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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:38 pm UTC

System of a Down - "Zelda Theme"


That wasn't SOAD. People mislabel that MP3 all the time.

It was Mr Bungle, if I'm not mistaken.
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Postby Wilibus » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:42 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
System of a Down - "Zelda Theme"


That wasn't SOAD. People mislabel that MP3 all the time.

It was Mr Bungle, if I'm not mistaken.

It certainly sounds like Serj's voice in every version I have heard.
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:45 pm UTC

Which is how the mistake gets made so often.

But now that I check on it, it's definitely Mr Bungle.

I know that SOAD deny it every time it's attributed to them, but nobody really seems to listen to them.
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Postby digitalc » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:45 pm UTC

A Perfect Circle- Imagine (Cover of John Lennon's)

The eMOTIVE album is almost entirely a cover album by them, and there are so many good covers. I particularly like the Lennon cover though.

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Postby Phenriz » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:45 pm UTC

Wilibus wrote:
Belial wrote:
System of a Down - "Zelda Theme"


That wasn't SOAD. People mislabel that MP3 all the time.

It was Mr Bungle, if I'm not mistaken.

It certainly sounds like Serj's voice in every version I have heard.


Same, although if there's some proof I'd gladly relabel my mp3.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:47 pm UTC

digitalc wrote:A Perfect Circle- Imagine (Cover of John Lennon's)

The eMOTIVE album is almost entirely a cover album by them, and there are so many good covers. I particularly like the Lennon cover though.


Agreed, I like how the shift in tone makes the whole song a lot less optimistic.

My favourite is their cover of their own song, Counting Bodies Like Sheep.

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Postby digitalc » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:50 pm UTC

I like the original of that one better though, Pet off of Thirteenth Step. The cover is good though.

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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:51 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:
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System of a Down - "Zelda Theme"


That wasn't SOAD. People mislabel that MP3 all the time.

It was Mr Bungle, if I'm not mistaken.

It certainly sounds like Serj's voice in every version I have heard.


Same, although if there's some proof I'd gladly relabel my mp3.


Closest thing I can do on short notice:

http://www.gettherhythm.com/m/mr_bungle/the_legend_of_zelda.html

Unfortunately, it's a live show, so it won't show up on either band's discography..... ::grumble::
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Postby Wilibus » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:15 pm UTC

Actually, this is what i was able to dig up. Looks like it was by The Rabbit Joint.

http://www.myspace.com/therabbitjoint
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:18 pm UTC

Can't access myspace from work. Does the Rabbit Joint claim credit for it?
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Postby Wilibus » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:20 pm UTC

They do. Oddly enough normally I can't access myspace from work either, but there was no problem. Although I couldn't find any info through any of the sites google brought up, so I am going to take it with a grain of salt.

But definitely not System of a Down.
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Postby Alisto » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:21 pm UTC

I maintain that Fiona Apple's "Across the Universe" is better than the original.

Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower".

The Battlestar Galactica version of "All Along the Watchtower".

"Come On Eileen", Save Ferris.

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Postby rachel » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:47 pm UTC

I used to have a cover of Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass" done by Sum 41. Always a good time.

As far as really good covers go, Ryan Adams (no, not Bryan Adams) covered Oasis' "Wonderwall" and it is loads better than the original. Liam Gallagher even said so.
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Postby PhantomReality » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:49 pm UTC

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Postby I Zimbra » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:38 pm UTC

Alisto wrote:I maintain that Fiona Apple's "Across the Universe" is better than the original.


Bah, her version isn't even as good as Rufus Wainwright's, which isn't as good as the original.

While we're on the subject, Rufus' cover of "Hallelujah" is totally tits.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:40 pm UTC

I Zimbra wrote:
Alisto wrote:I maintain that Fiona Apple's "Across the Universe" is better than the original.


Bah, her version is better than Rufus Wainwright's, which isn't as good as the original.

While we're on the subject, Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" is totally tits.

