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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:08 AM

Song covers that are better than the originals.

Few and far between... so much so that for me there really is only one standout...

I'll preface this by saying that I have an enormous love for Tears for Fears. "Head Over Heels", in particular, is a fantastic production. And "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is an acknowledged classic. But, sorry to say....

This:



Is better than this:



It's so obvious to me that this song should have been slower paced as in the Gary Jules version that I'm left wondering "what were they thinking?"

A beautiful song in either case, though.


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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:10 AM

1. One if favorites. Maybe not better but it's up there. Welcome to my nightmare.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:18 PM

238. I remember a friend being pissed that they bought a record of hits by the originals.

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It was the band The Originals, covering all of the songs. 😂

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:10 AM

2. By the way, Donnie Darko brought me here.

LOL

Spending my lockdown catching up on movies I've always meant to see but never took the time.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:46 PM

63. Which version do you have? There's a director's cut that's a few minutes longer than

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the non-director's cut. Unfortunately, both of my DVDs are the shorter version.

That's a great song in the movie, isn't it?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #63)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:19 PM

102. I doubt it was the director's cut. It's the version streaming on the Filmrise app.

I really liked the movie, by the way. In my mind I have competing interpretations of what happened, and that's a good thing.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:36 PM

126. Donnie Darko!

That's when I first discovered this song too...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:10 AM

3. Don't Be Cruel by Cheap Trick is one of my favorite remakes. n/t

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Response to brewens (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:24 PM

181. This one is pretty good too :)

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:12 AM

4. Foo Fighters "Baker Street"

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:51 PM

70. Agreed!!

I never much like the original when it was in it's heyday, but was amazed when I'd heard this version.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:16 AM

5. Okay. Most will like the original. But I love this version.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:18 AM

6. Didn't know this existed. Thanks. :)

Are we picking on Elvis this morning?

LOL

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:51 PM

71. I love that version! I have never heard it before. But I love Roland Gift's voice.

It's so unique and unusually pleasant. I also love "Johnny Come Home" and pretty much all the FYCs other songs as well. Thanks for posting that!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #71)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:12 PM

96. Thanks. It's always nice to hear I'm not alone in music taste!!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 06:58 PM

225. They were so underated!

At least in the US.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:23 AM

7. Jimi's cover of Dylans song ....

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Response to KPN (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:33 AM

19. My pick too n/t

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Response to KPN (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:40 AM

23. Absolutely!

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Response to KPN (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:51 AM

32. No doubt

Beat me too it. Even Dylan recognized it.

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Response to KPN (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:05 PM

85. +1

Jimi did a great version of "Like a Rolling Stone," too.

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Response to KPN (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:38 PM

160. +2. Great song.

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Response to KPN (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:32 PM

186. I saw Dylan's Americanarama tour a few years ago

 

He had rescored all of his classic songs to the same repetitive blues bar. And he stood in the back of the stage so you couldn't even see him, singing in this frog croaking voice. And yes, he croaked out "Watchtower."

I would rather that his co-acts, My Morning Jacket and Wilco, had just kept the stage. And his special guests! Jackson Browne and Nancy Sinatra! She performed Sonny and Cher's "Bang Bang (He Shot Me Down)." Browne joined My Morning Jacket for a cover of Dylan's "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" that was thankfully not rescored to blues.

Oh, and I like Marilyn Manson's cover of Eurythmic's "Sweet Dreams."

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Response to KPN (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:01 PM

200. Any Dylan song is better as a cover NT

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:24 AM

8. The Sound of Silence..

The band Disturbed covered the original by Simon and Garfunkel. I think it's awesome.

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Response to BleedsBlue (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:03 PM

82. Yeah, that is a good one.

Sound of silence is one of my top favorite songs and I usually do not like covers of it. Disturbed did a great job though. Actually it is the only cover I like.
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Response to BleedsBlue (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:24 PM

112. I was going to post this one!

Have you seen the video with stills and footage from the Vietnam War with this song as background? Powerful. I don't remember where I saw it (maybe on DU!) but it's excellent.

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Response to BleedsBlue (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 12:50 AM

250. Interesting, to me the Disturbed version sounds like they have no idea what the lyrics mean

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:25 AM

9. Maybe not better but, real good.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:25 AM

10. I'm alone on this one - but here ya go...



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Response to lame54 (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:45 PM

135. You are not alone my friend ... that's a great cover ...

But if I'z gonna pick 1 fave UT cover, it would be this one, personally ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #135)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:50 PM

139. Also good

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:26 AM

11. Tons of them

 

A lot of remakes of 60's and early 70's songs. My take is because the original artists really couldn't cut loose based upon constraints at the time.


