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Gaby
Gaby
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jabel
jabel

@Gaby Tori Amos "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Miley Cyrus has also done some good covers over the past few years.

Gaby
Gaby

@jabel Oh Yes!!! Miley's Nothing Else Matters !!

maique
maique

@Gaby Oh! Love covers. Will try to find the time to look for some on my Spotify 🙂

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jeroensangers
jeroensangers

@Gaby Lovesong is a song from The Cure, covered fabulously by Adele and 311.

Some of my favourite covers: Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac) by Deep Purple, Blister in the sun (Violent Femmes) by Nouvelle Vague, Where is my mind (Pixies) by Maxence Cyrin and Nothing else matters (Metalica) by Chris Stapleton

Gaby
Gaby

@jeroensangers rom The Cure, damn that is true

jayeless
jayeless

@Gaby A couple of my faves are Placebo's cover of "Running Up That Hill" and the Editors' cover of "Lullaby". Also last year here the Wiggles' cover of "Elephant" was a huge sensation, and it's also pretty great 🤣

rcrackley
rcrackley

@Gaby I'm somewaht obsessed with covers. "Just Like Heaven" by Dinosaur Jr. is probably my favorite.

furstenberg
furstenberg

@Gaby I find most cover songs boring. But when it’s done well, they tend to be played a lot.

Jeff Buckley’s cover of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen is great. Hendrix did an unbelievable version of All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan. Marilyn Manson had some good ones as well with Personal Jesus and Sweet Dreams.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@furstenberg There are so many great covers of Hallelujah

hjertnes
hjertnes

@Gaby Miley's version of Like a prayer is epic

furstenberg
furstenberg

@hjertnes Maybe.

I’ve heard a couple that I like, but many covers of that song I find to be just terrible.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@furstenberg I think the Buckley cover is meh and anything Manson is horrible 😂

furstenberg
furstenberg

@hjertnes 🤷‍♂️

helgeg
helgeg

@Gaby I also love to see (hear) how different artists interpret songs differently. Favourites: Johnny Cash singing Hurt by Nine Inch Nails, and Aurora doing Teardrop by Massive Attack.

pimoore
pimoore

@helgeg @gaby Cash's cover of Hurt was riddled with emotion, one of the best covers I've ever heard bar none. Ironically, I've also heard a great rendition of Solitary Man by one of the crooners in the Ratpack.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@pimoore it's ridiculous how many great covers he did at the end of his career

pimoore
pimoore

@hjertnes Agreed, Cash was a legend. The music world was lessened greatly with his passing.

Gaby
Gaby

@pimoore @helgeg @hjertnes @frostedechoes @furstenberg @jayeless one cover that is a favourite of mine that forgot to mention was Shinedown’s cover of Simple Man from Lynyrd Skynyrd

jabel
jabel

@pimoore @helgeg I’ll add my vote for Cash’s Hurt as the greatest cover of all time.

odd
odd

@pimoore Also his interpretation of Sunday Morning Coming Down by Kris Kristoffersson and It ain’t Me, Babe by Bob Dylan.

bjhess
bjhess

@Gaby I like the Lorde cover of Tears for Fears as well. And Cash’s “Hurt” as well as many of his others, like covering Sting’s “I Hung My Head”. I like Buckley’s “Hallelujah”, but I am tiring of everyone covering that song these days. Aretha’s “Respect”, of course. If some fresh thoughts pop into my head, I’ll add more.

My least favorite is Rascal Flatts covering Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway”. It baffles me that probably most people think that is a Radcal Flatts song when the Cochrane version was played nonstop on the radio when it was released. The Cochrane version was the definition of overplayed and it’s amazing to me that some other artist could be more associated with the song than Cochrane. What’s worse, though, is the cover adds nothing to the song. It’s almost identical, but with a mild country twang. What was the point?

Gaby
Gaby

@bjhess uh! Buckley’s, I forgot about that one. That whole album is great too

JMaxB
JMaxB

@frostedechoes I'm from another generation, haven't followed pop music for decades. But maybe my most happy-making pop song is the Beach Boys' "I Can Hear Music" -- which is a cover of the Ronettes' (inferior) original.

rcrackley
rcrackley

@JMaxB I would agree with the superiority of the Beach Boys version, even though I really like Ronnie Spector. As a bonus, I'm now spending the time with the Beach Boys that summer demands.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@Gaby The Devlin instrumental of "All along the watch tower" used in the Young Pope was great. Opening credits brilliant too.

stefp
stefp

@Gaby I love Yo La Tengo's version of the old Hank Williams song I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.

rcrackley
rcrackley

@stefp @gaby Also fantastic is Yo La Tengo's cover of Gram Parsons' "How Much I've Lied."

Miraz
Miraz

@johnjohnston @gaby Bear McCreary's All Along the Watch Tower in Battlestar Galactica (remake) was spine-chilling — partly for where the plot was at the time but also because of his arrangement and the instrumentation. www.youtube.com/watch

Miraz
Miraz

@alexink B5 or Battlestar Galactica?

Denny
Denny

@Miraz Yes! It's been awhile, I'm due to rewatch the series. Intense.

jeroensangers
jeroensangers

@Gaby Another one: Last caress from Metallica performed by Local H