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Shek
18 Mar 11,, 15:42
This will be similar to the WAB quiz format threads, except that there are technically no right or wrong answers (although there could be some that are less right or more wrong :biggrin:). The first person to answer a cover song challenge must then post their own "battle of the cover songs."

I'll start it off - on the way in to work today, Stevie Nick's original version of "Landslide" was on the radio, and my oldest daughter remarked that the Dixie Chicks version was better, so "Landslide" will be my posted battle.

If someone posts a battle that doesn't include a cover version that should have competed, feel free to "re-open" the battle (for example, I'm sure there are some folks that wouldn't know that the Smashing Pumpkins covered "Landslide" as well).


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Bigfella
18 Mar 11,, 16:05
Shek,

The Dixie Chicks version is beautiful & I dearly love it, but Stevie gots to win. She has one of the most remarkable voices I have ever heard - just gives me shivers.

Just a clarification - are we comparing originals to covers or covers to covers of the same song? (Billy Corgan does a lovely version, but he is lagging).

My turn (I'll actually take a couple ;)).

A friend of mine has suggested that it should be illegal to cover 'hallelujah' any more - too many versions. I agree, but partly because the definitive version exists. The original is good, but more as poetry. I love Jeff Buckley's version & K.D.Lang's, but John Cale's odd voice & gorgeous piano works just nails it.

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Bigfella
18 Mar 11,, 16:10
I saw this one again today & was reminded how incredible it is. Trent Reznor's song is menacing & desperate, but Cash turns it into a regret-laden eulogy. Rick Rubin is a true genuis for combining song & singer and Johnny Cash is....well, Johnny Cash.

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p.s. magnificent film clip

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S2
18 Mar 11,, 16:49
BABY, IT'S YOU, music written by Burt Bacharach and lyrics provided by Luther Dixon and Mack David, has been heavily covered. The original was done by The Shirelles-

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The Beatles borrowed the vocal arrangements in a lower key and did the song for their first album release, Please Please Me (released in February 1963)-

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Smith found their (and the song's) greatest success with this version released in 1969 on the band's first album-

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Dramatically re-worked including a horn arrangement, a far heavier bass-dominated backbeat and a stunning vocal by Gayle McCormick. This version charted #5 (it's highest charting) in the U.S. and remains my favorite.

The Carpenters and many others have subsequently covered this excellent song and it was featured in Quentin Tarentino's Grindhouse flick Deathproof.

S2
18 Mar 11,, 16:59
Keith Richards of the Stones wrote Wild Horses for Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Both versions are superb. The Burrito's slowed their's down slightly and, being a sucker for a pedal-steel, love the touch provided here by Sneaky Pete Kleinow I'm hard-pressed to choose a favorite. Parson's vocal is especially compelling and wistful to me-

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I dearly love both.


Steve, pardon me as I add the following version to the group.

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

Albany Rifles
22 Mar 11,, 14:29
Okay guys...I give up.

I try everything under the sun and can't manage to upload a video.

I have a BUNCH in this category I want to post.

Bigfella
22 Mar 11,, 15:17
Okay guys...I give up.

I try everything under the sun and can't manage to upload a video.

I have a BUNCH in this category I want to post.

What are you trying to do specifically AR. Are you using the 'youtube' icon in the 'advanced' section. That only requires a cut & paste of part of a youtube link. I've never tried any other way. Hope that helps.

Albany Rifles
22 Mar 11,, 17:06
What are you trying to do specifically AR. Are you using the 'youtube' icon in the 'advanced' section. That only requires a cut & paste of part of a youtube link. I've never tried any other way. Hope that helps.

Big,

That is exactly what I am trying to do...doesn't seem to work. I guess were on the You Tube page do I copy and paste from?

USSWisconsin
22 Mar 11,, 18:24
in the url bar slot at the top of the You Tube page, highlite the link and copy it - I normally need to move the cursor to the end of the url bar over a blank area to get the copy to work, then I paste it on the WAB post in the insert video slot- - which I open with the little film icon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v7LzOeTkfM

Albany Rifles
22 Mar 11,, 19:25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSfdL5lPoY

The King's Version



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajp0Uaw4rqo

UB40's outstanding cover


NOTE: Well Damn! I just proved that every once in awhile the blind nut finds the squirrel!

Bigfella
23 Mar 11,, 01:45
well done sir!

