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Alternative Covers of Well Known Songs

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  • Shine on you crazy diamond by Christy Moore

    Superb
  • The Aussie radio station "Triple-J" has a series of in-studio performances called "Like A Version" where artists take a song and rework it and perform it. I'm sure there are people in the wrong hemisphere who know more about it. But there are some great ones, arguably none moreso than CHVRCHES covering Arctic Monkeys' "Do I Wanna Know?"

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    SDAddick said:

    The Aussie radio station "Triple-J" has a series of in-studio performances called "Like A Version" where artists take a song and rework it and perform it. I'm sure there are people in the wrong hemisphere who know more about it. But there are some great ones, arguably none moreso than CHVRCHES covering Arctic Monkeys' "Do I Wanna Know?"

    yeah they do something similar on Radio 1 live lounge. an artist picks a song and covers it. i don't usually listen to radio 1 but fortunately i tuned in to it the other week and got Rag n Bone man doing a cover of gimme shelter by the stones. not bad.
    unfortunately i had a look on youtube and most of the sessions seem to be chart pop stars covering other chart pop stars. lots of Drake covers. shame really, not sure if they are told to cover a chart song by the BBC or if they actually like the music they are covering. i mean, Drake? seriously?
    anyway here's that Rag n bone man cover -

  • Nick Cave - Disco 2000 in 3/4 time
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    Wild thing by the goodies, surely one of the greatest covers ever?

    Sorry don’t know how to post the link.
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    Daniel Johnston - i saw her standing there (Beatles cover)



  • Enjoy the silence
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  • Patti Smith's version of Prince's "When Doves Cry". Loved the Prince version - but Patti Smith's version has more emotion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue58EoHOOtY. but then I'm a big Patti Smith fan...
  • lambeth community youth steel orchestra - sound of silence
  • Can't beat the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

  • I posted about this a month or two back.....so forgive me for the repetition.
    Can someone do a YouTube link please......I don’t know how to.

    Sound of Silence.......Disturbed.
  • Smells like teen spirit-Ukelele Orchestra.


  • SamB09 said:

    Oh wow......thanks Sam.
    Makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up every time I hear it!
  • Voodoo Child (Slight Return) SRV

  • DA9DA9
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  • Richard Cheese is the cover master:

    Welcome to the Jungle:



    Killing in the name of:



    Rape Me:



    Insane in the membrane:



  • Genius....
  • Almost anything by Ten Masked Men, death metal versions of well-known pop songs.

    There are some dodgy ones but Staying Alive, You Spin Me Round, and their Madonna covers are quite good.
  • No cover of Enjoy the Silence can possibly hold a candle to the original. Because it is the best so g ever written.

    However, Tori Amos' version is infinitely better than the execrable symphonic metal version posted above:

    https://youtu.be/_heCSicZvbo
  • I like his version of Wonderwall.
  • Richard Cheese is the cover master:

    Welcome to the Jungle:



    Killing in the name of:



    Rape Me:



    Insane in the membrane:

    Richard Cheese is absolute genius. Creep is his best in my opinion.
  • The Fall: White Lightning, Rollin Dany, Victoria and Mr Pharmacist.
  • Stig said:

    The Fall: White Lightning, Rollin Dany, Victoria and Mr Pharmacist.

    Always liked their version of Victoria. Don't think the other three really count as "well known" though? Of course I know White Lightning and Rollin' Danny, being an old rock n roller. Their White Lightning reminds me of a toned down Cramps. Thanks for introducing me to Mr Pharmacist! :+1:
  • Brad Mehldau covering Radiohead's Paranoid Android:

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