covers that slay the original

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Postby dasponyboy on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:31 pm

Pretty much anything by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, but here's a sample of them doing Heart of Glass by Blondie
http://youtu.be/TQWFK7z6sJ0
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Postby fnord on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:31 pm

Cash's Hurt for godamn sure. I don't know of any music video that makes me tear up every damn time.
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Postby srdzevon on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:31 pm

James Blake - A Case Of You

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Postby RupertPupkin on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:34 pm

This one definitely slays the original.

Elbow - Independent Woman

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Postby turnJBup on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:38 pm

Jimmy Eat World aren't fit to shine Springsteen's shoes.
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Postby RupertPupkin on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:39 pm

Agreed on the Sonic Youth cover of Superstar.

I much prefer the Futureheads version of Hounds of Love to the Kate Bush original:

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Postby srdzevon on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:42 pm

Call me crazy, hell, I will call me crazy for saying it, but Warren Zevon's cover of Knocking On Heaven's Door after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer is pretty drymounting amazing to me and just a notch above the original. I know, I know, BOO THIS MAN!

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Postby fnord on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:43 pm

I'd forgotten about that Zevon cover, another one that gets me teary. Damn you
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Postby unbroken1 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:46 pm

donny hathaway - jealous guy
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Postby middayshadows on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:58 pm

I dont necessarily agree that a couple of earlier suggestions beat the originals, but I agree the covers are definitely worthy.

Here's one, off the top of my head :

Pixies' version of 'Head On.' (original by Jesus and Mary Chain).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXSmYHEpn7w&feature=fvwrel

Oh, and Cowboy Junkies 'Sweet Jane.' (Lou Reed himself described it as "the best and most authentic version I have ever heard")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4XVJj4jER4
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Postby RupertPupkin on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:59 pm



Edit: I do love the original version too, but the Clash version is my favourite

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Postby downbytheriver on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:17 pm

Solid spin on an old Hendrix staple by my most favorite, least known blues man - not many people are "worthy" of covering Jimi.

If you like blues, and you can catch him here in the states, do it.

Trout has waaaay more skills than will be represented in this cover of Red House ,but it does a pretty good job of introducing his "style" to those of you who may be unfamiliar with him.




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Postby lightyears2010 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:32 pm

alor of good stuff...this is what I was hoping for.

love me some blues. prolly 10 years ago me and a buddy went to a riverboat casino...a blues band was playing. we ended up spending the night listening to the band and never boarded the casino. 'the blues ain't nuthin but a good woman gone bad'.
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Postby fredo on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:37 pm

SRV cut the definitive Little Wing imo.
And I love early Springsteen!
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