Cover Song Better Than the Original?

Delta-T Posted By Delta-T, Jul 7, 2012 at 2:07 PM

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    Oh Jake - I wished you didn't say that. Ring of Fire makes me want to stab an ink pen through my ear drums.;sick
     
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    I don't care WHO sings it - it is the song. UUGgggg....get it out, get it out. <<<beats on head<<<
     
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    "Hot Rod Lincoln" has an interesting history, not just of covers/versions, but of where it came from in the first place and what some of the lyrics are referring to. Seems everyone who ever recorded a version took liberties with the lyrics, making them all somewhat unique in that respect. Of the ones I've heard (certainly not all that were ever done) I think I like Commander Cody's best. I'll spare you the story of looking for the album "Lost in the Ozone" in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1971. Rick
     
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    Just for Jags . . .

     
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    AAAAhhhhh---it WON'T STOP......
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  7. Delta-T

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    harumph...now I gotta go home and look at all these vids. I have no idea what songs you've all picked cuz my terminal blocks all that stuff.
    Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long" is the only way to combat Songs Stuck in Your Head. I swear by it....then, of course you have that stuck in your head...

    Better Than Ezra does a pretty good rendition of Bill Wither's "Use Me"....Kevin (the singer) goes into falsetto voice, its pretty mean...for falsetto.

    I suppose the only fair thing to do is also ask people for their "Least Favorite Cover" of a song. For that one, I pick "The First Cut is the Deepest" by either Sheryl Crow or Rod Stewart.....only Cat Stevens should sing that one.
     
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    I actually prefer Bruce's version, they are both great.









     
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    By no means did Thin Lizzy do the original- it's an old Irish traditional tune
     
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    The Clash ("The only band that ever mattered") did awesome covers of Reggae/Ska faves- covering Junior Murvin here- but his was great as well. That Joe Strummer is dead, and Nickleback still makes money and breathes air is proof for the absence of a loving god.


    Clash covering Toots and the Maytals- (not a damn thing wrong with the original either)



    Minor Threat covering The Monkeys


    Most of the great cover versions that I like couldn't be posted here
     
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    Yes, that is correct. If I'm not mistaken Metallica covered Thin Lizzy's version.
     
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    Joplin's cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Bobbie Magee", a lot of the stuff the dead covered, like "El Paso,(Marty robbins) and "Big river", (even though I love Johnny Cash)


    Black Crowes doing "Hard to handle" (Otis redding maybe?)
    Currently, Adele rocks the Cure's "Love Song" off her Great album - My kids even love it.
    "Dad...what's an 'album' ???"
     
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    You got that right Adios! Listening to Nickleback makes people too violent. It makes ME want to kill....Nickleback.

    Garcia / Grisman did a good "Whiskey in the Jar" too.

     
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    I prefer the Gipsy Kings version of Hotel California over the Eagles:

     
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    Dtunes- for many years I have had bitter feelings about the Eagles because of this song (directly ripped off of a Jethro Tull song, "We Used to Know", album Stand Up, my fav band)....but this is smokin. nice pick.

    Nice choices all around!

    ......Clapton's I shot the sheriff??? really?
     
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    No...only said that to pi$$ you off cause I know you don't like Clapton..:p
    You must be on your Ipod touchy feely thingy cruisin the interwebs...never saw you post a vid ever!;)
     
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    Love that gipsy kings version - and the movie. Her's another that came to mind, not as long as the original, though:

     
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    I guess i am not quite as ancient as alot of you ==c, but how about


    night take a second or two to figure it out........see you in Clifton Park, Delta!
     
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    When I think of covers of pop songs - nothing grabs my mind like this one.

     
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    I dont hate Clapton, I just dont really care for stuff he did after Cream....he's still a very talented person on that stringy box thing. Posted the vid from home:).
     

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