covers that are better than orginals (non-pj)

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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 8,874
    Great cover:


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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,616
    edited August 2

    Smashing Pumpkins- Landslide (Fleetwood Mac), Girl Named Sandoz (the Animals), Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche mode)

    Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)

    Led Zeppelin- Traveling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)

    Nirvana- Man Who Sold the World (Bowie), Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly) any song from the Vaselines.

    REM- All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)

    Johnny Cash - Hurt (NIN), Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen), Thirteen (Danzig)

    the Frogs- We are the World (various artists)

    Chris Cornell- Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)

    Guns N Roses- Live or Let Die (Paul McCartney)

    and a ton more I can't think of right now.


    just remembered a few more-

    13th Floor Elevators- It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Dylan)

    Dave Matthews Band- Long Black Veil (traditional)

    Ben Harper- Drugs Don't Work (the Verve)

    Metallica- Turn the Page (Bob Seger)

    Tom Petty- Feel a Whole Lot Better (the Byrds)



    Post edited by lolobugg on

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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 8,874
    lolobugg said:

    Smashing Pumpkins- Landslide (Fleetwood Mac), Girl Named Sandoz (the Animals), Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche mode)

    Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)

    Led Zeppelin- Traveling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)

    Nirvana- Man Who Sold the World (Bowie), Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly) any song from the Vaselines.

    REM- All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)

    Johnny Cash - Hurt (NIN), Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen), Thirteen (Danzig)

    the Frogs- We are the World (various artists)

    Chris Cornell- Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)

    Guns N Roses- Live or Let Die (Paul McCartney)

    and a ton more I can't think of right now.


    just remembered a few more-

    13th Floor Elevators- It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Dylan)

    Dave Matthews Band- Long Black Veil (traditional)

    Ben Harper- Drugs Don't Work (the Verve)

    Metallica- Turn the Page (Bob Seger)

    Tom Petty- Feel a Whole Lot Better (the Byrds)



    Fantastic covers. 

    But come on.
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,616
    edited August 6
    lolobugg said:

    Smashing Pumpkins- Landslide (Fleetwood Mac), Girl Named Sandoz (the Animals), Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche mode)

    Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)

    Led Zeppelin- Traveling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)

    Nirvana- Man Who Sold the World (Bowie), Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly) any song from the Vaselines.

    REM- All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)

    Johnny Cash - Hurt (NIN), Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen), Thirteen (Danzig)

    the Frogs- We are the World (various artists)

    Chris Cornell- Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)

    Guns N Roses- Live or Let Die (Paul McCartney)

    and a ton more I can't think of right now.


    just remembered a few more-

    13th Floor Elevators- It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Dylan)

    Dave Matthews Band- Long Black Veil (traditional)

    Ben Harper- Drugs Don't Work (the Verve)

    Metallica- Turn the Page (Bob Seger)

    Tom Petty- Feel a Whole Lot Better (the Byrds)



    Fantastic covers. 

    But come on.

    I can give you McCartney. but I stand by the other 2

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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,080
    edited August 6
    lolobugg said:
    lolobugg said:

    Smashing Pumpkins- Landslide (Fleetwood Mac), Girl Named Sandoz (the Animals), Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche mode)

    Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)

    Led Zeppelin- Traveling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)

    Nirvana- Man Who Sold the World (Bowie), Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly) any song from the Vaselines.

    REM- All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)

    Johnny Cash - Hurt (NIN), Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen), Thirteen (Danzig)

    the Frogs- We are the World (various artists)

    Chris Cornell- Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)

    Guns N Roses- Live or Let Die (Paul McCartney)

    and a ton more I can't think of right now.


    just remembered a few more-

    13th Floor Elevators- It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Dylan)

    Dave Matthews Band- Long Black Veil (traditional)

    Ben Harper- Drugs Don't Work (the Verve)

    Metallica- Turn the Page (Bob Seger)

    Tom Petty- Feel a Whole Lot Better (the Byrds)



    Fantastic covers. 

    But come on.

    I can give you McCartney. but I stand by the other 2
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,765
    Dinosaur Jr doing their great cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven".   Robert Smith said The Cure started playing the song more like Dinosaur did after they heard the cover. 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,779
    edited August 7
    lolobugg said:

    Smashing Pumpkins- Landslide (Fleetwood Mac), Girl Named Sandoz (the Animals), Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche mode)

    Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)

    Led Zeppelin- Traveling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)

    Nirvana- Man Who Sold the World (Bowie), Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly) any song from the Vaselines.

    REM- All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)

    Johnny Cash - Hurt (NIN), Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen), Thirteen (Danzig)

    the Frogs- We are the World (various artists)

    Chris Cornell- Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)

    Guns N Roses- Live or Let Die (Paul McCartney)

    and a ton more I can't think of right now.


    just remembered a few more-

    13th Floor Elevators- It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Dylan)

    Dave Matthews Band- Long Black Veil (traditional)

    Ben Harper- Drugs Don't Work (the Verve)

    Metallica- Turn the Page (Bob Seger)

    Tom Petty- Feel a Whole Lot Better (the Byrds)



    Fantastic covers. 

