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Old 12th November 2002, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default Covers that are arguably better than the originals:

She Blinded Me With Science Bill Parsons (orig Thomas Dolby)

Sweet Jane Cowboy Junkies (orig Velvet Underground)

Any others come to mind?

(Thanks to Fred D. for bringing this to the top of my insomniac head) http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...=&postid=81177

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Old 12th November 2002, 11:11 PM   #2
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Can't Help Falling In Love : UB40 (orig Elvis P. (?) )

American Woman : Lenny Kravitz (orig Guess Who)
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Old 13th November 2002, 12:14 AM   #3
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Default Good songwriter, crook singer

Except when using his natural voice as in "Lay, lady lay", almost anything Bob Dylan wrote other people do better.

E.g Hard Rain by Brian Ferry & Roxy Music.
Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds. (especially)
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Default Re: Covers that are arguably better than the originals:

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Mmm..arguably (?)...
I like Jad Fair`s Jambalaya (H.Williams sr.) Quite simpel.
Or Psychick TV`s Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Pink Floyd ) for a more sinister view on psychedelics.
And how about Sensational Alex Harvey`s Faith Healer "done" by Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe.
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Old 17th November 2002, 09:51 PM   #5
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Marilyn manson - sweet dreams (eurithymics ??)
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Old 19th November 2002, 09:06 PM   #6
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blinded by the light - Manfred manns earth band ( original by the boss) ( i think~!!!!!!!)
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"Crying In the Rain", from "East of the Sun, West of the Moon"

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Wink He writes great somgs but just can't sing

Cassandra Wilson's version of Van Morrison's 'Tupelo Honey'

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Old 23rd November 2002, 03:03 PM   #9
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Default No Quarter.

It is hard to top the original versions of any Led Zeppelin song however, one that comes close or in my opinion does top the original is Tool's cover of No Quarter on their Salival album.

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Revolting *****' version of Rod Steward's "Do You Think I'm Sexy" is definitely better.

Also Jello Biafra (of Dead Kennedys) made pretty nice cover of an old classic: "We Gonna Get Out of This Place". http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...music&n=507846
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