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Response to rufus dog (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:19 PM

103. Thanks for that, rufus dog!

So good, I'm going to have to listen twice.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:21 PM

179. I was going to put this in my list, but you kinda already started this tip, so

I'll just put this here if that's cool

The Allman's classic ... I won't say it's better, but it SOUNDS better due to newer tech, and it's every bit the equal to the original musically ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #179)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 05:15 PM

223. Hmmmm another good one. NT

 

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:27 AM

12. Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends"

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:53 AM

33. Another great one

He owns it. His signature song.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:03 PM

36. Also this one..

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #36)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:20 PM

104. Add Unchain My Heart to the Joe Cocker list,

but it wouldn't be fair to list all the covers Linda Ronstadt did better than the originals.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:42 PM

55. I like Joe Cocker's version of The Letter, originally done by The Box Tops...






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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:28 AM

13. It's quirky, but still ...

Reel Big Fish. A-Ha's "Take on me"



Norwegian dance meets ska-punk.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:28 AM

14. Arlo Guthrie's cover of "City of New Orleans" by Steve Goodman.

Hardly anyone knows that Steve Goodman wrote the song, actually, since Guthrie's rendition is the well-known standard.

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Response to Music Man (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:57 PM

77. I'll go meta and say I like Willie Nelson's version (1982), which is more

a cover of Guthrie's version than a cover of Goodman's.

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Response to Music Man (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:38 PM

128. Nope Steve Goodman's is better. I know it's subjective But,

you are wrong

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:31 AM

15. I don't like the band but I love this remake.







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Response to GemDigger (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:46 AM

26. That is pretty amazing

He has an incredible voice. Not just the range high to low but the range from clear to raspy growl.

Thanks for that.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:02 PM

35. An incredible voice.

He trained to be a Cantor and that is what gave us his voice. The rest of their music is a little too heavy for me.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:35 PM

49. Found this version a couple of years ago

While poking around on YouTube. Blew me away!!

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Response to Alliepoo (Reply #49)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:48 PM

66. The video blew me away and I love the reaction (Dee Omar especially) videos about this.

Her reaction and mine was the exact same.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:32 AM

16. Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus





I love David Bowie, but even Bowie himself thought that Bauhaus did this song better than he did.

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Response to neeksgeek (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:04 PM

37. That's a tough one. I have to go with Bowie.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #37)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:50 PM

141. Give Ziggy to Bowie, But I'll give Bauhaus Telegram Sam and Severance





Originals by T-Rex



and Dead Can Dance....

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #141)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:17 PM

237. Thanks for those! nt

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Response to neeksgeek (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:09 PM

90. looooooooooooove Bauhaus ♥



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Response to Celerity (Reply #90)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:48 PM

138. Me too! And Love and Rockets too! nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #138)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:04 PM

150. and Dalis Car ♥ and Tones On Tail ♥





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Response to Celerity (Reply #150)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:08 PM

203. But of course ... & I also quite like some Peter Murphy and Daniel Ash solo stuff ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #203)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:18 PM

210. +1

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:32 AM

17. Completely disagree about Mad World.

Jules' version is mopey; the original's new-wave surrealism is a perfect fit on the album.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:24 PM

110. I can respect that. :)

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:33 AM

18. All along the watchtower.

Natural woman.

Texas flood.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:34 AM

20. This cover of Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm rocks



And I know this will be sacrilege to undermine both David Bowie and Freddie Mercury but i like this edgier version of Under Pressure by the Used





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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:38 AM

21. Johnny Cash - Mercy Seat

Some of my friends were at a Nick Cave show once, where he introduced it as "A Johnny Cash Song"...

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Response to Salviati (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:16 PM

177. I bet when Cave found out Johnny Cash was going to cover one of his songs

he had to go lie down for a while.


Cave is a great, great artist in his own right but the influence is obvious.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:39 AM

22. (What's so funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Best cover ever.

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:18 PM

39. Elvis doesn't do many covers

That ones a classic. Another good one is his take in the Animals “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #39)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:30 PM

185. "That's All Right Mama'' by Arthur Crudup 1947, covered by Elvis and put on Rolling

Stone's Greatest 500 [#113].

Elvis' "Love Me Tender' was a very old folk song titled 'Aura Lee'.

[Both songs skyrocketed Elvis' career']

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Response to empedocles (Reply #185)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:12 PM

207. *ahem* (different Elvis)

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:48 PM

67. Wow. I still get the same "jolt" as I did back in high school...

40 years ago!

