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Covers that are better than the original

 
 
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 10:11 am
@jespah,
Wow jes, I didn't know A A Farm had covered MJ. The cover has a powerful chorus, I'll say that, compared to the original.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 10:11 am
@panzade,
naw, once we blew the dust off them and brought in some experts to decipher the hieroglyphics, we understood them just fine Wink
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 10:13 am
@djjd62,
don't quit patronizing me deej...it's what I live for. Razz
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 11:09 am
When I think of covers, the first one off the top of my head is always Dwight Yokam's cover of The Clash's "Train In Vain."



versus

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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 11:57 am
here's a nice little covers blog

http://thecoverlovers.blogspot.com/

Cover [kuhv-er]-noun: a recording of a song by a singer, instrumentalist, or group other than the original performer or composer.Lover [luhv-er]-noun: a person who has a strong enjoyment or liking for something.

The Cover Lovers [thuh kuhv-er luhv-ers]-noun: Winter Academy and gsus in a secret agreement to post one cover per day.
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BlaiseDaley
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:17 pm
I'm partial to Take Me To The River by Talking Heads over the Al Green version.

Also, the Lemonheads redo of Mrs. Robinson is a fun remake of the Simon and Garfunkel original.

And I'd throw in the Isley Brothers version of Summer Breeze. It's not necessarily better than the Seals and Croft version but it stands on its own quite nicely.
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:06 pm
Luther Vandoss's

Superstar and
A House Is Not A Home

Both bring me to tears . . .
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:26 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Ive always stood Arlo Guthrie's version of the Beatles Tune "Ive Just Seen a FAce" as the best version of that song.

Arlo's version of "City of New Orleans" is usually preferred over that of Steve Goodman's. I like them both.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:33 pm
Barrett Strong's bluesy original of "Money (That's What I Want)" is no match for the techno-weirdness of the Flying Lizards' cover:

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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:38 pm
Van Halen's cover of You Really Got Me..... with no disrespect to the great Ray Davies and the Kinks.
sullyfish6
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 02:28 pm
Patsy Cline sang Willie Nelson's "Crazy" and Roy Orbison sang Nelson's "Pretty Papers"
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 02:33 pm
linda ronstadt made zevons, "poor poor pitiful" me her own
patiodog
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 02:59 pm
@djjd62,
I used to listen a lot to Zevon's cover (with REM (minus Stipe) (as Hindu Love Gods)) of Prince's "Raspberry Beret."

http://popup.lala.com/popup/360569458057773045
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 03:00 pm
@patiodog,
oh yeah, forgot about that, i've got a cassette some where of the album
patiodog
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 03:27 pm
@djjd62,
Ha! Mine melted on the dashboard...
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 04:10 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
good example bear
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 04:19 pm
@patiodog,
Quote:
I used to listen a lot to Zevon's cover (with REM (minus Stipe) (as Hindu Love Gods)) of Prince's "Raspberry Beret."

The Derailers do a great cover, but I can't find it on youtube
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Eva
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 04:23 pm
Honestly?

I prefer BPB's cover of "Turn the Page" to Bob Seger's or Metallica's. It was posted on one of Bear's sites during the past few years.

Frankly, your voice is much better, Bear. I used to have that one bookmarked. Is it still online?
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 04:27 pm
I listen to an all covers radio station at work -

soma.fm/play/covers

There are a ton of songs on there which are much better than the original. If you like covers, you'll never find a better track list then this one.

Cycloptichorn
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 04:31 pm
Prince's songs seem to popular to cover.
"When You Were Mine" was covered by Cyndi Lauper and Ani Difranco. But my fave is by Mitch Ryder

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