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Covers that are better than the original

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chrisr1718

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fr0g said:
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
matt49 said:
chrisr1718 said:
Not sure if it's already been said as I haven't read the whole thread, but what about Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Born To Run.

Go listen!
No!
Make that 2 no's.
3.

I'd rather have a Tabasco enema than have to listen to that whiney screeching voice any more.

"Who gave a xxxx what Frankie said?"
So that's a no then, is it?
 
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chrisr1718 said:
fr0g said:
I'd rather have a Tabasco enema than have to listen to that whiney screeching voice any more.
So that's a no then, is it?
I think you should meet up with him and offer him the straight choice between the 2, I think he'd change his mind once he saw the large tabasco bottle. :)
 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
chrisr1718 said:
fr0g said:
I'd rather have a Tabasco enema than have to listen to that whiney screeching voice any more.
So that's a no then, is it?
I think you should meet up with him and offer him the straight choice between the 2, I think he'd change his mind once he saw the large tabasco bottle. :)
Back on track, my vote for the best cover of a Springsteen song wouldn't go to FGTH's version of Born to Run (obvs) but to this:

Patti Smith -- Because the Night

OK, maybe not technically a cover, since Springsteen's original version wasn't released at the time; it was laid down during the sessions for Darkness on the Edge of Town in 1977/78 and only released in a mucked-about form on The Promise in 2010. Sad to say, the version on The Promise isn't great, and if you've heard the Boss perform it live, you'll know how poor this studio version is. And also how much better the Boss can do it than Patti ...
 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
chrisr1718 said:
fr0g said:
I'd rather have a Tabasco enema than have to listen to that whiney screeching voice any more.
So that's a no then, is it?
I think you should meet up with him and offer him the straight choice between the 2, I think he'd change his mind once he saw the large tabasco bottle. :)
I'll take my chances :)

Back on topic...and one from left-field...(I am in Sweden)

Magnus Uggla - Jag och min far

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuv768_bloggtorget-com-magnus-uggla-jag-och-min-far_music

is a cover version

(originally Olle Ljungström)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwVltW5wejc&feature=kp
 

richardw42

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Mushroomhead - Crazy (Adamska / Seal)

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Havanna Affair. Much as I love The Ramones RHCP did it better

in fact have a listen to The Ramones tribute album We're a Happy Family. It s full of brilliant covers including Marilyn Manson - The KKK Took My Baby Away
 

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This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley)

Kirsty MacColl - Days (The Kinks)

Kirsty MacColl - New England (Billy Bragg)

Dubstar - St Swithins Day (Billy Bragg)

Siouxie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence (The Beatles)
 

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Some of my favourite covers are

Rusty cage by Johnny Cash which is a Soundgarden cover

Right here in my arms by Dope Stars Inc which is a H.I.M. cover

Dambusters by JJ All Stars which is a ska cover of the main theme music used in the film The dambusters

Where did you sleep last night by Nirvana which is a Muddy Waters cover

Kiss by Dope Stars Inc which is a London after Midnight cover

The man who sold the world by Nirvana which is a David Bowie cover
 

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"Money (That's What I Want)" - The Flying Lizards.

Covered by loads, but this 1979 version is up there.
 
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I'm not saying this is better than the original, it isn't, but I don't think I've ever heard a weirder, or more obscure cover verson ever.

Cover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K19jPwpP5XY

Original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZUZCahyoFg
 

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I quite like Mr Little Jeans version of The Suburbs by Arcade fire. Quite chilled and atmospheric but will give your sub a workout :)
 

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Peter Gabriel "Listening Wind" ( Talking Heads )

Sisters Of Mercy "Emma" ( Hot Chocolate )

Dinosaur Jr "Just Like Heaven ( The Cure )

Frank Zappa "Whipping Post" ( Allman Brothers )

UK Subs "She's Not There" ( The Zombies )
 

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How good is this ?

I Speak Machine- Sound of Silence

https://soundcloud.com/tarabusch/sound-of-silence-mix-11
 

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Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Originally a Boss song, it would be good to hear him sing it like MMEB, I think he could do a great job of it. His original was shite, but Chris Thompson's vocals coupled with Manfred Mann's arrangement and production raised it to another level.
 

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gel said:
GnR Free Falling
that was just horrendous :)

theres a brilliant Ramones tribute album "We're a Happy Family". Some fantastic covers on there like this

Garbage - I just Wanna Have Something To Do

https://youtu.be/52VRry-TbzY
 

gel

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richardw42 said:
gel said:
GnR Free Falling
that was just horrendous :)

theres a brilliant Ramones tribute album "We're a Happy Family". Some fantastic covers on there like this

Garbage - I just Wanna Have Something To Do

https://youtu.be/52VRry-TbzY
I liked the girl in the video, not sure about the song though.
 
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