RiffTrax Forum

General Discussion => Music: The Universal Language? => Topic started by: The Lurker on April 15, 2014, 05:19:33 PM

Title: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on April 15, 2014, 05:19:33 PM
Starting off with this selection
http://www.mothergooserocks.com/ (http://www.mothergooserocks.com/)
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: goflyblind on April 15, 2014, 05:26:46 PM
uhm…
http://io9.com/the-muppets-jesus-christ-superstar-is-a-real-album-that-1563481673

and
https://www.youtube.com/v/K64ipl_xwqY
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on June 07, 2014, 06:51:34 PM
Another oddity
http://www.youtube.com/v/hdzuR4Iunuw
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on June 08, 2014, 06:14:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/rx6w3j7cWa0
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: RandyMistie on June 09, 2014, 11:02:55 PM
Halestorm is a very good cover band. The do an excellent cover of "Hell is for Children", "Gold Dust Woman", "!996" by Marylyn Manson, (very scary), and they are on the DIO Tribute album with "Straight through the Heart"

Lizzie Hale is just a great singer, plus she is real pretty.... Oh. My goodness. My white trash reared it's toothless head... how embarrassing for me. (I gots teeth they just all broke up from bar fights, and such....) Oh good lord.... the white trash Demon is possessing me.... help me youse guyses! Living in a trailer Park seems pretty good!
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on August 28, 2014, 08:54:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/jadvt7CbH1o
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on August 28, 2014, 09:26:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/XHpOn63uWjQ

http://www.youtube.com/v/K6D5xpCgETk


http://www.youtube.com/v/ML2bZ3wVybk



Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 28, 2014, 04:46:53 PM
I never posted this on this thread?

https://www.youtube.com/v/baExq6xNhQ8
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: goflyblind on August 28, 2014, 04:53:31 PM
still one of my all time favs:

https://www.youtube.com/v/aeL9gagV_VA
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: goflyblind on August 28, 2014, 04:56:09 PM
oh, yeah, this one:

https://www.youtube.com/v/1upZz3a-7iM
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Bob on August 28, 2014, 05:50:12 PM
I have NO clue what they were doing......but I liked it
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: BathTub on August 28, 2014, 06:32:26 PM
Indeed, that was quite fun.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on August 30, 2014, 06:04:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/8zy1ANvojfk
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Soguru on August 31, 2014, 10:52:38 PM
I was always personally embarrassed by Duran Duran's cover of "911 is a joke" on their album Thank you. It's pretty funny how that album is universally hated and yet the album still has great covers of "Perfect day", "Watching the detectives", "Lay lady lay" and "White lines".
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on September 05, 2014, 05:04:38 PM
This time a cover of Cut Man's Theme (Mega Man)
https://www.youtube.com/v/jWgxPipnGS8
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on September 20, 2014, 06:55:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/itn8highTRo
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: RandyMistie on September 20, 2014, 08:29:35 PM
That is, indeed, an odd cover...
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on September 24, 2014, 03:48:28 PM
And now for Sammy Davis Jr's cover of the Shaft theme
https://www.youtube.com/v/PK_Lw8AVOm0
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on November 29, 2014, 05:49:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/_BxRBYh8mEw
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on December 03, 2014, 06:13:13 PM
Now for some jazz.
https://www.youtube.com/v/kIjBl0T3q1Y
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on March 03, 2018, 08:02:12 PM
And now for a cover of a Collective Soul song by Dolly Parton...
https://www.youtube.com/v/8e-Ip9RagkU
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Russoguru on March 03, 2018, 08:53:46 PM
Talk about reviving your old threads. Now, I don't have a link to any video, but I always thought Duran Duran's entire covers album "Thank you" was kinda odd. It's got some good ones though, like "White Lines" and "Perfect day".
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 04, 2018, 05:04:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Z9s57UBMWdk
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: MrTorso on March 04, 2018, 06:08:12 AM
Talk about reviving your old threads. Now, I don't have a link to any video, but I always thought Duran Duran's entire covers album "Thank you" was kinda odd. It's got some good ones though, like "White Lines" and "Perfect day".

don't forget "911 is a Joke"!

https://www.youtube.com/v/KDl2i8W_uwI
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: BathTub on March 04, 2018, 01:59:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Z9s57UBMWdk

I love how committed they seem to the bit. Phonetic Korean and all.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: WhyDontTheyLook on March 05, 2018, 07:57:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/pqrrD83lvVM
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: MrTorso on March 05, 2018, 10:09:31 PM
I always like when band do things like this:

https://www.youtube.com/v/4FFgxJsjqkg

Hendrix Purple Haze with the lyrics of Green Acres!!
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: BathTub on March 08, 2018, 07:00:16 PM
Yeah that's an old favourite.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Russoguru on April 21, 2018, 11:07:06 AM
To some, it might seem odd that Juliana Hatfield did an album entirely consisting of covers of songs from Olivia Newton John but I actually think it turned out pretty great. I just got it a couple days ago from Amazon and have been listening to it over and over and I highly recommend it, because while it's different in some respects, I really like Juliana's voice and the instrumentation too. Even if you're a hardcore fan of ONJ, I still really recommend checking it out.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on April 21, 2018, 07:08:49 PM
This cover of the Destiny's Child hit "Bills Bills Bills" by They Might Be Giants is kinda strange.  A song by a trio of young black women covered by a couple middle age white men is certainly... anachronistic.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ij6foFRNxx0
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: wihogfan on April 24, 2018, 07:58:57 PM
Love They Might Be Giants.

