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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 July 2006 13:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 14 July 2006 14:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

Gdap (gdap), Friday, 14 July 2006 15:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Saturday, 15 July 2006 21:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

max (maxreax), Sunday, 16 July 2006 03:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Or possibly my typing.

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

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

Tape Store (Tape Store), Sunday, 16 July 2006 18:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

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

The Reverend, Friday, 23 February 2007 08:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

Cold War Kids - St John

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

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

Modest Mouse - Baby Blue Sedan

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

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

Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945

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

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

the CURE - Just Like Heaven

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

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

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

J4mi3 H4rl3y (Snowballing), Saturday, 17 October 2009 09:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Rihanna - Umbrella

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3hMouxNeDU

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 17 October 2009 10:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26XuJjn6RG8

meisenfek, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think this guy is great, this is his big "pop" cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieDx4BR2Lag

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

mbv cover is impressive

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKIe0kA4nkw

robotsinlove, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

That MBV girl should post on ILM:
http://www.last.fm/user/TheFigure_head

M. Grissom/DeShields (jaymc), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 19:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Despite his dorky appearance and the uneven voice, this is actually not terrible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=017FXiS3mIU

ArchCarrier, Friday, 23 October 2009 11:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5duUkt5wwo8

Simon H., Monday, 8 February 2010 04:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3xr7ncwN8Y&feature=related

Zeno, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

totally charming!

INSUFFICIENT FUN (bernard snowy), Friday, 23 April 2010 16:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

dunno if she strictly counts as amateur (must've had hella voice lessons), but wow, this catswillrule girl's voice is crazy beautiful. in fairness I'm a sucker for ppl with really bright, clear voices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPPTMtkdAI0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIy5SS-1Vp0

I haven't heard the originals of these songs (or even heard of the artists) so I have no idea how they might compare.

not having a luxury watch is terrible (unregistered), Friday, 21 May 2010 05:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Manila band covers "Inside Out" by the Mighty Lemon Drops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olO16uY0_SE

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 05:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Makin' Time cover by Yuri Hayami & The Marbles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-xm5lF1mfI

meisenfek, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 20:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCVqUPVU-2Q

intense ex-metal dude (or hardcore dude? gotta be one or the other) covers Nick Lowe on acoustic guitar. he really nails the solo, and the hair toss he does toward the end is righteous, even though he has terrible hair.

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Sunday, 27 February 2011 05:10 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Danielle Messia - De la main gauche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqF61pi9cIM

y'allternative medicine (unregistered), Thursday, 28 April 2011 01:02 (six years ago) Permalink

My absolute favourite youtube cover ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-C8S113yEo

daavid, Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:55 (six years ago) Permalink

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

I <3 this Grouper cover. Her voice reminds me of Julie Doiron.

My Life with the Thrill Kill Nult (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 28 April 2011 08:45 (six years ago) Permalink

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

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 29 April 2011 20:35 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

conrad, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:19 (six years ago) Permalink

hahahahahahadgmgermerkgmkld

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

reminds me of

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

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:56 (six years ago) Permalink

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

meisenfek, Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:07 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

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

meisenfek, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 10:49 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

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

meisenfek, Saturday, 10 March 2012 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:53 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:56 (five years ago) Permalink

(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 (five years ago) Permalink

Love Interruption (uke cover)

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

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Boards Of Canada drum cover

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

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 07:53 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
one month passes...

This is the best thing!

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

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:46 (four years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

U GUUUUUYS

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

The Reverend, Thursday, 3 April 2014 07:36 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

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

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:09 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (ten months ago) Permalink

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 (ten months ago) Permalink

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 (ten months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

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

MaresNest, Saturday, 10 June 2017 10:02 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

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