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    Thumbs up Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    With some of the old songs being redone by newer artists ("Love Song" by 311, yet another "Landslide" version courtesy of the Dixie Chicks, "Heaven" by... uh, that girl singer ), what are your favorites? Which ones have been butchered?

    p.s. Any Michael Bolton cover is automatically bad, but "How am I Supposed to Live Without You?" is probably one of the worst.
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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    Metallica covering any Misfits song is great. They take songs that were originally horrible to listen to and make them sound good.

    Pat Booone's a prime example of a man who can make good music go bad. He's been doing it his whole career....just pick any song he's covered.
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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    Here is a prior thread covering some of the better cover songs.

    There have been many horrible ones at that too.

    Tori Amos - smells like teen spirit
    Some chick did a club version of Alanis Morrisettes you oughta know
    Michael Bolton
    William Hung(why?)
    Madonna - American Pie


    Some of the better ones:
    Primus -have a cigar
    Life of Agony - Dont you forget about me
    Alien ANt Farm - smooth Criminal
    Ataris - Boys of SUmmer
    Aerosmith,. Soundgarden - Come Together
    Jimmy Hendrix - All along the Watchtower
    Eddie Vedder - Hide your love Away
    U2 - Helter Skelter
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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    One of the best remakes ever is the Stone Temple Pilots version of the Beatles "Revolution". One of the few Beatles songs I like done by one of my favorite bands. What could be better?

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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    I just realized I spelled Pat's last name with an extra "o" so it looks like "Booo." Casual typo or subconcious doing...hmmm. Boooooo to Pat.
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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    Don't You (Forget About Me) by Tears for Fears covered by Life of Agony gets a huge thumbs up from me.
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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSolo1138
    One of the best remakes ever is the Stone Temple Pilots version of the Beatles "Revolution". One of the few Beatles songs I like done by one of my favorite bands. What could be better?

    Rocketboy, feel free to stick your nose in.
    Agreed.
    STP has also done good covers of Led Zep's "Dancing Days" and The Doors' "Break on Through."
    Other good ones, IMO:
    Dynamite Hack - Boyz N Tha Hood
    Bloodhound Gang - It's Tricky
    Sheryl Crow - Sweet Child O Mine
    Letters to Cleo - I Want You To Want Me
    Joss Stone - Fell In Love With A Boy
    Wallflowers - Heros
    Kula Shaker - Hush
    Everclear - American Girl
    Sponge - Speed racer
    The Ramones - Spider-man
    Travis - Baby One More Time
    The Vines - Ms. Jackson (or The Hives or something)
    Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

    Bad, BAD, BAD covers:
    Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
    Limpbizkit - Behind Blue Eyes
    Anything covered by a pop / pseudo-punk bad, like Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Sum 41, ect. (ie that cparry "Boys of Summer" cover from a year or two ago)
    I can't think of anymore horrible ones off the top of my head (repressed memories perhaps?).

    And anyone that says STP - "Pour Some Sugar On Me" gets a 2-fisted punch to the you know what...that is NOT STP.
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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    Metallica and the PET SHOP BOYS have improved upon every cover they have ever done.

    Guns 'N Roses cover of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is unfriggin' unbelievably cool.
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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffziller
    Metallica and the PET SHOP BOYS have improved upon every cover they have ever done.

    Guns 'N Roses cover of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is unfriggin' unbelievably cool.

    Janes Addictions version is way better.
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    Re: Best/Worst remakes or covers?

    Must agree about Jane's Addiction to Sympathy for the Devil....incredible!

    Let's not forget one of the kings of covers......Joe Cocker! I just love when he does a cover!

    I will agree with alot of the best covers...
    GNR "Knockin on Heaven's Door"
    Alien Ant Farm "Smooth Criminal"
    U2 "Helter Skelter"
    etc.

    but let me throw in a few odd ones.....

    Billy Idol "Don't Forget about me" good
    Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" horrible (I acutually liked this one until I found out it was him doing a cover of himself!!!!!)

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