Covers which are better than the original

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

  1. Funky_monks

    Funky_monks Neo-Rustic

    I like Chris Hillman's version of '8 Miles High'.

    Whoever prefers metallicas 'Whiskey in the Jar' is a gurt bloody wrong'un and all.
  2. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    Going back to the Stranglers and 'Walk on By'...

    floats my boat :) :) :) :cool:
  3. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Lasting Damage

    Sweet Child of Mine by Sheryl Crow much better than G&R
  4. nosos

    nosos Well-Known Member

    Summer of 69 by MxPx
  5. rollinder

    rollinder Dont walk away in silence

    has Patti Smith's G.L.O.R.I.A been said yet?
  6. chooch

    chooch ladled with fail

    The Pixies version of Cecilia Ann is better than the original; just.
  7. renegadechicken

    renegadechicken Live and don't learn, that's me.

    haven't read the whole thread but i think the sisters version of jolene is better than dollies version.
  8. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Lasting Damage

    Johnny Cash "One" (much better than some irish band)
  9. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara humans are too delicious

    Sorry to bump this dead thread, but have read through to the end and realised that Revolting Cocks' version of Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? is missing. An omission I had to rectify!
  10. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    That is a glaring omission . Brilliant song that is :cool:
  11. newme

    newme Giant in Pastyland now

    Yup without any question tbh.

    Also prefer System of A Downs cover of Snowblind more than the original.
  12. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    1000 homo djs - supernaut...
  13. Annierak

    Annierak Coulda been a corn tender

    Janis Joplin - Summertime :cool:
  14. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    standards don't count, surely? unless joplin did a cover of the mungo jerry song, of course. :
  15. Annierak

    Annierak Coulda been a corn tender

    :D Nah she didn't cover 'In the summertime' although i'd love to hear that
  16. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    The spanish version of Hotel California is way better than the original
  17. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Who did the original version of In a manner of speaking? Was it Nouvelle Vague or Martin whatsisface from Depeche Mode or someone else entirely?
  18. neon_mask

    neon_mask Bruces' Campbel

    Junior Brown's version of Sugarfoot Rag
    Simon Hayne's version of Moon Dance

  19. Annierak

    Annierak Coulda been a corn tender

    Tuxedo Moon did the original, great tune. Prefer Nouvelle Vague's version though :)
  20. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

  21. dodgepot

    dodgepot New Member

    no way!! that version is dull and obvious.

    soft cell's version is the best, i reckon.
  22. Annierak

    Annierak Coulda been a corn tender

    Prefer Gloria Jones doing 'Tainted love'
  23. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Okay, cheers, in which case then Nouvelle Vague's cover of Tuxedo Moon's In a Manner of Speaking is definitely better than the original.
  24. Annierak

    Annierak Coulda been a corn tender

    Agreed :). Crackin' version, gives me goosebumps :cool:
  25. neon_mask

    neon_mask Bruces' Campbel

    No way. C'mon you know manson is more exciting in most any aspect : p
  26. newme

    newme Giant in Pastyland now

    lol softcells is so ridiculously bland.
  27. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Marilyn Manson's is a wall of noise and shouting and the video's full gratuitous tit shots. Crap.

    Soft cell's version is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Marilyn Manson.
  28. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Exciting? Wall of noise guitar. Put reverberate on the voice ++++++++

  29. albionism

    albionism A successful virus clinging to a speck of mud.

    Nirvana. Man who sold the world
  30. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    Not read the whole list but New England by Kirsty McCaul is a way better version.

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