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Many have tried, most have failed.
Let's name some good 'uns:
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Helter Skelter
that's my favourite, too. i'm struggling to think of any more, actually ....
is Mos Def "Many People" which covers Eleanor Rigby. A seriously brilliant track form the much maligned Hip Hop genre..
by whom? (except for idiots, of course)
The Gray Album is an amazing achievement. Not covers though but...
Please please me by The Score
But I can never remember the artist - female, downtempo or summat
I agree with Helter Skelter, that's the best thing on The Scream, but I liked their Dear Prudence was better.
Happiness is a Warm Gun by The Breeders?
All You Need Is Love - ze Bunnymen?
Not many other coming to mind at the moment.
the one that most easily comes to mind is Otis Redding's version of Day Tripper. Better than the original. Easy.
Possibly better than the original.
Nohoho way, sonny Jim.
of Ticket To Ride
Happiness is a Warm Gun.
Also, I once heard on radio a version of I Want to Hold Your Hand which sounded exactly like the original except they used the lyrics of "Stairway to Heaven" instead.
No idea who it was, and I'm sure I didn't imagine it.
Sonic Youth - Within You, Without You
no actually that was dreadful
didnt jimi hendrix cover day tripper?
And it was good. On the BBC Radio 1 sessions.
Sgt Peppers live - 1 day after the album was released.
and thrice this.
where he was totally AMAZED with Hendrix doing that... just like in Amadeus where Mozart hears the piece once and plays it note for note. Incredible.
Part Chimp - Wild Honey Pie
actually those are the two worst...! mesays:
Dave Grohl - Blackbird
Afghan Whigs - Rain
I don't like the beatles much though...
Ike & Tina Turner - Come together
Frank Sinatra - Something
are all ace
Rain by Chapterhouse!
'Here, There and Everywhere' is the only one i can think of that hasn't been mentioned already.
the libertines - 8 days a week?
Is the closest anyone's come to imitating the Beatles in a credible, and absolutely fantastical way.
That Siouxsie cover sounds nasty. Punk band covering the Beatles is crime.