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Hazlehurst 02-28-2013 03:25 PM

Justin Hawkins - This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us

Zer0 02-28-2013 03:34 PM

As much as I love 13th Floor Elevators' original, Spacemen 3 made 'Rollercoaster' their bitch


shawn 02-28-2013 03:45 PM

Better than the original
 
Gives better coverage than state farm, and was a member of the band! Ladies and gentlemen I give you the incorporable Emmylou Harris covering “Return Of The Grievous Angel”: A Tribute to Gram Parsons. Need I say more? Hell yes!

Darren 03-21-2013 10:18 PM

Guns N' Roses- Knocking On Heaven's Door
Will To Power- Baby I Love Your Way

Paul Smeenus 03-22-2013 04:30 PM

Really?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Darren (Post 1299709)
Guns N' Roses- Knocking On Heaven's Door
Will To Power- Baby I Love Your Way



OK, I try and I really mean try to not tell another human being they have atrocious taste in music. I really do. So please don't take this personally. I came into this thread because this version of "Knocking On Heaven's Door" by the dying Warren Zevon (it was recorded shortly before his death) that I'd just posted to the "Goosebumps" thread belongs in this thread as well...




Then, I couldn't help but notice that the G&R version, the version I call "Bark Bark Barking Up Heaven's Door", was going to be listed immediately before my post. OK, well, I guess I'll learn to live with that.

However, my pick for the worst song, the worst cover song, the worst medley, the worst cover song medley, the worst MTV/VH1 video ever made, the least interesting MILF-y woman prancing around and posing on camera in her underwear, the worst mullet-sporting talentless boyfriend who wants to shoehorn his place in the video and song, and most ridiculously silly ever Nietzsche-referenced "band" name, would UNHESITATINGLY be Will to Power's horrifying version of BILYW. Yikes. Up until now I've never heard of anyone actually liking this. I won't put the YouTube of it in the same post as the heart-wrenching Zevon cover, if anyone has 4-5 minutes of their life they don't want to ever get back, search for it on YouTube. But don't blame me, I tried to warn you.

Roku 03-22-2013 10:48 PM

Over My Head (Cable Car) by A Day to Remember, originally by The Fray
Since You Been Gone by A Day to Remember, originally by Kelly Clarkson

Perhaps Heartless by The Fray, originally by Kanye West, but I don't know. I really like the original, too.

Sequoioideae 03-23-2013 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zer0 (Post 1291545)
As much as I love 13th Floor Elevators' original, Spacemen 3 made 'Rollercoaster' their bitch


You can argue that S3 took any song they covered, and made it better than the original. Though, with "Transparent Radiation" it was more of a case of taking a free, open ended song, and turning it into a minimal masterpiece. It's really hard to compare the two as it's apples to oranges, two completely different takes. Depending on the day though, I prefer either one over the other.




Screen13 03-23-2013 09:56 PM



Love the original (The Equals), but this one seriously has the stomp I love. Maybe it's because I got Sandinista! on vinyl, maybe it's that The Equals' version is a not as edgy, but damn it, this seriously wins.

Paul Smeenus 03-23-2013 10:34 PM

NOT better than the original!!!!!!!
 
....just a good cover. I would never blaspheme at the altar of Jimi




Frownland 03-25-2013 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Smeenus (Post 1300178)
....just a good cover. I would never blaspheme at the altar of Jimi




Definitely a good cover, I'd agree. It definitely does the original song justice, just with a better singer, imo.


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