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bardasht
2014-10-08, 12:47 PM
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Drop the Maori rubbish, lose the language, add a violin, cut the transexual troll doll and let that pumping KLF-style chorus free.

Denyer
2014-10-08, 05:49 PM
Just favourites that spring to mind. There are loads of punk covers out there, particularly.

http://spray.bandcamp.com/track/run-with-us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXuwlY9dksE (Jack off Jill - Love Song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZrCQFSkLcE (Sabaton - Twilight of the Thunder God)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TlTl8UnqbI (Cradle of Filth - Hallowed Be Thy Name)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRWioWnzTE4 (Caffeine - You Spin Me Round)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWi7oN-D3zA (Snuff - Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45q2ZQLSnlE (Sid Vicious - My Way)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIGIoDFLXZY (Kiss - God Gave Rock and Roll to You)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB3uVARNhmM (William Shatner - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ainyK6fXku0 (William Shatner - Common People)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo96jeVW-cU (Green Day - Knowledge)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqTJQA7qRZk (The Donnas - Wig Wam Bam)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hU6heeOrOI (Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpfojnOayEc (Oasis - Cum on Feel the Noize)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCEBB4C074EDA907B (various Lovecraft-inspired Christmas songs; see http://www.cthulhulives.org/solstice/ )

Skyquake87
2014-10-08, 08:11 PM
Eh, not impressed. Sounds like the original...but with a violin...

Here's mine:

Nine Inch Nails 'Physical (You're So)' - Adam And The Ants
http://youtu.be/5YPNhXrBlWk


Pop Will Eat Itself 'Friends' - Gary Numan
http://youtu.be/SApHw3PhR-U

Curve ft Ian Dury 'What A Waste' - Ian Dury And The Blockheads
http://youtu.be/XwHgt15u7HE

The Automatic 'Gold Digga' - Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
http://youtu.be/zdq8PIr2aGw

Bis 'Germ Free Adolescents' - X Ray Spex
http://youtu.be/b3-wfSAwCs4

Kenickie 'Save All Your Kisses For Me' - Brotherhood Of Man
http://youtu.be/_rLkwGIXilU

Utah Saints 'New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84' - Simple Minds
http://youtu.be/XF4EJvfNQcs

Type O Negative 'Cinnamon Girl ' - Neil Young
http://youtu.be/BO9aD4mzSE8

Doctor And The Medics 'Spirit In The Sky' - Norman Greenbaum
http://youtu.be/GZIeWxf3g_4

Vic Reeves & The Wonderstuff 'Dizzy' - The Troggs
http://youtu.be/DOlG92rb2Zg

Sades
2014-10-09, 06:16 AM
Is this poster a spam account? What? I'm lost. But COVERS.


The Automatic 'Gold Digga' - Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
http://youtu.be/zdq8PIr2aGw

OMG, I LOVE this. I am going to listen to this over and over and over again.

I almost came into this thread empty-handed just to heap love on that version of Gold Digga, but then I remembered this!

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Fairly certain I'll be back. I love covers.

This:

Doctor And The Medics 'Spirit In The Sky' - Norman Greenbaum
http://youtu.be/GZIeWxf3g_4

I hated this song as a kid. It freaked me out. And now, I have the video to freak me out... Jeebus.

Cliffjumper
2014-10-09, 07:45 AM
Is this poster a spam account? What? I'm lost.

Baleeting spam posts is boooooring.

inflatable dalek
2014-10-09, 08:17 AM
I don't think I've heard (or at least tried to hear, I got about half way through) the cover of My Way by the spokesman for Country Life* butter before. That's pretty bad, it's nice he's having fun but it's a song that really needs to be sung in tune rather than screeched and... well it's a bit of a soft target for a piss take isn't it?

I'd rather hear Sid Little do a version.


[Yes, I know this only confirms my status as a musical philistine]

The BBC have just put up their new "Get loads of celebrities to sing a song" charity thing. Not only is the song a cover, but the video is a fairly straight up remake of the one for Perfect Day they did back in the '90's (without checking I'll bet there's at least a couple of the same people in both as well).

It's always good fun trying to spot who is who though. Apologies to Sades who probably won't recognise anyone, did they get the Foo Fighters in Canada?:

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*Though I like to think that, rather than having gone all Ben Elton in selling out his former principals, he only did those ads so he could really throw the emphasis on the first syllable of COUNTry.

Rack 'n Ruin
2014-10-09, 08:25 AM
I don't think I've heard (or at least tried to hear, I got about half way through) the cover of My Way by the spokesman for Country Life* butter before.

