dolly Parton by the White Stripes

I Feel for You - Prince by Chaka Kahn

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Proadict
02-24-2007, 08:32 PM
die die my darling covered by metallica, original: misfits

Boourns
02-24-2007, 08:53 PM
Tool - No Quarter

Hell yes! Can't believe I forgot to list that.

AEversW
02-24-2007, 09:00 PM
Radiohead - Nobody Does it Better
Arcade Fire - Age Of Consent
The Postal service - Suddenly Everything Has Changed

vicorintian
02-24-2007, 10:02 PM
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the rainbow

TomAz
02-24-2007, 10:31 PM
All Along the Watchtower and Sweet Jane are two of my faves. to which I'd add 'Police and Thieves' (Clash cover of Junior Murvin/Lee 'Scratch' Perry)

breakjaw
02-25-2007, 08:04 AM
Red, Red Wine - Neil Diamond by UB40 (suprised not to see this yet)

Last Caress/Green Hell - Misfits done by Metallica

Red Red Wine was actually already a reggae cover by I believe the Melodians so UB40 was completely unoriginal in their cover.
Nice call on Last Caress/Green Hell because this made me start liking Metallica.Interestingly their horrible cover of "Turn The Page" made me stop liking them whatsoever.

Yablonowitz
02-25-2007, 09:10 AM
"Mad World" - Gary Jules
"Respect" - Aretha Franklin

randy ricochet
02-25-2007, 09:19 AM
'Money' by the Flying Lizzards

André
02-25-2007, 09:21 AM
Rage against the machine - Rage against the machine

thinnerair
02-25-2007, 11:06 AM
"Cornflake Girl" by Tori Amos, covered by Jawbox
That new Pearl Jam track where they covered the Who is really good.

samiksha
02-25-2007, 11:08 AM
Jolene - Dolly Parton by the White Stripes

YES FTW

beautiful nemesis
02-25-2007, 11:15 AM
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the rainbow

i second this one too!

menikmati
02-25-2007, 11:15 AM
Nirvana - Love Buzz

beautiful nemesis
02-25-2007, 11:15 AM
Tool - No Quarter

i second this too!

beautiful nemesis
02-25-2007, 11:16 AM
"Mad World" - Gary Jules


yesss :pulse

cityzun
02-25-2007, 11:22 AM
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns n Roses
Nothing Else Matters - Apocalyptica
I Will Survive - Cake

bumper31
02-25-2007, 01:09 PM
GNR - Live and let die
Tori Amos - Smells like teen spirit
Happy Mondays - Boys are back in town

and erm....

Travis - Hit Me Baby one more time :nono

fortydollarsworthofmeat
02-25-2007, 01:23 PM
the shins - we will become silhouettes

bmack86
02-25-2007, 07:46 PM
I really like Asobi Seksu's cover of Then He Kissed Me

MarkO
02-25-2007, 08:35 PM
- Travis do a great take on 'River' by Joni Mitchell (IIRC)
- Faith No More 'Easy'
- The Wedding Present do a great version of 'Falling' from Julee Cruise
- R.E.M.'s take of 'Wichita Lineman' is great.
- Devo 'Satisfaction'

bmack86
02-25-2007, 08:44 PM
Devo's Satisfaction is nothing short of amazing.

woogie846
02-25-2007, 08:54 PM
Maybe not the greatest of all time, but my favorites of right now:

Mates of State - Starman
Polyphonic Spree - Lithium

HorrorLibraryNet
02-25-2007, 10:24 PM
I'll have to say that Siouxsie and the Banshee's hold my all-time record for favorite covers...

"Dear Prudence" and "Helter Skelter" by The Beatles
"You're lost Little Girl" by The Doors
"The Passenger" by Iggy and the Stooges
"Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday
"Trust in Me" (Boa Constrictor...JUNGLE BOOK) ~that's got to be one of the coolest covers ever! *LOL*

full on idle
02-25-2007, 10:56 PM
Violent Femmes - Children of the Revolution
Violent Femmes - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

randy ricochet
02-26-2007, 05:39 AM
Is the answer not 911?

summerkid
02-26-2007, 05:47 AM
The Animals-House of the Rising Sun (???)
White Stripes-Death Letter (Son House)

Alchemy
02-26-2007, 06:55 AM
John Mayer - Kid A (Radiohead)
The Flaming Lips - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (That girl, I forgot her name)

All That I Am
02-26-2007, 07:49 AM
Sweet Jane - The Cowboy Junkies
Absolutely out does the original, and i'm a huge Velvet Underground fan.

leo01g
02-26-2007, 08:44 AM
one more cup of coffee covered by the White Stripes
Blue Monday by Orgy
man who sold the world by Nirvana

chairmenmeow47
02-26-2007, 08:50 AM
i call your name covered by the mamas and the papas (originally a beatles song)
iron man covered by the cardigans (originally by black sabbath)
she's leaving home covered by tori amos (originally by the beatles)
viva las vegas covered by the dead kennedys (originally by doc pomus & mort shuman)
red river valley covered by bad manners (not sure who this is originally by)

