This is by no means a definitive collection of covers performed by Ryan Adams, but only those covers performed by Mr. Adams that I’ve found and not subsequently deleted (most frequently due only to the quality of the recording). I’m not going to pretend to be an expert in all things Ryan Adams, but I recall looking a list compiled on another website that listed all of the songs Ryan has played over the years, and I can attest that if the list was anything approximating accurate – Ryan Adams is one of the most prolific songwriters/performers in modern history. His covers tend to be exciting because he rarely (if ever) performs a cover without completely making it his own by rearranging it, screwing with the tempo, and/or re-writing the lyrics. Take a listen, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. If you have any good covers that I haven’t listed here – I’d appreciate it if you drop a link in the comments. Thanks!
Ryan Adams – Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground (Live White Stripes Cover) / Answering Bell
Ryan Adams – Down In a Hole (Live Alice in Chains Cover) (Kingston, NY 5/16/2007)
Ryan Adams – Summer of ’69 (Live Bryan Adams Cover)
Ryan Adams – Like a Virgin (Live Madonna Cover)
Ryan Adams – Everything In Its Right Place (Live Radiohead Cover)
Ryan Adams – I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live The Stooges Cover)
Ryan Adams – Wonderwall (Live Oasis Cover)
Ryan Adams – Rocket Man (Live Elton John Cover)
Ryan Adams – Times Like These (Live Foo Fighters Cover)
Ryan Adams – Last Nite (Live Strokes Cover)
Ryan Adams – Brown Sugar (Live Rolling Stones Cover)
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