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23 Mar 11,, 10:15
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Blue
24 Mar 11,, 05:04
I saw this one again today & was reminded how incredible it is. Trent Reznor's song is menacing & desperate, but Cash turns it into a regret-laden eulogy. Rick Rubin is a true genuis for combining song & singer and Johnny Cash is....well, Johnny Cash.

p.s. magnificent film clip

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Possibly the most powerful and moving songs I ever heard, the Cash version of course...

Blue
24 Mar 11,, 05:16
Gotta tell ya'...I have a little hobby of tracking down popular and obscure covers. I have about 70 or so and about 30 that are top 40 stuff. Will post them some of my faves without comment for y'all to compare and enjoy. This starts it. My fave one is from Disturbed. I swear thier lead singer sounds JUST LIKE Phil Collins(which probly makes it bearable, but the hard driving guitars make it rock.

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Blue
24 Mar 11,, 05:45
The original...

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A respectful tribute and well done...

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Fvckin Lemmy!!:biggrin: He would punch me in the face for that comment and I
respect him for it!!:cool:

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Blue
24 Mar 11,, 05:53
Annie Lennox is still sexy to this day and still can belt out the best of a melody with her awesome pipes.....

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I just don't know what about this guy...but I still like a couple of his songs...I must be a little sick:biggrin:;)

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Blue
24 Mar 11,, 06:13
The original....must be my fave song ever since I listen to it the most....

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Again, F-off Lemmy

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And again, I listen to this every once in a while, usually while doing 100+ on the bike or 65+ in the boat........

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Blue
24 Mar 11,, 06:23
Word up yo!..........

Takes some nads to wear a codpiece!?!?:biggrin:(pun intended)

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Even as a teen of the eighties, I must vote this better........

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Blue
24 Mar 11,, 06:32
I gotta say PF and then Korn. MM is all by himself here(as usual) but not dismissed. Its wierd, but his stuff is freakily cool.

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Blue
24 Mar 11,, 06:52
Bet no one knew this one was covered...and esp by such an artist.....

The Orig.....

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The freak show.....

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Bigfella
24 Mar 11,, 09:51
Nice choices Sniper.

Bigfella
24 Mar 11,, 10:00
Originally a Nerves song, Blondie did the definitive version of 'Hanging on the Telephone'. Def Leppard pretty much copies her (why mess with the best), L7 try to put their own stamp on it.

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Bigfella
24 Mar 11,, 10:12
A classic of angry teenage angst (with great intro)

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very much in the spirit of the original..though lacking a certain 'punkness'

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thrash was the bastard child of punk & metal, so this overkill version seems appropriate (ther is a second song here I haven't watched).

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Bigfella
24 Mar 11,, 10:25
OK, not technically punk, but the point from whence all punk originates. Also one of the greatest songs EVAH! (intense fil clip too)

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...also not technically punk, but one of the most unerestimated bands of the era (gotta love Handsome Dick Manitoba)

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not punk either, but a great tribute.

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Shek
03 Apr 11,, 02:35
Pete,
I'd have to go with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Search and Destroy.

Here's my next match up . . . Cake vs. Gloria Gaynor.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBR2G-iI3-I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=596qaxm-u4o

Blue
03 Apr 11,, 05:58
OK! I would love to reply here but I have no friggin YT button. Anyone care to clue me in to the new way to post them?:confused:

Bigfella
03 Apr 11,, 07:47
OK! I would love to reply here but I have no friggin YT button. Anyone care to clue me in to the new way to post them?:confused:

Are you going into 'advanced'? if not then simply create your own. Just do a 'reply' on one of my pposts & steal the '[YT]' bits.

Blue
03 Apr 11,, 07:59
that worked
plus ...be back tomorrow...thanks buddy!:)

bigross86
03 Apr 11,, 08:22
The YT button was removed. To post a video, click on the video button and then post the full url. Works with youtube, googlevideo and others. This button is found both in the quick reply and advanced reply options

S2
03 Apr 11,, 13:29
That "video" button doesn't require any modification of the url either. Just click it on, paste the video url and hit "o.k.".

BD1
03 Apr 11,, 16:33
donīt know if it really qualifies as covers, but


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PwpOmjAu1M


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Metallica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z57hyZmbE8A&feature=related

oh, and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm5EizquRgw

USSWisconsin
03 Apr 11,, 17:53
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cvjVj5XGAI&feature=fvwrel


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