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Pollyanna 02-22-2010 09:44 AM

Crazy cover versions
 
I just came across this remarkable gem - a rendition of 21st Century Schizoid Man by the Crimson Jazz Trio, with former King Crimson drummer, Ian Wallace on drums. I love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE6Ptqw3DYc

I'm also a big fan of Pat Boone's version of Smoke on the Water:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQrRPOYc7qE

What totally unexpected cover versions have you enjoyed? Not allowed to mention The Flying Lizards's version of Money because it's too obvious :)

DrumEatDrum 02-22-2010 10:16 AM

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Ray Alder of Fates Warning did a side band called "Engine" and they recorded a hard rock version of The Cure's "Fascination Street". Peter Parada (whom I went to school with and is now with The Offsping) played drums:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAN-P...=youtube_gdata

Dream Theater did a great version of Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend" back in the 90's that was excellent:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd16fhsVYHE

but gosh, there are so many, I could be here all day:
Dream Theater's version of Ozzy's "Diary of a Madman"
Type O Negative's version of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl"
Judas Priest's version of the Joan Baez song "Diamonds and Rust".

But here is an odd one:
Rasputina did a version of Led Zepplin's "Rock and Roll" on just two cellos, voice and drums. It's really weird, and almost wrong, which is probably why they did it.
Here is a badly recorded live version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBbm1...eature=related

aydee 02-22-2010 10:56 AM

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...

A traditional Japanese version of 'Smoke on the Water':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tujga5JdP1M

A tradition Indian version of 'Sweet Child o Mine':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXI7odSYLkI

BassDriver 02-22-2010 12:44 PM

Re: Crazy cover versions
 
Tool - Cover of No quarter by Led Zep

Pocket-full-of-gold 02-22-2010 12:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BassDriver (Post 668064)
Tool - Cover of No quarter by Led Zep

You want Zepp covers??

Who could ever forget this sacrilege...........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPOIy4Kb9M4

The Poms can have him!!

Pollyanna 02-22-2010 02:18 PM

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Oh come now, PFOG - that was Rolf's finest moment! To resore your faith in Aussies playing Led Zep covers, try Nat and Dayne's version of Whole Lotta Love. Quite a duo, eh?

Abe, I've heard that version of Smoke on the Water. The instrumentation is goosebumps material but the vocals ... well, they're ... funny :) Like the Indian pop cover too.

DED, that Dream Theater cover is a pretty faithful cover, as they tend to do. Great song, one of my fave Elton numbers and they do it justice.

BD, like the start, very Floyd (Echoes period). I can't think of a better guy to cover Bonzo than Danny Carey. He kills it.

I forgot a cover I especially love - John Cale's Heartbreak Hotel. The passion just pours out of him - blows me away every time I hear it

Rascul 02-22-2010 05:47 PM

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Brad Mehldau has a habit of covering pop songs pretty well...

Knives Out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C3A-ml85B8

Black Hole Sun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCzqfKw71Yw

Ian Williams 02-22-2010 06:11 PM

Re: Crazy cover versions
 
Skid Row - Holidays In The Sun (The Sex Pistols).
Scorpions - I Canīt Explain (The Who).
WASP - The Real Me (The Who).
Megadeth - Anarchy In The UK (The Sex Pistols).
Van Halen - You Really Got Me (The Kinks).
Motley Crue - Teaser (Tommy Bolin).
Judas Priest - Johny B.Good (Chuck Berry).
White Zombie - Children of the Grave. (Black Sabbath).

wolfmoon 02-22-2010 07:00 PM

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Type O Negative (Black Sabbath's Paranoid) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxzGbyjnAl4

Paul Quin 02-22-2010 08:10 PM

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If you are digging Zep covers, check this band out. One of the most entertaining bands I have ever seen: seriously!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16LI4TUucW4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5rHr...eature=related

Fiery 02-22-2010 08:24 PM

Re: Crazy cover versions
 
Barbie Girl (Aqua) punk cover by a by an unknown band, but not Tsunami Bomb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_klvJGo5tpQ

Hurra Torpedo - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIaz6zBz1go

Hurra Torpedo - All the Things (S)he Said (t.A.T.u.):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuZwnC9rB-A

MykeyInChains 02-23-2010 01:04 AM

Re: Crazy cover versions
 
Primus' cover of Have a Cigar by Pink Floyd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTgAiQvdWOE

