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Title: Original vs. cover...
Post by: ZombieCake on July 09, 2018, 02:11:46 am
OK, taken a few months to summon up the courage to post this.  Which is best original or a cover?  I'll start with Jenny Morris (original), vs. Belinda Carlisle (cover)
Jenny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQYIpm0_X3o
Belinda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5uHBfE8O7Y
There we are, comments welcome.
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: droid on July 09, 2018, 06:08:44 am
'Sound of Silence'....Simon and Garfunkel/Disturbed.

Both excellent, just very different....
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: Groundhog on July 09, 2018, 02:14:29 pm
I've always thought Frankie Goes To Holywoods version of Born to Run was way better than Bruce's.
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: AR on July 09, 2018, 09:51:57 pm
I'll take the Sisters of Mercy's version of "Gimme Shelter" over the Stones' original any day, though I also rather prefer Mr. Eldritch's take on "Jolene" to the way Dolly  did it!
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: shotlighter on July 09, 2018, 10:28:40 pm
Tom Jones DELILAH versus the lunacy of the cover by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. 
(You had to see them live to get the full er effect!)
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: tony from suffolk on July 10, 2018, 02:28:32 pm
Tom Jones DELILAH versus the lunacy of the cover by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. 
(You had to see them live to get the full er effect!)
Big SAHB fan here. A superb live band, still play “SAHB Stories” regularly.

My vote goes to Hendrix' version of Dylan's “All Along The Watchtower”.
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: Wayland Smith on July 10, 2018, 03:33:34 pm
Led Zeppelin, or
Rolf Harris?  Stairway to heaven.  :-\

I will get me coat. :'(
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: paul on July 10, 2018, 06:15:20 pm
Tom Jones DELILAH versus the lunacy of the cover by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. 
(You had to see them live to get the full er effect!)
Big SAHB fan here. A superb live band, still play “SAHB Stories” regularly.

My vote goes to Hendrix' version of Dylan's “All Along The Watchtower”.

And "Like a Rolling Stone".

I would vote for Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends",
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: ZombieCake on July 10, 2018, 10:10:31 pm
Quote
I'll take the Sisters of Mercy's version of "Gimme Shelter" over the Stones' original any day, though I also rather prefer Mr. Eldritch's take on "Jolene" to the way Dolly  did it!
Yay! Sisters rule!  I rather like Emma (original was by Hot Chocolate, believe it or not), love the photos in the version below.  On a similar vein (pun intended) the Mission's version of 'Dream On' is rather good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0IN_5qZtxE
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: Simon Beck on July 10, 2018, 10:37:33 pm
House of the Rising Sun - Bob Dylan/The Animals, different but both very good!
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: tony from suffolk on July 11, 2018, 09:15:57 am
House of the Rising Sun - Bob Dylan/The Animals, different but both very good!
Neither were original though Simon. It's an old folk song, a version also recorded by Woody Guthrie in the 1940s.
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: Simon Beck on July 11, 2018, 10:11:05 am
House of the Rising Sun - Bob Dylan/The Animals, different but both very good!
Neither were original though Simon. It's an old folk song, a version also recorded by Woody Guthrie in the 1940s.

Yes I did know, but my mistake, thought it was one of the first times it'd been recorded, didn't know it had prior - esp by Guthrie. He got a bit of stick for it, Dylan, didn't he, but then when The Animals made it a big hit the joke was on him.
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: Spike on July 11, 2018, 11:11:10 am
Gary Clark Jr's version of The Beatles' Come Together

Ignore the OTT music video and crank the volume up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7imYeuAfkg
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: ZombieCake on July 15, 2018, 01:12:43 am
I actually quite like Paloma Faith's version of the Mama Cass song 'Make Your Own Kind of Music' of the Mamas and Papas fame, even if it is rather cheesily (if that's a word) applied to a skoda advert. So more likely to buy the song over the car.  It does have a an adventurous sort of theme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHey3FIyujQ
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: Mr Dinwiddy on July 15, 2018, 09:23:27 pm
I quite like this version of Sultans of Swing, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0RV0kgdqJU
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: ZombieCake on July 24, 2018, 11:28:34 pm
One of the best reasons to go caving that I can see, well listen to as well. Scandinavia meets America's finest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVxVlVn430k
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: ZombieCake on September 18, 2018, 01:50:33 am
Hurt by Johnny Cash.  Nine Inch Nails did the original, Johnny's version is simply sublime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: NewStuff on September 21, 2018, 07:19:59 pm
So many contenders...
My *current* favourite is the Primus cover of Candyman from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. Yes, really, and this is probably best not to show children unless you are good with them having some pretty funky dreams. I don't think anything Les Claypool touches is less than decent, but his stuff definitely an acquired taste.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C9jJ2O79XI

Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: ZombieCake on August 07, 2019, 11:02:17 pm
Here's on old one - Supremes vs. Bald Bloke.  Lovely warnings from the algorithm over 120 day alert...

Supremes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU8oNu3pdS0

Bald Bloke:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao9SIKC48vg

Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: yrammy on August 08, 2019, 09:21:02 am
YES Disturbed. I was into S & G as a teenager but now I am much older I like a bit more guts in my music :-)
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: droid on August 08, 2019, 11:28:05 am
Absolutely Mary. The Disturbed version is much darker, and probably closer to the lyrics. I always found S&G a bit too saccharine.

Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: AR on August 08, 2019, 12:09:12 pm
If we're on the subject of S&G, then my vote definitely goes for Martin Carthy's recording of "Scarborough Fair" over their rendition from a few years later - definitely far too saccharine.... Mr Carthy also took them to the cleaners over their use of his arrangement without giving credit and got quite a good out-of-court settlement, so I'm told!
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: Graigwen on August 08, 2019, 08:21:15 pm
If we're on the subject of S&G, then my vote definitely goes for Martin Carthy's recording of "Scarborough Fair" over their rendition from a few years later - definitely far too saccharine.... Mr Carthy also took them to the cleaners over their use of his arrangement without giving credit and got quite a good out-of-court settlement, so I'm told!

If I recall correctly, Paul Simon slept on the floor of Carthy's flat in London, and that is where he learned Scarbough Fair.

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Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: ObviousSpectre on August 08, 2019, 09:00:07 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhGEGIBGLu8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhGEGIBGLu8) The original version of the song 'Holy Diver' popularised by Killswitch engage, I prefer this version and I think it's a shame most people have only heard the cover.
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: traff on August 09, 2019, 07:56:41 am
I prefer this version and I think it's a shame most people have only heard the cover.

Really? I think it's the other way round. I think most people would say "who are killswitch engage?" Perhaps a generation thing.
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: AR on August 09, 2019, 08:22:08 am
Definitely "who are Killswitch Engage?" for me, but Dio's original was a favourite in my teenage years. Speaking of early Dio, there's some great live footage on Youtube from around this era, including storming versions of tracks from his Rainbow and Sabbath years.
Title: Re: Original vs. cover...
Post by: Martin Wright on August 09, 2019, 01:08:01 pm
A couple more for you.
Definitely prefer Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Dear Prudence" to the Beatles' original.
Also prefer The Cardigans & Tom Jones' "Burning Down the House" to the Talking Heads' original.