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(Rolling Stone)   The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade. How the NIN cover of the Johnny Cash penned "Hurt" missed the list I'll never know   (rollingstone.com) divider line 124
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2013-09-04 10:02:22 PM
maybe because the list only goes back to 2004 (one song for each year was picked) and Johnny Cash did Hurt in 2002.

/reading comprehension, subby
//get some

///dumb headline

and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second
 
2013-09-04 10:13:02 PM
 
2013-09-04 10:14:39 PM
umm, where the hell is Ben Folds's version of NWA's "biatches aint shiat"?!
 
2013-09-04 10:18:44 PM

calbert: and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second


It didn't fall flat. It's been all over the news for the last two days. You just missed it. It was relevant, topical...I give it a 10! A 10! A farking 10!
 
2013-09-04 10:23:18 PM
Radiohead's cover of 'Ceremony' is pretty good. So is Pete Yorn's cover of 'China Girl' (but that might be a little beyond ten years at this point). The Raveonettes' cover of 'I Wanna Be Adored' is also good but probably not Top-10 material, ditto for The Killers' cover of 'Shadowplay'.
 
2013-09-04 10:25:29 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: calbert: and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second

It didn't fall flat. It's been all over the news for the last two days. You just missed it. It was relevant, topical...I give it a 10! A 10! A farking 10!


no. that was facepalm.

this headline falls flat because the years don't work.
you can't force it.
this subby tried and failed, you can't just shoehorn something relevant and topical into a headline that doesn't allow for it in the first place.
 
2013-09-04 10:26:40 PM
Red did a really good job covering 'Ordinary World'.
 
2013-09-04 10:28:00 PM

calbert: this headline falls flat because the years don't work.
you can't force it.
this subby tried and failed, you can't just shoehorn something relevant and topical into a headline that doesn't allow for it in the first place.


Sure thing, chum. You know best. I bow to your authority in these matters.
 
2013-09-04 10:28:54 PM
I'll forgive the timeline problem, it was funny to me.
 
2013-09-04 10:33:14 PM
This list is wrong.
 
2013-09-04 10:33:52 PM

calbert: Adolf Oliver Nipples: calbert: and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second

It didn't fall flat. It's been all over the news for the last two days. You just missed it. It was relevant, topical...I give it a 10! A 10! A farking 10!

no. that was facepalm.

this headline falls flat because the years don't work.
you can't force it.
this subby tried and failed, you can't just shoehorn something relevant and topical into a headline that doesn't allow for it in the first place.


I'll slow it down for you.

A few days ago, The Associated Press was doing a piece about a Nine Inch Nails concert.

Still with me?

In that piece, the author erroneously wrote about Nine Inch Nails ending the show with "a cover of the Johnny Cash song 'Hurt.'"

If I'm going to fast, just raise your hand.

Subby then found this piece and decided to use that erroneous display of journalistic fail as a joke in his headline for the purpose of humor.

Do you get it now, or do I need to employ the use of a chalkboard and puppets?
 
2013-09-04 10:37:02 PM
 
2013-09-04 10:38:29 PM

Flappyhead: I'll forgive the timeline problem, it was funny to me.


The timeline works. If the bonehead at the AP believed Nine Inch Nails covered Hurt, which Cash recorded and released in the fall of 2002, that would mean, in his mind, the NIN cover of Hurt would have had to have come out afterwards, likely in 2003, putting it within the 10 year requirement of this list.
 
2013-09-04 10:39:00 PM

stoli n coke: calbert: Adolf Oliver Nipples: calbert: and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second

It didn't fall flat. It's been all over the news for the last two days. You just missed it. It was relevant, topical...I give it a 10! A 10! A farking 10!

no. that was facepalm.

this headline falls flat because the years don't work.
you can't force it.
this subby tried and failed, you can't just shoehorn something relevant and topical into a headline that doesn't allow for it in the first place.

I'll slow it down for you.

