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Chris Rifkin
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Tropic Light wrote:
The Troggs version of "Wild Thing" was a cover.  The song had first been recorded by a band called The Wild Ones.  Later of course, it was covered by such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix and The Muppets.

Can't forget Motorhead's version

Apr 01 13 06:05 am  Link  Quote 
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Andy G 323
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Bradford, England, United Kingdom


Two great 60s cover versions,

House of the Rising Sun by Frijid Pink

You Keep Me Hanging On by Vanilla Fudge
Apr 01 13 06:47 am  Link  Quote 
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M A U I
Posts: 1,587
Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe


Rammstein's cover of Depeche Mode.
Trent Reznor's cover or Led Zeppelin's Immigrant song

Those were fucking awesome.
Apr 01 13 06:52 am  Link  Quote 
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Lance DuLac
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom


M A U I wrote:
Rammstein's cover of Depeche Mode.
Trent Reznor's cover or Led Zeppelin's Immigrant song

Those were fucking awesome.

Please, watch your language. There are ladies here who do not need to be exposed to such uncouth phrases.

Apr 01 13 09:01 am  Link  Quote 
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M A U I
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Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe


Lance DuLac wrote:
Please, watch your language. There are ladies here who do not need to be exposed to such uncouth phrases.

HAHAHAHAHA

This is an internet forum, not the Oprah show.

Apr 01 13 09:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Matt Knowles
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Ferndale, California, US


K I C K H A M wrote:
I FOUND ONE! big_smile

This was voted the best cover of all time by the Rolling Stone.

All Along the Watchtower. And I wholeheartedly agree. smile

Original
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YanjY9CsPDQ

Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_L4RtU1iRg

*edit* Here is the whole list, if you're interested:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictu … s-20110302

Just about any cover of All Along the Watchtower beats the original. I've seen high school bands kick Dylan's ass on that song.

Apr 01 13 09:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Lumatic
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Chicago, Illinois, US


Lance DuLac wrote:
Please, watch your language. There are ladies here who do not need to be exposed to such uncouth phrases.
M A U I wrote:
HAHAHAHAHA

This is an internet forum, not the Oprah show.

Happy April Fool's Day.  Or in this case, April Jester's Day.  Oh yes, it's verreh naiceh! 

I bet it's Phil.  wink

On topic:  Van Halen covering The Kinks, "You Really Got Me."  Launched their career!

Apr 01 13 09:30 am  Link  Quote 
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M A U I
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Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe


Lumatic wrote:

Lance DuLac wrote:
Please, watch your language. There are ladies here who do not need to be exposed to such uncouth phrases.

Happy April Fool's Day.  Or in this case, April Jester's Day.  Oh yes, it's verreh naiceh! 

I bet it's Phil.  wink

On topic:  Van Halen covering The Kinks, "You Really Got Me."  Launched their career!

Phil who?

Apr 01 13 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
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Lance DuLac
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom


Lance DuLac wrote:
Please, watch your language. There are ladies here who do not need to be exposed to such uncouth phrases.
M A U I wrote:
HAHAHAHAHA

This is an internet forum, not the Oprah show.
Lumatic wrote:
Happy April Fool's Day.  Or in this case, April Jester's Day.  Oh yes, it's verreh naiceh! 

I bet it's Phil.  wink

On topic:  Van Halen covering The Kinks, "You Really Got Me."  Launched their career!

My name is not Phil.

I am not a jester, that is another job entirely.

I like what David Lee Roth did with California Girls and Just a Gigalo as well. Much the same treatment as You Really Got Me.

Apr 01 13 09:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Lumatic
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Chicago, Illinois, US


M A U I wrote:

Phil who?

Phil H.  Just a wild guess.  He's a prankster.

Apr 01 13 09:41 am  Link  Quote 
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M A U I
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Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe


Lumatic wrote:

Phil H.  Just a wild guess.  He's a prankster.

Oh, the limey Mod.

Apr 01 13 09:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Lumatic
Posts: 13,591
Chicago, Illinois, US


Lance DuLac wrote:

Lance DuLac wrote:
Please, watch your language. There are ladies here who do not need to be exposed to such uncouth phrases.
M A U I wrote:
HAHAHAHAHA

This is an internet forum, not the Oprah show.

My name is not Phil.

I am not a jester, that is another job entirely.

I like what David Lee Roth did with California Girls and Just a Gigalo as well. Much the same treatment as You Really Got Me.

Agreed.  And for me, you can't get much more 80s than DLR.

Now he's a bit of a jester!  wink

Apr 01 13 09:44 am  Link  Quote 
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SitronStudio
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Venice, Florida, US


Yep, gotta agree, Jimi Hendrix's version of "All along the Watchtower" is probably one of the best covers.

More recently The Weeknds version of "Happy House" by Siouxie and the Banshees is way at the top, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ex38L8xtNI

Speaking of Siouxie and the Banshees, their version of the Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is pretty great:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-uKjLEk17M
Apr 01 13 11:04 am  Link  Quote 
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