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Music Mondays: Five cover versions I really love

Aug 05 2013 Published by under music mondays

It's been a while since I posted one of these lists, that's for sure. A couple of weeks ago someone on Twitter posted a link to the Tool version of led Zeppelin's No Quarter. "No that's cool!" I thought to myself. Wouldn't it be fun to add that to a bunch of other great cover versions and do a Music Monday post. And here we go.

All of this brings up the endless debate on cover versions: close copy as homage or total re-invention? I like both so I won't take sides. And a few of each are included below.

  • No Quarter. A Led Zeppelin song covered by Tool.
  • Young Man Blues. A Mose Allison song covered by The Who.
  • Hand of Doom. A Black Sabbath song covered by Slayer.
  • Mustang Sally. A Mack Rice song made famous by Wilson Pickett here covered by Buddy Guy.
  • Tumbling Dice. A Rolling Stones song covered by Johnny Copeland.
  • 30 Days in the Hole. A Humble Pie song covered by Gov't Mule. (OK, six songs, but who's going to complain?)

What are some of your favourite cover versions of songs?

(Sadly, I can't remember who it was that tweeted the YouTube video that got all this started. If it was you, please feel free to identify yourself in the comments.)

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