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Wonko The Sane - on 05 Dec 2012
Inspired by the other thread, stick some good covers up. They don't have to be by another known band. I've loads on Youtube just from enthusiastic amatuers.

One of mine. Cover od Del Amitri This Side of the Morning (I reckon this fella must spend his entire life breaking up with women with the songs he writes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3DXiXn1Gp0
Blue Straggler - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Yoo Doo Right by Can, covered by The Geraldine Fibbers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_DgjcUtVuo
Steve John B - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: The Grateful Dead - 'Hard To Handle'
Rob Exile Ward on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: Love Will Tear us Apart, June Tabor and (I think) the Oyster Band. Miles better than the original.

And don't get me started on Rod Stewart covers of Dylan. Mama You Been On My Mind and Tomorrow Such a Long Time are both extraordinary.
Steve John B - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Rob Exile Ward: Rod did some fine covers - Street Fighting Man is a cracker.
The Pylon King on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Rob Exile Ward:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane) Love Will Tear us Apart, June Tabor and (I think) the Oyster Band. Miles better than the original.

Are you suffering from dementia?!?
Cthulhu on 05 Dec 2012
milestone - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
Sinead Lohan's version of To Ramona - not better than Bob but still pretty special......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHwILs8bdo
Wonko The Sane - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Cthulhu: Puts me in mind of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx1_6F-nCaw

Love this.
Talius Brute - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Just you-tubed the Rod Stewart Dylan covers, they are pretty darned good. Rod was a bit of tw*t but he was definitely a great singer of other people's songs - he makes them his own.

Best Dylan cover has to be Hendrix though, surely?
Dauphin - on 05 Dec 2012
milestone - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to milestone:
Or you could go for broke and try Chimes of Freedom, the 50 years of Amnesty International CD, with 49 Dylan covers plus the title track by the man himself. Some interesting/unusual stuff on there - Desolation Row by My Chemical Romance anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOuSxal8pf4
Wonko The Sane - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: Inspired by the other thread. Smells like Nirvana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FklUAoZ6KxY
stroppygob - on 05 Dec 2012
Jon Stewart - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane) Inspired by the other thread. Smells like Nirvana
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FklUAoZ6KxY

My favourite version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8DP_MyPddo
veteye - on 05 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
Agree that All along the Watchtower by Jimmy Hendrix is better,but I also like the Dave Mason version.
Sailing done by Rod Stewart.
Who is best Sting or Eva Cassidy for Fields of Gold?
Don't like the disco version of Light my fire(Doors) though.
Chris the Tall - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Mr Mark Stephen Davies:
+1

Nothing compares to the original, and it's not just Curtis's vocals, and the genuine feeling behin them, but also Hooky's bass, Morris's percussion and hannett's production. Never fails to move me.

Oh, and the Nouvelle Vague is a better cover (and don't dare mention Paul Young), but I really like the Heaverly Pregnant Brothers rendition - Snow will keep us off school (again)
Chris the Tall - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
John otway's version of House of the Rising Sun

As recorded at Abbey Road, with me on backing vocals
Alex the Alex - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

I am a fan of good covers, its always fun to see another artists/genres take on a song(well,maybe not always...)

Personal favourites: CCR - heard it through the grapevine, Hendrix - Watchtowers.

also this: Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s75WIkQBYzk
Blue Straggler - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Melanie Safka did great covers e.g. Carolina in my Mind and Ruby Tuesday.
Blue Straggler - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane)
>
> Melanie Safka did great covers e.g. Carolina in my Mind and Ruby Tuesday.

Ruby Tuesday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45bOyijOQ-w

Wow I'd not heard this one before. FANTASTIC - Mr Tambourine Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LwyOSyWpNg
AB - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Nomeansno – Beat on the brat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZDSXcchMow

Mr Wright & Mr Wrong – Victoria.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrYufOmSVvg

Jello Biafra with DOA – We Gotta Get Out of this place.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLkoQui_5f8

Butthole Surfers – Hurdy Gurdy Man (particularly the Jim Melly re-mix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2T0NjajyNM

DOA – Its not unusual.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQoCIHKzCBI

Johnny Cash did great covers....

Johnny Cash - Sea Of Heartbreak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkfuAx0l3yk

Johnny Cash - I won't Back Down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiLiTpBfpQM


gd303uk - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to AB: Butthole surfers version of hurdy Gurdy man is brilliant, haven't heard that in ages,

To the op
can this count as a cover?
it is a well known piece by an artist not usualy known for this type of music,
there might be versions of this song that are performed with precision but not with this much feeling.

