Covers/Remixes you like better than the originals

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  1. Science_Penguin

    Science_Penguin SS.org Regular

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    You see it all the time- one artist covers another artist's song, and the fans of the original come out in droves to talk about how much better the original is. Sometimes they're just politely saying "Yeah, this is good, but nothing tops the original," and sometimes they're going "OMFG how dare this ..... band ruin a perfectly good song?!"

    But, I'm sure there's just as many people who enjoy other artists' renditions of songs better than the original, so, post them here!

    Here's mine:

    'Heart of Steel' by Manowar, covered by Thunderstone
    Just because I prefer the vocals, really.

    'Purple Haze' by Jimi Hendrix, covered by Winger
    This is just one I happened to grow up listening to for years before finally hearing the original on the radio one day.

    And, I'll go ahead and say, the only way I enjoy listening to Rings of Saturn is if its one of those 8-bit Remixes... just because I have fun trying to imagine what the hell kind of NES game would have a soundtrack like that.
     
  2. nontiveros86

    nontiveros86 New Member

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    I really like the Lemonheads' version of Mrs. Robinson, originally by Simon and Garfunkel. I like the original too, I don't think I would choose one over the other, just depends on my mood. KSE's version of Holy Diver is good too. The video is comedy.
     
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    FEcorvus SS.org Regular

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    I already know I'm gunna be crucified for this but I prefer disturbed version of land of confusion, also every cover of any beatles song ever
     
  4. pastanator

    pastanator electronic musician

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    The entire album Undisputed Attitude by Slayer.

    Also, Death Breath's cover of Sacrifice by Bathory, Gore Bash doing Raw, Brutal, Rough, and Bloody by GG Allin, and Speedwolf's cover of Cold Gin by Kiss
     
  5. Emperor Guillotine

    Emperor Guillotine The Almighty Ruler

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    I actually just discovered a new one last night.

    Original by Dixie Flatline:


    Original video: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7528841

    Piano version by Koma'n:


    Original video: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm13003917

    The Koma'n piano version has gained immense popularity and inspired many others to do piano covers for YouTube or to sing over the piano arrangement. This has caused the song to gain exposure over here in the Western part of the world.

    This cover (over the piano arrangement) sung in English does not use the actual lyrics of the song, but the singer's interpretation of the song makes me enjoy it more.

     
  6. Pav

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    I like Between the Buried and Me's rendition of Blackened more than the original Metallica version.
     
  7. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Death's cover of Painkiller is definitely the GOAT when it comes to covers.
    Sithu Aye's remix of Power was very high tier.
    A Day to Remember's cover of Since U Been Gone makes the song actually enjoyable.
    The Acacia Strain's cover of War Pigs [IN MY OPINION, HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT]
    Hacktivist's remix of Niggas in Paris.
    OH, and every metal cover of MJ's 'Beat It'. That song was definitely meant to be a heavy song. That ****ing groove tho.

    Really enjoyed The Human Abstract's interpretation of Moonlight Sonata but I wouldn't say it's better than the original.
    Would probably stick In Fear and Faith's cover of Gangster's Paradise in the 'awesome but too different' category too.

    I'd also say most YouTube covers, to be honest. When someone puts the time in the learn the part inside and out and then makes it their own, it usually comes out really, really awesome. Especially drum covers.
     
  8. kamello

    kamello DESU METARU!

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    Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar. It was the first song ''by them'' that I heard :lol:
    Periphery - Black or White (let the h8 come, but srsly, I love that cover)
    Johnny Cash - Hurt (at this point this one is a given)
    Aure Pereira - Admit Defeat by Monuments, but switched to a major scale
    KSE - Holy Diver


    honorable mentions:
    A Perfect Circle - Imagine (both versions send myechills for very different reasons)
    Dream Theater - Perfect Strangers and Dark Side of the moon full album cover
     
  9. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    How could I forget about Killswitch? That was such a solid cover.
    The Johnny Cash one too, I didn't even think of that one it's so engraved in my head by now :lol:
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    Bruh, Lemonheads 'Mrs. Robinson' took that title long ago. LONG AGO.