I have to fix so many things in this thread... speaking of Hallelujah: (I bolded the awesome ones)

Among the many other musicians who have performed covers of this song are Brandi Carlile, Myles Kennedy, Maxwell Murder/Saturday's Car Ride Home, Jeff Martin, Alex Lloyd, Sephira, Willie Nelson, Elisa, Beefy, Bono, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Bret Darby, Clare Bowditch, Fred Eaglesmith, Steve Acho, Allison Crowe, Patricia O'Callaghan, David Bazan, Jackie Greene, Fiona Apple, Julie Felix, Damien Leith, Anthony Michael Hall [1], Bettie Serveert, Custard, k.d. lang, Kevin Max, Gord Downie, Simple Plan, Gov't Mule, Steffen Brandt/Tina Dickow (in Danish translation), K's Choice, Enrique Morente (flamenco version, translated to Spanish), Street to Nowhere, Wayne Whittaker, the Prayerbabies, Kevin Christy, Kathryn Williams, Lucky Jim, Over the Rhine, Myrra Malmberg, Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, Michael Wolff, The Teamakers, Imogen Heap, Joe Wilson, and Hilary Scott. Fall Out Boy sampled the song on their 2007 album Infinity on High, on the track "Hum Hallelujah". The West did a cover of the song on the "4 Song EP" entitling it "Song for Leonard". The website SadKermit.com posted a cover of SadKermit covering the song in Buckley's style. Another published cover can be found on the single Tausend Tränen Tief (1999) by the German band Blumfeld.

Alistair Griffin performed a cover of this song as well as recording a version with modified lyrics referencing the former Middlesbrough Football Club player Mark Viduka. Leonard Cohen has now given permission for the song to be released as a charity download, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Counting live performances, the list of artists who have performed "Hallelujah" includes Ari Hest, Chris Frank, Brandi Carlile, Bon Jovi, Doug Parmenter, Howie Day, Gavin DeGraw, Dave Dobbyn, The Dresden Dolls, Chris Clonts, Damien Rice, David Ford, Jay Clifford, Mike Winger, Tim Minchin, Regina Spektor, Starsailor, Donna Lynne Champlin, Alter Bridge, Todd Carey, Pain of Salvation, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Waters, David Bazan, at17, and Popa Chubby.

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Postby Kawa » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:10 pm UTC

I Zimbra wrote:
Alisto wrote:I maintain that Fiona Apple's "Across the Universe" is better than the original.


Bah, her version isn't even as good as Rufus Wainwright's, which isn't as good as the original.

While we're on the subject, Rufus' cover of "Hallelujah" is totally tits.

So then what do we all think of the Jeff Buckley version?
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Postby Jesse » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:49 pm UTC

Kawa wrote:
I Zimbra wrote:
Alisto wrote:I maintain that Fiona Apple's "Across the Universe" is better than the original.


Bah, her version isn't even as good as Rufus Wainwright's, which isn't as good as the original.

While we're on the subject, Rufus' cover of "Hallelujah" is totally tits.

So then what do we all think of the Jeff Buckley version?


The Jeff Buckley one is the best EVER!

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Postby I Zimbra » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:07 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Among the many other musicians who have performed covers of this song are...Anthony Michael Hall


Is this THE Anthony Michael Hall? If so I may have to track this down for, uhh, research.

I really don't get the love for Fiona Apple. I have no use for her outside of the video for "Criminal" and saying silly things at awards shows.

Kawa wrote:So then what do we all think of the Jeff Buckley version?

I'm not a big fan of his version. His cover of "Dancin' in the Moonlight" was much better, even though that's not as good of a song.
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Postby mrguy753 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:21 pm UTC

I really like Imogen Heap's voice in her cover of "Hallelujah". But Rufus'
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Postby Stief » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:37 am UTC

There's a cover I haven't heard, but I've heard of and really want to hear...it's Cradle Of Filth covering Stay by Shakespear's Sister...
They apparently had plans to cover it a while back with Liv Kristine (the lead singer of Leaves' Eyes who guest sang on Nymphetamine)...but it hasn't come out :cry:
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Postby Kawa » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:01 am UTC

mrguy753 wrote:I really like Imogen Heap's voice in her cover of "Hallelujah". But Rufus'
version is better.

....There's an Imogen Heap cover of "Hallelujah"?! Holy crap! Tell me more!
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Postby The Sleeping Tyrant » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:13 am UTC

On the topic of Hallelujah covers, I really love Pain of Salvation's. They covered it at a few (maybe more? I only know of a couple) of their concerts. Mainly, I'm just a fanboy for their vocalist, but he does have such a lovely voice.

Here is a link to a video of it for anyone interested. I'd suggest skipping to about 1:45, because because they just repeat a rhythm part for that first bit while getting ready to start.

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Postby haveblue » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:27 am UTC

Not really "interesting", but I like Mastodon's cover of Orion by Metallica

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Postby Castaway » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:28 am UTC

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You forgot MSI - La-Di-Da-Di, which I would say is better than all three of those.