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:08 PM

87. Had no idea he didn't write this. :)

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:01 AM

258. + 1

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:40 AM

24. Pretty much anything by Big Daddy '59

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:43 AM

25. Johnny Cash's version of Hurt



Vs NIN’s version





I like both but the Cash version just resonates.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:50 AM

30. Even Trent Reznor has said Cash's is better.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:41 PM

162. True . Reznor said that Hurt became Johnny Cash's song. nt

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:51 AM

31. That's my normal go-to for this question...



You can tell that Johnny actually dealt with those demons. He got it.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:50 PM

140. Well ... so did Trent, to be fair

I love both versions.
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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:50 AM

27. One of the best covers of all time



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Response to edhopper (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:58 AM

34. I didn't know that

I thought it originally was a Joplin song. I just listened to Franklin's version, and I like it too. It is Joplins signature son though.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #34)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:18 PM

40. Written by the great

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Response to edhopper (Reply #40)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:33 PM

46. Just queued up a compilation album of Bert Berns songs

I did recognize several of his songs.

Thank you for the suggestion.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:43 PM

58. Wow!!!!!!

Have never heard the Franklin version-it’s fantastic!! Still love Janis the best but, Wow!!!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:56 PM

148. Wow. Awesome choice. Forgot all about that one! Definitely righ up

there if not THE best.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:50 AM

28. Since you brought up Mad World, here's Curt Smith and his daughter Dive





Very beautifully done!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:09 PM

91. Nice!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:50 AM

29. "Doin' Time", a Sublime song covered by Lana Del Rey. She owns it. It's hers now.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:15 PM

99. Def a contender...what's wild is that it's not even top three on the album, maybe not top five

The proper rankings are

1. Venice Bitch
2. Mariners Apartment Complex
3. hope is a dangerous thing...etc.
4. Norman Fucking Rockwell
5. Fuck it I love you / or Doin' Time cover

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:22 PM

106. Yeah. That's really good

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:11 PM

38. Three versions of "Woodstock"

The version most folks know:



The original:



And the version that's been largely lost to the passing years:



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Response to gratuitous (Reply #38)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:23 PM

41. Joni was in New York

for the Dick Cavett Show and didn't make it to Woodstock.

But captured it in this song none the less.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:23 PM

42. Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:24 PM

43. One of my all time favorites-

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face sung by Roberta Flack. Written by Ewan MacColl and sung by Peggy Seeger originally, there was a nice folksy cover by Peter, Paul and Mary but Roberta Flack made it magical! Others have covered this song as well. I think I saw a version by George Michael, too.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:28 PM

44. Ry Cooder's reggae version of "It's All Over Now."

Better than the original by The Valentinos, better than the cover by The Rolling Stones---best cover of a popular song ever, from my standpoint.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:29 PM

45. Aretha Franklin had some great covers...

couple of my favourites:








Better than the originals? Depends on how much soul you like

Sid


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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:33 PM

47. Sea of Love



Maybe not better, but different

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:34 PM

48. Always Something There to Remind Me

Naked Eyes' version may not be the best but it's my favorite.

Also, I LOVE the Derek & The Dominos version of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing."

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #48)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:55 PM

75. I love their version as well. I love his voice.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:36 PM

50. 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', as covered by Cyndi Lauper n/t

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Response to sl8 (Reply #50)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:05 PM

84. Agree nt

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:37 PM

51. When I saw your title, the first song I thought of was "Mad World". N/T

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Response to Foolacious (Reply #51)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:12 PM

97. Well, yeah, and here's a funny thing...

I don't agree with any of the other choices posted here. LOL.

Especially the cover of Sounds of Silence. That song is meant to be understated and solemn, not brutalized.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:39 PM

52. Santana's Black Magic Woman. Original early Fleetwood Mac. N/t

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:40 PM

53. Wild Horses covered by The Sundays.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #53)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:24 PM

113. Love that version!

As well as the original.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:52 PM

142. +2 nt

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:42 PM

54. "Superman" - R.E.M.

The original was done by a 1960s pop band from Houston called The Clique:



R.E.M.'s cover:








#newrostrong

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:48 PM

65. Yes!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:53 PM

144. +2 Mike Mill's first lead vocal for REM, an interesting point of fact ...

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:06 PM

236. I had no idea that was a cover.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:43 PM

56. Pete Seeger's version of Dylan's "Forever Young" comes to mind.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:43 PM

57. Heart Full of Soul..... Rush

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:45 PM

59. It's funny, I have been obsessed with this song lately and I also prefer the Gary Jules version and

the slower tempo. I do like Tears for Fears, but their version had to fast of a tempo for the mood of this song.

It is a hauntingly beautiful song, but also kind of depressing. However, very apropos of the situation we find ourselves in currently.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:45 PM

60. Great thread

THIS - she starts singing at 1.57


OVER


Both are lovely but Aretha wins

I never post these two without remembering the night at a party when two guys got into a fight over which one was better - an ironic moment in my life which I'll never forget. Who fights over this beautiful song?

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Response to malaise (Reply #60)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:16 PM

100. Paul Simon did an alternate, solo cover of his own song that was surprisingly good . . .



I had thought this song impossible to do without Art Garfunkel, but Simon pleasantly surprised me.

