Covers which are better than then the original

slowmart
slowmart Posts: 4,480
edited February 2016 in The cake stop
Purely subjective of course 8)

Heroes. Peter Gabriel.
“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

Desmond Tutu
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  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,425
    Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675
    edited January 2016
    Tougher Than The Rest, Chris Ledoux.

    Edit. Good call McStumpy.

    Original. Springsteen.
  • mcstumpy
    mcstumpy Posts: 298
    Hurt, Johnny Cash (original by Nine Inch Nails)
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675
    Sympathy For The Devil. Guns N' Roses.

    Original, The Rolling Stones. Controversial?
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Already covered.

    Aye, but. Worth a resurrection (a bit like this forum :? )

    Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor, original Prince.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Do remixes count?
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    orraloon wrote:
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Already covered.

    Aye, but. Worth a resurrection (a bit like this forum :? )

    Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor, original Prince.
    Paulie W wrote:
    Sinead O'Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U:
    :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675
    PBlakeney wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Already covered.

    Aye, but. Worth a resurrection (a bit like this forum :? )

    Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor, original Prince.
    Paulie W wrote:
    Sinead O'Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U:
    :lol:

    Whatever.
  • finchy
    finchy Posts: 6,686
    Walk On By - The Stranglers (original performed by Dionne Warwick, written by Burt Bacharach)
    I Fought The Law - The Dead Kennedys (original by Sonny Curtis)
  • Gloria - Patti Smith
    Look 566
    Dolan Hercules
    Genesis Flyer
    Sintesi 707
    Genesis Aether
    Charge Plug
  • eric_draven
    eric_draven Posts: 1,192
    Personal Jesus by Johnny Cash original Depeche Mode

    Love Cats by Tricky original The Cure
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    orraloon wrote:
    Whatever.
    But which cover artist?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,386
    Head On - Pixies (Jesus and Mary Chain original)
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • sniper68
    sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    Ziggy Stardust-Bauhaus.
  • qube
    qube Posts: 1,899
    Summertime Blues - The Who
  • john_kline
    john_kline Posts: 2,151
    Alphabet Street - Jesus And Mary Chain
    Hey Joe - Soft Cell
  • Valerie.......... Amy
    Original ........ The Zutons
  • forehead
    forehead Posts: 180
    Fairytale of new York - No Use For a Name
    Don't Stop me Now - The Vandals

    great stuff
    Cube - Peloton
    Cannondale - CAAD10
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Forehead wrote:
    Fairytale of new York - No Use For a Name
    Don't Stop me Now - The Vandals

    great stuff

    yes and yes! you have fine musical taste btw!

    I'll add the entire (well most of) me first and the gimme gimmes back catalog.
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,303
    Chris Bass wrote:
    ...me first and the gimme gimmes...
    You what now?
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Chris Bass wrote:
    ...me first and the gimme gimmes...
    You what now?

    members of no use for a name, nofx, lagwagon and others doing punk covers of popular song, worth checking out, stick them into youtube
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,303
    I shall investigate further. Punk covers leads to Mrs Robinson by the Lemonheads. Way better than the original.
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Here is their song list if you are curious:

    (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
    Ain't No Sunshine
    All My Lovin'
    Annie's Song
    Auld Lang Syne
    Blowin' In The Wind
    Boxer
    Come Sail Away
    Coming to America
    Country Roads
    Crazy
    Danny's Song
    Delta Dawn
    Desperado
    Different Drum
    Don't Cry For Me Argentina
    Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
    East Bound And Down
    Elenor
    End of the Road
    Favorite Things
    Fire And Rain
    Goodbye Earl
    Harder They Come
    Hava Nagila ( 2 )
    Heart of Glass
    Hello
    I Am A Rock
    I Believe I Can Fly
    I Only Want To Be With You
    I Sing The Body Electric
    I Write the Songs
    I'll Be There
    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    Isn't She Lovely
    It's Raining On Prom Night
    Jolene
    Jonny's Blessing
    Leaving On A Jet Plane
    Lookin' For Love
    Mahogany
    Mandy
    Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard
    Mona Lisa
    Mother and Child Reunion
    Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)
    My Boyfriend's Back
    Natural Woman
    Nobody Does It Better
    Nothing Comapres 2 U
    O Sole Mio
    Oh Girl
    On My Mind
    On The Road Again
    One Tin Soldier
    Only the Good Die Young
    Over The Rainbow
    Phantom Of The Opera Song
    Rainbow Connection
    Rich Girl
    Rocket Man
    Runaway
    San Francisco
    Save The Best for Last
    Science Fiction Double Feature
    Seasons In The Sun
    She Believes In Me
    Sloop John B
    Sodomy
    Stairway to Heaven
    Stand By Your Man
    Stepping Out
    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Summertime
    Sunday Morning Coming Down
    Superstar
    Sweet Caroline
    Take it on the Run
    The Longest Time
    Tomorrow
    Uptown Girl
    What I Did For Love
    Where Do Broken Hearts Go
    Who Put The Bomp
    Wild World
    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
    You've Got a Friend

    (copy and pasted not written out!)
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  • bbrap
    bbrap Posts: 610
    Breadfan (Metallica) Original by Budgie
    Rose Xeon CDX 3100, Ultegra Di2 disc (nice weather)
    Ribble Gran Fondo, Campagnolo Centaur (winter bike)
    Van Raam 'O' Pair
    Land Rover (really nasty weather :lol: )
  • jawooga
    jawooga Posts: 530
    Redemption Song - Joe Strummer
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675
    Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite, The Rezillos; original by Fleetwood Mac, the original Fleetwood Mac...
  • Different drum by the Lemonheads, original by the stone poneys with Linda ronstadt (absolutely awful!)
  • slowmart
    slowmart Posts: 4,480
    Annie Lennox Waiting in Vain.
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,482
    The Macc Lads - Fat Bastard (cover of Block Buster by Sweet).
    The Macc Lads - Eh up we're the Macc Lads (cover of Hey hey we're the Monkees)

    Roy Chubby Brown - Living next door to Alice.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]