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Covers Better than The Originals.

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

  1. Owen Glyndwr

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    He's still missing out. Neil Young is great!
     
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    Good call on FNM's version of "Easy." I always loved Mike Patton singing those lyrics.
     
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    One thing I love about Neil Young ( apart from his unique guitar style) is , he is the epitome of the " not giving a ...." rock n roll attitude that seems very much lost these days .

    He truly does whatever he wants , whenever he wants . In many ways the precursor to Eric Cartman
     
  7. Disgustipated

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    speaking of Manson, this thread wouldn't be complete without this.

    Although the original is pretty damn bad ass, so I'm not sure if I can say the cover is better. But it is good enough to be included here.


    Link to video.


    Link to video.

    Now what about remixes? Do they count? Maybe we need a new thread on remixes. I was never a big fan of remixes, but one remix of this song I really love, and want to include it here.


    Link to video.
     
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    I don't think it's Marilyn Manson.
     
  10. Atticus

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    I like Eurythmics' own version more too, although Marilyn Manson's is quite good.

    In general, a hard version of soft song or vice versa is usually quite boring, since that kind of covers often rely only on that contrast and surprise. Which isn't much of surprise after how many times it has been done.
     
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    "Hurt" is the one Johnny Cash song that isn't better than the original. I roundly dislike Nine Inch Nails, but the original was a poignant song about suicide that perfectly captures what many suicidal people feel when they are on the verge of ending their lives. Johnny Cash misses the point of that when he's playing it at a ripe old age.
     
  13. G-Max

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    Manson has done some good covers, but that's not one of them.
     
  14. Huayna Capac357

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    In my opinion, that's the only good cover he's done. Except maybe "I Put A Spell On You." The "Tainted Love" and "Personal Jesus" ones were horrible.
     
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    Youtube blocked at work so no links, but at the risk of expressing a potentially unpopular opinion, I like Siouxsie and the Banshees version of "Dear Prudence" a LOT more than the original Beatles version. Also Anya Marina's version of "Whatever You Like" by T.I. is worth checking out. Also really enjoy Neko Case's version of "Alone and Forsaken" originally by Hank Williams. Also recommend Cowboy Junkies' version of "Sweet Jane" originally by The Velvet Underground. Lastly, The Sundays' version of "Wild Horses" originally by The Rolling Stones.
     
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    Their version of Gram Parsons' "Ooh Las Vegas" is fantastic. I haven't heard the original but I suspect it's not as good.
     
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    Nine Inch Nails disagree, though.

    I rather dislike Cash comparing himself to Jesus in that video, on the other hand.
     
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    I like the Beatles quite much and have never even heard of Siouxsie and the Banshees, but have to believe and agree with you. It's one of few insufferable Beatles songs.
     
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    The original is great . Totally different . Very uptempo , swirling steel guitars and Grams languid voice dueling with Emmy Lou Harris' sweetness .

    I'm biased though . I'm a Gram Parsons fanatic .
     

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