Jeff Buckley ; Dido's lament.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y11AMsuh6Ls

here is phil shepherd's take on it,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSVCL262gmU


This is defo a cover, a brilliant take on an old classic. IMO.
MC5. Baby please don't go,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvqTHqNcOnA


deepsoup - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Jon Stewart:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane)
> [...]
>
> My favourite version
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> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8DP_MyPddo

Chris Morris is a genius. :O)

This, plus a mention of Elvis earlier in the thread made me think of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfRq7Rc86V8
stroppygob - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Chris the Tall:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane)
> John otway's version of House of the Rising Sun. As recorded at Abbey Road, with me on backing vocals.

Oh you jammy jammy b*gger! Have you seen the movie yet?

ice.solo - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to gd303uk:
> (In reply to AB) Butthole surfers version of hurdy Gurdy man is brilliant, haven't heard that in ages,
>
YES!! never thought id see it mentioned.

flaming lips version of kylies 'cant get you out of my head'.

i for one think hendrixs version of watchtower totally lacks what makes the dylan original so good. a far second place, tho great in other ways. that said, theres a neil young version floating about (early 90s???) where he does a cover of BOTH versions in one - the lonely gloom of dylan with the howling intensity of hendrix. as only NY could.

not sure if orchestral counts as a cover, but the zappa version of the rite of spring is profoundly good. compounded by zappa being one of the few (only??) rock musicians who made genuinly valuable forays into orchestral.
steev on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothin' is given the treatment it deserves by Royal Trux.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R658C-Phwn4
Wonko The Sane - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to gd303uk: Love the MC5 one
Jonny2vests - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

The Easystar All Stars (Radiodread) cover of Karma Police. In fact they covered all of OK Computer brilliantly in a reggae style, but that track really sticks out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edNNvg-NBzY
Wonko The Sane - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to jonny2vests: Like that a lot too.
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Elrond - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Bowie's cover of 'All the Young Dudes', technically he wrote it, but his was still a better version IMO.
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Can't believe no one has mentioned cash's version of 'hurt' yet

The best cover version ever?

Cheers

Gregor
Hooo - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
Technically...
Motörhead's version of Motorhead. Originally a Hawkwind song, far better with Lemmy singing.
graeme jackson - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Blue Oyster Cult's version of 'We gotta get out of this place' is very good.
(as is Big Tuna's version of Poker face but you'd have to go see the band to hear that one).
Tall Clare - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to gd303uk:
> (In reply to AB) Butthole surfers version of hurdy Gurdy man is brilliant, haven't heard that in ages,
>
>
Oo, I've got that on 12" somewhere.

For me - Johnny Cash covering Ewan MacColl's 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdSIlVZhsDw
Enty - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Mr Mark Stephen Davies:
> (In reply to Rob Exile Ward)
> [...]
>
> Are you suffering from dementia?!?

I think Rob's been sniffing glue.

I was interested to see what this cover was so I just youtubed it. Very lucky as I switched off after about 15 seconds as many items on my desk would have been smashed to smithereens.

Disgraceful.

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Skip - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
Gin and Juice - original Snoop, cover The Gourds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4hGSR5njZE

Don't Fear The Reaper - original Blue Oyster Cult, cover Apollo 440
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxUPOizpLQ4
Pursued by a bear - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: Not everyne's cup of tea, but I'll nominate Peter Gabriel's cover of The Book Of Love, originally by The Magnetic Fields.

The lyrics, ever so slightly adjusted, were the only reading at our wedding in October and, old romantic that I am, watching this has made me unexpectedly well up (it may not have the same effect on you).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNajz59QphM

T.
Gazlynn - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Manics - Umbrella

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqzovAbMhcA


Another JDB classic and good for this time of year :-)

Last Xmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naiYu9KtA4I

Having a bit of a Manic street preachers week this week lol.

cheers

Gaz



hokkyokusei - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Johnny Cash - Hurt
Steve John B - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to veteye:
>
> Who is best Sting or Eva Cassidy for Fields of Gold?

Is that a joke? Eva Cassidy's! And indeed the winner of this thread. Good night.
graeme jackson - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Steve John B:
> (In reply to veteye)
> [...]
>
> Is that a joke? Eva Cassidy's! And indeed the winner of this thread. Good night.