PassiveTheory
02-26-2007, 10:15 AM
No Quarter by Tool
Blue Monday by Orgy
The Man Who Sold the World by Nirvana
I Will Survive by Cake
All the Johnny Cash covers mentioned so far
All Along the Watchtower by Hendrix
Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
and
Love Will Tear Us Apart by Nouvelle Vague

I totally love,

Age of Consent by The Arcade Fire
Kid A by John Mayer
War Pigs by the Dresden Dolls, Faith No More
The Happy Mondays cover songs
and
Suddenly Everything Has Changed by The Postal Service

Mean I need to download some more music. XD

Also, I suggest:

Hallelujah by The Dresden Dolls, Imogen Heap, Damien Rice, etc. (there are a shit-load of good covers of this song, though non top Buckley's rendition)
That one Fugazi song I can't remember the name of by the Dresden Dolls (sorry, I saw them perform it live, and can't remember the name for the life of me)
This Charming Man by S.T.A.R.S. (better than the Death Cab cover, if I do say so myself)
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out by Nada Surf
Where Is My Mind? by Nada Surf
The Boy With the Thorn In His Side by Jeff Buckley
Time After Time by Everything But the Girl

shotglass75
02-26-2007, 12:17 PM
House of the Rising Sun covered by Muse
Toxic covered by Local H
Im De Wieder covered by Secret Machines
War Pigs covered by Dresden Dolls
Communication Breakdown covered by Wolfmother
Last Carress/Green Hell covered by Metallica
Landslide covered by Smashing Pumpkins
Knowledge covered by Green Day (live)
Rockin In The Free World covered by Pearl Jam
Baba O'Riely covered by Blue Man Group
Girl U Want covered by Soundgarden
Dead Souls covered by Nine Inch Nails
Anything Me First and The Gimme Gimmes touch

TomAz
02-26-2007, 12:20 PM
oh has no one mentioned Okkervil River's cover of Tim Hardin's Black Sheep Boy?

chairmenmeow47
02-26-2007, 12:21 PM
House of the Rising Sun covered by Muse

i need to hear that, i love that song!!!

and this is an old az local ska band, but the flesh eating monkey's cover of "straight up" by paula abdul owns the original, lol.

shotglass75
02-26-2007, 12:26 PM
i need to hear that, i love that song!!!

and this is an old az local ska band, but the flesh eating monkey's cover of "straight up" by paula abdul owns the original, lol.

I believe you can find it here for download
http://www.microcuts.net/uk/download/misc.php

CORRECTION

nope you can't download it anymore but there is abunch of other stuff available

amyzzz
02-26-2007, 01:03 PM
"Dear God" (by XTC) - covered by Sarah McLachlan
"Wish You Were Here" (by Pink Floyd) - covered by Catherine Wheel
"That's When I Reach for My Revolver" (by Mission of Burma?) - covered by Catherine Wheel
"20th Century Boy" (T Rex?) - covered by Placebo.
"Memorabilia" (by Soft Cell) - covered by NIN

That's all I can think of for now.

cityzun
02-26-2007, 01:06 PM
Last Kiss covered by Pearl Jam, don't remember the original artiste.

TomAz
02-26-2007, 01:11 PM
I'm surprised none of you PJ people have mentioned 'Crazy Mary'.

MarkO
02-26-2007, 01:12 PM
Foo Fighters do a take on 'Carry on My Wayward Son' by Kansas that is a lot of fun and their version of 'Baker Street' is excellent.

aynalehcar
02-26-2007, 04:36 PM
Jolene - The White Stripes

shotglass75
02-26-2007, 04:52 PM
Here is Muse, House of The Rising Sun for those who want it

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N0YF6890

randy ricochet
02-26-2007, 04:55 PM
I reckon it's still got to be 911!!!

chunk
02-26-2007, 05:29 PM
sonic youth - "ca plane por moi". origianlly by plastic bertrand.

dont wanna hear no sonic youth...

ca plane por moi moi moi moi moi
ca plane por moi

Down Rodeo
02-26-2007, 05:56 PM
Faith No More - War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
Pantera - Hole In The Sky (Black Sabbath)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
Rolling Stones - Love In Vain (Robert Johnson)
Primus - Tippi-Toes (The Meters)
The Clash - I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller Four)

Down Rodeo
02-26-2007, 05:57 PM
Also:

Deftones - The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)

