Cover versions better than the original
Started by Plutonium, 29th June 2019 07:48 in Music & Video

  1. #1 | 2121908
    Johnson OUT
    St Lucia

    Posts
    22,092
    Likes
    4,632
    JUN
    29
    2019

    Default Cover versions better than the original

    Related to the thread "cover versions you didn't know were a cover"; this is about covers you did know were covers, but are better than the original (although that's always a matter of personal opinion of course, this is just mine, feel free to offer yours).

    "Hurt", originally by Nine Inch Nails. This is their official video.



    It was covered by Johnny Cash; I believe it was the last song he recorded. This is his official video. For my money, it's a better version. What's your view?

    JOHNSON OUT - "Elected" by 0.14% of the population

    Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    Stand up to cyber bullying

    https://www.helpguide.org/articles/a...erbullying.htm

  2. #2 | 2121909
    Johnson OUT
    St Lucia

    Posts
    22,092
    Likes
    4,632
    JUN
    29
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    "The greatest love of all" by Whitney Houston.



    Better IMHO than the original by George Benson.

    JOHNSON OUT - "Elected" by 0.14% of the population

    Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    Stand up to cyber bullying

    https://www.helpguide.org/articles/a...erbullying.htm

  3. #3 | 2121952
    BC Member
    United Kingdom

    Posts
    61,001
    Likes
    3,718
    JUN
    29
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    However, Dolly Parton's original "I will always love you" is better IMO than Whitney Houston's hit. Agree with you on the others. That Johnny cash version, with the video is one of the most powerful videos ever IMO.
    Liked by: Fork Me


  4. #4 | 2121976
    Johnson OUT
    St Lucia

    Posts
    22,092
    Likes
    4,632
    JUN
    30
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    "Valerie" was originally by the Futons.



    It was covered, and made better known, by Amy Winehouse, and I prefer her version.

    JOHNSON OUT - "Elected" by 0.14% of the population

    Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    Stand up to cyber bullying

    https://www.helpguide.org/articles/a...erbullying.htm

  5. #5 | 2121977
    Johnson OUT
    St Lucia

    Posts
    22,092
    Likes
    4,632
    JUN
    30
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    "Me and Bobby McGee was written by Kris Kristofferson at the suggestion of Monument Records boss Fred Foster about a woman he knew called Bobby McKee. Kristofferson heard it as "McGee". As he was thinking about composing the song he was driving in the pouring rain, and worked "windshield wipers slapping time" into the lyrics. The ambiguous nature of the central character means that both men and women can sing this song with minor changes to the lyrics.

    It was first performed by Roger Miller, but made most famous by Janis Joplin.





    The connection with the previous post is that both Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse are members of the "27 Club", stars who lost their lives at the age of 27. Joplin recorded the song just days before her death of a heroin overdose, and it went to number 1 posthumously.

    janis_joplin.JPG
    JOHNSON OUT - "Elected" by 0.14% of the population

    Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    Stand up to cyber bullying

    https://www.helpguide.org/articles/a...erbullying.htm

  6. #6 | 2122172
    Johnson OUT
    St Lucia

    Posts
    22,092
    Likes
    4,632
    JUL
    02
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    OK, this is a potentially controversial one.

    "I got you Babe" was originally a song by Sony and Cher, a 60's hippy anthem.



    But UB40 put it to a reggae beat and I prefer their version. Here they are performing with Chrissie Hynde.

    JOHNSON OUT - "Elected" by 0.14% of the population

    Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    Stand up to cyber bullying

    https://www.helpguide.org/articles/a...erbullying.htm

  7. #7 | 2122190
    BC Member
    United Kingdom

    Posts
    13,857
    Likes
    4,371
    JUL
    03
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    Both versions are great.
    .
    Liked by: sphinx


  8. #8 | 2122281
    BC Member
    England

    Posts
    1,559
    Likes
    245
    JUL
    04
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    I have always preferred Faith No More's version of Easy.

  9. #9 | 2122362
    Johnson OUT
    St Lucia

    Posts
    22,092
    Likes
    4,632
    JUL
    06
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    Some people think that "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" is a traditional song dating from the days of the American Civil War. In fact it was written by a Canadian called Robbie Robertson in 1969, and originally performed by a Canadian group, the originally-named "The Band".



    However, the song was made enormously popular by Joan Baez with her cover version.



    Baez changed some of the lyrics. In the original, "I swear by the mud below my feet, you can't raise a Cain back up when it's in defeat". Baez heard it as "blood".
    JOHNSON OUT - "Elected" by 0.14% of the population

    Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    Stand up to cyber bullying

    https://www.helpguide.org/articles/a...erbullying.htm

  10. #10 | 2122388
    BC Member
    Cyprus

    Posts
    46,302
    Likes
    5,951
    JUL
    06
    2019

    Default Re: Cover versions better than the original

    Plutonium
    "Valerie" was originally by the Futons.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3xpmfJp0Xc

    It was covered, and made better known, by Amy Winehouse, and I prefer her version.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pAz9UpnRKw
    Much as I like both Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson (who is actually the main credit on that version), the Zutons original is FAR superior.
    Please note that any abuse in this post is both intentional and deserved.

    Anyone that feels the need to further point out that it contains abuse is clearly a total fucking moron who's also insulting YOUR intelligence by pointing out the bleeding obvious as if you were too fucking dumb to notice it.

    This has been a public service annoncement by Fork Me. Have a nice fucking day.

 


Thread Information
Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Tags for this Thread

BC Forums Create Account Today's Posts Activity Stream Latest Likes
  • Quick Links
  •  
    Make A Donation To BC