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Old 02-22-2010, 08:44 AM
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Default 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 :)
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:16 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
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:56 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
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:44 AM
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Tool - Cover of No quarter by Led Zep
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:54 AM
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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

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Old 02-22-2010, 01:18 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
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:47 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
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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).
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Type O Negative (Black Sabbath's Paranoid) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxzGbyjnAl4
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:10 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
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:24 PM
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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
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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
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:49 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
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:06 AM
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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.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:59 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 :)
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With all due respect, do we dare mention most of Weird Al's Work? sorry Bermuda
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:49 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"
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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.

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DMB - "All Along the Watchtower"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypaH1Gj6VIs <-----awesome
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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
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William Shatner's cover of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" is about as crazy as it gets.
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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!!
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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
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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.....



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