Covers that are better than the originals

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Covers that are better than the originals

Post by jpg » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:54 am

For example...








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Could probably put anything from Led Zep's first two albums here. Not sure about Smooth Criminal mind
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Post by Kaltenberg » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:00 pm

An obvious one:



And a rap one (probably helped by just not liking Common's delivery):


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Post by Donkey Toon » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:10 pm

I'll get thinking.

But there is no way that the Futureheads Hounds of Love is better than the Kate Bush original. <fist>

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Post by Donkey Toon » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:44 pm

I sometimes prefer this to the original ... but not always.


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Post by bigbelgiandave » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:14 am

A few of the Creedence Clearwater Revival cover versions are pretty good. 'Before You Accuse Me' (Bo Diddly), 'My Baby Left Me' (Arthur Crudup) and 'Susie Q' (Dale Hawkins) are all brilliant songs. 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine' goes on a bit though, and the way Fogerty sings it in his faux-Southern accent it sounds like he's saying he "hoyed it through the grapevine."
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Post by Ramone » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:51 am

Their version of I Put a Spell on You is pretty good.
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Post by bigbelgiandave » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:01 am

Ramone wrote:Their version of I Put a Spell on You is pretty good.
Yeah it's a good cover, but I don't enjoy it as much as the other ones <ok>.
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Post by KingoStarr » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:06 am

No way Korn - Word Up is better than the original !!
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Post by Van Beatski » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:23 pm

KingoStarr wrote:No way Korn - Word Up is better than the original !!
this <ok>
Removing the 80sness and the guy's voice (especially the guy's voice) from Word up makes it vastly inferior (especially the guy's voice).

Also, AAF better than MJ? <erm>

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(also, whitney houston's version of i will always love you is better than dolly parton's, but i won't bother posting that)

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Re: Covers that are better than the originals

Post by jpg » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:46 pm

Beatski wrote:
KingoStarr wrote:No way Korn - Word Up is better than the original !!
this <ok>
Removing the 80sness and the guy's voice (especially the guy's voice) from Word up makes it vastly inferior (especially the guy's voice).

Also, AAF better than MJ? <erm>

JPG <disgrace>



(also, whitney houston's version of i will always love you is better than dolly parton's, but i won't bother posting that)
But I see you agree with my Futureheads cover... interesting <roll>

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Re: Covers that are better than the originals

Post by Donkey Toon » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:35 pm



The Church do a great Cortez the Killer as well.

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Re: Covers that are better than the originals

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:55 am

Never reealised Rise Against's Built to Last was a cover. It's much better than the original:



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