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Covers that may just edge the originals..

Discussion in 'Music' started by Panja, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Stevencc

    Stevencc Registered User

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    I think Reznor also said something along the lines of "it's not my song anymore, it's Johnny's".
     
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  2. Richard

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    Bad romance
     
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    You just won the thread. One of the best songs and videos of all time.
     
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    Pubclown Play Off Kings

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    Roxy Music - Jealous Guy

    Metallica- Whisky In The Jar
     
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  5. Leo

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    Tremendous

     
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    Fo Shizzle Rising...

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    Nirvana - Man who sold the world
     
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  7. zippy

    zippy The friendly Fascist

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    I've never understood the fuss about that, Cocker was lucky not to be jailed for murdering it.
     
  8. King_Kenny

    King_Kenny JUSTICE FOR THE 97!

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    Gotta agree there, took a simple Beatles tune and tried to change it into something more heavy, god only knows what he was attempting, terrible cover version.
     
  9. Dirk

    Dirk Achtung!

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    LOL. I can understand that the Liverpool man defends the Beatles version but the Sheffield man accuse his own Sheffield Steel man for murdering it? Weird world we live in, Mad Dogs & Englishmen :D

    FWIW: I never liked this Beatles song but I liked Joe's Woodstock performance of it.
     
  10. zippy

    zippy The friendly Fascist

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    I didn't like either of em but the Beatles wrote it and can do what they like with it.
     
  11. Dirk

    Dirk Achtung!

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    My post wasn't meant seriously, @zippy. Of course the owner/creators have the right to do what they like with the song. Did Joe sing it unauthorized at Woodstock? (tbh I don't know it)

    re: "Cover". Kaiserhymne (Heil dir im Siegerkranz), Hail to Thee in Victor's Crown (german emperor hymn 1871-1918) ;)




    edit: "Did Joe sing it...", not sang. Damn it ...
     
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  12. zippy

    zippy The friendly Fascist

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    I just thought that Cocker had a voice like a parrot with a sore throat, couldn't stand him, Sheffielder or not.
     
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    Dirk Achtung!

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    Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus (Cover from Depeche Mode's 80's song)

    Both great versions

    Cover:


    Original:
     
  14. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    And there's me thinking you saved your daft comments for the NFL thread.

    Anyway, cover songs that are better than the original, in no particular order; Vol.993
    In 1986 Prince formed a band called The Family, which was primarily used as a side project to release more of his music. The Family released one self titled album which featured a song that wasn't released as a single and received little or no recognition, that is until a young Irish woman picked it up and decided to record it as a single and put it on her second album, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got.
    The video for the single was directed by John Maybury, and is mainly focused on closeups of the girl's face as she goes through different stages of sadness to reflect the powerful lyrics. The tears that roll down her face make it one of the most compelling videos of it's time.
    When it comes to cover versions, it's the Mother load.

     
  15. PorkchopExpress

    PorkchopExpress The Blackfish

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    If copy somebodies work and change the font from Comic Sans to Arial, it doesn't make the work better.
     
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    I know this shout will go down like a lead balloon but I've always thought this was brilliant and I've never ever liked the original.

     
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    Si Robin Cheltenham Spa - Ra ra ra

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    I only actually heard the original version for the first time last summer - it was on Absolute 80s when I was mowing the back garden. I have to say that I was quite impressed with it. I still think SoC's is better, but the original version wasn't poor at all.
     
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    Two massive fails
     
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  19. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    Cover songs that are better than the original, in no particular order; Vol.9967.
    Rachid Taha was an Algerian singer whose music was once described as "sonically adventurous", and was influenced by many different styles including rock, electronic, punk and raï (which apparently after looking it up is Algerian folk).
    In 1981 he met all four members of The Clash before they were due on stage in Paris. He gave them a demo tape hoping that the band would help get him a break. Instead, a few months later, The Clash released a single which was undoubtedly influenced by Taha's music. In 2004 he covered that song with a defining north African flavour.
    And here it is, in my opinion one of the great cover songs, dipped in couscous and marinaded in chakhchoukha
     
  20. Leo

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    If not....this damned close.

     

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