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

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

  1. junglevip

    junglevip Marijuana leads to heron

    Much better:
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  2. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    Much better than Elvis. :cool:

  3. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    just been intorduced to the celtic pink floyd.

    not yet decided what i think of them but it should appeal to me given my musical tastes - may be better when not sober though

  4. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

  5. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Excellent. I see he hasn't cheered up since last i came across him.

    Now i have to go dig the original out. And hurt my throat trying to sing along.
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  6. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I loathe the original, but love this version.
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  7. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

  8. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

  9. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot Living in our pools we soon forget about the sea

  10. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    The Johnstons are essentially forgotten these days, but in Ireland in the late 60s and early 70s they were a really big act. They started out doing Irish trad, and moved on to folk-rock (though they were more New Seekers than Fairport Convention).

    Anyway, my Da was a fan. Here's their cover of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now:

    (It's my Da posing on the left of the crashed plane at 2:42)

    And here's Joni singing her song herself:

  11. badseed

    badseed Mighty but thin.

    This one.
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  12. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    I like The Stranglers but I'm going with Dionne on that one.
  13. dilberto

    dilberto Active Member

    A masterclass...

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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Isn't Creep already a cover of a hollies song?

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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I also like Rolf Haris' cover of Prince Charming.

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  16. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    Al Bowlly doing Bing Crosby's My Woman:

    You'll probably know the trumpet intro from a couple of places - no cheating and looking at the youtube comments!
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  17. Spion

    Spion I hear ya

    Puttin a load of swing n soul into a tune I would never otherwise listen to

  18. copliker

    copliker ...

    Andy Rehfeldt's polka version of the Beautiful People.

  19. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    Sister Ray is actually my favourite song so any cover shouldl really be an insult, but actually this one has got it's own good thing going on:
  20. hash tag

    hash tag member

    The sisters should have been hung, drawn and quartered for that!
    Talking Floyd, I love the laid back dark side by The Easy All Stars ( Dub Side Of The Moon )

  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    You go on the list
  22. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Thank you!
    Metallica have done lots of great covers, but for something a little more classy ( feel free to join in )....

  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    is better than

  24. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    step it up a level:
  25. copliker

    copliker ...

    Karma Chameleon

    The good.

    And the bad (and ugly)
  26. Frankie Tervit

    Frankie Tervit New Member

    Laibachs version of Sympathy For The Devil was amazing

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  27. maya

    maya timewasting fool (in every universe)

    - Aww, this is so cute... :) Björk as a kid

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2014
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  28. DaveCinzano


    Have we had this yet?

    It's not better, but it is as good as, in a different way.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014
  29. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    Probably better than

  30. copliker

    copliker ...

    Young Gods version of Did You Miss Me. It's a little bit Fritzl.

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