YOUTUBE thread for AMATEUR COVERS

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Young band from Peru plays "Cut Your Hair", complete with awesome semi-pointless Nastanovich type dancing beautifully.

Guy in bedroom/hoodie plays acoustic cover of "Molly", by Sponge. Didn't know that song was quite this sort of timeless classic.

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 14 July 2006 13:55 (fifteen years ago) link

Nabisco, I love you. This could be the thread of threads.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 July 2006 13:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Warren G's "Regulate", acoustic, in a bedroom. Note groove-faces around 1:30.

Two dudes in bedroom play WEEN: "Buenos Tardes Amigo. Cameraman shows off weed around 1:00. I think I've done this.

A/V Club covermania: adorable Mel n' John play the Ventures' "Walk, Don't Run," both in street clothes and in costume.

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 14 July 2006 14:06 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J35GLr5LOeg&search=durutti%20column

Shadow Play (whoever that is) covers "Sketch for Summer" by the Durutti Column. WTF?! It's pretty tedious sitting through all three minutes of it, as it sounds basically like, well, the Durutti Column recorded live on a camcorder, and without all the little trills and flourishes (i.e., the best parts).

Adolescence Mokushiroku! (gendo ikari), Friday, 14 July 2006 14:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Girl in bedroom singing Evanescence, "My Immortal", notable mostly for tiger poster and the fact that she stops her introduction to answer the phone.

There are many amateur covers of the theme music from Super Mario Bros on Youtube. This split-screen overdubbed three-part version stands out for the player's odd sense of rhythm, which he claims (in comments) are actually just "bad mixing."

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 14 July 2006 14:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Off-topic, but: right here, a metalhead teenager lays out the liners from his CDs all over his heavily-postered room to revel in the amount of music he owns. (Just wait till you're old, dude.)

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 14 July 2006 14:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Weirdly compelling version of Nirvana's "Drain You".

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 14 July 2006 14:28 (fifteen years ago) link

A brief but very good cover of a part of "Dumb" by Nirvana.

Gdap (gdap), Friday, 14 July 2006 15:10 (fifteen years ago) link

To counter that, an, ahem, semi-talented school band (with no bassist) covers Smells Like Teen Spirit. If anyone can watch the whole 4:50 of this, please let us know. I've got as far as 1:30

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Saturday, 15 July 2006 18:44 (fifteen years ago) link

If anyone can watch the whole 4:50 of this, please let us know.

You beat me, I had to bail when she started "singing".

More Tongue Feldman (noodle vague), Saturday, 15 July 2006 19:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Even more frightening than this are the teenagers who translate their blog entries into 5-6 minute videos where they just talk in front of their webcam. Channel 101 better watch their back.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Saturday, 15 July 2006 20:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Okay me and Mrs V just watched "Smells Like Teen Spirit" through to the end. I'm in considerable pain.

More Tongue Feldman (noodle vague), Saturday, 15 July 2006 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

the Smells Like Teen Spirit vid is a real gem!!

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Saturday, 15 July 2006 21:48 (fifteen years ago) link

That "Smells Like Teen Spirit" guitar player has a really fucked-up sense of the song's rhythm. And then with him leading off, the poor drummer has no chance.

nabisco (nabisco), Saturday, 15 July 2006 22:25 (fifteen years ago) link

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.......it's kinda like the Shaggs!

Marmot 4-Tay: what those guyz make music 4. (marmotwolof), Saturday, 15 July 2006 23:15 (fifteen years ago) link

you need someone to sit there with you through the smells like teen spirit video. otherwise you just might die.

jonathan - stl (jonathan - stl), Sunday, 16 July 2006 01:09 (fifteen years ago) link

how long until we get those amateur music videos you see on public access?

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Sunday, 16 July 2006 01:14 (fifteen years ago) link

That girl singing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is waaaaay aggro.

max (maxreax), Sunday, 16 July 2006 03:26 (fifteen years ago) link

I couldn't watch SLTS, brought back bad memories of having the power cut while performing at the school talent show/concert. :(

n/a (Nick A.), Sunday, 16 July 2006 04:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Steely Dan special:

Instrumental version of "Barrytown"

"Josie" (My fave part of this one is the audience)

n/a (Nick A.), Sunday, 16 July 2006 04:40 (fifteen years ago) link

South American metal special :

Manowar, "Kill With Power"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKOaqnOJmR4&search=manowar%20cover

Judas Priest - "Breaking The Law"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qKYh6Yi7oE&search=judas%20priest%20cover

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Sunday, 16 July 2006 08:49 (fifteen years ago) link

some apparently swedish band doing a cover of The Final Countdown.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ym5g3DR1M&search=final%20countdown

this also shows the usual amount of the crowd at a Europe concert.

Andrzej B. (Andrzej B.), Sunday, 16 July 2006 14:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Wow. I can't make it far into this cover of "Otherside"; it's even more terrible than the original.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Sunday, 16 July 2006 15:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm not sure what worse here - the actual song, the sound quality, the video title which HURTS MY EYES, or the fact that the describe Can't Take My Eyes Off You as a Muse cover*

Yes, I know Muse covered it, but it's no excuse

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Sunday, 16 July 2006 17:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Or possibly my typing.

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Sunday, 16 July 2006 17:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Ever wanted to hear "Gold Digger" turned into a third-tier Britpop album closer circa 1995? Of course you did:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afxVTzJx0HE&search=gold%20digger%20cover

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 16 July 2006 17:57 (fifteen years ago) link

The worst thing is that guy will probably have a top 15 single within ten months time.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 16 July 2006 17:58 (fifteen years ago) link

If he tried that shit on in my local I'd've took him out with a glass before before he could sing "broke".

More Tongue Feldman (noodle vague), Sunday, 16 July 2006 18:02 (fifteen years ago) link

The best part about this version of "Vertigo" is the intro; also note the summary that goes along with it.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Sunday, 16 July 2006 18:05 (fifteen years ago) link

I get chills when I listen to this version of "Mad World".

Tape Store (Tape Store), Sunday, 16 July 2006 18:20 (fifteen years ago) link

High school choir do 1930s danceathon version of "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven": http://youtube.com/watch?v=KwiROd4ivFg&search=Something%20Happened%20On%20The%20Way%20To%20Heaven

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 09:31 (fifteen years ago) link

This one's pretty impressive... not just because it's Devo, not just because it's Mongoloid, not just because its obviously amateur, but because it's a @#$%ing family.

Lo Boob Oscillator (LoBoob), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 10:57 (fifteen years ago) link

PUPPET SHOW and Spinal Tap (and Freebird)

melton mowbray's APOCALYPTO! (adr), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 11:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh man, the Kleins have an original, too. I think I'd like to marry into this family. Good thing their daughter is cute.

nabisco (nabisco), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 12:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha! I'm pretty sure I love Family Reunions...Check out the drummer closeup around 2:30.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 13:17 (fifteen years ago) link

that SLTS is fucking priceless. and also my new ringtone.

teh_kit is jayne without the tits (g-kit), Tuesday, 18 July 2006 14:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Anonymous Japanese Trio kicking major ass all over King Crimson's "Red":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCxjksFLHXs

Colin Meeder (Mert), Friday, 21 July 2006 13:17 (fifteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
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The Reverend, Friday, 23 February 2007 06:47 (fourteen years ago) link

WTF?! Since when can we not link to youtube?

The Reverend, Friday, 23 February 2007 08:01 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

16 year old girl covers MBV's "Soon" - all of it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvIxVkXzmQw

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 17 October 2009 05:16 (twelve years ago) link

I thought about starting this thread so many time and here it's been all along.

a╓by's (╓abies), Saturday, 17 October 2009 05:32 (twelve years ago) link

Cold War Kids - St John

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibhWou4Aog0

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 17 October 2009 08:12 (twelve years ago) link

Modest Mouse - Baby Blue Sedan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgUlgaW-F8Q&feature=related

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 17 October 2009 08:34 (twelve years ago) link

Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHmiu_uRG0Y&feature=related

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 17 October 2009 08:54 (twelve years ago) link

Neautral Milk Hotel - King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSKw9wb0M4&feature=related

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 17 October 2009 09:18 (twelve years ago) link

the CURE - Just Like Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxWQX5pKa7E

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 17 October 2009 09:32 (twelve years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzW2H88HIoE

J4mi3 H4rl3y (Snowballing), Saturday, 17 October 2009 09:39 (twelve years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNsbtnnIsHQ

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 29 April 2011 20:35 (ten years ago) link

Love the original so much; the covers I've seen not so much. But I really like how she made it mopey without turning it into Cat Power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nioDwwJek0M&feature=watch_response

Hardcore Bangage (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 19:41 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j39t6TEqEDc

conrad, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:19 (ten years ago) link

hahahahahahadgmgermerkgmkld

TheDunkster (absolutely clean glasses), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 05:13 (ten years ago) link

just happened upon this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437eJaNnbs

that whore of your grandfather's (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 23:06 (ten years ago) link

reminds me of

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/images/2007/12/01/um2.jpg

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:56 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkqTlDJHGkw

meisenfek, Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:07 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wOAoYLAOKU

meisenfek, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 10:49 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyEVbb7mh3Y

meisenfek, Saturday, 10 March 2012 20:39 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...
two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldJOLNl053k

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:53 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E5Vc68iT3I

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:56 (nine years ago) link

(The Jolly Boys are the opposite of amateur, but thanks for the video from last April anyway.)