    Adding to the list:

    Testament's cover of "Sails of Charon" by the Scorpions
    Metallica's cover of "Sabra Caddabra" by Black Sabbath
     
  11. Emperor Guillotine

    Emperor Guillotine The Almighty Ruler

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    ^ This. I remember when I first heard it as a kid. I still jam it to this day.
     
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    Pretty much the whole of the Garage Inc. album by Metallica... every time I hear one of the originals it just doesn't sound right to me.

    Rollins Band's cover of Thin Lizzy's Are You Ready?

    Cannibal Corpse's version of Metallica's No Remorse.

    Live and Let Die by Guns 'n' Roses.
     
  13. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    So many of these. Pretty much everything everyone else mentioned so far is cool with me. I don't think anyone has mentioned:

    Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson)
    Korn - Word Up (Cameo)
    Fear Factory - Cars (Gary Numan)
    Orgy - Blue Monday (New Order)

    Thousands of youtube videos, too. There's one of "Let It Go" from Frozen by a metal band that was pretty great. Also, the video of the dude in the rabbit suit playing "Clint Eastwood" by Gorrilaz on a flying V running through a shopping mall.

    ...and anything Disturbed has ever covered. Also Weird Al playing dumb 80's songs on an accordion as a sped-up polka is better than the original dumb 80's song, in my book.
     
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    +1 for Death's Painkiller.

    There was a thread like this a while back, and my answer is still the same: Ensiferum's version of Into Hiding (originally Amorphis).

    Ensiferum actually does a bunch of great covers.
     
  15. Science_Penguin

    Science_Penguin SS.org Regular

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    I would agree with this, excluding the Motorhead and Queen tunes, personally. I don't think anyone does Freddie Mercury or Lemmy quite like the men themselves... or, if they do, they're not James Hetfield.

    A few more I just thought of:

    'Out in the Fields' by Sonata Arctica (originally Gary Moore)
    I friggin love Gary Moore, but I love Power Metal a lot more...

    'Phantom of the Opera' by Nightwish (originally Andrew Lloyd Weber)
    The original just sounds so... lacking after hearing this cover.

    'Rasputin' by Turisas (originally Boney M.)
    It's a Folk Metal cover of an old Disco tune, how can you go wrong?
     
  16. USMarine75

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    ^ I'm a huge fan of Winger and even I think that cover is garbage. (I prefer Winger "covering" their own song... "She's Only 35" lol)

    But if you insist on Hendrix covers... Voodoo Chile (live) and Little Wing covered by SRV.

    Everything by Leo Morachiolli (my kids love him).

    Wrecking Ball by Drewsif.

    Most songs on the Punk Goes Pop albums... :fawk:

    In the Air Tonight covered by Nonpoint.
    Knockin on Heaven's Door by GnR.
    Bring the Noise by Anthrax (and Public Enemy)
     
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    Holy christ, another one I can't believe I forgot, this one is definitely on the pantheon. I jam through that cover close to every time I sit behind the kit. So much energy, somehow even manages to sound even more tense than the original. Not the biggest fan of Nonpoint's original material, but they did a f*cking amazing job on this.
     
  18. ArtDecade

    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    IMO and in band alphabetical order! :lol:

    Anthrax's cover of Trust's Antisocial
    Celtic Frost's cover of Wall Of Voodoo's Mexican Radio
    Children Of Bodom's cover of Kenny Roger's Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
    Monster Magnet's cover of Grand Funk Railroad's Sin's A Good Man's Brother
     
  19. coreysMonster

    coreysMonster So long, Germany!

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    I love Rings of Saturn, but looking this up, I am now addicted to NES RoS. :hbang::hbang:
     
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    I was going to say most of the above suggestions made me sick in my mouth but then realised I came here to post:



    :fawk:
     

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