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#121
I don't know any songs that are so sacred. No cover has ever ruined an original song for me.

RATM - Killing in the name of
They have lots of other songs that are much better, but no... when a band covers a RATM song then it has to be this piece of shit.
#123
Guess what! Fans aren't going to enjoy hearing some obscure album track from your favourite band... If you're gonna cover something, make sure it's a good song that people know.
We've recently brought both 'All Along the Watchtower' and 'Bohemian Like You' into our set and it's gone down incredibly well.
#124
Quote by Zoot Allures
Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah"


Covers are what made this song. Shut the **** up.
#125
Quote by Random3
Machine Head don't tend to do bad covers though

Me personally, I can't stand their version of Message In A Bottle..or Hole In the Sky for that matter.

I normally tend to prefer covers that stray away from the original, but not if it's done in a way I don't like

Anyway, how did this turn into "songs amateur bands shouldn't cover" to "covers done by famous bands I don't like"?

OT. Sweet Child Of Mine, Stairway to Heaven and Smells Like Teen Spirit are obvious ones..they always tend to be butchered, especially the first two. Though I did di SLTS and it didn't turn out bad at all.

I'd also like to add that Bohemian Rhapsody is the number one enemy at any karaoke event. F*ck that shit...

Everybody hurts, Sweet Home Alabama and Wonderwall..just because they're so overdone now that whenever a band covers them at a concert you feel like leaving.

Kinda like the way Smoke on The Water is so overplayed I forgot that I would actually like that song otherwise.

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Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah"

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#126
Rodrigo y Gabriella's cover of Stairway to Heaven is better than the original by a rather large margin.
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#128
Any Led Zeppelin song
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#129
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Any Led Zeppelin song


I have to agree with this, just because everybody and their dog has done one.
#132

My band's covering Sweet Child O' Mine and Enter Sandman (not either of my choices)
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#133
None, this thread is stupid.

A personal peeve is when bar bands or musicians play covers but always seem to choose the obvious choice of song. It just usually ends up being shitty versions of songs you've heard a million times before. Like...i'd rather see a band (assuming they're doing Zeppelin) covering Heartbreaker rather than Whole Lotta Love or Stairway. Not an unpopular choice but otherwise you get the feeling that they're appealing to the lowest common denominator in terms of music fans. Sorry if that sounds hipster-esque.
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#134
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My band's covering Sweet Child O' Mine and Enter Sandman (not either of my choices)

They must've looked far and wide to find those gems, i'm surprised anyone else has even heard of them
#137
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I dare you to say that about Johnny Cash's cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aF9AJm0RFc

Edit: Oh, didn't read that line . Then I absolutely agree.


Yeah, I agree. Johnny Cash's version is a million times better than the original.
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#138
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Yeah, I agree. Johnny Cash's version is a million times better than the original.



They're DIFFERENT. They each have their own meaning and feel behind them, i personally prefer the original for its uniqueness and because i know it from the context of The Downward Spiral. It's the epitome of a perfect ending to a perfect album.
In my view Johnny Cash turned it into a lovely, heartfelt acoustic song, touching but not quite so original an idea.
To each their own.
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#139
Quote by theogonia777
Wait a minute, hold the phone. Their version is crap. That's not acceptable at all. If it doesn't sound like this, this, this, etc it's just plain wrong. Simple as that.

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The Dubliners should never. EVER. be covered.
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#140
i covered some rammstein when i first started out. That shit is so easy a monkey could pick up a guitar and play ich will within 5 minutes
#141
This song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Grq0epcLc
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Anything by Ronnie James Dio or Chris Cornell, their voices are just too good.


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Machine Head don't tend to do bad covers though




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I'm a fan of BfmV, but they have a pretty shoddy cover of Sanitarium, although a lot of that had more to do with production than their ability to play it.

I thought their Creeping Death cover was actually quite good. The solo is BADASS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP-J5LYPfrA
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#142
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They're DIFFERENT. They each have their own meaning and feel behind them, i personally prefer the original for its uniqueness and because i know it from the context of The Downward Spiral. It's the epitome of a perfect ending to a perfect album.
In my view Johnny Cash turned it into a lovely, heartfelt acoustic song, touching but not quite so original an idea.
To each their own.


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#143
All these terrible covers make me want to listen to a good one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quPliK3eAy4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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#144
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#145
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None, this thread is stupid.

