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Bill

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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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Here's a shock for some of you. Tainted Love is a cover of a song done by Gloria Jones. She wrote songs, including some for the Supremes who sang "Where did our Love Go", although she didn't actually write that one.

Tainted Love
Niel Diamond wrote Red Red Wine, covered by UB 40, and Kentucky Woman done by Deep Purple :)
 

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as i was never big into Rush i can't say that it is incredible but it sounds really good to me...plus you know, Les Claypool and Danny Carey are in it

 

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Was good until the vocals came in.

The "Dragon's Lair" graphic was pretty cool (1:30ish). If I had a quarter for every token that I pumped into that machine at the Putt-Putt arcade in Metairie, I'd have a mass quantity of quarters.
 

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I wouldn't go so far as to call this incredible - but I like the vibe (Ray always brings the vibe). The CeeLo vocal is perfect, but this one is pretty cool too.


 

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You want covers, for your late Friday night enjoyment check this show out. Back in December of 1996 The Black Crowes closed out the North American leg of their tour with a show in Vegas where they played a set with twice as many cover songs as originals.

An Elvis opener with an all Stones encore, with songs in between from Traffic/Joe Cocker, Dylan, ABB (with Warren Haynes sitting in), Lil’ Feat, Otis Redding, Ry Cooder, and The Band.

This was a really cool show for fans that caught multiple shows, but probably also a sign of their perpetual dysfunction (they didn’t play any songs off the album they were promoting). As a bonus you get to see Chris Robinson in his heroin and overalls phase (he wore the same pair for most shows in 96 & 97).

Enjoy!


 

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