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Old 08-31-2017, 01:32 PM   #1
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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)
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:53 PM   #2
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Just as good...maybe better:


Soooo bad:
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:58 PM   #3
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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
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:05 PM   #4
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D'oh! Jester beat me to this one.


Here, have more Cash.
MORE JOHNNY CASH!
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:11 PM   #5
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Oh I really like this one too:


Karen O with Academy Award winning Trent Reznor
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:25 PM   #7
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Always been fond of this one:



And this one:


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Old 08-31-2017, 02:35 PM   #8
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I prefer Vanessa Carlton's version of Paint it Black. I know it's not popular but oh well.

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Old 08-31-2017, 03:14 PM   #9
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All Along the Watchtower and Hurt are the best covers. Even better than the original songs.
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:18 PM   #10
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Cover:


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Old 08-31-2017, 04:03 PM   #11
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Just as good...maybe better:
I would vote Better.

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Oh and some Alien Ant Farm
I actually heard the AAF one before the original.

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Always been fond of this one

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:52 PM   #14
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Perhaps, but I have to say Nirvana or else I get kicked out of the Seattle area.
I've never encountered that in Seattle.

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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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