Por: Álvaro García

Algunas bandas de rock han editado discos completos de covers.

Texto: Alvarrock García @Alvarrock_GM

Los covers son un recurso que ha sido utilizado constantemente por bandas de rock, ya sea para ganar fama, dinero o para mostrar cuáles son sus influencias y hacer un reconocimiento a esos grupos que han sido parte importante en su formación musical.

De igual forma han surgido los llamados “discos tributo”, en los cuales participan diversos grupos tocando una canción del artista al que se rendirá tributo; pero hay otra forma de hacer covers, la cual consiste en que un mismo grupo haga un disco completo de versiones.

En el presente artículo plasmaremos una lista con algunos de los casos más llamativos del rock; por cuestiones de espacio nos enfocaremos en grupos rock en inglés, dejando pendiente una segunda parte con grupos en español.

David Bowie – Pin ups (1973)

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1. “Rosalyn” (The Pretty things)
2. “Here Comes the Night” (Them)
3. “I Wish You Would” (The Yardbirds)
4. “See Emily Play” (Pink Floyd)
5. “Everything’s Alright” (The Mojos)
6. “I Can’t Explain” (The Who)
7. “Friday on My Mind” (The Easybeats)
8. “Sorrow” (The Merseys)
9. “Don’t Bring Me Down” (The Pretty Things)
10. “Shapes of Things” (The Yardbirds)
11. “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” (The Who)
12. “Where Have All the Good Times Gone” (The Kinks)

John Lennon – Rock and Roll (1975)

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1. “Be-Bop-A-Lula” (Gene Vincent)
2. “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King)
3. “Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddy” Little Richard,
4. “You Can’t Catch Me” (Chuck Berry)
5. “Ain’t That a Shame” (Fats Domino)
6. “Do You Wanna Dance?” (Cliff Richard)
7. “Sweet Little Sixteen” (Chuck Berry)
8. “Slippin’ and Slidin'” (Buddy Holly y Little Richard)
9. “Peggy Sue” (/Buddy Holly)
10. “Medley: Bring It On Home to Me/Send Me Some Lovin'” (Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly y Little Richard)
11. “Bony Moronie” (Larry Williams)
12. “Ya Ya” (Lee Dorsey)
14. “Just Because” (Lloyd Price)
15. “Angel Baby” (Rosie and The Originals)
16. “To Know Her is to Love Her” (The Teddy Bears)
17. “Since My Baby Left Me” (Elvis Presley)
18. “Just Because (Reprise)”

Skid Row – B-Side Ourselves (1993)

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1. “Psycho Therapy” (Ramones)
2. “C’mon and Love Me” (Kiss)
3. “Delivering the Goods” (Judas Priest)
4. “What You’re Doing” (Rush cover)
5. “Little Wing” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)

The Ramones – Acid Eaters (1993)

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1. “Journey to the Center of the Mind” (Amboy Dukes)
2. “Substitute” (The Who)
3. “Out of Time” (The Rolling Stones)
4. “The Shape of Things to Come”(Max Frost and The Troopers)
5. “Somebody to Love” (Jefferson Airplane)
6. “When I Was Young” (The Animals)
7. “7 and 7 Is” (Love)
8. “My Back Pages” (Bob Dylan – The Byrds)
9. “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine” (The Seeds)
10. “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
11. “I Can’t Control Myself” (The Troggs)
12. “Surf City” (Jan and Dean)
13. “Surfin’ Safari” (The Beach Boys)

Guns N’ roses – The Spaghetti Incident? (1993)


1. “Since I Don’t Have You” (The Skyliners)
2. “New Rose” (The Damned)
3. “Down on the Farm” (U.K. Subs)
4. “Human Being” (New York Dolls)
5. “Raw Power” (The Stooges)
6. “Ain’t It Fun” (The Dead Boys)
7. “Buick Makane” (T. Rex)
8. “Hair of the Dog” (Nazareth)
9. “Attitude” (Misfits)
10. “Black Leather” (The Sex Pistols)
11. “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” (Johnny Thunders)
12. “I Don’t Care About You” (Fear)
13. “Look at Your Game, Girl” (Charles Manson)

Duran Duran – Thank you (1995)


1. “White Lines” (Grandmaster Flash)
2. “I Wanna Take You Higher” (Sly & The Family Stone)
3. “Perfect Day” (Lou Reed)
4. “Watching the Detectives” (Elvis Costello)
5. “Lay Lady Lay” (Bob Dylan)
6. “911 Is a Joke” (Public Enemy)
7. “Success” (Iggy Pop)
8. “Crystal Ship” (The Doors)
9. “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)” (The Temptations)
10. “Thank You” (Led Zeppelin)
11. “Drive By” (Duran Duran)
12. “I Wanna Take You Higher Again” (Sly & The Family Stone)
13. “Diamond Dogs” (David Bowie)
14. “Femme Fatale” (Lou Reed)

