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Covers that are better than the original

Black PearlBlack Pearl Posts: 116
edited December 2013 in Other Music
Quite straightforward I think ... I'll start off with this one.

One by Johnny Cash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dlqVlj6UA

Edit! Do you agree or disagree?
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  • Trouble by Cat Stevens...Eddie Vedder rocked that song! :)
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  • keeponrockinkeeponrockin Posts: 7,446
    Girl From The North Country - The Black Crowes

    Just perfect.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Quite straightforward I think ... I'll start off with this one.

    One by Johnny Cash
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dlqVlj6UA

    I agree, also Hurt by Johnny Cash. One of the most emotional song ever.

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  • Mr RockoMr Rocko Posts: 647
    Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band, awesome cover!
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  • MB347MB347 Posts: 3
    Sympathy For The Devil - Jane's Addiction. No contest...
  • KM43590KM43590 Posts: 298
    CAKE "War Pigs" (Black Sabbath) ...It's a great cover!
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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    This is a great thread...I'll have to post many! :D

    Might not get agreement on this one, seeing how awesome the original is
    but I adore this man and wish he hadn't left this world wanting more

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ATQccd ... re=related
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,902
    Girl From The North Country - The Black Crowes

    Just perfect.

    Have you ever heard Dylan's version? (from The Freewheelin Bob Dylan)

    No cover can ever come anywhere close to this.
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,902
    Covers of Sympathy for the Devil and War Pigs better than the originals? What is going on in this thread here? lol

    I can see someone saying these covers are good, but saying they are better than the original versions, which are classics, is preposterous.
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  • keeponrockinkeeponrockin Posts: 7,446
    SVRDhand13 wrote:
    Girl From The North Country - The Black Crowes

    Just perfect.

    Have you ever heard Dylan's version? (from The Freewheelin Bob Dylan)

    No cover can ever come anywhere close to this.
    Of course I have, and I love the original. I just think the jam on the Crowes version I have is awesome,a nd adds to the song!
    Believe me, when I was growin up, I thought the worst thing you could turn out to be was normal, So I say freaks in the most complementary way. Here's a song by a fellow freak - E.V
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,794
    Jack Iron's version of Shine on You Crazy Diamond may not be better the Pink Floyd's version, but it is damn good
  • caifan82caifan82 Mexico CityPosts: 321
    I'd say "Baby it's you" by Smith... Nothing personnal against The Shirelles, or The Beatles, but Smith's cover is just amazing...

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  • will get flamed but I like Come Together by Aerosmith.
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  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,562
    the 2 meat puppets songs Nirvana covered on unplugged were done beatifully.
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  • H.Chinaski wrote:
    the 2 meat puppets songs Nirvana covered on unplugged were done beatifully.

    3 don't forget Oh Me :)
  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,562
    ah, yes! Oh me, Oh me, Oh me...
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  • SVRDhand13 wrote:
    Girl From The North Country - The Black Crowes

    Just perfect.

    Have you ever heard Dylan's version? (from The Freewheelin Bob Dylan)

    No cover can ever come anywhere close to this.

    "better" is because it's different and who covers it does it justice

    it all really comes down to personal preferences, imo

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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262
    Common People. William Shatners cover (with Ben Folds & Joe Jackson) is great. Far outshines the Pulp version.

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  • KravenKraven Posts: 828
    All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Probably the most famous/greatest cover ever)
    Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Warren Zevon
    Knockin' on Heavens Door - GNR is probably one of my least favorite covers ever
    Crazy Mary - Pearl Jam
    Love in Vain - The Rolling Stones
    Just My Imagination - The Rolling Stones
    Where Did You Sleep Last Night? - Nirvana
    I Heard It Through the Grapevine - CCR

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  • SVRDhand13 wrote:
    Girl From The North Country - The Black Crowes

    Just perfect.

    Have you ever heard Dylan's version? (from The Freewheelin Bob Dylan)

    No cover can ever come anywhere close to this.

    when i saw this thread first thing i thought of was this song but by the waterboys. i think this version beats them all by miles. this might be one of my all time favorite covers, by any artist.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzP2-B4TueI
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 10,061
    KM43590 wrote:
    CAKE "War Pigs" (Black Sabbath) ...It's a great cover!

    Better then the orignal? Its a good cover, but better? I think Cake's version of this song is BETTER:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=596qaxm-u4o
  • keeponrockinkeeponrockin Posts: 7,446

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXvinNxNPiE
    susan tedeschi don't think twice
    This is absolutely outstanding. Holy shit.
    Believe me, when I was growin up, I thought the worst thing you could turn out to be was normal, So I say freaks in the most complementary way. Here's a song by a fellow freak - E.V
  • MysteryTrainMysteryTrain SingaporePosts: 1,175
    Hurt by Cash.
    Little Wing by Derek & The Dominoes.
  • I could have sworn that this exact topic was discussed recently, but this was the only one I could find. I'm only pointing it out in case you wanted to check it out for additional discussion.

    http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=141494&
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