Cover Songs



  • You can't beat the original version of Mother Sky but will check out the Loops anyway.


  • Sounds like they tried to re-create the original and do a "fake" version rather than a cover version. One comment on youtube called it the best cover version ever and another said it was heresy to even attempt to cover this. I agree with comment about it being heresy. Ironically the covers album was called Sacrilege, as no established bands including Pil and the Fall would have a go at a cover.  The only people who would try were dance remixers like The Orb who totally changed the tracks to make something new. The Loop version proves they all had a point back then. Fail and not a good cover.

  • WombleWomble ✭✭✭

    Summertime blues by The Flying Lizards

    Satisfaction (can't get me no) by Devo

  • Madness's cover of Iron Shirt (better than Max Romeo)

  • And their cover of Israelites (Desmond Dekker)

  • and their cover of Labi Siffre IMO


  • SR - Heresy is a big word for a pops song. With the exception of the Ghost Rider cover they were all covers that I first heard when I was about 16 and didn't hear the original until a few years later so the covers are the versions that are in my head.  Loop have just done it in that late 80s dreampop style, which I have a bit of a fondness for.

    Talk of sacriledge brings to mind the Kraftwerk remix album from about 1992, which caused similar uproar amongst the beardy fraternity.  I didn't rate it myself.  But ido quite like balanescu quartet's version of The Model.

    Or this

  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭

    PhilPub - thank you for that Katzenjammer video. I'd heard of them but wasn't aware of their music. Must investigate further.

  • Oh, and, The Bunch's cover of Nadine ( Chuck Berry by miles)

  • let's try that again image

  • When Messeur's Rice and Lloyd-Webber were writing this, they were surely doing so to merely hold water until Laibach could come along and truly do it justice
  • Nice one Josey. Not forgetting how they turned Life is Life into a brilliant track too. I love Laibach. Not sure if Tanz mit Laibach is counted as a cover of Tanz mit Mussolini by DAF. some people see to think it is.

    Daz the Slug. Are you Beavis or Butthead?image

  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    Muttley - No worries, they're a good giggle live as well.

  • Sussex Runner - heh heh!

    let's try one in the "opposite direction"

  • cover of a Metallica song:

  • Joey Ramone, "What a wonderful world":


  • Guessing that you guys are so blown away by Jeff that you are too in awe to reply.

  • Guessing that you guys are so blown away by Jeff that you are too in awe to reply.

  • SR - I'm a bit of an Eminem fan, but that version really is better! image

    meanwhile, I am a BIG Black Sabbath fan, but this is the definitive version of Supernaut:


  • Nice one Daz. Thought I was the thread slayer for a minute. Maybe i still am.

  • Showing my age with these, but here goes:

    • Wilson Pickett "Hey Jude" - for me, the best cover of them all. Stunning performance by one of the best vocalists ever.
    • Rod Stewart "Reason to Believe" and "Handbags and Gladrags" - easy to forget now just how good a lot of his early '70's stuff was (solo albums and with the Faces)
    • Tom Jones "Detroit City" - soulful rendition of the original song, which I think is much better than the C&W original
    • Bob Dylan "House of the Rising Sun", "Copper Kettle" and "Moonshiner" - obviously much better known for his originals (and others' covers of his own songs) but these are great covers 
    • Rolling Stones "It's All Over Now" - definitive 
    • Tim Rose "Morning Dew" - ditto
    • Nick Cave "By The Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Sleeping Anneleah" (the whole album is excellent)
  • ooh! Rod Stewart!

    how about this cover of Ol' Man River:

  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    Low - Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me (The Smiths)

    Mainly because I prefer Alan Sparhawk's (and Mimi Parker's) voice to Morrissey's but also because Low are just awesome!
  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    On a similar vibe,

    Cowboy Junkies - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane (Lou Reed)
  • Even the all time greats such as Bowie and Boyle have never managed it (White Light/White Heat and Perfect Day)

  • I'd have to throw in Hayseed Dixie's version of I Don't Feel Like Dancing.  Their Ace of Spades is fantastic but I still prefer the original.

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