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Old 06-10-2005, 08:36 PM   #46
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Oh, The Pretenders made one of my favorite covers ever, it's a cover of The Ramones' Something To Believe In. It's like it's one of their songs, they totally made it theirs. On the same Ramones compilation that has this cover Kis smakes a cover of Do You Remember Rock N' Roll Radio and, like The Pretenders, they make that song theirs. Both better than the original in my opinion. Very, very good!

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Old 06-10-2005, 10:40 PM   #47
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Wow! Great thread.

The one song I can think of is Blinded by the Light by Bruce Springstein, whoever did that cover rocked!

I also liked the cover that Gwen Stefani did from Talk Talk. The name of the song escapes me .

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Old 06-10-2005, 10:46 PM   #48
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Lots of good ones have been mentioned...

Duran Duran - Perfect Day
Pet Shop Boys - Go West

But... Oh my God, here's a case where the cover is infinitely better than the original...

Metallica - Astronomy

The Blue Oyster Cult original sucks!
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Originally posted by hippy
Patti Smith - Gloria
Yeah, that's gotta be one of the best. "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine..."
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Old 06-10-2005, 11:04 PM   #50
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Soundgarden-Thank U For Lettin Me Be Mice Elf Again (Sly and The Family Stone)

I like both songs, but Cornell singing the phone book would be awesome.

Pearl Jam-Crazy Mary (Lucinda Williams)

Tool-No Quarter (Zepp) this one is too close to call, but thought it deserved mention at least.

Nine Inch Nails-Metal (Gary Numan)
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Rolling Stones - Ain't Too Proud to Beg

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