Every now and then a new artist can take someone else’s work and bring some new life to it. Most cover songs don’t really stand the test of time, especially if they are already a massively popular song, but every now and then you see a cover that actually improves on the quality of the original. Although I hate it when people pick the most obvious songs to cover for an album. Anyone who covers Hallelujah can go fuck themselves. Here are a few of my favorite covers. I tried to pick some of the less obvious ones.
Headstones: Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Traveling Wilburys)
The White Stripes: I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself (Bob Dylan)
The Replacements: Black Diamond (KISS)
Soundgarden: Into the Void (lyrics changed)(Black Sabbath)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cotton Fields (Lead Belly)
Weedeater: Gimme Back My Bullets (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Aerosmith: Big Ten Inch Record (Bullmoose Jackson)
What are your favorite cover songs?