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The Batlord 10-01-2021 05:49 AM

I think they're equal but the Devo version is hella more danceable.

rubber soul 10-01-2021 06:39 AM

This track is superior to the original too


Plankton 10-01-2021 08:37 AM

Any song Devo covers is just better by default.

DianneW 10-01-2021 09:06 AM








Something Bob Dylan can just do, back then..

James Blunt I could listen to more though...
Bruce Springsteen..not for me that one...

DianneW 10-03-2021 01:27 AM


I love it....
not saying it could possibly better, but just thought it was a great version...

Mucha na Dziko 10-03-2021 04:21 AM




Though the original is amazing as well

DianneW 10-06-2021 07:16 AM


I'm thinking I like it as it's different to the rest.......



it goes like this...

we have disagreement here. Chris Hillman still insists that Gram wrote this (it is more of a Parsons song than Keith). Parsons was drunk as usual and Keith was listening to him playing this tune on the piano. When Hillman told Gram that the Stones had stolen his song, Gram just smiled and said it was an honor to be ripped off by Mick & Keith. Now, that's either truth or legend. Gram's version is still definitive.
:thumb:
the acoustic version of the Orignal is good...



lot of choice there....

Plankton 10-06-2021 07:59 AM

I like Leon Russels version:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRktK-jhRBg

simsman333 10-06-2021 08:10 PM

Tristam - Bone Dry (Piano Cover) Can't remember the specific name of the cover artist but it doesn't seem it will matter much.

simsman333 10-06-2021 08:14 PM

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie's cover)

simsman333 10-06-2021 08:16 PM

The Beatles - Twist and Shout (The Fab Four's cover)

DianneW 10-07-2021 10:49 AM


Original




First heard this on this Video

seems to be the same guy..

ribbons 10-07-2021 11:01 AM

Speaking of the Stones...I prefer their protopunk-ish take on "She Said Yeah" by Larry Williams.

Original:



Stones cover:


ribbons 10-07-2021 11:15 AM

I think Slade went one better than Rosco on this one.

Rosco Gordon original, "Just a Little Bit":



Slade cover:


The Batlord 10-07-2021 11:42 AM

That dude from Slade on the bottom right of that cover should be shot dead by fashion police.

ribbons 10-07-2021 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2187444)
That dude from Slade on the bottom right of that cover should be shot dead by fashion police.

:laughing:

That's Dave Hill - whose "fringe" always reminds me of how my mother put scotch tape across my bangs (as a straight edge) when I was a child and cut them too short.

The Batlord 10-07-2021 04:04 PM

What is it with parents not only being incompetent barbers but reckless and impatient ones too?

ribbons 10-07-2021 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2187480)
What is it with parents not only being incompetent barbers but reckless and impatient ones too?

Exactly! Your Mom must've had a hard time cutting and stylin' those luxurious locks of yours. :love:

The Batlord 10-07-2021 06:56 PM

She managed to be very quick. :mad:

Chillie6 10-08-2021 05:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DianneW (Post 2186801)
Hiya Ginge, yeah but 50 Shades of Gray.....






Original

My hair was fine till I knew you :bonkhead:

DianneW 10-09-2021 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chillie6 (Post 2187525)
My hair was fine till I knew you :bonkhead:

:love:

DianneW 10-09-2021 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2187480)
What is it with parents not only being incompetent barbers but reckless and impatient ones too?

Yes hands up done some real bad hair fringe cuts once or twice on the little people.
Going back to 17th Century, Barbers were trained to do minor Operations and were in fact fully trained by the Guildhall records, named Barbers/Surgeons and some went on to be wig makers as well as they were the height of Fashion...was wigs..

DriveYourCarDownToTheSea 10-09-2021 07:22 PM

Apologies if this has already been done, but I prefer Harry Nilsson's cover of Badfinger's Without You (though the original is still quite good).





Nilsson was one of those artists whose covers were usually better than the original.

DianneW 10-10-2021 03:41 AM


Cover by the under- rated Violent Femmes

Really Quite different but...Moi go for the cover


rubber soul 10-10-2021 04:46 AM

Then again, harry Nilsson has some of his own songs covered (and his versions tend to be better too)




Plankton 10-10-2021 06:27 AM

Messin with Bob v.5246. I don't know about better, but Kenny puts his stank on it:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egSoj3g99gY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXgtKUpu4Sw

rubber soul 10-12-2021 04:35 PM

I don't know if it's better, but it's pretty damned good


DriveYourCarDownToTheSea 10-12-2021 10:36 PM

^
Had never heard that version before, definitely a interesting rendition.

Here is a cover that's better than the original .... and so different from the original it's amazing they're actually the same song.

The original ...



This is the version that turned it into a hit. Been covered a zillion times by now.


DianneW 10-13-2021 08:21 AM





she got no chance in truth...

TheBig3 10-13-2021 01:25 PM

:nono:

DianneW 10-13-2021 02:06 PM

try this one.. All Right Now
the Rod Stewart copy is pretty rough.
left that off..


original one
this I thought was ok as well..

oh gould...more


surely not Bon Jovi...

ribbons 10-13-2021 02:16 PM

I prefer Marianne Faithfull's version of "Madame George" to Van's original.

Original:



Faithfull cover:


DianneW 10-13-2021 04:22 PM

This a real eye opener to some songs...take this then...
this is how I feel but still can smile ..know the dick heads like a dig at the vulnerable..like I am past all that ****e..




made donuts just now..never a dull moment...yay


punk version


and..

the ultimate.....

seaofheart 10-13-2021 10:57 PM

Ane Brun - Halo
 

bob_32_116 10-14-2021 01:41 AM

I was never a big fan of this old song until I heard this cover:

Gary Shearston - I Get a Kick Out of You (1974)


Psychedelic Revolution 10-14-2021 03:05 AM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMkaro6jRQ

Far more atmospheric with a less is more approach (bass+vocals) than the original by Serge.

DianneW 10-14-2021 10:57 AM

:thumb:[QUOTE=bob_32_116;2188282]I was never a big fan of this old song until I heard this cover:

Gary Shearston - I Get a Kick Out of You (1974)

[/QUOTE
:thumb:


bob_32_116 10-14-2021 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DianneW (Post 2188317)
:thumb:
:thumb:

I guess the thumbs up emoji indicates you liked it. What's your opinion of the two versions you posted? I can't say I enjoyed that Jamie Cullum version.

DianneW 10-14-2021 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bob_32_116 (Post 2188371)
I guess the thumbs up emoji indicates you liked it. What's your opinion of the two versions you posted? I can't say I enjoyed that Jamie Cullum version.

None really to be honest..like Jamie Cullum in small doses but dont listen to him hardly ever...talented but not into his jazzy styles..
Have a huge spectrum though...


I take that....
:thumb:
emoj as a kind of look/see here...
am I wrong ?

DianneW 10-15-2021 05:18 AM






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