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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010 edited
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    80's synthpoppers BLANCMANGE covering ABBA's "The Day Before You Came."
    THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME

    Big Linda covers THOMAS DOLBY's "Windpower":
    WINDPOWER

    Cassette Elektric's cover of ERASURE's "A Little Respect"
    A LITTLE RESPECT
    • CommentAuthorSoarerSC400
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010 edited
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    Evergreen Terrace released an album a few years back called Writer's Block which was all hardcore style covers. The best tracks were:

    U2- Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
    Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
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    I briefly considered posting something from Glee, just for the lulz, but decided the resultant eeling wouldn't be worth it. So instead I present the Black Sweden and their hard rock covers/mashups of ABBA songs..

    God of Thunder + S.O.S

    Enter Sandman + Take a Chance on Me

    The Winner Takes it All
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010
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    Me First... was on the list earlier. But covers is what they do, this is my favorite.



    And at the risk of shame and eels I love the Glee version of Safety Dance

    • CommentAuthorSoarerSC400
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010 edited
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    Josh -- Me First and the Gimme Gimme's not only have the best name for a cover band, but are also one of my favorite bands.

    Other ones I thought of today: (All of which are completely different from each other)
    Hardcore/metal version of Ice Ice Baby
    Trust me, it's worth listening to.

    Great Big Sea - End of the World as we Know it

    Johnny Cash - Hurt

    The Muppets - Bohemian Rhapsody
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    It may be considered poor form to post again so soon, but I can't believe I forgot this...

    The End of the World as We Know It - George W. Bush

    Great clip too.
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010 edited
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    I'm kind of surprised the Johnny Cash version of "Hurt" didn't show up on here sooner.

    I love Reznor's comments after seeing it:
    I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure


    I'm not sure if it exemplifies or transcends what a cover is.
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010
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    Speaking of Johnny Cash...



    Galaxie 500 covering Joy Division/New Order's Ceremony:

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    The Sisters of Mercy - Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)

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    The late Rowland S Howard doing White Wedding... I'd always had a hunch that it might be quite a decent song if you divorced it from Billy Idol...


    I've always loved those Sisters covers, Jolene and Gimme Gimme Gimme - there's also an aborted version of Stairway to Heaven somewhere where he just gets a verse in and goes 'etc etc...'
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      CommentAuthorPaprika
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010 edited
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    Katzenjammers - steel band cover of Numan - Cars


    Joy division cover performed by steel harmonony (organisd by Jermey Deller)


    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - cover of tony allen tune, think its Sanofka
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    I've always loved those Sisters covers, Jolene and Gimme Gimme Gimme - there's also an aborted version of Stairway to Heaven somewhere where he just gets a verse in and goes 'etc etc...'


    Manchester Uni, 1984, I think. There's also a Purple Haze/Hey Joe medley. I've got them all on various dodgy audio cassette bootlegs bought in the late 80s.
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    I've got them all on various dodgy audio cassette bootlegs bought in the late 80s.


    The guy I formed my first band with had a bootleg stall and used to go to London weekly to source more, I've got hundreds of old, dodgy cassettes, of various quality. The Hey Joe/Purple Haze medley is pretty cool as well, loved that kind of shredded guitar sound and spent hours trying to emulate it... ha.
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    Remembered another one! (I have listen to too many covers...)
    Lacuna Coil - Enjoy the Silence
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    Evergreen Terrace also covered Enjoy the Silence

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    Jesus, this explains Grinderman... I mean, Nick's been trying desparately to reach this peak again for the last thirty two fucking years...
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    @Warped Savant: Just to take "Too Cold" to the next level, it should be clarified that the singer of that rap metal band is, in fact, Vanilla Ice himself. It was meant as his "comeback."

    As for my contribution to the thread, Alkaline Trio covering Hot Water Music:



    and...
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010
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    Speaking of Purple Haze, here's a Cure cover.
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