Unconventional Covers

19 Aug

A lot of linkage going on this week. Today, I was doing some searching on fark.com and ran into this:

That’s right, a Gregorian Monks chant cover of “Comfortably Numb.” The Pink Floyd epic is haunting, but, this is just damn near ghoulish. It’s scary. It also got me thinking. There are many unconventional covers out there. That sparked a search for some of the coolest, most atypical and somewhat esoteric covers of rock standards. First, let’s start with Andy McKee’s great guitar cover of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”

Now, that’s just a cool piece of music. Next up, a choir version of “Smells like Teen Spirit.”

And, last, but certainly not least, a little “Umbrella” by Biffy Clyro. Enjoy!

Feel free to add some of your own choices for unconventional covers in the comments section below.

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6 Responses to “Unconventional Covers”

  1. fattakin August 20, 2010 at 3:38 am #

    Lisa Hannigans cover of ‘Personal Jesus’ is good. Seen her play it last December live. She’s great ❤

    • Matt Coleman August 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

      I love her voice. It’s sultry. Great cover thanks for posting it. And, I love the epileptic breakdown lol

  2. fattakin August 23, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    She’s so good looking that my wife fainted at the gig! About 5 songs in… Once recovered we had to go sit on the balcony and catch the rest.

  3. Matt Coleman August 23, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    Wow…that is the true golden road to unlimited devotion lol

  4. fattakin August 31, 2010 at 3:52 am #

    How bad is this??!!

  5. Matt Coleman August 31, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    How one can actually enjoy that music is simply baffling lol

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