Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums
Klimtology

Cover Songs that are better than the original

Recommended Posts

Really like Kermit the Frog's cover of

. :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the "worst" cover thread, I'd start off with Coal Chamber (featuring Ozzy) performing "Shock The Monkey".

Yessir, nothing says "world music" like alternative metal. :unsure:

Edited by Andy Dufresne

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the "worst" cover thread, I'd start off with Coal Chamber (featuring Ozzy) performing "Shock The Monkey".Yessir, nothing says "world music" like alternative metal. :unsure:

Lean On Me - Club NuveauAmerican Pie - Madonna

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Superstar"Carpenters over Delaney & Bonnie (called "Groupie" (Superstar))The original is great, but Karen takes that tune to a new level.

I like Sonic Youth's version better. Much better.
me too. I also like Sonic Youth's version of Ca Plane Pour Moi over Plastic Bertrand's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Metro - Original by Berlin, covered by System of a Down

Loses a lot of the "mysterious" sound when SOAD does it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cornflake Girl - Jawbox

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really like Kermit the Frog's cover of

. :unsure:
Touching

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the "worst" cover thread, I'd start off with Coal Chamber (featuring Ozzy) performing "Shock The Monkey".Yessir, nothing says "world music" like alternative metal. :unsure:

Couldn't agree more. Beyond brutal. That entire Coal Chamber album should be buried in the desert like the Atari "E.T." game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cornflake Girl - Jawbox

:goodposting:

You've probably heard this cover, but in case you haven't, and you're a Jawbox fan :

I still like the original better, but it's a pretty faithful and tasty cover.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me and Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)Original - Roger Miller.

Actually, Kris Kristoferson wrote it, but I agree.The two Dylan covers I prefer to Bob's are Hendrix's Watchtower and the Jerry Garcia Band version of I Shall Be Released from the '91 live release.
"My Back Pages" (Byrds) down?
I prefer the version with just Dylan and his guitar. And the version from the 30th Anniversary Concert surpasses the Byrds version.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4UcaLHaabY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

:wall: And can somebody explain to me what honda means?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

:wall: And can somebody explain to me what honda means?
It's something that is in-authentic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

:wall: And can somebody explain to me what honda means?
It's something that is in-authentic.
:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

:wall: And can somebody explain to me what honda means?
It's something that is in-authentic.
Ok, now that is funny. Excellent work. :lmao:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

I had no idea that it was an Ottis Redding song :bag:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sheryl Crow's version of Sweet Child O' Mine

You should not only be IP banned for this, you should be dipped in honey and staked out to an anthill.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

:wall: And can somebody explain to me what honda means?
It's something that is in-authentic.
:lmao:So true.On a side note, medium aristotle called me and told me had a print of the Mona Lisa that pans out far enough that you can see a guy waggling his penis at her, so the smile is much more authentic in his copy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now people are just listing covers they like. No way are this many covers better than the originals. That, and the long winded debate is too much to scroll through.

:unsubscribe:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now people are just listing covers they like. No way are this many covers better than the originals. That, and the long winded debate is too much to scroll through.:unsubscribe:

If we weren't doing this, this thread would be about three posts long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The girl on American Idol sang House of the Rising Sun a couple seasons ago. It was better.

Couldnt find a video of the performance, but heres the audio with pics:

A cool version, but Im not thinking its better than the original.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The girl on American Idol sang House of the Rising Sun a couple seasons ago. It was better.

Couldnt find a video of the performance, but heres the audio with pics:

A cool version, but Im not thinking its better than the original.

I strongly disagree, but her recent record is freaking fantastic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...

Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

I had no idea that it was an Ottis Redding song :bag:
Same here until about a month ago and the BC version came on while I was driving my old man around and he said the OR version is much better. Came home, gave it a listen and the old guy was almost right

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ball of Confusion - Love and Rockets (Orginal done by The Temptations). The original is turrible IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the band sucks, chances are the cover they did also sucks.

Stop listing sucky bands people

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the band sucks, chances are the cover they did also sucks.Stop listing sucky bands people

Thanks for clearing up irony for us moops.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw an earlier mention of the Judas Priest cover of Joan Baez' 'Diamonds and Rust'. Helluva cover. 'The Green Manalishi (with the two-pronged crown)' is a Fleetwood Mac song, also covered, and tremendously well, IMO, by Judas Priest, to the point where not many folks even associate that song with Fleetwood Mac...

Blackie Lawless, frontman of the band W.A.S.P. is a HUGE fan of The Who, and has covered several of their songs. I'm a big fan of both bands, but I enjoy the W.A.S.P. versions better, especially 'The Real Me' and '(I don't need no) doctor'...

