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#70827 - Tue Dec 11 2001 04:49 PM A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Have you ever heard a remake which was better than the original? Maybe the original didn't have as good of beat as the remake. Or maybe the remake singer has a better voice than the first? Tell about it!
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#70828 - Tue Dec 11 2001 04:52 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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I liked "Killing Me Softly" (the Fugees) better the second time around.

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#70829 - Tue Dec 11 2001 05:29 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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There's a fabulous version of "We Have All The Time In The World" by My Bloody Valentine which is, amazingly enough, even more blissful than the original and Bjork has a version of another Bond tune, "You Only Live Twice" which I prefer to the original, but only marginally. I'll think of more in a while no doubt.
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#70830 - Tue Dec 11 2001 05:43 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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The Damned covered The MC5's "Looking At You" in a mighty punk stylee, much better than the original, and a MIGHTY version of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit". Good chaps!!
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#70831 - Tue Dec 11 2001 05:47 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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..this is not an easy admission for me to make, but Ray Charles has recorded the definitive version of "Eleanor Rigby"!
I also think that Nick Cave's cover of "All Tomorrow's Parties" may not necessarily better, but it's just as good!!
They Might Be Giants "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)". Why did I put that in? Because I can!!
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#70832 - Tue Dec 11 2001 05:50 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Nick Cave's "Hey Joe" and "Long Time Man" are pretty amazing as well. In fact, "Kicking Against The Pricks" is a rather good record overall.
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#70833 - Tue Dec 11 2001 05:56 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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I have to agree with you there (much as it irks me ). I don't know why, but Nick Cave just seems to have a knack for cover! Having said that, most of his original stuff is mind-blowing in it's own right.
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#70834 - Tue Dec 11 2001 08:41 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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I like INOJ's version of "Time After Time" better than Cyndi Lauper's version. I also like INOJ's cover of "Love You Down" by Ready For The World. Both versions are great though. The original by Ready For The World is more of a slow song, while INOJ's version is a slow song combined with a dance song

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#70835 - Wed Dec 12 2001 04:32 AM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Walk on By - The Stranglers

No........not just because I'm a Stranglers worshipper.

It's a classic song by Dionne Warwick, but The Stranglers version is faster and more fun to listen to. With an inspired instrumental break of some 5 minutes, slap bang in the middle of it!

Two completely different songs, in reality.

wez

Whoops!...........forgot to mention 'Tragedy' by Steps.

Purely and simply because I despise the Bee Gees, with a passion verging on the hysterical!

Clive Anderson rocks!

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#70836 - Wed Dec 12 2001 07:39 AM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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You'll always be "tossuers" to me.....

In the absence of Wimm, I'll also vote for The Sisters Of Mercy's cover of The Stones' "Gimme Shelter". The Sisters' version brings out a bleak darkness in the song which is quite scary. The original sounds like a 5 year old's birthday party by comparison! And while on the subject of the Stones, The Damned (again!) did a fabulous version of "Citadel" from "His Satanic Majesty's Request". Ah, The Damned.....

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#70837 - Thu Dec 13 2001 06:25 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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The band that plays at my pub on Fridays (tonight !) do a fantastic version of "The Devil Came Down To Georgia". Does that count?
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#70838 - Fri Dec 14 2001 09:52 AM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Having consulted The Book Of Things That Should And Should Not Be, I'm afraid, Tanzen, that it doesn't count. Consider your copy book blotted, and go stand in the corner!!!

Unless, it says here, the band is either Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch or Chickory Tip. You should read this book, it's "da bomb".

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#70839 - Fri Dec 14 2001 01:14 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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I still like the Beatles version of Eleanor Rigby.

What is the most covered song of all time?

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#70840 - Fri Dec 14 2001 03:18 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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quote:
Originally posted by Lord Andry:
What is the most covered song of all time?

Talking about the Beatles..................This is, with some 2,500 versions.

Yesterday - The Beatles

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#70841 - Fri Dec 14 2001 06:25 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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very impressive...did you know that?
or did you have to look it up?

I learned it a coupla years ago while watching a VH1 special

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#70842 - Fri Dec 14 2001 07:22 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Gob does a great version of "Paint it Black" by the Stones.
Elvis Costello doing "Good Year for the Roses" is great too. The Ramones covered many a Beach Boys song, I like all of them better by The Ramones.

By the way, SFA, thanks for mentioning "Gimmie Shelter" by Sisters of Mercy. I just downloaded it, it's fantastic!!

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#70843 - Sun Dec 16 2001 12:42 AM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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A GREAT remake is Angel From Montgomery by Susan Tedeschi, originnaly done by (I think it was John Prine).
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#70844 - Sun Dec 16 2001 02:17 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Tanzen, Since I come from an area where Charlie Daniels has always been Highly Respected and Wildly Popular, I am taking your pub band's verison as a real international Tribute. Unless er, you all don't do it say a Rap-Remix, do you?
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#70845 - Sun Dec 16 2001 05:44 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Actually, it's an Irish band - so they already have the whole violin thing sorted out! I think it does the original justice, maybe it's just my preference of live music?

Maybe this subject should have been put in the controversial issues sectoin (I have the strangest feeling I'm gonna get my head kicked in...)?

And for the record, I lurve the Beatles "Eleanor Rigby", but Ray Charles just add a bit of edge to it. That bit of hopeless anxiety that I think the song needs...

..And just to stir the pot further (ah, we all need a hobby!) I'm going to add "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" (Urge Overkill)...


PS - Where do I get this "The Book Of Things That Should And Should Not Be", My little Animal friend?

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#70846 - Tue Dec 18 2001 12:58 AM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Bargain Books, Byres Road, Glasgow, £5.99.
Though it may be sold out by now!
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#70847 - Mon Dec 17 2001 04:52 PM Re: A Remake Better Than The Original?
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Aye, and it's a bit of a hike from Melbourne to Glasgow!
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