Any Unusual Interpretations of Classic Songs

Discussion in 'The Clown House' started by WoodfordReserve-Neat, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Every now and then I hear an old classic done in a really different way. By and large, by an Indie group.
    For example:

    Thurston Moore's (Sonic Youth) rendition of the Carpenters "Super Star"
    For some reason their version really impacts her tragic life in an eerie way.




    Also, the Ramones version of Louis Armstrong's - "What a Wonderful World" ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL9iuAd93B8&feature=related

    These are definitely not remakes to imitate the original artist.... but more often than not, tributes to the original artist in their own and unusual style.

    Anyone else know of any others to add to a list ?
     
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  2. NIN "Hurt" done by Johnny Cash.
     
  3. Cash doing Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt" . Seemed almost like a 'Swan Song' for Cash ?
    Great,Great artist.
     
  4. The Lemonheads - Mrs. Robinson

     
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  5. Faith No More: Easy

     
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  6. the_edski

    the_edski Moderator Emeritus

    Having problems posting Youtube vids from work,but here are two to check out:

    Type O Negative covering Neil Young-Cinnamon Girl

    Zakk Wylde covering Procul Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale
     
  7. I think Alien Ant Farm's cover of Smooth Criminal should be mentioned, although I hate that song
     
  8. I'm a huge Bob Dylan fan (hence the avatar) and there are countless interpretations of many of his songs. Naturally I think it's nigh on impossible to better the originals, but a few notable ones:

    Antony and the Johnsons - Knockin' On Heavens Door.

     
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  9. Marianne Faitfull - It's All Over Now Baby Blue


     
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  10. Nina Simone - I Shall Be Released

     
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  11. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Like A Rolling Stone

     
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  12. An outtake of The Beatles covering Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35


     
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  13. And of course Jimi -


     
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  15. xillion

    xillion Contributor

    Jeff Buckley playing "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side"

     
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  16. Have not heard this one before ! This is great twist on the original.
    Thanks
     
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  17. The Sisters of Mercy covered Dolly Parton's Jolene, Abba's only rockin' song Gimme Gimme Gimme, and my all time favorite, Hot Chocolate's Emma.

    Their 1969 and Gimme Shelter covers are pretty kick ass too.
     
  18. jkh

    jkh

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  19. If I'm not mistaken, this is a Bob Dylan song as well?



    I absolutely love how they harmonize the spoken word. Priceless.

    Edit: I didn't watch very far into this video... sorry about the weird captions throughout.
     
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  20. Yeah, that's a Dylan song. I hadn't heard that cover before.
     

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