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BigBadZep

Good cover songs

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I enjoy Tool's cover of No Quarter, I'm also quite partial to APC's cover of Imagine.

Some other good ones:

Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover of Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix

Johnny Cash's covers of Rusty Cage by Soundgarden and Hurt by NIN

Rage Against The Machine's cover of Maggie's Farm by Bob Dylan

Pearl Jam's cover of Rockin' In The Free World by Neil Young

Nightwish's cover of Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth

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Johnny Cash's best cover is Hurt. Even if it was overplayed it's a great cover.

The best cover song ever is probably Respect by Aretha which was an Otis Redding tune.

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Robert did a nice job covering Moby Grape/Jerry Miller songs~Naked if I want To and 8:05~ B)

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Simply Red - If You Don't Know Me By Now

Mariah Carey - Without You

Sarah Brightman - Whiter Shade Of Pale

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I love everything these artists have covered:

The Black Keys

Free

Led Zeppelin

Mariah Carey

Generally I don't like covers because they're usually great songs butchered, but theirs are great. Another great one is Ryan Adams' rendition of Oasis' 'Wonderwall'. Love it.

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Newton Faulkner does a grand job of Massive Attacks "Teardrop".

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Anyways, name some of your favorites.

No...check out this amazing band called Nickel Creek. They are a great band but they take the mick out of themselves by playing Toxic here, really well I might add:

Check out this too...a guy called Andy McKee covering Africa by Toto:

Andy McKee - Africa

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Queensryche covered U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky", live at the House of Blues in Vegas-Q2K tour. One of the best covers I've ever heard! B)

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The Yayhoos "Love Train" (The O'Jays)

Drive-By Truckers "People Who Died" (Jim Carroll Band)

R.E.M. "Witchita Lineman" (written by Jimmy Webb, performed by Glen Campbell)

Pearl Jam "Crazy Mary" (Victoria Williams)

Grateful Dead "Big River" (Johnny Cash)

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Have any of you ever heard the LZ tribute cd enconium i absolutey love STP'S version of dancing days B)

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agreeing with miss honeydripper im enjoying Newton Faulkner teardrop at the moment good cover version but i :wub: the massive attack track

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The Gary Numan classic Cars done by Fear Factory !! Gary Numan loved it so much he wanted to be on it too but its still a cover in my book !!

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There's probably more than one, but the first one I thought of is Wish You Were Here by Catherine Wheel.

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Soundgarden- Communication Breakdown & Stray Cat Blues (Zep, Stones)

Alice In Chains- Kashmir (well DUH!)

Black Crowes- Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Stones)

Supergrass- Condition (an old Kenny Rogers tune, but it SMOKES! :lol:)

Stone Temple Pilots- Revolution (Beatles)

Ian Astbury w/ The Fuzztones- Down On The Street (Stooges)

Led Zeppelin- Louie Louie (played 6-25-72..holy shit!!!)

Band Of Joy- Hey Joe, For What It's Worth (Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield)

Jerry Cantrell- Brain Damage (Pink Floyd, and he fuckin' NAILS it!!!)

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Band Of Joy- Hey Joe, For What It's Worth (Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield)

Hendrix' version is actually a cover, it was originally done by a band called The Leaves. While it's clear it's definitely not a Hendrix original, there does seem to be some dispute over the authorship of the original version:

http://www.tsimon.com/heyjoe.htm

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The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man

The Byrds - My Back Pages

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I generally love most anything The Greenhornes cover, particularly "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand" (originally The Who) and "Lost Woman" (Yardbirds).

The White Stripes' cover of The Soledad Brothers' "St. Ides of March" blows the original away.

The Black Keys' cover of "Have Love Will Travel," generally the version done by The Sonics but originally written by Chuck Berry.

The Gun Club's cover of "Preachin' Blues" by Robert Johnson... good lord.

HOWEVER, I'm pretty sure the greatest cover ever is The Jimi Hendrix Experience covering "All Along The Watchtower." Bob Dylan's is amazing, no doubt, but MY GOD, the JHE takes it above and beyond. :wub:

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Metallica- Turn the page

I've heard this version. I disagree.

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I've heard this version. I disagree.

Naturally :blahblah:

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I generally love most anything The Greenhornes cover, particularly "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand" (originally The Who) and "Lost Woman" (Yardbirds).

The White Stripes' cover of The Soledad Brothers' "St. Ides of March" blows the original away.

The Black Keys' cover of "Have Love Will Travel," generally the version done by The Sonics but originally written by Chuck Berry.

The Gun Club's cover of "Preachin' Blues" by Robert Johnson... good lord.

HOWEVER, I'm pretty sure the greatest cover ever is The Jimi Hendrix Experience covering "All Along The Watchtower." Bob Dylan's is amazing, no doubt, but MY GOD, the JHE takes it above and beyond. :wub:

I can't believe it...You forgot it.

White Stripes.

Death Letter.

Duh.

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Oh lord, did you just PWN me in White Stripes land? I think you did. :o

I tip my fedora to you, good lady.

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