Covers that are better than the original

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Pivo

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Purely personal opinion but a couple of covers I think are better than the originals would be;

Hammock's version of Catherine Wheel's "Black Metallic" (I like both versions but I think the song sounds better with a female vocalist).

And I think Tricky's effort surpasses Public Enemy's orginal version of "Black Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos".
 

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CLUBMEDhurst

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The original "My Babe" written by Willie Dixon (is he the most covered songwriter ever?) for Little Walter's a terrific song. has been covered by sh!tloads of artists but my fave versions are:

Mitty Collier gives it a northern soul spin



Mississippi Fred, in his inimitable style


And the fuzz-drenched glory of The Uniques

 

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I typically find that acoustic covers are often far, far, far worse than the original. Nothing worse than some whining hippy/hipster taking all the life out of a great song by getting out the ol' acoustic gee-tar.
 

JimDocker

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This is how it's done, whiteboys

I love Otis, but his version of Satisfaction is garbage.
When I think of Otis and cover versions, ?I always think how Aretha Franklin took Respect which was a pretty average Otis song and turned it into a masterpiece. I also think of Michael Bolton ruining Dock of the Bay :eek:
 

Peter Sidorkiewicz

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Anyone seen the Rock of Ages broadway show (not the Tom Cruise movie)?

Quite a lot of their covers are much better than the original songs. For example I prefer "Waiting For A Girl Like You" to be sung as a duet in which the broadway shows does than the original by Foreigner.


If you're a big fan of 80s rock, I suggest you download the broadway album.
 

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