Cover Songs

That Eclipse The Original

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04/10/2013 at 14:54

David Gray, "Say hello, wave goodbye":

04/10/2013 at 14:59

Sussex - yes, I agree some of those tunes have been way over-played and the bossa nova treatment can get a bit tiring after a while. I'm not familiar with the Dead Kennedys' version (sorry!) but there's something rather appealing about the coquettish vocal on this one. 

04/10/2013 at 15:01

Willie Nelson, "Unchained melody:

04/10/2013 at 15:03

All about opinions Phil and I decided at the start of this not to criticise anyone's taste in music(even Phil Collins) but the criteria was that the cover should be better than the original. So being familiar with both versions essential

04/10/2013 at 15:04

I like the Les Baxter version but not entirely sure who had the original Unchained Melody.

04/10/2013 at 15:09

Hayley Westenra, "Both sides now":


04/10/2013 at 15:22

Bitty McLean, "Dedicated to the one I love":

04/10/2013 at 15:27

Sussex - you're right, I hurriedly read your original post as suggesting that they'd simply never made a good cover, rather than a better cover.  Anyway, upshot is I've been introduced to the original now, so it's all good. 

OK, late entry.  I Don't Know Where I Stand, Fairport Convention (Joni Mitchell).

Again it's about the voice.  I love Joni Mitchell but prefer Sandy Denny's treatment of this song, and the arrangement.

04/10/2013 at 15:32
04/10/2013 at 15:42

Fine Young Cannibals, "Suspicious minds":

04/10/2013 at 15:48
04/10/2013 at 16:48

Placebo version org running up that hill better than Kate bush


04/10/2013 at 17:27

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Lawnmower Deth- Kids in America

On the subject of Mr Collins I rather like this take on Land of Confusion

And Born to be Wild with attitude


04/10/2013 at 18:32

Ah, now this is the Land of Confusion cover I'm familiar with.  Katzenjammer, my favourite Norwegian all-girl band.  

04/10/2013 at 18:52

More Siouxsie vs The Beatles for you BBB, how about Helter Skelter? Far better by the Banshees, if you haven't heard it, check it out on YT. I saw them loads of times a long time ago, great band!

04/10/2013 at 19:17

Colin brings up Fine Young Cannibals, good band but guilty of one of the greatest crimes to cover versions with their slaughtering of the Buzzcocks' 'Ever fallen in love'...

04/10/2013 at 20:04

andy x - I didn't know about Souxsie and Helter Skelter.  Good stuff.  And maybe it was the make-up, but... here's a cheery one before I go off to the pub:

Diamanda Galas - My World is Empty Without You (The Supremes)

Not quite the way Diana Ross sings it!

04/10/2013 at 20:13
This thread caused me to search this out. Had this on a tape given to me by someone some time of my adolescents. Cover of Bod Dylan's Goin' Goin' Gone by Robin Holcomb and Bill Frisell.
04/10/2013 at 20:55
Some time of my adolescence even. And I'd take CarterUSM's version of Rent over the Pet Shop Boys original.
04/10/2013 at 20:59

These don't really count as the originals are pretty good anyway, but covers worth a mention (in my opinion) :

Ghost Rider (suicide) - covered by Soft Cell & Jim Thirwell

Every Dream Home a Heartache (Love) - covered by every man and his dog, but my favourite is probably Boo Radleys

Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley) - favourite is a toss up between Cocteay Twins and This Mortal Coil.

Just like Heaven (Cure) - Dinosaur Jnr

Mother Sky (Can) - Loops

II'll stop there.....

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