Thursday, December 4, 2008

Rant: 20 Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Original

So there are alot of covers out there. Most of them are utter shit. Either they are direct copies of the originals, or they try to put a creative spin on them that send down the spiral of hell. However, every so often a truly great cover comes along, a song that is so awesome that I cannot enjoy the original song nearly as much as I did before. Some of these are great songs covered by great bands, and some are crappy songs made great. This is my list of those songs:
  1. Bruce Dickinson with Godspeed - "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" - Originally by Black Sabbath
  2. Demons & Wizards - "Immigrant Song" - Originally by Led Zeppelin
  3. Dope - "You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)" - Originally by Dead or Alive
  4. Eric Clapton - "Cocaine" - Originally by J.J. Cale
  5. Eric Clapton - "I Shot The Sheriff" - Originally by Bob Marley
  6. Foo Fighters - "Darling Nikki" - Originally by Prince
  7. Gary Jules - "Mad World" - Originally by Tears For Fears
  8. Guns N' Roses - "Hair of The Dog" - Originally by Nazareth
  9. Guns N' Roses - "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - Originally by Bob Dylan
  10. Guns N' Roses - "Sympathy For The Devil" - Originally by The Rolling Stones
  11. GWAR - "School's Out" - Originally by Alice Cooper
  12. Helloween - "Hocus Pocus" - Originally by Focus
  13. Iced Earth - "Shooting Star" - Originally by Bad Company
  14. Iced Earth - "Transylvania" - Originally by Iron Maiden
  15. Jimi Hendrix - "All Along The Watchtower" - Originally by Bob Dylan
  16. Johnny Cash - Hurt" - Originally by Nine Inch Nails
  17. Metallica - "Sabbra Cadabra" (With "A National Acrobat" mixed in the middle) - Originally by Black Sabbath
  18. Tesla - "Signs" - Originally by Five Man Electrical Band
  19. Type O Negative - "Hey Pete" - Originally "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix
  20. Ugly Kid Joe - "Cat's In The Cradle" - Originally by Harry Chapin


Anonymous said...

Nice list, 2 covers I can think of offhand that are way better than the originals are Death's cover of Painkiller by Priest and Alabama Thunderpussy's cover of All I can Do is Write About It by Skynrd.

The Klepto said...

I'm not a fan of Death Metal, so I prob will never hear the Death cover, and I really like Alabama Thunderpussy but it is so hard to find any of their stuff. I've got like 5 songs by them, and thats all I can get ahold of.

DPTH International said...

Rufio do a killer cover of Madonna's "Like A Prayer" and although I might be commiting blasphemy, Voivod's covers of 2 Pink Floyd songs "Astronomy Domine" and "The Nile Song" are awesome.