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  • (:Smile:)(:Smile:) Posts: 117
    The Hobos - Rain (Beatles)
    Low - I Started a Joke (Bee Gees?)
    Jamie Cullum - High and Dry (Radiohead)
    The man they call my enemy, I've seen his eyes
    He looks just like me, a mirror

    The more you read, we've been deceived
    Everyday it becomes clearer,...

    Clearer.
  • transplant wrote:
    the only Dylan cover that sounds better than the original is All Along the Watchtower. A lot of artists have successfully pussified his songs and stripped the life out of them for top 40 radio.

    cover - Moby: That's When I reach for My Revolver
    original - Mission of Burma

    cover - Metallica: Astronomy
    original - Blue Oyster Cult

    cover - NIN: Dead Souls
    original - Joy Division

    good call on astronomy!!! amazing version by metallica!
  • Original: Bruce Springsteen Ghost of Tom Joad
    Cover: Rage Against the Machine Ghost of Tom Joad

    Original Gerry Rafferty Baker Street
    Cover Foo Fighters Baker Street

    Original David Bowie Man Who Sold The World
    Cover Nirvana Man Who Sold The World
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  • Blue11Blue11 Posts: 200
    good call on astronomy!!! amazing version by metallica!


    I totally agree...very good version...

    Here's a few others that I like

    Space Oddity
    Original - David Bowie
    Cover - Natalie Merchant

    not sure if this one coutns but

    Layla by Eric Clpaton, I like the acoustic version than the original

    Ghost in You
    Original - Psychedelic Furs
    Cover - Counting Crows
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 16,691
    danny72688 wrote:
    Smells Like Teen Spirit:
    Tori Amos > Nirvana




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  • Original: (I can't get no) Satisfaction
    Cover: Britney Spears










    but seriously....

    Original: Thin Lizzy, Whiskey in the Jar
    Cover: Metallica, Whiskey in the Jar
    Whats got the whole world faking?
  • PissBottleManPissBottleMan Union City, TN Posts: 4,154
    Without question:

    Hallelujah

    Original-Leonard Cohen
    Cover-Jeff Buckley


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  • Without question:

    Hallelujah

    Original-Leonard Cohen
    Cover-Jeff Buckley


    PBM


    good call PBM...i also like kd lang's version.
  • Eliot RosewaterEliot Rosewater Posts: 2,684
    Keller wrote:
    Exactly what the title says...name some songs that bands have covered (in the studio) which you think are better than the original recording.
    Uhhh....every single Ramones song....wait, except The KKK Took My Baby Away....but yeah, all others. If you don't believe me then check out the Ramones tribute album that came out a few years ago. One of my favorite CDs.
  • Eliot RosewaterEliot Rosewater Posts: 2,684
    *Boy wrote:
    you should hear Cat Power's version
    Amen to that....Cat Power has the best version of Wonderwall.
  • brhf9brhf9 Posts: 1,475
    layla - oasis
    cover by foo fighters

    like a rolling stone - bob dylan
    cover by the rolling stones

    no ordinary love - sade
    cover by deftones

    darling nikki - prince
    cover by foo fighters

    across the universe - beatles
    cover by fiona apple

    girl you'll be a woman soon - neil diamond
    cover by urge overkill
    'Go easy, step lightly, stay free!'

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  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,686
    holtz wrote:
    I like the Verve's version better as well, maybe thats because the Stones never recorded a song called Bittersweet Symphony.

    From wikipedia-
    Although the song's lyrics were written by Verve vocalist, Richard Ashcroft, it is also credited to Keith Richards and Mick Jagger because the song uses the Andrew Oldham Orchestra recording of The Rolling Stones' 1965 song, "The Last Time" as its foundation.

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  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,686
    JPS79 wrote:
    I don't listen to The Dead that much anymore but actully like Sublime's cover of Scarlet Begonias better than the orginal.

    I like the Indigo Girls cover of "Uncle John's Band" better than the original and Counting Crows cover of "Friend of the Devil" as well. To be fair, I am not a dead fan and did not hear the originals of those songs until after I heard the covers.
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  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,686
    brhf9 wrote:
    layla - oasis
    cover by foo fighters

    like a rolling stone - bob dylan
    cover by the rolling stones

    no ordinary love - sade
    cover by deftones

    darling nikki - prince
    cover by foo fighters

    across the universe - beatles
    cover by fiona apple

    girl you'll be a woman soon - neil diamond
    cover by urge overkill

    Is Fiona Apple's version playing over the credits of "Pleasentville"? I walked in the other day and my wife had just watched it and I heard the song and stopped to figure out what song it was. If it was, I agree her version is better than the Beatles.
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  • brhf9brhf9 Posts: 1,475
    rrivers wrote:
    Is Fiona Apple's version playing over the credits of "Pleasentville"? I walked in the other day and my wife had just watched it and I heard the song and stopped to figure out what song it was. If it was, I agree her version is better than the Beatles.

    yes it's her.

    and i like her version because it's more mellow and slow than the original.
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  • armyreservearmyreserve Posts: 209
    Original: Crown Of Thorns by Mother Love Bone
    Cover: Crown Of Thorns by Pearl Jam

    Original: Hard To Handle by Otis Redding
    Cover: Hard To Handle by The Black Crowes
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  • brhf9brhf9 Posts: 1,475
    another one:

    i will survive - gloria gaynor
    cover by cake
    'Go easy, step lightly, stay free!'

