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Original vs. cover...
« 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

Belinda

There we are, comments welcome.

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 06:08:44 am »
'Sound of Silence'....Simon and Garfunkel/Disturbed.

Both excellent, just very different....
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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #4 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!)

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #5 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”.
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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 03:33:34 pm »
Led Zeppelin, or
Rolf Harris?  Stairway to heaven.  :-\

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #7 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",
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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 10:10:31 pm »
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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.

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 10:37:33 pm »
House of the Rising Sun - Bob Dylan/The Animals, different but both very good!

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #12 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...


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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 09:23:27 pm »
I quite like this version of Sultans of Swing,

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #15 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.


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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2018, 01:50:33 am »
Hurt by Johnny Cash.  Nine Inch Nails did the original, Johnny's version is simply sublime.


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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #17 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.



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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #18 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:



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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #19 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 :-)

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #21 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!
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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #22 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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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 09:00:07 pm »
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.

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Re: Original vs. cover...
« Reply #24 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.