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#1 mickeyboy

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:30 PM

Nominate cover versions of a song which is as good or even better than the original

Nominate cover versions of a song which is as good or even better than the original


I'll kick off with this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEC_97p3C0k&feature=related

#2 Tambo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:54 PM

Not better than the original but if you have to decide whether to stick needles in your ears or listen to something then William Shatner's the man.This is his murd....er version of Bohemian Rhapsody



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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:23 PM

Johnny Cash - One


#4 Tambo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:27 PM

Ahh the great Johnny Cash.We could fill the next three pages with his American Recordings series
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#5 Axean

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:28 PM

I think I'd rather fill three pages with William Shatner covers :)

Below is his legendary cover of Rocket Man


Youtube shows William is still at it. This is his Common People cover



#6 charlie

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

Oh yeah! THE great Jonny Cash.

You can't be serious Axean but on second thoughts quite like Common People :o

I'll throw in Bryan Ferry's cover of Rescue Me - sorry boys ( and girls?). Not quite as good as the original but different.


Edited by charlie, 13 October 2011 - 07:33 PM.


#7 Summit Lover

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

As we are talking Cash, this is one of the best ever covers - stunning :)



#8 Tambo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:37 PM

Yeah,Axean,pull yourself together. Immerse yourself in the American Recordings by Mr.Cash at the soonest opportunity
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#9 ChewderOde

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:59 PM

I'd gp for this



#10 RachelF

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:03 AM

Johnny Cash does Hurt. Hell the whole album is brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

Here's another fave

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#11 Sylvester

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:29 AM

This has got to be one of the best



It's a great video too.
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#12 ChewderOde

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:51 AM

This is another great cover - the song, not the video - which should be called "embarassing dad - poor kids"!



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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:12 PM

One of my all time favourite covers this. You could almost - almost - feel sorry for Brian Adams...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3NLPSoU46k&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL0DC8A5A801E5314C

Edited by nikdevlin, 18 October 2011 - 12:13 PM.

I make mixes, some of which are quite good. My wife and I cook things too.

#14 RetiredMember2

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:19 PM

and how about some Lemonheads?



#15 Dazza

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:55 PM

As a huge bowie fan the nearest one of his works which fits this scenario or comes very close is Echo & the Bunneyman when they covered The man who sold the world !

When Bowie covers any song it usually knock spots of the original but i am biased i suppose !

Dazza

PS Except little drummer boy ! Oh yes & dancing in the street with Mick which still makes me physically ill when i see the vid !
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