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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-19-2012, 01:05 PM
I was reading jfb's "Guilty Pleasure" thread and started thinking about George Michael's remake of Stevie Wonder's 1974 classic (co-written by Yvonne Lowrene Wright) entitled They Won' Go When I Go. Stevie's version was good but George owns that song. By comparison, Stevie is mumbling through it with half the emotion. Follow it with George's Mother's Pride if you feel the vibe.

I started thinking about cover songs that were better than the original. That, inevitably, made me think of remakes that were just an insult to the original performance and the person who wrote it (if not the same person). But things that I like or dislike might be the exact opposite for you.

So let's hear it. What are your favorite (and least favorite) covers? Post audio/video clips if you have them.

sergiodeblanc
12-19-2012, 01:12 PM
Best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnH--RjdmTc

Worst:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-EdCNjumvI&list=UUUPvo-jwM02Fp-vigFEiG2A&index=2

Unlistenable.

Sekunda
12-19-2012, 02:00 PM
This is one of my favorite covers... It really makes a statement at the end of his life.


http://youtu.be/3aF9AJm0RFc

Here's one of the worst covers I've ever heard in my life... this is awesome.


http://youtu.be/Jj7pDNDuoJ0

Shawn@PRS
12-19-2012, 02:27 PM
Best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Kv5D2zwyc


Worst

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEGI9NbH-mk

Blackbird
12-19-2012, 02:43 PM
Here's one of the worst covers I've ever heard in my life... this is awesome.


http://youtu.be/Jj7pDNDuoJ0

That was painful to watch, didn't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for them.
It's bad when you're doing your own vocal echos.
And that little solo, poor guy. :dontknow:

rugerpc
12-19-2012, 02:53 PM
Here's one of the worst covers I've ever heard in my life... this is awesome.


http://youtu.be/Jj7pDNDuoJ0

I'm feeling much more than 'a little sick.'

rugerpc
12-19-2012, 03:07 PM
For a really god comparison - it needs to be the same song. How about Voodo Child:

Best - that's easy - Stevie Ray Vaughan


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=purPKiG5__A

(one of) the worst:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEYtC1g1jZU

(another one of ) the worst:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32wZEPWDAk

Srv arguably plays it better than Hendrix - the other two - well, I'm speechless....

Poffypoffa
12-19-2012, 08:15 PM
Favorite's easy for me...


http://youtu.be/be7iNHw8QoQ

Hopeful Sinner
12-19-2012, 08:18 PM
Best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Kv5D2zwyc]

Nice!!! One of the weird ones, recorded before the writer ever recorded a version... LOVE this song!!!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-19-2012, 08:53 PM
Man... there are some BAD ones in here. How about covers that beat the original?

Hopeful Sinner
12-19-2012, 09:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz8PEP4MlSY

Hopeful Sinner
12-19-2012, 09:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts19Nn-xyGs

Rick
12-19-2012, 09:52 PM
I've always liked these two , sometimes more so than the originals :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMZg7LjHdZs


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjh0JuyovP4

sergiodeblanc
12-19-2012, 10:53 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;36008']Man... there are some BAD ones in here. How about covers that beat the original?

I'm sure plenty of people will want to tell me I'm wrong, but I believe it to be true for this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6L05WHTgUQ

s.fitzsimmons
12-19-2012, 10:56 PM
This definitely came to mind.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI93w0OV6D8

t.shamone
12-20-2012, 08:27 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;36008']Man... there are some BAD ones in here. How about covers that beat the original?

I love Babatunde Olatunji's original. He continues to inspire hand drummers to this day.
Santana took it, kept the original vibe and added his own spice to it. He always represents properly.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGSpGRBab6U

alantig
12-20-2012, 10:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV3XjsxGqrw

Poffypoffa
12-20-2012, 10:35 PM
I freaking love Volbeat.

Herr Squid
12-20-2012, 11:05 PM
(another one of ) the worst:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32wZEPWDAk

Srv arguably plays it better than Hendrix - the other two - well, I'm speechless....

You may not dig his interpretation, but have you ever tried playing the flute? This guy's an athlete! Once upon a time when I was playing sax in a jazz band, I tried playing flute for one chart -- it nearly killed me! So try sprinting flat out for 4:04 and then tell me this guy sucks... :)

As for the Terez Montcalm version? Barf... All wrong!

John
12-23-2012, 06:39 PM
Believe.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kvJ1aceD6s

dmatthews
12-23-2012, 09:07 PM
Believe.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kvJ1aceD6s

Oh... no... You win!
Geez.

cosmic_ape
12-24-2012, 02:27 AM
Wow, just wow. Some of this stuff is unbelievably bad...

Here's some redemption. When I hear "a cover that beats the original", this is the song that comes to my mind:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2bYJQFQMs8

John
12-24-2012, 02:45 PM
Oh... no... You win!
Geez.

Lol, and the funny thing is that this was a partial inspiration for the 'joke' ending/outro of a song I made awhile back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2geI5hGnIaA

Jester
12-24-2012, 03:51 PM
Korn's version of The Wall is an abomination.

http://youtu.be/xzkiJJ_NkD0

Runrug's versionof Rhythm of My Heart is great.

http://youtu.be/ybR0F9wdpL8

By the way, how do you embed videos?

John
12-24-2012, 09:22 PM
Korn's version of The Wall is an abomination.

http://youtu.be/xzkiJJ_NkD0

Runrug's versionof Rhythm of My Heart is great.

http://youtu.be/ybR0F9wdpL8

By the way, how do you embed videos?


Hey Jester, on the panel/row, there's an icon that looks like a film roll that says Insert Video when you highlight it. It's second-most to the right, just left of the Wrap [quote] button on the right side of the the panel above the space provided for replies. Simply click on that, insert the URL of whatever video you want to embed, and you're good to go!

Rosewoodsteel
12-25-2012, 08:00 AM
Love the original, but this is a great version.
Jeff Beck- A Day in the Life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CziRncMpmTI

Rosewoodsteel
12-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Wow, just wow. Some of this stuff is unbelievably bad...

Here's some redemption. When I hear "a cover that beats the original", this is the song that comes to my mind:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2bYJQFQMs8

Agreed! Best cover I've ever heard.

docbennett
12-25-2012, 10:19 AM
Believe.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kvJ1aceD6s


^^^^ Definition of the first ring of hell in Dante's inferno. ^^^^^^