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Original Recording or Cover version ??

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Having just endured Ronan Keating attempt the Goo Goo Doll's classic song "Iris" i tried to think of any cover version which was better than the original.

Marc Cohn - Cher - Walking In Memphis <-- no brainer.

Any others ?
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
David Bowie - Nirvana - Man who sold the world

Leonard Cohen - Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
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All along the Watchtower - Dylan/Hendrix.
#3
I just dont know what to with myself - springfield/white stripes
#4
roryk83
David Bowie - Nirvana - Man who sold the world


Loved the Nirvana version :whistling:
#5
ohhhhhhhh Iris The Goo Goo Dolls. I love/hate that song, reminds me of someone I wish id forget!(:-(:-(:cry::cry::cry:
#6
Hurt - Nine Inch Nails/ Johnny Cash

One - U2/Johnny Cash

In fact all of Johnny Cash's american recordings albums are full of covers that are better than the originals
#7
Jimi Hendrix' takes on Johnny B. Goode and Like A Rolling Stone were hilariously awesome. You've got to check them out. Seriously.

James Dean Bradfield and Tom Jones' I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone was much better than the original Elvis song. About a squillion times louder and more rocking. Awesomeness.

Buffalo Tom's version of Going Underground, from the Fire & Skill Jam Tribute Album was better than the original, too. Check it out on Youtube
#8
dxx

Buffalo Tom's version of Going Underground, from the Fire & Skill Jam Tribute Album was better than the original, too. Check it out on Youtube


Yeah that is a great version - a much more relaxed version that makes you appreciate the lyrics a bit more

Though I do like the louder/original version
banned#9
Lionel Richie - Faith No More: EASY
#10
LJM
All along the Watchtower - Dylan/Hendrix.


and the U2 version is even better.
#11
Father and Son - Ronan Keating and Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens (but only just :))
#12
best cover of all: Sid Vicious - My Way !
#13
Glen Campbell is currently doing a Johnny Cash, no not going for a cockney rhyming pee but doing cover versions of relatively modern sing songs.

His version of Green Day's 'Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)' is surprisingly pleasant to the ear.
#14
schaf
and the U2 version is even better.


NO NO NO NO NO, JUST NO.
#15
tony_s1
Father and Son - Ronan Keating and Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens (but only just :))


Are you suggesting Ronan Keating's version was better??????
#16
leefal
NO NO NO NO NO, JUST NO.


YES YES YES YES YES, IT IS :thumbsup:
#17
roryk83
David Bowie - Nirvana - Man who sold the world

Leonard Cohen - Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah


Agree with the first one.

Gomez have done lots of things better. Inc. 'Getting Better' :)
#18
You must be the only person on the friggin planet that thinks that U2's version even registers on the richter scale.
The Hendrix version is immense.
#19
leefal
Are you suggesting Ronan Keating's version was better??????


Looks like it. I think we should have him shot.
#20
Knockin on heaven's door and Live & let die - both covered by Guns n Roses.
#21
PasPer2
Loved the Nirvana version :whistling:



I LOVE David Bowie and I love this song but it sounds like he's trying to wind something up in the background
#22
ooh

Rage Against the Machine - Beautiful World
#23
schaf
best cover of all: Sid Vicious - My Way !



Agreed :thumbsup:

I also love Groove Armada's version of Crazy for You
#24
California Dreaming by Hi-Standard :giggle:
#25
roryk83
David Bowie - Nirvana - Man who sold the world

Leonard Cohen - Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Hallelujah is just such a brilliant song, Jeff Buckley, KD Lang, John Cale and Rufus Wainwright versions all good, but Leonard is king[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
roryk83
I just dont know what to with myself - springfield/white stripes

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Love the White Stripes but no one compares to Dusty[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
roryk83
Hurt - Nine Inch Nails/ Johnny Cash

One - U2/Johnny Cash

In fact all of Johnny Cash's american recordings albums are full of covers that are better than the originals


[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]I agree - I love those albums[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

schaf
and the U2 version is even better.


[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]no no no no no[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

tony_s1
Father and Son - Ronan Keating and Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens (but only just :))

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]The original Cat Stevens version is genius, b****** Boyzone and Ronan Keating shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near it! (Johnny Cash also did a version)

My offering - The Stones' Ruby Tuesday by Melanie, apparently even Keith Richards preferred it, great lyrics[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#26
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]The original Cat Stevens version is genius, b****** Boyzone and Ronan Keating shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near it! (Johnny Cash also did a version)

Not the Boyzone version! The Ronan Keating/Yusuf Islam(aka Cat Stevens) duet is surprisingly good, probably because most of it is sung by Cat Stevens. :thumbsup:

Never heard the Johnny Cash version. Must look for it.
banned#27
J9STL;2548032
Knockin on heaven's door and Live & let die - both covered by Guns n Roses.

OH YES


KNOW YOU ARE TALKING!


also 'Since I dont have you' from the Spaghetti Incident
#28
Try "My Back Pages" from the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. Could listen (and watch) it all day.....
#29
tony_s1
Not the Boyzone version! The Ronan Keating/Yusuf Islam(aka Cat Stevens) duet is surprisingly good, probably because most of it is sung by Cat Stevens.:thumbsup:


[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]OK - you're forgiven, but if you listen to the original, you don't have to listen to Ronan's whining![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#30
I remember when "elbow" (i think) covered a britney spears song for Radio 1 a few years back, that was good. I thought of a few others at work but forgot them now :)
#31
The Clash - I Fought The Law
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
#32
Most of the sterephonics catalogue are covers, which must be better than the original 'cos that boy can croak a good tune.
#33
PasPer2
Most of the sterephonics catalogue are covers, which must be better than the original 'cos that boy can croak a good tune.


I've got an NME warchild album full of covers and there's a version of Stereophonics doing Nothing Compares To You - amazing tune
#34
Travis - Hit Me Baby One More Time
Metallica - Am I Evil
Wildhearts - Cheers Theme
#35
John mayer - bold as love (cover of jimi hendrix version)
#36
Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar
#37
PasPer2
Most of the sterephonics catalogue are covers, which must be better than the original 'cos that boy can croak a good tune.


They are? :oops:
#38
Muse - Feeling Good
#39
therapy70
Muse - Feeling Good


yeh agree on that too
#40
There's a little well known (revered in circles) eletronic artist called Chris Clark, some of you may even know him personally (St Albans).
Anywayz his track 'Ted' from his 'Body Riddle' album,which i find great anyway, was remixed by Bibio.

Clark - Ted. (note its not the full track)

Bibio's psychedelic hippy folk music remix.

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