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Nckdictator
Sep 8, 2006
Just..someone


He didn't write that though, it's a folk song.

Anyways here's my contribution, lets take a creepy song and make it creepier.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt63b4x2Xec

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canis minor
May 4, 2011



https://soundcloud.com/solfoafp/me-and-the-devil

Soap&Skin - Me and the Devil, originally by Robert Johnson, but known for The Doors cover (at least that's where I knew this song from)

Centripetal Horse
Nov 22, 2009

Fuck money, get GBS

This could have bought you a half a tank of gas, lmfao -
Love, gromdul




Hijo Del Helmsley posted:

I guess this is the best example, considering it's been elevated to the point that people don't realize The Animals didn't write it.

Neither did Dylan.

Mid-posting edit: Someone beat me to it.

Firstborn
Oct 14, 2012

Hope is a mistake


Nick Cave's Stagger Lee.

Rasler
Dec 30, 2008


Postmodern Jukebox's "Hot Jazz" cover of Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2k...d3VwV213W0vNRUA

Edmond Dantes
Sep 12, 2007

Reactor: Online
Sensors: Online
Weapons: Online

ALL SYSTEMS NOMINAL


Nckdictator posted:

He didn't write that though, it's a folk song.

Anyways here's my contribution, lets take a creepy song and make it creepier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt63b4x2Xec

Here's a version transposed to minor scale (don't know about better though).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PLNsymQi3Y

There are a bunch of these major to minor versions and viceversa, like "Recovering my Religion" and "Nothing else Majeur"

If those don't count as covers I'll shut up now.

Present
Oct 28, 2011

by Shine


Peter Frampton's (mostly) instrumental cover of Black Hole Sun blew my fragile little mind the first time I heard it and it remains my favorite cover. The man is a guitar genius. The talk box action is the icing on top.

Original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg

Frampton's asskicking cover - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU8yuWddw0E

And:

Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF8aaTu2kg0

And the chill as gently caress cover of that track by a Toronto band called Plaitwrights, that I hope, HOPE becomes the new hotness because they are amazing https://plaitwrights.bandcamp.com/t...l-my-vibe-cover (No youtube for this, sadly)

GorfZaplen
Jan 20, 2012



Charles Bradley's cover of Black Sabbath's Changes is one of my favorite songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOd_naCOcK0

e: Charles Bradley w/ Budos Band, they're a big part of why it's good too.

Parahexavoctal
Oct 10, 2004
I AM NOT BEING PAID TO CORRECT OTHER PEOPLE'S POSTS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpnHhii3ZIk - 'Material Girl', by Walk Off the Earth.

Much, much better than the original by Madonna (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSUOFgj97M). Even if you don't like the quirky elements of the video, WOtE's version is more... musical, I think might be the term? Madonna's voice is thready and doesn't stay on key, and clashes horribly with the synths, to the extent that the first time I watched the video on Youtube, I thought it was a really low-quality rip with badly distorted sound. But no, it's like that even in the version on the official channel.

cmndstab
May 20, 2006

Huge Internet Celebrity!

Always been partial to Ben Folds Five's version of She Don't Use Jelly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-zhDFgGGhE


Original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvfxKbpoxRE

circ dick soleil
Sep 26, 2012

by zen death robot


Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fregObNcHC8

Anora
Feb 15, 2014

I fuckin suck!


Original: Alt-j - Tessellate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg6BwvDcANg

Cover: Mumford & Sons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnEk9qa0yjY

Kind of a toss up really, but I like the acceleration of the Mumford & Sons variant.


Original: Miley Cyrus - Can't Stop
no

Cover: Bastille
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pZi7CXE2ac

He can't keep a straight face at one part.


Original: Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1xrNaTO1bI

Cover: Johnny Cash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQcNiD0Z3MU



Original: (no clue who the original is from, but I've heard it, it's from the 60s or earlier I think) - John the Revelator

Cover: Depeche Mode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP2VDYPUNBs

Flyball
Apr 17, 2003



Anora posted:

Original: (no clue who the original is from, but I've heard it, it's from the 60s or earlier I think) - John the Revelator

Cover: Depeche Mode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP2VDYPUNBs
It's an old song, covered by many.

Octolady
May 9, 2009

the elegant cephalopod



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9pM9iOuAzM

Don't know what it is but I really prefer this cover of Cool Kids over the original, these guys do some good stuff!

