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The Official Covers Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Madaraki, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. Madaraki

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    A thread for discussion about music coves; ones where you think the original was superior while the cover's terrible, and vice versa.

    In that line; a few favorites;


    Mr. Sandman - Blind Guardian, originally by The Chordettes.

    Just...drag opening, Pennywise costumes, a completely different tone with the song. I'm not going to youtube embed all of my favorites, but this one, you just NEED to see the video for.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B9Ruqm_4BQ
    Gotta Catch 'Em All - Powerglove feat. Tony Kakko. I had to post this one on this forum of all places. Best version of the theme ever =D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj1CXSR3HIY
    I Should Be So Lucky - Northern Kings, originally by Kylie Minogue. Look up her's. The difference in sound between the two is hilariously amazing.


    And a mid-ground cover where the original's amazing, but the cover's awesome in it's...um..own way.


    Yyyyeah, I went there.


    And a few covers where the ORIGINAL is better.
    Smells Like Teen Spirit - covered by Tarja Turunen, originally by Nirvana. Yeah, I didn't know she'd covered it, and I wish I still didn't. It's horrible. The mismatch is horrible.

    I'm a Marionette - covered by Ghost, originally by ABBA. I was surprised. I love Ghost, but ABBA's version of the song just feels more frantic and panicky and for the lyrics, it works.

    Over the Hills and Far Away - covered by Nightwish, originally by Gary Moore. Yeah, that song's a cover, and as much as I love Nightwish...sorry guys. Gary still owns the song.


    So what're your favorite covers and all else?
     
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    My favorite cover is Marilyn Manson's version of 'Sweet Dreams'. Adapted the song to the band's style very well and this cover became one of the real iconic songs of Marilyn Manson when the band was just getting into the mainstream in the early 90s.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7cPgonpbwo

    Marilyn Manson also does my least favorite cover a song, the version of "Personal Jesus". Didn't feel a good synergy or adaptation of styles; not that I'm some sort of music scholar, but I know what sounds good to me and what doesn't, and it felt like it was lacking.

    Another cover I think is great is Manic Street Preacher's version of "Suicide is Painless", the theme song to the old TV show M*A*S*H.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y11f8Oc25AI
     
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    I don't dislike his version of Personal Jesus, but I'll agree, it's not outstanding.


    Dropping this one here. I was surprised at how much I liked it.
     
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    I don't dislike RBF's version of Take On Me, but I still prefer my 80's sketchy music video :)



    Okay, so what is it about that song that makes multiple bands cover it?
     
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