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ed's made three songs his own...

chikevinchikevin Posts: 421
edited December 2007 in The Porch
'crown of thorns'
'rockin' in the free world'
and
'hard sun;


don't get me wrong, he can write his own shit, but the quetion is....is he better when he interprets others.....

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  • I think Crazy Mary is the finest example of Pearl Jam or Ed making a cover their own. But of course, he's best when performing his own material.
    Using the word "methinks" in your message board posts doesn't make you look smart.
  • chikevinchikevin Posts: 421
    hailhail82 wrote:
    I think Crazy Mary is the finest example of Pearl Jam or Ed making a cover their own. But of course, he's best when performing his own material.
    ok...


    here's another...

    'crown of thorns'
    'Crazy Mary'
    'rockin' in the free world'
    and
    'hard sun'
  • ADogNamedPilateADogNamedPilate Texas, USAPosts: 291
    What about It's OK?
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  • masters of war is clearly the best cover ed has ever done
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  • Also I Believe in Miracles, and for me, Baba O'Riley.
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  • glasshouseglasshouse Posts: 1,762
    wilmack88 wrote:
    masters of war is clearly the best cover ed has ever done

    yes, he's got that song down
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  • My3rdEyeMy3rdEye Posts: 926
    chikevin wrote:
    ok...


    here's another...

    'crown of thorns'
    'Crazy Mary'
    'rockin' in the free world'
    and
    'hard sun'

    and
    I Believe in Miracles
    Throw Your Arms Around Me
    Last Kiss
    Sonic Reducer
    Baba O'Riley
    You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
  • ADogNamedPilateADogNamedPilate Texas, USAPosts: 291
    So pretty much every cover he (really Pearl Jam as a whole) has done.
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  • we listen to ed sing the songs so much... that we think of the songs as his in a way... ?
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  • chikevinchikevin Posts: 421
    drunkcow wrote:
    It's pretty much every cover he has done.

    so....the question is...

    ...is he better interpreting his own words, or the words of others?
  • chikevinchikevin Posts: 421
    we listen to ed sing the songs so much... that we think of the songs as his in a way... ?
    can't disagree with this, but...
    do we listen for rarities just b/c ed sings them?
  • Do you think many of us wouldn't have bought those old school bootlegs back in the day for 40 bucks a pop if we didn't want to hear those rare tracks.

    I.E.

    *Doors induction
    *kids are alright
    *redemption song
    *sheraton gibson
    *baba
    *won't back down

    I think those were all on new songs III... if not its on one of those other boots i bought back then
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  • They could/should do a whole album of Who covers
  • chikevinchikevin Posts: 421
    Do you think many of us wouldn't have bought those old school bootlegs back in the day for 40 bucks a pop if we didn't want to hear those rare tracks.

    I.E.

    *Doors induction
    *kids are alright
    *redemption song
    *sheraton gibson
    *baba
    *won't back down

    I think those were all on new songs III... if not its on one of those other boots i bought back then

    looking at things these days...

    as much as we long him, could he have written any of the songs above? at the same time, how many people could have written alive or black.,...
    ...but if they'd paid attention....was evenfllpw out of the rhelm of possibiliy?

    i dunno any know....
  • HebejebeHebejebe Posts: 108
    chikevin wrote:
    'crown of thorns'
    'rockin' in the free world'
    and
    'hard sun;


    don't get me wrong, he can write his own shit, but the quetion is....is he better when he interprets others.....

    ?
    I can't agree with Crown of thorns. He does well and and it's a decent version but it's not as good as the MLB original.

    Generally speaking though the band and Ed do amazing covers. Crazy Mary is definitely the finest example of he band making a cover their own.
  • Every cover he does or PJ is better then original.




    End of discussion :)
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  • drunkcow wrote:
    So pretty much every cover he (really Pearl Jam as a whole) has done.
    Hardly. Check this out: http://pearljam.com/songs/songs.php?type=Cover


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  • Niko80Niko80 Posts: 1,511
    Can't agree with Rocking in the free world. That song is just Neil Young all the way!

    Beisdes, I have seen bands cover this song way better than pj, especially later performances has been a bit dull.
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  • TrixieCatTrixieCat Posts: 5,756
    Every cover he does or PJ is better then original.




    End of discussion :)
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  • Dylan StoneDylan Stone Posts: 1,139
    I think this thread is kind of silly. :)

    Rockin in the Free World?
    Baba?
    HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY?

    I think the younger you are the more unfamiliar you are with the originals and the more you think of them as Ed's....or Pearl Jam's. These songs are not unknown songs that PJ picked up...like Crazy Mary.

    Whatever. :)

    When I hear the original Baba or Reign I like to joke "What's with this Pearl Jam cover band??" But it is said VERY tongue in cheek. ;)
  • Last Kiss and Patriot are 2 others he has clearly made his own as well.

    Even though Im not a huge fan of Last Kiss its entirely different than the original and did well on the charts.
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  • I just had to say--if anyone has made "Crown of Thorns" his own, it would be Shawn Smith. If you've seen him do this song live, you'll know what I mean.
  • Every cover he does or PJ is better then original.




    End of discussion :)

    No fucking way, Baba O'Reilly is better when PJ does it, sorry.

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  • HawkshoreHawkshore Posts: 2,117
    chikevin wrote:
    ok...


    here's another...

    'crown of thorns'
    'Crazy Mary'
    'rockin' in the free world'
    and
    'hard sun'


    I agree with most of your list ....except for Crown of Thorns still prefer the MLB version and Andrews vocals seem to fit the song better.
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  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 7,177
    Since '91 wrote:
    I just had to say--if anyone has made "Crown of Thorns" his own, it would be Shawn Smith. If you've seen him do this song live, you'll know what I mean.

    I agree with you. MLB totally owns the song. In second place, pretty close behind would be Shawn. Quite a bit behind in 3rd place is Ed.

    About covers, I think GTFLYGIRL is on the money. Especially for the younger or musically less diverse crowd, PJ is the first time many of the covers were heard, so that is the version they relate to.

    But for us oldsters, PJs attempts are charming, and I love hearing them. But there are almost none that rate "better" than the original.
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  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,593
    Every cover he does or PJ is better then original.




    End of discussion :)

    that is by far the most pitifull worshipping of the man I've ever heard.

    No, he doesn't cover all songs better than the original.

    Some of you need to branch out, Ed is not a God

    it's not even close - not one Who cover, not a Neil cover, not a Stones cover, none of them

    open your ears and expand your music knowledge a little bit

    I'm not saying he doesn't do a good job, but better, NO WAY

    it's almost a comical statement
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  • hard_sunhard_sun Posts: 382
    i agree with Dirty Frankk:)
    every song is awesome
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  • I'll take Neil playing RITFW any day over PJ.

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  • ritfw and baba are definitley better as originals

    But in my opinion the rest sound better to me than the originals

    Its OK
    I believe in miracles (slow acoustic version)
    Hide Your Love Away
    Crazy Mary
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