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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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QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Sep 19 2010, 01:55) *
Do you guys have examples of very good (maybe even better than the original) or very bad cover versions of songs? smile.gif


Original: Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
Remake: a FAR better version by Art Garfunkel

Original: Robert Knight - Everlasting Love
Remake: an infinitely better version by Carl Carlton

Original: Stevie Wonder - Pasttime Paradise
Remake: Nowhere as good a version by Coolio. Not even close!

Original: Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Remake: Elvis's brilliant version was in a much higher galaxy

Original: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Remake: Dolly Parton did a version that did not hold a candle to the original


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post Jun 20 2012, 19:37
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Original: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Remake: Dolly Parton did a version that did not hold a candle to the original


Definitely the worst ever.

Second prize goes to Love and Rockets cover of the Temptations "Ball of Confusion". The original was a masterpiece, but L and R sung it with an ABSOLUTE monotone. The reason I hated it so much was that at the time the radio stations played the crap version over and over as if the real song had never existed.



Dishonorable mention goes to Pat Boone's entire album "No more Mr. Nice guy- In a Metal Mood"- a big band butchering of hard rock and metal songs. That was given to me as a (literal) gag gift. Technically it is probably worse than the previously two. However, that album was intended to be bad so it is disqualified from the worst ever prize.

Then of course there is anything by Wing, which is so bad it's funny.


Best cover versions:
-"All Along the Watchtower"- Hendrix cover of Dylan
-"I Shot the Sheriff"- Clapton Cover of Marley
-"Smoke Two Joints"- Sublime cover of Marley (Marley was a GREAT songwriter.)
-"Ain't That a Shame"- Cheap Trick cover of Fats Domino .

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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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