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

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

  1. contadino

    contadino Well-Known Member

    Argued with the wife about this earlier in the week... Japan's version of Smokey Robinson's I Second That Emotion...
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  2. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    Hadn't noticed this thread before, but I'm pleased not to be the only one who subscribes to the "remix rule":

    Remix Rule: Any remix should be at least as good asnd preferably better than the original
  3. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    She won that argument. :p
  4. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

    Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation's Warning has some great drumming

    But honestly I'll have the Black Sabbath version by a mile
  5. copliker

    copliker ...

    Blind Idiot God instrumental cover of More Time by The Meters given a bit of Hendrixy oomph.

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  6. Pickman's model

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

  7. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Listening to the original again, maybe it's more interesting than I would have thought ('utterly conformist easy-listening lounge lizard music'...):

    But this is still loads better:

    Now for something harder to judge: this is lovely....

    But this was more to my taste..
  8. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

  9. DaveCinzano


    I love Kawehi's take on ‘Closer’:

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  10. DaveCinzano


    And Emika's donkey-dusted ‘Let's Dance’, for that matter:

  11. hash tag

    hash tag member

    From the deep n dark recesses of my collection ( i am so happy I have been singing along to this today )

  12. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    well, we don't actually have the original to compare it to, but I think I can still safely say 'fuck right off!'
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  13. copliker

    copliker ...

    Lydia Loveless cleaning up Kesha's mess.

  14. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I dunno. They both have their charm

  15. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

  16. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Oh, love and peace man. I have been having a hippy phase at the moment and have heard this a few times recently on a 60's compilation Ive got :)
  17. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

  18. Mungy

    Mungy i haz boobz

    i don't know if this has already been posted. i love it though :D
  19. Idris2002

    Idris2002 The Man From G.R.A.S.S.Y. K.N.O.L.L.

    Nana Mouskouri does James Taylor's Fire and Rain:

  20. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Let it run on for a bit. It's a clip from a live show...

  21. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    The original still has an honest charm in it's delivery but i'm glad we have this cover

    oh shit. found out that is from a cover album.

    Last edited: Sep 1, 2016
  22. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music

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  23. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music

  24. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

  25. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    Belter by Aretha:

    Better (or different?) by Southside Johnny

    Have I ever mentioned how much I love SSJ?
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016
  26. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    oohh - just come across this -

    the original -

  27. copliker

    copliker ...

    Literally any sentient being other than Morrissey is automatically better at doing Smiths tunes but this young woman is very good.

  28. UnicornElf

    UnicornElf New Member

    "Dream On" by Ronnie James Dio and Yngwie Malmsteen has more power than Aerosmith's original.
  29. rowan

    rowan Well-Known Member

    Beautiful, simply beautiful :cool:
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