Covers better than the original

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  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 468
    One of my all time favorites.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,845
    Surprised nobody posted a Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" I think it's much better than the original.
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,125
    edited June 5
    No Matter What by Badfinger Lillian Axe
    The way this song should have been done in the first place LOL,
    from a band you've probably never heard of...

    Post edited by polrbehr on
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    edited June 5
    EDIT -- derp, total mind-cramp :p
    I was thinkin' of Come and Get It.

    Don't mind me.


  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,125
    edited June 5
    ^^^^ Man, you had me thinkin' there... a dangerous thing sometimes.

    Maybe I should edit to show the band who did the cover, not the original?

    Fixed
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    I wouldn't call these better -- but here are two interesting covers with which you may or may not be familiar.


    (from Roses in the Snow, her "bluegrass" - sort of - album)


    (comment is nigh-on superfluous. Moonie does Lennon)


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    Marvin Gaye's (Holland-Dozier-Holland's) Baby Don't [You] Do It was eminently coverable, I guess.

    Here're a couple of noteworthy (IMO) covers thereof.


    (this was the B-side of the Join Together single in the US)


    (from her fabulous live solo acoustic album, a gogo)


    oh, and speaking of Holland-Dozier-Holland/Marvin Gaye...



    :)

  • pongshipongshi Posts: 370
    edited June 5
    Proud Mary



    Love CCR, but gotta give it to Ike & Tina, plus Tina is not hard on the eyes :)
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,845
    Nightfall wrote: »

    This is a very POWERFUL video Josh. Thanks for posting
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 426
    Eva Cassidy, "Songbird"



    Actually, a lot of Eva Cassidy's covers are better than the originals IMO. R.I.P.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,145
    Not a Depeche Mode fan but I dig this cover...

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    "There ain't nothin' I can do about it!"

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,845
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    i wasn't a big Nirvana groupie fan, but that unplugged gig he did was pretty good

    I can say the same Ron. I seen a documentary on that episode. The amount of work Kurt put into that was astounding. Most of the songs were rewrote for it, he was so afraid that his true fans would HATE IT and would rake them over the coals for it.

    So what happened .... one of the best Unplugged of all time.

    The Pearl Jam and Queensryche are in step with the Nirvana IMHO
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Eva Cassidy, "Songbird"



    Actually, a lot of Eva Cassidy's covers are better than the originals IMO. R.I.P.

    Yeah, like this one -- her version always brings tears to my eyes when I hear it.


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    Speaking of Eva Cassidy:
    here are two - arguably - better cover versions of a profoundly classic song :)




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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,526
    Like the liver version better

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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,145
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    Like the liver version better

    I/quote]

    I don't like liver.... B)
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,526
    That was for Crosby.... He is on his 2nd liver


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    I am not 100.000% sure that this cover version is better than the original, but I
    would opine that it is, at least, every bit as good -- if rather different in tone.

    From an R&B tribute album, Paint it Blue:


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    edited June 5
    speaking of tribute albums (yeah, yeah -- the one above denies that's what it is!)
    this one has some very, very nice covers in tribute to the original band/songwriters/performances:









  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    speaking of Cowboy Junkies... :)


  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,145
    edited June 5
    That was for Crosby.... He is on his 2nd liver


    Missed the joke. That IS funny
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    edited June 5
    That was for Crosby.... He is on his 2nd liver



    Missed the joke. That IS funny

    I'm not sure that he isn't up to Liver Number Three already...

    EDIT: No, he's still on Number Two -- just checked :p


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