Who's best? - Original or cover? - You choose.

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I thought it might be fun to pit some cover band videos against the originals. I will be posting some to compare. If you have some to compare, post them. The originals should win but who knows? Choose your favorite and post your comments.

Here goes the first two bands. My favorite is Leonid & Friends.

https://youtu.be/9_torOTK5qc

https://youtu.be/7uAUoz7jimg
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  • JayCee
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    I'd never heard the cover band, above, and think they do it justice....however, Chicago for the win.

    Next up:

    Bob Seger...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evnZfSEtr5k

    or

    Metallica...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPOTEs_yTJo

    Seger for me but damn if Metallica doesn't hit the spot when I'm in the right mood.
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    Val Kilmer vs Jim Morrison.
    Trick question - Val Kilmer IS Jim Morrison.
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    Lou Reed vs Cowboy Junkies on Sweet Jane.

    Cowboy Junkies.
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    Deadicated Grateful Dead Tribute Album.
    So many great covers.
    Lyle Lovett's Friend of the Devil
    Jane's Addiction doing Ripple.

    I preferred both of these.
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  • Emlyn
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    Here's a twist. Lorrie Morgan doing a cover of a Beach Boys song with them...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq2Ayilg--8
  • TennMan
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    • "Next up: Bob Seger..."
    Bob Seger gets the win for me but Metallica was surprisingly good. Here is an interesting country version of Turn the page.

    https://youtu.be/pzozUw1TlDw

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  • Nesmith98
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    Chicago by a slim margin.
    Bob Seger for sure.

    How about 'Turn On Your Love Light', Bob Seger vs Bobby Bland.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpsxPqLOjLM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpYquuytWmg
  • TennMan
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    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    How about 'Turn On Your Love Light', Bob Seger vs Bobby Bland.
    Both are good, but I think Bobby Bland gets the thumbs up from me by a slim margin.

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    Emlyn wrote: »
    Here's a twist. Lorrie Morgan doing a cover of a Beach Boys song with them...
    You know you are a damn good singer when you can get the Beach Boys to sing backup for you on their own song. I like Lorrie's version best myself.

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  • JayCee
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    TennMan wrote: »
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    How about 'Turn On Your Love Light', Bob Seger vs Bobby Bland.
    Both are good, but I think Bobby Bland gets the thumbs up from me by a slim margin.

    My first blues concert was Bobby "Blue" Bland, BB King and Albert King in the same billing. Bobby's will always be the voice for me.
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  • mhardy6647
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    msg wrote: »
    Deadicated Grateful Dead Tribute Album.
    So many great covers.
    Lyle Lovett's Friend of the Devil
    Jane's Addiction doing Ripple.

    I preferred both of these.

    Yes, yes there are.
    The Lyle Lovett track sounds magnificent, too.
    May I just, you know, kinda toss in...

    Warren Zevon's Casey Jones
    Indigo Girlz' Uncle John's Band
    Suzanne Vega's China Doll/Cassidy
    Bruce Hornsby's Jack Straw (maybe he doesn't count, since he risked his life & played keyboardswith the Dead for a while!)
    Los Lobos' Bertha
    ... and my personal fave: Cowboy Junkies To Lay Me Down.
    (but i'd pay money to listen to Margo Timmins read the Toronto phonebook)

    It's the ultimate tribute album (and it was one of the first of the genre, too, as I see it).

    EDIT: I won't categorically say that all of those are better, but they all show so clearly how danged good those songs are -- the bones of those songs (see what I did there? B) are so strong.

  • mhardy6647
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    Here's a cover that blows the original right clean outta the water...

    https://youtu.be/3UV-2E8kEqg
  • TennMan
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    Both of these are really good. I like good cover bands so I'm going with HSCC. Which version do you like best?

    https://youtu.be/Tnw35KMQ9dI

    https://youtu.be/Ju8Hr50Ckwk
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here's a cover that blows the original right clean outta the water...
    Although the members of the cover band are more pleasing to the eye for sure, I like the power of the Black Sabbath music better.

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  • mhardy6647
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    SIHAB wrote: »

    Both totally different.
    Both totally great.

