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  • Best Cover Versions Of All Time

    Did a quick search and couldn't find a thread for this subject, although I'm fairly certain there has been one around before. Maybe it got deleted?

    Anywho, here is the place to post your favorite covers of all time I'll be excluding the more obvious ones where the cover is actually the more well-known version, such as All Along The Watchtower by Hendrix, Lizzy's Rosalie, Zeppelin's Dazed and Confused etc.

    Gonna start with a choice maybe a bit on the surprising side: Shinedown's cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd classic Simple Man:



    I love the simple acoustic arrangement, and Brent Smith's vocals are devastating. Really dig the guy's voice, it's a shame Shinedown has only a couple of good tunes.
    "The consequence of conscience/Is that you'll be left somewhere/Swinging in the air"-Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) R.I.P. King Of Metal
    "Just take a look around you what do you see/Pain, suffering, and misery/It's not the way that the world was planned/It's a pity you don't understand" - Geezer Butler
    "If god is in heaven/How can this happen here" - Phil Lynott (1949-1986)

  • #2
    I' ve listened the Warrel Dana album solo with 2 great covers :

    The Sisters of Mercy

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    • #3
      ... and Patterns from Paul Simon :

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      • #4
        Cross Eyed Mary - Iron Maiden
        You Really Got Me - Van Halen
        The best blueberry muffins I ever had landed 6 people in prison, three for life.

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        • #5
          95% of everything i say is pure bullshit just for the fun of it. The other 95% is damn serious!
          Til įrs ok frišar ok forn sišr

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          • #6
            In general, I dislike covers. 98% of the time I like the original better.

            Beatles Rock & Roll Music
            Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
            Van Halen You Really Got Me

            are exceptions.

            In contrast to Devstorm's opinion, I think Iron Maiden's cover of Cross-Eyed Mary is one of the most dreadful covers. With respect to Devstorm, I opine that Iron Maiden had no more business doing Cross-Eyed Mary than Jethro Tull would have doing Hallowed Be Thy Name. It's just not a good fit. And if you saw my post on the "Your 25 Favorite Bands" thread, you know both Iron Maiden and Jethro Tull are among my 25 favorites.
            How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
            --Benjamin Franklin

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            • #7
              Can't really stand bands covering Beatles, but this is one of two exeptions:

              Norwegian 70's prog


              The other being Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends, ofcourse
              95% of everything i say is pure bullshit just for the fun of it. The other 95% is damn serious!
              Til įrs ok frišar ok forn sišr

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              • #8
                Two fantastic covers :
                Judas Priest - The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
                Judas Priest - Diamonds and Rust . the two versions covers are sublime.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TYR66 View Post
                  Two fantastic covers :
                  Judas Priest - The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
                  Judas Priest - Diamonds and Rust . the two versions covers are sublime.
                  I had forgotten those, and they are two of my absolute favorites.
                  How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
                  --Benjamin Franklin

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                  • #10
                    a-ha - Crying in the Rain (The Everly Brothers)
                    Blind Guardian - Beyond the Realms of Death (Judas Priest)
                    Dokken - Bus Stop (The Hollies)
                    Dokken - From the Beginning (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
                    Dokken - Today (Jefferson Airplane)
                    Duran Duran - Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
                    Duran Duran - Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
                    Iron Maiden - I've Got the Fire w/Dianno (Montrose)
                    Justin Hayward - Scarborough Fair
                    Roxy Music - Jealous Guy (John Lennon)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Billy Underdog View Post
                      Can't really stand bands covering Beatles, but this is one of two exeptions:

                      The other being Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends, ofcourse
                      I must say I love this one :

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                      • #12
                        All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan) by Jimi Hendrix
                        "Music is so sacred to me that I can’t hear wishy-washy nonsense just played for the sake of selling records."
                        R. Blackmore

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                        • #13
                          Black Sabbath - Warning (Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation)
                          Candlemass - Black Sabbath Medley
                          Cathedral - Solitude (Black Sabbath)
                          Metallica - Am I Evil (Diamond Head)
                          Metallica - Breadfan (Budgie)
                          Lordian Guard - Deliver Us From Evil (Warlord)
                          Rainbow - Still I'm Sad (The Yardbirds)
                          Monty Python and the Holy Grail pic extravaganza! http://www.black-sabbath.com/vb/showthread.php?t=31523

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Icy Sun View Post
                            Rainbow - Still I'm Sad (The Yardbirds)
                            That one too for me.

                            Blind Guardian - Don't Talk to Strangers (Dio)
                            Megadeth - No More Mr. Nice Guy (Alice Cooper)
                            Megadeth - Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
                            The Animals - I Believe to my Soul (Ray Charles)
                            The Beach Boys - California Dreamin' (The Mamas and Papas)
                            WASP - I Don't Need No Doctor (Ray Charles)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Icy Sun View Post
                              Black Sabbath - Warning (Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation)
                              Candlemass - Black Sabbath Medley
                              Cathedral - Solitude (Black Sabbath)
                              Metallica - Am I Evil (Diamond Head)
                              Metallica - Breadfan (Budgie)
                              Lordian Guard - Deliver Us From Evil (Warlord)
                              Rainbow - Still I'm Sad (The Yardbirds)
                              great choice
                              the Black Sabbath Medley by Candlemass : Messiah on Electric Funeral is amazing !
                              Metallica Am I Evil and Still I' m Sad by Rainbow are brilliant too .

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