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Covers that may just edge the originals..

Discussion in 'Music' started by Panja, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. A Gooner

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    I know nothing about Placebo, not really listened to any of their other songs but for some reason I really enjoy their version of Running Up That Hill, originally performed by Kate Bush.

    It sounds so haunting.
     
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    Placebo are a great band, you should check them out.
     
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    Beats Neil Diamond all day for me :)
     
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    Much prefer the zootons version.
     
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    You prefer those verisons. That doesn't mean they are better. The lyrics were written by the original songwriter, so only hold proper meaning to them e.g. pretty much everyone that has covered "Hallelujah" thinks it is a love song, and the irony in the lyrics has gone over their head.
     
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    Your statement is your opinion...yes I have mine. It's pretty naive to suggest that every song's best version is done by the writer IMO...and an opinion that would be in the minority. There have been some great songwriters who weren't great performers compared to others. Cohen's version of hallelujah isn't the best either IMO.
     
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    I much prefer Nirvana’s version of ‘The man who sold the World’ to the original by David Bowie.
     
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    Oh my!
    Mesmerised by this for some reason...
     
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    I saw that earlier and it brightened up my morning. It sent me looking for 21st Century Schizoid Man......ah, happy head-banging memories.

    It was good enough for me to look out the Motorhead cover before listening to the original.







     
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    The problem with this logic is that it assumes that every original song is performed by the person who wrote the lyrics. Which in many cases is untrue.
    Using said logic any (well, the majority) of Elton Johns songs can be covered better than the original as he writes the music and Bernie Taupin does the lyrics.
     
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    Not so much better but on a par and very original.

     
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    Sort of a cover, since some original "musicians" are involved, but this flat out burns!

     
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