#1
I couldn't find a better place than here to post this so here goes.
My question to you is this: what, in your opinion, makes the best cover that a band can play to pay tribute to another bands great work?
And while you're at it, you might list some of your favorites.


I have finally just come to terms with my answer to the question.
I think that, for me, the perfect cover is recognizable as the original song and still retains at least some of the vibe of the original, but ideally you can recognize the band that's doing the cover because they infuse enough of their own style and musical trends into the song. You can change the vocals, sound of various instruments, even switch around and add new parts in, change the solo and even improvise your own, and generall have fun with the song. But in the best of circumstances it meets the requisites that I cited.

Now your opinion...
#2
the cover should be performed in a way that makes it unique, but at the same time recognizable to the original
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#3
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I couldn't find a better place than here to post this so here goes.
My question to you is this: what, in your opinion, makes the best cover that a band can play to pay tribute to another bands great work?
And while you're at it, you might list some of your favorites.



I have finally just come to terms with my answer to the question.
I think that, for me, the perfect cover is recognizable as the original song and still retains at least some of the vibe of the original, but ideally you can recognize the band that's doing the cover because they infuse enough of their own style and musical trends into the song. You can change the vocals, sound of various instruments, even switch around and add new parts in, change the solo and even improvise your own, and generall have fun with the song. But in the best of circumstances it meets the requisites that I cited.


Now your opinion...


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#4
My favorites are the ones that are very different genres than what the band covering it are in, but they add a lot to it, to fit their sound, like some of Bodom's covers, like Somebody Put SOmething in My Drink, or like Arch Enemy's covers of Symphony of Destruction and Kill With Power.
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#5
taking the original vibe and melody of the song and making it uniquely yours

case in point: tool's cover of no quarter by led zeppelin
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#6
Everything you said. If a band's cover sounds just like the original what's the point?
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#7
the cover should be performed in a way that makes it unique, but at the same time recognizable to the original


Totally Agree
#8
The cover doesn't have to sound ANYTHING like the original, IMO.

Look at Tori Amos' "Raining Blood" cover. Such a great song, but it bears no resemblence to the original.


The only thing that I would "require" of a good cover is for it to be original. Add your own creative flair and style to the song. Other than that, go crazy.
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#9
I'd say taking a song & making it your own really.

Keeping everything to the standard, alot like Kerrang's Maiden Heaven album or even the High Voltage one that has the likes of Bullet for my Valentine covering Crazy Train, the Metallica covers album too.
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#10
ratm's how i could just kill a man is a good example. It sounds completely different, but it still has some of the feel of the cypress hill hit. But even more of the Rage sound
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ratm's how i could just kill a man is a good example. It sounds completely different, but it still has some of the feel of the cypress hill hit. But even more of the Rage sound



dont forget street fighting man, they did a great job covering that
#12
i think one of the best covers i heard is biffy clyro doing take me out by franz ferdinand. you could sort of recognize it but they put enough of their own style to make it a song of their own.
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#14
I don't like covers where the band just plays it with some distortion where there was none before (such as the latest cover of Beat It I heard). I think it has to be done either with a slight element of comedy that makes it more enjoyable than the original, or in a way that shows they understand the original and play it with the same feeling the artist had in mind. I'd be really proud if someone ever covered one of my songs in the same way.
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#15
i agree with your second paragraph TS.

also, i find Guns n Roses cover of Live and Let Die to be fantastic, better than the original IMO
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I have finally just come to terms with my answer to the question.
I think that, for me, the perfect cover is recognizable as the original song and still retains at least some of the vibe of the original, but ideally you can recognize the band that's doing the cover because they infuse enough of their own style and musical trends into the song. You can change the vocals, sound of various instruments, even switch around and add new parts in, change the solo and even improvise your own, and generall have fun with the song. But in the best of circumstances it meets the requisites that I cited.

Pretty much.
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