Music - Favourite covers

tricky - black steel (public enemy)
johnny cash - i see a darkness (bonnie “prince” billy)
the weeknd - house of balloons (siouxsie and the banshees [kinda])
ted leo - since you been gone (kelly clarkson)

the vines - ms jackson (outkast)
nine gordon - straight outta compton (nwa)
naked heart - confide in me (kylie)
big heavy stuff - hyperballad [like a version cover] (bjork)
mat weedle - hey ya (outkast)
kate miller-heidke - you’re the voice (john farnham)
orgy - blue monday (new order)
placebo - running up that hill (kate bush)
machine head - message in a bottle (sting and the police)

I love it when the cover is twenty million times better than the original.

Marilyn Manson - Down in the Park (gary numan)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
RATM - all of Renegades, but esp. The Ghost of Tom Joad (Springsteen) — (although the version from the single is better than the Renegades re-recording…)
Johnny Cash - really all of the covers on the America albums, but esp.: The Mercy Seat (nick cave and the bad seeds) and Hurt (NIN)
+1 for Tricky - Black Steel (public enemy)

good thread

Damn I thought this was going to be about album art.

But anyway…

Iron Maiden covering Jethro Tull’s Cross Eyed Mary


Johnny Cash covering Soundgarden’s Rusty Cage



I didn’t record this video, but I was at the gig and drunk enough to remember it.
Then I heard it in my mates car, from a JJJ podcast and I was like ‘WHOAH I’VE SEEN THIS SHIT’
That’s why I like this cover.

Also, do remixes count? cos I like remixes.

I think remixes count as much as mash-ups do, which I assume is not at all.

Linoleum / Shai Hulud (orig by NOFX)
Cry Me a River / Lostprophets (orig by Justin Timberlake)
Anything by those two dudes that do death metal covers of 80’s videogames.

No contest >>>> Roxy Music - Country Life

… oh, that sort of cover

Gonna put my hand up for being a sucker for Johnny Cash’s covers on the American albums. Would like to add my vote for his cover of Beck’s Rowboat.

I also dig Futureheads cover of Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love.

Darren Hanlon doing Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop (thinking about tomorrow)

Lots more, but they’re the ones that spring to mind. A well selected and performed cover can be truly sublime, you guys.

YouTube - ‪Miley Cyrus - Smells Like Teen Spirit HD - Live From Brisbane Australia‬‏

Haters go home.

panda band - my mistake (split enz)

i am a little ashamed to admit this but katy perry did a great cover of head over heels by tears for fears

and that ball sack who is the singer from coldplay did a sick cover of hunting high and low by a-ha

I was waiting for someone to post this. You win the obvious irony of the day award.

Foo Fighters did a great cover of Pink Floyd’s Have a Cigar, but that was before they turned shit.

Marilyn Manson - Tainted love

Probably more than a few JJJ like a versions are going to make their way in here. My favourite like a version was: Something for Kate - Rock the Casbah.


Also, do parodies count?


The Reel Big Fish cover of Take on Me is really good (although Reel Big Fish themselves aren’t)

YouTube - ‪Rebecca Black - Friday, as performed by Bob Dylan‬‏

SUblime - We’re only gonna die (bad religion)
NOFX - Straight Edge (minor threat)
The herd - I was only 19 (redgum)
NUFAN - This is Not a rebel song (sineaed o’connor)
Dropkick Murphys - Rocky Road to Dublin (trad. Irish)
Motley Crue - helter Skelter (beatles)
The french version of Paint it Black by the Stones
Gaslight Anthem - Baba O’reilly (the who)
Duimmu Biorgir - Burn in Hell (twisted sister)

also +1 for linoleum by Shai Halud - that is a sick cover.