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#1 2013-01-31 23:05:17

Tenement Funster
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Cover Bands / Cover Songs

Notwithstanding the notion of paying tribute to a great song, can anyone out there think of a single cover song that's as good as (let alone better than) the original? There a few respectable ones, i.e, Heart's cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore", and the Aussie Pink Floyd Show is a decent cover band for Pink Floyd. Beyond that, most covers absolutely make me cringe.

Thoughts and opinions?


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#3 2013-02-01 01:44:10

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Re: Cover Bands / Cover Songs

Joe Cocker does pretty good covers of Beatles songs.


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#4 2013-02-01 02:04:50

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Re: Cover Bands / Cover Songs

Well BGD, you're definitely right about those four ... wow! I'm not really into blues, so wasn't aware of those (thanks for the effort!).

The covers I mainly had in mind are more from the classic rock / prog rock scene, and most of the ones I can recall are awful. I've heard a few versions of some Jethro Tull tunes, and they don't work at all. And I had just heard the Bare Naked Ladies version of Bruce Cockburn's "Lovers in a Dangerous Time", and that's what prompted my question ... it's terrible. BNL are a band I usually like a lot, and most of their original stuff is great.

And EasyBeat, you're right about Cocker ("I Get by With a Little Help From my Friends").

I'm glad I asked the question, and would love to hear some more examples.


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#5 2013-02-01 13:32:51

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Re: Cover Bands / Cover Songs

Ill try to think of some from that genre.

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#6 2013-02-01 14:16:27

Lil Ronnie C
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Re: Cover Bands / Cover Songs

ShineDown did pretty well with "Simple Man".

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#7 2013-02-01 18:16:19

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Re: Cover Bands / Cover Songs

Tenement Funster wrote:

And EasyBeat, you're right about Cocker ("I Get by With a Little Help From my Friends").

I'm glad I asked the question, and would love to hear some more examples.

Here is one of my favorites of Joe's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp9LukZVFe4

here is the original.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87pnvL0wCLo

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#8 2013-02-01 20:33:36

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Re: Cover Bands / Cover Songs

Stevie Ray Vaughan did some great Jimi Hendrix.


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#9 2013-02-01 21:12:11

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Re: Cover Bands / Cover Songs

bensonp wrote:

Stevie Ray Vaughan did some great Jimi Hendrix.

Ya pete,I think he out played Hendrix who was his idol. Pete I went into you youtube,your cover on gentle on my mind was really good!!

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#10 2013-02-01 21:29:28

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Re: Cover Bands / Cover Songs

Thanks Dino.


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