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.




Hey now here comes a superdumb post.

There's that viral Charlie Sheen Winning song, right?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QS0q3mGPGg

Well, there's a guy who changed it into power pop and it's better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNptLLn-NTM

Still a pop song but hey when I first heard it - I couldn't get it out of my head.

AFewBricksShy
Jun 19, 2003

of a full load.




i like that version but I do like the original version better.

To flip it around, I like Social Distortion's version of Ring of Fire better than Cash's. I think the simple removal of the mariachi horns makes it a better song.

Social D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BaksqH2YXQ

Original
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It7107ELQvY


TwystNeko posted:

I always got a kick out of the Me First & The Gimme Gimmes' cover of "Who Put The Bomp":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYNUIMjYJXg

Me First has a lot of greatcovers. I think my favorite is Country Roads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M50lKtaE8rs

I always thought it was Me First, but Down By Law does a fantastic version of 500 Miles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG0gl4p2F-g

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Whybird
Aug 2, 2009

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Nap Ghost

Smokey Bastard sing Mamma Mia.

peter gabriel
Nov 8, 2011

Hello Commandos


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vzUh_55x2M

The Sausages
Sep 30, 2012

What do you want to do? Who do you want to be?


Some other Johnny Cash from American IV that isn't Hurt:

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack Cover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdSIlVZhsDw

Johnny Cash and Nick Cave: I'm So Lonesome I could Cry(Hank Williams)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nH0zVQSf78

We'll Meet Again (Vera Lynn), more on par than betterment of the original.
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KodNFsP6r88


American III has similarly awesome covers, I wouldn't call them all better, but they're goddamn expressive for a tired old dirt farmer.

I See A Darkness (Bonnie "Prince" BIlly)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWnUItw1ElU

American V is just goddamn sad.


While working one day I had a naked man with a mental disability answer the door one day and ask me if I liked Billy Joel. Not sure if he meant the artist or his junk, but in either case no, not unless it's punked up a bit.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - The Longest Time (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4xFkcjMamU

Spudd
Nov 27, 2007

Protect children from "Safe Schools" social engineering. Shame!

poo poo quality but they played this live at Soundwave this year, it made my inner angsty teenager so happy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szjv8DjD1rE

Samovar
Jun 4, 2011

I'm not a hero...



Edmond Dantes posted:

Here's a version transposed to minor scale (don't know about better though).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PLNsymQi3Y

There are a bunch of these major to minor versions and viceversa, like "Recovering my Religion" and "Nothing else Majeur"

If those don't count as covers I'll shut up now.

I hope they do, because I found this version of the Godfather to be hilariously altered with a simple scale-change.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


The original: "Try a Little Tenderness" by the Ray Noble Orchestra (1927).

The cover: "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding (1966).


The original: "Land of A Thousand Dances" by Chris Kenner (1963).

The cover: "Land of A Thousand Dances" by Wilson Pickett (1966).


These are probably a bit too easy / obvious, though.

Kanine
Aug 5, 2014


"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" by Bob Dylan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8oMW2v8KJ8

Cover of the song done for the sort-of-biopic of Dylan called "I'm Not There."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo7_QOxvk24

beats for junkies
Dec 23, 2013


Not sure if these have been mentioned before, but I think they're pretty neat, mostly for the severe genre-crossing going on.

Blackstreet's "No Diggity" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KL9mRus19o
cover by Chet Faker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIfFA8-RaHQ

Madonna's "Material Girl" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSUOFgj97M
cover by KMFDM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZgsmVCAB0w

Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWXazVhlyxQ
cover by The Apples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw-lm9tTFwk (instrumental cover, just called "Killing", but I had a "holy poo poo I know this song" moment about ten seconds in when I first heard it)

Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ODMKSWzT4 ) was covered by Ministry ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms7hd4e_EFg ). The band Here did a cover of the Ministry cover ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyAoRObacF0 ) for a Ministry tribute album (Wish You Were Queer). I think it sounds more like the original than the Ministry version does (but I wouldn't expect a Ministry cover to sound anything like the original song anyway).

And finally, this might be stretching the topic of the thread a bit (it's more of a remix), but I really like Kid Koala's version of "Moon River" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjFi4MHO_go (he's in a koala costume because he lost a bet and had to wear the suit for 100 shows).

