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Sorry, But the Re-Makes Better Than The Original

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by zamboni, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. zamboni

    zamboni VIP Whale

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    I love when people re-make songs. IF and only IF they do it right, some are absolute garbage and should have never been re-done. Here are some I really love, and IMO bury the originals. I have posted both:

    Randy Newman, Mama Told Me Not To Come:
    [YOUTUBE]E1tEQQ8BNSg[/YOUTUBE]

    Three Dog Night:
    [YOUTUBE]rKaQzQAlNn4[/YOUTUBE]

    Randy has said the Three Dog Night versions better than his, and I agree, but then I heard this:

    Tom Jones w/ Streophonics. It is the best of the 3:
    [YOUTUBE]vpsu0n64bpQ[/YOUTUBE]

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    I am a HUGE Eagles fan, HUGE, I saw them at MGM last November. I love their solo work as well, But Don Henleys version gets destroyed:

    [YOUTUBE]KPTc1RVk4Xg[/YOUTUBE]


    The Ataris Killed it, knocked it out of the park:

    [YOUTUBE]wAUUQd_189I[/YOUTUBE]

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    This one is pretty darn close. Both excellent:

    MJ, Smooth Criminal:

    [YOUTUBE]ntgq6qy1hyA[/YOUTUBE]

    Alien Ant Farm:

    [YOUTUBE]CDl9ZMfj6aE[/YOUTUBE]

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    Simon and Garfunkel:

    [YOUTUBE]xtUV0oyije4[/YOUTUBE]

    The Bangles. Susanna Hoffs. Best looking female rock star, ever. Don't even argue with me!!

    [YOUTUBE]NFRx4PkXeVM[/YOUTUBE]

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    People are going to disagree, but I love the drumming and guitar work in the re-make so much better.

    Golden Earring:

    [YOUTUBE]4AD5fX4sveo[/YOUTUBE]

    White Lion:

    [YOUTUBE]f4wCkkMVpzk[/YOUTUBE]

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    What happens when some suburban white dudes take an iconic, classic gangster rap song and do it on acoustic guitar? They make it even better, duh.

    Eazy- E:

    [YOUTUBE]fGeNDnYcQOA[/YOUTUBE]

    Dynamite Hack:

    [YOUTUBE]pIo81Fk6J5g[/YOUTUBE]
     
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  2. grosx2

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    Fun topic. I'll add "All Along the Watchtower," by Dylan, covered by Hendrix.

    "It overwhelmed me, really. He had such talent, he could find things inside a song and vigorously develop them. He found things that other people wouldn't think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day."

    -Dylan, describing his reaction to hearing Hendrix's version.

    Bob Dylan:
    [youtube]jff6pZJvrWk[/youtube]

    Jimi Hendrix:
    [youtube]CzVPps8Zz0Y[/youtube]
     
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  3. grosx2

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    Oh well, I guess I don't have clearance to post videos.

    EDIT: Got the links to work, still don't have the fancy screenshots though.
     
  4. shifter

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    can't agree that AAF's version is better than MJ. the rest, OK.
     
  5. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    There's one more step to take in the Hazy Shade of Winter progression.

    You've got the Simon and the Garfunkle version.


    And then the Bangles rock that thing up.


    And then Body Jar turns it up to 11, grabs you by the throat and doesn't let the gas off.

    [YOUTUBE]2sGJl2LNFaE[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Great topic, I love finding covers that are better than the original.


    Nice Tom Jones cover there, yeah it's pretty solid. Sure nice to hear a Rhodes again...
     
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    Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help from my Friends" > Beatles version
     
  8. zamboni

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    I did this last night at like 1 am, so I forgot a couple, I totally agree with the Hendrix All Along The Watchtower version and Cockers A Little Help From My Friends. Here is another

    Tears For Fears Mad World:

    [YOUTUBE]SFsHSHE-iJQ[/YOUTUBE]


    Gary Jules w/Michael Andrews:

    [YOUTUBE]0Az2BvTcshg[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Seether > George Michael
    [youtube]izGwDsrQ1eQ[/youtube]
    [youtube]I7imqO-OBVk[/youtube]
     
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    Not sure that I would call this BETTER as I enjoy both versions... but it is refreshingly different ;)
    [youtube]zU9lv_WqK6k[/youtube]
    [youtube]YV4oYkIeGJc[/youtube]
     
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    Metallica > Thin Lizzy
    [YOUTUBE]TehFZ38kt6o[/YOUTUBE]
    [YOUTUBE]boanuwUMNNQ[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    I expect very little (if any) agreement on this one but absolutely love Metallica's cover and can't stand Seger's.

    [YOUTUBE]3khH9ih2XJg[/YOUTUBE]
    [YOUTUBE]dOibtqWo6z4[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    I totally forgot about Whiskey In The Jar. That was my ringtone for awhile.

    My favorite 70's song, didn't think it could get done any better, I was wrong:

    [YOUTUBE]Ep7FWnbAaCI[/YOUTUBE]


    RHCP. Fleas bass- awesome:

    [YOUTUBE]EMzA0g28Ue4[/YOUTUBE]


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    Cars, Gary Numan:

    [YOUTUBE]Ldyx3KHOFXw[/YOUTUBE]


    Fear Factory actually invited Gary to do a re-make:

    [YOUTUBE]_Pa-95S7Hvg[/YOUTUBE]


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    Soundgarden, Rusty Cage:

    [YOUTUBE]pBZs_Py-1_0[/YOUTUBE]


    Rick Rubin is a genius, hooking up with Johnny Cash:

    [YOUTUBE]EtbuUlSGXzc[/YOUTUBE]


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    Heart, Barracuda:

    [YOUTUBE]4bt_-R5LInU[/YOUTUBE]


    In kind of a strange, hodge podge of musicians, this really works, and for a country woman, Gretchen Wilson OWNS it. Nancy Wilson is still hot, BTW.

    [YOUTUBE]BqQkECIn738[/YOUTUBE]


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    Can a single man take a rap song and just play drums to it and make it better? You be the judge, but Travis Barker shows why he is one of the best drummers on the planet:

    [YOUTUBE]8UFIYGkROII[/YOUTUBE]


    Travis Version:

    [YOUTUBE]CS0hAokxDSA[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Gin and Juice

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_ttTJuWDqJo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ur1N3UyT1lE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    I would add the following remakes that are better than the original:

    1. Nirvana's version of Bowie's the Man who Sold the World.

    2. Chilli Peppers' version Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground.
     
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    Maybe not "better", but different and awesome:

    Radiohead, "Just"

    [YOUTUBE]-_qMagfZtv8[/YOUTUBE]

    Mark Ronson, "Just"

    [YOUTUBE]B2DlKf8_8Ck[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Travis Barker is a very competent drummer; to call him one of the best in the world is VASTLY overstating his skill level. Aside from that, how does this particular video showcase his drumming abilities? As a drummer myself, I can tell you that, on a scale of 1 to 10, the technical proficiency/difficulty level displayed here is about a 2. Though I haven't looked, I would guess that one could find dozens of videos online that showcase Barker's talents better than this particular clip.
     
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    Smashmouth's version of "I'm a believer" is better than the Monkee's version which is better than Neil Diamond's version.
     
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    Ahhh. the topic of music. Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one!! Anywho, here is another:

    The Cure, LoveSong:

    [YOUTUBE]hXCKLJGLENs[/YOUTUBE]


    311:

    [YOUTUBE]egX9ZDaIrkU[/YOUTUBE]
     
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