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    Battle of the Cover Versions

    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.
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    Gonna get in ahead of uppercut here and nominate:

    Rage against the machine - Kick out the Jams


    Will provide link to vid and further nomination later...

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    Should have waited for him to add it, effectuvely would have given you three songs in the battle

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    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Should have waited for him to add it, effectuvely would have given you three songs in the battle
    You're dead.

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    Want to quote Rodgie re: adam, but don't dare.

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    We are so two years ago

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    Pearl Jam - Masters of War
    Great live version, the passion in Vedders voice suits the song, yet he doesnt overpower it, knows exactly when to hold back (which if anything are the most powerful moments of the song) and when to go for it

    Jeff Healey - Whilst My Guitar Gently Weeps
    Prefer this to the original tbh, amazing guitar playing, quite a unique style to say the least (incase you were wondering, he's blind, and he learnt by sitting with the guitar on his lap like that). Fantastic voice n all, though when he starts jumping around at the end, theres gotta be a safety worry, its akin to Stevie Wonder trying stagediving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
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    I'll leave someone else to nominate Hurt & Hallelujah.

    Nobody Does It Better by Radiohead

    Thom & co put a foot up the arse of Carly Simon's old Bond standard. Jonny Greenwood's guitar is good enough to make one regret there aren't lashings more of it on their more recent stuff.

    And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by The Pogues

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