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Best reinterpretations/interesting covers in different styles

post #1 of 26
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I love when a song is redone in a different style.
Some of my faves:

1) _Minnie_the_Moocher_ in Hip-hop in _The_Mask_
2) _Kashmir_ (one of the best songs of all time!) "rappified" by P.Diddy with
Jimmy Page in the credits of some CG animated movie. And I'm not a rap
fan.
3) P Simon's _America_ by Yes.
4) The _Carol_of_the_Bells_ by TSO
5) _Fanfare_for_the_Commmon_Man_ by ELP. They do some other good ones, too.
6) _Hocus_Pocus_ by Gary Hoey (still rock, but good. And his quote from
_Stranglehold_ fits in well.)
7) _In_the_Hall_of_the_Mountain_King_ - Rick Wakeman (best version on
_Classic_Tracks_.) Triumph does a good one on _Stages_.
8) Jon Anderson's _State_of_Independence_ by Moodswings. Donna Summers' was
good, too.
9) _Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_ by Sky.
10) Blake's poem _The_Tyger_ by Tangerine Dream
11) Longfellow's poem _The_Song_of_Hiawatha_ by Mike Oldfield.
12) _Funky_Town_ by Pseudo Echo
13) _Turn_the_Beat_Around_ by Miami Sound Machine

I just heard a Ska version of _Detroit_Rock_City_. I think it was Big Bad
Voodoo Daddy.

A Muzak(tm) (yes, the real Muzak(tm)) of _Whole_Lotta_Love_

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post #2 of 26
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Originally Posted by Amarok View Post
2) _Kashmir_ (one of the best songs of all time!) "rappified" by P.Diddy with
Jimmy Page in the credits of some CG animated movie. And I'm not a rap
fan.
4) The _Carol_of_the_Bells_ by TSO

#2 featured some of the greatest lines of all-time: "I want to fight you...I'll f-ing bite you" and "All my friends, all my foes, damn these ho's, steppin' on my toes". Awful song, but P-Diddy isn't capable of any better. The movie, btw, was the equally awful "Godzilla".

#4 I agree on. Awesome rendition. Love it.
post #3 of 26
"The Brave And The Bold" by Tortoise and Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Also, the Gipsy Kings version of "Hotel California"
post #4 of 26
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"The Brave And The Bold" by Tortoise and Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Also, the Gipsy Kings version of "Hotel California"
That sounds cool!
What album is it on?

I also remember hearing a rock version of _O_Fortuna_ from _Carmina_Burana_,
but I can't remember who did it.
post #5 of 26
Rock Plaza Central - Sexy Back (Justin Timberlake)
I've grown an addicition to this song...Maybe i should check out the original...

Here's a link.
http://hypem.com/track/218852
post #6 of 26
Type O Negative - "Day Tripper" (beatles cover)

once again:
Dynamite hack - "Boyz n da hood" (NWA cover)

Mindless self Indulgence - "Bring the Pain" (Wu-Tang Clan cover)
(hate the band, love the cover)
post #7 of 26
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That sounds cool!
What album is it on?
I think it was used on the soundtrack to The Big Lebowski.

As for an interesting cover, check out Dolly Parton's version of "Stairway to Heaven." Yeah, really. And it's good. Dolly is terrific when she gets away from pop country and back to her acoustic, bluegrass roots.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Amarok View Post
That sounds cool!
What album is it on?

I also remember hearing a rock version of _O_Fortuna_ from _Carmina_Burana_,
but I can't remember who did it.
The Gypsy Kings' version of Hotel California is on a great 2-CD set called Rubaiyat. It's Elekra's anniversary cover album I believe. Some other great covers on there too, like The Sugarcubes covering Motorcyle Mama, the 10,000 Maniacs covering These Days, Metallica covering, uh, i forget what, and so on.
post #9 of 26
I like both Minnie Riperton's (feat. Jose Feliciano) interpretation of The Door's "Light My Fire", as well as Al Green's cover. Interesting contrasts.
post #10 of 26
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The Gypsy Kings' version of Hotel California is on a great 2-CD set called Rubaiyat. It's Elekra's anniversary cover album I believe. Some other great covers on there too, like The Sugarcubes covering Motorcyle Mama, the 10,000 Maniacs covering These Days, Metallica covering, uh, i forget what, and so on.
If that's the album I'm thinking of, then Metallica covered Queen's
_Stone_Cold_Crazy_, but it wasn't my cup'o'tea.

I also remember the Lemonhead's cover of a Paul Simon (and Garfunkel?) song.
Was it at the end of a _Waynes_World_ movie? It was very good.

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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
I think it was used on the soundtrack to The Big Lebowski.

As for an interesting cover, check out Dolly Parton's version of "Stairway to Heaven." Yeah, really. And it's good. Dolly is terrific when she gets away from pop country and back to her acoustic, bluegrass roots.
This is one of the coolest things about covers... you never know who's gonna
do a great one... or who's gonna take a song you didn't like a make it into one
you do.

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post #12 of 26
'Star Spangled Banner' by Jimi Hendrix
post #13 of 26
David Bromberg- Mr. Bojangles
Mindy Smith- Jolene
Screaming Trees- Working Class Hero
Simon & Garfunkel, Pentangle or Sarah Brightman- Scarborough Fair
Leslie West- House of the Rising Sun

Dolly does a few covers on that live CD. Pretty good from a HOF country artist.
post #14 of 26
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'Star Spangled Banner' by Jimi Hendrix
D'OH!
I missed one of the most definitive of all time!
post #15 of 26
Nina Gordon's cover of NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" is pretty much the best cover I've heard in which the style is completely changed.

The Easy Star Allstars' dub-reggae interpretation of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album is an interesting take on things, although I did find it very repetitive after a while.
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