As promised, hopefully this can be quite enjoyable. As Brumby said in the OP of the covers thread floating around OT at the minute, covers can be a work of evil. But when they're great, they're really bloody great.
So here's the crack; you post up your favourite two cover versions of all-time. I don't think I'm going to ask for secondings, but may rethink that if there is more interest than I anticipate. Live versions are fine, both of the ones I am choosing are live
But yeah, pretty simple, post up your two favourite covers, complete with a link so they can be listened to when they do battle
I'll get the ball rolling.
Oasis - I am the Walrus
A live version was released on the Cigarettes & Alcohol b-side and then subsequently on The Masterplan, here I've gone for it live at the definitive rock and roll show of a generation, Knebworth 96, and John Squire joins them on guitar. I'm always reluctant to accept covers of Beatles songs; they do this brilliantly.
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World
Quite simply breathtaking.