Post a good cover song

SolidChamp

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Oct 27, 2017
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I’ve always worshipped at the alter that is The White Stripes’ cover of the Son House masterpiece “Death Letter”



 

Red Liquorice

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Oct 27, 2017
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I mean, duh. Chaka Khan, produced by Arif Mardin, Stevie Wonder on harmonica, rap by Melle Mel, how was it going to go wrong.
 

MetalMagus

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Oct 16, 2018
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Friends, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite cover album.

The Easy Star All Stars are a collection of Reggae artists who cover well known albums - Dark Side of the Moon and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band being the two most well known.

But their best album is a cover of Radiohead's OK Computer. Which, in some places, is better than the original.


I'll be listening to this album til the day I die.
 

MetalMagus

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Oct 16, 2018
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Also, as someone who's young adult years were in the 90's, hearing The Sundays' cover of Wild Horses will always cause me to stop, take a breath, and wistfully tear up.

 

Carnby

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nirvana's The Man Who Sold The World.


I'm not even a Nirvana fan yet when I think of the best covers, this immediately comes to mind.
 

Tokyo_Funk

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Dec 10, 2018
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Posted this in the "Better than the original cover" thread and I still stick by it.


Beats the original with more energy, more power and still retains the original songs charm.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Mushroom Kingdom
Recently stumbled on Madison Cunningham
Her covers blew me away and apparantly she does weekly covers

This Jeff Buckley one is just beautiful

Radiohead one is decent

her originals are good too
 

Osan912

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Sep 22, 2018
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The bird and the bee did a super bitching soundtrack of hall and Oates hits that is fucking divine.
 

BadAlchemy

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May 2, 2019
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OMG, I'd never heard that Richie Havens before. Fantastic. I love that first CSNY album.

Where can I go from that one? Let's see, covers from that first CSNY album... Miles Davis did a long cover version of "Guinnevere" that was released on the "Circle in the Round" album. You know, I like it better than Crosby apparently did, but it's too diffuse for me to really put here. I'll tell you a cover he did that I actually do like a lot though - his cover of Minnie Riperton's "Loving You" in '75. It's a really oblique version but really beautiful IMO.

 
Oct 26, 2017
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Technically it’s a cover. Shut up.



I was going to include Istanbul by They Might Be Giants and Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Conner but hit the four video limit.
 

BadAlchemy

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May 2, 2019
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I really don't know if I prefer this or the original.
I went on this binge and compiled cover versions of every '63-'70 released Beatles original that (1) I like and (2) I like at least as much as the Beatles version. Aside from "You Won't See Me", "What Goes On", and "Yellow Submarine" I found versions for all of them.

Anyway, I am flabbergasted that nobody knows Ray Charles' version of "The Long And Winding Road", considering that Paul McCartney has openly said that he was trying to write a Ray Charles song when he did it. Charles nails it - I'd say it's pretty much the only good version of the song ever - but nobody seems to have any idea it exists!
 

nitewulf

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