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31-10-2013, 06:21 PM
RE: Who did it better? Original artist vs cover artist.
(26-10-2013 05:45 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Why has Girly not posted 'Nobody Does It Better' yet...Girly you're slipping. No

I didn't know about the covers. Blush

Song: Nobody Does It Better




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My Pick: Chick I never heard of.

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31-10-2013, 06:28 PM
RE: Who did it better? Original artist vs cover artist.
Cant listen to that song without welling up.

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06-11-2013, 08:42 AM (This post was last modified: 06-11-2013 09:38 AM by EvolutionKills.)
RE: Who did it better? Original artist vs cover artist.
Song: War Pigs
Artists: Black Sabbath VS CAKE








My Pick: CAKE
-While I do like the original, it's just very bland and simple from a technical standpoint. I appreciate what CAKE did with the song, even if the singer's style might not be an ideal match for this sort of song.



Song: Love Song
Artists: The Cure VS 311









My Pick: 311
-311 didn't just cover the song, they made it their own. Nick Hexum and SA Martinez's vocal harmonizing is a great addition as well to the song. Who would have thought this new age song would have sounded better with reggae? 311, that's who.



Song: Good Times Roll
Artists: The Cars VS Powerman 5000








My Pick: Powerman 5000
-While this one was close for me, I had to side with the higher energy of PM5K. The original is a classic, but the cover had me turning up the volume and bobbing my head to the beat.



Song: I Will Survive
Artists: Gloria Gaynor VS CAKE








My Pick: Gloria Gaynor
-I love CAKE, and I enjoy their instrumentation (especially the bass line) far better, but the singer just doesn't have the same passion as the original. That's fine, it's kind of his shtick, but the song is lesser for it.



Song: Personal Jesus
Artists: Depeche Mode VS Marilyn Manson








My Pick: Depeche Mode
-I like the cover, and Manson tends to do good ones. But I don't think he differentiated the song enough this time to really warrant a cover, let alone one to surpass the original.



Song: Immortality
Artists: Pearl Jam VS Seether








My Pick: Pearl Jam
-The cover isn't bad, but Seether's vocalist and their acoustic take can't compete with Vedder's delivery and the overall broodiness of the original. Also, Pearl Jam has the better guitar solo bit.




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Street performer gets impromptu duet by original artist.

Song: Smalltown Boy
Artists: Jimmy Somerville (of Bronski Beat) & Random Street Musician Guy





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06-11-2013, 08:47 AM
RE: Who did it better? Original artist vs cover artist.
Having computer issuse so just links here!

Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berry (original)

http://youtu.be/ZFo8-JqzSCM

Johnny B Goode by Peter Tosh (the superior version..or was it the weed?) Smile

http://youtu.be/0fEccA-SglI

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16-11-2013, 03:34 PM
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Sorry, I like Timberlake and all, but I really enjoy what Kayla Taitz did with the song.
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03-12-2013, 02:14 AM
RE: Who did it better? Original artist vs cover artist.
Song: Tower of Song

Original: Leonard Cohen




Remake: Tom Jones




As much as I love the original, I have to pick Tom Jones on this one. He conveys a lot of emotion, and I can't help but feel that the song fits him almost perfectly.

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09-12-2013, 04:52 PM (This post was last modified: 09-12-2013 05:00 PM by Cardinal Smurf.)
RE: Who did it better? Original artist vs cover artist.
These embedded videos are killing me. KC, curse you and your suggestion to increase posts per page! Censored

So, I'm just going to post links. These are my 2 favorite covers of all time. The artists totally changed the song to make it their own while retaining the original spirit of the song.

Song: You Really Got Me

Original: The Kinks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2GmzyeeXnQ

Cover: Oingo Boingo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJX-PRmmiJ8

Song: She Don't Use Jelly

Original: The Flaming Lips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvfxKbpoxRE

Cover: Ben Folds Five
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-zhDFgGGhE

Ah, Ben Folds.

In cases like these, the covers are so different from the originals it's even silly to say I prefer one over the other. I want ALL the MUSIC!

EDIT: Forgot one!

Song: The Love Cats

Original: The Cure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OylJq6L-Wd0

Cover: The Hot Rats (admittedly, a Supergrass side-project devoted to covers)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTknEAl4pfc

I love this cover because the band didn't make it their own, they made it someone else's. They took a Cure song and made it into an Iggy Pop song...sorta.

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21-12-2013, 02:41 PM
RE: Who did it better? Original artist vs cover artist.
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21-12-2013, 02:55 PM
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25-12-2013, 09:57 PM (This post was last modified: 25-12-2013 10:08 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Who did it better? Original artist vs cover artist.
(06-11-2013 08:42 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Song: War Pigs
Artists: Black Sabbath VS CAKE

WAR PIGS - Sabbath, Although the CAKE cover is quite good and I hadn't heard it before.

(06-11-2013 08:42 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Song: Love Song
Artists: The Cure VS 311

311 dude love Girly long time. Big Grin

(06-11-2013 08:42 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Song: Good Times Roll
Artists: The Cars VS Powerman 5000

My Pick: Powerman 5000

Girly's going with The Cars.

(06-11-2013 08:42 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Song: I Will Survive
Artists: Gloria Gaynor VS CAKE

Once again a cover I haven't heard. It's pretty good but it ain't Glorious Gloria now is it!

(06-11-2013 08:42 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Song: Personal Jesus
Artists: Depeche Mode VS Marilyn Manson

Cash Bitch.





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