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"Also the remake of Dire Straights "Romeo and Juliet" by the Indigo Girls"

 

you mean, "nails across the chockboard"

 

Los Lobos also does a good version of the Dead's "Bertha"

 

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You've forgoten the ultimate cover.

 

Jimi Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower

 

I can hear it in my head now. Greatest rock tune of all time.

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Sloth_Man said:

You've forgoten the ultimate cover.

 

Jimi Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower

 

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Sloth_Man said:

You've forgoten the ultimate cover.

 

Jimi Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower

 

I can hear it in my head now. Greatest rock tune of all time.

 

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Also by Jimi:

 

"Red House"

It's debatable whether Stevie Ray Vaughn or Jimi did a better version of "Little Wing". They both rockband.gif

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philfort said:

RATM's cover of Maggie's Farm rockband.gif, but I've never heard the original. Is it any good?

 

Bob Dylan is like Lutefisk - somewhat of an acquired taste.

 

But Rage's version is better, IMHO...

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I thought seeing Hells Belles live, an all female ACDC cover band, was probably better than seeing the original act. hellsbellesfront.gif

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Off_White said:

I thought seeing Hells Belles live, an all female ACDC cover band, was probably better than seeing the original act. hellsbellesfront.gif

 

And what about the ongoing Elvis Acts:

 

"Live music IS BETTER, bumper sticker should be issued!"

 

-Neil Young

 

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Satisfaction - Devo

 

Girl U Want - Superchunk

 

Let' s Spend the night together - Bowie

 

Act of Being Polite - Sebadoh

 

Stitches - Urge Overkill

 

Kill The Police - Mudhoney

 

Yu Gung - Pussy Galore

 

Search and Destroy - Chili Peppers

 

 

And the Meat Puppets' Lake of Fire is clearly superior to Nirvana's hack job. And the Stones versions of Sympathy kick butt on all pretenders. And Willie Dixon does a better version of Back Door Man. And Jimi Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner does rockband.gif .

 

 

 

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chucK said:And the Stones versions of Sympathy kick butt on all pretenders.

 

That's probably true, but they do provide excellent source material for covers. The Hellacopter's over-the-top version of Gimme Shelter and Cat Powers languid disappaited take on Satisfaction come to mind.

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the counting crows cover of joni mitchell's "big yellow taxi"

 

soon to become the anthem of the anti fee demo movement:

 

They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot,

With a pink hotel, a boutique,

And a swinging hot spot.

Don't it always seem to go

That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot.

 

They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum.

And they charged all the people

A dollar and a half just to see 'em.

Don't it always seem to go

That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot.

 

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Jane's Addiction version of Ripple.

 

Johnny Cash does some badass cover songs!

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The Pietasters' cover of The Business' "Drinking and Driving" rips it. Less Than Jake's covers of assorted TV theme songs (esp. 'Dukes of Hazzard'), and "Jenny (867-5309)". NOFX's cover of "All of Me" (popularized by Billie Holiday, written by somebody else probably).

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