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Cover Songs Better Than the Originals

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 04:46 AM
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It happens sometimes; a cover song eclipses the original version. I believe it's an amazing feat for an artist to take a song and rework it so that it becomes even better than it originally was. In my opinion, Tori Amos' version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is better than Nirvana's version. I must have heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana a thousand times before I heard Tori Amos' version. When I found her version, I knew I had never understood the song previously. She brought out the meaning, and I think she made it an entirely new and far better song.


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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 04:52 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

I like the original better... But its an aesthetic pow



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 05:05 AM
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a reply to: tikbalang

I think they're both great. To me, Amos took a song that had no special meaning and made it extremely profound. She did it without changing a word, too. I think it's miraculous. I prefer Amos' version because the meaning of the song becomes the salient point. I also prefer the sadness of Amos' version.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 05:10 AM
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Dax RIggs - What a Wonderful World - Over The Rainbow
...the transition from one song to the next still gets me every time.


Townes Van Zandt - Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones)


Bonnie Prince Billy - Worlds Greatest (R Kelly)



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 05:12 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

I love early AC/DC.
Not too keen on Brian Johnson. So, the singing helps make this a better song for me.
Some love it. Some hate it.
Living Colour, Back In Black.
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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

Hurt by Nine Inch Nails - covered by Johnny Cash (you could probably include most of Cash's covers in this thread).

Original:


Cash cover:



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 05:58 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

The Original by The McCoys.



Made Better By The Merseys



And made better again by Bowie




posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 06:13 AM
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S&F..Live and let die cover by Guns n Roses version,imo is better than the original Paul McCartney's..
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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 06:20 AM
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originally posted by: greydaze
S&F..Live and let die cover by Guns n Roses version,imo is better than the original Beatles.


The original was Paul McCartney not The Beatles.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 06:23 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong
Yeah I just edited it..Thanks I had a brain fart..Heh.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 06:37 AM
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My vote would go to Rage Against the Machine's cover of The Ghost of Tom Joad. youtu.be...



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 06:44 AM
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Layla by Michael Schenker and Davey Pattison on the album Endless Jam Continues.

Now I shall I duck since saying that is about as bad as denying the existence of God....in the eyes of some people

However, listen and be amazed.....



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 07:14 AM
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"Easy" by Faith No More


Original by the Commodores


Both great, but I just "feel" the Faith No More version more!



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 07:30 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

I think The Beasts of Bourbon had the best cover of the song:




Another good cover: (I like it better than the Kinks)




posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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Satirical Covers Yeah! These made me laugh a little, so i had to add. Sorry.






ok done, now back to being 'mature' again. sigh. KEEP CALM but Laugh sometimes too.




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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: BelowLowAnnouncement

I'll see you a Johnny Cash cover and raise you one.



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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: yorkshirelad

I love the song Layla, but the tuneless noodling at the end sounds like a couple of cats doing the dirty.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

Wow. Never expected that lol. At first I was "but ... nnnahhhhhhh" then the tune sorta clicked in my head about 4 seconds later. I thought they were gonna do it way too fast when I heard the style of distortion. Excellent cover!




posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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Wow! That's a GREAT cover. Nice one.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:24 AM
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