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As titled above.

Are there any covers you actually like more than the original?

For me it's "Sympathy for the Devil". IMO one of the greatest rock songs ever, I prefer every cover of it to the original. Love the GN'R and Ozzy covers for this song. The original recorded version never "clicked" with me but I do like their recent live versions of the song.

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1 hour ago, TheGeneral said:

As titled above.

Are there any covers you actually like more than the original?

For me it's "Sympathy for the Devil". IMO one of the greatest rock songs ever, I prefer every cover of it to the original. Love the GN'R and Ozzy covers for this song. The original recorded version never "clicked" with me but I do like their recent live versions of the song.

I like the original and the GN'R version equally. 

One that comes to mind for me is the Everclear version of Brown Eyed Girl. They took a really worn out song and totally made it their own. 

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I like all the Grateful Deads take's on the Dylan songbook more than the originals. And I think Rambling Jack Elliot made Dylans' Don't Think Twice his own.

I think its safe to say that Whitney Houston did the definitive take on Dolly Partons' I Will Always Love You. I like Sarah Harmers take on Dolly Parton a lot:

 

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While I really dig the originals as well...

One More Cup Of Coffee - The White Stripes (Dylan)

Easy - Faith No More (commodores)

This Guy's In Love With You - Faith No More (Burt Bacharach)

Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace - Cheap Trick (Terry Reid)

California Man - Cheap Trick (The Move)

Quite a few Zeppelin tracks.. Levee, Gallow's Pole, etc...

And while I wouldn't necessarily say I like it  more, Rage's cover of Kick Out The Jams is spectacular, especially being that the MC5 didn't record a studio version.

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3 hours ago, TheGeneral said:

For me it's "Sympathy for the Devil". IMO one of the greatest rock songs ever, I prefer every cover of it to the original.

You are fucking insane.

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4 hours ago, TheGeneral said:

As titled above.

Are there any covers you actually like more than the original?

For me it's "Sympathy for the Devil". IMO one of the greatest rock songs ever, I prefer every cover of it to the original. Love the GN'R and Ozzy covers for this song. The original recorded version never "clicked" with me but I do like their recent live versions of the song.

I agree, Axl's voice sounds like the devil should sound if he ever sang the song hahah

That voice my god, it's unbeatable

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Distrubed - Sound Of Silence
Rainbow - Mistreated
GNR - Live and Let Die & Knockin On Heaven's Door
Scorpions - Love Of My Life
Halestorm - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You, Gold Dust Woman & Bad Romance
Heart - The Battle Of Evermore
Hollywood Vampires - Schools Out/Another Brick In The Wall pt2
Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You; Gallows Pole; Dazed And Confused; When The Levee Breaks... and so many others
Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize
Rush - Crossroads & The Seeker
Stone Sour - Creeping Death, Children Of The Grave & Love Gun
W.A.S.P. - Easy Livin' & Somebody To Love


 

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17 hours ago, EvanG said:

Hush by Deep Purple covered by Kula Shaker.

Deep Purple's itself is a cover. This is the original,

 

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2 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

Deep Purple's itself is a cover. This is the original,

 

Good one, I think I actually knew about this but I must've forgotten. I like this one more than the Deep Purple version, but still like the Kula Shaker version the most because it's the funkiest.

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Love GNR's versions of:

Knocking on Heaven's Door

Sympathy for the Devil

Live an Let Die

Recently when Axl added Wichita Lineman to the GNR lineup, I totally loved it, but Glen's version is still the best.

I liked Marilyn Manson version of 

Sweet Dreams

Tainted Love Hope I got this one right. lol

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Rock covers of Reggae are generally terrible but The Clash always got by chiefly because they weren’t really trying to replicate reggae but still kinda got the musical spirit of it.

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Good question. 

Amy Winehouse's 'Valerie' (by the Zutons) 

Joe Cocker's 'With a lityle help from my friends' (by the Beatles)

Aerosmith's 'I'm Down' (by the Beatles)

They're all songs which were better when covered imo. Loads more but those spring to mind.

 

As for GnR: I think they made Mama Kin, Nice Boys, Heavens Door (80s live version) more enjoyable than the originals.

Sympathy For The Devil and Live n Let Die are fucking awful, in my humbly outrageous opinion.

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Guns N' Roses' best cover is ''Whole Lotta Rosie'' from the Marquee 1987, b-side and on that Japanese EP. Not sure I'd say it was better than Acca Dacca's but it is certainly a magnificent beast, dripping in raw undiluted rock n' roll.  Let's just say it is en par? 

Hate their cover of ''Sympathy'' but then I am a Stones chap. 

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Johnny Cash - Hurt

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard it Through the Grapevine

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground

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