I happen to be a big fan of cover songs. If done properly, they can be just as good as the original, if not better. So, I have decided to list some of the more obscure cover versions I've heard. You might know the song, but the artists will surprise you.
Number 1: Metallica - "Hey Jude"
song and it was real, unlike
Justin Bieber's attempt at " Fade to Black."
VIDEO Number 2: Buckethead - "Star Wars Theme"
This was only ever performed live and I have yet to find it on any CD, but I found it online and thought it deserved a place here.
VIDEO Number 3: Devo - "R U Experienced"
This odd, interesting take on the title track from
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
's debut album was a highlight of
" studio recordings.
VIDEO Number 4: Orgy - "Blue Monday"
Yeah, I didn't believe it either, until I saw it.
VIDEO Number 5: Nirvana - "Baba O'Riley"
's live cover of arguably one of the most iconic songs in
's entire history features
on vocals, a rarity.
VIDEO Number 6: Def Leppard - "Space Oddity"
Okay, I can understand why they would do a version of "
," but this came as a complete surprise to me.
VIDEO Number 7: Iron Maiden - "Communication Breakdown"
This song is available on a couple of
's hits CDs and, like many of the covers featured here was a live recording.
I hope everyone reading this was entertained.
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