RockStr4Life
03-22-2007, 02:39 AM
Across The Universe (Beatles) - Rufus Wainwright
Dancing Days (Zeppelin) - Stone Temple Pilots
Say It Ain't So (Weezer) - Deftones
Stripped (Depeche Mode) - Rammstein
Blue Monday (New Order) - Orgy
Love Song (The Cure) - 311
What's Going On (Marvin Gaye) - A Perfect Circle
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Elvis Costello, kinda) - Axis of Justice
Always (Irving Berlin) - Billy Corgan
All Is Full Of Love (Bjork) - Death Cab For Cutie
Like Spinning Plates (Radiohead) - Christopher O'Riley
No Ordinary Love (Sade) - Deftones
Tiny Dancer (Elton John) - Dave Grohl
Cars (Gary Numan) - Fear Factory
Such Great Heights (Postal Service) - Iron and Wine
Rocky Raccoon (Beatles) - Jack Johnson
Frontin' (Pharell) - Jamie Cullum
Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode) - Marilyn Manson
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Franki Valli) - Muse
Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent) - Pantera
Winter Wonderland - Phanton Planet
Under Pressure (Queen and Bowie) - Those emo guys from The Used and My Chemical Romance
The Ghost of Tom Joad (Springsteen) - Rage Against The Machine
Anything by Joy Division - She Wants Revenge
Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Metro (Berlin) - System of a Down

Lounge Fly
03-22-2007, 02:53 AM
I'm surprised none of you PJ people have mentioned 'Crazy Mary'.

When PJ plays 'Last Kiss' at their shows its usually one of my favorites and I'm usually into their faster stuff, 'animal' being probably my favorite PJ song

La Ferrassie
03-22-2007, 06:47 AM
Gang Of Four- Sweet Jane

John Peel is My Co-pilot
03-22-2007, 07:22 AM
My fave covers that, I don't think, anyone has mentioned.


Beck - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime (The Korgis)
Depeche Mode - Route 66 (Nat King Cole)
Aztec Camera - Jump (Van Halen)
Nouvelle Vague - Waves (Blancmange)
Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland
Placebo - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights (Postal Service)
Travis - Baby One More Time (Britney)
Crowded House - Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunnas)
Veruca Salt - Somebody (Depeche Mode)
Human League - Rock 'n' Roll/Nightclubbing (Gary Glitter/Iggy Pop)

Omar1
07-18-2007, 09:57 PM
http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbumcovers07.jpg
http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbumcovers32.jpg
http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbumcovers21.jpg

Boourns
07-18-2007, 10:16 PM
Blue Monday by Orgy


Sorry, but HELL NO! Nu-metal does not deserve New Order.

Nu-Order?

Boourns
07-18-2007, 10:21 PM
Elliott Smith - Because, Thirteen, Trouble
White Stripes - Jolene

Can someone upload Arcade Fire's cover of "Age of Consent"?

tessalasset
07-19-2007, 02:14 AM
Last Kiss covered by Pearl Jam, don't remember the original artiste.

good call. i love this cover so much, and completely forgot about it. it made me go back and download the original, which i think was by the coasters, and was not nearly as good. PJ made the song so much sadder.


and damn you guys, way to pull out some AWESOME shit. i forget that these are covers sometimes. i seriously need to dl tomorrow.

bmack86
07-19-2007, 03:18 AM
Pavement-The Classical (Originally a The Fall track)

This is my favorite Fall song, and Pavement turn it into a kickass Pavement track

leo01g
07-19-2007, 05:57 PM
Love Reign O'er Me - Pearl Jam
Original by The Who

leo01g
07-19-2007, 06:21 PM
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
I just heard this cover and i thought it was pretty good but definitely not as emotional as any of the spanish versions.

breakjaw
07-20-2007, 07:07 AM
Au pairs - Piece Of My Heart (Big Brother and The Holding Company)
The Avengers - Paint It,Black (The Stones)
X - Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Frank Sinatra - Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
The Chipmunks - Call Me (Blondie)
The Ramones - Palisades Park (Freddy Cannon)
Jawbreaker - Into You Like A Train (The Psychedelic Furs)
The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing (The Kinks)
Everything But The Girl - Kid (The Pretenders)
The Mountain Goats - Dirty Old Town (The Pogues)
The Replacements - Another Girl,Another Planet (The Only Ones)
Butthole Surfers - Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan)
John Lennon - Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Pavement - The Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen)
The Plugz - LaBamba (Richie Valens)

breakjaw
07-20-2007, 07:13 AM
Oh yeah,
Bauhaus - Third Uncle (Brian Eno)

clarky123
07-20-2007, 07:42 AM
1. Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus
2. Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust
3. Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower

I think 3 famously outdoes the original if Im not mistaken.

thinnerair
07-20-2007, 07:54 AM
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John Frusciante - Tiny Dancer (Elton John cover)
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Dave Grohl - Tiny Dancer (Elton John cover)

bartelby
07-20-2007, 08:55 AM
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PassiveTheory
07-20-2007, 02:34 PM
New York Post's List of the 100 Greatest Covers...

I cringed.


1. "Stairway to Heaven," Dolly Parton (Led Zeppelin)

Queen of country rescues song from amateur guitar players everywhere with a soulful rendition that'll have you in tears.

2. "Baby Got Back," Jonathan Coulton

(Sir Mix-A-Lot)

MySpace white boy folk-rocks his way through an ode to big butts; great four-part harmony on "L.A. face with the Oakland booty."