I love the version by Aretha Franklin. I had not heard that. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #100)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:21 PM

105. Damn that cover is fascinating

The intro background is very similar to Aretha's cover.
By the way that party was decades ago.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:45 PM

61. L.A. Woman - Elephant Stone

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #61)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:41 PM

131. You can't be serious.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:46 PM

62. "Hello in There," Bette Midler

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Response to badseedboy (Reply #62)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:04 PM

83. Her Beast of Burden was pretty great too. Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #83)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:42 PM

132. Yes! I had forgotten. Thank you. nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:47 PM

64. Arrangement is similar

but the singer is lightyears better.




Also, I think the Monkees' version of I'm a Believer is better than Neil Diamond's (who wrote it), and definitely better than Smash Mouth's.


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:50 PM

68. Satisfaction

cover:


original:



What Mick Jagger did when he first heard the Devo version:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/mick-jagger-danced-around-the-office-1062872

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:51 PM

69. Type O Negative - Cinnamon Girl

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:40 PM

161. Type O Neg also did a cool cover of "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts. nt

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:53 PM

72. Weird Al Yankovic'c cover of - Subterranean Homesick Blues



You decide

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:53 PM

73. This is THE cover of Mad World


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Response to tonedevil (Reply #73)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:06 PM

86. Thank you Puddles and your cute little side-kick.

I'll always be partial to the original and the Jules version drags me down, but this is fantastic!

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #86)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:59 PM

198. Haley Reinhardt can sing anything and do it legit.

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Response to blm (Reply #198)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:20 PM

243. Based on that clip I'd tend to agree.

I'm not familiar with her.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #243)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 12:20 PM

264. Seriously, she can even do Zeppelin.

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Response to blm (Reply #264)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 12:50 PM

265. I checked her out on YouTube last night...

which led me to Zeppelin, Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Bjork, Massive Attack, Cocteau Twins, Everything but the Girl... and 2:45 AM! I'm sleepy...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:54 PM

74. House of the rising sun

The cover



another cover



Another cover



The original (as far as we know)

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:56 PM

76. Hallelujah!

The Jeff Buckley version:

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Response to consider_this (Reply #76)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:28 PM

118. All-time favorite cover.

Was gonna post this if someone else had not.

Don’t believe anyone’s ever improved on an original more than this man did.

RIP Mr. Buckley.

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Response to consider_this (Reply #76)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:41 PM

130. I prefer the KD Lang version:



But, I agree there are a lot of versions better than Leonard Cohen's version.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:53 PM

143. Nope. Sorry!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:53 PM

167. +2 ... Jeff's was utterly captivating w/him just standing there with his Telecaster

What's trippy is ... most won't even realize on first listening it's 100% just him, alone, playing it live.
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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #167)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:49 PM

193. A rare moment of musical perfection.

Not rare for Jeff, mind you - his live archive is full of such performances - but not many musicians reach this level of artistic control.

David Bowie considered “Grace” to be the best album ever made. Let that sink in.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #193)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:56 PM

194. I won't argue with Bowie ...

My favorite Buckley song is this one ... mainly because ... man have I been right here, where the song's protagonist is ... and it has the greatest friggin' build-up and release to it ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #194)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:06 PM

201. I have a female friend who claims to ovulate every time she hears that track.

That’s some power right there.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #201)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:11 PM

206. That video right there makes straight dudes want to have Jeff's babies ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #206)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:14 PM

208. I would if I could!

Raise that baby up to be my very own singer/guitarist. Talk about some musical genes!

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #208)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:19 PM

212. I mean seriously is there a 'part' of a song in all musical history better than this part ...

Of this song?

it's never over ... my kingdom for her kiss upon my shoulder
it's never over ... all my riches for her smiles when i slept so soft against her
it's never over ... all my blood for the sweetness of her laughter
it's never over ... she's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever

oh but maybe i'm just too young ... to keep good love from goin' wrong


That shit is the fucking best, I don't care what anyone says.
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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #212)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:29 PM

215. There is no better part, Mr. Lebowski.

I don’t care what anyone says either.

And I will never forgive the Mississippi River for what it took from us.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:45 PM

220. Glad at least 1 other soul in the world agrees w/me on this count ;)

And yeah, that river sucks ...

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Response to mucifer (Reply #130)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:05 PM

235. Her performance at the Olympics took my breath away:

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:56 PM

147. 1000x YES ... Jeff is dearly missed ... and this cover is amazing ... nt

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Response to consider_this (Reply #76)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:07 PM

151. Excellent

Local artist Geri X does a nice cover. I've always liked it. Can't find a good album version, so this will do.