Hard rock band Keel does a decent job with 'Because The Night'...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw an earlier mention of the Judas Priest cover of Joan Baez' 'Diamonds and Rust'. Helluva cover. 'The Green Manalishi (with the two-pronged crown)' is a Fleetwood Mac song, also covered, and tremendously well, IMO, by Judas Priest, to the point where not many folks even associate that song with Fleetwood Mac...Blackie Lawless, frontman of the band W.A.S.P. is a HUGE fan of The Who, and has covered several of their songs. I'm a big fan of both bands, but I enjoy the W.A.S.P. versions better, especially 'The Real Me' and '(I don't need no) doctor'...Hard rock band Keel does a decent job with 'Because The Night'...

:goodposting: the Priest covers are money. I liked disturbeds land of confusion too. Metallica - am I evil, helpless, the prince

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me and Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)Original - Roger Miller.

Actually, Kris Kristoferson wrote it, but I agree.The two Dylan covers I prefer to Bob's are Hendrix's Watchtower and the Jerry Garcia Band version of I Shall Be Released from the '91 live release.
"My Back Pages" (Byrds) down?
I prefer the version with just Dylan and his guitar. And the version from the 30th Anniversary Concert surpasses the Byrds version.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4UcaLHaabY
:goodposting: Not usually a fan of the "all star" jam sessions ... but that KILLED. McGuinn is so solid, can see the reverence he has for Bob/this tune ... didn't even notice Harrison 'til about the 3 minute mark, and he shines brightest of them all (imo) ... oh, and Neil Young's solo >>>>>>>>>> Clapton's. Wow. :boxing: Edited by otb_lifer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A whole ton of Pearl Jam ones:

Sonic Reducer

Crazy Mary

Last Kiss

Heart to Hang Onto

I Got You

It's OK

Masters of War

Lay Lady Lay

At there are some that would be considerd blasphemy to mention, but they are some amazing covers

Rockin In The Free World

Baba O Riley

Love Reign O'er Me

"Light My Fire"/"Roadhouse Blues"/"Break on Through" (Eddie only with remaining members of The Doors)

Another one I love by them is

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I personally like Orgy's version of Blue Monday better than New Order's. Not sure anyone else likes either. :lol:

On board w/this ... love the original, but Orgy amped it up wonderfully
:headbang:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll bring this over from the other thread...

I'll have to add one of my favorite Springsteen songs to see live...both YouTube versions linked here are live as well.

Trapped - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band over Jimmy Cliff

"Trapped" - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

"Trapped" - Jimmy Cliff

I'm assuming it qualifies for this thread as Springsteen's version has been released a few times - first on the "We Are the World" benefit album (1985) as well as Springsteen's own The Essential Bruce Springsteen on the third disc of the Limited Edition.

++++

My other add would be "Smokin' In The Boys Room" - Motley Crue over Brownsville Station

"Smokin' In The Boys Room" (Video Remake)k - Motley Crue

"Smokin' In The Boys Room" (Original) - Brownsville Station

Brownsville Station's charted higher, but Motley's version is played much more frequently. Crue was in their prime here...

:headbang:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spirit's cover of Hey Joe

Spirit's cover of Like A Rolling Stone

Spirit's cover of Yesterday

Spirit's cover of Mother And Child Reunion

Motorhead's cover of Hawkwind's Motorhead (though Lemmy did write that song)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

:wall: And can somebody explain to me what honda means?
It's something that is in-authentic.
:lmao:So true.On a side note, medium aristotle called me and told me had a print of the Mona Lisa that pans out far enough that you can see a guy waggling his penis at her, so the smile is much more authentic in his copy.
You seem "odd"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ball of Confusion - Love and Rockets (Orginal done by The Temptations). The original is turrible IMO.

:thumbdown: just watched the video of the rockets version ...I hope you are kidding this #### is awful.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ALRLZQf42s

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if its a Honda but...Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding/Black Crowes)

:wall: And can somebody explain to me what honda means?
It's something that is in-authentic.
:lmao:So true.On a side note, medium aristotle called me and told me had a print of the Mona Lisa that pans out far enough that you can see a guy waggling his penis at her, so the smile is much more authentic in his copy.
You seem "odd"
New here? This has long since been established.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure if this counts as a true cover: "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees, covering Neil Diamond.

Per Wikipedia*, Neil recorded the song first, but didn't release it until after the Monkees had. Since the Monkees' version was heard first (and became a monster hit), this doesn't quite fit the traditional cover scenario.

* Assuming the info is correct

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.