Best covers of originals.

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,862
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Dang, an LOL? That bad? :D

    Maybe they were listening to it in mono.

    That's pretty funny actually.
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    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • audioluvr
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    Nightfall wrote: »
    Dang, an LOL? That bad? :D

    Fixed it. Happy? :D
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  • afterburnt
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    Viking64 wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Boy if you look into there have been so many covers of "standards" that they hardly belong to anyone. Kindda forgot VH etc. did lots of covers. Just a Gigalo, I got the original somewhere

    "Just a Gigolo" was David Lee Roth solo. As was "California Girls", "Coconut Grove", "Tobacco Road", and maybe a few more I don't remember. :p
    VH etc.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,287
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Johnny Cash Hurt

    The original is a million times better, imo.
  • The original "Mad World" was by Tears for Fears.
    It was done in some sort of Calypso hip hop popsy wopsy disco train wreck.

    The song was saved years later by Gary Jules who slowed the song down into a melodic melancholy piece and was used in a Gears of War game trailer.
    Brilliant.

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  • seabeerob213
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    edited November 2020
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

    David allan coe and george jones are both much better. They sound like emotion and not processing. Not trying to ruffle feathers here, that's just my take.
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  • There's several, Pearl Jams version of last kiss, George Jones version of White Lightning, Dropkick Murphys version of Fortunate Son, RCHP Higher Ground, Billy Idols version of Mony Mony, The Beatles version of Twist and Shout and Act Naturally(Buck Owens' is just good), and so many others I can't think of at the moment.
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  • I also really like, that after John Michael Montgomery did I Swear, All4One did I Can Love You Like That, he may not have wrote it, but it was his song. And them both doing eachother right with their covers was great.
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  • txcoastal1
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

    David allan coe and george jones are both much better. They sound like emotion and not processing. Not trying to ruffle feathers here, that's just my take.

    The title of the thread is best covers of originals, not better. There are a lot of songs that have been covered 10's of times. Many of these a very good, and IMHO Chris did a nice rendition and a bit of a revival of the original, in which I really enjoy.
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  • mhardy6647
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    That Jeff Buckley guy did a passable cover version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah...

    B)
  • Viking64
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    That Jeff Buckley guy did a passable cover version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah...

    B)

    Jeff Buckley? Leonard Cohen? Are you just making up names now?
  • jdjohn
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    Although Linda Ronstadt's original "Blue Bayou" was very nice, I'd say Roy Orbison's cover of it is the best cover. Dude could croon.
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  • mhardy6647
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    edited November 2020
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Although Linda Ronstadt's original "Blue Bayou" was very nice, I'd say Roy Orbison's cover of it is the best cover. Dude could croon.

    Umm... Roy Orbison cowrote the song and recorded it in the early 1960s. I reckon you did know that, though, and are just yankin' the chains of keyboard warriors like, umm.. me ;)

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    Ms Ronstadt did (IMO) some nice covers -- although she was sometimes reviled by her coverees. Elvis Costello fairly leaps to mind: he hated her version of Allison.
    She generally seemed to miss the nuance or irony of a lot of the songs she covered (e.g., Chuck Berry's Livin' in the USA, which, like Springsteens Born in the USA, expressed a pretty anti-American point of view) -- but she still turned out pleasant, enjoyable covers across her career.

    Her version, e.g., of Lowell George's (Little Feats') Roll Um Easy is, IMO and FWIW, quite dandy.


    as is, I'd opine, her cover of Willin'.


    on the other hand -- I mean -- Tumbling Dice?! ;)



    Her Warren Zevon covers are kind of amusingly naive sounding, but still pleasant... and, heck, she helped introduce him to AOR radio, which was, ultimately, a good thing for everyone. :)






  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,306
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    That Jeff Buckley guy did a passable cover version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah...

    B)

    Jeff Buckley? Leonard Cohen? Are you just making up names now?

    Here, I made up another one just for you :smiley:




    oh, and this cover of Joni Mitchell (or Roberta Joan Anderson, if you prefer) by that same made up lady ;)




    oh, wait -- just one more thing...

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    Ms Ronstadt also did do a nice cover of the Everly Brothers' (both of whom, Phil and Don, I just made up, just for this thread) When Will I Be Loved?




  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,801
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here, I made up another one just for you :smiley:

    oh, and this cover of Joni Mitchell (or Roberta Joan Anderson, if you prefer) by that same made up lady ;)

    oh, wait -- just one more thing...

