Following the chart success of the Arctic Monkeys cover of the Beatles classic ‘Come Together’ a discussion concerning covers broke out within the Guestlist Networks office.
A cover offers a band an opportunity to pay homage to a hero, show the bands from which they talk influence, rewrite a classic with their own style or simply turn a band song into a good one.
Below is a select few covers, both old and new, of the songs which made the list of some of our favourite covers.
‘Where did you Sleep Last Night’- Nirvana originally by Lead Belly
‘Police and Thieves’- The Clash originally by Junior Murvin
‘Hurt’- Johnny Cash originally by Nine Inch Nails
‘Summertime Blues’- The Who originally by Eddie Cochran
‘All along the Watch Tower’ Jimi Hendrix originally by Bob Dylan
‘I Just Don’t know What to do with Myself’ The White Stripes originally by Dusty Springfield
‘The Killing Moon’ Pavement originally by Echo and the Bunnymen
‘A New England’ Jamie T originally by Billy Brag
‘Wayfaring Stranger’ Johnny Cash originally by Burl Ives
‘Sabotage’ Cancer Bats originally by The Beastie Boys
‘I am the Walrus’ Flaming Lips originally by The Beatles
‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’ The Breeders originally by The Beatles
‘Heard it through the Grapevine’ Creedance Clearwater originally by
‘Twist and Shout’ The Beatles originally by The Isley Brothers
‘Mad World’ Gary Jules originally by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
‘Wonderwall’ Ryan Adams originally by Oasis
By Joe Longhurst