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Covers Better than The Originals.

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

  1. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Brilliant!

    Truly one of the best covers ever.

    I just mentioned this one in the youtube video thread:


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  2. G Viceroy

    G Viceroy Chieftain

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    Nirvana's cover of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World"
     
  3. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    Sorry if someone mentioned this but the first thing that comes to my mind is Ike and Tina Turner's Proud Mary. They did a lot of covers, Come Together and Honky Tonk Women also comes to mind by Ike and Tina.

    I really like Grace Jones' Demolitian Man which I think was originally by Sting but I've never heard his version.
     
  4. Disgustipated

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    I wanted to post a song where a band did a cover of their own song. ;) :D The cover is better mostly because of sound quality. The sound quality of the original sucks ass. Yes I do love this song to death.


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    edit: I found a version of the original with slightly better sound quality. still not very good though.


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  5. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    It was fifteen-odd years before I learned this was originally a Buddy Holly song, and not written for the show.


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  6. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

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    Cynovolans Not in my dimension.

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    I know covers of Metallica are usually frowned upon, especially when done by artists from other genres who only seem to want to brag about how great metal can be once you do it with a symphony orchestra :rolleyes:, but I had to admit this is a little different.

    Metallica covered in bluegrass style. For some reason, it works out and stays true to both Metallica and Bluegrass music.


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    Not to say this is really better than the original, though. But really good in its own way.
     
  10. rugbyLEAGUEfan

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    Well Metallica must like it too because when the lights go up at a metallica show , Iron Horse is what has been played as you leave the arena (last few times I went)
     
  11. Kan' Sharuminar

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    I prefer the John Cale version, meself :)


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    Ryan Adams' Wonderwall. If I remember rightly Noel Gallagher liked it enough that he based his live performances of the song on it.


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  12. Atticus

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    It indeed was better! Or, that's not so big deal, since I don't care about the original, but it was nice to notice that the song itself isn't bad, just the way Oasis did it.
     
  13. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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  14. Disgustipated

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    wow, I'm speechless. And I used to think Raining Blood was a genre bending cover.

    It's cool, but I have trouble taking it seriously.
     
  15. Abaddon

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    I just came into this thread to say I love the Hayseed Dixie covers.. how appropriate the above post :)
     
  16. Truronian

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    I won't post any due to less than family friendly lyrics, but I consider much of Richard Cheese's stuff to be better than it's source material.
     
  17. Leoreth

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    Yeah, lyrics like "One"'s tend to create some kind of dissonance with bluegrass.

    But I don't think it's meant entirely serious.
     
  18. LightSpectra

    LightSpectra me autem minui

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    Never really liked Neil Young to begin with.


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    Though really, almost anything Cash covers ends up superior to the original.
     
  19. Owen Glyndwr

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    That's unfortunate.
     
  20. rugbyLEAGUEfan

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    Not if he never really like Neil Young to begin with
     

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