I can't agree. sting has the beautiful and sublime playing of Kathryn Tickell on his version. Wins every day.
Douglas Griffin - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Julie Fowlis meets The Beatles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MzetQfKwbE
Hat Dude on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

"New York New York" by Frank Sinatra
Chris the Tall - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to stroppygob:
> (In reply to Chris the Tall)
> [...]
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> Oh you jammy jammy b*gger! Have you seen the movie yet?

Not yet, will have to wait until the DVD comes out

Motown - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: Tina Turner - Whole Lotta Love. Only she can cover Led Zep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtejfVN_tGc
oddtoast on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
The apocalyptica album that covers metallica with four cellos is pretty damn good :) can't youtube at work for link sorry.
Blue Straggler - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to ice.solo:
> (In reply to gd303uk)
> [...]
> YES!! never thought id see it mentioned.
>
> flaming lips version of kylies 'cant get you out of my head'.

With all due respect to Coyne, Haynes et al, I was trying not to go for "novelty" covers in this thread. I see the predictable "Gourds doing Gin & Juice" has already been trotted out, as has Scala Choir. Sigh. Can't wait for someone to bring up Hayseed Dixie.

(I'm not comparing Butthole Surfers and Flaming Lips to Hayseed Dixie, mind you!)

Novelty cover of a novelty song: Bongwater doing Bedazzled.
Novelty cover of non-novelty song: Bongwater doing Everybody's Talkin' :-)

Blue Straggler - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Obviously "novelty" is subjective! Some might say that The Geraldine Fibbers covering Can in a punk-country-hard-rock style is novelty.

Anyway here's Bongwater, who did plenty of other stoned novelty covers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31u792zlmko
Pinged - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

OOOhhhhhh what a great thread:

Merry Clayton's version of Soutern Man (by Neil Young) always puts a tingle down my spine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czTIjYwGlc

another (fun) fave is Hackney Colliary Band's cover of the Blackstreet classic 'No Diggety'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKHtfjXrUzs

gd303uk - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler: A Can cover, sacrilege ;) has there been a Krautrock thread?
There should be . :)


Another Detroit band cover ,
Frigid pink , house of the rising sun, ( Although I think the Tesla version has it )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US9lRkeW-m0
veteye - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to gd303uk:
I love that piece of music, all ways up.I like the Alison Moyet version as well as various classical types, along with the Jeff Buckley version.I really enjoyed the radio documentary on all the covers.

What about Duke Ellington's Three Suites?(Nutcracker,Peer Gynt, and his own Suite Thursday).

Cream's version of Crossroads?

In the real world, when I was a teenager, I used to go to a pub with my parents at Ingbirchworth between Huddersfield and Penistone(The Rag and Louse, or The Fountain).There on a boxing day they had a choir in and they sung "While Shepherds Watch" to 7 different tunes.So it was easy to remember the words.
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to veteye:

I liked Alien Ant Farms Smooth Criminal cover
bullybones - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
Lost in Music , Sister Sledge covered by The Fall, uh.
Skip - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:
> (In reply to veteye)
>
> I liked Alien Ant Farms Smooth Criminal cover

Then try this; Sulic and Hauser instrumental version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjOQac1vOEc
coinneach - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Nice guitar!
Jonny2vests - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to gd303uk:
> (In reply to AB)

> Jeff Buckley ; Dido's lament.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y11AMsuh6Ls
>
> here is phil shepherd's take on it,
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSVCL262gmU

WOW. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.
Philip on 06 Dec 2012
jammie cullum's cover of Radiohead's high and dry
Enty - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to bullybones:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane)
> Lost in Music , Sister Sledge covered by The Fall, uh.

You just reminded me of Mark E Smith singing Ghost in My House - quite good.

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Padraig on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Born To Run by Frankie goes to Hollywood is BY FAR the best cover version of a song I've come across. Note the intro, for which you need to turn volume up.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMfE2Se4r9w
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stroppygob - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Chris the Tall: Me too! I got a program from the Premier though, via his website.

John Otway is a god to all of us failed rockstars.
Enty - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Sid Vicious - My Way.

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Jep_uk - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

+1 quality cover.