3. "Hazy Shade of Winter," the Bangles (Simon and Garfunkel)

The way Paul Simon originally intended it - with a killer guitar riff and a drugged-out Robert Downey Jr.

4. "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor (Prince)

Close-cropped video and passionate rendition brought little-known Prince track to light.

5. "Showroom Dummies," Señor Coconut & His Orchestra (Kraftwerk)

Not the first time Germans have hid out in South America, but with better results.

6. "Smooth Criminal," Alien Ant Farm (Michael Jackson)

Turns "Annie are you OK" into a head-banging mantra.

7. "Personal Jesus," Johnny Cash (Depeche Mode)

Electronica transformed into a painful, soul-crushing ballad. In a good way!

8. "Against All Odds," the Postal Service (Phil Collins)

We can't wait for what they're going to do to "Sussudio."

9. "Easy (Like Sunday Morning)," Faith No More (the Commodores)

If this song can't get you some lovin', take a hard, hard look at yourself.

10. "Tainted Love," Soft Cell (Gloria Jones)

Funky grooves.

11. "Tainted Love," Marilyn Manson (Gloria Jones)

Angry growls.

12. "Under Pressure," My Chemical Romance and the Used (Queen and David Bowie)

Emo panters prove that David Bowie and Freddie Mercury were the original definition of "guyliner."

13. "Mah Na Mah Na," Cake (Piero Umiliani)

Going back to the classics, Cake gives "Sesame Street" the business.

14. "Wicked Game," H.I.M. (Chris Isaak)

The love-metal band makes the sexy song even hotter by adding wailing and driving guitar licks. Video isn't as good, though.

15. "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want," Muse (the Smiths)

Short and sweet, Muse delivers all the punch of the original without getting wimpy about it.

16. "Blue Monday," Orgy (New Order)

The only reason you even need to know who this industrial band is.

17. "Satisfaction," Devo (the Rolling Stones)

Start-stopping their way to brilliance.

18. "I Want Candy," Good Charlotte (the Strangeloves)

Hard to get hold of since it was recorded for the prom scene in "Not Another Teen Movie," the pop-punks give the sugary sweet song a dose of bratty punk flavor.

19. "How Soon Is Now," Love Spit Love (the Smiths)

Richard Butler's Psychedelic Furs-swagger makes the hit a little less mopey, more killing.

20. "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Paul Anka (Nirvana)

The ex-teen idol takes the grunge off and polishes it with a swingin' sound to within an inch of its life.

21. "Walk," Avenged Sevenfold (Pantera)

A7X's updated, supercharged version of the song makes Pantera seem like the Carpenters.

22. "Let Down," Radiodread (Radiohead)

This reggae tribute to the British rockers features Maytals singer Federick "Toots" Hibbert. It may be better than the original.

23. "Crazy Train," Bullet for My Valentine (Ozzy Osbourne)

The Welsh band stays true to the Prince of Darkness' track by updating it with metalcore riffs.

24. "All Along the Watchtower," Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)

Hendrix's heavy electric-guitar riffs, coupled with the pounding bass and drum, added a deeper dimension to Bob Dylan's folksy first.

25. "Helpless," k.d. lang

(Neil Young)

All that angst, without the pitiful moan. Catch it at the end of Julie Christie's new film "Away From Her" and cry yer eyes out.

26. "Louie Louie," the Kingsmen (Richard Berry)

It took just one studio take in 1963 for a garage band from Portland, Ore., to create a rock classic out of the 1957 Latin-flavored original. Purists note the 1961 "Louie Louie" by Rockin' Robin Roberts is where the Kingsmen found inspiration - including the timeless shout-out "Let's give it to 'em right now!"

27. "Alabama Song

(Whiskey Bar)," The Doors (Weill/Brecht)

Leave it to Jim Morrison to make this sound even more decadent than it did the first time around.

28. "Wonderwall," Ryan Adams (Oasis)

New York troubadour's less-Beatles-y version of the Brit pop smash.

29. "Take Me to the River," Talking Heads (Al Green)

David Byrne and company's staccato new wave version overtook Green's smooth original.

30. "Walk This Way," Run DMC (Aerosmith)

Rap slams into rock and help revive Aersosmith's career.

31. "Me and Bobby McGee," Janis Joplin (Kris Kristofferson)

With a few gender changes in the lyrics, Joplin made you forget any other version.

32. "Gloria," Patti Smith (Van Morrison's Them)

Smith added a memorable intro, "Jesus died for somebody's sins / But not mine," to fit her punk/poet style.

33. "I Fought the Law," the Clash (Bobby Fuller Four)

The Clash turbo-charges the classic. If the law won, why do they sound so exuberant?

34. "Star-Spangled Banner," Jimi Hendrix (Francis Scott Key)

At Woodstock in 1969, his sonic bombs bursting in air made sleepy hippies in the crowd sit up and take notice.

35. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," Saint Etienne (Neil Young)

Sarah Cracknell takes the lead on a ballad that makes you forget it was a beer commercial (kidding, Neil!)

