It was a piece on Associated Press that read:
""NIN closed the night with a slow and smoky cover of Johnny Cash's 'Hurt,' which earned nonstop cheers from the crowd."
|My new favourite - stolen from Stark.|
Here are a few of your favourites (and some of mine, too):
Given my love for all things Chris Cornell, we'll start with this one - Chris Cornell covering Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean":
Jimi Hendrix covering Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower", arguably (not that anyone can actually argue this) the better known version of the song:
One of my all-time favourite covers, Deftones' version of Sade's "No Ordinary Love". If you know me, you know this tune. I force it upon everyone:
This is Failure's cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence".
(And speaking of Failure, A Perfect Circle covers Failure's "The Nurse Who Loved Me" on one of my favourite albums, Thirteen Step. 6 degrees of music I like.):
Wayne Cochran's "Last Kiss" has been covered by a number of bands. Here's Pearl Jam's version:
I've always had a soft spot for Cat Power covering Phil Phillips' "Sea of Love". (And Tom Waits' version of the song as well, respectively.):
Of course, the one that started the whole discussion, Johnny Cash covering Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt".
And no, it's not the other way around.
If I had hours upon hours and page upon page to fill with my favourite covers, this list would be fairly lengthy. I'd be remiss if I forgot some of the ones I grew up with from Motley Crue, Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, and so on. But we haven't got all day. Not this time.
Which cover tunes would be on your list?