1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Covers that may just edge the originals..

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

  1. A Gooner

    A Gooner Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    44,352
    Likes Received:
    7,612
    Supports:
    Arsenal
    I know nothing about Placebo, not really listened to any of their other songs but for some reason I really enjoy their version of Running Up That Hill, originally performed by Kate Bush.

    It sounds so haunting.
     
    SkyBlueMatt likes this.
  2. Benzel

    Benzel Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    24,878
    Likes Received:
    424
    Supports:
    Swindon Town.


    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
     
  3. RedDevilsShinja

    RedDevilsShinja ZERO SEATS!

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    14,458
    Likes Received:
    3,779
    Supports:
    Manchester United
    Placebo are a great band, you should check them out.
     
  4. grampus8myhamster

    grampus8myhamster Official Sky Sports Source

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2019
    Messages:
    1,162
    Likes Received:
    639
    Location:
    Isla Nublar
    Supports:
    Bigfoot


    Beats Neil Diamond all day for me :)
     
    Biff Tannen, Ollie and m.oneillAVFC like this.
  5. Jonny Ninja

    Jonny Ninja Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamp

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    15,672
    Likes Received:
    5,570
    Location:
    Horndean
    Supports:
    West Ham United
    Much prefer the zootons version.
     
  6. Arkwright

    Arkwright Barnsleytilidie

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    35,681
    Likes Received:
    6,082
    Supports:
    Barnsleytilidie
  7. PorkchopExpress

    PorkchopExpress The Blackfish

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    14,777
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Location:
    Norn Iron
    Supports:
    Manchester United
    You prefer those verisons. That doesn't mean they are better. The lyrics were written by the original songwriter, so only hold proper meaning to them e.g. pretty much everyone that has covered "Hallelujah" thinks it is a love song, and the irony in the lyrics has gone over their head.
     
  8. Arkwright

    Arkwright Barnsleytilidie

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    35,681
    Likes Received:
    6,082
    Supports:
    Barnsleytilidie
    Your statement is your opinion...yes I have mine. It's pretty naive to suggest that every song's best version is done by the writer IMO...and an opinion that would be in the minority. There have been some great songwriters who weren't great performers compared to others. Cohen's version of hallelujah isn't the best either IMO.
     
  9. LEF

    LEF Censored

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    8,103
    Likes Received:
    379
    Supports:
    Wycombe Wanderers
    I much prefer Nirvana’s version of ‘The man who sold the World’ to the original by David Bowie.
     
  10. WarsawPact

    WarsawPact The Pride of the Quidlands!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    5,324
    Likes Received:
    523
    Supports:
    Walsall FC

    Oh my!
    Mesmerised by this for some reason...
     
    Panja likes this.
  11. Habbinalan

    Habbinalan Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,023
    Likes Received:
    3,709
    Location:
    Edge of the Fen
    Supports:
    Cambridge United, with nostalgic connections to Barrow AFC
    I saw that earlier and it brightened up my morning. It sent me looking for 21st Century Schizoid Man......ah, happy head-banging memories.

    It was good enough for me to look out the Motorhead cover before listening to the original.







     
  12. SHED

    SHED Ezekiel 23:20

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    7,996
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Misanthropia
    Supports:
    Working Class Pride Worldwide
  13. JimJams

    JimJams Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2017
    Messages:
    14,874
    Likes Received:
    7,067
    Location:
    Leicester
    Supports:
    Leicester
    The problem with this logic is that it assumes that every original song is performed by the person who wrote the lyrics. Which in many cases is untrue.
    Using said logic any (well, the majority) of Elton Johns songs can be covered better than the original as he writes the music and Bernie Taupin does the lyrics.
     
  14. SHED

    SHED Ezekiel 23:20

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    7,996
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Misanthropia
    Supports:
    Working Class Pride Worldwide
     
    #94 SHED, Feb 5, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2021
  15. Guyett

    Guyett Posts gifs

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    23,191
    Likes Received:
    5,775
    Location:
    Dublin
    Supports:
    Tottenham Hotspur
  16. SHED

    SHED Ezekiel 23:20

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    7,996
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Misanthropia
    Supports:
    Working Class Pride Worldwide
  17. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2014
    Messages:
    21,663
    Likes Received:
    9,564
    Location:
    Melbourne, for now.
    Supports:
    Birmingham City
    Not so much better but on a par and very original.

     
  18. Riverside

    Riverside Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    5,227
    Likes Received:
    1,953
    Supports:
    Cardiff City
  19. pjbear05

    pjbear05 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2021
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA
    Supports:
    EPL, MLS, Bundesliga, the lot
    Sort of a cover, since some original "musicians" are involved, but this flat out burns!

     
    Panja likes this.
  20. m.oneillAVFC

    m.oneillAVFC Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    11,090
    Likes Received:
    959
    Supports:
    Aston Villa

Share This Page