Dude, wrong Sex Pistol. :(

inflatable dalek
2014-10-09, 08:36 AM
Dude, wrong Sex Pistol. :(

Sorry if you're reading this Johnny. My respect for you is restored.


I did get the right one out of Little and Large who liked to try and sing his little song whilst the other one pratted about behind him in a Deputy Dawg hat, right?

Right?

Right?

Sades
2014-10-09, 08:38 AM
did they get the Foo Fighters in Canada?

No.

:p

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I'm posting this again. Because no one can stop me.

inflatable dalek
2014-10-09, 09:29 AM
On the loop at work the last few nights we've had the worst ever cover of Imagine I've ever heard, and I once heard a pub singer forget the words. Brilliantly it ends with the singer (who knows, maybe it was the other Sex Pistol) going "That's for you John!". I'd like to imagine that if John Lennon were in heaven he'd desperately wish to break off from apologising to Paul McCartney's ghost in order to go have a cry.

And from some back and forth between Cliffy and I on Facebook, what is clearly the greatest cover of All Time.


And certainly the highlight of Walliams and Lucas' career.

The thing to remember is that in the full episode:

This is being put together for a blind charity.

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electro girl
2014-10-09, 04:53 PM
I always liked Hot Chip's cover of Wearin My Rolex.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GGRdwfhl-U

Also Arctic Monkeys cover of Love Machine is great fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8iknxmfSHk

Sades
2014-10-09, 06:15 PM
I had SO MUCH FUN putting this together. These covers all make me happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=torc9P4-k5A - DevilDriver, "Sail" (AWOLNATION cover). I like this song far better than I did the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lgx-OoctOU - Frente! , "Bizarre Love Triangle" (New Order cover)- beautiful, stripped-down version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4 - Gary Jules, "Mad World" (Tears for Fears cover)- Tis nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y25SgIwy2BE - All Time Low, "Umbrella" (Rihanna cover) - ELLA ELLA ELLA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNo7ZZryuSQ - Type O, "Summer Breeze" (Hall and Oates cover?) - I'm glad this wasn't here so I could post it because I love Type O.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isB3W9kfZ0c - Goldfinger, "99 Red Balloons" (Nena cover). This was an obvious one for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj0vLSdZJEM - Disturbed, "Shout" (yet another Tears for Fears cover) - Another obvious one for me. To me, anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkn1cWi03FA - Killswitch Engage - Holy Diver (Dio cover) - I'm more familiar with this version than I am the original. Like I am with the Type O covers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGRWxoJtQP0 - New Found Glory, "Kiss Me" (Sixpence None The Richer cover) - The original is one of the few songs I can sing for karaoke so I'm a little attached to it. This cover isn't great but it's a favourite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAt9QTmVc7Q - Orgy, "Blue Monday" (New Order cover, again) - Probably not terrific by music snob standards, but I like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY - The Muppets, "Bohemian Rhapshody" (Queen cover) Because Muppets :) "MAMAAAAAAAAAA...."

Denyer
2014-10-09, 06:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAt9QTmVc7Q - Orgy, "Blue Monday" (New Order cover, again) - Probably not terrific by music snob standards, but I like it.

**** that, it's a 90s classic and rock night staple. :)

Lots here to catch up on at some point.

Sades
2014-10-09, 08:34 PM
**** that, it's a 90s classic and rock night staple. :)

Inorite? But I think it's been overplayed, sometimes people don't seem to like it.

[insert vid of Out Of Your Mouth's cover of Madonna's "Music" here, because I can't find one]

Notabot
2014-10-09, 10:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNo7ZZryuSQ - Type O, "Summer Breeze" (Hall and Oates cover?) - I'm glad this wasn't here so I could post it because I love Type O.



Summer Breeze was by Seals and Croft originally. Wrong ___ & ____ band. :) And the cover by Type O Negative is awesome!

Einsturzende Neubauten's version of Sand by Nancy Sinatra
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Laibach's "The Final Countdown" by Europe and 2525 by Zager and Evans. In fact, Laibach's entire album "NATO" is pretty much all great covers.
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And, because I simply can't post this one enough:
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I know there are tons more, but I've got other stuff to do right now.

Skyquake87
2014-10-09, 10:05 PM
Tra La!

Collapsed Lung 'Connection' - Elastica
http://youtu.be/L18uqSdHR5c

Zinganinga!