36. "Bring Tha Noize," Anthrax (Public Enemy)

Invented rap-rock as we know it by fusing Anthrax's guitars with Chuck D's spits. Linkin Park should send these guys a Christmas card.

37. "Satisfaction," Cat Power (Rolling Stones)

Cat Power's molasses-slow, minimalist take on the Stones' power-pop anthem renders the song all but unrecognizable - more a total overhaul than a cover.

38. "You're No Good," Linda Ronstadt (Betty Everett)

In 1975, Ronstadt took what had been a minor 1963 hit for soul singer Everett and turned it into a roots-rock anthem. For the Queen of Covers, this was Ronstadt's finest hour.

39. "Another Brick in the Wall Parts 1, 2, 3," Korn (Pink Floyd)

Korn don't need no education when it comes to interpreting this song about dropping the F-bomb on authority.

40. "Hallelujah," Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)

It was a stunner already, made more bittersweet and beautiful by Buckley's premature death.

41. "My Way," Sid Vicious (Frank Sinatra)

The Sex Pistol's sputtering, sped-up ode to the Chairman of the Board made it an anthem to safety-pinned punks everywhere.

42. "Always on My Mind," Pet Shop Boys (Brenda Lee)

Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson may have busted the charts with the country hit, but the Brit electronic pop duo broke through on the dance floor.

43. "Oh, Pretty Woman," Van Halen (Roy Orbison)

2 Live Crew's cover was a parody that became a Supreme Court case. And Van Halen's video with David Lee Roth dressed as Napoleon was banned by MTV due to some midgets stroking a transvestite's legs. Who knew Orbison was this filthy?

44. ". . . Baby One More Time," Travis (Britney Spears)

Scottish rockers were one of the first to recognize the beauty of some Spears tracks, and it became a Napster-era hit.

45. "Boys of Summer," the Ataris (Don Henley)

Emphasizes the punk rock by switching Henley's "Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac" with a "Black Flag" sticker.

46. "Eight Miles High," Roxy Music (the Byrds)

Golden Earring did a 19-minute version, but this dreamy interpretation stole glam-wavers hearts.

47. "Superstar," Sonic Youth (the Carpenters)

With electric guitars and piano, this haunting version of the '70s pop hit echoes the Karen Carpenter tragedy.

48. "John the Revelator," Depeche Mode (spiritual)

Post-drug knob twisters turn folk's oral tradition into rocking enlighten-ment.

49. "My Favorite Things," John Coltrane (Mary Martin)

Heaven, Elvis Costello said, plays this song. (Hell plays the original by Julie Andrews.)

50. "If You Leave," Nada Surf (OMD)

Originally on the "Pretty in Pink" soundtrack, the New York indie-pop band stripped down the synth-pop British hit on "The O.C."

51. "Everybody's Talking," Harry Nilsson (Fred Neil)

Nilsson's remake of this blues- and folk-singer's song, was only a minor hit until it was featured in "Midnight Cowboy."

52. "Respect," Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)

Onstage at the 1967 Monterrey Pop Festival, Redding called it "A song that a girl took away from me. A good friend of mine, this girl, she just took this song." Sock it to Aretha for teaching how to spell with her signature trans-formation, which hit No. 1 on the pop charts.

53. "Crazy Mary," Pearl Jam (Victoria Williams)

The grunge band's haunting, melodic ode appears on "Sweet Relief," a 1993 benefit album for Williams.

54. "Working Class Hero," Green Day (John Lennon)

Billie Joe Armstrong - fresh from ranting about the "American Idiot" - is the pitch-perfect voice to cover Lennon's folk song about bureaucratic brainwashing.

55. "Comfortably Numb," Scissor Sisters (Pink Floyd)

A glam, neo-disco version of Pink Floyd's melancholy ode to heavy sedation? Improbably, it totally worked, and propelled the Scissor Sisters to international stardom.

56. "Jolene," the White Stripes (Dolly Parton)

The red-and-white-striped duo bring their signature garage blues to the country classic, making it sound more desperate than ever.

57. "Darling Nikki," Foo Fighters (Prince)

The Fighters wisely choose not to stray far from "Purple Rain" territory here, presumably being content to introduce one of Prince's most deliciously naughty songs to a new generation.

58. "Spider-Man," the Ramones (for 1967 TV cartoon series)

The local superheroes of the punk movement put their three-chord attack to the cartoon theme, and the results were webtastic!

59. "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston (Dolly Parton)

Whitney Houston's soaring vocals sent Parton's 1974 country hit soaring to the top of the pop charts for a 14-week stay.

60. "It Was A Very Good Year," William Shatner (Frank Sinatra)

It's debatable whether Shatner did this or "Common People" best. He can't sing, but that's what makes this great. He's mastered the art of the pause.

61. "Sweet Child O' Mine," Luna (Guns N' Roses)

The indie rockers turn the hard-rocking anthem into a shimmering, ethereal dream.

62. "Landslide," Dixie Chicks (Fleetwood Mac)

Dixie Chicks add a pleasant twang and some nice harmonies to this ballad.

63. "King of the Road," R.E.M. (Roger Miller)

The ultimate bar-band version, recorded during a studio improv. You can actually hear bassist Mike Mills calling out the chords to guitarist Peter Buck. Michael Stipe, meanwhile, forgets the words.

64. "Nobody Does It Better," Radiohead (Carly Simon)

The Oxford brain trust covers a cheesy track from a James Bond movie? Yes, please.

65. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding," Elvis Costello and the Attractions (Nick Lowe)

Written as a tongue-in-cheek swipe at hippies; Elvis and the Attractions turn it into something else entirely in a few brilliant, blistering minutes.

66. "Stop Your Sobbing," the Pretenders (the Kinks)

Chrissie Hynde made this number shimmer, and, with it, announced the arrival of a band to reckon with.

67. "I Shall Be Released," The Band (Bob Dylan)

Dylan's old backup band delivers a beautiful take on this number, highlighted by the late Richard Manuel's ethereal vocal.

68 . "Chelsea Hotel," Lloyd Cole (Leonard Cohen)

Every bit as urbane and wry as the original, except that Cole can actually sing.

69. "Proud Mary," Ike and Tina Turner (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

The combustible husband-and-wife team began CCR's swampy song as a slow-moving story, highlighted by Ike's Mississippi-deep voice complementing Tina's tale (and tail).

70. "Just," Mark Ronson with Alex Greenwald (Radiohead)

Guitars to horns, angst to upbeat. Brilliant.

71. "Jimmy Loves MaryAnn," Josie Cotton (Looking Glass)

Forget "Johnny Are You Queer?" This is what Josie should be remembered for.

72. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," Elton John (The Beatles)

It's heresy, but Elton's lush epic version makes the original sound positively

lo-fi.

73. "Venus," Bananarama (Shocking Blue)

This bouncy little number stomps all over the cheesy original.

74. "Jackie Blue," Smashing Pumpkins (Ozark Mountain Daredevils)

Metal meltdown of the old favorite.

75. "Love Hurts," Nazareth (the Everly Brothers)

The screeching howl of pain this song was meant to be.

76. "Blinded by the Light," Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Bruce Springsteen)

A total classic, while the original wasn't. Plus the mystery of the whole "wrapped up like a douche" thing.

77. "Baker Street," Foo Fighters (Gerry Rafferty)

There's no way to screw up a song this good, and this metal version doesn't disappoint.

78 "Ain't That a Shame," Cheap Trick (Fats Domino)

Killer first cut on the classic "Live at Budokan" LP.

79. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," Isaac Hayes (Glen Campbell)

By the time Hayes finished his own deep-voice version, it was 18 minutes after he began. And the trip was worth it!

80. "Dear Prudence," Siouxsie and the Banshees (The Beatles)

The '80s Goth queen Siouxsie Sioux takes on The Beatles' "White Album" track, allegedly an ode to Mia Farrow's depressive sister, Prudence (who might have made a good Goth herself).

81. "Twist and Shout," The Beatles

(the Isley Brothers)

The Fab Four brought their unstoppable exuberance to this R&B hit.

82. "Helter Skelter," U2 (The Beatles)

As Bono says, Charles Manson stole it from The Beatles, and U2 admirably stole it back.

83. "Imagine," A Perfect Circle

(John Lennon)

The dark piano chords and violins give a sinister, fatalistic feeling to Lennon's utopian ode to a better future.

84. "Eleanor Rigby," Thrice (The Beatles)

Beatles for people who like a little scream with their pop melodies.

85 "Live and Let Die," Guns N' Roses (Wings)

Axl uses his license to kill to butch up this track that Paul McCartney wrote for a James Bond flick.

86. "With a Little Help From My Friends," Joe Cocker (The Beatles)

Slow, soulful, daring cover of a peppy Beatles tune became a highlight of the Woodstock festival. And Cocker sang it while completely trashed.

87. "Hurt," Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails)

With this incredibly moving song and video, the tale is no longer Trent Reznor's.

88. "Enjoy the Silence," Lacuna Coil (Depeche Mode)

A dreamy Italian chick in a tight black corset makes any song better.

89. "I Will Survive" Cake (Gloria Gaynor)

Cake never meant this as a joke but alt-hipster fans loved the irony and the song.

90. "Rock el Casbah," Rachid Taha (the Clash)

You haven't heard world music until you've heard this Middle Eastern-inflected take on the punk classic.

91. "Sex (I'm A)," Peaches (Berlin)

Peaches updates the new-wave classic with a predictably naughty take on an already naughty song.

92. "Caldonia," Mos Def (Cab Calloway)

Unpredictable as always, the Black Star rapper and actor recorded this swinging jam for HBO's "Lackawanna Blues."

93. "Wasted," Camper Van Beethoven (Black Flag)

California ska rockers remake the hardcore track into a violin-enhanced hippie delight.

