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I see lots of talk about songs, as played/sung by their creators (or the original players/singers, at least) - and that's great to hear about. Always will be. ;)

But, from time to time, someone comes along and does a pretty damn impressive (cover) version of some song or other. In this thread, I'd love to hear about those. Hopefully I'm not the only one...

Fire away! ;)

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All along the watchtower - Hendrix plays Dylan

While my guitar gently weeps - Jeff Healy plays some bloke from liverpool (yeah I know Clapton played guitar).

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Gloria by Van Morrision.. A cover version recorded live by The Doors during a "soundstage sound check" in Claifornia.. Right at the peak of Jim's carreer,, he was steaming hot! The recording is live Without crowd noise,, a magic recording :cool:

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Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones play Buddy Holly

Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley plays someone I can't remember

The Sonics, Rolling Stones, Lena Lovich and The Beatles play Money by Barrett (not Syd but the name escapes me at present). Wait a minute, was it Barrett Strong?

Plenty more where these came from.

DS

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Gloria by Van Morrision.. A cover version recorded live by The Doors during a "soundstage sound check" in Claifornia.. Right at the peak of Jim's carreer,, he was steaming hot! The recording is live Without crowd noise,, a magic recording :cool:

Heard the Hendrix version?

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Friends of Carlotta do very nice copies of popular songs. Nice recording quality too.

I really like the Easybeat's versin of Django Reinhardt's Friday On My Mind.

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Heard the Hendrix version?

No,, I cant say I have.. I bet it would be pretty good too :cool:

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And Eric Clapton's acoustic versions of his own songs like All Along the Boardwalk.

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Walk On By by Dionne Warwick

(embedding for this song disabled unfortunately but worth a listen)

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Gilberto Gil has done some excellent cover versions of Bob Marley songs. One Drop, No Woman No Cry, Waiting In Vain, Could You Be Loved, among others. On his Kaya N'Gan Daya CD.

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As much as I love the original, Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley is a winner for me.

Something a little more obscure: Eleanor Rigby as played by Dirt Poor Robins is getting a lot of playtime on my headphones at work right now.

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Zoot did a thrash version of Elanor Rigby in the early 70s?

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Judas Priest cover of 1) Diamonds and Rust, 2) Green Manalishi

Iron Maiden cover of Women in Uniform

Queensryche's Gonna get close to you

Rodrigo e Gabriella cover of Metallica's "Orion"

Neil Young doing "Blowin in the Wind" live (reminds me of all along the watchtower somehow - an electric electrifying version of Dylan)

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Zoot did a thrash version of Elanor Rigby in the early 70s?

I remember it.

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one of my favourite covers, Beastie Boys do Elton John - Benny and the Jets

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Zoot did a thrash version of Elanor Rigby in the early 70s?

I remember that one, quite good.

The Bangles did a good version of "Hazy shade of winter"

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Tainted Love - Soft Cell covering Gloria Jones

Psycho Chicken - The Fools 'covering' Talking heads

The Passenger - Siouxsie and the banshees covering Iggy Pop

Dear Prudence - Siouxsie covering the beatles

Not a cover but... Ravel's orchestration of Satie's Gymnopedies

ES

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Tainted Love - Soft Cell covering Gloria Jones

ES

For that matter....The Living End covering both !!!!

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Manfred Mann's Earth Band do Springsteen's - Blinded by the light

Lemonheads do Simon & Garfunkel's - Mr's Robinson

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Manfred Mann's Earth Band do Springsteen's - Blinded by the light

Hell, I never knew that was a Springsteen song!

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one of my favourite covers, Beastie Boys do Elton John - Benny and the Jets

Hilarious!! actually laughing at loud

Entombed - Night of the Vampire (Roky Erikson from 13th floor elevators)

Enomtbed - One Track Mind (Motorhead)

ZZ Top - Boom Boom

Michael Bolton - Sitting on the docks of the bay

George Thorogood - One Bourbon one scotch and one beer

John Mayer - Bold As Love. Yep over Hendrix, thought it fit perfectly on Continuum

Mott The Hoople - Laugh at me

Mott The Hoople - At The Crossroads

theres heaps really

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