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: BobKay

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
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 12/18/14 04:39 PM

Another to add.

Search Youtube for Scala & Kolacny Brothers.
Example of their stuff:
Yellow (original by Coldplay)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6HOrRcSJQ
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 12/19/14 11:27 AM

Nice one, Chess. I've heard Scala's cover of Radiohead's Creep before, and this one is great, too.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 12/19/14 11:29 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Nice one, Chess. I've heard Scala's cover of Radiohead's Creep before, and this one is great, too.

It takes a bit to get used to though. After two or three songs, i can't listen to anymore. It all sort of drones together.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 12/20/14 03:38 PM

Woah, when did this topic (of all topics) get stickied?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 12/22/14 10:47 AM

I don't know, but I'll bet CV's got stock in 3M.

Negative Orange doesn't cover Chuck Norris songs, Chuck Norris songs cover Negative Orange!
Posted by: DrStrangeQuark

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 03/04/15 08:43 PM

AC/DC Thunderstruck on Acoustic Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMPWfHqVj40
Posted by: DrStrangeQuark

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 03/04/15 08:44 PM

Eric Johnson covers Dylan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp9geCiodNQ
Posted by: bridgman

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 03/05/15 07:19 PM

The Harp Twins playing pretty much everything, obviously...

http://www.harptwins.com/musicVideos.html

The Dave Brubeck Quartet playing "Blue Rondo a la Turk". Yes I know they (Brubeck I guess) wrote the song but I grew up listening to Keith Emerson play "Rondo" on a much-abused Hammond organ, first with the Nice and then with ELP.

I had heard Brubeck's version before but somehow never clued in that it was the original. Talk about a different style !
Posted by: Serenity_Now

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 03/11/15 07:30 PM

Oasis's Wonderwall covered in a 60's elevator lounge style by Mike Flowers Pops. P.S. Blur rules.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 03/12/15 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
Oasis's Wonderwall covered in a 60's elevator lounge style by Mike Flowers Pops. P.S. Blur rules.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ




Don't sneak in crap like that and the end of you post, thinking that the old people won't notice, Trevor. Blur does not and never did "rule." They did, however, have the balls to charge more for each of their simultaneously released remasters than anyone, still!
Posted by: Serenity_Now

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 03/12/15 06:39 PM

grin new Album soon. Preorder now Bob.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 03/15/15 02:13 PM

Lol!

I might, I might. There's always hope that after more than 20 years together, they may actually have gotten good while I wasn't paying attention.

BTW, I always thought that "Wonderwall" WAS elevator music.

So, what's the deal, Trevor? Djou move 3,000 miles east just to be closer to England? I thought one needed to be British to rave after O. or B.?
Posted by: HAY

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 05/05/15 07:07 PM

I get a kick out of Easy Star's All-Stars, whom covered quite a few.

I don't endorse or condone whatever may be happening in the first 20 or seconds but afterwards they sound good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_aYli_1iqs
Posted by: Serenity_Now

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 05/08/15 05:31 AM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
Lol!

I might, I might. There's always hope that after more than 20 years together, they may actually have gotten good while I wasn't paying attention.

BTW, I always thought that "Wonderwall" WAS elevator music.

So, what's the deal, Trevor? Djou move 3,000 miles east just to be closer to England? I thought one needed to be British to rave after O. or B.?


Broke down and ordered. laugh gotta have em all.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 05/08/15 10:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
Originally Posted By: BobKay
Lol!

I might, I might. There's always hope that after more than 20 years together, they may actually have gotten good while I wasn't paying attention.

BTW, I always thought that "Wonderwall" WAS elevator music.

So, what's the deal, Trevor? Djou move 3,000 miles east just to be closer to England? I thought one needed to be British to rave after O. or B.?


Broke down and ordered. laugh gotta have em all.


If they make you happy, then what I think doesn't matter for squats. Hope you enjoy it when it arrives.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 09/26/15 01:52 PM

In less than two weeks, I have tix (sold out) to see THE cover band of all time. I'm 48 years late, but I DO tend to put things off.

These guys were among the very first American bands to "go arena," and that was only 6 months after the release of their freshman album in 1967. When they first played in London, their show was attended by the likes of some Beatles, Stones, Deep Purple, a soon-to-be Led Zeppelin, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix to name a few. The organist was the lead singer, but the other three sang harmonies, with unison vibratos! (That's been so "out" for so long. Lou Gramm, Mickey Thomas, Ronnie Dio, Steve Perry; I can't stand the last two, but all they could sing with full control of their voices, not just good pitch.)