94. "Low Rider," Drunken Boat (War)

An indie-rock take on a funk classic. George Lopez ought to use this version when he plays colleges.

95. "Turn, Turn, Turn," the Byrds (Pete Seeger)

To be fair, Seeger was covering the song, too - from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

96. "Don't Give Up," Willie Nelson & Sinead O'Connor (Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush)

An unlikely pair for an unlikely song, but man is it scorching. Especially 'cause Willie's singing it to the IRS.

97. "Glamorous Life," the Fever (Sheila E.)

New York post-punk act turns Sheila E.'s come-on into a f - - - you.

98. "Stairway to Heaven," Rodrigo y Gabriela (Led Zeppelin)

The Mexican-born, Dublin-based string duo give a little flamenco; a nice after-drink for Dolly's version.

99. "Since U Been Gone," Ted Leo (Kelly Clarkson)

Standout of the most-covered song of 2005. Wait until he gets around to "Umbrella."

100. "Star Wars" theme, Bill Murray (John Williams)

You'll die laughing when you hear Murray's "Saturday Night Live" cheesy lounge-singer version - with words.
Source: http://www.nypost.com/seven/07182007/entertainment/music/they_ve_got_it_covered_music_mary_huhn_and_maxine_ shen.htm?page=0

YEAH.... X.x

bug on your lip
07-20-2007, 02:38 PM
Maroon 5 covered a toliet

rage patton
07-20-2007, 02:42 PM
That has some good songs on it, some not so good.

Lacuna Coil covered Enjoy The Silence? I have to check this one out...

My personal choice, Me First And the Gimme Gimmes.

EDIT: Stay away from Lacuna Coil.

Boourns
07-20-2007, 06:59 PM
Any list with Thrice and Good Charlotte will never be valid.

menikmati
07-20-2007, 07:00 PM
burn that list

atom heart
07-20-2007, 07:12 PM
Marilyn Manson, Tainted Love?

*collapses*


98. "Stairway to Heaven," Rodrigo y Gabriela (Led Zeppelin)


yes.

Deviate_420
07-20-2007, 07:46 PM
Tool-No Quarter.

breakjaw
07-21-2007, 09:14 AM
4. "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor (Prince)
Close-cropped video and passionate rendition brought little-known Prince track to light.

8. "Against All Odds," the Postal Service (Phil Collins)
We can't wait for what they're going to do to "Sussudio."

9. "Easy (Like Sunday Morning)," Faith No More (the Commodores)
If this song can't get you some lovin', take a hard, hard look at yourself.

10. "Tainted Love," Soft Cell (Gloria Jones)
Funky grooves.

15. "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want," Muse (the Smiths)
Short and sweet, Muse delivers all the punch of the original without getting wimpy about it.

17. "Satisfaction," Devo (the Rolling Stones)
Start-stopping their way to brilliance.

19. "How Soon Is Now," Love Spit Love (the Smiths)
Richard Butler's Psychedelic Furs-swagger makes the hit a little less mopey, more killing.

22. "Let Down," Radiodread (Radiohead)
This reggae tribute to the British rockers features Maytals singer Federick "Toots" Hibbert. It may be better than the original.

24. "All Along the Watchtower," Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)
Hendrix's heavy electric-guitar riffs, coupled with the pounding bass and drum, added a deeper dimension to Bob Dylan's folksy first.

29. "Take Me to the River," Talking Heads (Al Green)
David Byrne and company's staccato new wave version overtook Green's smooth original.

31. "Me and Bobby McGee," Janis Joplin (Kris Kristofferson)
With a few gender changes in the lyrics, Joplin made you forget any other version.

32. "Gloria," Patti Smith (Van Morrison's Them)
Smith added a memorable intro, "Jesus died for somebody's sins / But not mine," to fit her punk/poet style.

33. "I Fought the Law," the Clash (Bobby Fuller Four)
The Clash turbo-charges the classic. If the law won, why do they sound so exuberant?

34. "Star-Spangled Banner," Jimi Hendrix (Francis Scott Key)
At Woodstock in 1969, his sonic bombs bursting in air made sleepy hippies in the crowd sit up and take notice.

35. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," Saint Etienne (Neil Young)
Sarah Cracknell takes the lead on a ballad that makes you forget it was a beer commercial (kidding, Neil!)

37. "Satisfaction," Cat Power (Rolling Stones)
Cat Power's molasses-slow, minimalist take on the Stones' power-pop anthem renders the song all but unrecognizable - more a total overhaul than a cover.

40. "Hallelujah," Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)
It was a stunner already, made more bittersweet and beautiful by Buckley's premature death.

41. "My Way," Sid Vicious (Frank Sinatra)
The Sex Pistol's sputtering, sped-up ode to the Chairman of the Board made it an anthem to safety-pinned punks everywhere.

47. "Superstar," Sonic Youth (the Carpenters)
With electric guitars and piano, this haunting version of the '70s pop hit echoes the Karen Carpenter tragedy.