    If more of Springsteen's work had been like this -- out of control, over the top, Bob Dylan meets Jack Kerouac... I might've been a fan. ;)

    On the plus side, he's aged gracefully.

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    (no... not the blonde)
  • TennMan
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    aprazer402 wrote: »
    ONE

    Nilsson's (the original) is the best!
    Three Dog Night is my favorite. I guess it's because I grew up listening them. I never heard of Nilsson before this but he is good.

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    This is some good competition for Chicago.

    https://youtu.be/TUJmSgViGoM

    https://youtu.be/gKhauqqEYpo

    https://youtu.be/1A0MPWseJIE

    I'm a big fan of Chicago so I guess I would pick them but the other guys are good.
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  • JayCee
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    Almost posted Disturbed. Love SoS! Won't pick one or the other. S&G, legendary. They both get my nod.

    Land of Confusion Disturbified!...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV4oYkIeGJc

    Genesis...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq7FKO5DlV0

    Again, I like both but the Genesis music video hands down (classic 80's MTV)...not a fan of Disturbed's vid!
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    John Prine (RIP) wrote Angel from Montgomery. Beautiful song that I know from Bonnie Raitt. Saw her in concert 3 weeks ago and she was almost in tears speaking about Prine's friendship and passing.

    John's performed it w/these two equally beautiful voices.

    Bonnie Raitt...

    https://player.vimeo.com/video/405278414

    Emmylou Harris...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXo3K8l-uDc

    Bonnie for me.
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    aprazer402 wrote: »

    I know the song, don't own it, and can't say which version(s) I've listened to in the past. First time hearing of Nilsson. Really sounds Beatlesesque and prior to listening I thought I'd prefer TDK but agree, Nilsson. Played it for my wife and Nilsson is the only version she's heard.
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Deadicated Grateful Dead Tribute Album.
    So many great covers.
    Lyle Lovett's Friend of the Devil
    Jane's Addiction doing Ripple.

    I preferred both of these.

    Yes, yes there are.
    The Lyle Lovett track sounds magnificent, too.
    May I just, you know, kinda toss in...

    Warren Zevon's Casey Jones
    Indigo Girlz' Uncle John's Band
    Suzanne Vega's China Doll/Cassidy
    Bruce Hornsby's Jack Straw (maybe he doesn't count, since he risked his life & played keyboardswith the Dead for a while!)
    Los Lobos' Bertha
    ... and my personal fave: Cowboy Junkies To Lay Me Down.
    (but i'd pay money to listen to Margo Timmins read the Toronto phonebook)

    It's the ultimate tribute album (and it was one of the first of the genre, too, as I see it).

    EDIT: I won't categorically say that all of those are better, but they all show so clearly how danged good those songs are -- the bones of those songs (see what I did there? B) are so strong.

    Oooh! I forgot Suzanne Vega doing China Doll! That's another great one, yes! I liked the Los Lobos one, too. It's a worthy collection all around, in general. Each of the tracks I like has something special in a passage or two. That's one of the things that stands out to me about that collection. Meaning, these passages are so intoxicating that they have me rewinding to hear those 15 to 30 seconds over and over again. Even now, nearly - Schiit - 30yrs later. I'm joining the ranks of curmudgeons. Except for you Mark. How have you escaped it?

    You know I didn't have a full appreciation for cowboy junkies when I got that CD in the early 90s. I'm gonna hafta give that another wissen... Surely you noticed the cool art work.

    Bruce Hornsby just doesn't count in general, lol
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    2Cellos or Michael? There is also a 2Cellos Glee version.

    https://youtu.be/Mx0xCI1jaUM

    https://youtu.be/h_D3VFfhvs4
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    Is your love strong enough? Trents wife Mariqueen Maandig or Bryan Ferry?

    https://youtu.be/Mz42uc8KnNk


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    Linda Ronstadt covered Warren Zevon's Poor Poor Pitiful Me...with some small, more gender-appropriate lyrical changes.

    I like Chris Cornell's cover of Billie Jean:

    https://youtu.be/I71ukgaAwWA
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