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SONGS : When The Cover Version SURPASSES The Original
Old 19th February 2010
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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 !
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2) Hello I Love You by The Doors vs. Hello I Love You by Adam Ant. Result : Adam Ant by decision !
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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 !
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3) Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy wins over the original by Judy Garland
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Liza's gonna get you for that...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John Willett View Post
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
Old 19th February 2010
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hey joe: jimmi's version over the one of whoever actually wrote the song
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Johnny Cash's "Hung my Head" over the original by Sting. Hands down.
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Goldfrapp's version of UK Girls.
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allelujah - leonard cohen Vs Jeff buckley.

Jeff won.
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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
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Jimi Hendrix - "All Along The Watchtower" vs the Bob Dylan original.
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johnny cash "hurt", "personal jesus", maybe even "rusty cage"
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Sweetheart like you- Guy Davis vs Bob Dylan
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how about the brazilian guy on "the life aquatic with steve zissou" who did the acoustic versions of all the bowie songs....
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one more:

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





and now i have 100 posts


i should use my time more wisely
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My band covering "Skulls" by the Misfits???

YouTube - Crappy cover of The Misfits' "SKULLS".
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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
Old 19th February 2010
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"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

YouTube - Got To Get You Into My Life
Old 19th February 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adeptusmajor View Post
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
Old 19th February 2010
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"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
Old 19th February 2010
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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
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Cocker - With a Little Help from my Friends, The Letter

Bowie and The Spiders - just about every tune on Pinups
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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.
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The Ataris' version of The Boys of Summer vs the Don Henley original. Shiny Toy Guns' version of DMs 'Stripped' also rivals the original.
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Ray Charles - Yesterday
Old 19th February 2010
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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
Old 19th February 2010
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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.
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Walk like an egyptian

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

YouTube - The Puppini Sisters - walk like an egyptian
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16 Horsepower - Nobody 'cept you (Dylan)
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