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artu
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posted March 08, 2017 04:08 PM

Extraordinary Covers

Ok, here's what this thread is for, you will first link the original version of a song/tune, followed by a cover that you think transforms or transcends the original version in a way that just nails it. As a warmer up, I start with this:

Woodstock:

Joni Mitchell (1970)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1971)

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posted March 08, 2017 04:29 PM

obligatory:

eurythmics - sweet dreams are made of this

marilyn manson - sweet dreams are made of this

patti smith - rock n roll snow

marilyn manson - rock n roll snow

screamin jay hawkins - i put a spell on you

marilyn manson - i put a spell on you


and all on one album, no less.

acdc - t.n.t.

six feet under - t.n.t.

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posted March 08, 2017 04:45 PM
Edited by fred79 at 16:51, 08 Mar 2017.

gary glitter - do you wanna touch me there?

these two cover versions both rock my socks off:

joan jett - do you wanna touch me there?

bile - do you wanna touch me there?

i would've included the who's "my generation" vs bile's version, but i think they've both gold, equally. the two versions really speak for their own generations, i think. which is one thing i absolutely love about music.

btw, rad idea for a thread, artu.

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posted March 08, 2017 04:53 PM

God Put a Smile Upon Your Face:
Coldplay
Mark Ronson

Double Trouble:
Otis Rush
Eric Clapton

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posted March 08, 2017 05:15 PM

Don't know if this technically counts as a cover, but...

Hall of the Mountain King:
Edvard Grieg
Rainbow
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posted March 08, 2017 05:46 PM

Well then,

Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt - Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - III. Anitra's Dance:

Edvard Grieg
Stephanie Trick

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posted March 08, 2017 10:36 PM

Iron Maiden's The Trooper

Steve n Seagulls, just by the sheer amounts of silly instruments used.
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posted March 09, 2017 09:59 AM
Edited by JollyJoker at 13:33, 09 Mar 2017.

Written by Whitfield, Holland, White for the Temptations I'm losing you - The Temptations.
Was nailed: I'm losing you - Rare Earth If anything, it was probably even better played Live.

Written by Lomax, Lomax, Burdon and Chandler for the Animals:
Inside Looking Out - The Animals
Was nailed: Inside Looking Out - Grand Funk Railroad

And from the best album never released:
Written by Pop/Williamson for Iggy & The Stooges to appear on their (never released) 4th studio album:
Open up and Bleed - Iggy & the Stooges
James Williamson decided to do the record in 2014 - but not with Iggy on vocals. Instead the singer is Carolyn Wonderland and it's a Beauty

EDIT:

Written by Adamski/Seal This is the original Killer.
Written by Whitfield/Strong This is the original Papa Was a Rolling Stone (Temptations made that a big one).

I think George Michael nailed both songs with a Medley.

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If your feet aren't tapping to that song you're either deaf or dead.

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posted March 09, 2017 01:47 PM

Quote:
I think George Michael nailed both songs with a Medley.

Yeah, I remember that medley coming out when I was in high-school. And you know how it is in high-school when you are "a rocker." It is like some obligatory attitude to look down on George Michael and similar stuff. But it was really good R & B, so I couldn't help liking it. A few of my buddies even accused me of "selling out" as if we were some sort of resistance movement. To be a kid is such a weird thing sometimes.

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posted March 09, 2017 01:56 PM

To tell you the truth, I wouldn't have thought it possible the day would come when I'd say that George "Wham" Michael could outdo the Temptations' version of Papa - but I can remember that I heard his version the first time at some party where really EVERYONE was on the dancefloor, when the groove started, including myself, and when it was over I asked the owner of the record what it was, and I went and bought the EP the next day.
I always thought that George Michael was a really good singer - he just didn't sing my kind of music, but it's the exceptions that make things interesting.

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posted March 09, 2017 02:10 PM

Which reminds me of another great cover:

The original, although a catchy tune, has that synthetic 80's pop sound all over it which I can't stand, and then Scott Bradlee turns it into a 1930's style swing song with a little touch of more modern sax even blending in Brubeck's Take Five in the end. The result is so natural, you feel like George Michael's version is the cover.

Careless Whisper:

George Michael
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox


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posted March 09, 2017 02:11 PM

And remembering the other discussion, we could also make a thread "Originals that produced at least a dozen covers which all suck".

