Covers that were better

Re: Covers that were better

Postby VCC » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:37 am

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Re: Covers that were better

Postby LMAO » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:51 am

Zenith wrote:Some very good mentions so far.

Will add "One", "Fade to Black" and "Nothing Else Matters" covered by Apocalyptica. It's incredible how Metallica's music sounds so much more profound when played by a quartet of fine cellists.

Whilst I rate Metallica as music writers, I can't bring myself to listen to their music. Always felt they have the tendency to butcher their own compositions.


Oh man, you've reminded me of Scala & Kolacny Brothers' cover⁠—a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the song. And speaking of instrumental covers of Metallica, I love the piano covers of "The Unforgiven".

Going to the other end of the spectrum away from instrumentals, I enjoy Pentatonix for their a cappella covers. Pop music isn't necessarily technically complicated since it follows a basic formula (though they also occasionally cover other genres), but it still amazes me what five people can do with just their voices.
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby Zenith » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:32 pm

↑ I'm probably biased because they're from the same area, but Scala are usually very much on-point with covers of songs you wouldn't necessarily expect would work. Radiohead's "Creep", or lesser known interpretations of Divinyls' "I Touch Myself" and Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag" are a few examples of how universally executable music can be.

Also love how they never shy away from adding appurtenant expletives to their singing. Not something you'd immediately associate with choir ensembles.

Given the geographic limitations they're dealing with, and being the perfectionists that Kolacny's are, I never understood how—over the course of nearly 25 years—the brothers continuously managed to find competent replacements for their choir.

Listening to Pentatonix' cover of "Papaoutai", they look like a talented bunch. Definitely worthy of some additional exploring.

Speaking of a cappella ensembles, Loituma's interpretation of 30s Finnish polka ditty "Ievan Polkka" is fantastic. It highlights one of the world's most vowel-rich languages, that is Finnish. Additionally, each of the members could donate a lung and still have a larger lung capacity than the average human. Not to mention their concentration level. :hail:
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby starmandb » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:02 pm

I write the songs....... barry manilow ( ironically enough he didnt write this) but I love a bit of bazza ..................

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Re: Covers that were better

Postby Phil71 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Takes something to beat Lynrd Skynrd with this, but Warren Haynes & Govt Mule do it hands down.

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Re: Covers that were better

Postby starmandb » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:42 pm

Sorry phil but I'm on one.... tee hee
I like a blues rock stormer as much as the next man....

Honky tonk night time man.... lynyrd skynyrd

but I have to fight the corner of HRT users
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby Phil71 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:00 pm

starmandb wrote:Sorry phil but I'm on one.... tee hee
I like a blues rock stormer as much as the next man....

Honky tonk night time man.... lynyrd skynyrd

but I have to fight the corner of HRT users
Everywhere

Mandy......barry manilow


I went out with a girl called Mandy in the dim and distant past.

Two actually - well one called Mandy and another one called Amanda.

They both came and gave without taking, and I did send them away. Nothing could get in the way of football and beer.
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby starmandb » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:12 pm

Phil71 wrote:
starmandb wrote:Sorry phil but I'm on one.... tee hee
I like a blues rock stormer as much as the next man....

Honky tonk night time man.... lynyrd skynyrd

but I have to fight the corner of HRT users
Everywhere

Mandy......barry manilow


I went out with a girl called Mandy in the dim and distant past.

Two actually - well one called Mandy and another one called Amanda.

They both came and gave without taking, and I did send them away. Nothing could get in the way of football and beer.

I bet they can't smile without you!
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby Gordon Bennit » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:15 am

Haven't hear Apocalyptica's covers of Metallica, will have to check them out. :thumbsup:

Two from me; Metallica's versions of 'Whiskey in the Jar' and 'Breadfan.'
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Re: Covers that were better

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Re: Covers that were better

Postby jayramfootball » Mon May 03, 2021 10:54 am

Hurt by Nine Inch Nails, covered by Johnny Cash



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