February 25, 2008

WHAT COVERS DO YOU LIKE?























Is it Radiohead playing The Smiths? Or The Smashing Pumpkins playing the every fabulous Landslide by Fleetwood Mac?
I'm on a quest for the best covers. If you have a favorite I'd love to know. Share your covers with me?

14 comments:

tim & brandi said...

Cat Power - The Covers Record... I promise you'll love it, but I'm guessing you already have it? Also, The Late Great Daniel Johnston - The Covers.

~b

kaili said...

I adore the Sonic Youth cover of Superstar - even though it's been getting a ton of Juno-related play, I still think that it's pretty darned perfect. As a kid I loved the Lagwagon cover of Brown-Eyed Girl...

Anne said...

Off the top of my head - the Beck cover of David Bowie's Diamond Dogs is very cool and creepy while remaining very true to the original. Also, I love most any cover by Cake, there's one floating around of them doing Black Sabbath's War Pigs that I kind of love too.

Katie said...

Nickel Creek covering Brittney Spears "Poison"

Trust me, if you like bluegrass this will knock your socks off

Amie said...

Definitely Nouvelle Vague’s cover of The Killing Moon originally by Echo and the Bunnymen. And Mad World by Michael Andrews originally by Tears for Fears. The one from the film Donnie Darko.

funkycoldmedina said...

Radiohead's cover of Carly Simon's Nobody Does It Better. I have a live version of Thom Yorke introducing it as, "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the sexiest song ever written..."

tara said...

Danny Michel's entire record of Bowie covers -- "Loving the Alien." If you love Danny Michel and Bowie this is a record to be left alone with...

Sara Christine said...

Jeff Buckley's rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." I get chills everytime. Best. Song. Ever!

Golightly said...

I'm scared to admit, but I love Britney's version of My Perogative - its so much edgier and racier.

Tonia Conger said...

This is such a fun list! Thank you everyone, for your contributions! I've got my work cut out for me. And I'm always looking for more recommendations!!

Jenna Holm said...

Okay- here's mine. John Hartford's (old-time/bluegrass legend) version of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart," and Leftover Salmon's version of Taj Mahal's "Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes."

tim & brandi said...

I love The Cure covering Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze.

~b

tim & brandi said...

I'd have to second Brandi's recommendations plus add a few others. Ryan Adams covering Oasis on Wonderwall! I would also throw in Johnny Cash covering NIN Hurt, Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy, Stars covering Morrissey's This Charming Man.

t.

tim & brandi said...

P.S. Speaking of Britney Spears, Travis does a nice rendition of Did It Again. Of course I have to remind myself that these songs weren't actually written by Ms. Spears and therefore one can appreciate the renditions without appreciating the pop star. A twist on the whole love the sinner, hate the sin thing.