Cover versions that are better than the original....

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by past caring, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    I am struggling to think of any, as it goes....

    By which I do not mean "things that were shit to start with and someone did a version that wasn't quite so crap".

    Name me a song where the original was an absolute belter and then someone has gone out and topped it.....
     
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  2. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    jesus. surely the most pogofished thread of all time?

    i'll have PJ harvey's version of 'is that all there is' over peggy lee's. but only by a whisker.
     
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  3. Jon-of-arc

    Jon-of-arc Ransom'd, Stoopid & Roofless

    I prefer the puff daddy version of "every breath you take".
     
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  4. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    Away you go and find it then....
     
  5. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    Read the o/p.

    Shit originals do not count.
     
  6. Jon-of-arc

    Jon-of-arc Ransom'd, Stoopid & Roofless

    Oh, and on a slightly more serious note, Valerie by Zutons/Winehouse.
     
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  7. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    Peggy Lee's wasn't the original though, was it?
     
  8. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    you've forgotten that first rule again, jon.
     
  9. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    Indeed he has...
     
  10. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    well, no. but i'll take PJ's over the dan daniels (who?) version too...
     
  11. copliker

    copliker ...

    Husker Du's version of 8 Miles High.

    I prefer Mark Kozalek's ACDC covers to the originals.
     
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  12. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

     
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  13. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

     
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  14. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Both utterly fucking wrong and frankly ludicrous.
     
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  15. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    1 - bollocks, no way is it better than the Byrds.

    2 - see o/p - the originals are not really belters.
     

  16. Lush in my opinion
     
  17. copliker

    copliker ...

    Snuff's version of Do Nothing then.
     
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  18. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

  19. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    original

    cover


    both fucking amazing
     
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  20. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    Fuck's sake - where to start with this shower? Snuff? Bauhaus? My giddy fucking aunt..
     
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  21. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    original

    cover

    I can only find live versions of this.
     
  22. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    cale's version of 'hallelujah'
     
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  23. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    bauhaus are great.
     
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  24. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    Would Ramones doing Chinese Rock be counted as a cover? and if it does then can Iggys China Girl be included too?
     
  25. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

  26. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    Shit original.
     
  27. copliker

    copliker ...



    Any whining about this and you can shit right off.
     
  28. copliker

    copliker ...

    The wedding present!? The close fucking lobsters.

    Oh it was a joke. Ok. Carry on.

    Gedge. Fucksakes.
     
  29. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    original

    cover
     
  30. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    1) not truely - and the Heartbreakers version is the best.

    2) both versions crap songs.
     

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