Mid week 'fun'/boredom

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Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby gtvlusso » Wed Dec 12, 2012 16:50 pm

A new game.

Find a song where the cover is better than the original: I'll go first;

Cameo: 'Word Up!'

Personally, I think KoRn's version is very slightly better than the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w3tdWq2rbw

**If you are going to search for the original KoRn video at work - warning; it is a bit tasty!

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby cyclingprop » Wed Dec 12, 2012 16:54 pm

Easy

Edit: probably should have said Cash up front rather than just the link.
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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby TailWindHome » Wed Dec 12, 2012 16:56 pm

A lot of Bob Dylan stuff.

Johnny Cash - Hurt
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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby Kieran_Burns » Wed Dec 12, 2012 17:11 pm

I may get in to trouble with this:

Original: Pixies - Where is My Mind

Cover: Sunday Girl - Where is My mind

and I'm a definite Pixies fan.
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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby kelsen » Wed Dec 12, 2012 17:15 pm

The White Stripes - Jolene

A lot of the Radio 1 Live Lounge session covers...

Marina & The Diamonds - Starstrukk

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby Clever Pun » Wed Dec 12, 2012 17:23 pm

Nearly anything by Ten Masked Men
For example
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNzzDybVyNs
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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby Veronese68 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 17:57 pm

I always liked The Lemonheads Mrs Robinson, though I now realise it helps if you can't see them.
CP, that was very odd. I like.

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 18:16 pm

Swim. Bike. Run. Yup, that's definitely what I'm supposed to be doing.

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby DrLex » Wed Dec 12, 2012 19:14 pm

I'll offer up three, but too lazy to scour YouTube for links:
I Fought the Law by the Clash (orig:Bobby Fuller Four)
Be Thanful For What You've Got by Massive Attack (William DeVaughn)
It's Oh So Quiet by Bjork (Betty Hutton)

(On a related note, Elis Costello's version of his song "Shipbuilding" pales into comparison with the first recording by Robert Wyatt, despite the presence of Chet Baker on the latter track.)

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby woodnut » Wed Dec 12, 2012 19:23 pm

Johnny Cash blew a few originals out of the water ie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGrR-7_OBpA and even https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGGSTiDOjKU.....on a related note Nick Cave covering Dylan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao0lyPjYQw0

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby CiB » Wed Dec 12, 2012 21:10 pm

Banana Splits by The Dickies to kick off with.

And cos I'm a bit old skool I've always liked this version of We Will Rock You by Queen over & above the original, by Queen.

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby WGWarburton » Wed Dec 12, 2012 22:47 pm

Hi,
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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby EKE_38BPM » Wed Dec 12, 2012 23:02 pm

gtvlusso wrote:A new game.

Find a song where the cover is better than the original: I'll go first;

Cameo: 'Word Up!'

Personally, I think KoRn's version is very slightly better than the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w3tdWq2rbw

**If you are going to search for the original KoRn video at work - warning; it is a bit tasty!


I'll see your Korn version and raise you the Gun version.

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby Veronese68 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 00:38 am

DrLex wrote:...too lazy to scour YouTube for links:
I Fought the Law by the Clash (orig:Bobby Fuller Four)

As a former colleague described it "probably the most unpunk punk song there ever was" great track though. RIP Nick.

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby Blandiblub » Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:52 am

Vanilla Ice did a rocky version of Ice Ice Baby, re-named as Too Cold, on his third album called Hard To Swallow.

Sounds a lot like Korn/Limp Bizkit, etc. Ok, not a cover as such but a cover by the same artist!

T'is excellent.
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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby mudcow007 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 09:07 am

bob Dylan - all along the watch tower

better version obviously is Hendrix's

even Dylan think so
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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby M-A-S » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:58 am

Ryan Adams version of Wonderwall is a step up in my opinion, I'm sure I read somewhere that Noel Gallagher thought so too.

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby SteppenHerring » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:03 am

Wuthering Heights - China Drum
Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus
I can hear the grass grow - The Fall

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby Il Principe » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:06 am

Eels: “Get Ur Freak On” (Missy Elliott cover).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIeqZ3qPFWs

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Re: Mid week 'fun'/boredom

Postby memsley89 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 13:27 pm

The Presidents of the United States of America: 'Video Killed the Radio Star' (Buggles cover)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAiGd9nTGmM
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