A personal peeve is when bar bands or musicians play covers but always seem to choose the obvious choice of song. It just usually ends up being shitty versions of songs you've heard a million times before. Like...i'd rather see a band (assuming they're doing Zeppelin) covering Heartbreaker rather than Whole Lotta Love or Stairway. Not an unpopular choice but otherwise you get the feeling that they're appealing to the lowest common denominator in terms of music fans. Sorry if that sounds hipster-esque.


Well if your in a cover band or any other band for that matter it is playing to the lowest common denominator. Want to play rock? Be prepared to play the most boring shit on the plannet with "deep" lyrics, want to play metal? Breakdowns everywhere! You need to appeal to the greasy 12 year olds who wouldn't know heavy if it smashed them in the face with a hammer! Alternitive same crap. Blues have fun playing to a room of old people or guitarists that fevorishly masturbate to SRV. People do not want different music they want the same old crap.
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#146
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They're DIFFERENT. They each have their own meaning and feel behind them, i personally prefer the original for its uniqueness and because i know it from the context of The Downward Spiral. It's the epitome of a perfect ending to a perfect album.
In my view Johnny Cash turned it into a lovely, heartfelt acoustic song, touching but not quite so original an idea.
To each their own.

THIS

Sometimes I feel like Cash's version is only really loved because it has a video and because of the fact that he died.

/flameshield
#147
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THIS

Sometimes I feel like Cash's version is only really loved because it has a video and because of the fact that he died.

/flameshield

I agree actually.
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#148
I've seen some good covers of Comfortably Numb, but the atrocious ones I've seen cancel them out. And then some. So I'm gonna say that.
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#149
Quote by Basti95


They're DIFFERENT. They each have their own meaning and feel behind them, i personally prefer the original for its uniqueness and because i know it from the context of The Downward Spiral. It's the epitome of a perfect ending to a perfect album.
In my view Johnny Cash turned it into a lovely, heartfelt acoustic song, touching but not quite so original an idea.
To each their own.


At the end of the day, it is still the same song though, so the comparison is perfectly valid.

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THIS

Sometimes I feel like Cash's version is only really loved because it has a video and because of the fact that he died.

/flameshield


It is irrelevant to me, I did not know it when I first heard it. IMO Cash's version is superior because of the vocal delivery, and I really appreciate how the simple chords brought out the best of song.

I am not a fan of the dirty guitar, atonal piano variations or Trent's vocals, or the instrumentation in general, on the regular version.
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#151
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And there's 1460 versions better than Buckley's.

Fun fact:
you can have a number 1 hit if you record Hallelujah and then die.
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#152
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And there's 1460 versions better than Buckley's.


Jeff Buckley's cover was awful.

/we've been over this, that's already been said, read the whole thread first, etc.

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#153
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people need to stop covering Beethoven songs, because they will never be as good as the original!


+1
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#154
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I don't know any songs that are so sacred. No cover has ever ruined an original song for me.

RATM - Killing in the name of
They have lots of other songs that are much better, but no... when a band covers a RATM song then it has to be this piece of shit.


I saw a great jazz arrangement of Killing in the Name a while back. You can check it out here , it's surprisingly awesome. Got me trying to make jazz arrangements of other famous 90's songs before momentarily breaking down because I was terrible at it.

And also

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Rodrigo y Gabriella's cover of Stairway to Heaven is better than the original by a rather large margin.


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#155
Quote by Demon Wolf
At the end of the day, it is still the same song though, so the comparison is perfectly valid.

The problem is that the two songs belong to very different genres, which means you have two entirely different crowds liking one or the other song. In general it seems Nine Inch Nails take some getting used to, while Johnny Cash is very easy listening, and this goes for the song as well.

Also there's something to be said for the context of Cash's version: everyone knows he's an old man who isn't going to be around for long, it's not about drugs, it has a very well made video and his voice being that of an elderly man makes it sound all broken up and emotional. Basically he could have been singing Oh Mandy and people would've cried.
#157
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And there's 1460 versions better than Buckley's.


And I bet you can't find even one of them anywhere.
#158
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And I bet you can't find even one of them anywhere.

A guy covering Hallelujah by farting on a snare drum would be better.
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#159
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Covers are what made this song. Shut the **** up.


No. Leonard Cohen made the song and his version is still superior. Obviously.

I wouldn't like to hear anyone covering Tim Buckley however as no one can come close to his voice and it would just sound lame.
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#160
Wonderwall, much as I love the song I'm fed up of hearing people cover it.

Unless I cover it, then it's obviously amazing.