Best versions - stolen shamelessly

iainment
iainment Posts: 992
edited December 2009 in The bottom bracket
Shamelessly stolen fron BBC London

Which version is better IYHO?

Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart or Stereophonics

All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix

My Girl - Temptations or Otis Redding



And add one of your own to keep it going.
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  • Rod, Jimi and Tempatations for me
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  • Nuggs
    Nuggs Posts: 1,804
    Boys of Summer - The Eagles or The Ataris

    Theme from Cheers - Original or The Wedding Present (best cover ever, IMO)

    Hallelulia - Cohen or Jeff Buckley
  • Rod, Jimi and Tempatations for me

    +1
    Neil
    Help I'm Being Oppressed
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    Wild Horses - Rolling Stones or Susan Boyle
    Cycling weakly
  • american pie madonna or don mclean
    stuck in the middle steelers wheel or louise
    dont only ride a bike
  • rod
    jimi
    ottis
    eagles
    original
    jeff
    don
    steelers
    to all the above
    dont only ride a bike
  • and even tho i hate to say it susan boyle
    she can sing i'l give her that
    dont only ride a bike
  • Monkeypump
    Monkeypump Posts: 1,528
    To OP - Rod & Stereophonics (both great), Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding.

    To Nuggs - Wasn't boys of summer just Don Henley? Halleluja: Glad you didn't mention the awful recent version...

    My own - Live and Let Die: Wings or Guns N Roses?
  • Nuggs
    Nuggs Posts: 1,804
    Monkeypump wrote:
    To Nuggs - Wasn't boys of summer just Don Henley?
    Ah, you might be right. Whoever it was, it was gash compared to The Ataris... :wink:
  • Live and Let Die = Guns and Roses

    Suicide is painless (Theme from MASH) - The Mash or The Manic Street Preachers
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Rod
    Bob
    Otis

    My own,

    I'm Free Rolling Stones or Soup Dragons ?
  • mocev
    mocev Posts: 9
    There's loads.. Generally speaking (imo) the originals are the best.. Jimi's 'Watchtower' being a notable exception.

    Some are just awful and should never have been released...

    Teenage Kicks (Undertones vs Busted)
    I'm Only Sleeping (Beatles vs Suggs)
    We Will Rock You (Queen vs Five)

    Although I was never a fan of the tune, I appreciated the videos for both versions of "Baby I Don't Care" from Transvision Vamp and Jennifer Ellison respectively :shock:
  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    mocev wrote:
    Although I was never a fan of the tune, I appreciated the videos for both versions of "Baby I Don't Care" from Transvision Vamp and Jennifer Ellison respectively :shock:

    mmmmm Wendy James......
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    I tend to agree that in most cases, the original is normally the best version... ...but there are exceptions. Here's one that may split a few...

    Song to the Siren - Tim Buckley or This Mortal Coil
    Cycling weakly
  • When the cover is better?

    Jealous Guy - John Lennon or Roxy Music?
  • Monkeypump
    Monkeypump Posts: 1,528
    dmclite wrote:
    I'm Free Rolling Stones or Soup Dragons ?

    or Mr Humphries?
  • chris farlowe

    xtc

    madness
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,401
    iainment wrote:
    Shamelessly stolen fron BBC London

    Which version is better IYHO?

    Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart or Stereophonics

    All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix

    My Girl - Temptations or Otis Redding



    And add one of your own to keep it going.

    The best version of Handbags was the original by Chris Farlowe. Watchtower, Hendrix. My Girl - Otis but crap song anyway.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Monkeypump wrote:
    dmclite wrote:
    I'm Free Rolling Stones or Soup Dragons ?

    or Mr Humphries?

    Ooh captain Peacock. :P
  • jedster
    jedster Posts: 1,717
    Just like heaven - The Cure or Dinosaur Jn
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    jedster wrote:
    Just like heaven - The Cure or Dinosaur Jn

    The Cure.

    Also than nobber Katie Melhua murdered Just Lkie Heaven, may she burn in hell. :D
  • The best version of Just Like Heaven was released by New Order in 1989 -they renamed it All the Way.
  • tebbit
    tebbit Posts: 604
    Help - Beatles, The Damned

    The Monkees theme or Eh Up We're the Macc Lads?
  • jedster
    jedster Posts: 1,717
    Dirty deeds done dirt cheap - AC/DC or Hayseed Dixie

    ( :P )
  • Jez mon
    Jez mon Posts: 3,809
    Rasputin, Boney M or Turisas
    You live and learn. At any rate, you live
  • Mr Tambourine Man - Dylan or The Byrds
    Let's close our eyes and see what happens
  • Here Come The Girls - Ernie K Doe or The Sugababes
    Let's close our eyes and see what happens
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Hard to Handle

    Otis Redding or The Black Crowes ?
  • andy162
    andy162 Posts: 634
    Man who sold the world.

    Bowie or Nirvana?

    Hounds of Love.

    Kates Bush or Futureheads?
  • HonestAl
    HonestAl Posts: 406
    Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac or Santana?
    "The only absolute statement is that everything is relative" - anon