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Speaks for itself. I'd be surprised if this hasn't been discussed before but a search just gave me a bunch of random threads.

some of my favorites...

Jimi Hendrix-- All Along the Watchtower
John Zorn-- The Big Gundown
John Frusciante-- Tiny Dancer
Primus-- Intruder
Ben Folds-- Bitches Ain't Shit

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I would have to say that I like Stevie Ray's version of Voodoo Chile better than Hendrix version.

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Hendrix's cover of All Along The Watchtower.

Hendrix's cover of Hey Joe.


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Red Hot Chilli Peppers' version of If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & the family Stone). Flea's trumpet and those backing vocals really worked well on this one.

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers' version of Inca Roads (suck)


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Here's a possibly contentious one, but worth mentioning....

Ed Palermo's version of Sleep Dirt. It blows me away. Frank's acoustic duo was nice....but boy o boy, Ed nailed it with this one.


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Otis Redding's Satisfaction
Aretha Franklin - Respect
FZ - Whippin' Post, Stairway To Heaven
DAAU - of r*d**h**d (2+2=5)

And I'm a fan of Marylin Manson's covers of Sweet Dreams and I Put A Spell On You.

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Love's version of "My Little Red Book", originally by Bacharach/David. Completely deconstructed into a garage punk song, and all the better for it.

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Red Hot Chilli Peppers' version of If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & the family Stone). Flea's trumpet and those backing vocals really worked well on this one.


I like Mercury Rev's version "If You Want Me To Stay".


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Ed Organus Maximus wrote:
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Red Hot Chilli Peppers' version of If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & the family Stone). Flea's trumpet and those backing vocals really worked well on this one.


I like Mercury Rev's version "If You Want Me To Stay".


Good one! I've never heard the original though... :wink:

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"Woodstock" -- I like C,S,N & Y's version more than Joni Mitchell's, but the version I like the most is by Matthews' Southern Comfort.

Babe Ruth's version of "Fist Full of Dollars" is bitchin', too!

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Every single cover version released by The Beatles during the 60s.

Anna (Go To Him)
Chains
Boys
Baby It's You
A Taste Of Honey
Twist And Shout
(one of the greatest covers of all time)
Till There Was You
Please Mr. Postman
Roll Over Beethoven
You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Devil In His Heart
Money (That's What I Want)
another awesome cover
Long Tall Sally
Slow Down
Matchbox
Rock And Roll Music
Mr. Moonlight
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey! (medley)
Words Of Love
Honey Don't
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
Act Naturally
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Bad Boy

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jimmie d, have you ever heard Smith's version of Baby It's You? Easily the best version IMO.

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Red Hot Chilli Peppers' version of If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & the family Stone). Flea's trumpet and those backing vocals really worked well on this one.


I heard another RHCP song on the radio that sounded a lot like Sly & The Family Stone but I don't know the title. It was more up tempo. Any idea what it could be?

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American Woman -- Butthole Surfers


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jimmie d, have you ever heard Smith's version of Baby It's You? Easily the best version IMO.

I remember when Smith, a Los Angeles-based rock quintet fronted by St. Louis blues rocker Gail McCormick, released their cover version of Baby It's You in 1969. It rose to #5 on the Billboard Top 40 charts. I didn't think it was that great back then. I recently acquired the Smith version on cd when I purchased the "Grind House: Death Proof" film soundtrack. I prefer John Lennon's vocal to that of Gail McCormick.

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jimmie d killed the forum wrote:
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jimmie d, have you ever heard Smith's version of Baby It's You? Easily the best version IMO.

I remember when Smith, a Los Angeles-based rock quintet fronted by St. Louis blues rocker Gail McCormick, released their cover version of Baby It's You in 1969. It rose to #5 on the Billboard Top 40 charts. I didn't think it was that great back then. I recently acquired the Smith version on cd when I purchased the "Grind House: Death Proof" film soundtrack. I prefer John Lennon's vocal to that of Gail McCormick.


Ok, you might not like Gail's singing, I think it's great, but you have to admit that the music and arrangement is better than the Beatles version.

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The Beatles

Long Tall Sally


no way!

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The Beatles

Long Tall Sally

no way!

Well.....Little Richard's vocal is fantastic, but overall, I like the Beatles version better. Nice simple rave-up guitar solo by Harrison.

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Animals ... River Deep Mountain High
Deep Purple .... Hush / We Can Work It Out
REM.... Whitchita Lineman
Joe Strummer.... I Fought The Law
Dirt Band .... Mr. Bojangles
but then again ,,,, NOBODY could do Laura Nyro songs better than Laura herself ..... great stuff covered by many artists
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Speaking of the Beatles reminds me...

"Day Tripper" by Cheap Trick, off the "Found All The Parts" EP. Sounds close to the Beatles, but played with more energy.

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The Fall - "Mr. Ph@rmacist" vs the original by The Other Half.

The Damned - "Looking at You" vs the original by the MC5

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" vs the original by Marvin Gaye (a sacred cow perhaps, but WTF)

Bauhaus - "Ziggy Stardust" vs the original by David Bowie (yeah I'm serious)

Minutemen - "Lost" vs the original by The Meat Puppets

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Creedence Clearwater Revival - "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" vs the original by Marvin Gaye (a sacred cow perhaps, but WTF)

The version by Gladys Knight & the Pips smokes both of the above. :roll:

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Speaking of the Beatles reminds me...

"Day Tripper" by Cheap Trick, off the "Found All The Parts" EP. Sounds close to the Beatles, but played with more energy.


not Whitesnake's version then?!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ub8rPHBXd20 :mrgreen:

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Bauhaus - "Ziggy Stardust" vs the original by David Bowie (yeah I'm serious)



Agreed.

Back In the U.S.A. - MC5 covering Chuck Berry
I'm Not Rough- J. Geils Band covering Louis Armstrong
Maceo Parker- Over the Rainbow ...see also Wizard of Oz sndtrk
Dead Kennedys also do a killer version of I Fought the Law

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