What is your favorite (preferably rock or heavy metal) cover song?
I heard this one again last night on Sirius, and it gave me the idea for this topic:
"Johnny B. Goode," by Judas Priest!!!
One ******* away from a triple double!
If Jerry covered it, I'm down with it.
Metallica's "Whiskey in the Jar"
Cake's "I Will Survive"
What is really funny is to listen to the original Irish folk song "Whiskey in the Jar," then its rendition by Thin Lizzy, then Metallica's cover of Thin Lizzy. It is like watching the song do a mega-cycle of HGH and steroids.
One ******* away from a triple double!
Personally, I think that Girlschool's version of Kiss' Do You Love Me is better than the original.
I also prefer Manfred Mann's version of Blinded By The Light to Springsteen's original.
But, if we're sticking to metal:
Great White's version of Ian Hunter's Once Bitten, Twice Shy is very good. They also did a decent cover (I think I like it better than the original) of The Who's Substitute. GnR did decent versions of Knockin' On Heaven's Door and Live and Let Die. L.A. Guns did decent version of Def Leppard's Bringin' on the Heartbreak as well as of Led Zeppelin's Custard Pie.
And, of course, Nazareth's version of Joni Mitchell's This Flight Tonight is an absolute classic.
Speaking of classics, and if you want to include Lynyrd Skynyrd in this category, they did a brilliant version of J.J. Cale's Call Me the Breeze.
Favorite cover song...
"Cover Me" - Springsteen
Ha! Ha! Ha!
I can be such a retard. Sorry.
Lita Ford did a decent cover of Alice Cooper's Only Women Bleed.
Poison's version of Your Momma Don't Dance was alright.
Black Sabbath did a great version of Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water when Ian Gillan was the Sabbath singer but I'm not sure if that shoulod count since he was also the Deep Purple singer.
Quiet Riot's covers of Slade songs were always better than the originals.
And, although it isn't a cover song, listen to The London Quireboys song Roses and Rings and you'll be convinced you're hearing Rod Stewart when he was with The Faces. The similarity is uncanny.
I liked Lynyrd Skynyrd's version of Crossroads on the One More From the Road live album.
For pure shock value, Garth Brooks covering Kiss's "Hard Luck Woman" had me reaching for the linear notes, b/c I didn't believe those two were on the same line. Bosstones did "Detroit Rock City" too which was the only other memorable track on that album.
Can you call Run DMC's Walk This Way a cover? If so, it's up there in my book.
Tesla's "Signs" I think is also better than the original.
"There can BE only one."
Social Distortion - Ring of Fire
Chris Cornell - Billie Jean
Nazareth - Love Hurts
And I'll second the Turn the Page cover by Metallica.
long black veil .... johnny cash, the band, bruce, mick, dave matthews
not fade away... the stones, bruce, dead
summertime blues... the who,bruce
its my life ....bruce
dont let me be misunderstood ... bruce
drift away ... bruce
no sugar tonite ...wide spread panic
paranoid and sweetleaf... govt mule
heard it thru the grapevine ... creedence
comes a time ... assembly of dust
chainsaw city...widespread panic
saturday nites alright for fighting ...who
mona lisa and mad hatters ...heart
battle of evermore...heart
mama tried ... the dead
ghost riders in the sky ... outlaws
baba oreily ... pearl jam
all along the watchtower ...neil or dave matthews
Trapped - Bruce
Also am currently liking The Hold Steady's cover of Against the Wind, but it's pretty true to the original
patti smith ...because the nite
roger daltry... born to run
state trooper..deanna carter
nebraska ...chrissie hynde
state trooper...dar williams
the waiting ...linda rondstadt
after the goldrush...linda rondstadt
1952 vincent black lightning ...reckless kelly
peace love and understanding...elvis costello
phish...love in vain...
phish...whole side of Quadrophenia
cotton eyed joe...chieftans
i dont need no doctor....new riders of the purple sage