Covers which are better than the original

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Fez909, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Post 'em here!

    Nostalgia 77 and Alice Russell's version of Seven Nation Army is better than the original.

    These two were on the Jo Whiley show a few years ago: Elbow do Charlie's Angels by Destiny's Child, and The Flaming Lips do Kylie Minogue's I can't Get You Out Of My Head

    The album Pentaris Metamorphosis by Global Communication is a re-working of a Chapterhouse album - but I suspect this may be pushing the definition of 'cover' a bit too far. Class album, though.
     
  2. The_Reverend_M

    The_Reverend_M More bass, vicar?

    These are brilliant cover versions that stand up in their own right but wouldn't go as far to say that they better the originals.

    My vote goes to The Murderer 'Mind Over Money' (Junglistic Elbow cover) :D
     
  3. XerxesVargas

    XerxesVargas formerly MrMalcontent

    Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah
    The Gourds Gin and Juice
    The Gypsy Kings Hotel California
     
  4. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica, miles better than the jangly crap originals. Also Astronomy by them is better than the Blue Oyster Cunts hippy version...
     
  5. Iam

    Iam New Member

    No, no, no, no, no, no.
     
  6. Iam

    Iam New Member

    Hell, no.

    *summons Dub*

    :p
     
  7. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Who sings the original? Only heard the Buckley version.
     
  8. Iam

    Iam New Member

    It's Leonard Cohen's song, but it's been covered by... oh, everyone.
     
  9. The_Reverend_M

    The_Reverend_M More bass, vicar?

    Leonard Cohen - EDIT: beat me to it! :)
     
  10. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    I,m probably gonna get dissed for this but I think UK SUBS version of 'She's not there' is better than the original which is by The Troggs?
     
  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    The only decent song off "Radiodread" is Let Down with toots & the maytals and it's a great tune - turned completely uplifting :)
     
  12. Iam

    Iam New Member

    Anorak races!! :eek:

    :D
     
  13. Final

    Final efficiency=max effort=min

    Whilst I'm a HUUUUGE fan of the original, I have to say that Pantera's version of

    Planet Caravan


    was a touch better than the Black Sabbath original.
     
  14. milesy

    milesy New Member

    there is no better version of "can't get you out of my head" than kylie's version.
     
  15. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    Utter bollocks.:mad:

    The Nirvana unplugged cover of 'The Man who sold the world' was pretty amazing - and that's high praise coming from a Bowie freak like me.:)
     
  16. Dirty Martini

    Dirty Martini gets what he cant want

    The Dualers do a beautiful ska version of Coldplay's Fix You, knocks the mawkish original into a cocked hat.
     
  17. The_Reverend_M

    The_Reverend_M More bass, vicar?

    Following that it's 'Dub Side of the Moon' any/everytime for me over 'Dark Side ...' :D
     
  18. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    :mad:

    The power of christ commands you, the power of christ commands you.:mad:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. The_Reverend_M

    The_Reverend_M More bass, vicar?

    Mark Ronson's version of Coldplay's 'God Put a Smile on My Face' - no annoying Christoph!
     
  20. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Sorry but you're wrong, the original was shite, face it and move on. You'll feel better about yourself trust me.:cool:
     
  21. Bazza

    Bazza New Member

    Not sure it's better but Tainted Love by Soft Cell was a superb cover version.

    As was Money by the Flying Lizards.
     
  22. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    Sacrilege!

    Cash's versions of Rusty Cage, Hurt and Desperado
     
  23. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    I reckon Marilyn Manson's version of Tainted Love was the best...
     
  24. spoone

    spoone club sandwiches not seals

    Fucking sacrilege, Thin Lizzy version is soooo much better!!
     
  25. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    Also Cash's 'Personal Jesus'. In fact pretty much any Cash cover.:)

    And Kid, you're clearly a wrong'un. Why I oughtta......*shakes fist*:mad:
     
  26. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Haha another one yet to face the light!:D
     
  27. Winkybag

    Winkybag Monkey Magnet

    I heard Jamelia cover 'Numb' by Linkin Park & it's truly fantastic, maybe because I think the original is so mediocre....
     
  28. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Nah, it was shite. Thin Lizzy are a great band but that was one of their low moments...
     
  29. Final

    Final efficiency=max effort=min

    G'n'R improved Live and Let Die no end.
     
  30. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Yup.
     

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