When the Cover is Better than the Original ....

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  1. vid1900

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    Most cover songs of old AOR are pretty sucky.

    They try to tune down to D and see if they can make it sound heavier....or put a bunch of distortion on the vocals.

    Instead, check out this covid cover of Jefferson Starship's "Jane"

    Dino (who won the Eurovision Junior division in 2003) can actually sing. He really delivers the goods at about 2:50

    Dino Jelusick / Mike Portnoy / Joel Hoekstra - Jane


    Dino Jelusick - Vocals, Bass, Keys
    Joel Hoekstra - Guitars
    Mike Portnoy - Drums
     
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    Before you ask, here was Dino winning Euro Jr


    JUNIOR EUROVISION 2003: DINO JELUSIĆ - TI SI MOJA PRVA LJUBAV - CROATIA - WINNER
     
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    Wow... incredible singer
     
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    Impressive vocals. Clicked through to his cover of the Immigrant Song and he smokes that too...
     
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    Yes, he's good. Very good!!

    Not to take away from Dino. I just have a soft spot for Grace.
     
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    I didn't know who Dino Jelusick was before this thread.... now I'm listening to Animal Drive... thank you!!! I'm one song in and I love it
     
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    Wow, awesome cover and incredible singer! Sounds like if a late 80's or early 90's hair band covered Jane. As much as the keyboards make the original, I sorta wish they ditched 'em for another guitar on this one to suit the more metal style better and set it apart more...
     
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    @vid1900 again thank you for leading me on a path to Animal Drive. I'm about 7 songs in and I'm a fan for life now.
     
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    All the best,
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    That was awesome. Big fan of Mike Portnoy since he was with Dream Theater.

    I loved Freedom at Point Zero too. Definite high point for Jefferson Starship.
     
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    I like this cover over Legrands:

     
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    Here's a cover of a Lou Reed song that I think sounds somewhat better than the original IMHO.:cool:

     
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    Never mind.
     
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    Robert Plant sez 'yeah, but can you sing like that after playing with a Mudshark all nite?'

    "Immigrant Song" cover featuring Dino Jelusick (Trans Siberian Orchestra) on vocals, Micky Crystal (ex Tygers of Pan Tang) on guitars, Colin Parkinson (ex Inglorious) on bass, Kyle Hughes (Bumblefoot) on drums and guest solos from Ivan Keller (Animal Drive) & Jordan Ziff

     
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