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  • GalianaGaliana Posts: 554
    Original--Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson
    Cover by Alien Ant Farm
    Don't threaten me with a good time.
  • tarotvixentarotvixen Posts: 62
    red mos wrote:
    There are a couple of PJ tunes.

    Last Kiss (J. Frank wilson and the cavaliers), Crazy Mary (victoria williams), I got you (Split Endz, Neil Flinn, Tim Flinn)
    RITFW (Niel Young... Sorry Neil but Ed nailed this one).

    Joe Bonamassa - High water everywhere
    Original Charley Patton

    The Byrds- Hey Mr. Tamberine man
    Original- Bob Dylan
    Um Split Endz is the Finn bros not Flinn and sorry but Neil owns this song. Ed is awesome covering Elvis Can't help falling in love
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  • KellerKeller Posts: 177
    i was trying to keep it to studio covers. There is way too many live covers of songs.
    "Be what you want to be, see what you came to see"
  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 16,691
    Keller wrote:
    I'll throw another very huge one out there

    Original: Bruce Springsteen - Blinded By The Light

    Cover: Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light



    Side note:i do not agree with metallica's Turn the page being better than seger's


    i didn't say Metallica's was better. i said i like it more.

    speaking of Bruce Springsteen covers, Rage Against the Machine doing Ghost of Tom Joad is pretty awesome.
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  • EddieshometownEddieshometown Evanston, IL Posts: 973
    Where Did You Sleep Last Night ?
    Original Version - Unknown
    Best Cover - Nirvana

    Hurt (This will bring some controversy)
    Original - NIN
    Best Cover - Johnny Cash (since you could feel his soul in the song)
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  • KellerKeller Posts: 177
    i didn't say Metallica's was better. i said i like it more.

    Theres no saying which is better....it's all opinion. I agree.
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  • EddieshometownEddieshometown Evanston, IL Posts: 973
    good call PBM...i also like kd lang's version.

    Good call. Lot's of good Lenoard Cohen covers. Billy Joel does a pretty good version of "Light as the Breeze".
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  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,953
    Where Did You Sleep Last Night ?
    Original Version - Unknown
    Best Cover - Nirvana

    Hurt (This will bring some controversy)
    Original - NIN
    Best Cover - Johnny Cash (since you could feel his soul in the
    song)
    Where did you sleep last night is credited as being written by Hudie Ledbetter or as he is commonly known Leadbelly. His version is awesome if you like folk music.
    I agree on the Johnny Cash "hurt" cover- absolutely amazing.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SC Posts: 5,099
    I like Nirvana's cover of Lake of Fire, originally by the Meat Puppets I believe. I also like Rage's cover of The Ghost of Tom Joad.

    I gotta disagree with the Crown of Thorns cover though, which might be controversial. Andy Wood's vocal register fits the song perfectly imo and it sounds like Eddie has to try too hard and sounds a little forced when singing it.
  • alobaralobar Posts: 310
    Eddie Vedder and Beck doing Sleepless Nights, who Eddie credits the Everly Brothers for. Also Eddie and Beck doing Little Hands, original by Alexander "Skip" Spence.

    Although if I had to stick with studio only, I'd go with

    cover: Harry Nilsson- Many Rivers To Cross
    Original: Jimmy Cliff- Many Rivers To Cross
    "I wanna believe in the mercy of the world again."

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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    tumblin' dice by linda ronstadt > rolling stones.
    hear my name
    take a good look
    this could be the day
    hold my hand
    lie beside me
    i just need to say
  • oldermanolderman Posts: 1,765
    I Can't Quit You Babe

    Led Zeppelin's cover of a Willie Dixon song

    kicks ass all the way home
    Down the street you can hear her scream youre a disgrace
    As she slams the door in his drunken face
    And now he stands outside
    And all the neighbours start to gossip and drool
    He cries oh, girl you must be mad,
    What happened to the sweet love you and me had?
    Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
    And his tears fall and burn the garden green
  • iluvslashiluvslash Posts: 121
    original-Van Morrison-Baby, please dont go
    cover-AC/DC-Baby, please dont go
    With your bitch slap rappin' and your cocaine tongue you get nothing done!
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