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Response to consider_this (Reply #76)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 09:43 PM

241. I was going to post this, also. It still is the absolute best cover of this song.

I love Leonard Cohen but Buckley's version is perfect.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:57 PM

78. Blinded by the Light-Manfred Mann Band

now I am

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #78)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:13 PM

175. It's way better than the original ...

Let me help you with that ... this is amazing



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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #175)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:35 PM

187. Whew, I don't feel so out on an island now.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:01 PM

199. You are not alone!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:00 PM

79. Sweet Jane

Cowboy Junkies version.

really changed it up


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Response to consider_this (Reply #79)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:42 PM

133. No.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #133)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:43 PM

134. LOL!

you have to be in the mood for it

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Response to Mosby (Reply #133)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:14 PM

153. YES!

My personal favorite as a cover....

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Response to consider_this (Reply #79)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:41 PM

240. Another song I had no idea was a cover.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:03 PM

80. Paul Carrack, Hey You. Nt

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:03 PM

81. Seal and Jeff Beck combine to kick ass on this Dylan classic!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:08 PM

88. Richie Havens improves on Bruce Springsteen . . .

Hard to improve on such a powerful song as this:




but Richie Havens does so admirably:



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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:09 PM

89. I know this will be sacrilege to some, but Cat Power covering Sinatra...

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:10 PM

92. I absolutely agree...n/t

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:10 PM

93. The Beatles' "Twist And Shout" - in one take with John Lennon shrieking through a bad cold!

And having sung all day.

Iconic.

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Response to ElementaryPenguin (Reply #93)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 12:53 PM

266. ✔️✔️

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:11 PM

94. Jimi and Joe already mentioned. I'll add two, one for me and one for hubby.

Me: vanilla fudge “keep me hangin on”

Hubs: Grand Funk, “Gimme Shelter”
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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #94)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:21 PM

154. Good stuff! Some real blasts from the past that I haven't really thought about in ... well,

actually I did just think of both of those bands while reminiscing about things just a couple weeks ago. Haha.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #94)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:41 PM

191. Grand Funk, one of my favorite groups, performed some GREAT covers...

Inside looking out is a cover of the Animals song.
The Loco-motion is one of Carol Kings.
And, Some Kind of Wonderful was originally done by Soul Brothers Six.

In my opinion, Inside Looking Out is the best song they ever performed. Even more so than I'm Your Captain.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:12 PM

95. I like both pretty equally. The original has urgency and I like the discordant sounds throughout.

The cover is more solemn.

On that note I can barely take covers these days. I hear them everywhere and it's like nails on a chalkboard.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:12 PM

98. I think Eric Bogle's "Green Fields Of France" ( originally " No Mans Land" )

is better by "The High kings."
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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:31 PM

121. 45 years ago, I played a German folk festival with Eric

Great guy (when sober!). I can't believe he'll be 76 this year. I still have him in my memory as a 31 year old Scot who had recently moved to Australia.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:57 AM

257. That is so cool. I did not realize he was that old.

The German folk festival sounds like fun to.
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Response to Doreen (Reply #257)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:15 AM

261. Those were VERY different days!

My invitation to play there grew out of a misunderstanding. I was visiting my wife (then-girlfriend) in December of 1974 when she was still a student in Münster, and we were both 22 years old. She said there was some folk music in town with an American singer attending, and to bring my guitar along. So I did. Imagine my embarrassment when I found out it was a formal concert. Here we were standing in line to pay the entrance fee, and I had a big guitar case with me! I explained that I was sorry, I had misunderstood the nature of the event, and could I leave my guitar case somewhere.

The presenter of the concert was intrigued at ANOTHER American showing up with a guitar (and I even spoke German!), and asked if I wanted to play in the intermission. I said, sure, why not? So I did, and got such a huge response that the guy told me he put on a huge folk festival every March, and if I were going to be back in Germany in March, he would like to invite me to play. I had never done anything of the sort, and it sounded like great fun, so I said OK, and planned to return to Germany in March. When I got there, I saw that the theme of the festival was Scottish folk music, and I was anything BUT Scottish. This is where I first met Eric, along with some other Scottish legends of the day, such as Hamish Imlach, Iain MacKintosh, Mike Whelans, Cilla Fisher and a lot of etc. I figured that I could not be more out of place with my instrumental Leo Kottke style of 12 string guitar. Well, wonder of wonders, I had great response, and even got a glowing review in the newspapers covering the festival, resulting in a few solo tours (while setting up my day job at the same time!). The Scots all accepted me as an oddball Scot (I talked funny and didn't drink), and some of us even did a few improvised numbers on stage together.

I used to love those things. But we all grow up some time, don't we?

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Response to DFW (Reply #261)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 03:36 AM

262. That sound great.

I wish I could go back to Germany. I lived there for 2 years in Berlin when I was a kid.

