Covers rivalling the originals

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  1. Deadtigers

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    Bookmark!
     
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  2. Hefty CB

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    Beatles - Dear Prudence.



    Siouxsie and the Banshees (with some guy named Robert Smith) - Dear Prudence.

     
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  3. TheJoeGreene

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    One of the rare times where the original is great but I think the cover is clearly better.



     
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  4. chaski

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    #29 chaski, Feb 26, 2024
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    Original Ring of Fire = Anita Carter
    Voice of an angel

     
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  5. xtomx

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    For me it is Interpol and Descartes a Kant.
    After learning of Descartes a Kant from a random Big Soccer post by Dr. Wankler last year, they became my all time favorite band (that I knew about for a few days) and, within three day or so, I had purchased their entire catalog.
     
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  6. xtomx

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    Two things.
    1) It is easy to forget just how great DEVO were when they wanted to play their instruments
    2) It is so strange that the Rolling Stones version is only 12 years older than DEVO's version, So if DEVO's came out today, the Rolling Stones would have been released in 2012. The Stones' sounds generations older, while DEVO's still sounds contemporary.
     
  7. Beats Johnny, but I'm a sucker for female voices:inlove:
     
  8. chaski

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    American Woman - The Guess Who




    Deconstructed version - Butthole Surfers

     
  9. Auriaprottu

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    Devo Original


    Freelance Whales Cover


    FW wins by a mile. They took this stupid party song and gave it some gravity.
     
  10. Auriaprottu

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    Korgis Original


    Dream Academy Cover


    Korgis win because Warren's voice is simply more compelling, less deliberately dramatic
     
  11. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
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    The Who Original


    Elton John Cover


    I figure a bunch of angry young people, or people who were once angry and now realize they never had anything to be angry about will bash this choice, but I grew up listening to Elton John, not The Who. I don't think EJ could have covered I Can See For Miles or Behind Blue Eyes, which are my fave Who songs, but I'm not a huge fan of the band overall.
     
  12. Chesco United

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    Rolling Stones.
     
  13. Len

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    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    Back to Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire"; I don't know if it's better; but I really like this version:

     
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  14. A side track in this thread could be which cover is better and why.
    Let the arguments start:)
     
  15. chaski

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    Tennessee Flat-Top Box

    Johnny Cash




    Roseanne Cash



    Daughter wins!
     
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  16. TheJoeGreene

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    That whole album from Rosanne is full of really good covers. Here's another one where her version is clearly better:

    Runaway Train

    Jon Stewart



    Rosanne Cash

     
  17. Len

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    #42 Len, Feb 29, 2024
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    "Vincent"

    writer Don McLean



    Daniel Champagne. I've seen him twice; he closes either the first set or the final set with this.



    Hard to say which I like better, but when the Don McLean version first came out (1972) I thought it was ok but not necessarily one of my favorites; Dan Champagne renewed my interest. Of course, the live performances really make this song.
     
  18. Hefty CB

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    Black Sabbath - “ War Pigs”



    T Pain (yes T Pain) - “War Pigs”

     
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  19. Chesco United

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    In Spanish language music, the original version of El Tuerto Y Los Ciegos by Sui Generis is shorter than the cover version by the late Mercedes Sosa.
     
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  20. TheJoeGreene

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    Son of a Preacher Man

    Dusty Springfield



    Kyndle Wylde (currently touring with Postmodern Jukebox)

     
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  21. Hefty CB

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    Postmodern Jukebox could have its own thread with all their various amazing and reimagined covers.
     
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  22. TheJoeGreene

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    While we're at it, Scary Pockets is the funk equivalent to PMJ, so here's MMMBop by all 3.

    Hanson



    Postmodern Jukebox



    Scary Pockets

     
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  23. Covers, that give a twist to the original, are my favourite ones.
    Take for instance the great song from "Porgy and Bess", "Summertime".
    The traditional versions:



    Then the ones with a twist:




    What's your favourite, which one would you add that provides a twist too you like?




    592
     
  24. Belgian guy

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    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
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    I guess this is more sampled than covered, but whatever.





    And then the actual original:

     
  25. Len

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    #50 Len, Mar 1, 2024
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    "Light My Fire" - I didn't remember these versions being released so close together. Probably because we were still into The Doors and didn't appreciate JF's version at the time.

    The Doors - 1967



    José Feliciano - 1968



    Unrelated side notes: I'd forgotten he wrote and performed the theme song for ''Chico and The Man''. He also wrote and recorded "Feliz Navidad".
     
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