    Ms Ronstadt also did do a nice cover of the Everly Brothers' (both of whom, Phil and Don, I just made up, just for this thread) When Will I Be Loved?

    I have heard of Judy Collins. Although I still get Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon confused.

    Linda Ronstadt's version of "When Will I Be Loved" was my favorite song when I was 10. I just checked her singles, and she had at least 10 cover songs that were hug hits that I thought were the original versions until I was in my 20s. :p
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,801
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Although Linda Ronstadt's original "Blue Bayou" was very nice, I'd say Roy Orbison's cover of it is the best cover. Dude could croon.

    I lost all respect for him when he stole songs from Nazareth and Van Halen. :p
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,306
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here, I made up another one just for you :smiley:

    oh, and this cover of Joni Mitchell (or Roberta Joan Anderson, if you prefer) by that same made up lady ;)

    oh, wait -- just one more thing...

    Ms Ronstadt also did do a nice cover of the Everly Brothers' (both of whom, Phil and Don, I just made up, just for this thread) When Will I Be Loved?

    I have heard of Judy Collins. Although I still get Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon confused.
    As did some of their lovers over the years. :|
    Linda Ronstadt's version of "When Will I Be Loved" was my favorite song when I was 10. I just checked her singles, and she had at least 10 cover songs that were hug hits that I thought were the original versions until I was in my 20s. :p
    Hug. Definitely hug.

    ;)

  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,801
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Hug. Definitely hug.

    ;)

    HAHAHA I could make a string of "jokes" with the titles of at least 12 Linda Ronstadt songs in response to that, but I shall spare everyone the agony.
  • afterburnt
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Although Linda Ronstadt's original "Blue Bayou" was very nice, I'd say Roy Orbison's cover of it is the best cover. Dude could croon.

    Umm... Roy Orbison cowrote the song and recorded it in the early 1960s. I reckon you did know that, though, and are just yankin' the chains of keyboard warriors like, umm.. me ;)

    8eulb08mxf7x.png
    https://xkcd.com/386/

    Ms Ronstadt did (IMO) some nice covers -- although she was sometimes reviled by her coverees. Elvis Costello fairly leaps to mind: he hated her version of Allison.
    She generally seemed to miss the nuance or irony of a lot of the songs she covered (e.g., Chuck Berry's Livin' in the USA, which, like Springsteens Born in the USA, expressed a pretty anti-American point of view) -- but she still turned out pleasant, enjoyable covers across her career.

    Her version, e.g., of Lowell George's (Little Feats') Roll Um Easy is, IMO and FWIW, quite dandy.


    as is, I'd opine, her cover of Willin'.


    on the other hand -- I mean -- Tumbling Dice?! ;)



    Her Warren Zevon covers are kind of amusingly naive sounding, but still pleasant... and, heck, she helped introduce him to AOR radio, which was, ultimately, a good thing for everyone. :)






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  • gyosa
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    “More than this”
    10,000 maniacs cover of Roxy Music’s original

    Better

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    The Chromatics “the sound of silence”

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    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Disturbed "The Sound Of Silence"

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  • westmassguy
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    The original "Mad World" was by Tears for Fears.
    It was done in some sort of Calypso hip hop popsy wopsy disco train wreck.

    The song was saved years later by Gary Jules who slowed the song down into a melodic melancholy piece and was used in a Gears of War game trailer.
    Brilliant.
    The boys from Tears for Fears prefer his version to their own.
    Cuts right through you.

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  • txcoastal1 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

    David allan coe and george jones are both much better. They sound like emotion and not processing. Not trying to ruffle feathers here, that's just my take.

    The title of the thread is best covers of originals, not better. There are a lot of songs that have been covered 10's of times. Many of these a very good, and IMHO Chris did a nice rendition and a bit of a revival of the original, in which I really enjoy.

    To each their own I suppose, I meant no disrespect in my comment. Yes I know DAC was the original and this is a conversation of covers. I do prefer George Jones cover though personally of were talking covers.
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  • aiconn
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    My favorite is The Black Crowes covering Otis Redding's Hard To Handle.
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  • mhardy6647
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    aiconn wrote: »
    My favorite is The Black Crowes covering Otis Redding's Hard To Handle.

    Pigpen/The Dead also do a pretty nice version on Bear's Choice.



    (and I guess there were even better live versions than that one...)