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Old 02-16-2022, 07:51 PM   #1111 (permalink)
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Old 02-18-2022, 10:31 AM   #1112 (permalink)
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Old 02-18-2022, 06:02 PM   #1113 (permalink)
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^ Good choice! Brian Ferry has quite a talent for making cover versions with a subtle new twist, though I like them better when he selects them from left field, like "These Foolish Things". I really don't like his Dylan covers at all.

This song benefits from being excellent in the original, but PY and his backing singers bring something fresh to an old classic, imo:-

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Old 03-30-2022, 12:29 AM   #1115 (permalink)
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A straightforward one: the original is unlistenable


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCXnol8NGbg

Whereas Bill Bragg's version is a right banger


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwQwA_kFxoE
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Old 04-14-2022, 08:45 AM   #1116 (permalink)
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Old 04-21-2022, 03:17 PM   #1117 (permalink)
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Not a fan of the George Thorogood original and Rudy Giuliani just did a complete trainwreck rendition of it on Masked Singer because we live in the worst timeline imaginable but this instrumental version from Rock 'N' Roll Racing on the SNES kicks some serious ass.

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Old 04-21-2022, 03:30 PM   #1118 (permalink)
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I can think of a couple of songs.

Manfred Man's Blinded by the light is better than the Springsteen original.

While my guitar gently weeps by the Jeff Healey Band is better than George Harrison's original.

I'd also suggest that any Dylan cover is better than the original.
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Old 04-22-2022, 06:54 AM   #1119 (permalink)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ghIH167-gY
  • **** me is this version good
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Old 04-22-2022, 07:18 AM   #1120 (permalink)
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That's different, but in a good way. It reminds me of the Toad the Wet Sprocket version of Rock N Roll All Nite.
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