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Old August 18 2008, 06:20 PM   #91
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

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"All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix.
That's a cover version? I had no idea. Anyway, got to love that song.

Oh, and that's a big no-no on the whoever cover of Green Day's Good Riddance. The song rules because of Billy Joe Armstrong's nasal voice!
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Old August 18 2008, 06:43 PM   #92
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

The Clash covering Brand New Cadillac.

Gary Jules covering Tears For Fears' Mad World.
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Old August 18 2008, 07:08 PM   #93
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Proud Mary? CCRs original version is just about as perfect a rock song as was ever made.
A matter of opinion and personal preference, I suppose. I like a few songs, but I've never been overly fond of CCR and I'm pretty certain that the Ike & Tina Turner Revue's cover of "Proud Mary" was my first exposure to the song (probably here) and remains my favorite one.

That's just me, though.
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Old August 18 2008, 07:20 PM   #94
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Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Disturbed covering the Genesis song Land of Confusion

Iced Earth does a better job of God of Thunder than KISS.
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Old August 18 2008, 07:29 PM   #95
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Proud Mary? CCRs original version is just about as perfect a rock song as was ever made.
A matter of opinion and personal preference, I suppose. I like a few songs, but I've never been overly fond of CCR and I'm pretty certain that the Ike & Tina Turner Revue's cover of "Proud Mary" was my first exposure to the song (probably here) and remains my favorite one.

That's just me, though.
It certainly is a matter of opinion and exposure. For me, one of the first ten LPs I owned was Bayou Country by CCR. Beyond the long jams on the record, Proud Mary seemed to me then, and still now, to be 3:08 of perfect rock 'n' roll song writing and performance.

But I can certainly see any young boy being attracted by Tina Turner shakin' her booty. Those legs, man, those legs!

And "The Name of the Game" with Gene Barry. You're reaching now, M'Sharak! I remember that show well. Part of a rotating series on NBC. Wasn't McCloud one of the other shows in rotation?
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Old August 18 2008, 07:38 PM   #96
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Sex Pistols-stepping stone
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Old August 18 2008, 07:39 PM   #97
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Good call! Great thrash rock verson.
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Old August 18 2008, 07:58 PM   #98
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I don't know if I'd say it's better than the original, but The Cure's cover of Hello, I Love You is pretty good, and adds a little zip to the song.
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Disturbed covering the Genesis song Land of Confusion
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Always thought it was epitome of a bad cover. hard band covers a softer band material and makes it sound like very other hard band covering a softer bands material beacuse they always use the same gimmicks.
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Old August 18 2008, 08:31 PM   #100
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Disturbed covering the Genesis song Land of Confusion
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Always thought it was epitome of a bad cover. hard band covers a softer band material and makes it sound like very other hard band covering a softer bands material beacuse they always use the same gimmicks.
Call me weird, but I like it.
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Old August 18 2008, 08:44 PM   #101
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I recall The Flaming Lips covering a Kylie song on a TV show, once. They turned it into a rare old slice of weirdness. Hehehehe.
Can't Get You Out Of My Head (googled it as it's 1.15am).
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Interesting with Radiohead, most cover versions suck
Yet Radiohead are quite adept at doing covers themselves:
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"All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix.
That's a cover version? I had no idea. Anyway, got to love that song.
Bob Dylan did the original.
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Old August 18 2008, 09:57 PM   #103
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IMO Frankie Goes To Hollywood recorded the definitive version of "War."

And the band Laibach recorded an entire album's worth of covers of Sympathy For The Devil that deconstructed the song with seven different versions. None of them were better than the original, but it is nonetheless a fascinating listen.
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Old August 18 2008, 09:59 PM   #104
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Disturbed covering the Genesis song Land of Confusion
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Always thought it was epitome of a bad cover. hard band covers a softer band material and makes it sound like very other hard band covering a softer bands material beacuse they always use the same gimmicks.
Call me weird, but I like it.
Guy I worked with played it constantly. Had no clue it was a cover till I told him. But that happens a lot. No kids, "Sweet Dreams" is not a Marilyn Manson original.
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Old August 18 2008, 10:03 PM   #105
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Gah. Manson covers are the worst. They all sound exactly the fucking same.
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