Cover vs. Original

No Quarter


TOOLs reinvention of this decent at best Led Zeppelin tune is fantastic. Long, loud, and loaded with the the fantastic sounds you would expect from a band that only releases albulms every 4-6 years. TREMENDOUS!

- Shweetbox@linkswarm.com, LOS ANGELES, United States, 16.02.2006


Tool
2000

vs.

Led Zeppelin
1973

CD-Cover: Tool - Salival 98.4 % 1.6 % CD-Cover: Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Tool 79788 Votes Led Zeppelin

Comments about No Quarter:

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I think that there is no reason to compare this two songs. (sorry for my bad english :s) .. Tool never wanted to make a competition, or surpass Led Zepp, they only wanted to do an hommage, they found THE song which is a perfect bridge between their two
styles, that's a very good idea to adaptate this song, because it respect the led zepp's version, and it is realy in the Tool spirit.
It is very difficult to make another version of a led zepp's song, so Tool do it without any spirit of concurrence.
That's a bad idea to try to compare, because the artists intention is not to do that
- namiswan, Toulouse, France, 23.05.2010
First of all, TOOL! I like this version far more than the original. I still love Zeppelins version, but Tool just adds that extra "OOMPH!" that the original didn't have. When plant sung it, it was him feeling like he was missing someone. Maynard sounded hopeless. It was like somebody died, and THAT'S how he sang it. Adam and Justin's little solo part conveyed the same train of thought. They spoke through their instruments. Now, don't get me wrong, JPJ and Page did an excellent job, but Adam and Justin did a little bit more.
- Alex K, Detroit, United States, 04.04.2010
I could happily go deaf listening to Tool's version of this song over and over. All respect to the original, but I hug my headphones to my ears and drink in every mood-soaked riff from this cover.
- Hilary Robertson, Brisbane, Australia, 12.03.2010
Tool's version may be as good as the original Zep studio cut found on Houses of the Holy, but the live Zeppelin performance from their live album The Song Remains the Same hands-down blows any other version of this song away.
- Patrick, Chicago, United States, 08.02.2010
Tool's version may be as good as the original Zep studio cut found on Houses of the Holy, but the live Zeppelin performance from their live album The Song Remains the Same hands-down blows any other version of this song away.
- Patrick, Chicago, United States, 08.02.2010
this song means a lot to me, reminds me of one of the scariest time in my life, 1988. It changed me and this song takes me straight back to it. Kinda where Angels dare tread.
- Johnny Hicks, Deceit, Depravity & Death, England, 28.01.2010
The original is a great song, but the depth of sound in the Tool cover really adds power to the track.
- Andi, San Diego, United States, 27.01.2010
Although I absolutely LOVE Zepplin - I cant help but enjoy the Tool cover even more than the original. But as others have said, there is no doubt Tool is heavily influenced by Zepplin and the cover should be considered an ODE to a brilliant band, by another brilliant band.
- steve, vancouver, Canada, 18.01.2010
I will always be partial to Zep's original, in no small part because it was so very, very forward-thinking for its time and -- let's face it -- so very, very heavy by any standard of the time.

That said, Tool has done an amazing job with this cover. Yes, Tool has made this song a Tool song, essentially, and in a peculiar, beautiful way. And, yet, I also can't help but hear, in Tool's cover, evidence of Zep's profound influence on that band. It's as if Tool wishes to honor Zep with this cover and wants us to infer the newer band's profound reverence for Zep. That is awesome: two awesome band and the clear lineage revealed.
- brent, hancock, United States, 22.12.2009
Anybody can do a cover. The real talent is in the creation of the work. JPJ is at the pinnacle of his musical genius with this song. Tool does a good cover but it falls far short of the original.
- Gunnar, London, Canada, 17.12.2009
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