Adding this on its own page because no one saw my post and it’s awesome
In completing the post for day 2 of the FF challenge, I found this list of covers:
So of course I decided to look all of them up on youtube. (Yes I have a paper due at midnight. Yes I’m fantastic at procrastinating.)
I linked beneath each video incase this doesn’t work properly
I hadn’t heard all of these before, but let me say now: they are fantastic (and made this part of the challenge fucking hard).
“Band on the Run,” from the Paul McCartney & Wings album “Band on the Run: 25th Anniversary Edition (disc 1)”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Radio 1: Established 1967 (disc 1: 1967-1986).”
Unfortunately couldn’t find any recording of this one
”Holiday in Cambodia,” from the Dead Kennedys album “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “2007-11-12: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK (disc 2).”
”Keep the Car Running,” from the Arcade Fire album “Neon Bible”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “2007-11-12: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK (disc 2).”
Though I’m pretty sure this is the only clip that exists of this and it’s not really a full cover, it’s still funny.
Same as others, not really a full cover
Some noteworthy covers were not on this list:
Life of Illusion (original - Joe Walsh)
Bad Reputation (original - Thin Lizzy)
All that said,
This is my favorite (from the latest tour):
But actually, that cover of Keep the Car Running is fucking fantastic.”
I’m fairly certain there are more, but this took up a good chunk of time, so I guess I’ll go write my paper now.
Enjoy wasting a few hours on these :)