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

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

  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 That day at the compound - that was YOU?!

    Blondie doing Bowie's Heroes, with Robert Fripp guesting on lead guitar:



    An brilliant original, an even better cover.
     
  2. Idris2002

    Idris2002 That day at the compound - that was YOU?!



    Blondie's Tide is High. Better than the original?

     
  3. Delroy Booth

    Delroy Booth Off to join the SPGB. Have fun. Banned

  4. copliker

    copliker ...

     
  5. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    Only just seen (and heard) this. It is incredible
     
  6. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    I could hear the Hollies song in the middle eight of Creep as plain as day. Nobody I mentioned it to was willing to go along with it. If however you did a transcription of both, they would be identical.
    On a slightly more tenuous note, I could also hear "Please Release Me" by Tom Jones in the soundtrack (musical saw) of One Flew Over The Cuckoos nest.
     
  7. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    They were a remarkable and extreme band. Free jazz, rock and turntabilist crunching. Tight and excessive and on occasion ambitious too. Their music sounds like an almighty punch up. Leader and guitarist Otomo Yoshihide has gone on to do some much more tasteful but still very interesting and powerful stuff.
     
  8. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Their/his Revolutionary Pekinese Opera is fantastic stuff. Bit of it below:
     
  9. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    wow, this is good. cheers for the bump alan_ (and Knotted for posting in the first place).

    'Those were the days always' has a sinister edge to it after I read about Nguema's stadium executions with it as a soundtrack... I kind of assume every version made of it since 1975 has the firing squad lurking in the background.
     
  10. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    I think it's my favourite album of the 90's.
     
  11. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Just in keeping with the spirit of the thread here's a medley of A Better Tomorrow (I guess that's the theme from the film of the same name) and I Say a Little Prayer (yeah really) form Plays Standards:
     
  12. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  13. copliker

    copliker ...

    Japanese band covering a half-Irish half-English band in 60s US girl group style. Cultural appropriation!!

     
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  14. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

  15. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    The original is a work of genius but this is better. Much better. Four minutes of perfection.
     
  16. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

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    I did a mispost. So have a different cover version instead.

    "The money est sur la table"

     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015
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  17. copliker

    copliker ...

    Especially the Outkast bit from 1:43 on

     
  18. __steve__

    __steve__ Banned Banned



    Say no more
     
  19. WoodElf

    WoodElf Banned Banned

  20. __steve__

    __steve__ Banned Banned

    I'm left with a broken heart, man.
     
  21. __steve__

    __steve__ Banned Banned

    Brilliant.

    This...more than any original Fall song...proves Mark can sing.

    Hands up if you fancied Brix. I'll start.
     
  22. WoodElf

    WoodElf Banned Banned

  23. __steve__

    __steve__ Banned Banned

     
  24. __steve__

    __steve__ Banned Banned

    Mate,

    That's the greatest cover version video ever.

    S xx
     
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  25. __steve__

    __steve__ Banned Banned



    This bloke's amazing. I think he's quit now though. Shame.
     
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  26. WoodElf

    WoodElf Banned Banned

  27. WoodElf

    WoodElf Banned Banned

    I wish it was the 90s, I wish I could be happy...
     
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  28. __steve__

    __steve__ Banned Banned



    About a million times better :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
  29. WoodElf

    WoodElf Banned Banned

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    WoodElf Banned Banned

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