Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

COVER SONGS

This probably won’t be a HUGE list because there are just way too fucking many cover songs out there so I have selected the ones that HIT ME either in a good way or bad way. And I have placed them next to the original to let YOU be the judge of which one is BETTER.  In some cases, the COVER is better than ORIGINAL but in other cases, its just a bad replay of a GREAT SONG.  

Even, Bob Dylan considers Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” better than his.  And we have ALL heard “You Really Got Me” from Van Halen but did you even know the Kinks did the original…..Probably NOT.

And if you are going to cover a CLASSIC, at least change it to make it your own DON’T do like fucking Korn did on “The Wall” and play it almost exact.  That’s just fucking stupid, hence the name KORN.  Side note I have a friend, stripper who has a KORN tattoo right above her ass.  Bet she is regretting that.

ALSO, I have been told about some GLARING OMISSIONS so here is ONE….the REST are after Kate Bush…..


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And with this BLOG I got a little help from other cover song websites….

mostly with the album covers but thanks nonetheless…..


ALSO, if a newer song gets panned I put a song that better defines these bands who were better staying away from cover songs…..AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE….I criticize the covers by these bands but they almost all have their own material thats better

I am an Equal Opportunity Critic


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BALL OF CONFUSION

The Temptations – Ball Of Confusion (1970) 






Love And Rockets – Ball Of Confusion (12″ Version) (1985)



RIGHT FUCKING OUT OF THE GATE we have a DILEMNA….but I gotta go with the Love and Rockets LONG version as it just jumps out the stereo but The Temptations version is SICK GOOD!!!! and the ORIGINAL…..and ONLY the LONG Version of the Love and Rockets but this is neck and neck


VERDICT – Love and Rockets by a smidge

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GET LUCKY

The original brilliance by the brilliant Daft Punk and also brilliant Pharrell and let’s not forget the brilliance that Nile Rodgers



and now an average cover by some band called Daughter


VERDICT – UGH thx to Daughter                                    

 

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GHOST OF TOM JOAD

For those of you who didn’t know this song by Rage Against The Machine was actually first recorded by Bruce Springsteen, here it is……and its phenomenal….

then again BOTH are…and I attached this LIVE version because RAGE is only meant to be listened to ONE WAY and its LIVE FUCKING LIVE!!!!!

also I attached this LIVE version because RAGE is only meant to be listened to in one way and that is LIVE FUCKING LIVE!!!

VERDICT – PUSH

and if I shall go OFF TOPIC for a bit its because the stupid blog fucking editor will not allow these last few words to be the same size as the others…..either small or large but not in between…..go fuck yourself blog editor

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HELTER SKELTER 

Mötley Crüe – Helter Skelter (1983)

WAY BETTER than both the Beatles and U2 ones COMBINED…..and with the God Bless The Children Of The Beast intro….ENJOY…and turn it up to 11





ok now you can turn it down….but the beginning of this movie is EPIC and the song is perfect …..:30 in …WOW

U2 – Helter Skelter (Live from Rattle and Hum)



VERDICT – Crüe

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YOU’RE NO GOOD


Linda Ronstadt – You’re No Good (Live 1975)


“You’re No Good” is a song first charted for Betty Everett in 1963 and in 1975 was a #1 hit for Linda Ronstadt.



Van Halen – You’re No Good (Live 1979)


VERDICT – PUSH on this one as Linda Ronstadt’s version is KILLER and CLASSIC but Van Halen II is the BEST VH album and those notes at the beginning that slowly fade in are KEY…..

 ….and its fucking Van Halen with DLR



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BAKER STREET

Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street


Foo Fighters- Baker Street (1997)



VERDICT – I grew up in 70s so it’s Gerry Rafferty as its a fucking CLASSIC and ORIGINAL still gives me CHILLS……that guitar solo is KEY….sorry Dave and Foo Fighters

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YOU’RE SO VAIN

Carly Simon – You’re So Vain (1972)


The song is ranked at #82 on Billboard‘s Greatest Songs of All-Time. “You’re So Vain” was voted #216 in RIAA‘s Songs of the Century. And on August 23, 2014, the U.K. Official Charts Company crowned it the ultimate song of the 1970s….so basically DON’T FUCKING TOUCH IT…..and Carly and those lips in 1972 trump Jessica Biel….


Faster Pussycat – You’re So Vain (1990)


VERDICT – KO by Carly



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WHITER SHADE OF PALE


Procol Harum – Whiter Shade of Pale (1967)




CHEESE ALERT!!!!!!!!

