Cover Songs That Sound Completely Different Than the Original

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  1. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Gretschie

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    Reminds me of an attempt to add brass arrangements to Bob Dylan's (Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The) Memphis Blues Again, only I did that with a MIDI keyboard as I don't have an actual brass section available.
     
  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
  3. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Big Daddy.

    Big Daddy were touring South East Asia in 1959, entertaining the US troops stationed that way. They were captured by Laotian revolutionaries and held, forgotten, until their release was negotiated by special forces disguised as a British film crew in 1983.

    The US Government, fearful that the band might become a burden on the taxpayer, bought in some sheet music of current hits and arranged a recording session at Camp David. Unfortunately, 24 years of cultural isolation meant that although the band still had their chops (having been encouraged to play in order to entertain their captors), they had totally missed out on the musical progressions of the 60s,70s and 80s, and could perform only in a 50s style.

    Or so the story goes.



    Skip the first 30 seconds of this one.....

     
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  4. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

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    Can I nominate Anne Murray's cover of the Beatles "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" as a "horrible, nothing like the original and artistic interpretation is no excuse travesty"?
     
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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

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    It is soul deadening I agree.



    Maureen McGovern's discofied version is even worse. While listening to it, I questioned if this travesty we call life was even worth living. ;)

     
  6. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

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    Oh... oh wow... that is worse. My ears! Is that blood?!?
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    The albums that Shatner and Nimoy made in the '60s left a little to be desired.
     
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  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

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    Portland, Maine
    Yeah, like I desire more of them!
     
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  9. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

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    Very sad and very true. And I love both of them. As actors.
     
  10. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Original/Cover
    I Fought The Law - The Crickets/The Clash
    Summertine Blues - Eddie Cochran/The Who
    Johnny Was - Bob Marley/Stiff Little Fingers
    She's Not There - Zombies/Carlos Santana/UK Subs
    Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac/Carlos Santana.
     
  11. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

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  12. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

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    Dennison Country Gent

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  14. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

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  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Lyrically, this song would NEVER fly these days.
    I’m more partial to the music video. Mostly cuz Link has the best serpentine groove moves.
     
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  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

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    Plymouth, MN
    Puddles Pity Party

     
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  17. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

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    Where are my punk guys...



     
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  18. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Richard Cheese anyone?

    In this case I like the cover better than the original.

    I've always liked Minutemen and fIREHOSE's covers. I don't know how different they generally wind up, more kind of incongruously great to me, but it sounds like they're having a lot of fun at any rate :D

    BOC's The Red and the Black from the Minutemen:

    and fiREHOSE's version:


    Van Halen's Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love by the Minutemen:
     
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  19. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    First few that come to mind when I think of covers by punks:


     
  20. CousinWarsh

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