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Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 12:35 AM
Alright...so best cover songs. They can be done by whomever but cover songs are always better when the band doing them puts their flavor into it:

Here are a few:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TOVkiBE2r4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5FB6dcRshM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgKX_k2IYjw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2652UWuXhTA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCzWPBR30Nk

KC
03-20-2013, 12:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDJgwUeW7_k

One of my favorites. Cake does a lot of great covers, they put in all of their dry humor and funk.

KC
03-20-2013, 12:49 AM
Beck doing his take on Bob Dylan's "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAGx0Lkq8tM

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 12:52 AM
Cake does great covers of great songs. Here is a cool one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57DHdthNof0

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 12:53 AM
Beck doing his take on Bob Dylan's "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat"

That reminded me of a cover Jason Mraz did of Bob Dylan. Not a huge Mraz fan but he did a good job with this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyYjXw2oNVs

KC
03-20-2013, 12:54 AM
Cake does great covers of great songs. Here is a cool one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57DHdthNof0

First time I heard this I was blown away. One of my favorite bands at the time was doing a cover of my favorite country singer.

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 12:54 AM
Ohh that reminds me of another one.

Sam Roberts covering Gordon Lightfoot:


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

KC
03-20-2013, 12:55 AM
Swans covered I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy Pop and the Stooges) and made it creepy as fuck. It really deserved this treatment. It's a creepy song, lyrically, and I never thought the original did the lyrics justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGYxT0GIPdI

KC
03-20-2013, 12:58 AM
That reminded me of a cover Jason Mraz did of Bob Dylan. Not a huge Mraz fan but he did a good job with this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyYjXw2oNVs

Not bad actually. I've never liked the stuff I've heard by Jason Mraz but he does the song justice.

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 01:00 AM
Swans covered I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy Pop and the Stooges) and made it creepy as fuck. It really deserved this treatment. It's a creepy song, lyrically, and I never thought the original did the lyrics justice.


I love it when bands do that. Gary Jules did kinda the same thing with Mad World, he just brought out the real emotion of the lyric.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4

KC
03-20-2013, 01:03 AM
I love it when bands do that. Gary Jules did kinda the same thing with Mad World, he just brought out the real emotion of the lyric.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4

O God that song. I never heard that until I saw Donnie Darko. I listened to this nonstop for a while. Depressing couple of days, really.

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 01:07 AM
O God that song. I never heard that until I saw Donnie Darko. I listened to this nonstop for a while. Depressing couple of days, really.

Have you ever heard the original? It's completely different:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gFl2OXySs8

KC
03-20-2013, 01:08 AM
Have you ever heard the original? It's completely different:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gFl2OXySs8

I can't say I have until now. It's a completely different feeling, not that it's not good, but I agree the Jules captured the lyrics better.

KC
03-20-2013, 01:12 AM
Here's an example of the opposite, though I've posted it before on the forums.I love Xiu Xiu, but what he's done here is take a pop song with very little substance and given it a whole new vibe, which makes it really interesting, but still kinda creepy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tap5nf3GQEY

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 01:14 AM
Sublime did a great cover of the Grateful Dead.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cg2O4SsHQw

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 01:15 AM
Here's an example of the opposite, though I've posted it before on the forums.I love Xiu Xiu, but what he's done here is take a pop song with very little substance and given it a whole new vibe, which makes it really interesting, but still kinda creepy.

After I saw the picture I knew it was gonna be creepy going into it.

KC
03-20-2013, 01:18 AM
Sublime did a great cover of the Grateful Dead.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cg2O4SsHQw

Great one. 40 Oz. To Freedom is the only Sublime album I think is 100% solid, their best work. I will always probably like Waiting For My Ruca best, just for the perfect minimalist beat and all those samplings. It's addictive, when you are using good speakers/headphones.

oceanloverOH
03-20-2013, 09:17 AM
OK, ya'll knew I was gonna post 60s, right? Baby, It's You was written by Burt Bacharach and first recorded by the Shirelles in 1961. The Beatles covered the song shortly thereafter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htVHdzFxRkk

Then it was covered by Smith in 1969. Great song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6atUODsWGs

Captain Obvious
03-20-2013, 08:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KJjVMqNIgA

Captain Obvious
03-20-2013, 08:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAt9QTmVc7Q

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 08:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAt9QTmVc7Q

That was sick.

Private Pickle
03-20-2013, 08:37 PM
No doubt covering The Beatles. Cool thing about this one, they have a bunch of sweet bands on stage with them. Slipknot, The Vandals, Goldfinger.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVpF7vUOJPI