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#21 Craig Irwin

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:53 PM

And there is always Hayseed Dixie's bluegrass covers of almost any rock song. Here they cover Ozzy.

 



#22 Harry P.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:59 PM

Here's something interesting. The Zeparella version of "When the Levee Breaks" that I posted to start off this thread is a cover of a Led Zeppelin song... right?

 

Not so fast. Did you know that Led Zeppelin's version was actually a cover of the original song written by Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in the 1920s! Somehow Zep got away with crediting themselves for the song on their album. And they took credit for a lot of songs that appeared on various Zeppelin albums that were direct ripoffs of other people's songs. And they were involved in various lawsuits over the years by the people whose songs they put on their albums and took credit for, Go to youtube and type in Led Zeppelin plagiarism... you'll be surprised.

 

This is the actual original "When the Levee Breaks"...

 



#23 Craig Irwin

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:00 PM

And you'll never hear Pink Floyd the same way again.

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:03 PM

I don't know how to post videos, sorry..... But something you guys should check out are some covers that Phish have done (yea, them again!) ^_^  When they do a Halloween show they put on what they call a "musical costume", that is they play an entire album by another artist. So far they have covered The White Album, Quadrophenia, Exile on Main Street, and several others that escape me at the moment.....



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:04 PM

And you'll never hear Pink Floyd the same way again.

 

Oh my god...  :lol:



#26 Craig Irwin

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:08 PM

This is backwards to this thread but I hope its OK. Harry, here's some Led Zepplin plagiarism for you.

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:20 PM

I have  limited   internet  use   every month (most of which i use up  here at good old  mcm)

   But  Folks  should  look  up  " Me First And the  Gimme Gimme's"   they  do  alot  of   (cover)   songs  old and   new   stuff

  for  instance   (somewhere over the   rainbow,  or  who  put the   bop in the  bop sha bop)  they basically  punk ruck  the  older  songs with    very  fast  upbeat   tempo   very  cool though! i dig them   i have  3  of their  albums



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:20 PM

Craig, a perfect example of what I'm talking about. It's amazing how much stuff I always thought was their original material was actually lifted from other people's songs. Sometimes they reworked it a lot... sometimes they just took it almost word for word, note for note.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:27 PM

I found this one about a month ago, I just love Shirley Manson's vocals and this duet works well. And yes that little girl just SHREADS that guitar!

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:45 PM

I just love this, and the video spoofs Jackson so what's not to love?

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:50 PM

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:17 PM

    Jeff Healey covering  While my guitar genty weeps. 

      Colin James Forty Four 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqL7ctBxYjo        Tesla  Ball of confusion 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj66pOiOUMk       House of lords Can't find my way home. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B32yjbCSVpU    Ugly kid Joe  Kats in the cradle 


Edited by 1930fordpickup, 03 May 2014 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:36 PM



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:09 PM

here's 2 in1

 

 

um, 5th floor please.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:19 PM



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:46 PM

Aerosmith covering The Yardbirds

 

 

Led Zepplin covering The Yardbirds

 

dazed and confused led zeppelin



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:49 PM

Yardbirds

 

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:10 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ubqcT_sIBos

 

I like this cover a lot more than the original

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:28 PM

I love this cover of the Drifters' song

 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:46 PM

The Tremeloes covering "Silence is Golden"; a Four Seasons song.