Covers that are better than the originals... or just covers

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
Name covers that are IN YOUR OPINION better than the originals :halo:

Iced Earth - Electric Funeral (Black Sabbath cover) - Matt>Ozzy, 'nuff said.
Tim Ripper Owens, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tommy Bogert, Tommy Aldridge & Derek Sherinian - Mr. Crowley (Ozzy Osbourne cover) - Ripper>Ozzy
Van Halen - You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover) - much heavier and better

I'll write more later...
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
Yea Diamonds and Rust was said.

Metallica's Remember Tomorrow is pretty good

Foo Fighters Baker Street

Dream Theater: Tenement Funster/Flick of the Wrist/Lilly of the Valley

Doro-Whiter Shade of Pale

These aren't all better than the originals, but the Diamonds and Rust, Baker Street, and Whiter Shade are better.
 

Unknown One

I see the ghost of navigators.
Gamma Ray Victim of Changes (Isn't as good as the original although is close but then again what is?) and I haven't heard the original for It's a Sin but I've had a few people tell me it's a really great cover.
 

MFC

Trooper
Children of Bodom - Oops i Did it Again (Britney Spears)
I dont like the cover, but its still fucking better than the original :p
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
MaidenFan100 said:
Children of Bodom - Oops i Did it Again (Britney Spears)
I dont like the cover, but its still fucking better than the original :p
Dude, I noticed that you're bringing pop stuff to the forum way too much. (even if you hate them) You better not talk about them, just an advice though.  :bigsmile:
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
The Flash said:
Dude, I noticed that you're bringing pop stuff to the forum way too much. (even if you hate them) You better not talk about them, just an advice though.  :bigsmile:
My advice? Ignore this advice.
 

Albie

Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.
I did a last.fm journal about this very topic. To surmise it:

Am I Evil - Metallica: Sorry, nothing can compare to this cover. It takes a brilliant song and makes it better. Much better.

Walk on By - The Stranglers: Could this Dionne Warwick track sound any better? Er, no! 1:28 on is sublime.

Gypsy - Raging Speedhorn: Again, I love the original but this is so much heavier - if it could ever be ("I fucked up loads man").
 

Yax

Ancient Mariner
MaidenFan100 said:
Children of Bodom - Oops i Did it Again (Britney Spears)
I dont like the cover, but its still fucking better than the original :p
I disagree - And especially about it being a poor song to begin with. Max Martin is an awesome songwriter and an awesome producer. It's a kickass song - Regardless of genre.

Mr Crowley. Ripper and Yngwie.

Abigail: Ripper.
 
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