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    I was listening to Classic Rock on my Sirius today and they were playing "A Little Help From My Friends" by Joe Cocker. The DJ said that Sir Paul McCartney said that Cocker did a much better version than the Beatles did. I agree with Paul, I love Joe's version.


    That started me thinking about groups that remade original songs but there's were better. Here's a few I thought up, I'd like to see what everone else thinks.

    All Along the Watchtower: Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi flat out blows away Dylan's version. I could listen to that song all day.

    Little Wing: Jimi Hendrix/Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Hendrix couldn't have a song someone else did better right? Wrong, SRV's version was so clean and smooth - perfect guitar work.

    I Will Always Love You: Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston
    Dolly has a beautiful song but Whitney made it her own. BRilliant vocal work that few can match, didn't hurt having it in the soundtrack of a number one movie either.

    Hurt: Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash
    This one is debateable because both songs has different meaning for the lead singers. Nine Inch Nails wrote it for the pain inflicted from drug use, Cash did it for pain of getting old and close to death. Both VERY powerful songs, I prefer Johnny's version by a slight edge.


    Now what are your cover tunes done better? I hope y'all find this subject as interesting as I do.

    Chad

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    Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones/Guns N Roses
    I love the orginal song but absolutely go ga-ga over the GnR version!



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      Originally posted by DisneyPrincessMom View Post
      Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones/Guns N Roses
      I love the orginal song but absolutely go ga-ga over the GnR version!
      Sacrelige!

      One song that I just adore is Landslide by Stevie Nicks. I'm impressed by both the Smashing Pumpkins & Dixie Chicks version of it but Stevie's is just amazing.

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        Originally posted by aashee View Post
        Hurt: Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash
        This one is debateable because both songs has different meaning for the lead singers. Nine Inch Nails wrote it for the pain inflicted from drug use, Cash did it for pain of getting old and close to death. Both VERY powerful songs, I prefer Johnny's version by a slight edge.


        Now what are your cover tunes done better? I hope y'all find this subject as interesting as I do.

        Chad
        I much prefer Cash's version of Hurt as well. I also prefer his version of Sting's "I Hung My Head" which is on the same album.

        The Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughn version of "Pipeline" is far superior to all previous versions, takes the song to his peak for me.

        I always kind of preferred the Beatles versions of "Rock and Roll Music" and "Roll Over Beethoven", but I wouldn't say they are completely better than the Chuck Berry originals.

        As big of a fan of Johnny Cash as I am, I prefer Hank Williams III's version of Cocaine Blues (which really isn't Cash's song either), it may be a case of because I heard it first, but I think he did it better with more edge.

        There's probably more, but I'm drawing a blank right now.

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          alien ant farm's version of smooth criminal beats michael jackson's

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            oh and i think i like the Ataris version of the boys of summer better than the original

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by ThatGuyChris View Post
              oh and i think i like the Ataris version of the boys of summer better than the original
              I admit it, me too. :blush:
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                I hate to burst your bubble Chadmo but this subject was discussed before

                http://micechat.com/forums/entertain...-you-like.html

                My answers still remain the same.

                David Cook, the latest American Idol winner did a great version of Billie Jean. I wished he had it on his new CD.

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                • #9
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                  Soft Cells Cover of tainted love!

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                  • #10
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                    Soft Cell Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (the 8 minute version)
                    Nazareth Love Hurts
                    Souxsie and the Banchies Dear Prudence
                    Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love
                    George Harrison I Got My Mind Set On You
                    Bangles Hazy Shade Of Winter
                    UB40 Red Red Wine
                    Monkees Daydream Believer
                    Weird Al Yanchovic George of the Jungle
                    Pete Townsend Save It For Later

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                    • #11
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                      Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower (original by Bob Dylan)
                      Orgy: Blue Monday (original by New Order)
                      Duran Duran: White Lines (original by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five)
                      Power Station: Get It On (Bang a Gong) (original by T-Rex)
                      Bryan Ferry: Jealous Guy (original by John Lennon)
                      The Cure: World In My Eyes (original by Depeche Mode)
                      Hootie & the Blowfish: The Ballad of John & Yoko (originally by The Beatles)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cover songs done better

                        Thought of another one...

                        In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel/Jeffrey Gaines

                        I love both songs but the acoustic version that Jeffrey Gaines sings is so soulful and smooth. I love that!
                        - Dolores in PA, Mother of Two Disney Princesses

                        "Why is the Rum gone?"

                        Is it November 23, 2013 yet?

                        Our last visit was in November 2011

                        ~ Our next family vacation is during Thanksgiving week 2013 ~
                        November 23, 2013 - December 1, 2013


                        sigpic

                        "Just make believe youíre a tiny little seed,
                        a tiny little seed thatís reaching up to meet your need.
                        With the right amount of faith and the right amount of earth
                        youíll grow to see the sunshine on your day of birth.
                        Letís listen to the land we all love.
                        Natureís plan will shine above.
                        Listen to the land, listen to the land."

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                        • #13
                          Re: Cover songs done better

                          Originally posted by DisneyPrincessMom View Post
                          Thought of another one...

                          In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel/Jeffrey Gaines

                          I love both songs but the acoustic version that Jeffrey Gaines sings is so soulful and smooth. I love that!
                          I like the soulful inflections of Jeffrey Gaines version, but it doesn't hold a candle to PG's 12" remix version, which featured a lot more of Yassou N'dour vocal. It seems to be the basis of Gaines arrangement.

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                          • #14
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                            I Melt with You-Good Riddance(Punk Version)

                            Originally done by Modern English
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                            • #15
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                              Land of Confusion Genesis/Disturbed

                              Disturbed is better
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