Pitchshifter 'Making Plans For Nigel' - XTC
http://youtu.be/6e26Q8-hDYo

Ministry 'Lay Lady Lay' - Bob Dylan
http://youtu.be/npeYMJIbY8o

The Prodigy 'Fuel My Fire' - L7
http://youtu.be/FMkhYdBvgIw

Revolting Cocks 'D'ya Think I'm Sexy' - Rod Stewart
http://youtu.be/Z6zqYSezqwo

Notabot
2014-10-09, 10:10 PM
:)
The RevCo one was on my list too.

Skyquake87
2014-10-09, 10:31 PM
I had that on 12" clear vinyl, came in a clear sleeve with what appeared to be lube in it...

I miss novelty packaging on records. Stupid CIN chart rules spoiling singles for everyone...

ALSO!!!

Voice Of The Beehive ' I think I love you' - Partridge Family
http://youtu.be/gXRGYz6GaOk

Garbage 'Butterfly Collector' - The Jam
http://youtu.be/65qU8Ld_Mgg

Apologies if you're offended by boobs. Silly arty still from the You Tuber whom uploaded that.

I'm putting this on, just 'cos its so awful ... Duran Duran doing Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five's 'White Lines' (or how to completely piss away all the goodwill built up following your superb comeback album that rescued you from oblivion with an album of ill-judged covers. Hooray!)

http://youtu.be/VmIN9ulmy-E?list=RDVmIN9ulmy-E

Up there with Pat Boone's version of 'Tutti Frutti'

ganon578
2014-10-09, 10:38 PM
Not my fave, but still pretty good, cover of the theme from The Lost Boys:

Seasons After - Cry Little Sister
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3eeGTFH_Fo

Notabot
2014-10-09, 10:49 PM
Bizarrely touching and strangely wonderful

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Sades
2014-10-10, 12:08 AM
Ahhhh, so much to listen to here...

I just found this and it's a-m-a-zing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT7C4ax0xGg - The Animal In Me, "Black Widow" (Iggy Azalea Cover)

Enjoying their original stuff, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy8NgJnlhKI - Like Vultures, "Thrift Shop" (Macklemore cover)

(sorry, this is less a "favourites" post and more a LOOKWHATIFOUND post...)

Okay, yeah. I think you can pretty much add someone screaming to anything and I'll probably listen to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JiMO1-W1CM - Crown The Empire, "Payphone" (Maroon 5 cover). The orig has been done to death at work and I was quite pleased with this version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItosTQ4PVlI - Kawehi, "Closer" (NIN cover). I'd like to say that I think this is an awesome cover, buuuuut it's pretty standard and I think I just really like the way she says "f**k".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPFwZ7q_5tE - The Circus, "We're In This Together Now" (NIN cover). Love it. Yeah, now I'm just looking for NIN covers...


Aaaaand here is what I would consider a bad cover. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6pJMOPJlMI - Maroon 5's version of "Closer". Nopls.

Clay
2014-10-10, 12:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCEBB4C074EDA907B (various Lovecraft-inspired Christmas songs; see http://www.cthulhulives.org/solstice/ )

Well, I know what I'm playing around the house for the holidays this year...

I see that my favorite band has been covered above (ha! a pun!), but let's cover them some more!

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Also, pretty much anything Post Modern Jukebox does is wonderful, but this is a favorite:
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And the Whits (starts at about 1:30):
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And Boyce Avenue:
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And if you've never heard floppy drive music, it's creepy as hell:
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Tetsuro
2014-10-10, 08:12 AM
If it's the same band but a different line-up, does it still count?

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Cliffjumper
2014-10-10, 02:30 PM
Nope.


I'm putting this on, just 'cos its so awful ... Duran Duran doing Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five's 'White Lines' (or how to completely piss away all the goodwill built up following your superb comeback album that rescued you from oblivion with an album of ill-judged covers. Hooray!)

I dunno, I still have a lot of time for Thank You, because - Perfect Day aside - they've actually come at every song on the thing from a totally different angle. It's hard to dislike White Lines when Flash 'n' Mel actually sang on the thing (plus some of the guitar overlays are brutal, some of my fave Duran guitar lines come from Cuccurilo rather than Andy "Mullet and licks" Taylor), Public Enemy as an acoustic-tinged hoedown, lift music Costello... Thank You's only real problem is that a collection of outtakes and B-sides were tacked together and pushed as a bonafide album by a greedy studio.

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Bored diner waitress replaced by shouting punk brats - tidy.

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Like Live Lounge, but good.

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Low on ironic desperate twat factor I'll grant you.

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Kelly-approved space disco lunacy.

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Yes it is. So's The Tide is High. And One Step Beyond.

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Just beats out Glass Candy's Computer Love for best Johnny Jewel cover.

