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Song remakes you like better (or almost better) than the original

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by CalicoSkies, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. otto6457

    otto6457 Strat-O-Master

    The Allman's version of "Stormy Monday". I love T-Bone's version, but the Allman's took it to a whole new place.

  2. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 6, 2016

    or Raul Malo doing it live:

    This tune has so many great interpretations:
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  3. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Embarrassing Confession- I am a big Springsteen fan, but I always thought the Manfred Mann version was the original.
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  4. Seth McCormick

    Seth McCormick Strat-Talk Member

    Nov 30, 2017
    Broussard, Louisiana
    "That'll Be The Day" Linda Ronstadt vs Buddy Holly.

    "Bells Will Be Ringing" The Eagles vs Charles Brown.

    "I Can't Quit You Baby" Led Zeppelin" vs Willie Dixon.
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  5. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 22, 2014
    Same Shed Different Day
    Exception.. Worst .. thing .. ever.

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  6. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    devo - can't get no satisfaction

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  7. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    Also, Hendrix's versions of Dylan's songs -
    “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Drifter’s Escape” and “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?”

    Johnny Winter's versions of -
    “Like a Rolling Stone,” and "Highway 61 Revisited"

    George Harrison -
    "If Not For You"

    Ani DiFranco -

    Jason and the Scorchers -
    "Absolutely Sweet Marie"

    Johnny Cash -
    "It Ain't Me, Babe"

    Graham Bonnet -
    "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

    Grateful Dead -
    "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again"

    Brian Auger and Trinity with Julie Driscoll -
    "This Wheel's on Fire"

    Basically any Dylan song that gets redone ...
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  8. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    These are close, but...

  9. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I think it can be easier to "improve" on an original if you change the whole feel of the song rather than just doing a slavish copy. So although this was good....

    this version adds something quite different.

    not least the haunting fretless bass of Pino Paladino
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  10. quitar

    quitar Strat-Talk Member

    Aug 20, 2017
    Moorhead, MN.
  11. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    The CCR version of ‘I put a spell on you’ is much better than the original by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

    They didn’t call him Screamin’ for nothing...
  12. aiabx

    aiabx Strat-O-Master

    Nov 27, 2013
    Since someone already beat me to Devo's cover of Satisfaction, I will do my bit to topple the old gods with Karen O and Trent Reznor's Immigrant Song:

  13. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    The Johnny Cash version of NIN Hurt is great.
  14. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    Tim Curry owns I Put A Spell On You; and Earl Slick lays down some wicked licks:

  15. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    I Feel Love - Blue Man Group version (with Venus Hum):

    Donna Summer version:
  16. carden

    carden Strat-Talk Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Jokkmokk, Sweden
    Nina Simone's Feeling Good covered by Muse
  17. cjpeck

    cjpeck Strat-O-Master

    Feb 11, 2011
  18. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
  19. davidKOS

    davidKOS Musician, Composer, Teacher Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    You got "Every Little thing" with the late Peter Banks on guitar. Cool!
  20. davidKOS

    davidKOS Musician, Composer, Teacher Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    NO NO NO NO!

    this is a cool aberration, but really!

    The Moody's version is a f'n classic!