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Best cover version?

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natto Mon 09-May-11 13:11:09

Compiling a list of great covers. Have got quite a few but don't want to miss any out so what are your contributions?

seasalt Mon 09-May-11 13:16:58

Hounds of Love by The Futureheads

ChateauRouge Mon 09-May-11 13:21:27

HA! I was about to post the same thing seasalt grin

ellifino Mon 09-May-11 13:23:11

Gypsey Kings do the BEST version of Hotel California.

Here. Love it.

ellifino Mon 09-May-11 13:23:35

Gypsy Kings, I mean.

sweetandtenderhooligan Mon 09-May-11 13:24:35

Soft Cell's Tainted Love is much better than the original IMO.

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 13:24:42

Faith No More's cover of War Pigs is pretty well up there for me

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 13:26:18

and FNM's cover of Easy

ChateauRouge Mon 09-May-11 13:27:01

I agree with ellifino- that version is fantastic.

You can probably leave Samantha Mumba's version of 'All I want for Christmas' off though...

ellifino Mon 09-May-11 13:28:10

What have you got on your list so far OP?

ChateauRouge Mon 09-May-11 13:28:13

RHCP's cover of 'Higher Ground'

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 13:30:32

YY to Higher Ground!

Robert Wyatt's version of Shipbuilding

James Taylor's version of You've Got a Friend

baskingseals Mon 09-May-11 13:34:08

bauhaus's version of Ziggy Stardust

more juicy than Bowie's

stillfrazzled Mon 09-May-11 13:34:15

Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah. Pisses all over Alexandra Thingy's later abomination.

ChateauRouge Mon 09-May-11 13:35:54

Heheh- auntiemonica- do you like Xentrix's 'Ghostbusters' too?

culturemulcher Mon 09-May-11 13:37:20

Sinnead O'Connor's nothing compares 2U is much better than Prince's original. Although I do like Prince's version too.

bronze Mon 09-May-11 13:38:48

step on -happy mondays the original was so good I can't remember who it was by

BalloonSlayer Mon 09-May-11 13:39:33

There's a great version of Honky Tonk Women by the Pogues. I don't like the original at all but I love theirs.

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 13:41:39

grin wouldn't exactly put it on my list Chateau but it's good for a giggle grin

carminaburana Mon 09-May-11 13:42:00

Feeling good - Muse

Wonderwall - Ryan Adams

Wicked Game - HIM

& about 100 others I can't think of right now

natto Mon 09-May-11 13:42:30

ok the list so far:
St Etienne- Only love will break your heart
Johnny Cash- Hurt
Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah
Rachid Taha- Rock el casbah
Frente!- Bizarre love triangle
Woodpigeon- Lay all your love on me
Samamidon- Relief

(Hounds of Love, Tainted love and Hotel California to be added too, ta!)

NorbertDentressangle Mon 09-May-11 13:43:01

The Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson

The White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself

Elbow - Independent Women -makes me laugh every time when it gets to the "girl I didn't know you could get down like that...." bit

natto Mon 09-May-11 13:43:09

ooh forgot Scissor sisters version of Take me out

stillfrazzled Mon 09-May-11 13:45:51

Arctic Monkeys - Love Machine on the Live Lounge Sessions. Can't stand Girls Aloud but you can hear the band giggling as they sing the inane lyrics grin. Priceless.

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