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(@rparker)
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Anyone else do this? I hear punk groups doing things like making covers of '70's AM Gold type things and it sounds pretty cool. Inspired, I took a song from the ESD, switched channels and turned up the distortion. Sounded pretty cool, and it felt like I was blowing of some steam. That Gloria Gaynor song, I will survive. The lyrics lend itself to some additional distorion and tempo adjustments anyhow.

So, what slow songs do you like to, um, adjust and rock out to?

Roy
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(@teleplayer324)
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Crazy by Willie Nelson, not only do you get to change it up tempo wise and rhythmically, but you also get to cross genres, from straight up cryin in your beer country to straight up rock

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(@the-dali)
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Have you heard "I will survive" by Cake? Great rendition of the song. Plus, check out Metallica's "Whiskey in the Jar" - an old folk song that totally rocks out.

Dude, in my opinion you can take "Row Row Row Your Boat" and crank the distortion and your family and friends think you're Eddie Van Halen.

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There was one a few years back with Pat Boone doing heavy stuff.

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Yea I vaguely remember the Pat Boone thing. I can't remember if it was just a song or a whole album, but I remember thinking that it was pretty extreme for him to do that.

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#4491....


   
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Sid Vicious' My Way is a killer!!


   
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(@progressions)
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"By My Baby", by The Ronettes. The Ramones did a good "Baby I Love You", but I always thought they should've covered "By My Baby" as well.

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I used to be in a band that did a rockin' cover of "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To" (and it was my idea!)

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(@rahul)
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"By My Baby", by The Ronettes. The Ramones did a good "Baby I Love You", but I always thought they should've covered "By My Baby" as well.

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I love 'baby i love you' cover by Ramones. :P


   
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I heard a punk band do a cover of "I think I love you" (Partridges) It really rocked!

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Have you heard of Tom Waits' cover of "Sea of Love?"


   
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(@racetruck1)
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A friend of mines band does "Sweet Caroline" with a ton of distortion, the part that goes "Ba,Ba,Ba" sounds great! :twisted:

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There used to be a hardcore band in Tallahassee called "Apocalypse Now" that only did Neil Diamond covers. Their last show was...never to be forgotten.

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Muse's House of the rising sun:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=i3wRWUD3xVA


   
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