It's also funny that this band is from a time when all good tri-state bands were predominantly comprised of 2nd generation Italians and Jews. (Rascals, Luvin' Spoonful, Billy Joel, Simon and the other guy, The Four Seasons) The reason for that, of course, is that that's who was there! Duh-uh-uh! But, come to think of it, the Italian-Americans were never the songwriters. We built Rome, but we couldn't write a decent pop tune. Carol King sure could!!! Neil Diamond, too! Just like thousands of years ago, we were relegated to only the performance rights and not writing royalties. Damn! I wonder if the Hittites were good tunesmiths?

Both John Paul Jones and Jon Lord copped to wanting "that sound" after they heard it that night. Bands don't chug and huff anymore, like a locomotive. These guys did! Their rhythm section was snatched up by Jeff Beck the instant they disbanded in 1970. Rod Stewart never got billing with Jeff Beck. These two men did! (I love Beck, but he IS an asshole.)

This band appeared at the dawn of art rock, heavy rock, and psychedelia. In some cases, they could be referred to as a noteworthy part of any of those. Their claim to fame in 1967 was their 7-minute, funerary rendition of a very recent hit by the Supremes (before Dianna Ross was just her mildly talented self, all by herself), "You Keep Me Hangin' On." The arrangements were partly inspired by symphonic structures, like presenting the theme, recapitulating the theme, etc. Then they added huge intros; at least two minutes before any vocals. Sometimes they even broke the holy back of recent and monster hits by effing with the melody and chords, too!

I had no idea they kick-started this again 30 years ago, just the nice-weather months of the year, and never more than an overnight drive from their original homes on Lon Gisland [sic]. If they play less than a 3-hour drive from The Island, their fellow homies, Blue Oyster Cult, open for them. Ha! Their opening acts used to include the likes of Zep and Hendrix! And the Cult won't play if they can't drive home in less than two hours. "It's a long way from the top if you wanna rock and roll."

So, if you haven't guessed, or are nowhere near old enough to even have a guess, I am going to see Vanilla Fudge in a 300-seat venue. In 1967, it would have had to be Boston Garden or not at all. They have a fun new album, "Spirit of '67." They beat, torture, dismember, then reassemble 10 big hits from 1967, like Ruby Tuesday, I Can See for Miles, and A Whiter Shade of Pale. If Fred hears what they did with (to?) "For What It's Worth," he will have fits and spasms, maybe even a stroke.

I hope I'm sacrificing 5 years of good hearing and that these guys are going to destroy this little place.
I'll let ya know.
Posted by: Nachosgrande

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 12/30/15 12:37 PM

I'm surprised this one hasn't made the list:

William Shatner doing LITSWD:


https://youtu.be/D-yy2URAYqU

I'm not exactly sure what "style" this qualifies as...
Posted by: bray

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 01/28/16 03:43 PM

Not a big jump in "style", but this is one of my favorite covers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmuT_fTEzZ4
Posted by: bray

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 01/28/16 03:50 PM

And here's another good cover from the same album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjdTiP8DLIA
Posted by: bray

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 01/28/16 04:05 PM

Now ya got me on a roll thinking of some of my favorite covers.
The Cure covering Jimi
https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=th...p;hsimp=yhs-001
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 01/28/16 07:39 PM

Those are all AWESOME Bray! Thanks, man!
Posted by: michael_d

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 02/07/16 06:20 PM

Just heard one of my favorite songs, The Sound of Silence, redone by a metal band... Disturbed. I think it's pretty awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4
Posted by: Ya_basta

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 02/07/16 08:54 PM

This One Direction cover by the yummy and talented Piano Guys is just oh so fab fab fabulous - linky dinky thingy.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 02/08/16 05:48 PM

I know you like to live dangerously, Cam, but remember that hell hath no fury like a queen scorned. I may be an impatient guy at some things, but I can wait yeeeeeaaaaaars for just the right moment to bite your ass off, chair leather, metal tubing and all. smirk
Posted by: Serenity_Now

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 02/08/16 06:30 PM

Lol. Hilariously far Cam. Too far? Who knows for sure. laugh
Posted by: Ya_basta

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 02/08/16 08:23 PM

HEHEHE

Posted by: medic8r

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 02/10/16 08:17 AM

This is not that different a style - going from low-fi pop/rock to a slow piano man vibe, but I really (REALLY REALLY OBSESSED REALLY) like both versions of “Archie, Marry Me”.

The original, by Alvvays: video

Turned into a Death Cab for Cutie slow song, by Ben Gibbard: video
Posted by: spiroh

Re: Songs covered in different styles - 03/12/16 10:05 AM

Here are some I like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXHUpqdnwfE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwxIFk3tZSI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrqmRzP33X8

found thanks to new game of thrones trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUaRPpnsfb4