Covers which are better than then the original

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  • Genuinely Great

    Epic. I love the violinist.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,202
    Stevo 666 wrote:

    Roy Chubby Brown


    Get out.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,038
    Stevo 666 wrote:

    Roy Chubby Brown


    Get out.
    Get what out?
    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.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,949
    Stevo 666 wrote:

    Roy Chubby Brown


    Get out.
    I guess that means you don't like him. The song is quite amusing though. I strongly recommend you don't listen to his cover version of the Wurzels hit 'I am a cider drinker', the topically titled 'I am asylum seeker'.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,202
    Neither should you.
  • forehead
    forehead Posts: 180
    About 10 years ago Marky and Bungle did a bootleg remis of Open Your Eyes by Snow Patrol. Massive tune. Heard it get dropped at a few nights in Bristol over about 12 months then nothing.
    Cube - Peloton
    Cannondale - CAAD10
  • earth
    earth Posts: 934
    Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan - original Jimi Hendrix.
  • crumbschief
    crumbschief Posts: 3,399
    team47b wrote:
    Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley.

    Great choice,i miss his sounds.
  • finchy
    finchy Posts: 6,686
    Heartbreak Hotel - John Cale
    Hallelujah - also John Cale
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,949
    Neither should you.
    That's me told then.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • mr_goo
    mr_goo Posts: 3,770
    bbrap wrote:
    Breadfan (Metallica) Original by Budgie

    You're kidding hopefully.
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • mr_goo
    mr_goo Posts: 3,770
    1812 Overture (Live) - Rainbow.
    Original by some chap called Tchaikovsky (he didn't have Cozy Powell on drums)
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • Harry182
    Harry182 Posts: 1,169
    The Cowboy Junkies' cover of The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane". (Just thinking about it gives me (good) chills.
  • byke68
    byke68 Posts: 1,070
    The Wedding Present doing Altered Images "Happy Birthday"
    Folkstorm's "version" (Tarmvred No 5) of Mambo No 5, bound to clear a dance floor!
    Cannondale Trail 6 - crap brakes!
    Cannondale CAAD8
  • earth wrote:
    Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan - original Jimi Hendrix.

    Like.

    Although I'd also throw in Sting's version with the Gil Evans band backing him - Hiram Bullock on guitar, Kenward Dennard on drums and Mark Egan on bass. Truly fantastic.


    Grace Jones - Love is the Drug, so much better than that fucking pub singer.
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,119
    team47b wrote:
    Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley.

    Definitely.

    Have to disagree with whoever said Amy's version of Valerie though.

    I would add pretty much any cover of a song originally done by Dylan. Used to think the Gary Jules version of Mad World but now I'm not so sure as I like the contrast of the upbeat music of the Tears for Fears version against the lyrics.
  • eric_draven
    eric_draven Posts: 1,192
    edited February 2016
    orraloon wrote:
    Sympathy For The Devil. Guns N' Roses.

    Original, The Rolling Stones. Controversial?

    Wasn't this just Axle Rose as he used a different guitarist to Slash because his playing wasn't good enough,apparently it's when Slash realized he was not part of the band anymore

    personally think G n' R killed it,but the guess that's what makes us all different
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,802
    orraloon wrote:
    Sympathy For The Devil. Guns N' Roses.

    Original, The Rolling Stones. Controversial?

    Wasn't this just Axle Rose as he used a different guitarist to Slash because his playing wasn't good enough,apparently it's when Slash realized he was part of the band anymore

    personally think G n' R killed it,but the guess that's what makes us all different

    Well, Wiki says that it was a contributory factor to rythym guitarist Gilby Clarke leaving, before Slash finally departed in 1996, 2 years after the recording.

    Anyway, as posited before, seen Axl Rose and Rab C Nesbitt in the same room?
  • eric_draven
    eric_draven Posts: 1,192
    orraloon wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    Sympathy For The Devil. Guns N' Roses.

    Original, The Rolling Stones. Controversial?

    Wasn't this just Axle Rose as he used a different guitarist to Slash because his playing wasn't good enough,apparently it's when Slash realized he was part of the band anymore

    personally think G n' R killed it,but the guess that's what makes us all different

    Well, Wiki says that it was a contributory factor to rythym guitarist Gilby Clarke leaving, before Slash finally departed in 1996, 2 years after the recording.

    Anyway, as posited before, seen Axl Rose and Rab C Nesbitt in the same room?

    Think it was more Slash knew his time in the band was over,read his biography 7/8 years ago,which is a pretty good read
  • Days - Kirsty MacColl
    Original The Kinks

    A New England - Kirsty MacColl
    Original Billy Bragg
  • Stop Your Sobbing - The Pretenders
    Original The Kinks
  • random man
    random man Posts: 1,518
    Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire, better then the Beatles.

    RIP Maurice White
  • earth
    earth Posts: 934
    People Are Strange - Echo and the Bunnymen - original Doors
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    This flight tonight. Nazareth.
    Original Joni Mitchell
  • Woodstock by Joni Mitchell, covered by CSNY.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrWNTqbLFFE
    Infinite diversity, infinte variations
  • crispybug2
    crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Got The Time - Anthrax

    Original by Joe Jackson.
  • All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,802
    Songbird, Eva Cassidy, original Fleetwood Mac
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,802
    Moontrane wrote:
    Woodstock by Joni Mitchell, covered by CSNY.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrWNTqbLFFE

    I'd vote the Matthews Southern Comfort cover of Woodstock superior to the CSNY version.
  • crispybug2
    crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Two which strangely haven't been mentioned so far but stand head and shoulders above the original versions by taking them in an entirely different direction and have both stood the test of time!

    Tainted Love - Soft Cell Original by Gloria Jones

    Only Love Can Break Your Heart - St Etienne. Original by Neil Young and Crazy Horse