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Happy Musicfan 19th February 2010 11:44 AM

SONGS : When The Cover Version SURPASSES The Original
 
Here goes.... 1) Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie vs. Ziggy Stardust by Bauhaus. Result : Bauhaus is declared the winner by decision !

Happy Musicfan 19th February 2010 11:45 AM

2) Hello I Love You by The Doors vs. Hello I Love You by Adam Ant. Result : Adam Ant by decision !

Happy Musicfan 19th February 2010 11:48 AM

2a) Always Something There To Remind Me by Dionne Warwick vs. Always Something There To Remind Me By Naked Eyes. Result : Naked Eyes, declared the winner by none other than Burt Bachrach !

John Willett 19th February 2010 11:49 AM

3) Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy wins over the original by Judy Garland

Happy Musicfan 19th February 2010 11:52 AM

Liza's gonna get you for that...

InTheBox 19th February 2010 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Willett (Post 5124717)
3) Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy wins over the original by Judy Garland

Oh yeah!

Heres mine:

Knocking on Heavens Door: I like Randy Crawfords version over Bob Dylans.

...ok...bring it on.. ;-)

-Box

J3773 19th February 2010 01:15 PM

hey joe: jimmi's version over the one of whoever actually wrote the song

dregen77 19th February 2010 01:17 PM

Johnny Cash's "Hung my Head" over the original by Sting. Hands down.

rydan 19th February 2010 01:19 PM

Goldfrapp's version of UK Girls.

Starshine 19th February 2010 01:28 PM

allelujah - leonard cohen Vs Jeff buckley.

Jeff won.

The dman 19th February 2010 01:35 PM

I'm probably going to get hammered for this but many years ago our band played Manfred mans version of "I came for you" and I never heard Bruce Sprinsteens version. When I heard the bosses version I wasn't impressed

splitradix 19th February 2010 01:47 PM

Jimi Hendrix - "All Along The Watchtower" vs the Bob Dylan original.

adeptusmajor 19th February 2010 01:52 PM

johnny cash "hurt", "personal jesus", maybe even "rusty cage"

espasonico 19th February 2010 01:54 PM

Sweetheart like you- Guy Davis vs Bob Dylan

adeptusmajor 19th February 2010 01:58 PM

how about the brazilian guy on "the life aquatic with steve zissou" who did the acoustic versions of all the bowie songs....

adeptusmajor 19th February 2010 02:01 PM

one more:

the melvins "the green manalishi (with the two pronged crown)" vs. judas priest





and now i have 100 postsdiddlydoo


i should use my time more wisely

S.Filpansick 19th February 2010 02:13 PM

My band covering "Skulls" by the Misfits???

YouTube - Crappy cover of The Misfits' "SKULLS".

RiF 19th February 2010 02:21 PM

Some that come to my mind immediately:
  • Johnny Cash "One" vs. U2 (incl. the new one with Blige)
  • Johnny Cash "Solitary Man" vs. Neil Diamond
  • Probably all the Bettye LaVette songs from the "I've got my own hell to raise" album
  • Elvis "In The Ghetto" vs. who wrote this one?
  • Paul Anka "Smells like teen spirit" vs. Nirvana
  • Vader "Black Metal" vs. Venom
  • Faith No More "I'm Easy" vs. The Commodores

combfilter 19th February 2010 02:32 PM

"Got to get you into my life"

The original by the Beatles is great, but the Earth, Wind & Fire version is fantastic! The ultimate version diddlydoo

YouTube - Got To Get You Into My Life

shaft9000 19th February 2010 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adeptusmajor (Post 5124954)
one more:

the melvins "the green manalishi (with the two pronged crown)" vs. judas priest

that's originally a Fleetwood Mac tune


all 3 are great though

thiagoabreu 19th February 2010 02:59 PM

"the man who sold the world" bowie x nirvana
nirvana´s acoustic kicks ass
there´s something about bowie´s arrangements that ive never liked

Larry Heinemann 19th February 2010 03:06 PM

Devo's cover of the Stone's Satisfaction is certainly the original's equal in my book. It is perhaps the best reinvention of an already great tune that I have ever heard.

Larry Heinemann

gregory 19th February 2010 03:18 PM

Cocker - With a Little Help from my Friends, The Letter

Bowie and The Spiders - just about every tune on Pinupskfhkh

Happy Musicfan 19th February 2010 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larry Heinemann (Post 5125091)
Devo's cover of the Stone's Satisfaction is certainly the original's equal in my book. It is perhaps the best reinvention of an already great tune that I have ever heard.

Larry Heinemann

FOLKS : One of the weirdest bands ever ! I dig their first 2 albums. AFAIK, Devo's cover of the Stone's classic is in some odd time signature with wacky syncopation. It's from their 1st album 'Are We Not Men : We Are Devo'.... which has the kookiest and craziest song in the world on it called 'Too Much Paranoias', which is literally 100 X weirder than that cover.

Diktatoren 19th February 2010 03:52 PM

The Ataris' version of The Boys of Summer vs the Don Henley original. Shiny Toy Guns' version of DMs 'Stripped' also rivals the original.

Arksun 19th February 2010 04:03 PM

Ray Charles - Yesterday

brill bedroom 19th February 2010 04:05 PM

Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" VS. Gloria Jones' original.
Bowie's version of "Sorrow" over the McCoys' original

The Small Faces' version of Whole Lotta Love released as "You Need Loving" with virtually the same arrangement two years before the first Zep album

Sean Sullivan 19th February 2010 04:05 PM

Del McCoury Band - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

I still like Richard Thompson's original version, but it's a little too "dark" for my personal taste.

WireNightmare 19th February 2010 04:10 PM

Walk like an egyptian
 
Walk like an egyptian, original by the bangable Bangles, cover by the Puppini Sisters!
groovydiddlydoo

YouTube - The Puppini Sisters - walk like an egyptian

theBackwardsman 19th February 2010 04:11 PM

16 Horsepower - Nobody 'cept you (Dylan)