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  1. #21
    I think Placebo did a fantastic job with Running Up That Hill but its strength is a testament to the quality of the song more than anything else. There have been other great versions of it, my fave being quite an understated electro version by the Chromatics. Well worth looking up - I'd link to it but I'm on my iPod right now. Also there's a pretty decent emo version by Icon and the Black Roses. It's just a great song.

  2. #22
    Metallica's version of Whiskey In The Jar doesn't touch the Thin Lizzy version, which is kind of a cover when you consider it's worked from a traditional song.

    Anyone who mentions the atrocity that is the Scissor Sister's Comfortably Numb gets a huge slapdown!

    How Soon Is Now; as much as I like the original, I can't help but feel this one packs more of a punch. No laughing at the back!


  3. #23
    The video's not showing up for me, I can only hope it's the Mike Flowers Pops version! Got it in Woolworths on cassette for about 10p back in the day.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    How Soon Is Now; as much as I like the original, I can't help but feel this one packs more of a punch. No laughing at the back!
    You have to be kidding. The only punch they'll get is in the face.

  5. #25
    You guys are funny.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Roddie View Post
    You have to be kidding. The only punch they'll get is in the face.
    The original is awesome, but I like the cover as well. Can't tell you how surprised I was when I heard it, assumed it would be crap....

    I'll get my hat....

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Roddie View Post
    You have to be kidding. The only punch they'll get is in the face.
    Very good! The cover was not that bad actually.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Anyone who mentions the atrocity that is the Scissor Sister's Comfortably Numb gets a huge slapdown!
    I think that's a great cover - it's completely different to the original. Save for the lyrics, you'd have no idea it was a cover at all - which is exactly how it should be imo.

    Personally I prefer it to the original, but then I'm not really keen on post-Barrett Floyd (save for Meddle).

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by prinnysquad View Post
    Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah
    Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
    Agree with these two.

    Surprised no one mentioned 'Got to Get You Into My Life' by Joe Pesci (bit of swearing in clip at start)


  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty View Post
    This might be a potentially feather-ruffling choice, but I like Wheatus's take on A Little Respect much more than the Erasure version. It's just louder and a lot more rockin' for me.
    I fully appreciate that whether a band is perceived as 'good' or not is utterly subjective but one incontrovertible fact, proven by science again and again, is that Wheatus, and more specifically the bolly-eyed singer and the Toady-out-of-Neighbours lookalike wanker who plays the bongos, need horsewhipping. Then shooting.

    Now in terms of covers, one of my absolute favourite covers, which I think absolutely surpasses the original is (perhaps a bit obviously) Nouvelle Vague's version of In a Manner of Speaking:


    I've seen them do it live several times with various singers and each time it's been different in some way but every bit as great.

    Tuxedomoon's original is good though, just different. I like the more detached, icy post-punkness of it:
    Last edited by endo; 29-09-2010 at 08:54 AM.

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