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Best ever cover versions


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Well it only seems fair

Umbrella by Manic Street Preachers

What a Wonderful World  by Joey Ramone,not as good as the original by still pretty good

You got the love by Florence and The Machine

Guns of Navarone by The Specials 

Housemartins did a few good ones too.

Loads more that will come to me later.

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Baby I Love You - The Ramones

Handbags & Gladrags - The Stereophonics

And a few from the tribute album, Sergeant Pepper Knew My Father;

Getting Better - The Wedding Present

She`s Leaving Home - Billy Bragg

A Day In The Life - The Fall

And the truly wonderful Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite by Frank Sidebottom

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Always liked Dave Edmunds' version of the Elvis Costello track Girls Talk. To come up with better than Mr Costello takes some doing. But my personal favourite is Talking Heads' cover of Al Green's minor hit Take Me to The River. With covers it's a question of either reproducing it in a similar manner or a completely different take on it and Talking Heads did the latter brilliantly.

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52 minutes ago, City Rocker said:

Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower 

This was my first thought when I saw the thread title, then his performance of it at Woodstock took it to another level!

The versions of AATW by Dylan and Hendrix sound like 2 completely different songs, but both brilliant in their own way.

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5 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

It could have been, fitted him to a T. Didn`t he do it just after June had died? It probably summed up how he felt then perfectly.

He recorded it six weeks before he passed away. He knew he was dying . 
 

It brings a lump to my throat whenever I hear it .

 

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14 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

Two Prince covers that weren`t too shabby;

Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O`Connor

I Feel For You - Chaka Khan

Also Kiss done by that old grinder Tom Jones .

Resurrected his career.

17 minutes ago, glynriley said:

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World

Lulu did a top version as well .

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35 minutes ago, City Rocker said:

The Clash - I Fought The Law

The Clash - Police and Thieves

The Clash - Police On My Back

Audioweb - Bankrobber

I think a lot of people don't realise that I fought the law was a cover version, they made it their own.

 

Also Take Me to the River - Talking Heads

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1 hour ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

Two Prince covers that weren`t too shabby;

Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O`Connor

I Feel For You - Chaka Khan

I love a lot of Prince stuff but his original version of Nothing Compares 2U sounds dreadful compared to the Sinead O' Connor version.

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2 minutes ago, RED4LIFE said:

Hounds of Love- Futureheads

I love Kate Bush but this is better.

Sorry Red have to disagree on this one.I think their version is horrendous. Respect your opinion though.

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