I just did the math and you were in Germany when I was there.
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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 03:53 AM

263. It was pretty sporadic at first

We had sort of a long-distance romance for the first few years. My job had me constantly on the road already starting in the 70s. That is still mostly the case, but I have managed to re-structure that so that I now live here "full time," though I am still in a different country almost every day (except then there some nasty virus going around).

I met my wife in Berlin July of 1974, on a European trip. I was playing in a folk music cabaret near the Ku-Damm on Bleibtreustraße. I went into the audience to catch the performances of a few friends, and sat next to a girl I had met the night before, who told me she was leaving for China the next day, but that I should meet her girlfriend from the north. I said, sure, where is she? She said right here, and leaned back. I saw this tall blond exquisitely beautiful vision, and just thought," WOW! But a nerd like me never has a chance with a girl like that." Fortunately, it finally dawned upon me that if I maintained that attitude, I never WOULD have a chance with a girl like that. So, having no clue what lines to use, I used none, and just struck up a normal conversation. Whaddaya know, that was exactly what she was looking for, and the rest (helped along by a LOT of persistence on my part), is history.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:17 PM

101. The English Beat's version of "Can't Get Used To Losing You"

I pretty much love everything by them. The original was sung by Andy Williams

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:23 PM

107. Well...

I love what Aretha Franklin did to Otis Redding:

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:23 PM

108. "Hanging on the Telephone" - Blondie








Honorable mention, maybe not better but different

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:47 PM

137. Blondie - Denis

originally sung by Randy and the Rainbows



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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:46 PM

164. Yes!!! n/t

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:24 PM

109. Motorhead "Sympathy For The Devil"

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:37 PM

158. K & R, my Motorhead loving friend!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:03 PM

234. Bryan Ferry just released an amazing old live version of "Sympathy"



And on a slightly different note - Roxy Music's version of Jealous Guy beats Lennon.
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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:24 PM

111. Ryan Adams covered "Wonderwall" by Oasis. It's hauntingly beautiful

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:24 PM

114. BTW, "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell is actually a cover

Not many know that.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:25 PM

115. Oh, WOW!

That was a Tears for Fears song first?

Well, the second one is much more emotional, moving, and dark.

But, having heard the original now, I have to say it's better for a walking or workout playlist.

Ha.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:27 PM

116. This Old Heart of Mine -Rod Stewart featuring Ronald Isley 1989

The original was done by The Isley Brothers in 1966

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:27 PM

117. UB40's version of "Red, Red Wine"

Originally sung by Neil Diamond.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:39 PM

129. I can dig this one.

I remember jogging with a redneck friend about 30 years ago, and out of the blue he popped up with "have you heard what they did with Red Red Wine?"

I didn't know what the hell he was talking about. I actually heard the UB40 version before the Neil Diamond one.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:47 PM

136. I love UB40. They were left-wing political activists in England. The name of the band is

taken from an unemployment benefits form. Most of my favorite music is English with the exception of early American Jazz/Big Band and some Classical. A wide range of genres.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:28 PM

119. The Clash - I Fought the Law




the original

The Crickets - I Fought The Law (1960)


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:31 PM

120. Joan Jett's cover of Tommy James and the Shondells' Crimson & Clover

Joan Jett's version



Original:

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:09 PM

205. Also on my list.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:54 AM

256. Right on.

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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 07:33 AM

272. Another pretty good Joan Jett cover





The Arrows original:

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:33 PM

122. You should check out Phish's version of 2001

I’m not saying it’s better than; the original is a masterpiece of it’s own.

However the exploratory versions that Phish put out there are worth taking a look at.

Enjoy!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:33 PM

123. My Favorite Song is the Beatles' Long and Winding Road - George Michael's Version Of It Is Better


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:33 PM

124. The great Richie Havens doing Here Comes the Sun...

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:35 PM

125. Everything Joe Cocker covered. Especially, imo, The Letter.

Leon Russell was a total badass working with Cocker.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:09 PM

152. LOL

 

We sometimes play this game as a family, two rules

1. There is no bad suggestion
2. You can't use a Joe Cocker cover.

Not that there is anything wrong with Joe Cocker covers, but it is just too easy.
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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:24 PM

182. Yeah - even the Beatles felt humbled when he'd cover their songs.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:37 PM

127. Three Years Ago I Had A Similar Thread In The Lounge

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1018938814

Several DUers posted covers in that thread too.

This was my "When A Cover Is Better Than The Original..."





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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:54 PM

145. Sorrow - David Bowie

originally by The McCoys and The Merseys


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:54 PM

146. Tesla's version of Signs and Foo Fighters, Baker Street.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:56 PM

148. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen

by the Hot Sardines, most famously sung by the Andrews Sisters, but originally a popular Yiddish theater song.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:26 PM

155. Kick cause I love covers!

Check out Nina Simone’s cover of the BeeGees’ “To Love Somebody”.