Other good ones,

'There is a light that never goes out' by the smiths, covered by Noel Gallagher

'where is my mind' by the pixies, covered by James blunt (good, but not as good as the original)

'sweet dreams (are made of these)' by Eurythmics, covered by Marilyn manson,

'Smells like teen spirit' by nirvana, covered by tori Amos

'tiny dancer' by Elton John, covered by Dave grohl

'man who sold the world' by David Bowie, covered by nirvana
Wonko The Sane - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Jep_uk: Reminds me. I actually like Noel Galagher's version of To Be Someone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AysnVGsKX7c

Jep_uk - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Yeah that's a great cover, forgot all about that one. I've heard 'bitter sweet symphony' as another good cover by Noel but the quality was crap. Also 'hey hey my my' by oasis was a great track.
Ramblin dave - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
I'm not sure if this goes in "best" or "worst" to be honest...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvU_pLxaZ0c
Hardonicus - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: I came across Tori Amos' version of Famous Blue Raincoat the other day. An excellent rendition...
Wonko The Sane - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Ramblin dave: Sorry mate, for me........ it's got no place here!

I secretly like Avril Lavigne
thin bob on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
Damned covering MC5 'Looking At You'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4yDb0EjN7Y

Sex Pistols covering (Who's?) 'Stepping Stone'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0l-KyBC3F4
(yes, a bit of a shit band, but you certainly get boredom & spite in it :-) )

Dead Kennedys covering Bobby Fuller 5's 'I Fought The Law'
(except they won :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0l-KyBC3F4
thin bob on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
Jeff Beck Group 'Going Down'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5ID15mv0gA
(love the way it goes from boogie-woogie to 70's rock) (ripped off from The Ventures?)
covered by The Pink Faries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A4GD3EThnc
apologies for the crap album version, the live one is much better!)
thin bob on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
Blue Straggler's from 'the worst version thread'
Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" covered and (IMHO, nailed) by Skinhead O'Connor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0


Prince is great, but I'd rather snog Sinead..that might haver a lot to do with it ;-)
Wonko The Sane - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to thin bob:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane)
> Blue Straggler's from 'the worst version thread'
> Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" covered and (IMHO, nailed) by Skinhead O'Connor
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0
>
>
> Prince is great, but I'd rather snog Sinead..that might haver a lot to do with it ;-)

Ha, I read about her on a dating site a while back. apparently she finds it hard to meet nice blokes. Give it a go, you never know.
Enty - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to thin bob:

Agree.

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Bjartur i Sumarhus on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Enty: Have you guys seen a recent picture of Sinead O'Connor?
Tom Last - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Nirvana covering Shocking Blue's Love Buzz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUIOYclmA_k
Tall Clare - on 07 Dec 2012
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Tall Clare: Eye of the beholder

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2086125/Sinead-OConnor-announces-marriage-AGAIN.html

She looks awful. Lovely in 1990 though
Tall Clare - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:

Most people are in better shape when they're 23 than when they're 45!
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Tall Clare: For sure. But I am struggling to think of someone who has aged as badly as her. Mainly through her abuse of drugs and alcohol and some supsect tattoos.

Others may well think differently.
Wonko The Sane - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:
> (In reply to Tall Clare) For sure. But I am struggling to think of someone who has aged as badly as her. Mainly through her abuse of drugs and alcohol and some supsect tattoos.
>
> Others may well think differently.

Looks ok for her age to me!
Perhaps it's just a perception that she's aged badly because as a singer in the limelight, more attention was paid to her dress/makeup etc?

Besides, I get the feeling she's quite dirty in the sack, so wouldn't cross her off the list :P
graeme jackson - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:
> (In reply to Tall Clare) For sure. But I am struggling to think of someone who has aged as badly as her.

I notice you don't have a profile pic
Motown - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: Anti-Nowhere League's 'So What?' done by Metallica. Cracking.
graeme jackson - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Last night, Status Quo performed a fantastic version of John Fogerty's 'Rockin all over the world' in Glasgow. (they also performed some not so fantastic versions of jingle bell rock and walking in a winter wonderland)
tony on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Hardonicus:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane) I came across Tori Amos' version of Famous Blue Raincoat the other day. An excellent rendition...

Jennifer Warnes did a very good version of that. In fact, she did a whole album of Leonard Cohen covers which is excellent.

Nick Cave's 'In the Ghetto' is pretty splendid.

