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TurtleWA 08-31-2017 01:32 PM

Cover Songs that you think are just as good/better than original, plus horrible ones
 
You don't need to post one for every option in title. You could just post what you enjoy. Or whatever. :)

Just as good.

Original: Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973)

Better.

Original: Bob Dylan (1967)

Horrible.

Original: Aerosmith (1975)

Jester 08-31-2017 01:53 PM

Just as good...maybe better:


Soooo bad:

plastroncafe 08-31-2017 01:58 PM

These are the first two that came to my mind.




D'oh! Jester beat me to this one.
That's fine, it's so good it deserves to be shown twice.



Here, have more Cash.

Oh and some Alien Ant Farm

Jester 08-31-2017 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plastroncafe (Post 1710842)
D'oh! Jester beat me to this one.


Here, have more Cash.

MORE JOHNNY CASH!

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy 08-31-2017 02:11 PM




plastroncafe 08-31-2017 02:20 PM

Oh I really like this one too:


Karen O with Academy Award winning Trent Reznor

Andrew NDB 08-31-2017 02:25 PM

Always been fond of this one:



And this one:


Cure 08-31-2017 02:35 PM

I prefer Vanessa Carlton's version of Paint it Black. I know it's not popular but oh well.


snake 08-31-2017 03:14 PM

All Along the Watchtower and Hurt are the best covers. Even better than the original songs.

Powder 08-31-2017 03:18 PM

Original:


Cover:


Original:


Cover:

TurtleWA 08-31-2017 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jester (Post 1710839)
Just as good...maybe better:

I would vote Better.

Quote:

Originally Posted by plastroncafe (Post 1710842)
Oh and some Alien Ant Farm

I actually heard the AAF one before the original. :lol:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1710848)
Always been fond of this one


Never heard that Busta and Ozzy collaboration. I like it!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cure (Post 1710849)
I prefer Vanessa Carlton's version of Paint it Black. I know it's not popular but oh well.

I know the feeling. I don't think this is as popular as the original but I like it.

TurtleWA 08-31-2017 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snake (Post 1710853)
All Along the Watchtower and Hurt are the best covers. Even better than the original songs.

Yes indeed. :)

Some others...Nirvana's cover of 'The Man Who Sold The World' is better than the original by David Bowie. Killswitch Engage's cover of 'Holy Diver' I like more than the original by Dio. And A Perfect Circle's cover of 'Imagine' is almost better than John Lennon's version, imho.

plastroncafe 08-31-2017 04:20 PM

The thing I love specifically about Cash's cover of "hurt" is just how different the song feels with an older man singing it, than when a younger one does.
It almost changes the meaning of the song. Just brilliant.

Wesley 08-31-2017 04:52 PM

Agree with most other choices posted as well.

Just as good: Downtown by the Saw Doctors with petula clark
Original: Petula clark

Better: Dreams by The Corrs
Original: Fleetwood Mac

Better: I'm a Believer by The Monkees
Original: Neil Diamond

Just as good: Fields of Gold by Nadine Coyle
Original: Eva Cassidy

Horrible: Sweet Caroline by Dustin the Turkey
Original: Neil Diamond

snake 08-31-2017 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurtleWA (Post 1710869)
Yes indeed. :)

Some others...Nirvana's cover of 'The Man Who Sold The World' is better than the original by David Bowie..

No way! Bowie's version is miles ahead.

Totally agree with Plastron on Hurt. Perfect, perfect fit. Even Trent Reznor thinks that Cash did it better. :lol:

TurtleWA 08-31-2017 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plastroncafe (Post 1710872)
The thing I love specifically about Cash's cover of "hurt" is just how different the song feels with an older man singing it, than when a younger one does.
It almost changes the meaning of the song. Just brilliant.

Yeah I can definitely see that. Songs are open to interpretation for sure. With the younger dude it feels like a drug addiction type of song. Yeah Cash had his drug days. But with old Johnny it's like he's showing some despair similar to that found in Eriksons's final developmental stage. Maybe not so much about the addiction aspects though, like with the younger guy. But more about the struggles some have to cope with in later life. Idk.

Andrew NDB 08-31-2017 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurtleWA (Post 1710884)
Yeah I can definitely see that. Songs are open to interpretation for sure. With the younger dude it feels like a drug addiction type of song. Yeah Cash had his drug days. But with old Johnny it's like he's showing some despair similar to that found in Eriksons's final developmental stage. Maybe not so much about the addiction aspects though, like with the younger guy. But more about the struggles some have to cope with in later life. Idk.

Yeah, the Cash version very much feels like a guy at the end of his days looking back at his whole life, painfully.

The original version was Reznor ruminating about the then-present life of self-inflicted drug squalor he was in at the time and, basically, whining about it. Kind of wish he'd go back to that, though... after "The Fragile" he has barely done any music worth listening to.

snake 08-31-2017 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1710885)
Yeah, the Cash version very much feels like a guy at the end of his days looking back at his whole life, painfully.

The original version was Reznor ruminating about the then-present life of self-inflicted drug squalor he was in at the time and, basically, whining about it. Kind of wish he'd go back to that, though... after "The Fragile" he has barely done any music worth listening to.

Trent is still quality. Add Violence was actually decent and his newer stuff represents the fact that he ISN'T an angsty teenager anymore. Have you seen the dude now? He's buff as f*ck and has a family.

TurtleWA 08-31-2017 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snake (Post 1710883)
No way! Bowie's version is miles ahead.

Perhaps, but I have to say Nirvana or else I get kicked out of the Seattle area. You know the bands somewhat of a local icon. I am biased.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1710885)
Yeah, the Cash version very much feels like a guy at the end of his days looking back at his whole life, painfully.

The original version was Reznor ruminating about the then-present life of self-inflicted drug squalor he was in at the time and, basically, whining about it. Kind of wish he'd go back to that, though... after "The Fragile" he has barely done any music worth listening to.

I know a lot of musicians find it hard to keep making good music after bigger type successes. Sounds like I'm not missing out on much with him.

Andrew NDB 08-31-2017 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snake (Post 1710886)
Trent is still quality. Add Violence was actually decent and his newer stuff represents the fact that he ISN'T an angsty teenager anymore. Have you seen the dude now? He's buff as f*ck and has a family.

Trent has been huge for a while now. "Tank Reznor" he was called.

Let's see... I loved Pretty Hate Machine, Downward Spiral, The Fragile... and that was about it. I got "With Teeth" and only liked "The Hand That Feeds." I didn't like anything on "Year Zero." I think I remember it being very political... Trent really angry at Bush or something. I enjoyed "Ghosts" and find myself using those as temp audio tracks in film editing, but these are all strictly instrumental tracks. I haven't heard anything since, so you tell me if there's been anything worthwhile.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurtleWA (Post 1710887)
Perhaps, but I have to say Nirvana or else I get kicked out of the Seattle area.

I've never encountered that in Seattle.

Quote:

I know a lot of musicians find it hard to keep making good music after bigger type successes. Sounds like I'm not missing out on much with him.
Hip hop artists are the worst about that. You get maybe one "album," two tops, then it's all about the money and cars and such.


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