Soundgarden's cover of Come Together by the Beatles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpT4kgg5xlw

nhzoso 02-23-2010 02:49 AM

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Faith No more covering the Commodores easy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XaIo1P2ecU


Black Label society covering Procul Harems Whiter shade of Pale, I love Zakk's singing in this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kgpA...om=PL&index=46

Darius Rucker covering Prince's Purple rain, this guy can plain sing.. I love the part at 1:21 ( I never wanted to be your weekend lover)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYNuGrvsGns

Seether covering Wham's careless whisper... I can actually listen to this version : )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P80U3crTng

Moktie 02-23-2010 04:06 AM

Re: Crazy cover versions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MykeyInChains (Post 668307)
Primus' cover of Have a Cigar by Pink Floyd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTgAiQvdWOE

Actually that whole EP "Miscellaneous Debris" was awesome, I especially liked
"Intruder" originally on Peter Gabriel's first Solo album.

Pollyanna 02-23-2010 10:59 AM

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A lot of hard rock version of hard rock songs here - only harder lol

In another conversation there was mention of The Beatles's Tomorrow Never Knows and it reminded me of 801's outstanding cover of the song - Phil Manzanera, Simon Phillips, Eno, Francis Monkman - what a lineup!

nhzoso, I remember that Faith No More cover. Great stuff - hilarious clip too :)

Rascul, I saw your links, which lead me to his cover of Paranoid Android - the first few mins of it are incredible.

Paul, that Dread Zeppelin mashup is really something - and somehow you managed to tie in Led Zep covers with the John Cage cover :)

GRUNTERSDAD 02-24-2010 01:27 AM

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With all due respect, do we dare mention most of Weird Al's Work? sorry Bermuda

Fuo 02-26-2010 05:49 PM

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A Perfect Circle - "Diary of a Love Song" (mashup of Ozzy's "Diary of a Madman" and Cure's "Love Song")

Carcass remix of Bjork's "Isobel"

DMB - "All Along the Watchtower"

Tool - "No Quarter"

bonzolead 02-26-2010 06:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian Williams (Post 668145)
Skid Row - Holidays In The Sun (The Sex Pistols).
Scorpions - I Canīt Explain (The Who).
WASP - The Real Me (The Who).
Megadeth - Anarchy In The UK (The Sex Pistols).
Van Halen - You Really Got Me (The Kinks).
Motley Crue - Teaser (Tommy Bolin).
Judas Priest - Johny B.Good (Chuck Berry).
White Zombie - Children of the Grave. (Black Sabbath).

I always liked Motley Crue's remake of "Helter Skelter" check out Devo's remake of "Satisfaction" the old Rolling Stones tune the drumbeat is totally unorthodox from Charlie's groove.

oh and Santana's version of "Black Magic Woman" Fleetwood Mac was the original band.

Keep Swattin'
Bonzolead

maddrummr 02-26-2010 07:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Fuo (Post 670134)

DMB - "All Along the Watchtower"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypaH1Gj6VIs <-----awesome

secondXheartbeat 02-26-2010 11:05 PM

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Ben Folds: B**** Aint Sh** by Dr. Dre.

Even more entertaining than the name implies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3C4N6p78io

con struct 02-26-2010 11:16 PM

Re: Crazy cover versions
 
William Shatner's cover of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" is about as crazy as it gets.

Pocket-full-of-gold 02-27-2010 12:12 AM

Re: Crazy cover versions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nhzoso (Post 668372)
Faith No more covering the Commodores easy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XaIo1P2ecU

I saw Faith No More on Wednesday night.....their version of Crowded House's, Don't Dream It's Over, was a very surreal moment in the context of that gig.

Easy, I expected to hear......Crowded House, I did not........great stuff!!

Drums&Beer 02-27-2010 12:27 AM

Re: Crazy cover versions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 670303)
I saw Faith No More on Wednesday night.....their version of Crowded House's, Don't Dream It's Over, was a very surreal moment in the context of that gig.

Easy, I expected to hear......Crowded House, I did not........great stuff!!

Man I am jealous. I'd love to see Faith No More live again. I heard they were playing some shows, that's great.

I love The Bad Plus version of Tom Sawyer off the "Prog" album.

Here's a live rendition of their version complete with an improvised latin section.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXAbGUxLMRM

azrae1l 02-27-2010 10:02 AM

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weirdest i ever heard was phish doing gin and juice

and of all things, type o negative doing ooppss i did it again.....



i'm repressed i know


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