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Covers Better than The Originals.

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by aimeeandbeatles, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles queen of the watermelons

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    I could've sworn Petty said somewhere he prefers Cash's cover of "I Won't Back Down" to his own. Need to check my notes later.

    A bit OT: Petty's also said that some of the Heartbreakers' best playing was on the album "Unchained." Which is interesting.
     
  2. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    No it isn't.

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  3. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles queen of the watermelons

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    That wasnt very nice. I just thought it was interesting that TP said that the Heartbreakers did their best playing on a non-Heartbreakers album.
     
  4. Atticus

    Atticus Deity Retired Moderator

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    I think it's a generally accepted fact that Joni Mitchell's original is worse than Matthew's Southern Comfort's version of Woodstock:

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    Agreed! The Cohen's version is dull and boring, like sung by a machine.
     
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    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    I prefer Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower and I don't understand the dislike for his singing. I also prefer Cohen's version of Hallelujah; Cohen's voice, like Dylan's, has character. I love The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, but Grateful Dead played it way too slow for my liking. Anyway, I can't think of many that haven't been mentioned, but Sirius did an incredible cover of Emperor's The Majesty Of The Nightsky for the black metal tolerant out there.
     
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    I beg to differ on this one. Bob's voice may not be technically great, but it can do one thing better than almost anyone else's: sing Bob Dylan songs. I'll concede All Along the Watchtower to Jimi, but most Dylan covers are vastly inferior at carrying Dylan's lyrics, even if they have more raw vocal talent behind them.
     
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    IMO, his vocals ruin his songs. Completely destroying any basic melody that is meant to be there doesn't really make for what I consider a good song. The grating and overarching presence in the music that his vocals provide are best done without.
     
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    azzaman333 meh

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    I don't care if it's nice. No one asked, no one cares. Keep your Petty crap to the specific Petty thread you created.

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  11. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    I love Stevie Wonder but I think the Chili Peppers did it better.

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    Also, the Dropkick Murphy's version of AC/DC's It's A Long Way To The Top is pretty awesome.
    Best bagpipe rock song ever? I say yes.

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    SACRILEGE!!! Shun the non-believer!!!! :mad: ;)
     
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    On Bob Dylan, the real problem with his singing (in my opinion) is his influence on other people who tried to sing like him. Basically, people in the mid-60s were so bowled over by Dylan and how different he seemed, and his brilliant song writing, that they got a bit over-enthusiastic and thought that everything about him should be emulated - including not only his songwriting style but also his vocals. The standout example here is Lou Reed, but many other culprits could be named - people who are much better singers than Dylan but who, bafflingly, thought that Dylan's highly idiosyncratic singing style (which was really not a style at all, but a workaround by someone who wasn't very good at singing) was brilliant and should be copied. It wasn't, and it shouldn't have been. The fact that Dylan himself abandoned it later as his voice started to go through those extraordinary metamorphoses to which it seems to be periodically subject should be proof enough that it was a terrible style.
     
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    Whomp, you know the original had pipes in it too right?
     
  15. Atticus

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    A Perfect circle made some good covers in their eMotive-album:

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    (ORIGINAL)


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    The album had pretty good version of Lennon's Imagine, which many said was better than the original, but I don't agree with that. It's good and different, but not better. I like Lennon's version more because of it's optimistic attitude. Anyone can be gloomy, it takes a real man to be happy!
     
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    Good call on that APC album, Atticus. Lots of great tracks, and I agree re: "Imagine." I really like the APC version, but it's a different interpretation rather than an improvement on the original.
     
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    I'm a big fan of APC but I hated that version of Imagine.

    Another good and very different interpretation here though


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    I do and why I said best bag pipe rock song and not band.
    I know, right?

    OK how about Little Richard knockin' one off?

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    A little Tears for Fears remake. Totally different tempo.

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    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I do prefer AFI's version of Head Like A Hole over Nine Inch Nails' version.


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