Sorry, don’t know how to link.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:26 PM

156. Epic thread -- bookmarking for an update later!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:27 PM

157. Had to read through the thread to not duplicate, lots of great ones already chose above!

Here's a handful that I like a lot not already present above ...

Since it's been posted 50 times of late, I'll just say it ...

Bonnie Raitt's cover of Angel from Montgomery.

Also, the late John Prine's cover of Blaze Foley's Clay Pigeons is beautiful ...





I don't HOW I didn't already see this one above, but maybe I missed it ...



This Hothouse Flowers version is unequivocally, head and shoulders better than the original ... which isn't a bad song by any stretch, but this version beats it up and steals its lunch money.



Steve Earle's take on the Little Feat classic is a big favorite of mine ...



And this Black Crowes cover of the Velvet Underground freaking rules ...



Phosphorescent w/Jenny Lewis doing Sugaree is also awesome ...



John Mayer's Free Fallin' is brilliant ...



Umphrey's McGee doing Marshall Tucker's Can't You See is downright magical ...



The Wallflower's Bowie cover was nothing to sneeze at ...

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:38 PM

159. Joan Osborne: What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:41 PM

163. Seven Nation Army - PMJ ft. Haley Reinhart - I love the vibe.



Also, Vintage Postmortem Jukebox has crazy ingenious renditions.

Creep



Maybe I just like her voice. I've been a big fan of hers since her run on american idol years ago.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:47 PM

165. Great thread. Several come to mind for me - Jason Mraz' cover of "A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall",

and Whitney Houston's cover of "I Will Always Love You" are two upgrades; no disrespect intended for Bob Dylan or Dolly Parton.

For those that enjoy Christian music, two great examples are Selah's cover of "I Look To You" - written by R. Kelly and made popular by Whitney Houston, and Pentatonix' cover of "Mary, Did You Know?", which was originally recorded by Michael English.

Don't know if these qualify, but I love Eric Clapton's re-think of "Layla", and Neil Sedaka's slower version of "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". Same artists, better rendition of the same song.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:50 PM

166. Manfred Man

Blinded by the light.

Much more polished and digestible than Springsteen's version..

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:55 PM

169. Hell yeah!

Let me help ya out with that ... this f***ing RULES ...

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:08 PM

173. Thank!

It is a pita to link on my phone..

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:53 PM

168. Amazing..but not sure what makes one better.




(without Orchestral Accompaniment)

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 02:58 PM

170. Jealous Guy - Roxy Music

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:01 PM

171. This old classic

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:07 PM

172. Oh, damn, people. I've got it ... the Lord God King of all Covers ...

Led Zeppelin's take on the original Memphis Minnie ...



Followed closely by their update on Robert Johnson ...

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:09 PM

174. What were they thinking? "We're a small New Wave band. We play pubs and clubs." In the early 80s.

The Gary Jules cover was for a movie soundtrack some 20 years later (Donnie Darko, 2001). That allowed for a much broader consideration of what it could and should sound like.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:18 PM

178. Kaptain Kopter and the Fabulous Twirly Birds (with Randy California) Mother & Child Reunion

and I'm going to throw in Hawkwind's version of Gimme Shelter



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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:22 PM

180. Anything Patsy Cline covered. Willie Nelson said of his song 'Crazy' - [as I remember his quote,

'Everybody covered my 'Crazy', but Patsy owned it'. Amazing voice.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:28 PM

183. When we Flush the Turd on November 3rd, I'll be cranking this as loud as it goes ...

Opening all my windows, and then I will proceed to go dance in the middle of my street ... I'm so not kidding ... I don't care if it's not announced until 1am ...


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:28 PM

184. Joe Cocker

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:37 PM

188. I've always preferred the Stones cover of "Not Fade Away" to the Buddy Holly original:






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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:38 PM

189. Jimmy Buffett-Brown Eyed Girl. Maybe not better but the Coral Reefer Band makes it fun.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:40 PM

190. "Dancing With Myself"

 

Billy Idol original is new wave. Blink 182 cover is faster punk.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:22 PM

214. Have you heard this version?

She's french! I love it!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:30 PM

216. C'est splendide!

 

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:45 PM

192. As much as I love Van Morrison, and adore the original, I've listened to this cover many more times

It's not better, but it's still positively AWESOME ...

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:53 PM

268. The whole album is awesome

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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:08 AM

270. Absolutely. I bought it on vinyl the month it came out and still have it ...

One o' my all time faves. Esp. side one, it's so friggin' good.

In particular, Anthony Thistlethwaite's fiddle work is awesome throughout.

