Songs covered in different styles

Posted by: pmbuko

Songs covered in different styles - 09/08/13 03:03 PM

Maybe this thread will go somewhere, maybe it won't. I'll start with this example of an early 90s Metallica song covered by a bluegrass band.

http://youtu.be/3c7bISLhVl8
Posted by: fredk

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/09/13 12:10 AM

That was fun. You're on a roll this week.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/09/13 08:18 AM

Great idea!

Here is an old, often referred to one, Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" done by the four cellists of Apocolyptica.

Not that I dislike the original but this really becomes such a beautiful song when you remove James Hetfield's growly voice.
I think even JohnK would approve.

Nothing Else Matters
Posted by: Murph

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/09/13 08:19 AM

Keeping on a similar theme,

David Garrett performing Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on violin
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/09/13 12:45 PM

Here's the same bluegrass band, Iron Horse, covering Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine

It works much better than Enter Sandman.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/09/13 12:48 PM

But this cover of Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train beats them all. smile
Posted by: ArthurC

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/09/13 12:58 PM

Been a fan of Luther Wright and The Wrong's "Rebuild The Wall" album which is a alt country/bluegrass rendition of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album.

You can likely find the whole thing on YouTube. Here's Young Lust - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7QJ48vQGMg

/a
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/09/13 01:41 PM

The difference in styles is not as dramatic as the examples given so far, but I've always enjoyed the Hindu Love Gods album. The band equation is:

Hindu Love Gods = R.E.M. - Michael Stipe + Warren Zevon.

Here's their blues rock cover of Raspberry Beret.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/09/13 03:02 PM

Cool thread. I wouldn't be fulfilling my responsibility if I didn't offer the link for the Flamenco version of Hotel California from The Big Lebowski.
Posted by: a401classic

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/11/13 07:00 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
But this cover of Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train beats them all. smile

Had to play this for Mrs. Classic, who immediately picked up her mandolin and figured it out pretty quickly. Then hopped on iTunes and purchased it, then sent the link to our niece who plays banjo. We may be taking this "Down South" thing a bit too far...

We have found THIS place and one of the bands I saw on a Tuesday (Bluegrass night) did several covers including Pink Floyd's "Time" - and it worked!
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/12/13 12:10 PM

I have to pitch in on this one...

If you thought Kraftwerk could not brilliantly be recreated on acoustic guitar, you must listen to this . It stands on it's own even if you didn't know it was a Kraftwerk song. Of course, since I LOVE Kraftwerk, it gives me extra goosebumps! grin
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/12/13 01:47 PM

I really like that last one, Mary. I suppose I should listen to some Kraftwerk sometime... wink
Posted by: Murph

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/13/13 10:23 AM

Initially disappointed.....
This has nothing to do with Kraft Dinner

Then Intrigued.....
Kinda cool music. I'm not a big electronica guy but now I need some Kraftwerk to try out on the Axioms

Currently happy....
Just cause Mary is posting again!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/13/13 10:35 AM

This next link doesn't actually fit with the theme since it's a style of music typically only played on one instrument being played on another instrument.

I bring you an entire album of Debashish Bhattacharya playing Indian sitar music on the Hawaiian slide guitar. It's great to listen to while you work. (Yes, I'm actually working.)
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/13/13 11:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph
Initially disappointed.....
This has nothing to do with Kraft Dinner


At least no one said, "Hey, that's a Coldplay song!" eek Coldplay used the melody of "Computer Love" in their song, "Talk". Of course, "Computer Love" is a MUCH cooler song! grin
Posted by: CV

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/15/13 01:51 PM

Another one that's not a different style, just a different instrument.

Extreme Accordion Skills
Posted by: Amie

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/19/13 12:44 PM

We just heard Paul Anka covering Oasis (Murph, I think that means it would pass SoCan requirements, right?)

Betcha Secretly Sing Along
Posted by: Murph

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/19/13 03:32 PM

I think Paul Anka is automatically exempt because SoCan rules don't cover the undead.

Actually to be fair, I just wikied him and he is not as old as I thought he was.
Posted by: Amie

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/20/13 05:57 AM

He went to school with Ian's Aunt... so he can't be that old, right? smile Kind of an impressive Wiki, actually!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/27/13 12:36 PM

Here's a girl covering Sweet Child o' Mine on a Chinese Guzheng. I was impressed.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/27/13 09:52 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Here's a girl covering Sweet Child o' Mine on a Chinese Guzheng. I was impressed.

Just how much time do you have at work [for lunch] anyway?
smile
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/27/13 09:58 PM

Our boss is European. We have all the time for lunch we need.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/29/13 12:22 AM


Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/29/13 07:18 AM

Simon and Garfunkel's the Sound of Silence?
Posted by: Hellcommute

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/29/13 10:23 PM

how about Hugo's version of Jay Z's "99 Problems"

Too fun.

Posted by: Nachosgrande

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/30/13 11:35 AM

Johnny Cash covering "Hurt" by NIN: http://youtu.be/o22eIJDtKho
and "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarden: http://youtu.be/EtbuUlSGXzc
Posted by: Argon

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 01/16/14 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph
Great idea!

Here is an old, often referred to one, Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" done by the four cellists of Apocolyptica.

Not that I dislike the original but this really becomes such a beautiful song when you remove James Hetfield's growly voice.
I think even JohnK would approve.

Nothing Else Matters

Here I am on my day off and OK....in one post I am going to reveal my "Old Fartness" and the fact that I have not been here lately.

I am blown away by Apocolyptica - I had never heard of them until I pulled up this thread. I have now been surfing Youtube for the past hour. Even my wife came upstairs to check it out.
Posted by: Argon

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 01/16/14 11:27 AM

I don't have a video but this thread puts me in mind of seeing my daughters sing "Dirty Deeds" while playing acoustic guitar. I get a smile everytime I hear AC DC now.
Posted by: GOD

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 01/18/14 01:05 PM

That's cute, but when they start playing the Sid Vicious version of Sinatra's "I Did it My Way," I'd get very nervous.
Posted by: Strider53

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 04/08/14 08:31 AM

I found this enjoyable-
The Doors:Hello, I Love You performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra

DECCA recording:467350

Directed by Peter Scholes
This is actually a collection of Doors music arranged for full orchestra.

Well worth a listen!
/Jeff
Posted by: oakvillematt

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 06/05/14 01:01 PM

I still think that Orgy's grunge version of Blue Monday is far better than the original New Order version. but that is just me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e_nJRzCpBE&feature=kp
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 06/05/14 03:05 PM

I agree, Matt.
Posted by: zero002021

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 06/12/14 04:04 AM

Ra's cover of Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic is a hard rock take on a classic by The Police. I like it better than the original:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d89ADk2f32Q
Posted by: michael_d

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 11/07/14 11:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph


I like that. Had to order his latest CD....

I just picked up a CD by Girl in a Coma, "Adventures in Coverland". They redo a bunch of cover songs. This one in particular is pretty good. An oldie, Pasty Cline's, Walking after Midnight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VfN6UmQlfI

They do well with this one too, As the World Falls Down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7ju56qtO2k