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Psychedub Dude 02-21-2013 10:24 PM

Rage completely shreds this song, the original doesn't hit anywhere near the same level




Salty_Vet 02-21-2013 11:33 PM

Young Blood by Birdy, much better than the Young and Famous version

JohnConnington 02-22-2013 06:16 AM

Jewell's cover of New Order's 'Bizarre Love Triangle' is epic.

Paul Smeenus 02-24-2013 01:48 AM

Two VERY different songs and artists, covering two other VERY different songs and artists, yet they have something in common that draws me into them, that being a beautiful, repeated acoustic guitar fingering.


First, Seattle's Rosie Thomas, along with Sufjan Stevens, covering REM. Pretty pretty pretty....






Pantera covering Black Sabbath. RIP Dime....



Screen13 02-24-2013 10:32 AM



This may have had some fans cry out "Not another Dylan cover!", but when it's this good, you just have to listen. A GREAT Byrds moment!

Music98133 02-24-2013 09:22 PM

"Mr Tambourine Man" Written by Bob Dylan performed by The Birds

Psychedub Dude 02-25-2013 07:37 PM


Easy Star All*Stars - Karma Police (feat. Citizen Cope) - YouTube
This version just speaks to me more, I've never been a big Radiohead fan so maybe that's why. I don't have a problem with them or anything just never really had a ear for them.

ruinomoh 02-27-2013 12:36 AM

rufus wainwright - across the universe.

no offense, im a beatles fan too and it's a better cover of the song than fiona apple's IMO. peace.

ToastedAndButter 02-27-2013 08:52 PM

you know I dont know who its by iv only ever heard it twice at different random times but its a chick singing patince by gnr and by god its good!

TboneFrank 02-28-2013 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Forward To Death (Post 1166135)
I Ain't Superstitious by The Jeff Beck Group (Original by Howlin' Wolf)
All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix (Original by Bob Dylan)
You Shook Me by Led Zeppelin (Original by Muddy Waters)
Take This Job And Shove It by Dead Kennedys (Original by David Allan Coe)
Hurt by Johnny Cash (Original by Nine Inch Nails)

Only two of the originals I dislike, and in both cases I like the artist, so this is a big compliment to every artist. I don't like Dylan's original or NIN's original, both are very boring imo.

Being a die-hard Dylan fan I could never say anything is better than Dylan's recordings of his own songs, but Hendrix came the closest in me even considering a cover version is better than a Dylan original.

Hendrix's version of All Along the Watchtower is the greatest cover of a Dylan song and may well be the greatest cover song ever recorded. Even Dylan thought Hendrix's version was better and he has played it electric now over 2000 times since (a few times he did have an acoustic guitar in hand but he was always backed by an electric band). I personally have seen Dylan play the song live at least 30 times since 1987 and I never got tired of it. Dylan himself was overwhelmed when he heard it originally. He once said when he sings it he strangely always feels it's a tribute to Jimi.

I still prefer the stripped-down bare-bones original for it's stark harmonica and Dylan's haunting delivery. Just once I wish I could have seen Dylan perform this song live with just an acoustic guitar and harmonica (which he has never done).


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