(Topic ID: 142278)

Best Rock Song Covers


By SteveO

4 years ago



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#51 4 years ago

GnR's cover of the Boxtops "The Letter" (only done live)

and UFO's cover of Love's "Alone Again Or"

#52 4 years ago

Foo Fighters- Danny Says (Ramones)
Pearl Jam- Why Can't I Touch It? (Buzzcocks). Often played at the end of Wishlist at concerts.

And of course there's this:

#53 4 years ago

Nearly every song on Led Zepelin's first album.

#54 4 years ago

Duran Duran - "Thank You" (Led Zeppelin)

Duran Duran - "White Lines" (Grandmaster Flash)

Every other cover off of their Thank You album is good too.

#55 4 years ago

CCR- "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye)

Molly Hatchet- "Dreams" (Allman Brothers)

#56 4 years ago

Joe Cocker "With a Little help from my Friends" Beatles

Aretha Frankin’s Version Of Otis Redding’s “Respect”

#57 4 years ago

If you're into covers, especially classic rock and traditional blues, check out www.chanceswithwolves.com
Its an online radio show that has a ton of good old fashioned music! Their focus is covers of the classics, Beatles, Micheal Jackson, The Coasters, John Lee Hooker. Great show, over 300 episodes, over 2hrs each.

#58 4 years ago

Hazoff my iron brother, you and I could fill up 5 pages between Slayers "Undisputed Attitude" and Chris Barnes love of bastardizing songs. With that being said, no face punches please....
I have young girls who love Taylor Swift..(I love looking at her ). As far as role models go in this day and age, she is a genuine one. Took my girls to see her and she is truly a class act. Most importantly, she writes all of her songs. When I heard about Ryan Adams doing his own version of 1989, I had to get it. He took her album and turned it into solid fckin gold man; and this is one of the best tracks on there...
Ryan Adams doing "Shake it Off"

#59 4 years ago

Slayer doing DRI's "Violent Pacification" always goes well with Taylor Swift....

#60 4 years ago

Not better than the original, but you can't go wrong with Neil Peart doing Keith Moon..
Rush covering "The Seeker"...(one of my favorite Who tracks)

#61 4 years ago

GWAR covering Billy Ocean's "Get into my Car" is a favorite video on the jukebox in our bar. Very clever that it also morphs into another cover song.

#62 4 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

but when I heard about Ryan Adams doing his own version of 1989, I had to get it. He took her album and turned it into solid fckin gold man; and this is one of the best tracks on there...
Ryan Adams doing "Shake it Off"

Did you know he was @ Expo ? Pinfatale got a pic. with him in the freeplay room apparently he is big into Pinball

#63 4 years ago

A lot of great tunes mentioned here guys. Here's a few more to check out:

SR-71 - In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel cover)

Ataris - Boys of Summer (Don Henley cover)

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - For You (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar (Thin Lizzy cover)

Cheap Trick - In the Street (Big Star cover used on That 70's Show)

#64 4 years ago

Priest doing Joan Baez-

#65 4 years ago
Quoted from Soop:

Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar (Thin Lizzy cover)

Thin Lizzy's version is way better but I give Metallica credit for covering some great songs including two from Budgie, The Misfits and even Anti- Nowhere Leagues "So What"

#66 4 years ago

I walk the line- covered by Live (originally Johnny Cash)
I put a Spell on You covered by CCR (originally Screamin' Jay Hawkins)
Got the Time covered by Anthrax (originally Joe Jackson)
As my Guitar Gently Weeps covered by Jeff Healy (originally The Beatles)

#67 4 years ago

Blue Monday by Orgy
I Put a Spell on You by Marilyn Manson (WileECoyote's post reminded me)

Quoted from Mudflaps:

Tool covered 'No Quarter' by Led Zeppelin. Amazing version.

Love Tool, how have I never heard this??

#68 4 years ago

Dread Zeppelin - "Your Time is Gonna Come" (Led Zeppelin)

This song always brings a smile to my face

#69 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I give Metallica credit for covering some great songs including two from Budgie, The Misfits and even Anti- Nowhere Leagues "So What"

Metallica's version of Last Caress\Green Hell is killer IMO. Garage Day's RE-Re-Visited.

#70 4 years ago

Eric Clapton I shot the sheriff
Joe cocker the letter
Motley crue smokin in the boys room and helter skelter
Pearl jam rockin in the free world
Ted Nugent land of a 1000 dances
Gnfnr live and let die and knockin on heavens door and ain't it fun
Buddy guy mustang sally and sweet home chicago

#71 4 years ago

"I will survive" by Cake

I'm almost surprised by no Nirvana mentions.

