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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,