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Post by Vektrix on Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:33 pm

As you may well be aware, many acts have done covers of all sorts of songs. In this thread we can discuss the merits of which version is better. I am ashamed to say that I discover most originals via a cover version. I am also aware that my two fave bands (Metallica and Deep Purple) either started as cover bands or released entire albums of cover versions.

In many cases I MUCH prefer the cover to the original - especially when the original was of a different genre, Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson is a case in point, I much prefer Alien Ant Farm's version. However, I acknowledge that if you like the cover, the original must therefore have some merit.

The reason I started thread is this little battle.

Original:


Cover:


I think I prefer Van Canto's version, it sounds more harmonious as opposed to a set of sounds put together, though Grave Digger's version is very good.

The following is an example where I was not even aware it was cover 9though it is clearly a U2 style riff Facepalm yet, after hearing the original I thought the cover was far superior (and I DO like U2).

Original:


Cover:


Just wonder what Original v.s. Covers you guys like, or can see dramatic improvement or are just pointless.


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Re: Original v.s. Cover

Post by sjhorm on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:53 pm

I always thought this was a pretty good cover.



The Spiderbait version has so much more...awesome.




I like the FFDP version better too. That guy has a good voice.
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Re: Original v.s. Cover

Post by MetalStarTech on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:10 pm

Ok Vek i agree with your point but MJ musicaly a diferant mater the person I cant help agree vek he was a jackass

1st i prefer original thoght i do enjoy Mansons cover
2nd its a case of cover imptoment for me odd given the band


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Re: Original v.s. Cover

Post by LordRemington on Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:37 pm

Well one cover I love that transcends genres is Disturbeds cover of Genesis's "Land of Confusion"

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original- Terrifying video Shocked






Also love Killswitch Engage's version of Dio's "Holy Diver"

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Re: Original v.s. Cover

Post by Arkanay on Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:17 am

LordRemington wrote:Well one cover I love that transcends genres is Disturbs cover of Genesis's "Land of Confusion"

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original- Terrifying video Shocked




Didn't know the Disturbed version was a cover. The original's pretty good too.
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Re: Original v.s. Cover

Post by Trick on Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:58 am

Hate this:



Love this:

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Re: Original v.s. Cover

Post by Vektrix on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:19 am

Just rectified my error in the OP about the MJ song.

I did not know Land of Confusion was a cover until someone posted the Genesis song in another thread here Surprised

Trick: On the Floor would be good if they got rid of Pitbull, and the cover you showed is good, but I am not convinced by the violin as a sound for it.

I also like it when Rock Bands do Rock and Metal versions of Classical Music (Deep Purple are especially good at it). However, this is the most recent one I found.

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Re: Original v.s. Cover

Post by LordRemington on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:44 pm

Vektrix wrote:

I did not know Land of Confusion was a cover until someone posted the Genesis song in another thread here Surprised


That was me again Razz

I discovered it was a cover by accident a few years ago. I had seen the Disturbed "land of confusion" music video on tv and wanted to see it again so I went on youtube and looked up just land of confusion and the genesis version came up. I quite like both versions.


One of my favourite covers is Marilyn Manson's cover of Nightmare before Christmas's "This is Halloween" song.

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