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Since it's so very hard to spend any time on a computer without finding something fascinating on YouTube (or similar websites), I felt the urge to post one of the things that I find to be incredible as far as music videos go.

It's no secret that I am a big fan of classic rock. Obviously there is a whole new generation of people who had adopted this style of music as there own.
But when it comes to cover songs, most mucisians tend to be purists, feeling that an EXACT copy of an original song completely takes the 'art' from the music.

I can certainly understand that. However, I also feel that the level of accuracy in perfecting every detail of an original score is an art form in itself!
Some of the kids I've subscribed to (on YouTube) who have demonstrated their amazing talent to reproducing some of these rock classics are beyond incredible to me.

I'm sure that many here will already know some of the musicians that have posted some of their stuff on YouTube, but I'd just like to use this thread to give some big time props to any real quality cover that someone may want to post here. I'll start with two exceptional covers which I feel are done PERFECTLY!
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These are of such good quality they would make GREAT karaoke songs! In fact I've belted out the lyrics to these tunes many times in recent months! :hihi:
 

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Iron Maiden covering Thin Lizzy's Massacre

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Don't know if you'd call the Isley's version a cover or a remake. I say cover since the lyrics didn't change.

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Iron Maiden covering The Who's My Generation.

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A cover of a cover! :ezbill:

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(Actually the song was first recorded by Muddy Waters, but written by Willie. He started it all.)
 
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As long as I'm posting Foghat covers, I may as well remember Chuck Berry too. ;)

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The Ozzy version video is about 1 sec behind the Judas Priest one. I managed to sync them up and it was magical!
 
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Okay... it's been brought to my attention a few times on this thread that there is quite a difference between a 'cover' song and a 'tribute'. I've reminded people how impressed I am to see (and hear) to a good tribute band that can replicate the old songs just as the originals. While it may not be 'art' in the truest sense of the word, I do believe it takes some real skill to get the sound just right.

As a result, I few years back as a hobby I began to try and replicate the vocals of many old songs that I enjoyed from the past and/or any vocals that I consider to be a challenge to cover. I began with songs that featured vocal harmonies (lots of Beatles stuff) and moved into solo stuff attempting to cover familiar singers using their own unique style.

Since I'm not accomplished enough on guitar, keyboards, or drums to create my own music tracks, I rely on good vocal-free tracks from several different websites to produce my recordings. This latest attempt is a vocal tribute to Geddy Lee as he performed the song Tom Sawyer. Since I believe that most everyone knows the original song, I'm not including a video of the original song in this post, but hopefully my efforts here was able to capture his vocal skills in my tribute in much the same way that you remember it.

 
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Different type of cover, but still incredible. ;)
 

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Nirvana covering Leadbelly's Where Did You Sleep Last night?

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