Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by CodeMonkey » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:53 pm

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by CodeMonkey » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:06 pm

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:54 am

JimVH wrote:
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I won't say this is better than the original, but it's way up on the scale of badass.

I vote better, and, it's got Brian May in it, come on now...
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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:26 am

GaryInVA wrote:
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As much as I love Al Green, I think the Talking Heads version of this is better.

Yes on both accounts.
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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:39 am

Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:41 am

Yes, better than the original.

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 am

And seeing how The Band did a Springsteen song better than him, here is one he does better than the original.

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by Goose55 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:22 am

Creedence Clearwater Revival John Fogerty's The Blue Ridge Rangers album (1973) came right on the heels of CCR's breakup. Fogerty's voice here was still very strong and gruff as it was with CCR. This is his version of an old Hank Williams country/western classic. To me, his version of Jambalaya is way above Williams

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by Adam Z » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:42 am

I like Metallica's cover of Turn the Page better than the original by Bob Seger.

Also, Dave Matthews Band w/ Warren Haynes played Cortez the Killer better than Neil Young:

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by Fainn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:40 pm

JimVH wrote:
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I won't say this is better than the original, but it's way up on the scale of badass.

Thats one of my favorite songs to play. I actually saw the Kenny Wayne Shepperd band in 2007.
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Re: The Cover Version was Better Thread

Post by Fainn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:46 pm

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by JimVH » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:53 pm

Fainn wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:40 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:49 am
I won't say this is better than the original, but it's way up on the scale of badass.

Thats one of my favorite songs to play. I actually saw the Kenny Wayne Shepperd band in 2007.
I haven’t seen him live, yet. I’ve liked him since the first time I heard him play.
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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by Adam Z » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:11 pm

Speaking of Kenny Wayne Shepherd & songs that I think are better than the original, I believe this is my all-time favorite performance of Voodoo Child - no disrespect intended to Jimi Hendrix, or SRV:
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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by JimVH » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:54 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Speaking of Kenny Wayne Shepherd & songs that I think are better than the original, I believe this is my all-time favorite performance of Voodoo Child - no disrespect intended to Jimi Hendrix, or SRV:
That is a great version.
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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by CodeMonkey » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:16 am

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by AnungUnRama » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:04 am

Almost anything the guy from Frog Leap studios does. I especially like his collabs with Hannah Boulton.
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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:51 pm

CodeMonkey wrote:
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Leon could pretty much cover anything and make it better.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:35 am

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by JimVH » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:30 pm

Nailed it:

"The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days." Ray Wylie Hubbard

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