Songs where the cover is better than the original

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  1. bachbeet

    bachbeet Senior member

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    I'm a big Clash fan. And, a big reggae fan (as I'm convinced the Clash are). I love the original Pressure Drop and would love to hear the Clash version. I have a feeling I'd put it in the same category of other great covers -- great in its own right w/o changing my opinion of the original.
     
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    I'm a big Clash fan. And, a big reggae fan (as I'm convinced the Clash are). I love the original Pressure Drop and would love to hear the Clash version. I have a feeling I'd put it in the same category of other great covers -- great in its own right w/o changing my opinion of the original.

    Agree completely. Pressure Drop is on Black Market Clash and their cover doesn't dampen my affection for Toots' version which is a classic for certain.
     
  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    "Career Opportunities" in 1979 and things have never been quite the same.

    nice. Career Opp is my fave Clash tune. The Dropkick Murphys did a fine job covering it, tho not necessarily surpassing the alltime classic original
     
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    +1 on all the Clash stuff mentioned so far. And as much as I love the Booker T version, the Clash really kick ass with Time Is Tight.
     
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    vaclava krishna Senior member

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    I, too am not so groovy, on the dance floor. Sometimes when, I am feeling good, l prefer to shake, my moneymaker not my groovy, thing. That is the way, uh huh, in which I, like it.

    On the dance floor I, hope that your groov,e returns. Perhaps one of the, nationalists, would like to get down, tonight.


    Iam, since you dont like dance, can your wife if she likes, dance with another?
     
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    Not better necessarily, but Big Black covering The Model (Kraftwerk) rules.
     
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    Iam, since you dont like dance, can your wife if she likes, dance with another?
    V, i like to, get down. Unfortunatly she, has forbidden the boogie of me. The missus thinks, that I am not hip to, the beat. She can dance, with the others if, they will have her. I will, not kill the vibe.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    nice. Career Opp is my fave Clash tune. The Dropkick Murphys did a fine job covering it, tho not necessarily surpassing the alltime classic original
    I know a lot of people who love "Career Opportunities". If I had to pick, I would put it behind "I'm So Bored with the USA", "White Riot" and "Garageland" as original songs on the same album. Of course, I fought the law is a super classic.
     
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    A vastly underrated Clash song is Straight to Hell.
     
  10. aportnoy

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    Sandinista is so often overlooked.

    Someboddy Got Murdered
    The Equalizer
    Hitsville UK

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    I know a lot of people who love "Career Opportunities". If I had to pick, I would put it behind "I'm So Bored with the USA", "White Riot" and "Garageland" as original songs on the same album. Of course, I fought the law is a super classic.

    Remote Control and Janie Jones do it for me. Pretty much the whole album is flawless, but it still pisses me off that they can't combine the UK and US versions on one CD.
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    but it still pisses me off that they can't combine the UK and US versions on one CD.

    Protex Blue was on the UK release?
     
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    Protex Blue was on the UK release?

    Protex Blue, Cheat, 48 Hours and Deny are on the UK version and missing from the US version. The UK version is missing Complete Control, I Fought The Law, Hammersmith Palais, and one more that's slipping my mind.
     
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    the animals- paint it black
     
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    the animals- paint it black

    And House of The Rising Sun.
     

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