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theholycow
02-20-2009, 05:09 PM
How about it...covers that take a song and play it in a very different style.

This one is great: Every Rose Has Its Thorn (originally by Poison), covered by the "Pickin' On" bluegrass cover series (and brought to me by the Coverville podcast, great podcast, though a couple crappy episodes lately):
http://coverville.com/archives/2009/02/coverville-551-from-morning-until-night-some-atomic-yellow-roses-for-your-post-valentine
Or, straight to the MP3 of that episode: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/coverville/~5/CFeu7g4_juo/Coverville-090216.mp3

He Stopped Loving Her Today, as covered by Trent Summar & The New Row Mob...the verses are done in the original George Jones style, but the refrain is done in some heavy punk style or something. This live performance sucks, but the album version is very cool.
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Just found this on Coverville, it's a great one-man multi-track cover of Africa (originally by Toto).
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Edit: Ok, so that last one wasn't cross-genre. D'oh!

stonehenge
02-20-2009, 05:16 PM
This is either The Gourds or Phish, it seems like every time I see this song, it has a different artist on it lol
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Cover of Gin & Juice by Snoop btw.

stonehenge
02-20-2009, 05:29 PM
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Framing Hanley cover of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop"

Bighead38
02-20-2009, 06:25 PM
Danny's Song by Me First and the Gimme Gimmies. They are a great cover band.

Shaggy
02-20-2009, 07:05 PM
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Shaggy
02-20-2009, 07:05 PM
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Framing Hanley cover of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop"


Awesome cross over job they did :)

Shaggy
02-20-2009, 07:12 PM
Rivet Head - SexyBack This isn't the music video for it, but damn I don't mind watching this video with the music behind it. :naughty:

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stonehenge
02-20-2009, 07:24 PM
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Rivet Head - SexyBack This isn't the music video for it, but damn I don't mind watching this video with the music behind it. :naughty:

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can't hear the song that well but love the vid :drool: lol

theholycow
02-20-2009, 07:58 PM
Danny's Song by Me First and the Gimme Gimmies. They are a great cover band.

:word: Good one!

theholycow
02-20-2009, 08:03 PM
Ok, that Take On Me cover was great!

theholycow
02-20-2009, 08:06 PM
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stonehenge
02-20-2009, 08:15 PM
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(not really cross genre but a cover none the less :crazy:)

Bighead38
02-20-2009, 09:40 PM
:word: Good one!

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Shaggy
02-20-2009, 09:56 PM
Ok, that Take On Me cover was great!


There is a much better one of a band I have no idea who they are, but its damn good. I will find it and post it.

TwoTone
02-22-2009, 04:21 AM
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theholycow
02-22-2009, 08:07 PM
Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" covered by The Railbenders as a country ballad:
http://www.stumbleaudio.com/#railbenders2/7

theholycow
04-19-2009, 12:59 PM
The rap thread reminded me...

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Dynamite Hack - Boyz In The Hood

theholycow
05-13-2009, 01:53 PM
Ok, got here's new batch of 'em...

This one is freakin' great! I found it on Youtube but they've disabled the audio due to copyright issues (and the video was a still picture), so here it is where you can listen to it:
http://www.imeem.com/groups/aoyFzVZZ/music/NfQ-723N/the-be-good-tanyas-when-doves-cry/
It's "When Doves Cry", originally by Prince, covered by The Be Good Tanyas. I don't know exactly why I like it, it seems like something I wouldn't like but I really love it. I can't describe the style it's covered in.

