Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Fez909, Mar 23, 2007.
Sinead O'Connor's 'Nothing Compares 2 U'.
That a good call if only for the oh so powerful video.
oh god everyone practically wanks over that oh so powerful video, just cos she has a little cry during it.
nah seriously, it is moving, i think i've just seen people bang on about it on those 'top ten' shows too much, also they should've left out those random bits with her hanging out with statues.
Trumans Water doing Gary Numans Cars . Fucking brilliant !
Paranoid by the Dickies as well !
Marvin Gaye's cover is pretty spectacular as well...especially as the original was so upbeat. He completely reinvented it.
Uggh. A gorgeous original completely ruined by idiots.
IMO, obviously. Have a nice day!
The smurfs cover of 'I wanna be a hippie' springs to mind.
As does the Sex Pistols cover of Johnny B Goode and Roadrunner - two covers in one song
yeahx1million. sorry prince but the slaphead nutter definitely was the best this time
Scratch this. Even though the Gladys Knight version was released and charted first, this was recorded beforehand apparently. Turns out Motown recorded the song with four different artists. Gaye's version was originally rejected in favour of the Glady Knight version. Berry Gordy must have had wax in his ears that morning.
I actually think loads of Cohen covers are better than the original- eg Coil's "Who by Fire" and Nick Cave's "Avalanche".
Somoeone- Paul Morley? -once said that Cohen's versions of his songs were almost like demo versions that other people took and expanded on and I think there's something in that.
The Byrds My back pages beats the Dylan original imo.
I can't remember the name, but whoever covered Tears For Fears' Mad World -- the cover version in Donnie Darko was waaaaaaaay better than the originally, so beautifully melancholic.
It was Gary Jules.
I only like that version so much cos it worked so well in the film.
It was the Zombies who wrote 'shes not there'. And the UK subs verison is better.
Bob Dylan - everyone does his songs better than he does. Apart from Guns'n'ROses.
Tambourine Man, My back Pages - the byrds.
(as mentioned) All along the watchtower - hendrix.
Wheels on fire - Judy Driscoll.
Agree with Nirvana's 'man who sold the world' being better than the original.
Not mentioned yet - Souixise and the Banshess - Dear Prudence.
Lemonheads - mrs robinson.
I quite like Max Raabe's decadent wiemar jazz version of 'tainted love' ...
Dunno about that, but I do know that (although the message may be better in The Clash's version), the 'original' (is there such a thing with traditional music?) by people like Mississippi John Hurt and Lloyd Price is far superior to The Clash's version on this one
Rodriguo y Gabriella - Stairway to Heaven
Obviously not better than the original but very different and pleasing to the ear
Laibach covering, well anything they cover really. The whole of the Let It Be album. Doing Queen's One Vision, Life Is Life, Sympathy for the Devil, Final Countdown, 2525, Jesus Christ Superstar, Prince's The Cross. I could go on but I feel I probably shouldn't.
The Wurzels' britpop album, but particularly Country House, Don't Look Back in Anger ('at least not today, moi babi') and a frankly x-rated It Wasn't Me.
The Sisters of Mercy doing Comfortably Numb live. And their version of Emma
Bauhaus doing Third Uncle.
I should stop before I mention Mrs Miller doing 'Hard Day's Night', oh and Peter Sellers reading Beatles hits in a variety of voices.
paul morley is clearly a cloth-eared moron.
anyway... i think rachid taha's version of 'rock the casbah' edges it over the clash's...
Well spotted! I was a lil' hungover
I'm prolly gonna get shot for this but Noel Gallagher covering Neil Young's Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) at their 1996 Wembley gig rocks and I'd say I defo prefer it to the original
My version of Dead Souls, originally by Joy Division.
A Certain Ratio's take on Shack Up.
A friend of mine absolutely loves the cover Muse did of Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want. I find it one of the best covers kicking around my hard drive, just not too sure if it tops the Smiths' original.
rh did a great cover of union city blue
cat power - wonderwall
pj harvey + bjork - satisfaction
Glad someone else mentioned that one, I like it too. My choice; (Ian) Gillan's 1981 cover of Harley Quinne's "New Orleans".
Tony Iommi said in an interview that he thought the FNM cover was all right. I prefer the original for nostalgic reasons (it blew me away when I was 15).
ctrl+f watchtower, ahhhh.
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