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We might have had this thread before but hopefully not recently enough that it would be rude. Post cover songs you like, and maybe the originals as well. In most cases I would agree that cover songs usually sound like crappy pub band covers but sometimes people make versions I enjoy. Does not have to be better but ones you still see some merit in. This sort of thread has a habit of becoming a browser killing wall of video so try to contain yourself a bit - you can always post later after someone else has gone and people are generally more likely to actually listen to something if you don't overwhelm them.
Bonus points if it is a cover, or indeed the cover was what made it a notable song and then it got covered again.

It seems I was enjoying the Toots and the Maytals cover of John Denver's Take Me Home Country Roads so I will go with that. I am far from the biggest John Denver fan in the world but can still appreciate that song.
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Hide your Heart - original by Kiss - written by Paul Stanley,Holly Knight and Desmond Child in 1987



Bonnie Tyler (she worked on an new Album with Desmond Child in 1988):



Stanley offered the Song to the KISS Ex-Guitar Player Ace Frehley (1989):



Also Robin Beck worked with Desmond Child on an new Album (1989):



And finally Molly Hatchet makes also a Cover in 1989:

 
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While not quite as risky as covering I'm a believer most would say think twice before covering a Blondie song
Still The Hillbilly Moon Explosion's cover of Call Me is worth a listen

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Not a fan of The Beatles so that is probably why I don't like the original, but the Eleanor Rigby cover by Pain is fantastic.

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Not a fan of The Beatles so that is probably why I don't like the original, but the Eleanor Rigby cover by Pain is fantastic.

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This Song has alot (over 35) of Covers.:D

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Most People think it is from HIM:

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No,from Fleetwood Mac (1968):

 

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That Pain song got better as it went on. I too am no great fan of the beatles (tried many times to get it, can respect what they did but never going to find them in my collection) and that is probably one of their weaker well known songs but Pain did a nice take there.

Anyway if we are doing Clash songs then technically it is a traditional song sung, reimagined and riffed on by a thousand different artists but I imagine most these days will know the Dropkick Murphys version

The Clash's English Civil War though, seems rather forgotten too when it was fairly popular back when.

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Sticking with the Clash and making this thread even more of a browser killer then Guns of Brixton

Nouvelle Vague do amazing covers of punk songs (Their cover of the Dead Kennedys' Too Drunk to Fuck being my favourite, though I could probably just turn this topic into an appreciation thread for them and have material for a 30 page monster) and they have a cover of that
 

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