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Lilja 04-10-2012 09:42 PM

Orgys remake of Blue Monday


Mrd00d 04-10-2012 09:53 PM

The Orgy remake ... it's not bad. I remember hearing it in middle school and thinking it was pretty cool, but in hindsight, it's ... okay. Still probably don't enjoy it more than the original, though.

Sansa Stark 04-10-2012 10:22 PM

What??? **** that. Orgy's cover is horrible. New Order's original is perfect.

but speaking of which, does this count?


after all, Joy Division originally did it, technically.

Lilja 04-10-2012 11:45 PM

New Orders original was ok...admittedly for its time it is quite unique but I just prefer the cover version of it if put side by side. Just has a bit more oomph.

Lillasysters cover of Umbrella. Again, a bit more oomph.

Sansa Stark 04-10-2012 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Lilja (Post 1176714)
New Orders original was ok...admittedly for its time it is quite unique but I just prefer the cover version of it if put side by side. Just has a bit more oomph.

Lillasysters cover of Umbrella. Again, a bit more oomph.

Are you fucking kidding me? Blue Monday is a timeless classic, the cover doesn't even update it in an awesome way, simply because it is a flawless song. It doesn't need more "oomph", and in my opinion it only takes away from the greatness of this song. For it's time? Orgy's version is dated with the taint of the era of rap-rock wankery, the original is the best example of perfectly done synth without coming off as cheesy and horrid as most synth based songs do. Have some respect.

Charlemagne 04-11-2012 12:09 AM

I'm gonna go out and say that both of these covers are better than Bruce Springsteen's original.


Paul Baribeau and Ginger Alford - Atlantic city


The Hold Steady -Atlantic City

Sansa Stark 04-11-2012 10:31 AM



Op Ivy's amazing cover of These Boots Are Made for Walkin'

Howard the Duck 04-11-2012 10:41 AM



completely blows away Sly & The Family Stone's lifeless original

this along with Aswad's "Don't Turn Around" proved that ragga can be a viable sub-genre

Screen13 04-11-2012 02:40 PM


sopsych 04-11-2012 09:43 PM

Bruce Springsteen's cover of "War" beats the original.

TheBig3 04-19-2012 08:39 PM


Karen O, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross: "Immigrant Song" (from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) [HD] - YouTube

sopsych 04-21-2012 12:26 PM

:clap: I thought about posting that, but I haven't heard it enough. Just once on a good audio system, actually. It seems to be at least as good as the original "Immigrant Song," yet I don't believe MTV ever played it.

sopsych 04-26-2012 12:59 PM

The multi-artist cover of "Lady Marmalade" beats the LaBelle original.

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink - Lady Marmalade - YouTube

PunkRockFreak09 04-28-2012 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by wisdom (Post 1182674)
The multi-artist cover of "Lady Marmalade" beats the LaBelle original.

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink - Lady Marmalade - YouTube

I've got to agree with you there. These girls did a great job.

PunkRockFreak09 04-28-2012 01:02 AM

Terry Crews-A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton)

Original:


Cover:

zxlkho 04-28-2012 11:01 PM



Jeff Buckley's cover of Hallelujah is one of the best things I've ever heard.

Goofle 04-29-2012 06:24 AM

Not sure if it counts exactly as a cover, but I prefer Elmatic to Illmatic in all honesty.

Garrett 04-29-2012 06:30 AM


"She Said She Said" off of The Beatles Revolver album.





The Bullet 04-29-2012 09:45 PM

Just heard this recently. Can't believe it took me until now. Not only is this head and shoulders above the original, but I think I this guitarist better than Jimmy Page. We're looking at like, almost Hendrix-level vibrato here...

*Holds up flame sheild*

Garrett 04-30-2012 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bullet (Post 1183571)
Just heard this recently. Can't believe it took me until now. Not only is this head and shoulders above the original, but I think I this guitarist better than Jimmy Page. We're looking at like, almost Hendrix-level vibrato here...

*Holds up flame sheild*

:clap: That was awesome!

sarahmihnger 04-30-2012 12:50 PM

Elle Varner's Only Wanna Give it To You, covered by Lily Elise.

She's so much better than I saw on The Voice. I watched all her youtubes.

Stephen 04-30-2012 08:58 PM

Eva Cassidy really transformed this song.


llllllllllllllllllll 05-07-2012 11:52 PM

Manfreds Mann - Blinded By The Light. I find The Boss's original to be dreadful.
Hurt by Johnny Cash definately
Ulver - Solitude (Black Sabbath cover) not sure why I like Ulver's better

Metallicat001 05-08-2012 04:38 AM

Anything from garage inc!!!!!!

rustie 05-08-2012 11:28 PM

it is so hard to pick one

Justthefacts 05-09-2012 07:44 PM

Hurt by Johnny Cash. Nine Inch Nails wrote it but Johnny Cash completely steals it. RIP.

Stephen 05-10-2012 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Howard the Duck (Post 1173102)
two great covers of Big Star:-



kudos for picking up songs from Third/Sisters Lovers, cos I don't think much of their first 2 albums

Never realised Kangaroo was a cover. LOL. iTunes review of the Big Star album describes it as "A shambling wreck of an album...". Might have to give it a listen anyway.

Sansa Stark 05-10-2012 11:03 PM


sopsych 05-12-2012 10:19 PM

I didn't know that was a cover. Funny how many versions of it had been made a few years before then.

Howard the Duck 05-13-2012 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fazstp (Post 1188080)
Never realised Kangaroo was a cover. LOL. iTunes review of the Big Star album describes it as "A shambling wreck of an album...". Might have to give it a listen anyway.

but a "brilliant" shambling wreck

Screen13 05-13-2012 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Howard the Duck (Post 1188690)
but a "brilliant" shambling wreck

Agree. It's a brilliant and emotional shambling wreck that seriously reflected the State of the Star at the time.

Actually, "shambling wreck of an album" is taken from an AllMusic review that deservedly gave it 5/5.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/thirds...s-r1880/review

Screen13 05-16-2012 05:36 PM



Seriously THE version for me. Very powerful stuff!

The7thFret 05-16-2012 06:17 PM

A Perfect Circle - Passive

The7thFret 05-16-2012 06:17 PM

All Along the Watchtower - Jimi

Screen13 05-16-2012 06:31 PM

Speaking of Hendrix, he's also done a definitive version of this...


Screen13 05-16-2012 06:34 PM

Not as classic as Hendrix's version, but kind of close...



Never really got into the fast version, made famous by The Leaves (too tinny). The Byrds did a sloppy album-filler version (my opinion) although Love did do a great fast one.

In the capture pic, the short hair was producer Brian Ross. Sean is on the right side of Ross (in hat) while to the left is soon to be mega producer Keith Olsen.

ElephantSack 05-17-2012 12:38 AM

"I Fought the Law" by Dead Kennedys

balinade 12-25-2012 01:14 PM

A cover that made a lousy song great?
 
I was listening to Jimi Hendrix "All along the watchtower" and then listend to Dylan's version. Hendrix won big time for me!!! So i thought is there a chance that a cover can take a lousy song and make it a great song (my example is not so good since Dylan song is not lousy...) ? Couldn't find any, do you have some?

appleghost 12-27-2012 03:50 AM


Tricky - Piece Of Me - YouTube

desperateK 12-27-2012 05:53 AM

Not a lousy original, but I always loved the cover that a band called The Rogers Sisters did of the song 'Object' by The Cure. Far more energetic and pop-punky


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