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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:16 am  Reply with quote



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OK, so there's probably a thread on this somewhere, but I'm lazy and don't feel like digging it out.

Cover songs... what are your thoughts? What ones do you like, what ones do you hate? What KIND of covers do you like? Do you like covers that stick close to the original, or ones that go in a completely new direction?

Lately, I've been liking metalcore covers of pop songs, which is strange, because I really don't like metalcore OR pop, but A Static Lullaby's cover of Toxic by Brittney Spears is kind of hilarious, and kind of awesome. Attack Attack's cover of I Kissed a Girl by Katie Perry is great too. It goes really trance-ey and then has a hardcore breakdown for no reason at the end.

I generally like when bands stick fairly close to the original, but maybe update it a bit. Add electric guitar where there used to be none, things like that, but keep the riffs themselves the same.

Also, any song where they add death metal vocals, makes me smile.
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:25 am  Reply with quote



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Best cover I ever heard was Reel Big Fish doing a ska version of Duran Duran's "Hungry Like The Wolf". Genius and catchy as hell.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:16 pm  Reply with quote



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The two covers I've been listening to lately are Roger Waters covering Knockin' On Heavens's Door and Rob Zombie's Brick House which are both great songs.

I'm dying to get my hands on Peter Gabriel's Scratch My Back album of cover tunes that comes out in a little over a month.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:01 pm  Reply with quote



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I got excited when I saw the title of this thread. I thought you had made one on album covers. Laughing
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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:05 pm  Reply with quote



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Floydian Trip wrote:
I got excited when I saw the title of this thread. I thought you had made one on album covers. Laughing


LOL yeah, I can see how it could read like that, considering how I worded it.
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Permafrost
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:52 am  Reply with quote



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Fave covers of mine:

Nevermore - Love Bites (Judas Priest)
Steven Wilson - Thank You (Alanis Morisette)
Anthrax - Dethroned Emperor (Celtic Frost)
Gojira - Escape (Metallica)
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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:38 am  Reply with quote



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here's a list of some of my favorite covers...

Attack Attack - I Kissed a Girl (Katie Pary)
Between the Buried and Me - The Day I Tried to Live (Sound Garden)
Between the Buried and Me - Little 15 (Depeche Mode)
Between the Buried and Me - Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue)
Fear Factory - Cars (Gary Numan)
Murderdolls - White Wedding
The Black Dahlia Murder - Paint it Black (Rolling Stones)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - My Michelle (Guns N Roses)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Come to Daddy (Aphex Twin)
In Flames - Everything Counts (Depeche Mode)
Apocalyptica - Domination (Pantera)
Nevermore - The Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)
At the Gates - Captor of Sin (Slayer)
Ten Masked Men - Blue (Eiffel 65)
A Day to Remember - Since You Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)
Shadows Fall - December (Only Living Witness)
A Static Lullaby - Toxic (Brittney Spears)
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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:44 am  Reply with quote



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OH forgot two...

A Perfect Circle - The Nurse Who Loved Me (Failure)
Strapping Young Lad - Room 429 (Cop Shoot Cop)
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GinnyInHell
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:06 am  Reply with quote



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Social Distortion-Under My Thumb (Stones)
In This Moment-Postmortem (Slayer)
In This Moment-Call Me (Blondie)
Korn-Word Up! (Cameo)
RATM-The Ghost of Tom Joad (Springsteen)
Faith No More-Easy (L. Richie)
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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:07 am  Reply with quote



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GinnyInHell wrote:
Social Distortion-Under My Thumb (Stones)
In This Moment-Postmortem (Slayer)
In This Moment-Call Me (Blondie)
Korn-Word Up! (Cameo)
RATM-The Ghost of Tom Joad (Springsteen)
Faith No More-Easy (L. Richie)



how the hell could I forget FNM's cover of Easy? Damn, that's a great song.
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BadAsh
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:31 am  Reply with quote



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I like tons of covers....I like when a band makes a cover their own but doesn't change the arrangement too much.

Like Slayer did in "Born to be Wild" (changed 'like a true natures child' to a 'like a true metal child')

...Slaves on Dope did that a lot, I liked their versions of War Pigs and Look What The Cat Dragged In.

But we will have to all agree that the best cover of all time (in terms of success) is Quiet Riot with Cum Feel The Noise.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:20 am  Reply with quote



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Some of my favorites are....

Alien Ant Farm = Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson)
Aimee Allen - Santeria (Sublime)
Lacuna Coil - Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
Rammstein - Stripped (Depeche Mode)
RHCP - Havana Affair (Ramones)
Green Day - Outsider (Ramones)
Metallica - 53rd & 3rd (Ramones)
Anti-Flag, Tom Morello, & Billy Bragg - Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil)
Sonata Arctica - Silent Jealousy [live] (X JAPAN)
X JAPAN - 20th Century Boys [live] (T.Rex)
Sublime - Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead)
Sublime - Trenchtown Rock & Jailhouse (Both Bob Marley)
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:24 am  Reply with quote



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The Ramones doing Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World". Killer.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:11 am  Reply with quote



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MethRattle wrote:
The Ramones doing Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World". Killer.


Um... that wasn't the Ramones, that was just Joey Ramone that did it.
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:02 pm  Reply with quote



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Close enough for me.
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