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      CommentAuthorlgenius
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010
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    Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus




    Kate Bush - Rocket Man

    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010 edited
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    willis - word up.

    much better than the KORN one and stands up pretty well next to cameo
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    Blood Brothers - Under Pressure



    Deftones - Simple Man

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    • CommentAuthorMJBoyson
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010 edited
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    • CommentAuthorMJBoyson
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010 edited
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    @ian holloway,
    Shit, you just reminded me of what is genuinely one of my favourite cover songs.
    Behold:
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010 edited
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    On the same vein of the Nina Gordon one Kelvin posted:

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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010
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    Because I can't see the above and not think of this, here it is:

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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010
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    @Scrymgeour - I love that Hayley Willis version of Word Up - you are the only other person I have ever known to rate it.

    @G.Foyle - damn your eyes! that's the first one I thought of!

    in a somewhat similar vein:
    Hayseed Dixie cover Scissor Sisters

    and less similar, rather more towards the cheesy end of the spectrum:
    Kooks cover Ace of Base

    and this is an old one, but I reckon wee Fran knocks this out of the park:
    Travis cover Britney Spears

    there's at least a million covers of Hey Ya, this is the only one that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up though.
    Cutlog 61 cover Outkast
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    Citruscreed:

    @Scrymgeour - I love that Hayley Willis version of Word Up - you are the only other person I have ever known to rate it.


    Just listened to it. That's fantastic.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2010
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    I can't embed this because it's on the Guardian website, but Laura Marling and Jeffrey Lewis do Eminem's Braindamage here (from 1.50 mins)

    It's sort of wonderful.
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    there's always time for Otway

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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2010
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    Also saw that Dresden Dolls cover of "War Pigs" live, and it did kick a lot of ass indeed.

    Also liked Les Claypool's cover of "Shine on you Crazy Diamond."
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    and Faith No More's "I started a Joke."
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    I have a special vinyl single of Faith's cover of "War Pigs" - pretty awesome.

    [Edited to add: I'll figure out what embedding fail I have failed later. Tired, brain hurt. Fail.]
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      CommentAuthorlgenius
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2010
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    • CommentAuthorjonah
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2010
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    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists -Rappaport’s Testament (I Never Gave Up)

    I dunno if it's interesting, but it is awesome.
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      CommentAuthorDavies0010
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2010
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    When it comes to slightly offkilter covers, my mind immediately goes to Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. But someone already posted them, so here's Pomplamoose: