Cover versions of Moz/Smiths songs that better the original

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  1. lutewhine

    lutewhine Junior Member

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    For me, Dream Academy's instrumental version of Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want. Genuinely makes hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?zimit2im9bn

    And not just because of the scene in Ferris Bueller.

    Have to say as well that Divine Comedy's cover of There Is A Light - while not up there with the original - is a phenomenal version.
     
  2. Maurice E

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    Really like the Cinerama version of London, possibly more than the original. Seems more ... musical.

    Also, who covered Cemetery Gates on The Smiths is Dead? That was a nice take. Wasn't so keen on Divine Comedy's version of TIAL despite liking a lot of their stuff.

    Recently, really loved Katie Tunstall's version of 'Everyday'. She's a hugely under-rated singer and brings a lovely warmth to the song.
     
  3. Kewpie

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    I like Marianne Faithfull's Dear God, Please Help Me.

    Her unique vocal style emphasizes more dramatic tone.
     
  4. No Place Like Rome

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    Kirsty Maccoll's 'You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby' and Nancy's 'Let Me Kiss You'.
    That along with the Sandie Shaw stuff.... maybe women record the best cover versions:rock:
     
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    Do you know, i've seen Ferris Bueller a dozen times and listened to The Smiths for several years now and only recently discovered that the tune in the gallery scene in Ferris was the same bloody song!...

    Ive always liked the piece in the film and often wondered what it was - i just always took it for part of the film score...

    Yes, I am blind...
     
  6. sistasheila

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    agreed.
    i must say i like when women do smiths/morrissey covers...prefer it to the men who has been covered smiths/morrissey song (and has been in the majority concernign covers)..
    .these lyrics sung from a female voice...:)

    no matter if they re a signed artist or just doing it for fun like franissey and that girl http://forums.morrissey-solo.com/showthread.php?t=91056

    instead of some crappy band destroying the song..like this one band totally destroying jack the ripper.dont remember the name theyre kind of goth and emo-ish
    concerning sandie:
    I must dsay i like jeane and I dont owe you anything much more than her hand in glove version..the jeane and IDOYA just fits her voice a zillion time better
     
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  7. nugz

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    My Chemical Romance :rolleyes:

    although I don't mind AFI's version :o
     
  8. Particle Man

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    I really liked Colin Meloy's take on 'I Know Very Well How I Got My Name'
     
  9. Qvist

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    I don't think there are any. Mind you, Jeff Buckley's rendering of The boy with a thorn in his side comes close. As much as I loathe the moaner or at least his destructive impact on rock generally.

    cheers
     
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    Exactly what Mrs Skinny says - ladies' cover versions are always terrific. I think Eddie Reader's Last Night I Dreamt...is spectacular.

    Peter
     
  12. Oh my god. it's Robby!

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    there is this ukranian band that does some smiths songs in their language
    i think they sound awesome
    no, i cannot remember their name and i am not at home which would make it easy to look up :o
     
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  14. Morning Star

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    Billy Bragg's 'Never Had No One Ever', I think, is better than the original version.

    Am I the only one that doesn't mind My Chemical Romance's cover of 'Jack the Ripper'? I swear I'm not emo...
     
  15. I'm not a big fan of cover songs in general, but that's especially true when it comes to covers of Moz's songs. Indeed, I recall one instance where found myself gnashing my teeth upon hearing the 10,000 Maniacs's cover of "Everyday Is Like Sunday". Mind you, I love Natalie Merchant and all, but it just seemed so...sacrilegious. Or something.
     
  16. Moonbeam

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    Agreed :thumb:
     
  17. Qvist

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    That's The Ukrainians, who are in point of fact The Wedding Present. Ukrainian bass player, but otherwise as english as marmite.

    cheers
     
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    biru get the f* out of my lawn

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    At glastonbury (95 i think) i saw Jeff Buckley perform I know its over with everything but the girl and i have to say it was the best version i have ever heard.
     
  20. Oh my god. it's Robby!

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    i totally remember now, thx :thumb:
     
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