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My vote ....

Postby slparry » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:32 pm

…. for best cover EVER goes to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4
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Re: My vote ....

Postby Paul » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:17 am

I'll see your "Disturbed" cover and raise you a Glen Campbell cover of a foo fighters song. I would love to have been a fly on the wall when Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters took the call from Glen Campbell's management asking for permission for Glen to cover a couple of their tracks. Thats got to be, on paper, a fairly unlikely cross over, but man, it works beautifully. Fire up your spotify and listen to the classic album "Meet Glen Campbell" if you'd like to hear more inspired covers from the great man.

Like the example Steve posted,it's not a carbon copy of the original, but rather an interesting and fresh new interpretation which is every bit as good, if not better than the original. I really hate the sort of cover which is an almost indistinguishable note-for-note replica of the original, which seemed to be so popular in the 90's and early 00's. Steps, I'm looking at you, and yes that truly was a tragedy.

Anyway, RIP Glen Campell, a great singer and musician.
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Re: My vote ....

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:12 pm

Disturbed - gets my vote its epic
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Re: My vote ....

Postby SP250 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:26 pm

Started to listen to it and got bored after the first minute - mind you I don't rate the original either, but that's just me.
Never heard of Disturbed (or Spotify, Paul - had to google it).
But then, as is befitting of my age, I saw many of the great bands in their heyday.
My best cover would be Key to the Highway from the Layla album with Duane Allman & EC trading licks.
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