Covers better than the original

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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 347
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    These nice boys have been known to perform a pretty remarkable cover version of a rather well-known John Lennon (a/k/a "Dr. Winston O. Boogie") song.


    I'm a big CTS fan. They used to always end their concerts with I am the Walrus and I always wanted to see them play their version. Unfortunately I saw them 4 times and they didn't play it yet. They would start running out of time (have to stop by 11). Once they asked the audience if they wanted to hear Walrus of Hot Razors. For some reason most people picked razors (And I was pissed)

    I will be seeing them again in 2 months. I have my fingers crossed this time.
  • Nesmith98Nesmith98 Posts: 71
    Bob Seger "If I Were A Carpenter" from the Smokin' O.P.'S album, which is full of great cover songs.




    Bobby Darin made a great version of "If I Were A Carpenter", too.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,609
    Bobby Darin's version was the original "big hit" version of If I Were a Carpenter, if memory serves.

  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 486
    "I'm a Believer" covered by Smash Mouth. I like this version better than The Monkees or original Neil Diamond.

  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,308
    This is a great thread!!
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  • Nesmith98Nesmith98 Posts: 71
    edited June 7
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Bobby Darin's version was the original "big hit" version of If I Were a Carpenter, if memory serves.

    I think you're right. Tim Hardin wrote it as a folk song, and Bobby Darin made it a hit.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,610
    Can't decide which one I like better





    I can like them both

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,609
    As an erstwhile Baltimoron, I've gotta say -- Cab Calloway FTW :)

  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,610
    edited June 7
    Cab Calloway was cool before there were Kools!
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,610
    Before MTV

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  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 376
    Can't believe you've missed the absolute best one !!



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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,609
    I dont' think this one's been mentioned yet -- this ditty by John Prine is a terrific song, but there's probably little argument that Bonnie Raitt absolutely owns the song.


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,609

  • decaldecal Posts: 3,093
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    Bob Seger "If I Were A Carpenter" from the Smokin' O.P.'S album, which is full of great cover songs.




    Bobby Darin made a great version of "If I Were A Carpenter", too.


    Speaking of "If I Were A Carpenter".........................................
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,335
    There's a million, but last night was listening to Frank Zappa doing Whipping Post and it kicked pretty much azz
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 486
    I'm not sure I can choose which Voodoo Child!



  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,257
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,423


    Did someone mention If I Were A Carpenter?
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 189
    A great thread! Bonnie Raitt does own Angel from Montgomery, but another good one is on Cayamo Sessions at Sea by Buddy Miller and Friends. The song features Brandi Carlile and The Lone Bellow. The album is all covers except for Kris Kristofferson singing(?) one of his own. Also notable are Shawn Colvin’s Wild Horses and Lucinda Williams doing Hickory Wind. On her Cafe Blue album Patricia Barber does a great Ode to Billy Joe. Keep ‘em coming!
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,335
    Rage Against The Machine - Renegades has several covers that are better than originals. All covers albums that is fantastic and widely overlooked, heck you can get a used CD on Amazon for .99 cents! Their version of Dylan's Maggie's Farm is fantastic and truly original. MC5's Kick Out The Jams is also great; their cover of Beautiful World, and Springsteen's Ghost of Tom Joad, as well as Street Fighting Man all make this a real keeper.
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,093
    This one's loaded.......................

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,257
    Thanks. Just ordered that from Amazon.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,609
    The last few posts jogged my memory :p

    Bowie did a covers album - Pin Ups.

    His cover of Friday on my Mind is pretty good.



    (the original was, I think, the Easybeats' version)


    Tracklist for Pin Ups at:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin_Ups



  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,240
    Maybe not better than the original but a fun version...

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,537
    Chickenfoot rocks...
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,004
    Hopefully not a repeat but Tool doing No Quarter on Salival
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,423
    edited June 12


    This one's a toss up love Elton John's version but Dream Theater knocks it out of the park.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,423


    Dream Theater getting the Led Out!
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,423

    Gov't Mule War Pigs
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