A few days ago, The Associated Press was doing a piece about a Nine Inch Nails concert.

Still with me?

In that piece, the author erroneously wrote about Nine Inch Nails ending the show with "a cover of the Johnny Cash song 'Hurt.'"

If I'm going to fast, just raise your hand.

Subby then found this piece and decided to use that erroneous display of journalistic fail as a joke in his headline for the purpose of humor.

Do you get it now, or do I need to employ the use of a chalkboard and puppets?


is everybody retarded?

if the Rolling Stone story was "the best cover songs" or "most killer cover songs ever" then the headline would work, taking in to account the AP flub fromt he weekend.

however, this submitted Rolling Stone article is about cover songs of the past decade (10 years, or doyou need chalkboard and puppets ?).

subby's reference doesn't work, it falls outside of the Rolling Stone time frame.

sure, it's timely, but that alone doesn't make it funny. not in this instance, for a list of cover songs from the past decade.

/you know what they say about being technically correct
 
2013-09-04 10:39:04 PM

stoli n coke: calbert: Adolf Oliver Nipples: calbert: and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second

It didn't fall flat. It's been all over the news for the last two days. You just missed it. It was relevant, topical...I give it a 10! A 10! A farking 10!

no. that was facepalm.

this headline falls flat because the years don't work.
you can't force it.
this subby tried and failed, you can't just shoehorn something relevant and topical into a headline that doesn't allow for it in the first place.

I'll slow it down for you.

A few days ago, The Associated Press was doing a piece about a Nine Inch Nails concert.

Still with me?

In that piece, the author erroneously wrote about Nine Inch Nails ending the show with "a cover of the Johnny Cash song 'Hurt.'"

If I'm going to fast, just raise your hand.

Subby then found this piece and decided to use that erroneous display of journalistic fail as a joke in his headline for the purpose of humor.

Do you get it now, or do I need to employ the use of a chalkboard and puppets?


I think you lost him at 'erroneously'.
 
2013-09-04 10:41:23 PM
Buy any children Of Bodom, Sinergy, or Warmen album, and find better covers than all of these on it. High points include Baby One More Time(COB), Somebody's Watching Me(Warmen) and Hangin on the Telephone(Sinergy)
 
2013-09-04 10:47:37 PM
I covered your mom's face with a bag because it's the only way I can do the unspeakable things she wants me to do. 'cause she's ugly, man

/tell her I said hi
 
2013-09-04 10:48:27 PM
I should have known better than to click a Rolling Stone link. What a complete piece of sh*t list.
 
2013-09-04 10:52:02 PM

calbert: maybe because the list only goes back to 2004 (one song for each year was picked) and Johnny Cash did Hurt in 2002.

/reading comprehension, subby
//get some

///dumb headline

and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second


You GOT the joke, but wanted to biatch about it anyways? You must be KILLER at parties!

The timelines don't work...boo hoo. It's a joke. I laughed. So did all the other people. Go crawl in your sad hole and be sad by yourself and let the rest of us happy people enjoy a funny relevant joke.
 
2013-09-04 10:54:33 PM
Dear hipster bands reliving the 1980s: Phil Collins wrote more than two songs.
 
2013-09-04 10:54:55 PM
Wait, so you're saying that there was music made before Incubus' S.C.I.E.N.C.E.?
 
2013-09-04 10:56:07 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Wait, so you're saying that there was music made before Incubus' S.C.I.E.N.C.E.?


Need more covers of Anti-Gravity Love Song
 
2013-09-04 10:58:05 PM
Johnny Cash? Great. That song? The most overrated cover EVAH.
 
2013-09-04 11:00:06 PM

gunsmack: I should have known better than to click a Rolling Stone link. What a complete piece of sh*t list.


Duh.
 
2013-09-04 11:01:40 PM

John Buck 41: Johnny Cash? Great. That song? The most overrated cover EVAH.


Wait a bit. Rock journalism's wet dream The Replacements are back together and every shiat college rocker and old fart is going to be covering "Bastards of Young" any day now.
 
