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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm a huge, HUGE music fan. And I know a lot of you out there are, too. So here's a thread that I think can be fun for all of us.

 

I'd like you to post your favorite video of a cover version of a famous song. Not the original artist, but a "tribute" or cover, or however you want to define it. There are tons of great cover versions out there.

 

I'll get us started. What if Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham were girls? What would they sound like? Well... something like this:

 

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 02:57 PM

I really like this group Postmodern Jukebox led by Scott Bradlee. They do modern songs but done to rhythm & tempo from a bygone era.

 

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:00 PM

I guess we can just post a couple at a time. Here are a couple more.

 

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0MgpT22xYPU



#5 Harry P.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:36 PM

Peter... those vintage takes on modern songs are a hoot!  :lol:



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:37 PM

Hands down my favorite cover is "Higher Ground" Originally by Stevie Wonder and covered by the early Red Hot Chile Peppers.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:42 PM

Adam Sandler does a serious cover! Awesome!

 

I never knew he did a "real" cover. Very faithful to the original. Pretty cool!  B)



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:43 PM

Austin... can't post stuff here with swearing in it.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

I saw that video before Harry those girls are good. I think you like them as much as song :D



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:48 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=qz9tyzizuAI

 

 

This FAR exceeds the Nancy Sinatra / Lee Hazelwood original.


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=Lnuul7s0eEI

 

I love surfing youtube just looking for interesting cover versions. This is an interesting take on an Alice Cooper classic.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:53 PM

My bad, forgot it was there.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:56 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=73hEHHdhiac

 

Hey hey it's not the Monkees!



#14 Harry P.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:58 PM

I saw that video before Harry those girls are good. I think you like them as much as song :D

 

That's one good looking "Jimmy Page!"  :D



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:00 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=Lnuul7s0eEI

 

I love surfing youtube just looking for interesting cover versions. This is an interesting take on an Alice Cooper classic.

 

Nice.  B)



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:09 PM

Check this out. Keith Richards and Norah Jones doing a countrified version of the the old Nazareth song "Love Hurts."

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

Harry, if you liked that one try this take on a Jimi Hendrix tune.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=HVCHOR-rVlQ



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

Harry, if you liked that one try this take on a Jimi Hendrix tune.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=HVCHOR-rVlQ

 

Wow... strange to hear such a very different version of a song I like so much (and know so well). But dang! That was beautiful. A very unique take on the song, very well done. I like it. And those girls are a whole lot better looking than old Jimi was!  :D

 

I'm liking this thread already!  B)



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:33 PM

A cover of a cover (cover squared?)...

 

Martina McBride and Little Big Town doing a cover of Linda Ronstadt's "When Will I Be Loved?," which in itself was a cover of the original Everly Brothers song...

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

This is what Richie Blackmore is doing nowadays. Old Joan Baez song.