Metallica – Garage Inc. (1998)

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1. “Free Speech for the Dumb” (Discharge)
2. “It’s Electric” (Diamond Head)
3. “Sabbra Cadabra/A National Acrobat” (Black Sabbath)
4. “Turn the Page” (Bob Seger)
5. “Die, Die My Darling” (The Misfits)
6. “Loverman” (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
7. “Mercyful Fate (Mercyful Fate)
8. “Astronomy” (Blue Öyster Cult)
9. “Whiskey in the Jar” (Thin Lizzy)
10. “Tuesday’s Gone” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1. “The More I See” (Discharge
2. “Helpless” (Diamond Head)
3. “The Small Hours” (Holocaust)
4. “The Wait” (Killing Joke)
5. “Crash Course in Brain Surgery” (Budgie)
6. “Last Caress/Green Hell” (The Misfits)
1. “Am I Evil?” (Diamond Head)
2. “Blitzkrieg” (Blitzkrieg)
1. “Breadfan” (Budgie)
2. “The Prince” (Diamond Head)
3. “Stone Cold Crazy” (Queen)
4. “So What?” (Anti-Nowhere League)
5. “Killing Time” (Sweet Savage)
1. “Overkill” (Motörhead)
2. “Damage Case” (Motörhead)
3. “Stone Dead Forever” (Motörhead)
4. “Too Late Too Late” (Motörhead)

Rage against the Machine – Renegades (2000)

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1. “Microphone Fiend” (Eric B and Rakim)
2. “Pistol Grip Pump”
3. “Kick out the Jams” (MC5)
4. “Renegades of Funk” (Afrika Bambaataa)
5. “Beautiful World” (Devo)
6. “I’m Housin'” (EPMD)
7. “In my Eyes” (Minor Threat)
8. “How I Could Just Kill a Man” (Cypress Hill)
9. “The Ghost of Tom Joad” (Bruce Springsteen)
10. “Down on the Street” (The Stooges)
11. “Street Fighting Man” (Rolling Stones)
12. “Maggie’s Farm” (Bob Dylan)
13. “Kick out the Jams” (MC5)
14. “How I Could Just Kill a Man (Cypress Hill)

Sepultura – Revolusongs (2003)

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1. “Messiah” (Hellhammer)
2. “Angel” (Massive Attack)
3. “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos” (Public Enemy)
4. “Mongoloid” (Devo)
5. “Mountain Song” (Jane’s Addiction)
6. “Bullet the Blue Sky” (U2)
7. “Piranha” (Exodus)
8. “Enter Sandman/ (Metallica)
9. “Bullet the Blue Sky

A perfect circle – eMOTIVe (2004)

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1. “Annihilation” (Crucifix)
2. “Imagine” (John Lennon)
3. “Peace, Love, and Understanding” (Elvis Costello)
4. “What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye)
5. “Passive” (Tapeworm)
6. “Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie” (Black Flag)
7. “People Are People” (Depeche Mode)
8. “Freedom of Choice” (Devo)
9. “Let’s Have a War” (Fear)
10. “Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums”
11. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)
12. “Fiddle and the Drum” (Joni Mitchell)

Ozzy Osbourne – Under cover (2005)

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1. “Rocky Mountain Way” (Joe Walsh)
2. “In My Life” (The Beatles)
3. “Mississippi Queen” (Mountain)
4. “Go Now” (Larry Banks)
5. “Woman” (John Lennon)
6. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (King Crimson)
7. “All The Young Dudes” (David Bowie)
8. “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield)
9. “Good Times” (Eric Burdon & The Animals)
10. “Sunshine Of Your Love” (Cream)
11. “Fire” (Arthur Brown)
12. “Working Class Hero” (John Lennon)
13. “Sympathy For The Devil” (Rolling Stones)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back (2010)

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1.”Heroes” (David Bowie)
2. “The Boy in the Bubble” (Paul Simon)
3. “Mirrorball” (Elbow)
4. “Flume” (Bon Iver)
5. “Listening Wind” Talking Heads
6. “The Power of the Heart” Lou Reed
7. “My Body Is a Cage” Arcade Fire
8. “The Book of Love” The Magnetic Fields
9. “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” (Randy Newman)
10. “Après moi” (Regina Spektor)
11. “Philadelphia” (Neil Young)
12. “Street Spirit” (Radiohead)

Anthems – Anthrax (2013)

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1. “Anthem” (Rush)
2. “T.N.T.” (AC/DC)
3. “Smokin'” (Boston)
4. “Keep on Runnin'” (Journey)
5. “Big Eyes” (Cheap Trick)
6. “Jailbreak” (Thin Lizzy)
7. “Crawl” (album version)
8. “Crawl” (Orc mix)