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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #100 on: 04 Oct 2007, 22:22 »

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Also The Beatles' Dear Prudence is still better, sorry.

The Beatles' Dear Prudence is probably the only Beatles song that I would call bland.  Siouxsie's is far more interesting, but then again everything that group does is interesting in some way or another.

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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #101 on: 05 Oct 2007, 05:41 »

I totally forgot about Shiny Toy Guns' cover of Taco's version of "Putting on the Ritz" I was really into it for a while.
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #102 on: 05 Oct 2007, 08:15 »

I like The Get Up Kids' version of Alec Eiffel better than The Pixies' version.
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #103 on: 05 Oct 2007, 08:23 »

That's an impressive amount of fail.  You deserve an award.  I'm not saying the cover was not good, but Daltry and Townshend's combined energy and purpose far outstrips Patti Smith's frenetic performance.

Where can I collect this award?
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #104 on: 05 Oct 2007, 10:54 »

BONNIE PRINCE BILLY AND TORTOISE COVERING THUNDER ROAD OMG YOU GUYS WHY HAS THIS NOT WON YET
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #105 on: 05 Oct 2007, 11:25 »

Because it's fantastic, but not better.

"That's Pep," though?
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #106 on: 05 Oct 2007, 23:08 »

Johnny Cash's version of "Personal Jesus" was far better than the original.
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #107 on: 06 Oct 2007, 10:42 »

Petra Haden did a version of "Don't Stop Believing" that may or may not be better than the original.

It's hard to say, because the original is the best song ever.

But her version is very very good
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #108 on: 06 Oct 2007, 12:38 »

That's an impressive amount of fail.  You deserve an award.  I'm not saying the cover was not good, but Daltry and Townshend's combined energy and purpose far outstrips Patti Smith's frenetic performance.

Where can I collect this award?

At all local participating QC forums.  You need eight proofs of purchase, though.
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #109 on: 07 Oct 2007, 16:42 »

I am a big fan of Tori Amos covers. 

I agree!  I have a cover of "Ain't No Sunshine" by her that is pretty awesome.
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #110 on: 07 Oct 2007, 17:07 »

Coil - Tainted Love

They made it a song about AIDS, and donated all the proceeds to charity. Also, the video largely consists of Marc Almond pouring honey over flies! Great stuff.

Sol Invictus - Death of the West

This was originally done by Death in June, though Wakeford wrote it, I think. Sol's version is slightly re-arranged and re-worded, and Wakeford always sounded better spouting the directly political stuff, whereas Douglas P should stick firmly to the cryptic gay crypto-fascist stuff we love him for.

Current 93 - Summer of Love

Originally Blue Oyster Cult. Current 93 improved this by making it sound totally deranged. There are various versions, and one quite crappy video made from live footage/recording spliced together with clips of the Wicker Man. I think it's from 'Since Yesterday: A Peek Into the Pit'.

And a whole slew of Laibach covers, particularly:

Laibach - Jesus Christ Superstar
Laibach - Life is Life
Laibach - War
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Re: Remakes that were better than the originals
« Reply #111 on: 07 Oct 2007, 17:24 »

Johnny Cash's version of "Personal Jesus" was far better than the original.

His cover of Redemption Song is interesting as well.
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