Poll: covers of popular songs on albums is
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can be cool
40 82%
never works
2 4%
stuffed cabbages
7 14%
Voters: 49.
#1
I was thinking, do you like it when bands put cover versions of popular songs on their albums? say, a metal version of a Depeche Mode song or whatever, or Tool's version of No Quarter, or the metallica Garage Inc. albums
Or do you think it can never live up to the original anyways, so don't do it?
Last edited by CoreysMonster at Aug 13, 2009,
#2
Sometimes it's good. Sometimes it's bad. It largely depends on how much I liked the original and how much I like the band doing the cover
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#3
Covers can be awesome. But I don't like for them to actually be on albums. They should be on like, EPs, or movie soundtracks, or just done live but never actually recorded.
#4
I think it's fine if they put a totally new twist on the song
But if it's just the same old crap, it's just a waste of time/an embarassment.
#5
I likes 'em

Nirvana's rendition of The Man Who Sold The World is pretty good...and MCR's version of Under Pressure is good too...
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#7
Cover albums can be really cool.
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#8
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Cover albums can be really cool.

not cover albums, a single cover song on a regular album.
#9
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Covers can be awesome. But I don't like for them to actually be on albums. They should be on like, EPs, or movie soundtracks, or just done live but never actually recorded.


Pretty much it.

I don't really see the appeal in releasing a brand spanking new album only for there to be covers on it. I demand better.
#10
If they do it in a different way to the original, it can be cool. But when they try and just make it exactly like the original, then it gets kind of boring.
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#12
I like it when bands do it. It nice to hear a different spin on an already famous song. Muse cover of Feeling Godd and Kyuss cover of into the void are great covers
#13
John Frusciante's cover of Song to the Siren worked perfectly with the rest of The Empyrean. Otherwise, there aren't too many noteworthy covers I can think of that are actually on albums.
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#14
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It works..

nuff said..
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#15
I wouldn't want a cover to take up space on a new album. Maybe a reworking of something traditional, but not a cover of another pop song.

Like Macabre_Turtle said, they should be recorded for soundtracks or EP's, otherwise just played live.
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It works..

nuff said..
Fixed
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#17
Quote by CoreysMonster
not cover albums, a single cover song on a regular album.

Single songs too. As far it sounds good and is not something like a Master of Puppets cover from the Jonas Brothers.
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#20
In my perfect world I would have them only included in B-sides/rarities collections like The Killers' "Sawdust" album. That, to me, is badass. But like an actual original album riding on the success of a cover is lame.
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#21
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This "fixed" shit is the stupidest shit I've seen,
as if it is supposed to be clever...
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#22
It depends. Some covers suck, some are better than the original. The thing not to do is to just play it exactly as the original, you have to make it 'your own' to a certain degree.
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#23
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Van Halen > The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo


This "fixed" shit is the stupidest shit I've seen,
as if it is supposed to be clever...
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#24
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Van Halen > The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo


This "fixed" shit is the stupidest shit I've seen,
as if it is supposed to be clever...
You really need to calm down

It's the internet. Taking anything on here seriously is not healthy
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#25
Depends. If it's a quality cover (see Opeth's "Circle of the Tyrants") then yes.

If not (see Celine Dion's "You Shook Me All Night Long") then no.
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"Oh, a cover version, they can be cool."

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