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Insert your own "Now that's ironic!" joke.

inflatable dalek
2014-10-10, 02:42 PM
That version of Tainted Love is one of my favourite songs of all time and will always bring me out on the dance floor when it comes on. Not to dance, to singalong loudly and badly whilst waving my arms about.

Tetsuro
2014-10-10, 04:43 PM
Nope.
In that case:

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Original by Ultravox.

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Original by Perry Como.

I've honestly no idea what the popular opinion on something like Eurodance is today, but back in the 90's, I listened to that sort of music all the time and I had no idea then that these were even covers.

Perry Como is now forever tainted name for me anyway, thanks to Animaniacs.

Notabot
2014-10-10, 07:02 PM
Let's go ahead and slow things down a little bit.
And add more vowels.
And a lot more bulk
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Sades
2014-10-11, 07:20 AM
I watched the video for Alanis's version of My Humps and had flashbacks of creepers on the dancefloor in '05-ish. Never again.

I don't have a cover, I just came here to say that those are the best shiny jumpsuits ever and Clay has found some of the weirdest shit I've ever seen/heard. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though the jury's still out on that sad clown...

Notabot, apparently you made whoever owned that video shut down their Youtube account.

I'm returning to my shouty covers now, goodbye.

Edit: Here's one. Work's ruined this one for Hound but I can still take it. And this has the shouty I'm looking for tonight.

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Edit2: Yes. YES.

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The guy at 3 mins in the vid for "Toxic"? THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS DOING. (not the accordion)

electro girl
2014-10-11, 08:38 AM
I'm really enjoying this thread.

Here's Get Ur Freak On covered by The Eels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIeqZ3qPFWs

Sades
2014-10-11, 05:31 PM
Get Ur Freak On covered by The Eels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIeqZ3qPFWs

:up:

electro girl
2014-10-11, 07:58 PM
The studio version is on their greatest hits album, Sades. Worth a purchase.

Sades
2014-10-11, 08:07 PM
You don't tell me what to do. :p

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What is this, country? AH GAWD, IT'S SO PRETTY.

QOTD ST was originally edited in here, but decided to move to the Youtube thread as only a few songs were covers (and admittedly shitty, too).

Clay, I think that sad clown's version of Royals is growing on me. Dammit. :p

Sades
2014-10-14, 08:13 PM
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This thread is exactly what I need right now. And Clay, this video is your fault. :p

I don't even know this damn song. Somebody make this clown stop playing with his big, fuzzy buttons.

I'm buying this man's t-shirt. I think it's something I need in my life.

edit: Did the Youtube vids get bigger?

Denyer
2014-10-14, 08:51 PM
Yeah, and since Youtube decides what it serves in the iframes (generally their HTML5 player) it should be fairly tablet friendly.

Notabot
2014-10-15, 02:45 AM
:)
The best part of the Sad Clown videos has to be the mini-blinds in the background. It convinces you that all these people live together in a very stark white apartment, and this is just a glimpse into their everyday life.

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One of my all-time favorite covers from another album full of good covers. From the same album, KMFDM's Mysterious Ways is beautiful despite the fact that they didn't even change it up that much.

Clay
2014-10-18, 02:18 AM
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Cliffjumper
2014-10-18, 02:10 PM
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Clay
2014-10-18, 05:23 PM
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Their cover of Royals is excellent as well!

:)

One of my all-time favorite covers from another album full of good covers. From the same album, KMFDM's Mysterious Ways is beautiful despite the fact that they didn't even change it up that much.

Well, that's certainly against type. The organ gets it most of the way to a dirge, but the vocals carry it over to a full-on depression-fest.

This thread is exactly what I need right now. And Clay, this video is your fault. :p

I don't even know this damn song. Somebody make this clown stop playing with his big, fuzzy buttons.

I'm buying this man's t-shirt. I think it's something I need in my life.

:D

Now, Bluegrass Zeppelin! If there's ever a movie of my life, this'll play in the closing credits.
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Sades
2014-10-18, 11:52 PM
[Radioactive/Poker Face covers]

:up: That Poker Face cover is awesome.

I'll probably be back with a cover to edit in here at some point.

Ah hah! More Pentatonix! My daughter loves this one.

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Clay
2014-11-27, 08:02 PM
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Sades
2014-12-12, 08:34 AM
Fave versions of my two favourite Christmas songs.

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electro girl
2014-12-28, 01:52 PM
Here are a couple of really good covers by an awesome band that I am in no way affiliated with.

http://youtu.be/bX4K6t6CCL4

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

Fella with the glasses sure is good looking...