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Old 12-30-2006, 12:31 AM   #16
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Re: Cover Versions that are better than the Original?

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Only one I can think of right now is

Turn The Page - Metallica

Can't agree on that one. I love Seger's original.

As for others:

The Beatles - pretty much any cover they did, but let's say Twist And Shout was the best one

U2 - Everlasting Love

Bruce Springsteen - Jersey Girl (fits Bruce like a glove)

Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

Yes - America
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Best example of a cover being better than the original.
I'd agree with that assessment, and add Smashing Pumpkins' Landslide and Robert Plant's Morning Dew.
Then again, Led Zeppelin's When the Levee Breaks is technically a cover, although I suppose it is more of an interpretation than a strict cover.
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Smashing Pumpkins' Landslide a
got a mp3 of that? i'd be interested to hear it if someone has it...
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got a mp3 of that? i'd be interested to hear it if someone has it...
Got Itunes and an email?

The original is lightyears better btw.
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Blur do an incredible cover of "Maggie May", but I'm not sure it beats the original.
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SP's Landslide blows the original out of the window
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SP's Landslide blows the original out of the window
you're an idiot.
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Hmm I like the Scissor Sisters' version of 'Comfortably Numb', but that's more because I don't like the original.
same here.
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Hands down, the best cover I've ever heard is Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt". The music video, especially, really adds to the song and makes it even more poignant.

Other big favorites include:

Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
Novelle Vague - I Melt With You
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane
Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

Most of those are 100x better than the originals.
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'Wonderwall' by Ryan Adams and 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash
My friend, I would have to agree with you on these.

And yertle, you're right about The Darkness covering 'Street Spirit.' They did it in just the right way. I'll always love the original, but I'm not bothered by the cover in the slightest.

I'd say that I like every Tori Amos cover of Leonard Cohen I've ever heard. Then again, I don't like Cohen's voice, so not sure how fair that is. Her covers of "Rattlesnakes" and "Real Men" are brilliant as well.

Tough call on The Postal Service's version of "Against All Odds." I love it, but the original is brilliant too.

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"Running up That Hill" - Placebo
"Last Christmas" - Manic Street Preachers
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" - My Chemical Romance
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I'd say that I like every Tori Amos cover of Leonard Cohen I've ever heard.
that was the first thing i thought of when i read the thread title. her version of 'famous blue raincoat' is fabulous.

also the sundays 'wild horses' is one of my favourites.
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