Monday, October 11, 2010

The Best of the Best

Ok, so a while ago, we here at TDM asked you about the worst metal and hard rock covers out there... I hate to say it, but I think the winner was Taylor Swift's collaboration with Def Leppard when they joined her on stage at CMT's Crossroads. It's bad enough having Taylor Swift singing one of your songs, it's worse when you join in on that unholy union. Burn in hell, Swift.

Aaaaaanyways. So, today whilst at work and listening to my iPod, I came across one of my favourite covers (and believe me, I have a lot). So I thought I'd go ahead and ask you out there what are YOUR favourite covers??? Let's keep this themed; I want to know about your fav covers BY metal and hard rock bands of songs that might not particularly be in that Genre. For example: Disturbed' cover of Tears For Fear's classic 80's smash hit "Shout".

So, here are a few of my personal favs. Please feel free to reply with a link to the song so we can hear it, just in case some of our readers don't know it.

It would be a sin if I didn't start this off with pretty much everything Metallica released on their cd "Garage, Inc.". Whether it's taking us back to our childhood and remember the giddiness and wrongness of hearing Metallica's cover of Misfit's sick and twisted song "Last Caress/Green Hell". Even better that than, another song released on Garage Inc., "Mercyful Fate", is probably the baddest mother on that CD, or at least, my personal favourite.

Another pretty amazing cover, for me, is (I've never heard of this band, and will probably never hear of them again) Spiderbait, covering Johnny Cash's "Ghost Riders in the Sky" (for the Ghost Rider soundtrack.)

Here's a gem for you. Korn's cover of Cameo and their Hit "Word Up" (which in itself is a bad-ass song), though I have to admit the video is shite.

Manson's cover of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" is pretty fuckin bad-ass, ya have to admit..

And last, but certainly not least, and I know I'm gonna get a LOT of shit for this, I absolutely love Limp Bizkit's cover of "Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who. Yes, Fred Durst is a tool, and he's definitely NOT the greatest singer in the world, but for Limp Bizkit to take an amazing song, and still hold on to the beauty and melancholy of it, and add a little taste of LB's style, without ruining it, is a HUGE plus. I do have to admit that the Speak and Spell or Speak and Say (or whatever the fuck that is part) is fucking stupid. But not stupid enough to ruin the mood of the song.
Plus a Douche like Fred Durst gets to make out with Hallie Berry and it's on video?? That's awesome.

So there you have it! Go on and tell us your favs! Do it! Or I'll make you listen to Limp Bizkit again!


Rob Liz said...

Nightwish - Over the Hills and Far Away. Far superior to Gary Moore's version.

While I have no preference of one or the other, Shinedown's cover of Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd is pretty excellent.

Draeden Wren said...

I totally forgot about that Shinedown one. I agree completely.. It pretty much rules..

SPna15 said...

NWOBHM band Tank's cover of Aretha Franklin's Chain of Fools is pretty great.

Draeden Wren said...

So, here's Tank's cover of "Chain of Fools"... Pretty interesting..

Something that I'm kicking myself for on forgetting is this EPIC cover of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Bif Naked. This song rules.