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PostPosted: 03/26/07 10:08 am    ::: What Cover Song Do You Really Like Or Even Love? Reply Reply with quote

Is there a song that a music artist did a re-make of that you feel did the original version justice?


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 10:17 am    ::: Re: What Cover Song Do You Really Like Or Even Love? Reply Reply with quote

The best cover I have ever heard is Ryan Adams version of "Wonderwall," originally by Oasis. He completely strips it down and makes it really bare and raw. Totally changes what the song is.


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 10:17 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Emmy Lou Harris...Today I Started Loving You Again.

Actually, anything Emmy Lou covers is usually extraordinary.



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 10:17 am    ::: Re: What Cover Song Do You Really Like Or Even Love? Reply Reply with quote

(Original) Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw1fqgg42vo

(Excellent Cover Version) Maxwell - This Woman's Work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRsLEYMd0BQ


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 10:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Bangles "Hazy Shade of Winter" is better than Simon & Garfunkel's original. Same for Linda Ronstadt's take on the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved".

Joan Jett's version of the Rolling Stones' "Star Star" is inspired.

Rilo Kiley did an interesting cover of "Handle With Care" that gives an entirely different perspective than the Travelling Wilburys had in the original.



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 10:23 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:


Rilo Kiley did an interesting cover of "Handle With Care" that gives an entirely different perspective than the Travelling Wilburys had in the original.


That's what I like. A good cover song isn't a singer doing karaoke of someone else's song. Its a whole new interpretation, IMO.

Tori Amos doing Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" is another one.


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 10:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just hearing this version by Dolly Parton should let you know who did the best remake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIAxaM-ooNY


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 11:06 am    ::: Re: What Cover Song Do You Really Like Or Even Love? Reply Reply with quote

MT_Swoopes wrote:
(Original) Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw1fqgg42vo

(Excellent Cover Version) Maxwell - This Woman's Work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRsLEYMd0BQ


That's the first song that came to mind!

I saw Maxwell perform that song live at the Greek Theatre.

It was one of the best live performances I've ever seen.


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 11:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Re-makes I like better than the original

All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix vs Bob Dylan

Never Can Say Goodbye by Gloria Gaynor vs Jackson Five

Not Fade Away by Rolling Stones vs Buddy Holly

Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor vs Prince

I Fought the Law by The Clash vs. Bobby Fuller

You Keep Me Hangin' On by Vanilla Fudge vs the Supremes

#9 Dream by REM (brand new) vs. John Lennon

A Change is Gonna Come by Neville Brothers vs Sam Cooke

With a Little Help from My Friends by Joe Cocker vs The Beatles

Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm vs Michael Jackson

Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon by Urge Overkill vs Neil Diamond

I'm a Believer by The Monkees vs Neil Diamond

On Broadway by George Benson vs. Drifters

Pinball Wizard by Elton John vs. The Who



Interesting in their own way, but not "better"

Satisfaction by Devo vs Rolling Stones

Rock On by Def Leppard vs David Essex

Train in Vain by Annie Lennox vs The Clash

Roll Over Beethoven by ELO vs Chuck Berry

Who'll Stop the Rain by Rod Stewart vs CCR


I'm probably missing a ton more....


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 11:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Usher and Monica's version of "Slow Jam" was better than Midnight Star's original, in my view.



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 11:47 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Alien Ant Farm, "Smooth Criminal"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxeNZOLNh4c


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 1:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Gary Jules cover of Tears for Fears "Mad World" off the Donnie Darko soundtrack. Very morose. It's a great song to crank up on your iPod and walk around the city to -- one of those songs that becomes the sountrack of the world going on around you instead of just the song playing in your headphones (does that make sense?).


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 1:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

k.d. lang:

3 cigarettes in an ashtray (Patsy Cline)

Cryin' (Roy Orbison)

(both are on the k.d. lang "live by request" album)



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 1:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

OO Smooth Criminal, one of my favorite songs from Michael Jackson, AAF did a good job on the cover as well.

Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode, covered by Marilyn Manson

Bryan Adams by Oasis, covered by Bryan Adams

Love Song by The Cure, coverd by 311

In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins, covered by Nonpoint



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 2:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

stevie ray vaughan's ver. of hendrix's "voodoo chile(slight return)"
johnny cash's vers. of NIN "hurt"
rhonda vincent's vers.of dolly parton's "jolene"
johnny cash's vers. of kris kristofferson's "sunday morning coming down"
shawn colvin's vers. of bob dylan's "your goin to make me lonesome"
susan tedeschi's vers. of ray charles "tired of my tears"
aaf doing mj's smooth criminal
ani difranco vers. of rick james' "superfreak"
ollabelle vers. of mississipp fred mcdowell's "jesus on the mainline"
janis joplin's vers. of k. kristofferson's "me and bobbie mcgee"
muddy waters' vers. of big bill broonzy's "i can't be satisfied"
slowhand doing "key to the highway" by big bill broonzy



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 2:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Indigo Girls' live performance of "Tangled Up in Blue" on the "1200 Curfews" album - it's a live album.

They did a number of covers on that album, including:
Midnight Train to Georgia
Down By the River
River
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

But "Tangled" is my fave.



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 3:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Linda Ronstadt's Tumbling Dice is a great tribute to The Rolling Stones original.



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 5:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

24duzitall brought up one of my personal favorites, Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails- but does it count as a cover when the original singer says that the song now belongs to the covering singer?

I also perfer Garth Brooks's version of "Shameless" to Billy Joel's- but the best version is the one they did together in concert.

Heather Nova does a very pretty cover of "We Can Work It Out" by the Beatles.

Tori Amos's cover of "Heart of Gold" is really weird... but I love it. She also did a slow version of "Livin' on a Prayer" that I really like.



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 6:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tori amos also did "smells like teen spirit" from nirvana. one of the few songs of hers i like.



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 7:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Martina McBride did an entire cd of covers called "Timeless"
She stayed true to the origanal sound and arrangement. If you love classic country, you'll love Timeless.
Timeless Cut by Cut
Track listing for Timeless - 2005
You Win Again
Ill Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
I Cant Stop Loving You
Rose Garden
Today I Started Loving You Again
You Aint Woman Enough
Once a Day
Pick Me Up on Your Way Down
I Dont Hurt Anymore
True Love Ways
'Til I Can Make It On My Own
I Still Miss Someone
Heartaches by the Number
Satin Sheets
Thanks A Lot
Loves Gonna Live Here
Make The World Go Away
Help Me Make It Through the Night



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 7:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ben Folds does a cover of Liz Phair's "Chopsticks" in concert sometimes. His voice is so different from hers that even that gives it a different feel. The gender-bending effect is also a nice effect.


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PostPosted: 03/26/07 7:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I like Manson's cover of "Sweet Dreams" and his cover of "This is Halloween"



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 11:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I forgot about those Martina McBride covers! I actually got to see her do some of them live at Radio City. LOVED her version of Rose Garden.

Have the Manson and Cash covers of "Personal Jesus" been mentioned yet? I love how they, and Depeche Mode, each bring something different to the song.



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PostPosted: 03/26/07 11:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jay Brannan has a cover of "Straight Outta Compton" on his myspace page. It has the rap from "Waterfalls" in the middle.

www.myspace.com/jaybrannan

For a similar concept, Ben Folds did a cover of "Bitches at Shit" that he doesn't ham at all. It's interesting.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2_N3CK-6CHk


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PostPosted: 03/27/07 6:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Ben Folds does a cover of Liz Phair's "Chopsticks" in concert sometimes. His voice is so different from hers that even that gives it a different feel. The gender-bending effect is also a nice effect.


My favorite gender switching cover is Lick the Tins doing Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young". Talk about changing the subtext!



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