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Postby Owijad » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:41 am UTC

Mat Weddle's cover of Hey Ya, and

Nina Gordon's cover of Straight Out Of Compton.

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Postby notallama » Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:52 am UTC

Castaway wrote:You forgot MSI - La-Di-Da-Di, which I would say is better than all three of those.

i wasn't aware it existed. is it on a cd?

edit: msi – bring the acapella

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Postby Belial » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:02 am UTC

It's on one of the releases of "You'll Rebel to Anything" as a bonus track.
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Postby djn » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:43 pm UTC

I'm sort of fond of the Hurra Torpedo cover of Total Eclipse of the Heart. It's somewhat gimmicky and the musical quality is dubious, but on the other hand: I have seen them do it live, and there's certain energy about it that made it well worth seeing. :D

Also, I'm very glad someone mentioned the Apocalyptica + Nina Hagen cover of Seemann. It's so delightfully pompous, and Nina Hagen ... ooh.
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Postby semicolon » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:27 am UTC

PhantomReality wrote:THE GREY ALBUM

Not a cover. Bah!

Bjork - Gloomy Sunday (just found out about it a few weeks ago)
Johnny Cash - all the stuff on American IV: The Man Comes Around (Personal Jesus, In My Life, Hurt, We'll Meet Again, etc.)

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Postby Peevish » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:12 am UTC

Rasputina - Bad Moon Rising; Creedence Clearwater Revival covered with distorted cellos, female vocals, transposed into a minor key. Give a listen.

Can't find any musical samples, but there's also Conspiracy Of Beards: 30+ all male acapella choir that performs covers of Leonard Cohen. Exclusively.

And as long as we're talking about System Of A Down, they do a fine cover of Shame On A Nigga as well. And that lyrical Zelda theme may not be sung by Serj Tankien, but it is most definitely not Mike Patton.

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Postby Meowsma » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:22 am UTC

How has this thread gone this far without a mention of...

Luther Wright and the Wrongs - "Rebuild the Wall"

It's a country/bluegrass remix of most of the songs on Pink Floyd's The Wall. It's really good, actually, and much more to my taste than the original.

Also, that Zelda theme is indeed by The Rabbit Joint. I can dig up some confirmation by the people at FFR (which has that song in the game, and don't use songs without explicit permission) if you want, but the matter seems to have been settled.

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Postby ChooChoo » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:06 am UTC

Disturbed has done some great covers.

Like "Shout" by Tears For Fears and "Land of Confusion" by Genesis.

Korn did an awesome cover of "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd.

I have some more, but I can't recall them all at the moment.

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Postby parkaboy » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:57 am UTC

i adore well-done covers and tribute albums.

i have one cd called "The World Still Wont Listen" - a punk tribute album to The Smiths. some of the songs are AWFUL. most are great. I also used to have a latin tribute album to The Cure. some beautiful remakes on that one.

Beverly Killbillies do an interesting cover of Cash's "Wanted Man"

favorite cover ever is probably Razed in Black doing Disintegration or Godhead's version of Elenor Rigby
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Postby Alisto » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:01 am UTC

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Postby halkun » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:14 am UTC

These are my favorite covers from the very famous, very talented, and very beautiful Utada Hikaru.

You know, Utada Hikaru?

Most likely you have never heard of her, which breaks my heart.

Living on my Own

Fly me to the moon

Take on Me

This one is a little more original. It's a remake of "Paint it Black" in Japanese... The lyrics have been translated and the music is...different, but it's the same song

Amai Wana (Paint it Black)

If you want to hear one of her original songs... Here's one.

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Postby Alisto » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:30 am UTC

halkun wrote:These are my favorite covers from the very famous, very talented, and very beautiful Utada Hikaru.

You know, Utada Hikaru?


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Postby tutwabee » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:23 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Music Review: Wierd Cover Songs
Metallica - Turn The Page ... Perhaps the greatest Metallica song in recent years, this heavy-metal take of the soulful Bob Seger classic of the loneliness of the road seems to take the whole world away (if you have enough power in your sub-woofer... this song has BASS!) Hetfield's voice gets its first decent workout in years, and they remembered what song gave them their first taste of ultra-fame... the quiet, restrained, angry and lonely metal guitar and the huge, almost operatic sound of the entire band working together. God, I love this song.

Damn! I was going to mention Turn The Page!

Oh and I can't believe Devo covered Head Like a Hole.

http://www.thecoverproject.com is a great place to find covers.

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Postby gulnare » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:25 am UTC

'nuff said.

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