Case in point (just stumbled upon):

CompareAnthrax' version of Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak with their own version, especially from Live and Dangerous.

Who needs that?

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posted March 09, 2017 02:27 PM

artu said:
Which reminds me of another great cover:

The original, although a catchy tune, has that synthetic 80's pop sound all over it which I can't stand, and then Scott Bradlee turns it into a 1930's style swing song with a little touch of more modern sax even blending in Brubeck's Take Five in the end. The result is so natural, you feel like George Michael's version is the cover.

Careless Whisper:

George Michael
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox


Interesting, especially with that hint of Take Five in it. "That synthetic 80's pop sound (which I can't stand either) is part of what I usually call the "Miami Vice syndrome".

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posted March 09, 2017 02:38 PM

Scarborough Fair
Well, the author is not known and it's a traditional English composition. The most known version is the one performed by Simon and Garfunkel, although I prefer the newer version played by Sarah Brightman.
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posted March 15, 2017 02:08 PM

You can always rely on a Mojo list or other to cover interesting ground (pun intended). This one about cover songs completely different than the original fits well. First song coming to mind missing on the list is the original Purple Haze and its cover by The Cure.

Top 10 covers more popular than the original is ok-ish.

It may not seem obvious, but I agree about Johnny Cash's Hurt which is pretty awesome.

I followed this one to Metallica's cover of Thin Lizzy's Whisky in the Jar, which I find completely redundant.

10 worst covers is funny enough.

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posted March 15, 2017 02:56 PM

Metallica's Whiskey in the Jar is a not so creative remake of the Thin Lizzy version, yes, but that's not an original. It's a traditional song and it's normally something like this. I always preferred the folk version, since Irish music is so much fun when you're drunk and it's "whiskey in the jar" but Thin Lizzy version is also ok.

Johnny Cash made a lot of interesting covers of new generation songs in "the American" series, six albums that he made at the end of his career, which I think surpassed everything he did before. He is more mature than ever and old age really matches his style. My favorites covers from those albums are U2's One and Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus (This one because I have a soft spot for anything bluesy, so I also really love the original.)

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posted March 15, 2017 03:54 PM

Well, I know all that - my point is when a "Traditional" is arranged by some rockband and is a success - as with Lizzy's song, it doesn't make sense to cover that exact version, except as an hommage - say, at a concert for honor of Phil Lynnots on his 10th dying day or something like that, but incredibly enough Metallica got a Grammy for a cover of a cover. I have no idea what that version is supposed to add.
Same thing with other Metallica covers that come to mind, like Overkill by Motörhead. Redundant and uninspired.

Why not give the Who a Grammy for Twist and Shout as well?

Anyway, Personal Jesus is probably my favorite as well. I wouldn't go as far and say his  last decade - paradoxically started by Rick Rubin - surpasses everything he did before. After all his career was more or less dead, which meant, he or someone else had to reinvent him or else, and that's exactly what happened - which isn't meant in a negative way; you have to be open for something new, and Rick Rubin was an unlikely helper. I do think enlisting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was pretty spot-on for the second album, and I won't back down on the third record is also a good pick.

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posted March 15, 2017 08:56 PM

johnny cash was always my favorite country artist. imo though, he didn't surpass trent reznor on "hurt". he came close, and so did reznor and bowie when they performed it live together. but i don't think anything's going to be able to touch reznor's original.

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posted March 15, 2017 09:10 PM

Nice topic. I like good covers. One that's not too widely known and which is definitely one of my all time favorite's is Sinead O'Connor's cover of Elton John's Sacrifice.

Elton John origional
Sinead O-connor cover

Why is this an amazing cover? Because it takes a song that's a masterpiece in itself, transforms it into something completely different song that at the same time seems to come closer to the core of the song. And it's just hauntingly beautiful.

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posted March 15, 2017 09:45 PM

Yes, that's from Elton John's tribute album and that album has many good Elton John/Bernie Taupin covers, Elton John is a truly talented songwriter and provides good material to a range of styles. I have almost every album he made till the late 70's, after that I get more picky since he is sucked in to 80's style synthesiser stuff. My favorite from that album would be the opening Border Song:

Elton John
Eric Clapton

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