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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #20 on: 10 Jul 2016, 08:34 »
Great covers! I may add:
Seether - Careless Whisper:

and
London Grammar - Wicked Game:

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #21 on: 10 Jul 2016, 12:51 »
Vintage cover of 'Creep' from Radiohead.


I think this is beautiful. ^^

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #22 on: 10 Jul 2016, 21:50 »
okay, then let me dig up some too :)


another wicked game cover by Les Reines Prochaines

wicked to the end ;)


Skadaddyz - hotel california (Eagles Cover...)

some dance to remember, some dance to forget!


Ed Solo & Deekline - Man Down
(Rhianna remix/Cover)

feel di powah of di bassline!


The White Stripes - Jolene

best cover of this dolly parton song. imho best version ever, better than the lame original.


there once was a very very cool cover of 7 nation army by ben l'ounce soul on youtube but all versions by him found there now are lame. maybe it's my german youtube or he had to remove it because of pure awesomeness, idk...

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #23 on: 11 Jul 2016, 00:35 »
Say, why is covers in scare quotes, anyway?
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #24 on: 11 Jul 2016, 08:45 »
Great collection selmiak :)
Since Dolly Parton is mentioned, let's not forget this cover:

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You |


original:

Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You |

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #25 on: 11 Jul 2016, 14:31 »
Here are some fun ones to compare with the originals :)

Can't Get You Out of my Head
Flaming Lips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7yUe7_cWs0
Kylie Minogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c18441Eh_WE

My Humps
Alanis Morissette: url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTVbtwe5-NA
The Black Eyed Peas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEe_eraFWWs

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #26 on: 12 Jul 2016, 02:09 »
I er... think this qualifies:

https://soundcloud.com/alvin-thechipmunkson16sp/call-me

Holy shit! That is one of the most awesome things I have ever heard!

I so want to rip that and use it in a game! It's so unrecognizable a cover you could probably get away with it too...

I wonder how many other Alvin And The Chipmunks songs sound this good when slowed down?!

I'm glad someone appreciates true art! :D

The answer: Basically none of them. There are a bunch of other chipmunks songs by that artist on Soundcloud and none of them are as goth or as intentionally good.


I love the My Humps cover, CaesarCub. She's so above that and yet does it so well.



Oh, this thread reminded me of a series of covers recorded from a radio programme hosted by an Australian TV/radio personality, Andrew Denton. Some of them include:

Pretty Vacant by the Delltones (originally by the Sex Pistols)
I Write the Songs by Diesel (originally by Barry Manilow) -- Mark Lizotte (Diesel) famously did not write his biggest hit :D
S.O.S. by Tonic (originally by ABBA)
Down Under by the Russian Red Army Choir (originally by Men at Work)

There are plenty more. Some of the best don't exist on YouTube anymore (country/western version of Freak by Silverchair).

There's also a cover of I Touch Myself by Rolf Harris which... I er... won't link to. *shudder*

Complete list is here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Denton%27s_Musical_Challenge



Also, there are some NIN covers/mashups that were pretty popular a few years ago. One was Hurt by Johnny Cash, arguably the best version of the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc

And Call Me a Hole by PomDeter. I can't tell you what genre this is. You'll just have to listen to it.

https://soundcloud.com/scottrek/call-me-a-hole-pomdeter



I also really like Type O Negative's version of Day Tripper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1pcjpJROkA
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #27 on: 12 Jul 2016, 20:44 »
Supergrass did some great covers under the name Hot Rats. I particularly liked their rendition of Up The Junction



The original by Squeeze is great as well.

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #28 on: 15 Jul 2016, 19:57 »
System Of A Down - Toxicity - piano cover


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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #29 on: 21 Jul 2016, 10:48 »
Growing up in a home with one older sister whom forced Madonna's 80s and 90s music into our DNA (not a bad thing at all  := )


Jay Smith - Like a prayer

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #30 on: 01 Sep 2016, 07:45 »
This is a favourite of mine = Gin and Juice by the Gourds. :cheesy:


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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #31 on: 01 Sep 2016, 07:46 »
Hmm, no link for some reason. :angry:

Gin and Juice

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #32 on: 08 Sep 2016, 02:48 »
Also, there are some NIN covers/mashups that were pretty popular a few years ago. One was Hurt by Johnny Cash, arguably the best version of the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc

Aside from the original, this is the best.

And Call Me a Hole by PomDeter. I can't tell you what genre this is. You'll just have to listen to it.

https://soundcloud.com/scottrek/call-me-a-hole-pomdeter

That's a mashup, an interesting genre in itself.

I'll add this one to the thread:

Rexway - Hooker With a Penis (Cover of this song by Tool).

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #34 on: 15 Dec 2016, 21:13 »
Not completely different - but I prefer Kurt Vile's version of Downbound Train to Springsteen's original.

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #35 on: 17 Dec 2016, 00:35 »
Ah Haggis, how awesome to see Kurt Vile in here. Loving all the Radiohead cover too, specially the Weird Fishes one.

This seems like an appropriate time to post this jolly seasonal tune:


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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #36 on: 17 Dec 2016, 01:17 »
I have always loved this kind of thing...

Queen's Who Wants to Live Forever? covered by Breaking Benjamin [ LINK ]

Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares to You in Hawaiian [ LINK ]

Guns 'n Roses' Sweet Child o' Mine by Myles Kennedy (w/ Slash on accoustic) [ LINK ]

I could go on and on!

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #37 on: 17 Dec 2016, 22:10 »
Ah Haggis, how awesome to see Kurt Vile in here.

He's a recent find for me - really enjoying his music. Had a bit of a music binge over the past year and bookmarked loads of new artists to listen to. Jason Isbell though I've been a fan of for a long time, since his DBT days... and he's my next entry with another Boss cover -


Also:
Mark Lanegan - You Only Live Twice -

Chris Cornell - I Will Always Love You (acoustic) -
- (tbf the Cornell does like a cover version, some efforts  better than others - but this one gets my vote given he performed it the day WH died in tribute (who also covered it) - what a voice)
Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage -
(and of course his cover of Hurt by Nine Inch Nails)
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #38 on: 22 Apr 2018, 07:48 »
Not an entirely different genre..



Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #39 on: 22 Apr 2018, 12:46 »
Orbital - Doctor?




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