2013-09-04 11:01:57 PM
In a very bad time in my life back a few years ago, Johnny Cash's version of 'Hurt' kept me going.  Rather than drag me down further into depression, it showed me that many men had walked in that dark place before me and came through it.

I must have listened to it 24/7 for at least a week.  Just me in a dark room and that song until I finally got it out of my system.

I realize others have had it worse, but for me, that was nearly my limit.  And I owe Trent Reznor and Johnny Cash equally for giving me a way to get out of that spiral of self-hate and misery.
 
2013-09-04 11:04:37 PM
Rolling Stone got all that onto one page - that's how it's done.
 
2013-09-04 11:04:39 PM
The Cover of Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street by the Foo Fighters should be very high on a lot of lists.
 
2013-09-04 11:05:40 PM

Count_0: Greatest "cover" ever!


That is actually really good. :)
 
2013-09-04 11:10:26 PM

CSM101: Buy any children Of Bodom, Sinergy, or Warmen album, and find better covers than all of these on it. High points include Baby One More Time(COB), Somebody's Watching Me(Warmen) and Hangin on the Telephone(Sinergy)


On the other hand, if you enjoy music, and aren't limiting yourself to the last 10 years, Joan Jett did the best covers of anybody, anywhere, anytime.
 
2013-09-04 11:11:28 PM

gunsmack: I should have known better than to click a Rolling Stone link. What a complete piece of sh*t list.


I waited two minutes and the page was still blank, grinding on trying to access pinterest and some other forgettable sites, so I just closed tab.

Sounds like I didn't actually miss much.
 
2013-09-04 11:14:34 PM
I don't know about covers... but Coolio's parody of Amish Paradise just didn't work as good as the original.
 
2013-09-04 11:14:38 PM
There have been some excellent covers in the AV Club's Undercover series. Ted Leo + the Pharmacists doing Tears for Fears is a standout. They Might Be Giants doing Chumbawuba is fun, as is The Promise Ring covering Adele.

Not sure if they've ever released it, but I really like Arcade Fire's (straight up cover) version of "Age of Consent" by New Order.
 
2013-09-04 11:45:09 PM
I respectfully submit:

fibonaccifactor.files.wordpress.com

The Cardigans & Tom Jones - Burning Down The House

Probably one of my favorite covers ever. Better than the original, imo.
 
2013-09-04 11:48:11 PM

calbert: stoli n coke: calbert: Adolf Oliver Nipples: calbert: and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second

It didn't fall flat. It's been all over the news for the last two days. You just missed it. It was relevant, topical...I give it a 10! A 10! A farking 10!

no. that was facepalm.

this headline falls flat because the years don't work.
you can't force it.
this subby tried and failed, you can't just shoehorn something relevant and topical into a headline that doesn't allow for it in the first place.

I'll slow it down for you.

A few days ago, The Associated Press was doing a piece about a Nine Inch Nails concert.

Still with me?

In that piece, the author erroneously wrote about Nine Inch Nails ending the show with "a cover of the Johnny Cash song 'Hurt.'"

If I'm going to fast, just raise your hand.

Subby then found this piece and decided to use that erroneous display of journalistic fail as a joke in his headline for the purpose of humor.

Do you get it now, or do I need to employ the use of a chalkboard and puppets?

is everybody retarded?

if the Rolling Stone story was "the best cover songs" or "most killer cover songs ever" then the headline would work, taking in to account the AP flub fromt he weekend.

however, this submitted Rolling Stone article is about cover songs of the past decade (10 years, or doyou need chalkboard and puppets ?).

subby's reference doesn't work, it falls outside of the Rolling Stone time frame.

sure, it's timely, but that alone doesn't make it funny. not in this instance, for a list of cover songs from the past decade.

/you know what they say about being technically correct


Maybe subby was going for a double troll to hook the anal retentive as well? If so, I think they did one hell of a job.
 
