I Enjoy Listening To Unusual Cover Songs

When a band/artist doesn't simply copy the song, but makes it their own 184 People

    What else can we play today

    but this one... as a tribute to Sheffield's finest ... the legendary Joe Cocker - RIP
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    1 Response Dec 23, 2014
    luckylassie luckylassie
    56-60, F
    Oct 31, 2014

    Hmm...

    I live across the street from a ranch, where every year there is a series of big country artists that play every June for 4 days (and 2 days in August they have big names in rock). Last night, one of the artists (yes, a country artist) did a kick-*** cover of Nickelback's "Burn...
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember
    22-25, F
    Jun 27, 2011
    S74rxed S74rxed
    36-40, F
    Nov 4, 2013

    Videos

    good songs!
    nowherewoman nowherewoman
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2011

    Wilco, Nick Lowe & Mavis Staples – The Weight

    This is goddamned AMAZING!Found it when I was looking for this one - which I've loved for a few years now.
    S74rxed S74rxed
    36-40, F
    Aug 27, 2013

    ~*classic Alternative Favorites*~

    I love shoegaze/alternative bands! They make great covers and originals! Here are my favorite covers, so far: 1. Bethany Curve- Gouge Away 2. Pixies- Head On 3. Lush- I Have the Moon 4. Lush- Outdoor Miner 5. Lush- Fallin' in Love 6. Belly- Are you Experienced?
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe
    22-25
    Feb 9, 2011

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Care Bears On Fire

    They never disappoint over the credits at the end of True Blood
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    26-30
    Aug 7, 2012

    When I heard Ian Curtis' angst ridden vocal on

    this I thought it a stunning song and performance... still do... Then years later this came along.... and blew me away again! Stunning...
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    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    As a teenager I loved this song.

    .. Then some years later I heard the original... There's different as my Welsh mate would say...
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    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 5, 2014
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Dec 24, 2014

    Sweet Jane

    Goin' out to my sweet sweet Jane! "Heavanly wine and roses seem to whisper to me....." It seemed back in the 80's I'd heard so many bands cover this VU great. Then along came Cowboy Junkies and they dropped us dead in our tracks with their version. Lou says it is the one cover...
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2011

    Unusual Might Be Understating It

    JohnnyBliss here, longtime listener firsttime caller...Big fan of the show, THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTHNoooo,,,, Not the circus, that's cruel... well, come to think of it, Grateful Dead Tour was kind of a circus.  Jerry Garcia Band shows were even stranger sometimes.  Both had...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss
    41-45, M
    May 26, 2011

    The Afghan Whigs - Creep (TLC).

    ..| I love this cover, it's kinda smexy slinky dirty.  
    S74rxed S74rxed
    36-40, F
    Jan 6, 2014

    Seasons In The Sun - Nirvana

    Dave Grohl on guitar and Kurt Cobaim on drums.  Different 
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    1 Response May 29, 2011

    A Great Cover

    As a musician i love to take older songs and make them my own and do acoustic covers, here is my version of "My Girl" by the temptations 
    mattjackson mattjackson
    22-25, M
    Oct 7, 2011

    Voivod-Astronomy Domine

                                                 Not so much unusual as awesome : )
    Funkadelic Funkadelic
    36-40, M
    Feb 5, 2013

    Nouvelle Vague - Dance With Me

    Don't know why but I find this video  hypnotic 
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    26-30
    May 29, 2011

    Spring Mix

    My tastes are eclectic.  A few of my favorites,  perfect for late spring hedonism:            
    bakkhos42 bakkhos42
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 30, 2011

    Unusual Covers

    The more different and unusual a cover record is, the more I enjoy it. If the original song is loud I love to hear an acoustic version and vice versa. The main thing I hate is "note-for-note" covers. What is the point of that?
    bvb1123 bvb1123
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 7, 2011
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 30, 2011

    I heard David Bowie's original,

    on the radio, the other day and realized how much I loved it. I chose this video because I think my friend Nunos would love the electric guitar.... ....and then...there's Nirvana's version which I never tire of listening.   
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    Booker T. Jones And The Roots - "Everything Is Everything" (Lauryn Hill)

    Booker T. Jones and The Roots - "Everything Is Everything" (Lauryn Hill)
    S74rxed S74rxed
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2013
    Funkadelic Funkadelic
    36-40, M
    Feb 5, 2013

    Pomplamoose

    A duo that does these crazy covers of songs but they sound great!
    nowherewoman nowherewoman
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2011

    Ooh, I Just Thought Of Another One!

    "Jail House Rock" by Motley Crue.
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember
    22-25, F
    Jun 27, 2011

    Nouvelle Vague - Guns of Brixton.

    ..|    I both have an affinity for this song and the cover artist. <3 Good stuff. Even if it is a little weird. I'm not sure if I necessary love this particular cover, but it totally fits this group - Unusual Cover song. Heard it the other day on the radio, and when...
    S74rxed S74rxed
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2014
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