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10-28-2010, 12:25 PM #1
Covers that are better than the original
Cake - I will Survive
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10-28-2010, 12:33 PM #2
10-28-2010, 12:35 PM #3
Lou Reeds "Sweet Jane" is one of my all time favorites, but Margo Timmons Cowboy Junkie version is smokin' hot."You damn colonials and your herds of tax write off dressage ponies". PNWBrit
10-28-2010, 12:52 PM #4
Placebo - Running Up that hill
The original is pretty awful.
10-28-2010, 12:52 PM #5Perhaps you'd be more comfortable on epicski or Paula's Ski Lovers, AltaNancy.
10-28-2010, 12:52 PM #6
William Shatner's Rocketman?
10-28-2010, 12:54 PM #7Montani Semper Liberi
10-28-2010, 01:02 PM #8
Hendrix' version of "All Along the Watchtower" comes to mind.
10-28-2010, 01:26 PM #9Best Skier on the Mountain
1992 - 2012
Squaw Valley, USA
10-28-2010, 01:38 PM #10
Beck's Record Club (feat. St. Vincent and Liars) crushing the hell out of INXS' "Never Tear Us Apart":
Runner up - The Faces taking on "Maybe I'm Amazed", although you might want to just listen because Rod Stewart's euro-trash stubble, white jacket and stage moves pretty much shatter the unintentional comedy scale:
We heard you in our twilight caves, one hundred fathom deep below, for notes of joy can pierce the waves, that drown each sound of war and woe.
10-28-2010, 01:59 PM #11
Aretha Franklin's version of "Respect" is pretty OK.
I also like Sun Kil Moon's take on "Trucker's Atlas" by Modest Mouse.
10-28-2010, 02:06 PM #12We heard you in our twilight caves, one hundred fathom deep below, for notes of joy can pierce the waves, that drown each sound of war and woe.
10-28-2010, 02:21 PM #13
The Ataris version of The Boys of Summer
Quiet Drive's version of Time After Time (more a case of a totally lame song being redone into something good)The killer awoke before dawn.
He put his boots on.
10-28-2010, 02:35 PM #14
10-28-2010, 04:39 PM #15Registered User
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if anyone says Johnny Cash's version Of Hurt I will slap them. This usually comes from people that don't know Trent Reznor or the point of the song.... but it still amazes me.
10-28-2010, 04:41 PM #16
There's gotta be a couple from Nirvana Unplugged...
10-28-2010, 05:00 PM #17
Yeah - that version of "Where did you sleep last night?" was beyond spooky. Who actually wrote that song?
Like others have said - any song Hendrix covered.
"America" Simon & Garfunkel covered by Yes.
Ulver's cover of "Planet Caravan" by Black Sabbath edges out the original only because G. actually has a great voice.
I've got a smokin' live version of "Cocaine Blues" done by Hank III.
10-28-2010, 05:51 PM #18
10-28-2010, 06:10 PM #19
Big Country's cover of "Prairie Rose" by Roxy Music.
10-28-2010, 06:18 PM #20
Cream - Crossroads
Tom Petty, Prince, etc. doing While my Guitar Gently Weeps (there's an awesome version of this with clapton too).
But really, the best cover ever is obviously:
10-28-2010, 06:19 PM #21
10-28-2010, 06:21 PM #22
almost forgot this one:
10-28-2010, 08:20 PM #23
10-28-2010, 08:38 PM #24
There were rumours that when Reznor heard the cover he thought he might never play the song himself again live (please don't flame me if that's not true - I'm just asking).
I don't know Reznor and I also don't know the point of the song - I'm genuinely curious if you have the time to fill me in.
10-28-2010, 08:53 PM #25features a sintered base
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And in that general vein, someone should beat Sting about the head for his attempt at Hendrix's "Castles Made of Sand." (In college I had the Hendrix original version playing and some kid asked who was playing that Sting song. If ROTFLOL had existed back then I guess I would have done it.)
I can't say it's necessarily better, but Talking Heads' "Take Me to the River" is a nice cover.
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