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Sebastian Mares
post Sep 19 2010, 09:55
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Do you guys have examples of very good (maybe even better than the original) or very bad cover versions of songs? smile.gif


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Maggi
post Sep 23 2010, 14:26
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after all those years, Van Halen's "You Really Got Me" is still a permanent part of my playlist and beats imho the original version of "The Kinks" by miles
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post Oct 2 2010, 00:45
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QUOTE (Maggi @ Sep 23 2010, 15:26) *
after all those years, Van Halen's "You Really Got Me" is still a permanent part of my playlist and beats imho the original version of "The Kinks" by miles


Speaking of Van Halen, "You're No Good" is just awesome whether by VH or Linda Ronstadt! Both have their pleasures. The simple extended outro of guitar harmonics with simple background strings on the latter is just something that stuck with me while DLR's throaty howling and the much blusier vibe is also a pleasure on the former.

In fact there's a lot of fine pleasures in VH's covers from the DLR years! I totally dig how, on "Diver Down", the controlled chaos of "Intruder" segues into "(Oh) Pretty Woman" then hits the next cover afterwards, "Dancing In The Streets"! ;-)

As for an annoying cover, Faith No More's "Easy". It's just bad. Way bad.

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- Sebastian Mares   Awesome / Annoying Cover Versions   Sep 19 2010, 09:55
- - StephenPG   I'd file this under bad, very bad indeed. Eva...   Sep 19 2010, 11:14
- - ojdo   All awesome, each in a different way. Original: Ma...   Sep 19 2010, 13:32
- - southisup   Nina Simone - To Love Somebody Elbow - Independent...   Sep 22 2010, 14:25
- - hawkeye_p   I'd regard all of Tarja's Hard Rock covers...   Sep 22 2010, 14:56
- - Yirkha   http://www.wingtunes.com/listen.html   Sep 22 2010, 15:23
|- - ojdo   QUOTE (Yirkha @ Sep 22 2010, 15:23) http:...   Sep 22 2010, 19:31
- - Synthetic Soul   The Decemberists' cover of Joanna Newsom's...   Sep 23 2010, 07:04
- - Canar   Ladyscraper - Senseless Apprentice And how can we...   Sep 23 2010, 07:06
- - Maggi   after all those years, Van Halen's "You R...   Sep 23 2010, 14:26
|- - EazyB-FRAC   QUOTE (Maggi @ Sep 23 2010, 15:26) after ...   Oct 2 2010, 00:45
- - shakey_snake   How about the Amboy Dukes covering, "Baby Ple...   Sep 24 2010, 06:45
|- - Canar   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Sep 24 2010, 01:45)...   Sep 28 2010, 19:00
- - flat_top   The barbershop quartet Vocal Spectrum performs an ...   Sep 28 2010, 15:12
- - twostar   My personal favorite is Jeff Buckley's version...   Oct 2 2010, 13:20
- - Synthetic Soul   Renegades of Funk, covered by Rage Against The Mac...   Oct 2 2010, 14:04
- - Helgi   Much better than the original: Pomplamoose - Telep...   Oct 2 2010, 17:48
|- - flat_top   QUOTE (Helgi @ Oct 2 2010, 11:48) Much be...   Oct 3 2010, 21:18
- - ron mexico   Agent Orange doing "Somebody To Love" Mi...   Dec 8 2010, 23:55
- - Porcus   I'd say that Weird Al's "Bohemian Pol...   Dec 9 2010, 01:23
- - Silversight   Wow, those Pomplamoose songs are great! Though...   Dec 9 2010, 12:08
- - flat_top   Pomplamoose is getting some TV exposure here in th...   Dec 10 2010, 03:47
- - Xenion   A nice cover of Beck's Sunday Sun by The Ciine...   Dec 20 2010, 19:35
- - Canar   Ladyscraper - Scentless Apprentice - Very noisy co...   Dec 20 2010, 22:34
- - musicollector   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Sep 19 2010, 01...   Nov 7 2011, 01:19
|- - JeffStickney   QUOTE Original: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven ...   Jun 20 2012, 19:37
- - slks   My favorite cover is probably Slowdive playing Syd...   Nov 20 2011, 13:56
- - greynol   How about the other way around? http://en.wikipedi...   Jun 20 2012, 19:50
|- - Canar   QUOTE (greynol @ Jun 20 2012, 11:50) How ...   Jun 21 2012, 00:48
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Canar @ Jun 20 2012, 16:48) Easy n...   Jun 21 2012, 16:37
- - JeffStickney   Ever hear of Hayseed Dixie. They do bluegrass/ cou...   Jun 21 2012, 07:36
- - Porcus   Hayseed Dixie knows their Motörhead by heart. Grea...   Jun 21 2012, 11:23
|- - Canar   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 21 2012, 03:23) @Cana...   Jun 21 2012, 16:38
- - greynol   The vocal track is awesome, no doubt about it. Th...   Jun 21 2012, 16:50
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (greynol @ Jun 21 2012, 17:50) I...   Jun 21 2012, 23:07
- - greynol   I should have qualified as a jazz standards snob. ...   Jun 22 2012, 16:16
- - smok3   having a really good laugh at Wings Sings xy   Jun 25 2012, 14:31
- - AliceWonder   My favorite cover of all times is probably : Cardi...   Jul 13 2012, 10:05
- - flat_top   There's another great barbershop quartet cover...   Aug 24 2012, 18:09
- - facesnorth   Favorite cover of late is Iron & Wine's ve...   Mar 25 2013, 03:14


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