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 06:03 (nine years ago) link

Love Interruption (uke cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEVH4Os2D0A

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 20 August 2012 18:33 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

scooby doo.

sort of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAax9-bjeqM

apparently they do a the dr who theme as well, but not sure i can handle that.

mark e, Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:27 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

Boards Of Canada drum cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzTBrF0eO3c

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 07:53 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVwOLHVoRvI

many machines on ilx (MaresNest), Sunday, 29 September 2013 20:39 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

This is the best thing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKS4oBWp4D8

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:46 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

U GUUUUUYS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU5Lv-rFSFE

The Reverend, Thursday, 3 April 2014 07:36 (seven years ago) link

A more legitimate use of a six-string bass guitar by a suburban dad you will NEVER find.

Three Word Username, Thursday, 3 April 2014 08:51 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ-PsirrkG0

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:09 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

David the singer from Newcastle sings songs from the charts accompanied by Alan on drum

this is 'Always On My Mind' and it's really something

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UshOr7i8KXk

Vlogs from other credible bands such as Shed Seven (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:16 (four years ago) link

David and Alan have been uploading their Jandek-esque atonal interpretations of classic pop covers at the rate of one or two a week for several years, most have viewing figures in the low tens or less: http://www.youtube.com/user/allycomber/videos

one thing I especially like is that they don't let you know what song they're tackling today in the upload title, it's a total lucky dip

Vlogs from other credible bands such as Shed Seven (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:22 (four years ago) link

Even more frightening than this are the teenagers who translate their blog entries into 5-6 minute videos where they just talk in front of their webcam. Channel 101 better watch their back.
― Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), 15. juli 2006 21:12 (ten years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

prophetic!

niels, Sunday, 12 February 2017 18:41 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYubV1uV0KY

MaresNest, Saturday, 10 June 2017 10:02 (four years ago) link

ICYMI:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW7iLTgYx2I

― the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Friday, June 9, 2017 6:03 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hardcore dilettante, Saturday, 10 June 2017 11:35 (four years ago) link

three months pass...
four months pass...

vocal and microKORG cover of My Favorite's 'Homeless Club Kids':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwMr8AUh0Gc

(the guy who wrote it shows up in the comments to give his seal of approval)

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:29 (three years ago) link

Bummer this topic is mostly dead links =/

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:47 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

A+

niels, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:06 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

This girl is incredible
https://youtu.be/IMmJFD5S4NY

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 6 February 2020 02:30 (one year ago) link

fluid af! and it's impressive that she's gotten to 125k without any clickbaity "playing the Seinfeld theme for 24 hours **gone horribly wrong**" style content. maybe she'll be the one who finally breaks Davie504's chokehold on basstube

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Thursday, 6 February 2020 04:32 (one year ago) link

Great cover of Sebadoh's 'not too amused' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=accm-ezhlzM

"i don't know how to play any other sawngs guys. it's late at night."

neilasimpson, Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:18 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

if lemonflower would start uploading again, most other youtube singers could shut up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMm6TQ-TATY

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 17:32 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

juliaplaysgroove and lemonflower both incredible

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 10 April 2020 07:43 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_FBt4sPGOQ

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 00:09 (one year ago) link

I posted this in a Cocteau Twins thread years ago, but I keep going back to this acoustic guitar (w/gobs of reverb) cover of "Serpentskirt"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ4xdb16Q5o

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 30 April 2020 03:42 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOAPgBshlXE

Spottie, Thursday, 30 April 2020 18:29 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lNeag92Jy4

No offense to the band (they record) but it has an amateur feel and it's awesome.

More amateur:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqifeNylxHQ

Nabozo, Thursday, 30 April 2020 18:54 (one year ago) link

Oh! I recognise that lady, that's Becca Stevens that sings on this amazing cover of Laura Nyro's The Confession.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP-g8vo4zUg

Maresn3st, Thursday, 30 April 2020 21:09 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKnLPKxxmQQ

Kibbutzki (Jaap Schip), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 07:55 (three weeks ago) link

love it

corrs unplugged, Monday, 11 October 2021 14:19 (two weeks ago) link

Live cover of Boards Of Canada's "Peacock Tail"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_NkJc_DKX4

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 21:42 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQI7WP127tc

Keyboard/Vocal cover of Roy Davis Jr - Gabriel

saer, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 22:05 (one week ago) link


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