    But come on.
    While all the OGs are great, I think the GnR version of Live or Let Die is WAY better than McCartney's, and Johnny Cash's Hurt is much better than NIN's (even NIN admits that). I don't think I can get on board with Billy Jean being better by Chris though. It's a great cover, but it was honestly already a perfect song when MJ did it - I don't think he really left any room for improvement.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • Powderfinger's covers of 666 Number of the Beast and Love My Way.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,080
    Every time this topic comes up (whether here or with my friends, a group of people I just met, etc) everyone blows their nut over Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt.  I really wish I got what you all are getting because I've always thought it was a god awful abomination of a cover.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,779
    edited August 7
    Every time this topic comes up (whether here or with my friends, a group of people I just met, etc) everyone blows their nut over Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt.  I really wish I got what you all are getting because I've always thought it was a god awful abomination of a cover.
    I just think it's a good cover of a rather mediocre song. The only reason I think Cash's Hurt is a great cover because it is a good example of vastly improving upon an original song, which IMO is the only reason anyone should be covering anything. That doesn't mean I think it's a crazy good song when Cash does it. It's okay when NIN does it, and it's okay+ when Cash does it, lol (and FTR, it's okay- when EV does it. I don't really get why Eddie bothers with it).
    I am surprised to see anyone say it's an abomination of a cover. Does that mean you love the NIN version?? I personally think that Cash's version is better because it's just got more feeling and depth to it than the NIN version.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 4,470
    Any Who cover.  Even Limp Bizkit 
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 4,470
    edited August 8
    Afghan Whigs “Love Crimes” originally by Frank Ocean)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0LM2k1ze4A

    when the full band kicks in there is no better rock band on earth. 
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 8,874
    Any Who cover.  Even Limp Bizkit 
    Haha.
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,616
    PJ_Soul said:
    Every time this topic comes up (whether here or with my friends, a group of people I just met, etc) everyone blows their nut over Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt.  I really wish I got what you all are getting because I've always thought it was a god awful abomination of a cover.
    I just think it's a good cover of a rather mediocre song. The only reason I think Cash's Hurt is a great cover because it is a good example of vastly improving upon an original song, which IMO is the only reason anyone should be covering anything. That doesn't mean I think it's a crazy good song when Cash does it. It's okay when NIN does it, and it's okay+ when Cash does it, lol (and FTR, it's okay- when EV does it. I don't really get why Eddie bothers with it).
    I am surprised to see anyone say it's an abomination of a cover. Does that mean you love the NIN version?? I personally think that Cash's version is better because it's just got more feeling and depth to it than the NIN version.

    I am NOT a NIN fan at all. Cash did it as honestly as it can be done. like Soul said... not a very good song to begin with.

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    2014- Cincinnati, OH

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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,080
    PJ_Soul said:
    Every time this topic comes up (whether here or with my friends, a group of people I just met, etc) everyone blows their nut over Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt.  I really wish I got what you all are getting because I've always thought it was a god awful abomination of a cover.
    I just think it's a good cover of a rather mediocre song. The only reason I think Cash's Hurt is a great cover because it is a good example of vastly improving upon an original song, which IMO is the only reason anyone should be covering anything. That doesn't mean I think it's a crazy good song when Cash does it. It's okay when NIN does it, and it's okay+ when Cash does it, lol (and FTR, it's okay- when EV does it. I don't really get why Eddie bothers with it).
    I am surprised to see anyone say it's an abomination of a cover. Does that mean you love the NIN version?? I personally think that Cash's version is better because it's just got more feeling and depth to it than the NIN version.
    Yeah, I've always loved the NIN original, one of my favorites in his/their catalog.  It resonates with me so much more.  Double that with the fact that I'm just not a Johnny Cash fan to begin with (although I do enjoy his cover of Rusty Cage, and A Boy Named Sue was one of my favorite songs as a kid) and that's why I'm a bit baffled by all the hurrah that his cover of Hurt gets.
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 4,470
    The video makes Johnny’s version even more haunting.  

  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 8,874
    PJ_Soul said:
    Every time this topic comes up (whether here or with my friends, a group of people I just met, etc) everyone blows their nut over Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt.  I really wish I got what you all are getting because I've always thought it was a god awful abomination of a cover.
    I just think it's a good cover of a rather mediocre song. The only reason I think Cash's Hurt is a great cover because it is a good example of vastly improving upon an original song, which IMO is the only reason anyone should be covering anything. That doesn't mean I think it's a crazy good song when Cash does it. It's okay when NIN does it, and it's okay+ when Cash does it, lol (and FTR, it's okay- when EV does it. I don't really get why Eddie bothers with it).
    I am surprised to see anyone say it's an abomination of a cover. Does that mean you love the NIN version?? I personally think that Cash's version is better because it's just got more feeling and depth to it than the NIN version.
    I don't get why Eddie sings the Cash lyrics instead of Reznoes, while still introduces it as a Reznor-song. Sing the original lyrics then... you phony. :)
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,779
    PJ_Soul said:
    Every time this topic comes up (whether here or with my friends, a group of people I just met, etc) everyone blows their nut over Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt.  I really wish I got what you all are getting because I've always thought it was a god awful abomination of a cover.
    I just think it's a good cover of a rather mediocre song. The only reason I think Cash's Hurt is a great cover because it is a good example of vastly improving upon an original song, which IMO is the only reason anyone should be covering anything. That doesn't mean I think it's a crazy good song when Cash does it. It's okay when NIN does it, and it's okay+ when Cash does it, lol (and FTR, it's okay- when EV does it. I don't really get why Eddie bothers with it).
    I am surprised to see anyone say it's an abomination of a cover. Does that mean you love the NIN version?? I personally think that Cash's version is better because it's just got more feeling and depth to it than the NIN version.
    I don't get why Eddie sings the Cash lyrics instead of Reznoes, while still introduces it as a Reznor-song. Sing the original lyrics then... you phony. :)
    Lol! I actually didn't even notice that the lyrics were different. I'm thinking maybe Eddie hasn't either, haha!
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