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GEAUXT
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Remakes that were better than the original
I can't think of a better example than "you ain't going nowhere". Yes, I know the Byrds version was technically released first, but Dylan's was still the original.


Saintsisit
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Turn the Page

Metallica did a pretty good job on this one.
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Motley Crue Helter Shelter.
Smoking In Boys Room
Van Halen You Really Got Me
Where All The Good Times Gone
Great White Once Bitten


The Boat
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Elton John Pinball Wizard


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Kvothe
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
The promise - sturgil Simpson


By a fricking country mile


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Hetfield
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
LINK

You can laugh at me all you want but this cover is shockingly amazing.

Faster Pussycat-You're So Vain
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blake the kid
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Desperado by Clint Black


tigeralum06
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Eminence front brides of Jesus


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Warheel
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Jonnny Cash / Hurt
Voodoo Chile / SRV


kingbob
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Obviously, Jim Croce’s version of “With A Little Help From My Friends” is the best, but another remake of Beatles classic may be my personal favorite in Stevie Wonder’s “We Can Work it Out”


LSU Jax
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Manfred Mann / Blinded By The Light
Judas Priest / Diamonds And Rust
Judas Priest / Green Manalishi


OldTigahFot
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
The Letter - Joe Cocker

Summertime Blues - The Who

Roll Over Beethoven - ELO

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Joe Cocker



DannyB
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Eric Clapton - Cocaine. Originally by JJ Cale

WASP - The Real Me. Originally by The Who

In This Moment - Call Me. Originally by Blondie

Disturbed - Sound of Silence. Originally by Simon and Garfunkle

Disturbed - Land of Confusion. Originally by Phil Collins

Johnny Cash - Hurt. Originally by NIN

Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower. Originally by Bob Dylan

Ram Jam - Black Betty. Originally by Lead Belly

Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended as Lovers - Originally by Stevie Wonder.

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Kafka
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
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I can't think of a better example than "you ain't going nowhere". Yes, I know the Byrds version was technically released first, but Dylan's was still the original.
You could say this about a lot of Dylan covers

Speaking of which, I am astounded no one has mentioned "All Along The Watchtower"

The inevitable "Hurt" did get posted very early on. Apparently that's the "Stairway To Heaven" of a certain generation

ETA: Oh I see "Tower" did get mentioned. My eye caught the inevitable "Hurt" right above it, and I focused on that.

Thought something had gone wrong with the universe for a moment.
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Kafka
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
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I know the Byrds version was technically released first, but Dylan's was still the original.
And on that basis:

The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Wild Horses"

I actually disliked this song for years, knowing only the Stones' lethargic version


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Kafka
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Kafka
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Kafka
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
Elvis wasn't perfect though:

Dave Edmunds - "Girls Talk"

EC's original

Alternate EC version

These last two are great in their own ways. In fact EC's vocals actually capture the paranoid misogyny of the lyrics better than Edmunds' carefree warbling. But the arrangement of the Edmunds/Rockpile cover makes it a power pop classic, even if it is completely at odds with the lyrics.


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Kafka
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re: Remakes that were better than the original
One more from Mr McManus

Elvis Costello - "How Much I Lied"

Gram Parsons' original

Don't get me wrong, I like the Parsons version. But I prefer the spare arrangement of the EC. Not to mention Elvis' paranoia fits better than Gram's what-the-hell let's-go-get-a-beer attitude.


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Kafka
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Motley Crue Helter Shelter.
Smoking In Boys Room
Van Halen You Really Got Me
Where All The Good Times Gone
Great White Once Bitten
no

just no


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