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    Favorite Cover Songs

    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!!!

    Simply awesome.

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    Hi,

    If Jerry covered it, I'm down with it.

    Best regards,
    Jeffrey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey View Post
    Hi,

    If Jerry covered it, I'm down with it.

    Best regards,
    Jeffrey
    Jerry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shammrog View Post
    Jerry?

    http://jerrygarcia.com/intro.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey View Post
    Ah! Gotcha - I don't know much about the Dead; what are some of their more notable covers?

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    Metallica's "Whiskey in the Jar"

    Cake's "I Will Survive"
    -- DukeUsul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shammrog View Post
    Ah! Gotcha - I don't know much about the Dead; what are some of their more notable covers?
    Hi,

    They covered a buncha Dylan, Beatles, and Berry tunes. Also did Van Morrison, Winwood, Marley, Stones, and many other covers. Then ya have what Jerry did solo. Could make a book out of that list.

    Best regards,
    Jeffrey

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeUsul View Post
    Metallica's "Whiskey in the Jar"

    Cake's "I Will Survive"
    I agree with Whiskey in the Jar! My boys in Metallica did really well on the whole Garage, Inc. album. Also to be noted is their cover of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page."

    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.

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    Faith No More doing 'Easy' (iTunes URL) by the Commodores. Sorry Lionel, Mike Patton blows you away!

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    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.

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    Favorite cover song...

    "Cover Me" - Springsteen

    Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Get it?

    I can be such a retard. Sorry.

    -EarlJam

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    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.

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    I liked Lynyrd Skynyrd's version of Crossroads on the One More From the Road live album.
    Tom Mac

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    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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander View Post

    Tesla's "Signs" I think is also better than the original.
    I could never get into that song, whether the original by the Five Man Electrical Band or the cover by Tesla.

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    Ditto on I Will Survive by Cake. I'll also add Walk This Way with Run DMC... does that even count, since Aerosmith was still in that version?

    Couple years ago I bought a 2-CD album of Pink Floyd covers and a reggae cover of the Beatles. About 1/3 of them I really liked, but most of it was garbage.

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    Social Distortion - Ring of Fire
    Chris Cornell - Billie Jean
    Nazareth - Love Hurts

    And I'll second the Turn the Page cover by Metallica.

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    coversongs

    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

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    Trapped - Bruce

    Also am currently liking The Hold Steady's cover of Against the Wind, but it's pretty true to the original

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    cover songs

    patti smith ...because the nite
    roger daltry... born to run
    state trooper..deanna carter
    nebraska ...chrissie hynde
    state trooper...dar williams
    willin...linda rondstadt
    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

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