I did kinda miss Karl Wallinger though ...
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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:57 PM

195. "Ruby"...love both versions..





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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:57 PM

196. Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley)'s "Mona"by Quicksilver Messenger Service

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 03:58 PM

197. Linda Ronstadt--Blue Bayou



Original by Roy Orbison (although his voice was always terrific)

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:12 AM

260. Excellent choice. nt

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:07 PM

202. Tedeschi Trucks!!!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:09 PM

204. Willie Nelson with one of the best covers of all time

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:16 PM

209. Stagger Lee.



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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:19 PM

211. Limp Bizkit "Behind Blue Eyes"





I love both versions, and The Who are one of my all-time favorite bands. But in this one song, Limp Bizkit does it better.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:20 PM

213. I may get blasted for this...

Let me just preface this by saying I LOVE both versions.

Jimmy Hendrix: Little wing Original



Sting: Little wing cover



Unfortunately, I couldn't find a studio version of Jimmy singing, so I had to go with live.

I'm gonna go hide now... Before I get beat up! LOL!

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:36 PM

217. My favorite of Mad World


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:39 PM

218. Just about any cover he chooses to include Mad World

Adam Lambert

&list=RDQM2O52TJdGplk&start_radio=1

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 05:10 PM

222. Adam Lambert is a great talent, and IMO the best singer to ever compete on American Idol, BUT

I just don't like the way he changed the song's melody.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 04:42 PM

219. Money!!!

You Beatles fans will prob not like this, so I found a video of this 'Flying Lizards' cover that bookends with a bit of a Beatles live version.

to cut straight to the Lizards (and 1979!) jump to 36 sec.

Not better - just 180 degrees completely different!


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 05:09 PM

221. The Ausmuteants version of Martha and the Muffins "Echo Beach."




One of my favorite bands.....


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 06:30 PM

224. This one is only better because I can understand it. Both are good songs though.

I read somewhere that in this song Mariya is actually singing about a hollow relationship she had with a guy who really only loved her for her looks.

Plastic Love - Mariya Takeuchi Cover


Plastic Love - Mariya Takeuchi Original

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 07:04 PM

226. Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunnymen) Lover lover lover

(another Leonard Cohen cover)



Leonard:


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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 07:10 PM

227. How about another brilliant song by Paul Simon

Interpreted brilliantly:



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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 07:25 PM

228. While my Guitar Gently Weeps. Mr. Carlos Santana

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 07:36 PM

230. Folsom Prison Blues

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And White Wedding:

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 07:54 PM

231. White Wedding

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 07:56 PM

232. Magnificent Bowie cover of Scott Walker

People tend to ignore Bowie's 90s work, but this song is amazing...


Scott Walker's original...
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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 07:57 PM

233. Back in the Saddle

yes indeed

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:35 PM

239. dead can dance does a sinead o'conner song. trying to remember the song.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:29 PM

244. I Am Stretched on Your Grave

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:06 PM

242. Korn - Word Up!

Who doesn’t feel like dancing when they here this song. Great vibe, respectful to the Cameo original

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:58 PM

245. Max Raabe & Palast Orchester - Lucky (a superb Britney Spears cover)

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:02 PM

246. La Pompe Moderne - Toxique (another Britney Spears cover)

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:24 PM

247. Certainly Nicki French's 1994 version of Total Eclipse of the Heart

It's unbelievably better.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 12:38 AM

248. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zep


Muddy Waters recorded Dixon's song first.


But Zeppelin blew it up

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 12:45 AM

249. Angel in the Morning


Juice Newtons song is tender
https://m.&feature=youtu.be

But Shaggy made it awesome.
https://m.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:13 AM

251. Indigo Girls cover of Romeo and Juliet

It blew me away the first time I heard it. Still does. And it’s so much fun to sing along with, loudly, in the car, where no one can hear my gawd-awful voice.



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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:23 AM

252. against the wind: The Highwaymen over Bob Seger

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:44 AM

253. Shamless cover

by Garth Brooks is much better than Billy Joel's original.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:44 AM

254. Marilyn Manson's "Personal Jesus"

just edges out the original for me.





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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:51 AM

255. Everyday Is a Winding Road, Prince cover of Sheryl Crow

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:10 AM

259. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, others

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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 06:50 AM

271. No one did it better

Prince blew everyone's mind & he knew it

stay well,
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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 01:46 PM

267. Don't know about better

But Rhonda Vincent does a mean version of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'

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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 04:04 PM

269. Willie Nelson's Stay a Little Longer

Now, paraphrasing Waylon, I understand that down in Texas Bob Wills is still the king, but I'm from California and think Willie Nelson's version is better (and I like and listen to Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys).





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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 07:57 AM

273. Glass Moon The Hollies

The Original:



Glass Moon remake:




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