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Favorite Cover Songs

   Discussion: Favorite Cover Songs
Samantha · 18 years, 6 months ago
What's everybody's favorite song thats been covered? I have to say mine is  Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen.. to tell you the truth.. i like jeff's version BETTER^.^ Rufus  Wainwrights version of it is pretty good.. but nobody,in my book at least, can even hold a candle close to Jeff Buckley with an acoustic guitar^.^
Rachel Beck Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
I'm with you on that-- first thing I thought when I saw the forum heading.
I also like the Fugees' version of "Killing Me Softly" by Roberta Flack, but that's because I have kind of a Lauryn Hill thing.
nate... Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Ooooo.. I agree completely.
I can see the bunny Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
That Buckley tune is *evil* ever since the Tribute show from Hell that Drea and I attended...

I love The Supers versions of both "Take On Me" and....the Beach Boys tune off of Pop Mountain whose title currently completely elludes me. I'm betting either Drea or Kath jump in on theat. :)

Also like Blackie and the Rodeo Kings covering anything by Willie P. Bennett.
hkath Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
It took me a while to remember myself! It's called "Here Today". Unless they put a different song on the album than they perform live. I don't have Pop Mountain.
I can see the bunny Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
That's the one - I can never remember the name of the damn thing for some reason even though I adore the song.

You don't have Pop Mountain?!?
J · 18 years, 6 months ago

Tori doing Smells like Teen Spirit has always rung well with me.

I like a lot of covers but hate when bands try to do the song exactly like the original.

its never going to be as good as the original...well usually  

Samantha · 18 years, 6 months ago
true.. true... Tori's cover of SLTS.. was awesome..   i dont like exact copy-covers either.. at least if you're gonna do someone ELSES song instead of your own, try and be SOMEWHAT original,right? ..
Bruce Rose Back · 18 years, 6 months ago

Tori was once quoted as saying, "If you're going to do a cover, it has to be a complete challenge."  As a member of the Nirvana's exact demographic, I can't say that I liked Tori's better (although I did enjoy it quite a bit).  I do enjoy her versions of  "Angie" (Rolling Stones) and "Thank You" (Led Zeppelin) from the same EP... better than the originals, in fact.

I'll have to put some more thought into this one.  Great forum topic.


Zach · 18 years, 6 months ago

I loved Rufus Wainwright's cover of Across the Universe. I would have to say my favorite covers are that, John Mayer doing Kid A, and Peter Mulvey doing Airbag.

Oh, and Gary Jules doing Mad World.

Bruce Rose · 18 years, 6 months ago

Since I haven't had time to really think about this thread, I'll chime in with this fabulous cover band.  Me First & The Gimme Gimmes perform mind blowing ska-punk covers of pop favorites.  Their most recent album, Take A Break,  features the Gimmes re-styling R&B classics.  Featured tracks include: Hello, Save The Best For Last, End Of The Road, Natural Woman, and several others. 

More to come,


Talcott · 18 years, 6 months ago
Peter Mulvey covering Dar William's The Ocean

Quite possibly the best thing recorded between the two of them.

Zach · 18 years, 6 months ago

I liked Moxy Früvous' rendition of Psycho Killer much more than the original by The Talking Heads.

Nik Chaikin Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
AAAAHHHH! Fruvous content!
Zach Back · 18 years, 6 months ago


You know, it is called

We're bound to have Früvous content at least once in a while.

100% dainty! Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
umm. . . .is there something wrong with fruvous content?  i'm a relative newbie, so just wodering
JÂșnÂȘthÂȘn Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Don't listen to them. They're in haitus denial.
nate... Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
It's just an ongoing joke.

It started on the wall "Ahh! no fruvous content on the wall!" and I'm not sure of the reason... but I think it was because of people showing up and asking "When are they going to tour again?"

100% dainty! Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
hahaha. well people are still asking that.  who knows.
Nathan Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
The Früvous cover is very good, but I like the original better. I think David Byrne's vocal stylings are just more suited to the song than Jian's. Jian sang it in more of a traditionally "good" style.

I'm not sure what my favorite cover song is, but offhand I can think of April March's version of the Pixies' "Alec Eiffel" and most covers by Camper Van Beethoven as really cool.
Talcott Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
See, I've seen it one too many times live to really appreciate it. Jian's intro bit just started to get dull to me. It is a good cover, I just don't care for it a whole lot.

Although, I think it's a good sign for the band that the only live song I get tired of is a cover.
emilie is CRANKY Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
word. it's a great song, but i'm not really big on the whole talking heads style. go fruvous, etc. :)
Chaya Papaya · 18 years, 6 months ago
Save Ferris's version of "Come on Eileen" is one of my favorite covers...probably not the best...but definitely damn good.
Mike · 18 years, 6 months ago

My absolutely fave cover has got to be

The Lightning Seeds covering As Tears Go By

emilie is CRANKY · 18 years, 6 months ago
i like aimee mann's cover of 'two of us'. don't hit me! :D
JÂșnÂȘthÂȘn · 18 years, 6 months ago
I've always liked the Ramones version of "Needles and Pins"
And the Cake version of "I will survive..."
And Nirvana's version of "The man who sold the world" is good too.
And Failure's cover of "Enjoy the Silence" on "For the masses" is almost better than the original.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years, 6 months ago
There are two covers of entire albums that I love.

Luther Wright and the Wrongs' Rebulding the Wall a cover of Pink Floyd's The Wall and Mary Lee's Corvette's cover of Dylan's Blood on the Tracks
Talcott Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
I'd like to very much second rebuild the wall!
100% dainty! · 18 years, 6 months ago

Word to the Hallelujah cover by Jeff Buckley. I really love that!

I also like Fiona Apple's "Across the Universe," and Cornershop's "Norwegian Wood," in hindi! i really like beatles covers. sarah mclachlan's "blackbird" too.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes rock! i LOVE punk covers of non-punk songs!!

as far as fruvous covers go, i like "i've gotta get a message to you" from live noise, and "dancing queen."  i actually made a mix cd of all their covers (including ones that really aren't them, like "and so it goes" and "breakfast at tiffany's") it's called Under the Covers. wooo.

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