Def Leppard’s latest album “Yeah!” is all remakes. Some REALLY great stuff on there.
Great versions of
20th Centrury Boy by T Rex
Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks
The Golden Age of Rock N Roll by Mott the Hoople
No Matter What by Badfinger (EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT cover)
(They also cover “Rock On” by David Essex, but I hate that song and all incarnations of it.)
Poison released an album of covers this year also, but everything I’ve heard off of it is horrible.
Kiss’s cover of Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio is indeed fantastic.
Rush’s EP “Feedback” was great too. Summertime Blues, Heart Full of Soul, Crossroads, For What it’s Worth, The Seeker.
Speaking of The Who (The Seeker), the Scorpions’ cover of I Can’t Explain was really good too.
I’m sure I know more, and could go on all day.
Like Stevie Ray Vaughan’s version of Voodoo Child…one of my absolutely favorite songs of all time. Or Stevie’s cover of The Sky is Falling.
ugh. I’d better stop.
It’s funny, because my kids are big Beach Boys fans, and they love the song Sloop John B. I was just thinking this weekend that Snoop Dogg needs to do a remake and call it the Snoop John B. Every time I hear that song now, I hear it in Snoop’s slow drawl.