Covers that were better

Covers that were better

Postby Phil71 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:59 am

Which cover versions do you think were better than the originals?

I'll start with:

Original: The Beatles
Better: Joe Cocker

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Re: Covers that were better

Postby starmandb » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:09 pm

Tainted love .. soft cell
All along the watchtower.... Jimi Hendrix
Hurt.... Johnny cash
It's oh so quiet.... Bjork
Blinded by the light.... Manfred mann's earth band
Step on....happy mondays
Going back to my roots...odyssey
Nothing compares to you.... sinead o'connor
I fought the law ... the clash
A song for you.... donny hathaway
Tide is high .... blondie
Girl you'll be a woman soon..... urge overkill
I shot the sheriff...... eric Clapton
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby LMAO » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:11 pm

Knocking on Heaven's Door - Dave Mekon
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby VCC » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:33 pm

starmandb wrote:Tainted love .. soft cell
All along the watchtower.... Jimi Hendrix
Hurt.... Johnny cash
It's oh so quiet.... Bjork
Blinded by the light.... Manfred mann's earth band
Step on....happy mondays
Going back to my roots...odyssey
Nothing compares to you.... sinead o'connor
I fought the law ... the clash
A song for you.... donny hathaway
Tide is high .... blondie
Girl you'll be a woman soon..... urge overkill
I shot the sheriff...... eric Clapton

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Re: Covers that were better

Postby Ach » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:45 pm

Boyzone - love me for a reason
Boyzone - father and son
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby Phil71 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:06 pm

Ach wrote:Boyzone - love me for a reason
Boyzone - father and son


I'd disagree with both of those - especially Father & Son.
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby starmandb » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:28 am

Another saturday night .... cat stevens
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby VCC » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:08 am

Respect- Aretha Franklin
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby VCC » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:10 am

Dirty old town - the pogues
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby starmandb » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:46 am

Sorrow ...... david bowie
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby VCC » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:49 am

The man who sold the world - Nirvana
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby starmandb » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:23 am

Don't go to strangers ...... paul weller and amy winehouse

Crossroads..... cream
Summer breeze..... the isley brothers
To make you feel my love ...... adele
My baby just cares for me..... nina simone
Without you..... harry nillson
Mack the knife.... bobby darin
Just dropped in ( to see what condition my condition was in........ the first edition
Goin back ..... dusty Springfield
Papa was a rolling stone..... the temptations
Till there was you... the beatles
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby Zenith » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:24 pm

Some very good mentions so far.

Will add "One", "Fade to Black" and "Nothing Else Matters" covered by Apocalyptica. It's incredible how Metallica's music sounds so much more profound when played by a quartet of fine cellists.

Whilst I rate Metallica as music writers, I can't bring myself to listen to their music. Always felt they have the tendency to butcher their own compositions.
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby Ach » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:32 pm

Phil71 wrote:
Ach wrote:Boyzone - love me for a reason
Boyzone - father and son


I'd disagree with both of those - especially Father & Son.

I actually like the Yusuf Islam version but Boyzone are as good as it gets.

I'll also add Words by them as well
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Re: Covers that were better

Postby VCC » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:01 am

Not a cover I think?.
But want to say in today's climate of pulling down statues and the getting rid of the southern flag
American Trilogy by Elvis must never be lost
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