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A few simple rules to this thread.

 

1) Post a YouTube link to BOTH the original and the cover version of the song.

2) Tell the crown which one you prefer.

3) Post ANY style of music you like, but nothing silly like better or worse versions of Bach's 3rd Concerto. Let's keep it this century :)

4) If there is a particular reason you like a version tell us why.

 

Go!

 

I'll Start with Black Betty.

 

Original gaol-house version. Early recording of the folk song.

 

Leadbelly's blues version. Leadbelly went to gaol twice for murder, a bad man. My father played a lot of his stuff when I was a kid and I grew to like real, authentic blues.

 

Ram Jam version. My favourite ( from a misspent youth)

 

Spiderbait - I could never get my head around this version. Not for me.

 

 

 

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The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) - Fleetwood Mac

 

Judas Priest version. For anyone who knows me, no guessing I like this version more. Never knew it was a Fleetwood Mac song until recently.

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To be fair I posted both live versions

 

Shitty original:

 

The Real Thing - Russell Morris

 

[video=youtube;wylEB-P76nA]

 

The best version - Midnight Oil

 

I like this version as The Oils really give it attitude without it sounding nothing like the original. One of the top covers imo

 

[video=youtube;s0J-KAbnR4I]

 

Brad

 

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A few simple rules to this thread.

 

1) Post a YouTube link to BOTH the original and the cover version of the song.

2) Tell the crown which one you prefer.

3) Post ANY style of music you like, but nothing silly like better or worse versions of Bach's 3rd Concerto. Let's keep it this century :)

4) If there is a particular reason you like a version tell us why.

 

Go!

 

I'll Start with Black Betty.

 

Original gaol-house version. Early recording of the folk song.

 

Leadbelly's blues version. Leadbelly went to gaol twice for murder, a bad man. My father played a lot of his stuff when I was a kid and I grew to like real, authentic blues.

 

Ram Jam version. My favourite ( from a misspent youth)

 

Spiderbait - I could never get my head around this version. Not for me.

 

 

 

Unlike you I much prefer the Spiderbait version with Ramjam next.

 

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I'll only post "covers - good", as there is probably an unlimited supply in the category of "covers - bad".

Also don't want to double post, so will only do one at a time, and will attempt to stay away from all the obvious ones that everybody has heard of.

 

 

Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

 

Already a good song, but then here comes along Zoots cover

 

Eleanor Rigby by Zoot

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Awesome topic.....I am not great at this but will give it a go shortly....

On your selections I prefer the last 2 versions that are most recent and am split between the 2....

As for the second one I like Fleetwood Mac a little having seen them last millennium and Judas Priest are still just a band name to me....Sorry but that is my reality....

Back soon with my selection......

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Awesome topic.....I am not great at this but will give it a go shortly....

On your selections I prefer the last 2 versions that are most recent and am split between the 2....

As for the second one I like Fleetwood Mac a little having seen them last millennium and Judas Priest are still just a band name to me....Sorry but that is my reality....

Back soon with my selection......

 

Dave, I reject your reality and substitute my own :) post 'em up baby.

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Here is my first song...

 

Jolene - 1974 Dolly Parton

 

Miley Cyrus - 2010

 

Pentatonix - 2016

 

The White Stripes - 2008

 

So I have a cousin who was born about the time of release and her brother sang both this and 2 Kenny Rogers songs when she was married...It was always a good song but this added memories. What timing with Kenny Just passing....

 

My view is that the Pentatonix version is crap....

Dolly is Dolly and always will be...Great song....

I do like the Miley version a little better however,

The White Stripes is more my vibe......Give it a listen but turn that Fuc#er right up.......

 

Keen to hear you thoughts...

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To be fair I posted both live versions

 

Shitty original:

 

The Real Thing - Russell Morris

 

[video=youtube;wylEB-P76nA]

 

The best version - Midnight Oil

 

[video=youtube;s0J-KAbnR4I]

 

Brad

 

 

Has Peter Garret got a lisp?

Never knew the Oils did this

Oils ain't Oils

I like the original,

Sorry Cheeky

Where are McDermonts glasses...Are Coke still using them as bottles

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I'll only post "covers - good", as there is probably an unlimited supply in the category of "covers - bad".

Also don't want to double post, so will only do one at a time, and will attempt to stay away from all the obvious ones that everybody has heard of.

 

 

Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

 

Already a good song, but then here comes along Zoots cover

 

Eleanor Rigby by Zoot

 

Sorry, The Beatles still have my vote

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Not sure if I'm crossing the line into your 'crazy silly' category..... but.......

 

The Phantom of the Opera - link is from original production, but song is known from many performances.

(I won't blame you if you don't watch the whole video of the original, I didn't watch more than a minute of it just to confirm it was the correct link)

 

 

and then here comes Nightwish to take it to a new level

 

The Phantom of the Opera by Nightwish:

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How about this old beauty

 

Take note of the Band names...The Animals, The Angels, And Alice Cooper???

 

The Original

 

The Angels

 

DO A SEARCH AS I CAN'T SEEM TO COPY A LINK alice cooper we gotta get out of this place studio version - Alice Cooper

 

I like em all but prefer The Angels then Alice then the original but have not listened to the other 5 - 10 versions

 

 

 

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Just came back in from working with a few more I had thought of... and looks like others had already posted 2 of them (Hurt and Zombie)

Hurt I've always found slightly funny with who covered who, because if I randomly told you that there were 2 artists, 'Nine Inch Nails' and 'Johnny Cash', most likely everyone would assume NIN covered Cash, but in reality its the other way around.

