Best & Worst Remakes Ever

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by AusLach, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. AusLach

    AusLach Active Member

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    Anyone else heard Santana and Rob Thomas' version of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love"?? They absolutely mutilated it.. The best part about the original was that the lyrics and the melody complemented each other so well but the new song is brash and over the top. Clapton's best quality is that he can be subtle when needed but overt in the very next song; "We're Going Wrong" vs "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos anyone?

    What's the best/worst remake you've seen/heard??
     
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  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I just listened to it, I rather enjoyed it. I could listen to Santana play just about anything. He is one of my all time favorites.

    I heard it done with another singer that was a bit better.

    Now that remake by Five Finger Death Punch of Bad Company is some of the worst crap I have ever heard.
     

  3. lonyaeger

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    Carlos Santana is one of my all-time favorite guitarists, but his choice of recordings has gone downhill, in my opinion, since his "comeback" success with his "Supernatural" album. Sorry to see that he has recorded Sunshine of Your Love cuz I don't think anyone could ever top the Cream version.

    As usual, I have nothing more than this to contribute to your thread. Seems like there aren't many good songs being written nowadays, so many artists have to cop out and re-record something that was already good.
     
  4. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I like this CD, Little Wing with Joe Cocker is good. I also for some reason I can't explain enjoy version of Back in Black with Nas.
    Chris Cornell does a great job with Whole lotta love.
    I think I will go to iTunes and get it.:D

    I am just a bit off of normal.
     
  5. lonyaeger

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    Wonder how he's gonna feel when Miley Cyrus starts knocking off Audioslave songs...?
     
  6. lonyaeger

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    Gotta love Joe Cocker, the king of covers.
     
  7. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That I will buy:eek: Party in the USA is my ring tone.:D
     
  8. lonyaeger

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    He has one of the great rock voices of all time.
     
  9. AusLach

    AusLach Active Member

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    +100

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeaO7D7jB1A]YouTube - Joe Cocker - Never Tear Us Apart (LIVE) HD[/ame]

    I absolutely love this version of the song..

    Ok Mod's, please can we change the thread title to "Best & Worst Remakes Ever"?? :eek:

    Thanks :D
     
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  10. wb_carpenter

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    couple of my favorites

    John Mayer cover of Wind cries mary by Hendrix
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q38H_i3j9A8]YouTube - John Mayer - The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix Cover)[/ame]

    John Mayer with Eric Clapton - Crossroads
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh4n1bZi4d8]YouTube - John Mayer and Eric Clapton - Crossroads (ABC News)[/ame]
     
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  11. General_lee

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    I actually like the Death Punch version better.

    Even though she's got to be my favorite female singer, ex- Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, absolutely murdered Alice Cooper's "Poison" on her debut solo album, "My Winter Storm".
     
  12. winds-of-change

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    Cake's version of the Gloria Gaynor song "I Will Survive" is AWESOME.

    As for Santana and Rob Thomas........"Smooth". I could listen to that over and over and over and over...........
     
  13. igordog

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    I'll throw a little something into the mix here...I'm guessing that I have a little "different" taste in music than a lot of you folks here. I take great pride in the music that I listen to. I'm 35 years old and I've been into punk and hardcore music since I was 14. For those of you who aren't quite sure what I'm talking about, I don't listen to "Korn" or "Limp Bizkit", but bands that haven't reached what I guess what you would call "mainstream" success. It's mostly underground stuff, that not a whole lot of people know about.
    I love and respect older music from the time when music was actually good; Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Queen, Zeppelin, and many more, but one of my favorite acts from the 80's is Journey. When one of the bands that I love now called "Rise Against" (a punk band from Chicago) came out with an album a few years ago called "Revolutions Per Minute" they put a hidden track on there at the very end, and I was more than surprised to hear it. Please listen to it with an open mind...
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO4US2payNs]YouTube - Rise Against - Any Way You Want It (Journey Cover)[/ame]
     
  14. igordog

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    I'm surprised nobody added these yet...
    I'm not a Nine Inch Nails fan at all, but J.C. tore this song up!!!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ahHWROn8M0]YouTube - johnny cash - hurt (lyrics)[/ame]
    I do like older U2, but Johnny made this song better too.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQIrxhNkiAs]YouTube - Johnny Cash One[/ame]
    Lastly, as long as we're on the topic of U2...As I mentioned before...I love punk/hardcore music. This is a band from Orange County, California called Ignite doing their version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday". I don't know if it's better than the original, but I think that it's cool that they took a chance and did it.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcNgP1PI8Jc]YouTube - Ignite- Sundy Bloody Sunday[/ame]
     
  15. cameronguyton

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    Cash's cover of Hurt was awesome. Watching the video, it reminded me of my granddad.

    Buckwheat Zydeco did a cover of Hendrix's "Hey Joe" that was damn good.

    Worst - Probably Shinedown's cover of "Simple Man". Ruined that song.
     
  16. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This is a great cover. Better than the original.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czirN42RKFY]YouTube - Shine, Dolly Parton[/ame]
     
  17. cpttango30

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    Clapton version SICK. Santana verison not so much. Too much congo drums and other crap init.

    To me 99% of all remakes are not as good as the orginal.

    Behind blue eyes. The who was great. The limp bizkt version not bad but not as good as the orginal.

    U2 SUCKS big fat donkey nuts. Sorry I can't stand them I refuse to listen to them. Even on the radio I will change the station if I hear one of their songs. I rank them just about as low as metalica. EWWWWWWWWWW
     
  18. c3shooter

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    Despite the jokes about Dolly Parton, she has an incredible voice, and did a version of Seven Bridges Road that is , IMHO, better than the original- and I loved the original.

    For something a bit different, there is a classic Blue Grass song called Shady Grove. Been done by everyone with a fiddle in the band. But if you go on playlist.com, they have a version that includes Jerry Garcia.

    My taste in music is kinds warped (like the rest of me) ranges from Black Watch pipe band to Blue Grass to Steppenwolf (night jumps with Magic carpet Ride playing) to CCR to My Chemical Romance.
     
  19. lonyaeger

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    Here's a couple of interesting remakes.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzPPmuFUicc&feature=related]YouTube - hero of the day - in bluegrass style - iron horse[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AVegKwklcg&p=C3D79F9FB05D0194&playnext=1&index=44[/ame]
     
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