Rock covers. When the cover was better.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by voggmo, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Moocey

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    WHAT?! Are you serious?!:eek: :wtf:

    That..... that.. thats just like saying you can't see why water is wet. You have heard Live at Sin-e, right - Night Flight (Yes, I know that's a cover), Last Goodbye, Lover You Should Have Come Over? He could write pretty good lyrics, play guitar damn well, and had one of the best singing voices I've ever heard in rock music. Excuse me while my head asplodes.
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

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    That whole album really works for me. I especially love the version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from the film.
     
  3. Outpost4

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    Yup. In fact, I gave that record another chance just last year on the recommendation of a young friend whose musical taste I admire. Jeff Buckley just ain't for me. What can I say?
     
  4. Gil T.Azell

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    Not realy better, but Grand Funk Railroad does a kick ass version of the Stones Gimme Shelter on their Live Album Caught in the Act
     
  5. voggmo

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  6. Moocey

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    You can say "I caused moocey's head to explode."
     
  7. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    I like Alien Ant Farm's version of Smooth Criminal better than Jacksons.
     
  8. voggmo

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    Wings Live & Let Die is better than assle Hose & company's.
     
  9. Nerdius Maximus

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    Priest's "Diamonds and rust."
    Metallica's "stone cold crazy."(I love queen to death, but this cover rules)
    Marilyn Manson- Rock and Roll Nigger
    Nevermore's cover of Judas Priest's "Love Bites." I never cared for the original very much at all. NM slows it down and makes it sludgy and heavy as fuck.
     
  10. Ben Sisko3

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    Not better, but "Northwest Passage" by Show of Hands works just as well as the original Stan Rogers version, just differently.
     
  11. Pingfah

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    Glen Campbell's new cover of Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) is SO much better than Green Day's original.

    I find Green Day extremely irritating and quite uninspired personally, but Glen Campbell's version really outlines what a solid piece of songwriting that song is. I offer my congratulations to the GD (Billy something?) singer for his songwriting skills, but not his performance.

    Add my vote to the Buckley Hallelujah crowd also.
     
  12. number6

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    Johnny Cash- Hurt
    Tori Amos- Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Orgy- Blue Monday
    Frente- Bizarre Love Triangle
    Fun Boy 3- Our Lips are Sealed
    Ike and Tina Turner- Proud Mary
    Sonic Youth- Within You/Without You
    Gang Green- Voices Carry
    Opus 3- I Talk to the Wind
    The Byrds- Mr. Tambourine Man
    Nick Cave- Helpless
    David Bowie-China Girl
    Blondie-Hangin' On the Telephone
    William Shatner- Rocket Man
     
  13. Outpost4

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    Proud Mary? CCRs original version is just about as perfect a rock song as was ever made.

    Rocket Man? The Shat's version is distinctive but comical.

    Smells Like Teen Spriit? You really are on drugs, you know.
     
  14. Moocey

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    Who covered Smells Like Teen Spirit?


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    Nevermind, I saw it.

    I haven't heard that, but I can't imagine liking it.
     
  15. Pingfah

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    She murdered it.
     
  16. The Old Building & Loan

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    It's slower and you can actually distinguish the lyrics, but how could the Nirvana version be anything but definitive? They were bringing a whole new genre of music to the forefront with that song.
     
  17. Pingfah

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    The Flaming Lips do a great Bohemian Rhapsody, but it is not better than the original.
     
  18. ITElf

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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.

    And on the same show, Elbow covered a Sabbath song - I don't remember which song it was (The Wizard, maybe? ...I dunno), but they did an incredible job.
     
  19. Outpost4

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    The problem with The Flaming Lips is that they aren't that good musicians. It's a hell of a stage show - I've seen them live. But their musicianship is average.
     
  20. Pingfah

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    I agree, but I wouldn't call it a problem as such. They play to their strengths and they make up for it in other areas. If they were a thrash metal band it would be more of a concern :lol: