Cover songs that you like better than the original

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Cover songs that you like better than the original

Post by Schlegel » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:01 am

Sometimes a cover just eclipses the original because of superior talent, or sometimes a totally different arrangement just transforms a song. Richard Thompson's commented that "Oops I did it again",taken out of context, is actually a pretty good song:
"Why do we need a kitchen when we have a phone?"

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Post by Schlegel » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:03 am

CSNY, of course inspired this Joni Mitchell song, so it's only fitting that their version is awesomer than hers.
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:13 am

Dwight Yoakum singing Carmelita by Zevon.

Townes Van Zandt singing the Stone's Dead Flowers.

If you know either or of the artists with any depth, the song just flat works better.

Probably two of my fav songs period.
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Post by beefheart » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:31 am

These two have been posted here many times before:



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Post by beefheart » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:38 am

I can't help but wonder if this was one of the inspirations for Rick Rubin's work on Cash's "American" recordings:

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Post by Brutal Bajan » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:01 am

Country Roads by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes



Baby Got Back by Throwdown



Cum on Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot


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Post by Dan Martin » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:31 pm

I like this better than Al Green's.

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Post by lasalle » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:48 pm

I like Sam & Dave, but ZZ Top's version is the better one:


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Post by nafod » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:04 pm

Surf guitar version of the theme from The Titanic

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Post by nafod » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:06 pm

Gin and Juice done bluegrass. This is truly one of the greatest of cover songs ever.

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Post by Three White Lights » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:42 pm



Covering Sabbath on a tribute album

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Post by Schlegel » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:01 pm

New Grass Revival covering some Motown:
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Post by newguy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:35 pm

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Post by newguy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:38 pm

"When I was little, my father was famous. He was the greatest samurai in the empire. And he was the Shogun's decapitator. He cut off the heads of a 131 Lords. It was a bad time for the empire."

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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:05 pm

nafod wrote:Gin and Juice done bluegrass. This is truly one of the greatest of cover songs ever.


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Post by Mickey O'neil » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:43 pm

Turdacious wrote:
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Re: Cover songs that you like better than the original

Post by WildGorillaMan » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:59 pm

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Re: Cover songs that you like better than the original

Post by WildGorillaMan » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:00 pm

Okay, I was just kidding about that one.


For realz though:

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Post by Turdacious » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:09 pm

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Re: Cover songs that you like better than the original

Post by clutch » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:14 pm

Type O Negative's cover of Summer Breeze.



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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:52 pm

Waylon

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Re: Cover songs that you like better than the original

Post by syaigh » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:27 am

Very few can do better than Nina Simone, but I like this one:

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