I love it when a band doesn't just COVER a song from a mainstream artist....But, I love it when they change the song
and make it even better.
Unfortunately, that happens so rarely..... Even famous bands make bad attempts at it. For example, Soundgarden covered a Beattles Song,
"Come Together" with high pitched wailing electric guitars. Sorry, I am not a fan here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpT4kgg5xlw
Then again, Guns 'n Roses did a great job with a Paul McCartney tune....So some hits and misses...
In case anyone's ever heard of Ellie Goulding "Lights," you might be curious enough to see a not so famous independant band
"We Are Forever's" attempt to change the song into a hard rock/pop tune.
Lots of bands / artists and DJs have all done remixes of Ellie Goulding "Lights" but We Are Forever is perhaps my favorite so far.
And it is fun to always just go down the list of COVER SONGs on "Youtube" for that matter:
I love clicking on these videos and seeing if they are any good or not.
But, sure would be great to start up a discussion here and get some ideas for excellent COVER attempts that I can watch/listen.