49. "My Favorite Things," John Coltrane (Mary Martin)
Heaven, Elvis Costello said, plays this song. (Hell plays the original by Julie Andrews.)

51. "Everybody's Talking," Harry Nilsson (Fred Neil)
Nilsson's remake of this blues- and folk-singer's song, was only a minor hit until it was featured in "Midnight Cowboy."

52. "Respect," Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
Onstage at the 1967 Monterrey Pop Festival, Redding called it "A song that a girl took away from me. A good friend of mine, this girl, she just took this song." Sock it to Aretha for teaching how to spell with her signature trans-formation, which hit No. 1 on the pop charts.

53. "Crazy Mary," Pearl Jam (Victoria Williams)
The grunge band's haunting, melodic ode appears on "Sweet Relief," a 1993 benefit album for Williams.

56. "Jolene," the White Stripes (Dolly Parton)
The red-and-white-striped duo bring their signature garage blues to the country classic, making it sound more desperate than ever.

57. "Darling Nikki," Foo Fighters (Prince)
The Fighters wisely choose not to stray far from "Purple Rain" territory here, presumably being content to introduce one of Prince's most deliciously naughty songs to a new generation.

59. "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston (Dolly Parton)
Whitney Houston's soaring vocals sent Parton's 1974 country hit soaring to the top of the pop charts for a 14-week stay.

62. "Landslide," Dixie Chicks (Fleetwood Mac)
Dixie Chicks add a pleasant twang and some nice harmonies to this ballad.

63. "King of the Road," R.E.M. (Roger Miller)
The ultimate bar-band version, recorded during a studio improv. You can actually hear bassist Mike Mills calling out the chords to guitarist Peter Buck. Michael Stipe, meanwhile, forgets the words.

64. "Nobody Does It Better," Radiohead (Carly Simon)
The Oxford brain trust covers a cheesy track from a James Bond movie? Yes, please.

65. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding," Elvis Costello and the Attractions (Nick Lowe)

Written as a tongue-in-cheek swipe at hippies; Elvis and the Attractions turn it into something else entirely in a few brilliant, blistering minutes.

66. "Stop Your Sobbing," the Pretenders (the Kinks)
Chrissie Hynde made this number shimmer, and, with it, announced the arrival of a band to reckon with.

67. "I Shall Be Released," The Band (Bob Dylan)
Dylan's old backup band delivers a beautiful take on this number, highlighted by the late Richard Manuel's ethereal vocal.

69. "Proud Mary," Ike and Tina Turner (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
The combustible husband-and-wife team began CCR's swampy song as a slow-moving story, highlighted by Ike's Mississippi-deep voice complementing Tina's tale (and tail).

74. "Jackie Blue," Smashing Pumpkins (Ozark Mountain Daredevils)
Metal meltdown of the old favorite.

76. "Blinded by the Light," Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Bruce Springsteen)
A total classic, while the original wasn't. Plus the mystery of the whole "wrapped up like a douche" thing.

78 "Ain't That a Shame," Cheap Trick (Fats Domino)
Killer first cut on the classic "Live at Budokan" LP.

79. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," Isaac Hayes (Glen Campbell)
By the time Hayes finished his own deep-voice version, it was 18 minutes after he began. And the trip was worth it!

80. "Dear Prudence," Siouxsie and the Banshees (The Beatles)
The '80s Goth queen Siouxsie Sioux takes on The Beatles' "White Album" track, allegedly an ode to Mia Farrow's depressive sister, Prudence (who might have made a good Goth herself).

81. "Twist and Shout," The Beatles
(the Isley Brothers)
The Fab Four brought their unstoppable exuberance to this R&B hit.

86. "With a Little Help From My Friends," Joe Cocker (The Beatles)
Slow, soulful, daring cover of a peppy Beatles tune became a highlight of the Woodstock festival. And Cocker sang it while completely trashed.

87. "Hurt," Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails)
With this incredibly moving song and video, the tale is no longer Trent Reznor's.

93. "Wasted," Camper Van Beethoven (Black Flag)
California ska rockers remake the hardcore track into a violin-enhanced hippie delight.

98. "Stairway to Heaven," Rodrigo y Gabriela (Led Zeppelin)
The Mexican-born, Dublin-based string duo give a little flamenco; a nice after-drink for Dolly's version.

100. "Star Wars" theme, Bill Murray (John Williams)
You'll die laughing when you hear Murray's "Saturday Night Live" cheesy lounge-singer version - with words.
I agree with these."Louie Louie" is NOT a cover,I don't care what anybody says.

Dode BCK
07-22-2007, 01:56 PM
Brakes (featuring the pipettes)-Sometimes always
The delgados-Mr blue sky
BRMC-Hardest button to button
River city people-California dreamin
Rodrigo y Gabriela-Wish you were here(done at glastonbury this year.They played it,the crowd sang it,amazing!)

Mr.Nipples
07-22-2007, 02:24 PM
F6vOiyMi8l0
12xU...

Boourns
07-22-2007, 07:58 PM
Low - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me