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Old 06-30-2005, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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whats your favourite version?

dolly parton
the white stripes

personally, though i respect the original, the stripes version simply kicks the proverbial arsehole. its the kind of song that goes well with a drumkit and guitar- and they just blow it out of the water making it sound so heavy and moving.

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Old 06-30-2005, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Olivia Newton-John covered it in the 70's and Mindy Smith covered it @ 2 yrs ago. I like her version of it, although I haven't heard the White Stripes version.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i think i only heard the white stripes' version.. possibly dolly parton's too but i can't remember so... you get the point
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Old 07-11-2005, 12:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I completely agree with Stu. It's unusual for me to prefer a cover to the original, I just think the White Stripe's version sounded even more pained.

I'm sure many people would say Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah was possibly better than the original too. Are there any others?
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmmm....Lots of the White Stripes covers are good, I Just Dont Know, and St. James Infirmary Blues...Otherwise, yeah theyre about as rare as a good emo band. Hmmm.... Oh anyone heard The Strokes version of The Clash's Clampdown? Thats a first class cover, though maybe its not better. Same with Futureheads Hounds Of Love...

Or maybe thats my Kate Bush fetish talking again
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, i like the origional, but the white stripes did a damn good job of it.
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