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Old 10-11-2009, 12:25 PM   #71
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I'm biased here with my preference of music. I can think of several metal covers of non metal songs that sound better to me, as well as newer covers of older metal songs that enjoy better production, and a heavier sound than the origional. With that in mind:

Format: song title - covering artist (origional artist)

Oops... I Did it Again - Children of Bodom (Brittany Spears)
Silent Scream - Children of Bodom (Slayer)
Surfin' Bird - Sodom (The Trashmen)
Battery - Ensiferum (Metallica)
No Remorse - Cannibal Corpse (Metallica)
Gangsters Paradise - Artas (Coolio featuring L.V.)
Stairway to Heaven - Zakk Wylde (Led Zeppelin)
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:52 AM   #72
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:38 AM   #73
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I kind of like STP's version of "Dancing Days".

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Old 04-14-2010, 11:57 AM   #74
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Crazy-Ray LaMontagne

Was originally done by Gnarles Barkley. If you hated the song, give it another chance. Ray is incredibly soulful
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:43 AM   #75
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How bout:

Jimmy Buffett - Southern Cross over C,S,&N & City of New Orleans over Steve Goodman's original; Scarlet Begonias over the GD
Elivis - Blue Suede Shoes over C. Perkins original
Hendrix or U2 - All Along the Watchtower over Dylan's original
Pretty much any Sinatra over whoever first performed the songs.

Thats all I can think of for now.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:02 PM   #76
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I might be showing my age (or lack thereof), but I really dig the Foo Fighters' cover of Band On The Run by Wings. It really suits their style. Don't get me wrong, love the original, but The Foos give it some extra punch.

Oh, and UB40's version of Red Red Wine by Neil Diamond. Waaay better.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:53 PM   #77
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Ann and Nancy Wilson do some great Zeppelin covers, particularly Battle of Evermore.

Sting's cover of Little Wing.
Most of George Thorogood's covers of Bo Diddley and others.
Sammy Hagar's cover of Piece of my Heart (Company of Thieves did a great job of that song too, on www.livefromdarylshouse.com and their cover of Time of the Season is awesome).
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:47 PM   #78
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About 70% of The Cramps repetoire, mainly becaue hardly anyone had heard the originals.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:32 AM   #79
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the most amazing one I have ever encountered was sammy haggar doing a whiter shade of pale. Procol never really opened that song up, and it was just sort of whiney, and absolutely lacking in heart.

Sammy really gave it soul.
Annie Lennox did a cover of Whiter Shade of Pale that I really liked better than Procul Harum's.
I've always liked Sammy (I Can't Drive 55) Hagar, even in his Van Hagar days. I'll need to find that.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:44 PM   #80
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Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang's version of Dylan's "Changing of the Guard", is a beautiful song. Dylan's version, from Street Legal, is a mess. IMHO, of course!

As for All Along The Watchtower, Dave Mason also did a killer version. And of course any cover my band plays is better than the original!
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