It was so sad when Bad Wolves released Zombie and we heard what happened.

 

 

 

Here's another Nightwish cover:

 

Over The Hills & Far Away by Gary Moore:

 

(not to be confused by the Led Zep song of the exact same name, completely different lyrics)

 

Over The Hills & Far Away covered by Nightwish:

 

 

 

The Misfits did a whole album of 1950's covers. Quite a few good covers on it, then quite a few bad ones too lol. My 2 favourite covers from that album would be Dream Lover and This Magic Moment.

 

Dream Lover by Bobby Darin

 

I actually really like both, so hard to choose, but might rank The Misfits cover as like only 1% higher.

 

Dream Lover covered by The Misfits

 

 

 

This Magic Moment by The Drifters

 

This Magic Moment covered by The Misfits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMCfobjaPA

 

 

 

If listened to back to back, some people would probably think the 80s one is the cover.. This is one where the cover is heaps better than the original and is just a more touching and powerful song.

 

Forever Young - Alphaville

 

Forever Young - Youth Group

 

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Has Peter Garret got a lisp?

Never knew the Oils did this

Oils ain't Oils

I like the original,

 

He hasn't but he tends to do that in some songs.

 

Brad

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The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie

 

[video=youtube;HSH--SJKVQQ]

 

Nirvana.

 

Whilst I like Bowie's version I think Nirvana's is vastly more relatable

 

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Shivers

 

Original - The Boys Next Door featuring a babyfaced Nick Cave. Fantastic lyrics and tune from Rowland Howard written when he was 16 and a member of The Charlatans. Then went on to join The Boys Next Door with Nick Cave. Caves voice doesn't really do this song justice imo. The band then changed their name to The Birthday Party. Howard and Cave fought and Howard left the band with them renaming themselves The Bad Seeds with Cave's "modesty" changing it to Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

 

 

The Screaming Jets belted this one out of the park and is easily my favourite

 

[video=youtube;U-iBqdw1NhY]

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Just came back in from working with a few more I had thought of... and looks like others had already posted 2 of them (Hurt and Zombie)

Hurt I've always found slightly funny with who covered who, because if I randomly told you that there were 2 artists, 'Nine Inch Nails' and 'Johnny Cash', most likely everyone would assume NIN covered Cash, but in reality its the other way around.

It was so sad when Bad Wolves released Zombie and we heard what happened.

 

 

 

Here's another Nightwish cover:

 

Over The Hills & Far Away by Gary Moore:

 

(not to be confused by the Led Zep song of the exact same name, completely different lyrics)

 

Over The Hills & Far Away covered by Nightwish:

 

 

 

The Misfits did a whole album of 1950's covers. Quite a few good covers on it, then quite a few bad ones too lol. My 2 favourite covers from that album would be Dream Lover and This Magic Moment.

 

Dream Lover by Bobby Darin

 

I actually really like both, so hard to choose, but might rank The Misfits cover as like only 1% higher.

 

Dream Lover covered by The Misfits

 

 

 

This Magic Moment by The Drifters

 

This Magic Moment covered by The Misfits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMCfobjaPA

 

 

 

If listened to back to back, some people would probably think the 80s one is the cover.. This is one where the cover is heaps better than the original and is just a more touching and powerful song.

 

Forever Young - Alphaville

 

Forever Young - Youth Group

 

Heck yeah gary moore:)

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Here is my first song...

 

Jolene - 1974 Dolly Parton

 

Miley Cyrus - 2010

 

Pentatonix - 2016

 

The White Stripes - 2008

 

So I have a cousin who was born about the time of release and her brother sang both this and 2 Kenny Rogers songs when she was married...It was always a good song but this added memories. What timing with Kenny Just passing....

 

My view is that the Pentatonix version is crap....

Dolly is Dolly and always will be...Great song....

I do like the Miley version a little better however,

The White Stripes is more my vibe......Give it a listen but turn that Fuc#er right up.......

 

Keen to hear you thoughts...

 

Yeah we lost Kenny yesterday or the day before ... my father used to play me his music and the Beach Boys whilst my mother played me Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull and Yes and Hendrix. He was a drinker and she was just happy a lot.

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Tainted Love

 

Original by Gloria Jones in 1964

 

I find it hard to pick my favourite between these two. Both versions are the epitome of their respective times so suit the era they were released in. I probably lean marginally towards Soft Cell's version only because it formed a part of my childhood memories.

 

 

Soft Cell

 

[video=youtube;XZVpR3Pk-r8]

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Cats in the Cradle

 

Original by Harry Chapin - Not bad but afflicted by the decade of its release and the folksy delivery.

 

 

Ugly Kid Joe nailed this one. Problem is it was that popular that radio airplay overplayed and killed it. Still a banger to listen to occasionally and easily my favourite of the two.

 

 

Brad

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Tainted Love

 

Original by Gloria Jones in 1964

 

I find it hard to pick my favourite between these two. Both versions are the epitome of their respective times so suit the era they were released in. I probably lean marginally towards Soft Cell's version only because it formed a part of my childhood memories.

 

 

Soft Cell

 

[video=youtube;XZVpR3Pk-r8]

 

And this version as well...….

 

 

Not a MM fan generally but I like this version.

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