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(@ballybiker)
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Johnny Cash's version of "Personal Jesus"

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jQcNiD0Z3MU

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

Drool

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(@rgalvez)
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OK. Here's my list:

John Cale - 'Hallelujah'. (His version is the one heard in Shrek 1 the movie, but the soundtrack album has Rufus Wainwright's version.)
Bryan Ferry. 'Smoke gets in your Eyes'.
Otis Redding - Satisfaction'.
Alice Cooper - ' Hello , Hooray'.
David Bowie - 'God Only Knows'.
Ray Charles - ' Yesterday'
Elvis Costello - (What's so Funny about) Peace Love and Understanding
Pixies -'I Can't Forget'
Lloyd Cole - 'Chelsea Hotel'


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(@teleplayer324)
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OK. Here's my list:

Otis Redding - Satisfaction'.

Funny you should mention this one. In several interviews Keith Richards has said this is the way he envisioned the song sounding, that Otis did it the way it was suppose to be done. When he did the riff for this he imagined it as a horn riff

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

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(@rgalvez)
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In the Worst Cover Song thread someone posted an ugly version of Satisfaction by (who other than) Britney Spears.

Now I want to show you the opposite: This is one of my favorite guitarist/songwriters, the great Richard Thompson, doing something bizarre: an acoustic version of Britney's 'Oops I Did it again.'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAS4ltt7DzI


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(@rahul)
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In the Worst Cover Song thread someone posted an ugly version of Satisfaction by (who other than) Britney Spears.

Now I want to show you the opposite: This is one of my favorite guitarist/songwriters, the great Richard Thompson, doing something bizarre: an acoustic version of Britney's 'Oops I Did it again.'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAS4ltt7DzI

lol


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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If you're going to cover a Stones song, there are certain rules to be observed;

1 - make sure you pick a good song.
2 - make sure you can do it justice
3 - make sure you've got a great band backing you.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbN5hRMlRbg

4 - it helps if you're a close friend of Keef's.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZAu6Fq9Y1o

5 - it also helps if you can use a backing track put together by the Stones, but you still need a great voice....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZAu6Fq9Y1o

and an object lesson in how NOT to cover a Stones song....should really go in the "worst covers" thread....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Av5tn6wSo&feature=related

:D :D :D

Vic

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(@rgalvez)
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For those nostalgic fans of Peter Gabriel of the 70's (rather than this old bald monk that we see from time to time) here is a real nice rarity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXXqpOq9po


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(@gnease)
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For those nostalgic fans of Peter Gabriel of the 70's (rather than this old bald monk that we see from time to time) here is a real nice rarity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXXqpOq9po

I've always thought of that bald look as his homage to "Uncle Fester" -- esp when he performs in the robes.

-=tension & release=-


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(@dan-t)
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Johnny Cash - Hurt
The Who - Summertime Blues
Led Zeppelin - All of the blues songs they covered 8)

Dan

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(@greybeard)
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The Who - Summertime Blues
Dan
My MP3 player has Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran, followed by.....
Summertime Blues - Who

Brilliant

Gary Moore - Wishing Well.
Not really a song, but Sabre Dance - Love Sculpture.

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(@hydeparkhaz)
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hendrix-all along the watch tower
g n r-knockin on heavens door, since i dont have you and the regae one they did as a bonus track on spag incedent.plus live and let die.
radiohead-nobody does it better
anything by elvis
srv-little wing voodoo chile
aerosmith-let the music do the talking (was originially on Joe peryy solo album) does run dmc version of walk this way count?
johnny Cash- Hurt
Only fool in town-gary moore
to name but a few


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 Noff
(@noff)
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While we're talking about Cash-Dylan covers I have to pick "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" as my favorite.


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