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Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 22:56

We have a bad cover versions thread. Here are the ones you actually like.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 23:02

Paloma Faith's dramatic, tortured cover of..."Sexy Bitch".

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 30 Sep 2012, 23:02

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 23:07

Oh, Hell yeah to both of those, FFF. :)
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by dbcooper » 30 Sep 2012, 23:09

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 23:12



Oddly, I'm actually preferring Case to Cave in this particular song.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 23:18

What may be the best damn "guy with a guitar posting to YouTube" cover out there.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 30 Sep 2012, 23:25

If I recall correctly, a few of you here have at least some interest in the classic psychedelic period, roughly 1966-70. Vanilla Fudge was a huge presence in that genre and covers of "You Keep Me Hanging On" (probably their most famous), "Eleanor Rigby" and actually just about every cut on their first, eponymous album are worth a listen. Admittedly, it all probably sounds better with a bit of medicinal marijuana.


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Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 23:30

Somehow, I managed to avoid learning of Vanilla Fudge until very recently. I blame radio formats.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 30 Sep 2012, 23:39

I enjoy this, though I don't know if I'd call it "good."

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 23:47

Fin Fang Foom wrote:I enjoy this, though I don't know if I'd call it "good."
Oh, shit - Robey! :D

Nah, never could dislike that cover.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 30 Sep 2012, 23:48

In the same vein, one of the best one-off albums ever (along with Layla and Blind Faith) was the 1968 release of Super Session, still one of my all-time favorite records. I consider their "Season of the Witch" the definitive version.


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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 23:50

Trigger warning: hipsters. Not a keyboard in sight, though.



(I picked one-and-only-one example from a G+ post some time back where I trawled Youtube for good covers of this song. Brits LOVE to cover this song, but most of the well-done covers are horribly over-faithful.)
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by dbcooper » 30 Sep 2012, 23:51

Another Season of the Witch cover.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2012, 23:57

I posted this once before in another thread, but I still like this very distinct cover of one of my favorite songs:



Not that there are tons of Shriekback covers out there.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Highway » 30 Sep 2012, 23:59

I like Pomplamoose's versions of a bunch of songs:
Single Ladies:


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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 01 Oct 2012, 00:09

No Billy Holiday, but a good cover even if the Latin jazz bridge is, well, novel:



And this is, IMHO, pretty much a no-brainer for this category:


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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 01 Oct 2012, 00:25

I love this act.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Mo » 01 Oct 2012, 08:40

Surprised the Man in Black hasn't come up yet:

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Sandy » 01 Oct 2012, 10:43

Pomplamoose seems more and more like The Bird and the Bee every time I hear them.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by JD » 01 Oct 2012, 10:45

Judas Priest's version of "Green Manalishi" was mentioned on the other thread, but there's also their excellent version of "Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez.


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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Stevo Darkly » 01 Oct 2012, 18:39

Johnny Cash does indeed need to be mentioned.
JD wrote:Judas Priest's version of "Green Manalishi" was mentioned on the other thread, but there's also their excellent version of "Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez.
Oh yes, I forgot about that one. The version you posted above is a slowed-down variant, though. The one I remember hearing is this one:

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Stevo Darkly » 01 Oct 2012, 18:49

I guess I could post the covers that I mentioned in the other thread. Here's the first one:

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by JD » 01 Oct 2012, 20:27

Stevo Darkly wrote:
JD wrote:Judas Priest's version of "Green Manalishi" was mentioned on the other thread, but there's also their excellent version of "Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez.
Oh yes, I forgot about that one. The version you posted above is a slowed-down variant, though. The one I remember hearing is this one:
Ah yes, that's the famous one. I didn't realize I was posting the slower (apparently newer) version, just assumed.

In other good cover versions:

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