Favorite/Best Cover Songs - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-23-2011, 07:19 AM   #1
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 11:53 PM
Favorite/Best Cover Songs

I tried to find a thread on this, but any I could find had been locked. Anyways, we were talking a little about The Killers in Random and I ended up listening to a few songs of theirs I hadn't listened to in a while, including this number, which is one of my favorites (if not favorite) covers of all time:

‪The Killers - Romeo And Juliet /w lyrics‬‏ - YouTube

I guess it's just because it's clearly a little loose (I think you can hear Brandon laughing at one point) and yet still carries the emotional weight of the original.

And while on The Killers, this is another favorite. I don't know that I've ever heard a song more necessary for a person to cover than this:

‪Bette Davis Eyes -Brandon Flowers Cover‬‏ - YouTube


So, how about you, what are some of your favorites? And maybe a little bit about why? That way it's not just a thread of hit and run Youtube videos.
__________________

__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,287
Local Time: 01:53 AM
I'll have to get a bit cliche on you here, but the first thing that popped into my mind was Buckley's version of "Hallelujah." I mean, fuck, that shit is stunning.

Also, Miley's cover of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."

Oh, also, Pearl Jam's live versions of Victoria Williams' "Crazy Mary" are outstanding. It's a great song, I don't even know how they found it, but they've taken it and turned it into a sort-of staple of their live sets. Simmering, slow-building, creepy song. Eddie owns the vocal, and since the band added Boom Gaspar as an organ player, it's become tradition for him and Mike McCready to have extended "dueling" solos during the song's breakdown. Great stuff. Really, PJ do a number of fantastic covers, but that's probably the one that stands out the most.

__________________

__________________
GirlsAloudFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 08:44 AM   #3
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 03:53 AM
The clash - pressure drop
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #4
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 02:53 AM
I like the Toots version of Pressure Drop so much more. But the Clash version of Police and Thieves is better than the original imo
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 11:57 AM   #5
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 02:53 AM
These guys really do an awesome job here

‪Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears cover)‬‏ - YouTube
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:07 PM   #6
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 02:53 AM
Used to really like these guys, but then they got super lame. Still, this is a good cover

‪Stereophonics - Nothing Compares to You.wmv‬‏ - YouTube

I may have done that one on my guitar a time or two
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:18 PM   #7
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 02:53 AM
Most of you probably dont know the original, but the Stereophonics also did a pretty solid cover of an awesome Tragically Hip song

‪Stereophonics - Fiddler's Green‬‏ - YouTube
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:26 PM   #8
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 03:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post
I like the Toots version of Pressure Drop so much more. But the Clash version of Police and Thieves is better than the original imo
i don't really remember if i've heard a bad version of "pressure drop," to be honest. maybe the one on the specials' horrid album of covers, but i can't remember 1) if that was even on there and 2) if maybe that was the one that didn't make me want to puncture my eardrums. was there even something on there that wasn't dreadful? i don't remember. it was pretty bad.


i know it's considered blasphemy in some circles, but i've never been really fond of "police and thieves" in the first place. i will take their cover over the original, but it reminded me that "police on my back" is another one where i prefer their cover to the original.

or maybe i just like the clash better than most bands.

heh, "maybe." yeah, right.
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:28 PM   #9
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 03:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post

if i remember correctly, that was the only one (or one of two, but of course i can't remember what the second was without looking) on that a.v club thing that i actually liked.

ted leo is a guy who i generally prefer covering other people's songs than doing his own music. that misfits show was awesome. hell, even the kelly clarkson/something else i can't remember (maps?) was pretty damn enjoyable.
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #10
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 02:53 AM
‪Elliott Smith-Thirteen‬‏ - YouTube
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:34 PM   #11
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 03:53 AM
‪The Bouncing Souls - Lean On Sheena [OFFICIAL VIDEO]‬‏ - YouTube


although it's a little too close to the original, but still sounding exactly like a soulies' song. but the original is pretty awesome. and it's not like they're a drastically different kind of band than avoid one thing was, anyway. kind of exactly the same as that how i spent my... through the most recent souls stuff. not so sure about that video, though.
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:39 PM   #12
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 02:53 AM
Used to listen to a ton of this guy, but hardly ever these days. This is a solid cover though

‪Ben Harper - The Drugs don't Work (unplugged)‬‏ - YouTube
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:44 PM   #13
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 02:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWasBored View Post
if i remember correctly, that was the only one (or one of two, but of course i can't remember what the second was without looking) on that a.v club thing that i actually liked.
hahaha, this. And it was super disappointing because the Ted Leo one was the first
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 02:07 PM   #14
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 02:53 AM
fitting for today
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 02:34 PM   #15
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 01:53 AM
Fear Factory - Cars (Remix) - YouTube

I love how Gary Numan actually looks more badass than the dudes in Fear Factory in the video.
__________________

__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cover songs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com