The Man Who Fell To Earth – Nirvana
Nirvana recorded the song during the taping of MTV’s unplugged. The acoustic cover received heavy rotation on alternative radio stations and video programming. To paraphrase David Bowie, “it is a good straightforward rendition that sounds somehow very honest.”
The Original by David Bowie / The Cover by Nirvana
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Jimi made the song, about killing a cheating woman and running to Mexico, a top ten hit in the UK. The blues-style vocals and Jimi’s guitar help the song to be named 22nd on VH1’s greatest rock songs.
The Original by the Leaves / The Cover by Jimi Hendrix