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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #196 on: December 17, 2016, 10:16:07 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2JbOy-k1Do

Easy to do, because fuck Don Henley, but I love this version on its own merits.
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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #197 on: December 18, 2016, 07:20:04 pm »
Not sure if this has already been said... Even if it has it needs to be heard again -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o

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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #198 on: December 18, 2016, 07:33:41 pm »
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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #199 on: December 24, 2016, 04:56:17 pm »
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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #200 on: January 14, 2017, 12:36:05 am »

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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #201 on: January 14, 2017, 03:32:05 am »
Gwar - West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duF2KAs0Pqo

Bigod 20 - Like A Prayer (Madonna)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfUJL3ikGrQ

Laibach - Jesus Christ Superstar (From the soundtrack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFvALlDG8HM

Faith No More - War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4oZXfrf18Y

Hayseed Dixie - Holiday (Green Day)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbSvnlkECCE


A bunch of Slapshot covers, because I enjoy them:
Slapshot - Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InoEsBupTt8

Slapshot - Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Vq-lY0qrI

Slapshot - White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx_jY_WbrK8


Avail - You May Be Right (Billy Joel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdg4BrKdUYc

More of a tribute than a cover, but:
KMFDM - UAIOE (Frank Zappa - I'm The Slime)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JDl9l9DaeA

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Crazy (Seal)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koxmm-xFbR8

Jello Biafra w/D.O.A. - We Gotta Get Out of This Place (Animals)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-AeyJLwHxw


And now for something completely unrelated:
Postmodern Jukebox ft. Puddles - Royals (Lorde)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmCJEehYtU

Postmodern Jukebox ft. Morgan James - Dream On (Aerosmith)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq4KA0mUnC8


Probably enough for now.

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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #202 on: January 14, 2017, 03:48:26 am »
One more

Nouvelle Vague - Guns of Brixton (Clash)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qBWvA6H7Zg

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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #203 on: January 14, 2017, 03:21:25 pm »
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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #204 on: January 14, 2017, 03:59:32 pm »
:Status Update:

Haven't gotten very far because I haven't stopped watching Gwar @ AV club videos

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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #205 on: January 15, 2017, 02:13:50 am »
:Status Update:

Haven't gotten very far because I haven't stopped watching Gwar @ AV club videos

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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #206 on: January 15, 2017, 10:02:20 pm »
Be transformed:
Heart - Battle of Evermore

Apparently Heart's encore performance has basically been Zeppelin covers for some time now.

Saw them this past summer.  They covered Immigrant Song and Stairway to Heaven for the encore. 

100% awesome.
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Re: Cover songs that are better than (or as good as) the original
« Reply #207 on: January 16, 2017, 04:16:29 am »
Be transformed:
Heart - Battle of Evermore

Apparently Heart's encore performance has basically been Zeppelin covers for some time now.

Saw them this past summer.  They covered Immigrant Song and Stairway to Heaven for the encore. 

100% awesome.

My wife found this out shortly thereafter  :lol:

ETA: their Misty Mountain Hop was pretty on point with 4 non-blonds'