Gnome de plume
Sep 5, 2006

Hell.
Fucking.
Yes.


Close call on this one but I think I like the cover a bit more.

Original

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ovh1HJQD1A

Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNSF7KLWGrc

The Sausages
Sep 30, 2012

What do you want to do? Who do you want to be?


Faith No More - War Pigs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4oZXfrf18Y

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

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OF OLD SHOOTERS


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Sato posted:

Speaking of Scala & Kolacny Brothers, their cover of Rammstein's Engel is one of my all time favorite songs, cover or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiTMkzecyiU

I also have to admit I listen way more often to the Postmodern Jukebox version of Lorde's Royals than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmCJEehYtU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F_iwUYzG0A

I like this better than the Scala version, honestly. Hews a little closer to the original, but that works better for me- the main riffs just sound odd on piano.

Overminty
Mar 16, 2010

You may wonder what I am doing while reading your posts..



Doctor Rope

Celery Face posted:

Word Up by Cameo is an awesome song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjAantupsA

But I like Gun's cover just a bit more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EWKphU0c5Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q-k-uN73Gk

Not sure about the vid

Overminty
Mar 16, 2010

You may wonder what I am doing while reading your posts..



Doctor Rope

Original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MNMG_5flWc

Cover - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlq0Ngp7xSQ

I like them both but Cee Lo's edges it for me.

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


Oh man, I could spend way too much time in this thread.

While the original Dead or Alive version of "Spin Me Right Round" has the classic 80's feel going for it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU

it sounds almost too "empty" to me; like there isn't enough instrumental music or something.

Dope decided they could clean that up with some driving guitars, and I instantly liked their version much better from the first time that I heard it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSMGeWPJewA

Of course, when I think about covers I like more than the original, they are all almost invariably metal covers

doug fuckey
Jun 7, 2007

hella greenbacks

The Sausages posted:

Some other Johnny Cash from American IV that isn't Hurt:

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack Cover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdSIlVZhsDw


This is actually a Ewan MacColl song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP8qXnnn4tc

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


I think Otis Redding's cover of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is honestly better than the Stones' original.

Same for Chris Farlowe's version of "Out of Time", but that's because I think Farlowe might have edged out Mick Jagger as a singer (at least in the 1960s).

Grizzled Patriarch
Mar 27, 2014

These dentures won't stop me from tearing out jugulars in Thunderdome.




Wheat Loaf posted:

I think Otis Redding's cover of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is honestly better than the Stones' original.

Same for Chris Farlowe's version of "Out of Time", but that's because I think Farlowe might have edged out Mick Jagger as a singer (at least in the 1960s).

I like Cat Power's cover of Satisfaction better than the original, too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs7X3Jk5KOc

And while I wouldn't say "better," her cover of Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again is also great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkrOlsnzUeE

MasonReese
Oct 8, 2004

This is gross misconduct!

Looking for a cover of "In a Big Country" that I found on a thread like this one. It had female vocals. I am scouring YouTube but if anyone could help me out, I'd be eternally grateful.

Found it!
Suzannah Johannes Cover of "In a Big Country"
http://youtu.be/-nfJooefBTE

MasonReese has a new favorite as of 19:13 on Aug 7, 2015

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


The Real Folk Blues: The Seatbelts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nftxDrStny8

Cover by Sapphire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYUk-ISUTcI

Astrofig
Oct 26, 2009


I like Killswitch Engage's cover of Holy Diver better than the original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR7dG_m3MsI

Also, basically everything this guy does (metal covers of just about anything you can think of): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt...7TYXwX2ZNLXfojg

Example: the Little Mermaid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiRWAHO43Jo

And who can forget Richard Cheese's cover of Down With The Sickness?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at02Fvdhk2I

Flapjack Monty
Oct 28, 2013





Original: Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vj092UgKwQ

Cover: Dweezil Zappa & Ozzy Osbourne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXxo7AP483M

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011


Grizzled Patriarch posted:

I like Cat Power's cover of Satisfaction better than the original, too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs7X3Jk5KOc
And Devo's!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxa3bIpmRFU

C.M. Kruger
Oct 28, 2013


IMO Laibach's cover of "Sympathy for the Devil" is superior to the original Stones version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7muCRio2nQ

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Dead Jedi
Oct 25, 2010


A Swing version of Radiohead's "Creep"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsiP-GrbbD0

I know what my next Karaoke song will be.

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