166 posts / 0 new
Last post
John Duncan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 19 hours 43 min ago
Joined: 08/01/2008 - 17:25
Posts: 23081
Covers that are better than the original
English

Moderator: john.duncan.whf at gmail dot com
Kit in state of flux

survivor's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 1 week ago
Joined: 31/03/2008 - 23:29
Posts: 1626
RE: Covers that are better than the original

I prefer Sinead O`Connors version of `Nothing Compares To You` over the original by Prince.

Think it helps a little if you hear the cover version first which I did in this case.

Anonymous
Anonymous's picture
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Re: First nomination:

Kat Maslich-Bode – Let's Go Out Tonight

The Blue Nile – Let's Go Out Tonight

The Blue Nile, everytime.

Third nomination:

Andrea Corr – Tinseltown In The Rain

The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain

The Blue Nile, everytime...... Tongue out...so far away from the sentiment it's laughable.

 

DIB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
Joined: 21/05/2009 - 21:07
Posts: 2372
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Most covers I've heard of Bob Dylan songs.

 

.

Creek/ProJect/SBT/Epos

John Duncan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 19 hours 43 min ago
Joined: 08/01/2008 - 17:25
Posts: 23081
RE: Covers that are better than the original

OneBoxSystem wrote:

Re: First nomination:

Kat Maslich-Bode – Let's Go Out Tonight

The Blue Nile – Let's Go Out Tonight

The Blue Nile, everytime.

Third nomination:

Andrea Corr – Tinseltown In The Rain

The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain

The Blue Nile, everytime...... Tongue out...so far away from the sentiment it's laughable.

Well we'll agree to disagree on my nomination obviously...;-)

And to your example; if you want to start a thread on "horrendous covers of songs that cannot be bettered anyway", feel free...

Moderator: john.duncan.whf at gmail dot com
Kit in state of flux

hammill's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 4 min ago
Joined: 20/03/2008 - 11:46
Posts: 2462
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Because the Night by Patti Smith is better to my ears than the original from Bruce Springsteen

 

eggontoast's picture
Offline
Last seen: 23 hours 32 min ago
Joined: 23/02/2011 - 15:21
Posts: 1443
RE: Covers that are better than the original

She's not there, I prefer Santana's version to The Zombies one &

Suzi Q, Creedance Clearwater Revival is better than Dale Hawkins version.

Something a little more recent ,Only Love Can Break Your Heart, my preference is for the Saint Etienne version over Neil Young's
.

andrew_cawood's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 2 days ago
Joined: 13/11/2011 - 12:58
Posts: 104
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal

Ryan Adams - Wonderwall 

Paul.'s picture
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 49 min ago
Joined: 26/11/2010 - 21:44
Posts: 3040
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Tori Amos > The Stranglers   - Strange Little Girl

Ben's Brother  > Lady GaGa   - Poker Face

The Freestylers - Punks > Fred Wesly and the KG's - Blow Your Head  (not strictly a cover tho Smile )

Biffy Clyro > Franz Ferdinand   - Take Me Out

 

AV-Fan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 4 months ago
Joined: 08/05/2011 - 18:20
Posts: 12
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Up Around The Bend - Hanoi Rocks

Knockin' On Heavens Door - G N' R

Mississippi Queen - W.A.S.P.

(IMO)

plastic penguin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 48 min ago
Joined: 28/04/2008 - 10:56
Posts: 16833
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Costello's cover of the Animals track (that was a cover too) 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22MZ21S2Syo

Actually Costello has done a number of really good covers over the years.

The one I dislike the most is Paul Young's version of Crowded House 'Don't Dream It's Over' Not a lot wrong with it... just nondescript.

I'll be back later with more...

Amp; CDP; Turntable; Tuner; Speakers

Simon Lucas's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 4 hours ago
Joined: 05/06/2007 - 17:50
Posts: 1029
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Black Box Recorder - Up Town Top Ranking (Althea & Donna)

Califone - The Orchids (Psychic TV)

David Bowie - Fill Your Heart (Tiny Tim)

Blind Faith - Well... All Right (Buddy Holly)

Nirvana - Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam (The Vaselines)

The Fall - Lost In Music (Chic)

Andrew Everard's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 1 month ago
Joined: 30/05/2007 - 12:34
Posts: 28836
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Cyrus Reveal

(Tried so hard to resist. Failed dismally.)

Anonymous
Anonymous's picture
RE: Covers that are better than the original

UB40 and Chrissie Hynde.. I got you babe.

UB40 ..  Kingston Town.

 

Ryan92's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 1 week ago
Joined: 08/12/2010 - 22:59
Posts: 131
RE: Covers that are better than the original

It would have to be Peter Gabriels cover of "My Body is a Cage" by Arcade Fire. Briliant song.

John Duncan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 19 hours 43 min ago
Joined: 08/01/2008 - 17:25
Posts: 23081
RE: Covers that are better than the original

Andrew Everard wrote:

Cyrus Reveal

(Tried so hard to resist. Failed dismally.)

See also:

Moderator: john.duncan.whf at gmail dot com
Kit in state of flux

Pages

Log in or register to post comments