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Tori Amos > The Stranglers   - Strange Little Girl

I'm going to labour this point NFW Original

I guess you had to be there.  Sounds like the soundtrack to my nightmares unfortunately, it genuinely creeps me out.  Tori however, is delightful as always.

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Black Magic Woman - Santana.  Always amazed by how many people think it actually is one of his.

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin. Cover version of You Need loving by The Small Faces. Go listen!

Sloe Gim- Joe Bonamassa. Launched him into super stardom. Well picked Kevin Shirley.

 

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RE: Covers that are better than the original

jjbomber wrote:

Black Magic Woman - Santana.  Always amazed by how many people think it actually is one of his.

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin. Cover version of You Need loving by The Small Faces. Go listen!

Sloe Gim- Joe Bonamassa. Launched him into super stardom. Well picked Kevin Shirley.

 

completely agree about You Need Loving, am always banging on about it being proto - Led Zep. Marriott, love him.

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This morning heard Neil Diamonds 'I'm a believer' by a group called Smash Mouth. Never heard of the group before but it is a pretty tasty cover version.

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Joe Cocker - Never Tear Us Apart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SshhK2dmG2I

The original song was by INXS and it's recently been covered by Paloma Faith in the John Lewis advert but Joe Cockers version is the best IMO.

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stuck in the middle with you covered by the eagles of death metal  :rockout: :rockout: ( Stealers Wheel I think )

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Fiona Apple - Across the Universe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhMEKiIb86I

(Although I love the original too).

 

My Morning Jacket - Rocket Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPDhGbsVhJc

 

But THE ALTIME BEST cover song...

Elbow - Independant woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSQDR1yF3uQ

 

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G N R - Live And Let Diiiiieeeeeeee - oooohhhhh yeah!

Sorry gel, but NO NO NO

 

I'm with you BBB.:shame:

 

I think The Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Mike Patton's version of 'Come To Daddy' is better than the Aphex Twin original.

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RE: Covers that are better than the original

Big Chris wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

gel wrote:

G N R - Live And Let Diiiiieeeeeeee - oooohhhhh yeah!

Sorry gel, but NO NO NO

 

I'm with you BBB.:shame:

 

I think The Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Mike Patton's version of 'Come To Daddy' is better than the Aphex Twin original.

 

I love that live!  With the fire coming up on stage.   :rockout:  Awesome!

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"Johnny Was" by Stiff Little Fingers, the version from the live album "Hanx", I love Bob Marley, but this beats his original hands down.

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fr0g wrote:

Fiona Apple - Across the Universe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhMEKiIb86I

 

My Morning Jacket - Rocket Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPDhGbsVhJc

 

Elbow - Independant woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSQDR1yF3uQ

I prefered the original songs to all of these covers. Fiona Apple's version of Across the Universe has a really cool video though.

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plastic penguin wrote:

This morning heard Neil Diamonds 'I'm a believer' by a group called Smash Mouth. Never heard of the group before but it is a pretty tasty cover version.

pp, you might know the group better from Shrek... singing allstar ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdt03OgLpWo

or that very same song from the movie Rat Race ? (it's sung right at the end )

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Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JkIs37a2JE

From one of the greatest albums of all time 'Travelling Without Moving'. Highly recommended.

You gotta love his dance moves from 1.22 - 1.38. Dirol

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Oh, Lonesome Me - Neil Young

Black Magic Woman - Santana

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Korn - Word Up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q-k-uN73Gk

The original version was a cheesy pop song by Cameo but the cover versions by Gun and Korn were proper rock songs which were much better. Mel B also did a rubbish cover version of it too but that one was a bit of a joke.

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