Unexpected Covers That Work

We're only making plans for Nigel.

April 4, 2018

Photo Credit: Barbaglia/Marka/AdMedia /Sipa Press


They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that notion definitely holds true in the world of music. Some of the best covers come from the most unexpected ideas. 

“In Bloom” - Sturgill Simpson (Nirvana cover)

“Pale Blue Eyes” - R.E.M. ( Velvet Underground cover)

“Landslide” - Smashing Pumpkins (Fleetwood Mac cover)

“With A Girl Like You” - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down (The Troggs cover)

“Every Little Thing He Does” - Shawn Colvin (Police cover)

“Hurt” - Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails cover)

“Making Plans for Nigel” - Primus (XTC cover)

“Ring of Fire” - Social Distortion (Johnny Cash cover)

“God Only Knows” - Jr Jr (Beach Boys cover)

“Take Me To The River” - Talking Heads (Al Green cover)

"Uncle John's Band' - Lucius (Grateful Dead cover0

"Such Great Heights" - Iron and Wine (Postal Service cover)