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precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals


In order not to confuse the Worst Cover Song thread by turning it around, I figured we could use a thread for good (or "good") covers.

One of my favorite hidden gem covers is Luna's take on "Sweet Child of Mine":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xemNsR6TzrA

Yo La Tengo have two whole albums of (good) covers, but I'm particularly partial to their take on "Sweet Dreams":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcPAxFdR0Js

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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

*dubstep intensifies*


Hanson covering Radiohead's Optimistic is pretty good.

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

Optimum Gulps
Oct 6, 2003

You wanna save this place, right? And I want to destroy it. Brick by hypocritical brick.

If you can call an almost complete reinterpretation a cover, I'd like to offer up Iron Man by The Bad Plus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNLHOTn81Cw

If not, then almost everything involving Mike Massť, particularly performances like the following few:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om1U2GlgpIY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLrC7e3vSv8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9iVG4kg0sg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEpINdKRyrE
Yes, he is aware he looks like Louis CK.

precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals


CaptainYesterday posted:

Hanson covering Radiohead's Optimistic is pretty good.

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

This is really old, right? I seem to remember hearing it about 6 years ago and yes, it is actually quite good.

Here is Arab Strap making it sound like they wrote the song, or should have done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZH1f3jENu0

Juaguocio
Jun 5, 2005

Oh, David...


Optimum Gulps posted:

If you can call an almost complete reinterpretation a cover, I'd like to offer up Iron Man by The Bad Plus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNLHOTn81Cw

This owns.

The Estonian early music group Rondellus did a great album called Sabbatum: A Medieval Tribute to Black Sabbath. I especially enjoy the rendition of "A National Acrobat" as "Funambulus domesticus."

Oh I almost forgot- while we're talking about Sabbath covers, Brownout did an album of latin funk renditions: https://brownout.bandcamp.com/album/brownout-presents-brown-sabbath

Juaguocio fucked around with this message at 05:27 on Apr 21, 2015

il_cornuto
Oct 10, 2004



I keep coming back to Bent Knee's disturbing cover of You're My Sunshine lately. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wv8aTTQN47Y

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008



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

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

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

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:



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

Pretty much everything I've watched on his channel is great.

thathonkey
Jul 17, 2012


Shredded Hen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD5sZTzFNuc

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZgg9SIWfI0

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



The Stooges, covering Dylan's Ballad of Hollis Brown. They nail the song so hard. It's just a fierce, steady driving beat and these almost hollow guitar sounds. It completely gets the desperate feel of the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqZBs8UZzTs

Roky Erickson, covering Heroin by the Velvet Underground. He turned this melancholy heroin song into an amazingly fierce rock song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxqh62tYWOg

me your dad fucked around with this message at 22:41 on May 2, 2015

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



one my favorite covers.. The Hope Blister doing Slowdive's "Dagger"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beh3hmsMZxQ

symbolic
Nov 2, 2014



Sepultura doing Exodus' "Pirahna" justice. it's way faster and more abrasive, and kicks so much more rear end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAuMYBybd3A

Khagan
Aug 8, 2012

Words cannot describe just how terrible Vietnamese are.

Miley Cyrus covers Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93CZ6oFR8Q0

Lissie covers Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmsbHGEB6UU

Mr. Little Jeans covers Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFKYHVfD2Zw

Khagan fucked around with this message at 12:43 on May 7, 2015

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



precision posted:

This is really old, right? I seem to remember hearing it about 6 years ago and yes, it is actually quite good.

Here is Arab Strap making it sound like they wrote the song, or should have done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZH1f3jENu0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQecNYUD5m4

precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals


The Raveonettes do a beautiful shoegazey cover of "The End":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTx5kszDSbA

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thathonkey
Jul 17, 2012


Shredded Hen

Khagan posted:

Mr. Little Jeans covers Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFKYHVfD2Zw

This one is really great, thanks for reminding me

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