Next, is the Phil Collins song "Against All Odds" artistically covered by The Postal Service. Not sure how to describe this style either.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kehHqPfRhPo
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More hilariously, here's Hayseed Dixie covering Outkast's "Roses". This is quite obviously done in bluegrass style, which is what Hayseed Dixie does.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0FuMRHRCVY
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Last but not least, Groove Coverage covering Stevie B's "Because I Love You". You may not remember this one. Stevie B was a few-hit wonder in the late 80s/early 90s, with a pop fusion style of R&B/rap/dance (this song was more of a pop love ballad than those styles, though). Groove Coverage made it into a more techno/dance song, but somehow I like it anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW1ZdKZ41Vo
Edit: Embedding disabled. Try this one instead:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_crYcjHpAA
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Here's the original by Stevie B:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qBdgqwYJY
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theholycow
01-18-2010, 04:56 PM
This is so awesome! I know Hayseed Dixie does a lot of humorous bluegrass covers, but Blue Highway is great and they did a great serious job on this...

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rodg1984
03-01-2010, 06:19 AM
Volbeat - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
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Volbeat - I Only Want to Be With You
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Shaggy
03-01-2010, 06:36 AM
I like this song from volbeat.

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rodg1984
03-01-2010, 06:50 AM
Yea my buddy heard that song, had me find it for him, and that led me to listening to more of them

shootermcgavin003
03-09-2010, 12:36 AM
This is either The Gourds or Phish, it seems like every time I see this song, it has a different artist on it lol
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Cover of Gin & Juice by Snoop btw.

its the gourds i have the cd

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one of my fav covers

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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xayrut_machine-head-message-in-a-bottle_music

and my fav cover

rodg1984
03-14-2010, 05:51 PM
Sevendust - Going Back to Cali
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A Static Lullaby - Toxic
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The Devil Wears Prada - Still Fly
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Scary Kids Scaring Kids - Notorious Thugs
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Silverstein - Apologize
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Bayside - Beautiful Girls
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Thrice - Send Me An Angel
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Johnny Cash - Hurt
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stonehenge
03-14-2010, 08:00 PM
Amaru - Whatever You Like (T.I. cover)

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theholycow
03-17-2010, 05:28 PM
Download this:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/backbeat.cachefly.net/coverville/audio/Coverville-090106.mp3
which is from this:
http://coverville.com/archives/2009/01/coverville-542-come-on-baby-play-my-cover-requests

The last two songs in it are these surprisingly decent songs:
I Used To Love Her by Voodoo Glow Skulls
Killing Me Softly (With His Song) by Youngblood Brass Band

I absolutely hate "Killing Me Softly", except that version there which I had never heard before. That's the first time I've ever not hated that song.

JayBo
03-17-2010, 05:44 PM
Saweet! I love shit like this!

theholycow
03-17-2010, 06:18 PM
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stonehenge
03-17-2010, 06:32 PM
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shootermcgavin003
03-18-2010, 12:36 AM
Download this:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/backbeat.cachefly.net/coverville/audio/Coverville-090106.mp3
which is from this:
http://coverville.com/archives/2009/01/coverville-542-come-on-baby-play-my-cover-requests

The last two songs in it are these surprisingly decent songs:
I Used To Love Her by Voodoo Glow Skulls
Killing Me Softly (With His Song) by Youngblood Brass Band

I absolutely hate "Killing Me Softly", except that version there which I had never heard before. That's the first time I've ever not hated that song.


vgs covers charlie brown too i like it

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theholycow
10-26-2011, 04:08 PM
I have always seriously hated this fucking song, but this one performance I really enjoy...
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Aachener
11-21-2011, 11:58 PM
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Barrrf
03-06-2012, 07:11 PM
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Hornz
09-16-2012, 01:04 PM
This was just released a few days ago. It's gonna be on the new pop goes punk 5. I'm excited for the album.

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stonehenge
09-16-2012, 07:05 PM
I like most of the Punk Goes _____ albums that I've heard. :repz:

oh and 2 posts in almost 3 years?

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shootermcgavin003
09-17-2012, 10:55 PM
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but so is the original

lowerc
07-30-2013, 07:32 PM
this is not new or anything but I still dig it. just re heard it the other day.

Same artist, same song, just different style.

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theholycow
07-30-2013, 07:48 PM
:lol:

I'm told that the mosh pits at his shows are brutal.