List of cover versions of U2 songs - Wikipedia
Recording a cover song is a drastically different undertaking. As the years have rolled on, I have developed a sort of unofficial rulebook on the. This list shows cover versions of songs originally by the Irish rock band U2 that have been . , Glen Campbell · Meet Glen Campbell .. The track contains a clip from the documentary Soldier Girls, and is the first song by the band not. I'm a big fan of heavy, modern rock groups that can take an old song and However, a little-known cover of the song does exist, from a band.
We wish we could tell you that his versions of Soft CellTubeway Army and Depeche Mode are any better, but trust us, they're not. Children of Bodom - Ooops, I Did It Again Britney Spears and Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom Children of Bodom - to those who haven't had the pleasure yet - are a melodic death metal band from Helsinki, Finland, who mix extreme technical prowess with crushing heaviness and growled vocals.
And they are famed for liking a drink. Which would go some way to explaining this almost transcendentally awful Britney Spears cover… although, to be fair to the band, this track with its drunken swearing in Finnishhowling laughter, coughing, spitting and Seinfeld-strength slap bass, clearly isn't supposed to be taken too seriously.
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The glam metallers had got so big, so quickly in the aftermath of Appetite for Destruction, that this bombastic, all-guns-blazing anthem made perfect sense as the set piece of their live sets ingiven the size of the arenas they were playing. In fact, the only thing that isn't an exercise in utter maximalism is the cod-reggae middle eight.
It begs the question, does Axl Rose even like reggae? If only there were some video evidence that could settle this important question. Limp Bizkit - Faith George Michael and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit In the future, musicological historians will look back at the s phenomenon of fusing heavy metal and rap - nu metal - and surely declare it the low watermark of all Western civilisation.
But within this already festering genre does Limp Bizkit 's knuckle-dragging, thick-tongued, transcendentally smug and utterly artless cover of George Michael 's Faith actually stand out as the worst song ever recorded by human beings?
On this B-side of the US version of the single Pour Some Sugar on Me, the band plough through the Engelbert Humperdinck easy-listening classic with what sounds like little in the way of practice or ability. Fiendishly, the band keep on inserting key changes until the raw-throated Mortimer can no longer hit a single note.
Despite his inability to carry a tune in a wheelbarrow, it is interesting to note how much this track still towers above Limp Bizkit's Faith in terms of quality and listenability. Ministry - Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan and Al Jourgensen of Ministry There are plenty of extremely valid reasons why musicians should never touch heroin and most are self-evident.
One that bears repeating, however, is that it kills creativity and ambition. As far as Metal bands go, Metallica may be the best cover band of all time in terms of quantity and quality of cover songs released. They wrote previously stated rulebook. To me, it was evidence that Metallica was not done with real Metal post-Load, and educated me that I needed to respect the epic riffage laid down by Mercyful Fate. I had some Metal history to learn. I have big pet peeve when bands on the extreme end of things cover classic songs; I hate it when vocalists scream songs that were previously sung melodically.
It even bothered me when a band I love covered another band I love like when Arch Enemy covered Megadeth. For reasons I am unable to articulate, Sepultura pull this Black Sabbath cover off seamlessly: The song sounds like it is just another tune from Chaos A.
The original sounds fucked up, like it was recorded underwater at half speed. At The Gates followed the rulebook on how to record cover songs. HIM might not be very Metal, but they are peripherally part of our twisted family of heavy music due to their Gothic leanings.
List of cover versions of U2 songs
I know all you hardliners are secretly visiting the Goth clubs looking for some strange. The Chris Isaak original is iconic, especially the sensual music video.Let It Go (Epic Metal Cover)
This is just a case where HIM, and Ville Valo in particular, were the perfect conduit to reimagine the song. The HIM version is heavier and different enough to make it their own, but the soul of the tune remains the same.
I suggest you hardcore metallers put this song on and get pumped up to score some strange. I believe in you. This is a perfect example of when you can break certain rules, but following the other rules more than make up for it. Killswitch covered a very, very popular Dio song, which is often a no-no. But, they made it sound like a Killswitch Engage song with all of their signature affectations including the pinch guitar squeals, bruising low end crunch, and a much improved guitar solo section.
Ice-T updates the song by creating his own original verses that address a handful of grievances and annoyances. The Body Count version is absolutely hilarious, and is equally an homage as it is a cover.
Covering Pink Floyd is ballsy. A Metal band covering Pink Floyd is even ballsier, because there is a higher probability you will fall on your face than do it justice. The Shads hit this one out of the park though. The guts are relatively the same, but there are distinctions marked by an infectious opening riff, a marching drum groove, and a tasty guitar solo by Jon Donais that is hair raising.
The Art of Balance is my favorite Shadows Fall album, and this song as a closer provides a somber and fitting conclusion. I had the fortune to tour with Six Feet Under inwhen the band was at its peak playing big venues.
On the surface, the experiment may be a bit absurd, comparable to an act like Richard Cheesea singer that does tongue-in-cheek lounge versions of popular songs.
You need this in your life. Tongue firmly planted in your cheek or not. To be even more truthful, I will use any excuse to champion the criminally underrated Nevermoreand their classic release, Dead Heart, In A Dead World.