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    Posted: 02/10/2017 at 05:23
I invite you to add your own opinions


Covers BETTER than the originals
  • Sublime - We're Only Gonna Die (Bad Religion)
  • Sublime - Hope (Descendents)
  • Sublime - Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead)
  • Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie)
  • Midge Ure - Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie)
  • Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
  • Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
  • Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears For Fears)
  • Guns N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)
  • IZ - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland)
  • Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
  • System of a Down - Snowblind (Black Sabbath) 
  • System of a Down - Metro (Berlin)

Covers WORSE than the originals
  • A Perfect Circle - Imagine (John Lennon)
  • Korn - Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
  • Sheryl Crow - Sweet Child O Mine (Guns N' Roses)
  • Mr. Big - Wild World (Cat Stevens)

Covers TIED with the originals
  • Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
  • Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly)
  • Social Distortion - Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
  • Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) lol fight me bro
  • Disturbed - Shout (Tears For Fears)


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Originally posted by Greg Giraffin Greg Giraffin wrote:

I invite you to add your own opinions
Covers BETTER than the originals
  • Sublime - We're Only Gonna Die (Bad Religion)
  • Sublime - Hope (Descendents)
  • Sublime - Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead)
  • Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie)
  • Midge Ure - Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie)
  • Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
  • Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
  • Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears For Fears)
  • Guns N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)

Covers WORSE than the originals
  • A Perfect Circle - Imagine (John Lennon)
  • Korn - Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
  • Sheryl Crow - Sweet Child O Mine (Guns N' Roses)
  • Mr. Big - Wild World (Cat Stevens)

Covers TIED with the originals
  • Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
  • Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly)
  • Social Distortion - Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
  • Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) lol fight me bro
  • Disturbed - Shout (Tears For Fears)

Well thank You GG. Here's my list of Covers BETTER than the originals;

Lemonheads - Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel)
Foo Fighters - Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
Dwight Yoakam - I Want You To Want Me (Cheap Trick)
Ministry - Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
Fudge Tunnel - Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent)
Testament - Powerslave (Iron Maiden)
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
Poison Idea - Vietnamese Baby (New York Dolls)
Nouvelle Vague - Too Drunk To Fuck (Dead Kennedys)
Dead Kennedys - Take This Job and Shove it (Johnny Paycheck)
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Well, what do you want exactly, because there are soooo many covers that are worse than the originals or different enough to be tied ...

BETTER
The harder they come - Joe Strummer (Jimmy Cliff)
The harder they come - Rancid (Jimmy Cliff)
All Along The Watch Tower - Bear McCreary/Battlestar Galactica (Bob Dylan)
Most of the things the Pogues covered!!!
Police and thieves - the Clash (Junior Murvin)
Don't cry for me Argentina - Me first and the Gimme Gimmes (Julie Covington)
Over the rainbow - Me first and the Gimme Gimmes (Judy Garland)
The night they drove old Dixie down - Joan Baez (the Band) (never truly understood this one)
The fields of Athenry - No use for a name (      Pete St. John/trad.)
Makhnovtchina - les Ramoneurs de Menhir , Bérurier Noir (anarchist song or I don't remember the author)
Nomades - les Ramoneurs de Menhir (Tromatism)
Post-war breakout - Anti Flag (Woodie Guthrie, the original was actually a poem)
Minstrel boy - Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros (?)
Baby got a temper - Keith Flint (the Prodigy)
Le temps des cerises - Noir Désir (anarchist trad. song)
Rien à branler - Justin(e) (Golpe de Estado)
On n'est pas sérieux - Justin(e) (PkRk)
(...)

TIED
Cease - Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)
What a wonderful world - Joey Ramone (Louis Armstrong)

WORSE
Razor - the Prodigy (Keith Flint)


Just those I think of right now.
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for that matter

BETTER:

Over The Rainbow - IZ
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Originally posted by Greg Giraffin Greg Giraffin wrote:

for that matter

BETTER:

Over The Rainbow - IZ


Well, I considered it but I still prefer that of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
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better:

Hurt - Johnny Cash (NIN)
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worse:

American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
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The Offspring - No Control

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System of a Down - Snowblind (Black Sabbath)
System of a Down - Metro (Berlin)
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Better (in green):

john lennon - stand by me (ben e. king?)
the beatles - money (someone on motown)
bad religion - white christmas (jesus & the 12 apostles)
the ramones - my back pages (bob dylan)
the ramones - surfin' bird (the trashmen)
snoop dogg - lodi dodi (slick rick)
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Covers TIED with the originals

  • Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon (Neil Diamond)

While many might dismiss the cover on the basis that's it's Urge Overkill, the cover sounds a bit more alive during the upbeat rock parts, while Diamond still holds superior during the crooning sections. The cover is basically a straight copy anyway, so nothing has really changed beyond the overall sound - instrument and voice.

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Better,
Dock on the bay-Pearl jam(Otis reading)
The man who sold the world-nirvana(Bowie)
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Covers BETTER than the originals
  • The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon & Garfunkel)

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The Offspring - No Control. Way better than the original.
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The Killers cover of U2's UltraViolet. It's even more U2 sounding than the original, and only The Killers could have done that so right.
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BETTER:
Husker Du - Show Me the Way (Peter Frampton)
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Better :
Motorhead - god save the queen ( Sex Pistols )
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Originally posted by ivanhopl ivanhopl wrote:

Dangerously similar yet slightly worse:
Motorhead - god save the queen ( Sex Pistols )
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