2013-09-04 11:48:38 PM

BretMavrik: Radiohead's cover of 'Ceremony' is pretty good.


Didn't know that existed. Thanks for the tip.

Peter Hook is coming to Portland later this month. Apparently the show consists in part of playing the entirety of NO's first two albums.
 
2013-09-04 11:51:06 PM
 
2013-09-04 11:53:50 PM
Holy crap Gotye dividing by zero doing a collage of covers of his song was freaking awesome. I dunno how I missed it.
 
2013-09-04 11:56:03 PM
LCD Soundsystem in 2010 cover the Detroit techno/house classic "Throw" by Paperclip People [aka Carl Craig]. Released as a bonus digital cut for LCD's "This Is Happening" album and also as a one-off 12" by Craig's label Planet E, with the original joint on the flip.
LCD cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-WxrTULSaY
Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuRKe9JVmAU

/I'm a cranky old punk rock, jazz, and reggae guy but I gotta say this was one the best executed releases of its kind. Rarely do 12" singles make my year-end top ten, but this was in the the top five that year. Farkin' rad.
 
2013-09-05 12:17:31 AM
Obligatory "list fails without..."

...Adele's version of "Lovesong".
 
2013-09-05 12:36:09 AM

calbert: Adolf Oliver Nipples: calbert: and yes, I get your joke, but it fell flat because you got the years wrong, but otherwise, it's really funny and I'm sure you think you're clever by switching who did it first with who covered it second

It didn't fall flat. It's been all over the news for the last two days. You just missed it. It was relevant, topical...I give it a 10! A 10! A farking 10!

no. that was facepalm.

this headline falls flat because the years don't work.
you can't force it.
this subby tried and failed, you can't just shoehorn something relevant and topical into a headline that doesn't allow for it in the first place.


Fark more.

In the last two days there was a thread about this.
 
2013-09-05 12:36:41 AM
Here's one of my favorites.  Van Halen as you probably have never heard it before

The same group also has their own mashup of Enter Sandman combined with Venus by Shocking Blue, which works surprisingly well.

unfortunately most of the videos they have on youtube are from music festivals with poor audio quality, but I got their album on iTunes and it was well worth it.
 
2013-09-05 12:46:20 AM
No Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain?  List fail.

Hipster bullshiat aside, the Reznor/Yeah-Yeah's chick "Immigrant Song" was pretty damn good.
 
2013-09-05 12:52:42 AM
List fails without Trent Reznor's cover of that Johnny Cash song.
 
2013-09-05 12:54:19 AM

soporific: List fails without Trent Reznor's cover of that Johnny Cash song.


lol. you owe me a new keyboard, I snorted Pepsi all over mine.

+100 internets for you

:)
 
2013-09-05 01:00:19 AM
It was a little more than ten years (1969), but the James Gang (Joe Walsh) cover of Bluebird, by Buffalo Springfield is THE BEST COVER  OF ALL TIME.
 
2013-09-05 01:00:33 AM
I am quite fond of Swiss pop singer Schoedo covering the Stones, Mothers Little Helper, while snorting Smarties.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge1aBzycbzw&list=FLQ69Wb9IfyQWz-53uRT oF Ag&index=7
 
2013-09-05 01:02:27 AM

fusillade762: BretMavrik: Radiohead's cover of 'Ceremony' is pretty good.

Didn't know that existed. Thanks for the tip.

Peter Hook is coming to Portland later this month. Apparently the show consists in part of playing the entirety of NO's first two albums.


And thanks in return. Looks like I now have plans for the 26th.
 
2013-09-05 01:11:40 AM
 
2013-09-05 01:24:49 AM

fusillade762: I respectfully submit:

[fibonaccifactor.files.wordpress.com image 500x374]

The Cardigans & Tom Jones - Burning Down The House

Probably one of my favorite covers ever. Better than the original, imo.


I couldn't stop smiling during this cover. Thanks for the recommendation.
 
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