There is a young group of sisters from Fort Collins, Colorado called SHEL that do an incredible version of "Battle Of Evermore".
They are aged 18-24 and are fantastic! I've seen them live several times. I hope they make it really big because they are very talented. They are classical trained by their parents. Doesn't hurt that they are also very pretty.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHeiguXGy-E
1. Man's World covered by Residents.
2. Stairway to Heaven covered by Frank Zappa
3. Ring of Fire covered by Frank Zappa. In the concert he announced that JC got sick and won't be in the concert performing his song with his band that made people cheer LOL!
4. Dansing Queen covered by Jazz Baltica
5. Black Dog covered by Dread Zeppelin(the band who covers Led Zeppelin in Reggae style)
6. My way covered by Nina Hagen
7. Hotel California covered by Gipsy Kings in Spanish
well, apart from really liking SHEL's cover that Mofi posted (thanks Mofi!), here are a few of mine:
Thunder Road (Springsteen) by Cowboy Junkies
Darkness, Darkness (Youngbloods) by Cowboy Junkies
Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy. also - pretty much everything Eva Cassidy did was a top cover.
Agree that the SHEL cover is very good, thanks for posting.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Us-TVg40ExM
A favorite from the first time I heard it, and definitely one of the most unique.
Zappa covering Led Zeppelin songs! I'll have to check that out.
M Ward "Let's Dance"
Rodrigo y Gabriela "Stairway To Heaven"
Cat Power "New York"
Agree that (any) Cowboy Junkies cover is great!
Hendrix-All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)
Nouvelle Vague-Guns of Brixton (Clash)
Shonen Knife-Top of the World (Carpenters)
Odetta-Times They Are a Changin' (Dylan)
Orbison, Nazareth-Love Hurts (Everly Brothers)
Be Good Tanyas-Waiting Around to Die (Townes Van Zandt)
My Chemical Romance-Desolation Row (Dylan)
I also like the Cowboy Junkies cover of Thunder Road and the Dread Zeppelin covers mentioned above (I particularly like the mashup of Zeppelin's Heartbreaker and Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel).
For so aweful, it is inspiring:
Sebastian Cabot reciting Dylan songs (e.g., It Ain't Me Babe)
Bob Dylan and Tiny Tim doing Sonny and Cher's "I've Got You Babe"
Captain Kirk doing "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Mae West doing "Twist and Shout," which is itself, a cover/ripoff of "La Bamba"
Cowboy Junkies, Sweet Jane
Eva Cassidy, Fields of Gold
Joan Osborne, "Man in the Long Black Coat", Dylan
Lotsa Dylan covers.
Johnny Cash - Hurt (Trent Rezner)
Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)
Patti Smith - So You Want To Be A Rock and Roll Star (The Byrds)
Sisters of Mercy - Knockin on Heavens Door (Dylan)
Love Spit Love - "How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths)
Led Zep - You Shook Me (Willie Dixon)
Metallica, whiskey in the jar
Foo fighters, Baker street
Larryi: Nazareth's "Love Hurts", nice to see this.
An unlikely new one:
Country singer Gretchen Wilson just released a cover of Led Zep's "Over The Hills and Far Away" that kicks some ass. Straight up rock n roll.
The Audreys Paradise City
Doky Brothers Waiting In Vain
Annie Lenox - Don't Let It Bring You Down
Frankie Goes To Hollywood, "Born to run"
Linda Ronstadt: I Fall to Pieces
The Beatles: You Really Got a Hold on Me
Till There was You
Roll Over Beethoven
Rock and Roll Music
The Animals: House of the Rising Sun
The Doors: Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)
The Beach Boys: Sloop John B.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Susie Q
Night Time is the Right Time
The Yardbirds: I'm Not Talkin'
Lyle Lovett: Stand by Your Man
Los Lobos: La Bamba
Blind Faith: Well, Alright
Shannon @ The Clams "White Rabbit"
Skyfall, by Within temptation. (Adele Cover)
In the Air Tonight - Axel Rudi Pell, (Phil would applaud!)
Bridge over Troubled Waters - Eva Cassidy
Who'll Stop the Rain - Courtney Jaye
Ramones cover of the Stones' Out of Time on the Acid Eaters CD.
+1 on the Beatles Tostados, good call. I really like all of their covers on their first four albums. Great selections and very well performed. Just spun the monos last night - terrific stuff.
Dr. Wu by Minutemen on the album "double nickels on the dime
It had been quite a while since I last listened to Richard Thompson's cover of Brittney Spears' hit "Oops, I Did it Again". I almost forgot how great it is. Who knew that there was a real song hiding inside that record.
Shawn Colvin "Guitar Town" on cover girl. All the songs are just great on that CD, but I really love that song, so it has to be the best.
"The Sounds of Silence" Brandi Carlisle (The Twins)
"One More Cup of Coffee" Frazey Ford"
"Just Like a Woman" Richie Havens
"Substitute", "A Legal Matter", "I'm A Man" The Litter
"Oh Well" Eels
"All Tomorrow's Parties" June Tabor
"Rated X" Neko Case
"A Taste of Honey" Patricia Barber"
"She Has Funny Cars" Allman Brothers
"Daddy's Little Girl" Kelly Hogan
"Hey Joe", "My Little Red Book" Love
"All Mixed Up", "Silly Love Songs" Red House Painters
"Handle With Care" Jenny Lewis
"Oops!, I did It Again" Richard Thompson
"Blinded By The Light" Manfred Mann
"Train Kept A Rollin'" Aerosmith
"Farewell Transmission" Glen Hansard
SHEL (see my post above) has a new album out and includes a really eerie version of "Enter Sandman".https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdPeHTdrBYQ
Check out Shawn Colvin's album "Uncovered" All covers and very good
I saw SHEL on a PBS program a while back. Was very impressed. Similar to Von grey.
"After MIdnight" Maggie Bell
Neil Young- "All along the watchtower"
Jimi Hendrix- "All along the watchtower"
Savage Grace "All along the watchtower"
Different presentations all very good.