I know, i hate 99% of covers as well. But there are still some covered songs which not only pay homage to its creators(something that is really missing in todays covers), sometimes it is just another version by 1 of its creators. Sometimes it may even take a completely different turn, but still respecting the original. Here are my top 5
5. The Man Who Sold the World: Cover-Nirvana, original-David Bowie. Cobains grit, cynicism and melancholly puts this song over bowies, which is exactly what the song is about. The erie sense of hopelessness in Cobains voice puts it away, and is one of Bowies and Nirvanas best songs. From glam to grunge, this song is perfected.
4. Live and Let Die: Cover-Guns & Roses, Original-Wings. Guns and Roses turns Mccartney's supposed-to-be-hard song into something that even the legend couldnt do. This song, Axels voice, and the seemingly flawless Slash create something that is simply epic.
3. All Along the Watchtower: Cover-Jimmi Hendrix, Original-Bob Dylan. Sorry Zimmerman, but with the best distortions of its time, Hendrix simply outdeuls you in this song.
2. Helter Skelter: Cover-Oasis Original-Beatles. Dont get me wrong, the original Helter Skelter is a very good song, and has a tonne of history behind it, but when it comes down to it, which one would i rather listen to, its Oasis.
1. Dazed and Confused: Cover-Led Zeppelin, Original-Yardbirds. Page was in both bands, but this is still a cover. The original version is still very good, but the newer takes full advantage of distortions, and a better overall band with a bigger part for page.
Man whats the matter with that cat there?"
"must be full of reefer"
"full of reefer?!"
"you mean that cats high?!"