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    Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    The Grunge music thread got me thinking about music styles and tastes. It is great to hear a band cover a song that is usually out of their comfort zone, but it can also be a complete disaster. I am wondering what everyone's favorite cover song is and what is the worst they have heard.

    My favorite: "I Will Survive" by Cake. They just make this work in their own way. The bass line is great.

    I also enjoy STP's version of "Dancing Days", but that is just because I am an STP homer.

    Least Favorite(s): "Bad Company" by Five-Finger Death Punch. They took a beautifully subdued song and turned it into a growly hard emo-rock mess.

    I have also stumbled upon 30 Seconds to Mars cover of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". I think she is the best pop artist out there and would consider myself a fan, but 30 Seconds to Mars just butchered the song as only Jared Leto and his over-dramatic and over-produced band could do.



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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    Hurt by Nine Inch Nails cover by Johnny Cash best cover ever.



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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    Quote Originally Posted by PhillipJCY View Post
    The Grunge music thread got me thinking about music styles and tastes. It is great to hear a band cover a song that is usually out of their comfort zone, but it can also be a complete disaster. I am wondering what everyone's favorite cover song is and what is the worst they have heard.

    My favorite: "I Will Survive" by Cake. They just make this work in their own way. The bass line is great.

    I also enjoy STP's version of "Dancing Days", but that is just because I am an STP homer.

    Least Favorite(s): "Bad Company" by Five-Finger Death Punch. They took a beautifully subdued song and turned it into a growly hard emo-rock mess.

    I have also stumbled upon 30 Seconds to Mars cover of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". I think she is the best pop artist out there and would consider myself a fan, but 30 Seconds to Mars just butchered the song as only Jared Leto and his over-dramatic and over-produced band could do.
    Disagree with this. Finger Five Death Punch is awesome and I like this so much more than the original. Best cover without a doubt is Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt by Trent Reznor.

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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    Johnny Cash's Hurt should be near the top of every best cover list.

    The worst cover I've ever heard by far is Staind's cover of Sober by Tool. Holy crap it was awful. They took that song and sucked every bit of life out of it. It was just depressing to hear.



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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSeuhmaxqHU"]THE SUIT Just Dance - YouTube[/ame]

    One of my favorites



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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    A quasi-cover, more of a remix: Walk this Way by Run DMC



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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    the best cover ever is all along the watchtower by hendrix. originally done by dylan. theres not even a question or doubt about it



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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    I like Limp Bizkit's cover of Behind Blue Eyes... I like the original as well though... Both great songs



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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JjQGt7WjK0]One - Apocalyptica - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    I like Disturbed cover of Genisis Land of Confusion. Don't know why, I just like it.


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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    Favorites
    Anya Marina's TI cover. "Whatever You Like". It will give you a boner.
    Jose Gonzalez cover of The Knife's "Heartbeats"

    Probably not my least favorite, but I dislike Ben Gibbard's cover of "Palmcorder Yanja", originally by The Mountain Goats. It's difficult to cover TMG though.


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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredqb7 View Post
    the best cover ever is all along the watchtower by hendrix. originally done by dylan. theres not even a question or doubt about it
    + 10000


    They say country music speaks to the heart. Unfortunately, it has to go through your ears to get there.

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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    You can start by going to ths list. Couldn't disagree with any....
    Rolling Stone Readers Choose the Worst Cover Songs of All Time Pictures | Rolling Stone

    It's never a good idea to do a recording of a true classic. Some pull it off (Live and Let Die by GNR or All Along the Watchtower by Hendrix) and others fail miserably (those on this list and so many others).



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    Re: Favorite/Worst Cover Songs

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJiCUdLBxuI]Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That - Cover by Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers - Van Session 17 - YouTube[/ame]


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