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Best original/remake combo

Unread postby FUDU » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:51 pm

I think we've covered the worst botched versions, what about the best of?

What are the best, based on either the song (the meaning and/or musical value) or the quality of the duplication of the original.

I'll start with these two.

Buffalo Springfield "For What It's Worth"


Public Enemy "He Got Game"


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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby mattvan1 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:42 pm

You mean covers, right?
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby mattvan1 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:51 pm

Crossroads (Blues) by Robert Johnson as covered by Cream/Clapton
Statesboro Blues by ?? as covered by The Allman Brothers
Helter Skelter by The Beatles as covered by U2
All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan as covered by Jimi

Edited to add I disagree that the "re-make" needs to "duplicate" the original. That's what tribute bands are for. The cover should honor the original with a different, creative interpretation.
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby HoodooMan » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:09 pm

You mean covers, right?


He said "remake." I don't know what would make you think he didn't mean it.

You know, besides the fact that the one example he gave was an old song that was merely sampled by another artist.
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:40 pm

Any song on Cracker's Countrysides. Especially love the cover of Duty Free.

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:14 pm

HoodooMan wrote:
You mean covers, right?


He said "remake." I don't know what would make you think he didn't mean it.

You know, besides the fact that the one example he gave was an old song that was merely sampled by another artist.

You expend a lot of energy being you don't you. :poke

I don't think it was too difficult to get the point cover, remake sample etc. While not PE biggest fan they SAMPLED the song very very well, with an interesting message much like the interesting message of the times from the original.
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:19 pm

mattvan1 wrote:Crossroads (Blues) by Robert Johnson as covered by Cream/Clapton
Statesboro Blues by ?? as covered by The Allman Brothers
Helter Skelter by The Beatles as covered by U2
All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan as covered by Jimi

Edited to add I disagree that the "re-make" needs to "duplicate" the original. That's what tribute bands are for. The cover should honor the original with a different, creative interpretation.


Which is why I stated to base it on one of a few things. Some artist just duplicate a song and if they do it right it sounds great. Others add their own style or sound to the exact same song and it works and yet others just take bits and pieces of a song and make it work in another way, as bowow so quickly pointed out.

I personally like samplings if the new song has a message or a great sound, it is when the new song doesn't have a good message or has a lame sound when I hate sampling artists.
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Re: Best original/remake combo

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:39 pm

Another one of my favorites



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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:39 pm

Mike Patton's voice PWNS. Great song on both accounts, said what a whole generation was thinking about the war in Vietnam.



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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:57 pm

The original original of War Pigs, hard to decide if I like it better or not.

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby BruceK » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:19 pm

original: Jimmy Ruffin "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted"


Remake: Joan Osborne backed by the Funk Brothers
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:54 pm

Technically the original was done by legedary Blues man Leadbelly. But The Animals version is great, and Dick Dale is awesome.



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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby hebner20 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:13 pm

Satisfaction: Stones/Devo

I actually think I like Devo's version better and that is saying a lot.
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:52 pm

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby jb » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:49 pm

Nod to Mac. Jimi / SRV Voodoo Chile
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Unread postby jb » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:52 pm

Take me to the River - Original Blues ? - Al Green - Talking Heads - Billy Bass


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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby aoxo1 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:37 pm

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby Guest » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:19 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Technically the original was done by legedary Blues man Leadbelly. But The Animals version is great, and Dick Dale is awesome.



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z67rJj0USfU&feature=related[/youtube]


Nina Simone also has a pre-Animals version which is fantastic.
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:36 pm

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:49 pm

:lmfao: Dude WTF is that^^^^?
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby waborat » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:25 pm

A few off the top of my head:

-Thin Lizzy & Metallica's "Whiskey In The Jar"

-The Beatles & Aerosmith's "I'm Down"

-Gerry Rafferty & Foo Fighter's "Baker Street"

-Led Zeppelin & Godsmack's "Good Times, Bad Times"

-Pink Floyd & Korn's "Another Brick In The Wall"

-Joe Walsh & Triumph's "Rocky Mountain Way"

-Rolling Stones & Guns N Roses "Dead Flowers"

-Paul McCartney & Guns N Roses "Live And Let Die"

- Bob Dylan & Jimi Hendrix & Dave Matthews "All Along The Watchtower"

- Pearl Jam & Staind's "Black"
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby jb » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:09 pm

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby aoxo1 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:50 pm

JB wrote:Chris Palmer

Eric Mangini


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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby aoxo1 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:40 am

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby WarAdmiral » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:32 am











Cash's cover of NIN is probably my favorite cover ever. I enjoy seeing everybody's favorite covers though. Keep em coming, always a good thread, when folks are sharing some music.
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:09 am

Wild Horses

The Stones


The Sundays
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Lead Belly
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Nirvana


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Re: Best original/remake combo

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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:38 pm

Metallica has a solid cover of Turn The Page.

Pearl Jam's live Sept. '05 cover of The Ramones' I Believe In Miracles.

Shinedown does a pretty good cover of Skynyrd's Simple Man.

While very melancholy, Live does a decent cover of Johnny Cash's I Walk The Line.
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Re: Best original/remake combo

Unread postby biscuitsandgrady » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:50 pm

I really like the Elvis cover of Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread


But a funky version was done by the Bow Wow Wow.
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