And I agree with Padraig's suggestion of FGTH's cover of 'Born to Run' - thoroughly wonderful.
subalpine - on 07 Dec 2012
deepsoup - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:
> But I am struggling to think of someone who has aged as badly as her.

I think you must be looking at different photos to me.
drmarten on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:
I had a look at that Daily Mail link and I think Sinead has aged rather well compared to those in the article I saw below.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2244031/The-horror-Meth-Before-pictures-reveal-shocking-tran...
Talius Brute - on 08 Dec 2012
MJ - on 08 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

St Etienne covering some 'Dodgy French Geezer': -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAKwJAqpSmU
stewart murray - on 08 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: Johnny Allan - Promised land. He forgets the words in the last verse, but hey it's got an accordian solo.

Al Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - originally done by the BeeGees, but not like this.

Dusty Springfield - Breakfast in Bed
gd303uk - on 08 Dec 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIy2Lz_Evio


Searching for footage of old blues footage, I found this, she has become a favourite artist of mine,
If you like blues folky music you might love this ,
She calls herself iplabanjonow on you tube

This is a mississippi john hurt tune, many of these old blues tracks are from a tin pan alley background and all end up covers one way or another , iplabanjonow does this track proud.
Mjh; Richland woman's blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkgjTS6kpPw

And here she covers Skip James , crow Jane ,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBTkc8CYm94

I Highly recommend you take the time to give this artist a listen, an amateur with a guitar and a pc , keeps blues alive.

Bruce Hooker - on 08 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Johnny Doughty's version of the Golden Vanity, or Streets of Port Arthur.

An acquired taste, of course.
Fat Bumbly2 - on 08 Dec 2012
In reply to Bruce Hooker: "Love Will Tear us Apart, June Tabor and the Oyster Band"

I was about to post this, and saw it at the top of the list. Saw it performed live this week and it was something - taking on an untouchable original (which I still prefer BTW) and doing something new with it.

They do a mean White Rabbit too.
yeti on 08 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

erm... Bill Baileys message to Metallica :)
ryan_d - on 08 Dec 2012
In reply to Talius Brute: 'All Along the Watchtower'. Not just Dylan cover, but best cover full stop.
subalpine - on 08 Dec 2012
subalpine - on 08 Dec 2012
In reply: oh yeh turn up 2 10..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mtCFE-CkM8
Skip - on 08 Dec 2012
Roguevfr - on 08 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal covered by Alien Ant Farm.
Hugh J - on 10 Dec 2012
In reply to Enty:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane)
>
> Sid Vicious - My Way.
>
> E

Brilliant!

Don't think anyone has mentioned All Along The Watchtower - JH

or Nina Simone's Feeling Good by Muse.
Hugh J - on 10 Dec 2012
In reply to Hugh J: Oh yes, I see they have! Seconded then.
Hugh J - on 10 Dec 2012
In reply to yeti:
> (In reply to Wonko The Sane)
>
> erm... Bill Baileys message to Metallica :)

....... or COCKNEY ROCK!
Tony Naylor on 10 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:
The Foo Fighters cover of Baker Street knocks my socks off.
andyboy - on 10 Dec 2012
Foo Fighters and Brian May's cover of Have a Cigar is awesome.
RATM made Maggie's Farm their own song.
Faith no more's version of Easy is amazing, and they are also amazing live.

Jim Braid - on 18 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: Many years after I heard Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) by Manfred Mann I found out that it was originally one of Bob Dylan's. Despite being a Dylan fan I much preferred the Manfred Mann version, perhaps because it was a hit in the days of my youth.
Glyno - on 18 Dec 2012
In reply to andyboy:
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> RATM made Maggie's Farm their own song.
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stop being silly

johnny1 - on 18 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane:

always liked "Sympathy" by Jane's Addiction, a cover of The Rolling Stones's "Sympathy for the Devil".
ollieollie - on 18 Dec 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:
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> I liked Alien Ant Farms Smooth Criminal cover

good call
IainFP on 18 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: Be surprised if it's been suggested;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xARbuaOy7c
IainFP on 18 Dec 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:
> (In reply to veteye)
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> I liked Alien Ant Farms Smooth Criminal cover

Just watched on Youtube! I like.
Jim Braid - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to andyboy:

> RATM made Maggie's Farm their own song.


For a different version by Dylan himself listen to Live at Budokan.
subalpine - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Wonko The Sane: bump for Jeff's covers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/d8m5


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