Cover Better than the original

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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    iluvslash wrote:
    original-Van Morrison-Baby, please dont go
    cover-AC/DC-Baby, please dont go


    i love slash too, but i have to disagree with you on this one.
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  • brhf9 wrote:
    yes it's her.

    and i like her version because it's more mellow and slow than the original.

    definitely like fiona's version better :)
  • PatrickBatemanPatrickBateman Posts: 2,243
    Couple more,

    Faith No More - Easy (lionel richie orig)
    Faith No More - I started a joke (beegees orig)
    FNM's cover of War Pigs is also fantastic....maybe not better, but on par with Sabbaths'.


    Aaron lewis - black








    kidding. I want to stab myself in the hears with the nearest kitchen utensil when I hear him covering black. He took an emotional song and turned it into an emotional whine.
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  • Edge34Edge34 Ottawa Posts: 233
    All of the covers that Van Halen do are better than the originals.

    You Really Got Me - Kinks original
  • Speaking of The Kinks, Fountains of Wayne's version of "Better Days" totally goes off.
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  • ill_Ride_the_Waveill_Ride_the_Wave Calgary Canada Posts: 41
    I know most won't agree but:

    Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
    Ben Harper - Sexual Healing (Cover)
  • original-eurythmics-sweet dreams
    best cover-marilyn manson

    original-soft cell( i think that is what they were called)-tainted love
    best cover-marilyn manson

    manson also did a good cover of five to one but noone does that better than morrison
  • I totally disagree all of Bob Dylan's originals are better than people covering them except for I do like Jimi Hendrix's version of All Along the Watchtower he also did a nice cover of Like a Rolling Stone, he just had so much respect for Dylan but I love Dylan's originals way more than those who cover. I personally like Johnny Cash's version of Hurt more than NIN's original.
  • WesternskyWesternsky Posts: 363
    I have always gotten shit for this one, but my favorite cover is Janes Addictions version of Sympathy for the Devil. It's early Janes, it's wild and it's live - just amazing.

    Let's see what else ---
    Oh I really liked that Pantera cover of Planet Caravan and I have to say that I think Rufus Wainwright does the best Across the Universe cover. :)
  • PearlJamaholicPearlJamaholic Posts: 2,013
    sonic reducer. maybe i missed that one. the orignal was horrible.

    viva las vegas
    orignal - elvis? did he even write it?
    cover - dead kennedys

    off topic but the worst cover ever is limp bizkit's (however you spell that) version of behind blue eyes.
  • brhf9brhf9 Posts: 1,475
    I know most won't agree but:

    Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
    Ben Harper - Sexual Healing (Cover)

    i think soul asylum's version good too...
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  • KryptosKryptos Posts: 34
    original Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts
    cover by Type o Negative

    original Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode
    cover by Failure

    and Pearl Jam's version of Masters of War is by far the best I've heard...suprised it hasn't been mentioned yet
  • exolsticeexolstice Posts: 85
    Dead Souls

    Original artist: Joy Division
    Cover artist: NIN
  • axl rose murdered Knockin on heaven's door.

    not GnR, AXL ROSE.






    In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin.

    orginally done by a guy named Blind Wille wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back..

    zeppelin has done historic versions of so many great ancient blues songs..
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  • KellerKeller Posts: 177
    I really enjoyed the drive by truckers doing "like a rolling stone"

    Is it all hate or does anyone have love for GnR's "knockin on heavens door"?
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  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,686
    Keller wrote:
    I really enjoyed the drive by truckers doing "like a rolling stone"

    Is it all hate or does anyone have love for GnR's "knockin on heavens door"?[/QUOT

    I like GnR's version.
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  • brhf9brhf9 Posts: 1,475
    Keller wrote:
    I really enjoyed the drive by truckers doing "like a rolling stone"

    Is it all hate or does anyone have love for GnR's "knockin on heavens door"?

    i do...
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  • Keller wrote:
    I really enjoyed the drive by truckers doing "like a rolling stone"

    Is it all hate or does anyone have love for GnR's "knockin on heavens door"?


    I obviously have much love for gnr's version. Their version of live n let die is good too (its the best live), however i could do w/out the song all together...both cover and original.
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  • spnoonespnoone Posts: 625
    living colour's talkin bout a revolution (t chapman)
    steve earle/supersuckers' before they make me run (stones)
    husker du's eight miles high (byrds)
    afghan whigs' lost in the supermarket (clash)
  • prytocorduroyprytocorduroy Posts: 4,355
    D-7, Return of the Rat

    The Wipers < Nirvana
  • only half a cover, but all 3 meatpuppets songs Kurt played with the Bros. on the unplugged were historic quality..
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  • yerreyyerrey Posts: 183
    anything covered by the clash...
    from police and thieves...to revolution rock...to i fought the law.
  • Phantom Planet's version of CS&N's "Our House" from the Chumscrubber soundtrack is pretty damn good.
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  • fadafada Posts: 1,032
    As the Crow files Rory gallagher cover
    As the crow files Tony Joe white original

    Come on Feel the noize Oasis cover
    Slade original
  • 3sheets3sheets Posts: 284
    any song Limp Bizkit has covered.






    hahahahahahahaha.

    jumping jesus on a pogo stick! the LB really really loves to trash good songs. wtf was that spelling bee crap w/ Behind Blue Eyes. fucking atrocious. Fred Durst is such a tool.
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  • 3sheets wrote:
    any song Limp Bizkit has covered.






    hahahahahahahaha.

    jumping jesus on a pogo stick! the LB really really loves to trash good songs. wtf was that spelling bee crap w/ Behind Blue Eyes. fucking atrocious. Fred Durst is such a tool.
    i bet we (the collective population of the US) could get together and exile Fred Durst if we tried.

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    did her murder THAT song yet?
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  • JaymacJaymac Posts: 513
    but seriously....

    Original: Thin Lizzy, Whiskey in the Jar
    Cover: Metallica, Whiskey in the Jar

    Err, Thin Lizzy did NOT write Whiskey in the Jar.. it's an old traditional song. I think it dates back as far as the 18th century... The Dubliners did it (and did a better version of it) before Thin Lizzy..

    And someone made a good call on Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World.

    Where Did You Sleep Last Night? is another great Nirvana cover.
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  • prytocorduroyprytocorduroy Posts: 4,355
    Jaymac wrote:
    And someone made a good call on Nirvana

    I personally think that all Nirvana covers are better than the originals, but that's just me. Only ones that just barely win are the Meat Puppets covers and the Ledbelly cover. I'm sure if they were studio covers they'd win by a lot.

    Wait I forgot the Zeppelin covers. Nirvana < Led Zeppelin.
  • tribejammer05tribejammer05 W'Ville, OH Posts: 691
    has anyone heard oasis do "hey hey my my"? it's real good.

    i also dig their version of "my generation" and beatles songs, "helter skelter" and "i am the walrus" come to mind.
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  • How 'bout Ben Folds' cover of "Bitches Ain't Shit"?
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