PART TWO ….with same INTRO as PART ONE
Jetzt das Kinderlied:
“Dreh dich nicht um, schau, schau,
der Kommissar geht um!
This probably won’t be a HUGE list because there are just way too fucking many cover songs out there so I have selected the ones that HIT ME either in a good way or bad way. And I have placed them next to the original to let YOU be the judge of which one is BETTER. In some cases, the COVER is better than ORIGINAL but in other cases, its just a bad replay of a GREAT SONG.
Even, Bob Dylan considers Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” better than his. And we have ALL heard “You Really Got Me” from Van Halen but did you even know the Kinks did the original…..Probably NOT.
And if you are going to cover a CLASSIC, at least change it to make it your own DON’T do like fucking Korn did on “The Wall” and play it almost exact. That’s just fucking stupid, hence the name KORN. Side note I have a friend, stripper who has a KORN tattoo right above her ass. Bet she is regretting that.
ALSO, I have been told about some GLARING OMISSIONS so here is ONE….the REST are after Kate Bush…..
And with this BLOG I got a little help from other cover song websites….
mostly with the album covers but thanks nonetheless…..
ALSO, if a newer song gets panned I put a song that better defines these bands who were better staying away from cover songs…..AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE….I criticize the covers by these bands but they almost all have their own material thats better
I am an Equal Opportunity Critic
Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
Authority Zero – Mexican Radio (2004)
VERDICT – PUSH – while I love the ORIGINAL for being the ORIGINAL….this cover is PRETTY KICKASS!!!
CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE
VERDICT – DEFINITELY THE QUIET RIOT VERSION…without a doubt as it help spawned the HAIR BANDS of the 80s and THIS video was beyond huge
While I LOVE the German version cause of the video and just how he dances….the American version has that killer acoustic guitar part in middle I associate with the 80s….
VERDICT – PUSH PUSH PUSH
Gary Jules – Mad World (2002)
BOTH versions of this are INCREDIBLE in their own way but being such a DARK song….I have to lean towards
VERDICT – Gary Jules version.
RUNNING UP THAT HILL
Placebo – Running Up That Hill (2003)
VERDICT – KATE BUSH…..that is all!
CATS IN THE CRADLE
Ugly Kid Joe – Cats In the Cradle (1992)
Sorry but I have to go with the ORIGINAL by Harry Chapin since I fucking LOATHED Ugly Kid Joe but its a pretty decent cover. Just reminds me of Green Jello who was around same time with that “Three LIttle Pigs” song. UGH!!
VERDICT – Chapin
Music critic Bill Lamb rates this among his “top 10 driving songs” due to its lyrics about driving all night and its pulse-quickening, up-tempo beat.
While the ORIGINAL is one of the best all around driving songs as mentioned above, White Lion NAILED this cover with a spectacular video and just a GREAT JAM!!!
VERDICT – PUSH…but damn WHITE LION you jammed!!!
ORIGINAL IS CLASSIC….but RHCP’s VERSION Vaulted them into a new stratosphere.
VERDICT – PUSH
WITHOUT A DOUBT THE WORST FUCKING COVER OF A SONG!!!! Korn not withstanding……WHY would a New Rock band try and cover a song done by George Michael…..JUST AWFUL!!!
FUCK THIS….Seether should not be allowed to record after this trash pile.
VERDICT – GM
DIO \m/…..but the Killswitch Engage is VERY GOOD….but STILL not DIO….RIP
and just LOOK at the ALBUM COVER for DIO….NICE!!!!!
VERDICT – DIO \m/
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
Korn – Another Brick In The Wall (2004)
VERDICT – NOT EVEN CLOSE……all you have to do is WATCH the Pink Floyd version and how it STILL years later is eerie cool. FUCK KORN and their lameass …..Korn was good for a couple of albums but to cover this…..KILL ME…which leads me to REACH NUMBER TWO by KORN….
Cameo – Word Up! (1986)
BEST YOUTUBE QUOTE: “I don’t care what anyone says : A red cod-piece NEVER goes outta style!”
Korn should have their ability to record after this OBVIOUS attempt at a joke? I think I am confused by the suckiness, cheesiness of this….and Jonathan Davis is just a fat fucking prepubescent mustached fuck now.
VERDICT – CAMEO because CAMEO
MY EARS ARE BLEEDING FROM BOTH…..So now I must soothe them with some CLASSICS..not covers…..one from Metallica and TWO from one of the only DECENT rock bands TODAY…see below
Metallica – No Leaf Clover (1999)
FUCKING CLASSIC and BRILLIANT of Metalllica to try and succeed at this feat……
OK BACK TO THE LECTURE AT HAND….ONE MORE!!!
LIVE AND LET DIE
Guns N’ Roses were on the QUICK downturn with the releases of “November Rain and then this…..GARBAGE and destruction of a Wings CLASSIC
NOW I hope you have gotten a better picture of what I am trying to convey as COVERS are hard to do and I respect bands who do them….BUT with that said…..if you are going to do it….DO IT RIGHT or don’t do it all…..
which reminds me that GNR absolutely DESTROYED “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” UGH with that “ow Hey hey hey” crap…HORRIBLE but listen for yourself
….and if November Rain is such a “Classic” how come you never hear it on Classic Rock radio…cause it was SHIT THEN AND ITS SHIT NOW….now Civil War is a different story…
VERDICT – FUCK AXL….McCartney dominates and its BOND 007
OK ENOUGH FUCKING COVERS>>>>>time for some good songs that are ORIGINALS
I had to put Civil War on here as it one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES…..It came out in 1990 but wasn’t released until Use Your Illusion II. Another fucking CLASSIC…
Another song by a band who should not have touched a cover song…..
Placebo – Every You, Every Me (1998)
The following TWO songs are just fucking AMAZING STILL….say what you want but this man can WAIL….WHAT A VOICE!…and the first video is KILLER
Shinedown – Save Me (2005)
Shinedown – If You Only Knew (2008)
JUST SOME GOOD TUNES I FELT LIKE PUTTING ON HERE CAUSE I CAN…….a little off the path but its my blog so fuck you if you don’t have any “guilty pleasures”….
WE ALL DO….who could not enjoy the cheese that is the video?
and a CLASSIC SCENE from the movie “Out Cold”….
and yes that is Zach Galifianakis
Hope you enjoyed…