It is well known that in Rock / Metal there are many who have chosen to cover well-known songs.
Some did it successfully… others not so much!
- The Black Crowes – Hard to Handle (Original: Otis Redding, album: The Immortal Otis Redding – 1968),
- Poison – Your Mama Don’t Dance (Original: Loggins and Messina, album: Loggins and Messina – 1972),
- Motley Crue – Smokin ’in the Boys Room (Original: Brownsville Station, album: Yeah! – 1973),
- Quiet Riot – Cum on Feel the Noize (Original: Slade, album: Sladest Released – 1973),
- W.A.S.P. – The Real Me (Original: The Who, album: Quadrophenia – 1973),
- Joan Jett – I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll (Original: The Arrows, album: First Hit -1976),
- Metallica – Am I Evil? (Original: Diamond Head, album: Lightning to the Nations – 1980),
- Guns N ’Roses – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Original: Bob Dylan, album: Days of Thunder -1990).
However, there are some covers that we did not know or did not remember, such as the following…
- Creedence Clearwater Revival – Susie Q (Original: Sonny Boy Williamson, album: Goodbye Red -1939),
- Nazareth – Love Hurts (Original: Everly Brothers, album: A Date with the Everly Brothers – 1960),
- The Clash – I Fought the Law (Original: The Crickets, album: In Style With the Crickets – 1960),
- Pearl Jam – Last Kiss (Original: Wayne Cochran, album: Last Kiss / Funny Feeling – 1961),
- Blondie – Denis (Original: Randy & The Rainbows, album: Denise / Come Back – 1963),
- Primal Scream – Some Velvet Morning (Original: Nancy Sinatra, album: Movin’ with Nancy – 1967)
- Black Sabbath – Warning (Original: The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, album: Remains to Be Heard – 1970),
- Rainbow – Black Sheep of the Family (Original: Quartermass, album: Quartermass – 1970),
- Kiss – King of the Night Time World (Original: The Hollywood Stars, album: Shine Like a Radio: The Great Lost 1974 Album),
- L.A. Guns – Hollywood Tease (Original: Girl, album: Sheer Greed – 1980),
- Heart – What about love (Original: Torronto, album: Get It on Credit – 1982).