One of my alltime favorite odd covers was the "Gin and Juice" country cover:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H4hGSR5njZE
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: BathTub on April 24, 2018, 08:46:23 PM
Yes, The Gourds did a fantastic cover.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: MrTorso on April 25, 2018, 08:43:00 PM
BRAK doing Sucidal Tendencies Institutionalized!

https://www.youtube.com/v/1iwfrb6Eja8
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on May 24, 2018, 02:14:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/JjOyl6zS-eU
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: BathTub on May 24, 2018, 04:03:16 PM
That was way better than it had any right to be.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on May 30, 2018, 03:40:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/E4c7EE8_IX0
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: BathTub on May 30, 2018, 07:13:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/E4c7EE8_IX0

You missed the first part!

https://www.youtube.com/v/J8jr-p0lQZo
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on June 19, 2018, 07:32:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/EVx3v-L29ag
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: WhyDontTheyLook on June 20, 2018, 08:38:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/f66kEastC58
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on June 21, 2018, 01:49:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Rfxbdr997Ys
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 22, 2018, 05:29:55 PM
Back to Africa...

https://www.youtube.com/v/MH9FyLsfDzw
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on August 13, 2018, 07:25:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Tcc46VYl1Bs
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on August 28, 2018, 11:22:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/TjiHA9IeA1k
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: wihogfan on September 05, 2018, 09:25:59 PM
Maybe it was already added by someone on this thread, but always loved Dinosaur Jr's cover of Peter Frampton:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=L8z8Sk2to1U#
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Russoguru on September 06, 2018, 08:40:36 PM
Africa and Take on me were songs that were covered by Ninja Sex Party... I told someone today a cover is never as good as the original but I still think both covers are really damn good.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on September 07, 2018, 07:36:02 AM
One for the upcoming Halloween season...
https://www.youtube.com/v/2n_m04Xq850
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on October 06, 2018, 01:09:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/_U7sDfgAvXU
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Russoguru on October 27, 2018, 07:58:20 PM
Since it's already a topic... Weird Al Yankovic's cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" entitled "Bohemian Polka". If I understand Weird Al for the really nice guy that he is, IMHO that was his way of celebrating both Queen and Freddie Mercury, in much the same way "The Hot Rocks Polka" was celebrating The Rolling Stones.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on October 28, 2018, 04:47:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/N26_hRITlsU
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: wihogfan on November 01, 2018, 07:53:43 PM
Drag The River (the best band you're probably not listening to) country cover of Misfits' Hybrid Moments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFVxTI_CRXk
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on November 03, 2018, 08:52:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/5y2bzqU6CkM
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Russoguru on November 05, 2018, 10:11:34 PM
Some people might think this one was just a teensy bit odd, but I really enjoyed it. When I got back into listening to Olivia Newton John again way back in 1997 I discovered her cover of "If not for you". Olivia's cover(at least to me anyway) sounds even better than the original. Call me biased.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: eegah on November 06, 2018, 02:22:34 AM
Some people might think this one was just a teensy bit odd, but I really enjoyed it. When I got back into listening to Olivia Newton John again way back in 1997 I discovered her cover of "If not for you". Olivia's cover(at least to me anyway) sounds even better than the original. Call me biased.

I'm not fond of her style of music, but I've always loved her singing.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Darth Geek on November 06, 2018, 05:26:14 AM

https://www.youtube.com/v/rBH5-sHD_Y0
I love this song so much!

I wish Mike, Kevin and Bill would just do a musical tour as The Rifftones.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on November 20, 2018, 08:00:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/kQb0DJZLhRM
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: CJones on January 08, 2019, 02:26:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Z9s57UBMWdk

Oh my God, that was the best thing I've seen in ages  :clap: I hate most country music, but I love Bluegrass.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: CJones on January 08, 2019, 02:38:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/cdkBs0VCSX0

This is the original version:

https://www.youtube.com/v/SYnVYJDxu2Q

Mo'Town, Viking Metal... goes together surprising well actually.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on January 19, 2019, 09:43:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/YDWT5sR700k
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: CJones on January 26, 2019, 05:23:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/N24FSsK7lFk

Through the Fire and the Flames (Dragonforce), as arranged and played by Tomislav Zabcic-Matic on piano.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 14, 2019, 06:09:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/UcjiYn3xXMg
Hey, how come none of the Transformers were actual Lead Zeppelins.


This might actually just be Stan Bush in costume.
https://www.youtube.com/v/wGS1ETFT_1I
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on February 15, 2019, 06:20:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/OqMs9WsJg2k
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Russoguru on February 15, 2019, 07:20:16 PM
That's pretty awesome. I'm still waiting for somebody to do a rockin' cover of the Wally Gator theme.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: WhyDontTheyLook on February 19, 2019, 09:54:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/YAA0ApV6TsQ
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2019, 07:53:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/5agt0cpxsKU
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 04, 2019, 06:38:29 AM
As a huge Zeppelin fan I have to say that is pretty darn good.

https://www.youtube.com/v/UcjiYn3xXMg
Hey, how come none of the Transformers were actual Lead Zeppelins.
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on March 18, 2019, 07:06:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/U1jusMCHsLA
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: CJones on April 06, 2019, 08:10:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/22vbhTi1ieI
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 22, 2019, 04:18:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/mbDjE_G383k
Title: Re: Odd Covers
Post by: The Lurker on May 31, 2019, 02:36:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/U9v7SaxmwoM