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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Painboy » 19 Apr 2014, 12:18

dbcooper wrote:
I really like that version. Bruce's voice was made for that song. I got that album way back. It has a lot of good covers on it. Really well put together. Although it's funny wondering how Ugly Kid Joe got on the album considering all the other artists.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by dbcooper » 19 Apr 2014, 12:19

Yeah, I got that album in high school. Played the absolute shit out of it. :)
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Andrew » 19 Apr 2014, 14:57

I really like Dickinson's vocals, but the rest of that cover leaves something to be desired. I don't think Sabbath songs sound good when covered in that stereotypical "metal" style. There's something lost and it becomes generic.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by JD » 06 May 2014, 15:44

Very different from the original.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by pistoffnick » 08 May 2014, 16:11

Total Eclipse of the Heart covered by Hurrah Torpedo

Frontman Hegerberg plays guitar and sings in a deliberately off-key monotone and with a strong Norwegian accent, Schau "drums" by hitting a stove with a stick and slamming the door of a chest-freezer, while Guttormsgaard adds backing vocals, and at the climax smashes the top of an electrical stove with a cement press, more or less, to the beat of the song
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 08 May 2014, 19:49

Sourced from friends (mostly Kiyomi, who's been in a vaguely folkish-country mood):

Well, huh. This sounds serious:



Banjo FTW.



Rather less variant, but jammy. (The actual song starts at 1:30.)

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 08 May 2014, 19:51

In the genre of "people playing cover sings in small rooms filmed at an oblique angle", here's a silver-throated new contestant:

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Post by JD » 13 May 2014, 19:10

Brown Sabbath does a funkified cover of "Hand of Doom":

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Post by JD » 29 May 2014, 14:56

RAINING BANJOS!
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Mo » 08 Jun 2014, 23:07



That may be the first time the conductor has been called the shiznit.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by thoreau » 13 Jun 2014, 16:30

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by JD » 16 Jun 2014, 14:57

The Game of Thrones theme music works surprisingly well done jazz-style:
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by dbcooper » 23 Jun 2014, 15:13

Eric, here's a decent Kate Bush cover:

http://www.avclub.com/video/wye-oak-cov ... ush-205299
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Jun 2014, 18:54

dbcooper wrote:Eric, here's a decent Kate Bush cover:

http://www.avclub.com/video/wye-oak-cov ... ush-205299
I like that! I'm not 100% on her voice (or maybe it's the damn headache I've been fighting all day), but that is a cool, stylish cover.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Jun 2014, 19:03

Looking, I also like Wye Oak's cover of Danzig's "Mother": http://www.avclub.com/video/wye-oak-covers-danzig-53066

For all the camp of their setup ("Wolf's Blood!"), it's a nice, ominous rendition.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by dbcooper » 23 Jun 2014, 19:05

Yeah, that's a favourite of mine.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Jun 2014, 19:36

I'm amused by the thought process behind this cover (given at the end). Whether or not you agree with his dictate, I think artistic stubbornness delivers, here:



And is a perhaps over-faithful, but fun cover of "Psycho Killer":

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by pistoffnick » 16 Sep 2014, 13:19

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2014, 03:09

I suppose it's half a cover, given it's a duet with Kenny Loggins.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Kolohe » 30 Sep 2014, 12:10

Technically, I suppose, the complete opposite of cover versions





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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by pistoffnick » 06 Oct 2014, 14:06

Crazy Train mariachi style

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by thoreau » 06 Oct 2014, 14:13

This is way better than the original.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Kolohe » 06 Oct 2014, 14:23

I think the rice university video you posted years ago is better than the original.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by thoreau » 06 Oct 2014, 14:30

Kolohe wrote:I think the rice university video you posted years ago is better than the original.
You mean this, from Baylor?

"They were basically like D&D min maxers, but instead of pissing off their DM, they destroyed the global economy. Also, instead of their DM making a level 7 paladin fight a beholder as punishment, he got a +3 sword of turning."
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Kolohe » 06 Oct 2014, 14:34

Yes, got my Texas learnin' universities mixed up.
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