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Songs that are better as a cover

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Why not.

I can only think of two right now, but Blue Monday is much better done by Orgy, its hardly the same song really. And I just head a "punkish" for lack of a better word, version of Ice Ice Baby. Excelent. And also the same type version of back that ass up and gin and juice and they all rock.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like the cover of 'tainted love' that marilyn manson did!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some would say the new remixes of "Thunder In My Heart" (Leo Sayer originally in 1977) are better, but as I haven't heard the original, I can't comment there. (my_name, I don't know if this is out in the USA, but it's currently number one in the UK)

    Generally, cover versions are nowhere near as good as the previous incarnations. Nothing comes to mind immediately...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like the cover of 'tainted love' that marilyn manson did!

    I love his "Sweet Dreams" one, much better than original I think.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote:
    Some would say the new remixes of "Thunder In My Heart" (Leo Sayer originally in 1977) are better, but as I haven't heard the original, I can't comment there. (my_name, I don't know if this is out in the USA, but it's currently number one in the UK)

    Generally, cover versions are nowhere near as good as the previous incarnations. Nothing comes to mind immediately...

    The original is okay, it's just slower and not as funky! Prefer the cover.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive said it before and i'll say it again.

    Dashboard Confessional - Jamie (originally by weezer)

    its awesome.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nothing compares to you is better by sinaed o'connor than by Prince. Infact the Stereophonics did it for a warchild album and that was actaully better than both.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    film_buff wrote:
    Nothing compares to you is better by sinaed o'connor than by Prince. Infact the Stereophonics did it for a warchild album and that was actaully better than both.
    Sinead O'Connor... ah yes, I remember a few years ago, Push, a trance DJ, remixed "The Phoenix of My Flame"... that was a pretty good cover.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Credence Clearwater Revival - I Put a Spell On You (love Nina Simone on this too)
    Me First & the Gimme Gimmes - Wild World, Walk Like an Egyptian, The Longest Time
    Johnny Cash - One, The Beast in Me, Hurt
    Jeff Buckley - Lilac Wine
    Radiohead - Nobody Does it Better

    Er, can't think of anymore at the moment.

    I should go back to the other thread for this, but today on VH1 we saw Celine Dion (yes, she of Titanic fame) covering You Shook Me All Night Long originally by AC/DC. Surely a sign of the apocalypse.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Leann Rimes (spelling??) version of "How Do I Live Without You" is better than the original in the Conair soundtrack.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I love his "Sweet Dreams" one, much better than original I think.

    On 'sweet dreams', I like the version by Shiny Grey - Why. And also the Angello+Ingrosso remix of the original :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh and DK's I fought the law :D

    I fought the law and, I won.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    cradle of filth - hallowed be thy name...

    i thought they did it better than iron maiden, though some may disagree
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my_name wrote:
    Oh and DK's I fought the law :D

    I fought the law and, I won.

    I like it when greenday do it too ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like the cover of 'tainted love' that marilyn manson did!
    I love all the covers he did, although I wasnt as keen on his version of personal jesus as the original.
    I love the album of covers that Placebo did on their special edition of sleeping with ghosts. Not sure i prefer them to originals, but i still love them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley. Or KD Lang. Leonard Cohen version isn't bad though but the other two have so much more feeling and emotion in them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Babyshambles version of "white riot" on the zane lowe show was awesome, the mike was turned down a bit low but still it was 2 minutes of classic punk. The pogues version of "dirty old town" was brilliant and I preferred the sid vicious version of "I did it my way."
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nirvana's The Man Who Sold The World is far better than Bowie's.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cazzoo wrote:
    Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley. Or KD Lang. Leonard Cohen version isn't bad though but the other two have so much more feeling and emotion in them.

    I really like John Cale's version as well.

    Beatles version of please mr postman
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like Becks version of Diamond dogs
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    muse- wrote:
    cradle of filth - hallowed be thy name...

    i thought they did it better than iron maiden, though some may disagree
    I definitely disagree with that one.

    Ilora x
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
    If You See Her, Say Hello - Jeff Buckley
    Drown in my own tears - Jeff Buckley
    All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
    Gloria - Patti Smith
    Where Did You Sleep Last Night? - Nirvana
    Love Machine - Arctic Monkeys

    N.B - I once saw Stephen Malkmus cover "Heart of Glass" by BLondie and "Yellow" by Coldplay in the same medley. Also, wanky remixes shouldn't count as covers either.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    All The Things She Said - Cinerama
    Independant Women - Elbow
    Take Your Mama - Shayne Ward
    I Believe In A Thing Called Love - Shayne Ward
    Angels - Journey South
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I definitely disagree with that one.
    I disagree too, I think Maiden did a bloody good job of it in the first place.

    I prefer Foo Fighters cover of 'Have A Cigar' to the original by Pink Floyd (well, the version I have of it which I think is the Foos)

    Another one that came to mind was either Queens Of The Stone Age's version of 'Never Say Never' by Romeo Void.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jimi Hendrix - Wild Thing, Day Tripper & Sgt Pepper's.
    Eric Clapton - Cocaine
    Joe Bonamassa - Had to Cry Today
    Eric Johnson - Are You Experienced?
    Gov't Mule - Simple Man, What is Hip?, Helter Skelter, pretty much every cover they've ever done........
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Rich-E wrote:
    I prefer Foo Fighters cover of 'Have A Cigar' to the original by Pink Floyd (well, the version I have of it which I think is the Foos)

    yeh its the Foo's. Primus have done a version of it too, and thats ace

    anyway;

    ataris - boys of summer

    nofx - radio

    sonic youth - superstar

    limp bizkit - faith

    system of a down - the metro
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Spliffie wrote:
    Nirvana's The Man Who Sold The World is far better than Bowie's.

    Yeah deff.

    Alien Ant Farms smooth criminal i also thought was better, marilyn mansons tainted love, and i like most things by my first and the gimme gimmes as they make most of the songs they do sound more interesting.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can't think of one. I want a good cover too. Goes to CD collection for a ganda...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Most of the stuff (if not all) on Metallica's Garage Inc. album.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    O_o wrote:
    yeh its the Foo's. Primus have done a version of it too, and thats ace
    It's not the one that's on the Mission Impossible II soundtrack, sounds better than that one.

    And yes, the Primus version is bloody good.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Johnny Cash's version of 'Hurt'. Even better with the video aswell filmed a few days before he died
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