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voggmo August 16 2008 09:29 PM

Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
Race with The Devil. 4 versions. Best was Black Oak.

Original 1968. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvMET...eature=related

Priest 76. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtqFr...eature=related

Black Oak 1978. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV7uG...eature=related


Girlschool. 80's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbnal...eature=related

IJD GAF August 16 2008 09:51 PM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
Enjoy the Silence by Failure > Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode

Just my personal controversial opinion though.

Alidar Jarok August 16 2008 10:28 PM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
One song that often gets brought up is Nirvana's cover of The Man Who Sold the World. Honestly, I love Nirvana's cover, but I think that's an example of a song where the cover is excellent, but not better.

However, to keep with David Bowie covers, Beck's cover of Diamond Dogs is great, so I'll recommend that.

gblews August 16 2008 10:32 PM

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I thought "Soft Cell's" cover of "Tainted Love" was better than Linda Jones' original.

The Old Mixer August 16 2008 10:34 PM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
"All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix.

Thespeckledkiwi August 16 2008 10:53 PM

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I like Word Up by Korn a lot better...along with Istanbul not Constantinople by They Might Be Giants then the original.

Messianni August 16 2008 10:54 PM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
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Alidar Jarok wrote: (Post 1952076)
One song that often gets brought up is Nirvana's cover of The Man Who Sold the World. Honestly, I love Nirvana's cover, but I think that's an example of a song where the cover is excellent, but not better.

That's honestly the first time someone has agreed with me on that. Nirvana's version is great, but I still prefer Bowie's original.

I do prefer "Landslide" by Smashing Pumpkins versus the Fleetwood Mac original.

Alidar Jarok August 16 2008 10:59 PM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
Well, so many covers suck (Satisfaction covered by Brittany Spears, for example) that, when a cover is great, people assume it has to be better than the original.

Messianni August 16 2008 11:13 PM

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^ True that.

Outpost4 August 16 2008 11:13 PM

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The Old Mixer wrote: (Post 1952098)
"All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix.

The definitive cover. After Hendrix' version, everyone does All Along The Watchtower like Hendrix did it, even Dylan.

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Alidar Jarok wrote: (Post 1952186)
Well, so many covers suck (Satisfaction covered by Brittany Spears, for example) that, when a cover is great, people assume it has to be better than the original.

Speaking of Britney, anybody ever heard "...Baby One More Time" by the Fountains of Wayne? It's really good.

My favorite cover is Gregg Allman's version of the Jackson Browne song, These Days. He plumbs depths from that song that Jackson has never explored.

Interestingly, the Fountains of Wayne also did a passible, solo guitar version of These Days.

voggmo August 16 2008 11:25 PM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
Frank Marino did a pretty smooth All Along the Watchtower, but as mentioned above, it was modeled after Jimi's. Sister Change is a better track as is the title track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmcBc-GjeDY

Priest did Joan Baez's Diamonds & Rust, & Fleetwood Mac's Green Manalishi better.

voggmo August 16 2008 11:39 PM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
Evil Woman by Crow. Pardon the dorky intro guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyoHHb0yAZc

& by Sabbath

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF3DpGys8aY


Well, you decide. Both good, Crow with horns, Sabs without.

Alidar Jarok August 16 2008 11:44 PM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
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Outpost4 wrote: (Post 1952240)
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Alidar Jarok wrote: (Post 1952186)
Well, so many covers suck (Satisfaction covered by Brittany Spears, for example) that, when a cover is great, people assume it has to be better than the original.

Speaking of Britney, anybody ever heard "...Baby One More Time" by the Fountains of Wayne? It's really good.

I haven't heard that one, but Local H did a pretty good cover of Toxic. Then again, there's Children of Bodom's cover of Oops I Did it Again, which words can not explain :D

Neeka Keet August 17 2008 12:06 AM

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Hard-Fi's version of Britney Spear's Toxic is way better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW8s4hbIeY4

msbae August 17 2008 12:14 AM

Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
 
GNR's cover of the Rolling Stones classic, Sympathy for the Devil was pretty damn good. I won't say it's better but, it is pretty darn good.

Also, a local band here in New Orleans called Merry go Drown covered Paint it Black a few years ago.

Here's the original from the Stones...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_zp4fsDrNA

Here's Merry go Drown's re-imagining...

http://media.putfile.com/Merry-Go-Dr...Paint-it-Black

Feel free to come to your own conclusions.


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