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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jon_UK wrote:
    I really like John Cale's version as well.

    Me too. The entirity of I'm Your Fan is great, especially Stories of the Street and Tower of Song.

    I don't think that any cover is better than the Leonard Cohen original, but they always make for wonderful listening. I really like Joan Baez's version of Suzanne.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Gary jules version of "mad world"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just realised I understood the question wrong and haven't reply properly.. ho well..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just realised I understood the question wrong and haven't reply properly.. ho well..

    Just realised I posted the post above in the wrong thread... oh well...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    shit, what site are we on again?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    shit, what site are we on again?

    I don't know, my web browser allow me to view this one only :confused::p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    beans wrote:
    Alien Ant Farms smooth criminal i also thought was better, marilyn mansons tainted love

    What she said :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like the cover of 'tainted love' that marilyn manson did!
    :yes: :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Limp Bizkit's version of Faith by George Michael is better works as a rock track

    Also as I mentioned on the other thread the best cover is probably Jimi Hendrix's version of All along the watch tower.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Children of Bodoms cover of Oops! I Did It Again totally wanks and spunks over Britneys version.
  • KimonoKimono Moderating mare Posts: 201 Settling in
    briggi wrote:
    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

    All of the above! :thumb:

    I've got a soft spot for Joe Strummer's Redemption Song too
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kimono wrote:
    All of the above! :thumb:

    I've got a soft spot for Joe Strummer's Redemption Song too

    My, what good taste you have! ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i like roxy musics version of a hard rains gonna fall, more than I like the Bob Dylan original.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Marilyn Manson - Another Brick in the Wall
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't think Tainted Love by MM was better than the original, but hey ho. Sweet Dreams, though :yes:, and Personal Jesus.

    Gary Jules - Mad World
    Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (although Leonard Cohen's is fucking good, too)
    AAF - Smooth Criminal
    Johnny Cash - Hurt

    Basically a whole load of the ones that have already been mentioned.

    Although, new one: Jamie Cullum - Frontin'. Ohyes. Also - the Gov't Mule live cover of Wish You Were Here. God yes.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Franki wrote:
    I don't think Tainted Love by MM was better than the original, but hey ho. Sweet Dreams, though :yes:, and Personal Jesus.


    I think personal jesus was originally johnny cash, and then depeche mode, and then MM.
    I like the depeche mode version best. I also prefer the soft cell original of tainted love, but i still :love: the marilyn manson version nearly as much.
    His version of sweet dreams is still the best though, even though i love the original too.



    my best EVAR cover version has to be Ozzy Osbourne and Dweezil Zappas version of the beegees "stayin alive"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That reminded me that my fave version of Personal Jesus is Johnny Cash's, for sure.

    Rasputina do a great version of Wish You Were Here, and the definitive version (imo) of MM's Tourniquet.

    I can't believe I forgot Tori's version of Smells Like Teen Spirit, it's a completely different song. Glorious.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    actually, now im not sure which personal jesus i prefer.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I forgot Warren Haynes' version of One. Just having his voice and guitar adds a lot of depth.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britains version of Miss Dynamite
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britains version of Miss Dynamite

    And bohemian rapsody! But i think it'd be impossible to better the orignal ..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OMG yes, and their version of smells like teen spirit.
    Ukulele orchestra are WAY cool, and if anyone EVER gets a chance to see them, DO.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OMG yes, and their version of smells like teen spirit.

    This is a joke, right?

    I've heard their version of Ms. Dynamite, which I quite like...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    This is a joke, right?

    I've heard their version of Ms. Dynamite, which I quite like...
    no its not. it was hil-ARIOUS
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Songs that worked well as covers:

    Happy Mondays - Step On (although I do prefer the original)
    All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (though I preferred Dylan's)
    With a Little Help from my Friends - Joe Cocker
    Brown Eyed Girl, Take On Me - RBF
    Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

    The best cover I have heard is Jimmy Eat World's cover of Firestarter, for the War Child album. It is wonderful, turning that song into a very very dark ballad, it's a stroke of genuis. I love it, but you'll either love it or hate it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Franki wrote:
    I don't think Tainted Love by MM was better than the original.
    AAF - Smooth Criminal.
    :yes: :yes: :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:
    Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
    .
    What!!
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Deactivated Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Very cheesy - but DJ Sammy, Heaven.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What!!

    I'm a fan of Thin Lizzy, but Metallica did a superb cover of Whiskey in the jar. Feels much more crisp and punchy than the original, but I guess it is quite a lot newer... the original is 30 years old!

    Gary Moore is still a god though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    but I guess it is quite a lot newer... the original is 30 years old!

    The original Whiskey in the Jar!? It's about three centuries old! :p;)

    I'm sad that I forgot Emmylou Harris's version of Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, as it rocks.
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