Cover versions that you prefer to the original

connect_icut

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My Bloody Valentine's version of "Map Ref" by Wire. The original is great but the MBV version is, like, the best thing evar!

I know there are others. I'll think about it.
 

Bang Diddley

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I could only think of this overnight, same sort of production values as the Dionne Warwick version without being a complete rip off. But when I listened to DW version this morning I realised I was wrong.

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rivet90210

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zhao

there are no accidents
can everyone please post BOTH THE ORIGINAL ARTIST AND THE COVER ARTIST please.

because not everyone knows these songs. thanks.
 

grizzleb

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soul_pill

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IdleRich

IdleRich
Rivet - always thought that it was weird that a band could take a Sonics track and make it heavier and rawer. Their version of It's Not Easy (Rolling Stones) also very good.
How about (very obvious) Flying Lizards version of Money? Loads in that post-punk vein, Slits version of Heard it Through the Grapevine (though maybe not actually better than the original - which was by Martha Reeves I guess so you could in fact say Marvin Gaye's version surpasses the original), Devo's take on Satisfaction etc etc
 

nochexxx

harco pronting
not sure whether i marginally prefer it, but always had a soft spot for Voivod's amped up version of Astronomy Domine.
 

Bang Diddley

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More or less a note for note remake but but Badu's voice gives it a darker shade of blue.

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routes

we can delay.ay.ay...
cor nice thread..

images aside, doncha just love this tune...


the orig is dead good but once you've heard the above version it's just not as fun or as mental

 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
Obviously (though someone will inevitably disagree) Nothing Compares 2 U
Saint Etienne - Only Love can Break Your Heart (tho I love Neil Young too)
Galaxie 500 - Ceremony
Luna - Sweet Child o' Mine

Destroy: (most, some I have a sneaking if guilty affection for) 'ironic' indie covers of gangsta rap songs.
 
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