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Best cover versions ever

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If I don't do it someone else will!

My vote goes to The Clash - "I Fought The Law", not only one of the best covers ever, but one of the best songs ever.

I also love the Red Hot Chili Pepper's version of the Sly & The Family Stone song "If You Want Me To Stay".

Faith No More's "Easy", anyone?

This one could run and run....

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Guest DustyDeviada

The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man, Chimes of Freedom, most of their Dylan stuff actually.

And while The Clash's version of I Fought the Law is good the original by The Bobby Fuller Four pisses all over it.

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5 to be going on with...

The Slits 'Heard it through the grapevine'

Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll etc 'Season of the witch'

Tim Buckley 'Dolphins'

Anne Briggs 'Fine horseman'

Roberta Flack 'First time ever I saw your face'

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Some of my faves

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You...or indeed most of Led Zeppelin 1 or 2 :)

Beatles - Twist and Shout

Independent Woman - Elbow

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Fishbone - Freddy's Dead

Blues Brother - She Caught The Katy

The Bees - Amina Menina

Jellyfish - No Matter What

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The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man, Chimes of Freedom, most of their Dylan stuff actually.

Heck yeaaah. I love their cover of You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (which incidentally is also covered by the Coal Porters, who do a fantastic Bluegrass take on Teenage Kicks).

Others...

Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson (although not as good as the original)

Preisdents of the USA - We Ain't Gonna Make It

Ry Cooder - Bourgeois Blues and Big Bad Bill

Blues Brothers - theme from Rawhide

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Pantera - Planet Caravan (Sabbath)

Dimmu Borgir - Burn In Hell (Twisted Sister)

Slayer - Dissident Aggressor (Judas Priest)

Metallica - Blitzkrieg (Blitzkrieg)

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I have lots of favourites but at the moment both of my favourites are by Camera Obscura. Their cover of Abba's Super Trouper is absolutely heartbreaking genius, and their cover of Sheena Easton's Modern Girl is a piece of brilliant Indie-Pop female empowerment. I may never have children because I will never love them as much as I love Camera Obscura.

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Guest bluesxman

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds ~ Wanted Man/All Tomorrows Parties/Running Scared/In The Ghetto/Tower Of Song

Johnny Cash ~ Rusty Cage/I See A Darkness/One/Hurt /The Mercy Seat/Solitary Man

The Cramps ~ Heartbreak Hotel

U2 ~ Dancing Barefoot

The King ~ Voodoo Chile

Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Higher Ground

Galaxie 500 ~ Here She Comes Now

Sixteen Horsepower ~ Bad Moon Risin

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Low have done a few fantastic cover versions of some very wonderful original classics,

whats interesting is that they are always fantastically chosen, always special & always Low.

a couple that spring to mind are

Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me by The Smiths (try playing them back to back)

Fearless - Pink Floyd (aye the one with the Liverpool maybe now a Celtic footy anthem)

Nice, very nice...................

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the human league - you've lost that lovin feeling

marc and the mambas - terrapin

cabaret voltaire or the wedding present - theme from shaft

speaking of the wedding present they've done heaps of interesting covers - its not unusual, step into christmas, come up and see me make me smile, go wild in the country...

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Or, for that matter,

The Wedding Present - Box Elder

good call - they've done heaps more but i can't remember them off the top of me head. the boy gedge could always muster up a decent cover!

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muse - can't take my eyes off you

green day - johnny b goode (only played live i think)

van halen - won't get fooled again

nirvana - plateau

transient - fake plastic trees

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Guest DustyDeviada

Does anyone remember that "Help" album that came out in 95 to support Warchild or something?

Sinead O'Connor did a version of Ode to Billy Joe on that that was amazing.

Can I also add Always on my Mind by Willie Nelson.

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Guest Steven Dedalus

I would like to second Mr Bluesxman's call for Nick Cave - In the Ghetto.

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Guest DustyDeviada

Of course Elvis himself did lots of great cover versions, That's Alright Mama must surely be one of the greatest covers ever. See also Guitar Man and Blue Suede Shoes.

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