Doro Pesch and Warlock – Whiter Shade of Pale (1989)



VERDICT – NOT EVEN CLOSE…..the ORIGINAL by a fucking LANDSLIDE and I factored in the outfit she is wearing too

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BLUE MONDAY

New Order – Blue Monday (Live In Glasgow2008)(1983)

Orgy – Blue Monday (1998)

While the ORIGINAL is COOL and INFLUENTIAL to so many….THIS IS A GREAT COVER!!!!

VERDICT – PUSH




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SHADOWPLAY


sticking with the New Order theme here is Joy Division with Shadowplay and its so damn dark as was Joy Division…..


Joy Division – Shadowplay (1979)


now the Killers remake….


Killers – Shadowplay (2007)


VERDICT – PUSH only because Joy Division did it first in 79 but Killers fucking NAIL IT!!!

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I WILL SURVIVE


I sincerely hope I don’t have to attach this CLASSIC by Gloria Gaynor …..drunk women everywhere sing it proudly at 130am…..










but this version by Cake is fucking badass…..



VERDICT – PUSH….Gaynor is classic but the male Cake version is hilariously good


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SOMEBODY PUT SOMETHING IN MY DRINK






The Ramones – Somebody Put Something In My Drink (1986)



Children Of Bodom – Somebody Put Something In My Drink (2003)



VERDICT – PUSH I just like this song because I used to hear Ramones version every night drinking at Murphy’s at LSU and it just ROCKS!!!!….and COB puts a killer spin on the song…..you really can’t fuck this song up…..

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SWEET CAROLINE


Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline (1969)



 

 

 

 

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Sweet Caroline (1995)



While I love Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and suggest you go get their stuff cause they do EXCELLENT covers of songs by Cat Stevens, John Denver and so on… NOTHING touches Neil Diamond’s ORIGINAL and I am a Red Sox fan…so fuck you Yankees


VERDICT – NEIL and the RED SOX

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I BELIEVE I CAN FLY

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – I Believe I Can Fly



“Nothing like some punk instruments to turn a shitty pop song into a masterpiece”

R Kelly – I believe I Can Fly (1996)

VIDEO HAS MICHAEL JORDAN HIGHLIGHTS!!!!


this might not even be a contest…



OK the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is MUCH BETTER but that is for you to decide…..


VERDICT – PUSH…but harder to not give MJ the edge alone

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BEHIND BLUE EYES

The Who – Behind Blue Eyes (ORIGINAL VERSION 1975)

STILL gives me CHILLS every time I hear this….and this version is KEY!!!

Limp Bizkit – Behind Blue Eyes (2003)

GOD FUCKING AWFUL BY LIMP BIZKIT!!!

OH GOD FRED DURST SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT AND MAIMED FOR THIS….and what is that MIDDLE PART SHIT OF THE SONG…BUTCHERED A CLASSIC!!!!!

VERDICT – KILL FRED DURST

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SABBRA CADABRA

Black Sabbath – Sabbra Cadabra (1973)



and the COMBINATION OF BOTH SONGS done by METALLICA…..

Metallica – Sabbra Cadabra (1998)

and the sound quality is SO FUCKING GOOD!!!!



VERDICT – METALLICA as this is by far one of my FAVORITE Metallica songs and since its a tribute to Black Sabbath…..KILLER!!!!

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99 LUFT BALLOONS


Nena – 99 Luft Balloons (1983)

my first crush….LOL!!!!!



Goldfinger – 99 Luft Balloons (2000)








VERDICT – NO CONTEST….nice try Goldfinger

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Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band – Turn The Page (Live 1976)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3khH9ih2XJg



Metallica – Turn The Page (1998)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOibtqWo6z4



ONCE AGAIN…..not even a comparison as the ORIGINAL is FUCKING UNBELIEVABLE STILL…..with headphones its ORGASMIC…no joke….it is what defines all there is to MUSIC past and present…..ORIGINAL has such FEELING, PASSION and ABOUT 50 OTHER THINGS ALL AT ONCE…..valiant effort by Metallica but you don’t touch this one EVER….

you’ve heard it A MILLION TIMES but do me a favor and TURN IT WAY UP and CLOSE YOUR EYES…..you will be BLOWN AWAY….a BONUS would be if you have headphones!!!!!!!!!!


is a VERDICT even necessary?


VERDICT – SEGER

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Ok since this went out of control had to break it in TWO….



BYE NOW….

The Smiths – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (1987)

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