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[quote name='christofloffer' timestamp='1503300438' post='3356944']
I always loved the Stiff Little Fingers version of Johnny Was. Oh and the Johnny Cash version of One, in my opinion its a much better version than the U2 one. I like covers that step away from the original a bit, not enough to lose the soul but enough for it to be something in its own right.
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Most of that whole album (American Recordings IV) improve on the originals I think. Cash lends gravity and power to songs like Desperado, Bridge Over Troubled Water, We'll Meet Again etc, songs which I'd never liked before. A fantastic album.

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[quote name='jacko' timestamp='1503316019' post='3357074']
YES covering S&G's America.
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100%

http://youtu.be/W-062j9dafg

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[quote name='Ashweb' timestamp='1503863247' post='3361236']

I'd largely agree with that - although Metallica's cover of the same song is, for me, the go-to version

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzPD4CTTnHE[/media]

Other notable covers would be The Slits version of Heard it Through The Grapevine...

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCr8V5wAroA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCr8V5wAroA[/url]

...and this surprisingly good version of an AC/DC classic.

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc[/url]
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Our band do a mix of the Lizzy and Metallica versions of Whiskey in the jar.

Can't agree with the Grapevine cover, bloody awful.

Edited by steantval

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Something for Kate (underrated band outside of Australia anyway) - their take on Rock the Cashbah...

https://youtu.be/6qf4A6JgyO8

Edited by thepurpleblob

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Bit of an odd one - for me as my thing's typically prog & metal, and also as it's an acoustic cover by an act who aren't "serious" musicians. Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars' cover of Hunters & Collectors "Throw Your Arms Around Me".

Just gorgeous.

[media]http://youtu.be/-j0g2oG_w2g[/media]

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[quote name='EBS_freak' timestamp='1503418134' post='3358078']
Just listened on headphones... great rendition... but can't get past the autotune.
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Really?Cant say as I'd noticed it.Any particular section where it's noticeable?

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[quote name='lojo' timestamp='1503416875' post='3358065']
The great thing about most Dylan covers is they are always very different from his versions , so you've got options
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That's probably because no one wants to sound like Dylan.

Listening to Jimi Hendrix's live version of Like a Rolling Stone is a semi religious experience for me.
Metallica's version of Bob Segar's Turn the Page is awesome.
The complete back catalog of Me First and The Gimme Gimmes is also worth a listen.

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Random rummaging round the old memory gander bag unearths this version of the Stevie Wonder song :-

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1oLtEONmiw[/media]

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[quote name='lojo' timestamp='1503416875' post='3358065']


The great thing about most Dylan covers is they are always very different from his versions , so you've got options
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If you can find it Michael Hedges live version of all along the watchtower

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Motorhead and Girlschools version of Johnny Kidds Please Dont Touch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOpx61okWTk

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Lady Gaga (yep her), doing a pretty decent version of 'I wish'...
Kicking band as well.

http://youtu.be/ISOBK0Zhrjw

Edited by lowdown

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Ah, another chance to post this... :)
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otbtDNT6FA8[/media]

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Probably the best tribute band i've ever heard and they had so many covers to choose from but i just kinda liked this one a lot.

http://youtu.be/kwMAQL9IDus

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[quote name='Ashweb' timestamp='1503863247' post='3361236']
...and this surprisingly good version of an AC/DC classic.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc[/media]
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Yeah I love that one.

Dio's version or dream on always gives me goosebumps ...
[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZamjrXCDvo"]https://www.youtube....h?v=tZamjrXCDvo[/url]

and I've never listen to a justin beiber song under normal circumstances ...
[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjVGJ3YFDc8"]https://www.youtube....h?v=KjVGJ3YFDc8[/url]

Edited by bassman7755

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I've listed to this guy several times live doing this song, and although the original is a high bar he really does it justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usmKAti_Xws

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I watched a band called 'The Hamsters' years ago in Bolton. During their Hendrix set they played All Along the Watchtower, and to this day i can still remember the power of how they played it. Absolutely awesome - real next level stuff.

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The Hamsters were a local SE Essex band - tight RnB, their own stuff is pretty good as well as the Hendrix and ZZ Top covers they do - lost count f how many times I've seen them. Sadly they packed up a couple of years ago.

I like this Richie Kotzen cover of Hall and Oates 'Sarah Smile'

http://youtu.be/xk5H95iw-5g

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Sator's version of Abba's 'Ring Ring'. Been doing it for years as a set opener ( with a bit of Cher's 'Believe' chucked in the middle for a laugh). It's on You Tube.

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