#73 4 years ago
Quoted from dsuperbee:

"Symphony" for the devil by Guns n Roses (originally by Rolling Stones)

i think the boston pops did that too...

#74 4 years ago
Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

Did you know he was @ Expo ? Pinfatale got a pic. with him in the freeplay room apparently he is big into Pinball

Yeah I played next to him last year at Expo, wanted to say hey but didnt know many of songs, so I didn't. He has a MET that has its own roadcase that tours with him. The man has A LOT of material to his name, still working through it. My favorite is the sit-in he did with the Cowboy Junkies on "Trinity Re-visited". He is also a huge black/death metal fan. Cool as a cucumber Daddy-O.
Tecumseh yer a great dude with a hot ole lady ! Great to meet you guys Studly,... what a hellacious 3 day party !!!

#75 4 years ago

Motorhead just did a version of Sympathy for the Devil. Sounds pretty good.

#76 4 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Yeah I played next to him last year at Expo, wanted to say hey but didnt know many of songs, so I didn't. He has a MET that has its own roadcase that tours with him. The man has A LOT of material to his nme, still working through it. My favorite is the sit-in he did with the Cowboy Junkies on "Trinity Re-visited". He is also a huge black/death metal fan. Cool as a cucumber Daddy-O.
And yer wife is smokin hot you lucky dog you ! Great to meet you guys Tecumseh, what a hellacious 3 day party !!!

I had never even heard of him till this weekend when she heard he was there & went looking for him but ,Gonna check out his music now //// Thanks Bro yeah I know I'm a lucky bastard IDK what she see's in me but YEAH ! Great meeting you too!! hope we can party again soon @ some other show , maybe MGC ? I'm thinking bout trying that one next & you are always welcome to come down here & party with us during Freeplay Florida in November

#77 4 years ago

Mr. Barnes on a smokin hot Exodus rip...

#78 4 years ago

THE GRATEFUL DEAD " The Werewolves of London " Warren Zevon


GRATEFUL DEAD " Werewolves of London " 07/08/78 Red Rocks

#79 4 years ago

Billy Idol's cover of "L.A. Woman" would surely get a thumbs up from Jim Morrison.

#80 4 years ago

Just a few more off the top of my head . . . .

Aerosmith covering Lightning Hopkins "Baby, Please Don't Go"
Jeff Healey Band covering Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown"
Tesla covering Robin Trower's "Day of The Eagle"
The Outlaws covering Stan Jones "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky
Stars covering Kiss version of "Heaven's On Fire"
Gamma Ray covering Rainbow's "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll"
Scorpions covering The Who "I Can't Explain"
Tesla covering Deep Purple's "Space Truckin"
Stratovarius wicked up tempo cover of Rainbow's "Kill The King"

#81 4 years ago

No cover. Original.
Thread-burglar strikes again.

#82 4 years ago

Primus - Master of Puppets

Well just a bit of it but you'll get the jist.

#83 4 years ago

Slayer - In A Gadda Da Vida

#84 4 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Slayer doing DRI's "Violent Pacification" always goes well with Taylor Swift....
» YouTube video

I also really like Slayers version of filler/I don't want to hear it , by Minor Threat

#85 4 years ago

Zepparella - When the Levee Breaks - Led Zep. - Best Cover ever....Harmonica is better than original.

#86 4 years ago

George Thorogood & the Delaware destroyers - "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"

#88 4 years ago
Quoted from limelime20:

Zepparella - When the Levee Breaks - Led Zep. - Best Cover ever....Harmonica is better than original.

This doesn't come close to the original, not terrible but not close.

#90 4 years ago
Quoted from limelime20:

Zepparella - When the Levee Breaks - Led Zep. - Best Cover ever....Harmonica is better than original.
» YouTube video

I think I'm in love with the guitarist...

http://www.gretchenmenn.com/index.html

#91 4 years ago
Quoted from woz:

I think I'm in love with the guitarist...
http://www.gretchenmenn.com/index.html

Indeed. All that & she is a jet pilot too. They are playing Dec 4th in Portland, OR. I'm there!

#92 4 years ago

Fear Factory did U2's "I will follow" I like the Fear Factory version more .

1 month later
#93 4 years ago

Coming back from break on the Stern show this morning, they played Prince doing Radiohead's Creep. It sounded awesome.

#94 4 years ago

Johnny Thunders "Pipeline" (Chantays)

Siouxsie & The Banshees "The Passenger" (Iggy Pop)

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