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    Has anyone ever listened to the radio and heard a cover of a great song that was absolute crap? Then listened to a cover that was gold?

    What cover songs do you like/dispise
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    The version of "no more tears" that Zakk Wylde did was horseshit

    Type o Negative had a steaming pile of pony loaf with Neil Young's "cinnamon girl"

    Limp Bizkit made me shove a spoon in my ass with "behind blue eyes"

    Now the good -
    Johnny Cash doing "Rusty Cage" might be the best cover EVER
    Eddie Vedder did a version of "I won't back down" that brings tears to my eyes
    Social Distortion has a kinda secret version of "under my Thumb" which is BAD ASS and of course ' RIng of Fire" is awesome too.
    and of Course VH - "you Really Got me"
    now more than ever, the world needs Eddie Van Halen
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    Aerosmiths cover of Train kept a rollin is great
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    Bands I've seen:

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    Aerosmith X2
    Cheap Trick
    Motley Cru
    The Who
    BB King
    Velvet Revolver
    Three Days Grace
    Robert Plant
    The trews
    Heaven and Hell
    Megadeth
    Roger Waters/ Best concert EVER
    Ozzy
    Rob Zombie
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    Hendrix.
    "All along the watchtower"
    Led Zeppelin.
    "Whole lotta love" (technically speaking)
    Japan
    "I second that emotion"
    The Waterboys.
    "Sweet thing"

    IMHO all improved beyond belief on the original.
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    Van Halen - "You Really Got Me", "You're No Good", "Ice Cream Man", "(Oh) Pretty Woman"
    U2 - "Dancing Barefoot", "Satellite Of Love", "Pop Muzik", "Night & Day", "Everlasting Love"
    Bono - "Can't Help Falling In Love"
    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - "Fortunate Son"
    Aerosmith - "Come Together", "I'm Down", "Helter Skelter", "Train Kept A Rollin'"
    Cheap Trick - "Don't Be Cruel", "Day Tripper", "California Man", "Ain't That A Shame"
    The Sex Pistols - "My Way"
    Talking Heads - "Take Me To The River"
    ZZ Top - "Viva Las Vegas", "I Thank You"
    Dead Kennedys - "Viva Las Vegas"
    Clash - "I Fought The Law"
    Rolling Stones - "Around And Around", "Under The Boardwalk", "Going To A Go Go", "Just My Imagination"
    Peter Frampton - "Jumping Jack Flash", "I'm A Roadrunner"/"Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours)"
    Phil Collins - "You Can't Hurry Love"

    some off the top of my head...

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    Eddie Vedder did "Hide your love away" for the I am Sam movie and it's very, very good.

    Pretty much everything VH has covered has been incredible-listen to the original Apolitcal Blues and then the VH version to really apprecitat the VH version...

    Quite Riot covered "the mighty Quinn" with Randy Rhoads and it's great but really hard to find

    the worst one I've ever, ever heard was done by Billy Sheehans old band Talas..they covered Stop in the name of love on thier first CD..

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    Some of my favorite covers......



    Van Halen - Ice Cream Man, Where Have All The Good Times Gone, Won't Get Fooled Again

    Extreme - Strutter, Play That Funky Music

    The Who - Young Man Blues

    David Lee Roth - Shyboy, Just A Gigalo, Tobacco Road, I Made Up My Mind

    Guns N' Roses - Hair Of The Dog

    The Scorpions - I Can't Explain

    ZZ Top -Viva Las Vegas

    Cream - Crossroads

    Quiet Riot -Cum On Feel The Noize

    Lee Aaron -Rock Candy

    Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower





    The worst covers I have heard...

    Frankie J -More Than Words

    Mariah Carey -Bringin' On THe Heartbreak

    Puff Daddy & Jimmy Page -Come With Me (Brutal Kashmir cover!)


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    Best:

    Motley Crue - Smokin' in the Boy's Room, Rattlesnake Shake
    Guns N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Bon Jovi - Rockin' in the Free World (live)
    Cheap Trick - Ain't That A Shame
    Velvet Revolver - Surrender
    Van Halen - You Really Got Me, Ice Cream Man

    Worst:

    Guns N' Roses - Sympathy for the Devil
    Ozzy Osbourne - Mississippi Queen
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    White Lion "Radar Love" way better than the original.

    Anything Anthrax covers is great!

    Same with Megadeth too..."No More Mr. Nice Guy" is better than Coop's. Same with "Anarchy in the UK."

    Anything Dream Theater covers is perfect!
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    6-28-03 Tacoma, WA
    6-17-03 Portland, OR
    6-29-02 Gorge, WA
    9-2-01 Seattle, WA

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    SRV-Little Wing
    Eric Johnson-My Back Pages and Paperback Writer are both solid covers...
    Run DMC doing Walk This Way is one of the best ever, IMO...
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    I don't know if it qualifies or not, but I saw Tim McGraw perform Tiny Dancer at some awards show several years ago with Elton John playing piano and it was FUCKING BEYOND HORRIFIC.
    I have no idea if he ever recorded the song, but it was WAY out of his range and I believe cutting his balls off would be acceptable punishment for unleashing that on the general population.
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    VH's cover of WildThing is one of the best ever from the LWAN recordings, too bad they didn't put that on the DVD, Sam Kinneson did an awsome cover of WildThing back in 88 or 89.

    one of the worst has to be Wingers cover of Purple Haze...it's just so dated and cheesey today...

    Someone said White lions Radar love is one of the best, yeah, I'll second that..I listen to that all the time. Most "hair Bands" could do decent covers when they put thier minds to it.

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    W.A.S.P. did some pretty bad ass covers back in the day. They totally took "The Real Me" by The Who to the next level. Worst cover ever........would definitely be Metallica's cover of Tuesdays Gone off the Garage Inc. Album

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    BEST
    Van Halen- You Really Got Me
    Cheap Trick- Ain't That A Shame
    White Lion- Radar Love
    Motley Crue- Smokin' In The Boy's Room
    Poison-Your Mama Don't Dance
    Rock 'N Roll All Nite
    No Doubt- It's My Life (much better than the Talk, Talk version)

    WORST
    Mariah Carey- Bringin' On The Heartbreak
    The Carpenters-Ticket To Ride

 

 

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