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8 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

Since I listen to folk and enjoy Child Ballads, technically they all are covers.  I was not around for the originals (don't believe the rumors that I was) I can not say which I like better but I think it would be the modern.

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8 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

 

Do live versions vs studio recordings count? Because I believe the live S&M version of Metallica's Fuel to be far superior to the original.

 

Beyond that, I'll second Lindsey Stirling's Radioactive, and also mention just about anything from Linkin Park's Reanimation album.

 

Also, I've never found a cover of The Imperial March that I didn't love. No surprise, given that I firmly believe that piece to be the undisputed pinnacle of all humanity's musical achievements.

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23 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Somehow I totally forgot about this one... 

 

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal. 

 

& I like the original Smooth Criminal too!!

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8 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

 

Electric Hellfire Club's version of Sympathy for the Devil, KMFDM's cover of Mysterious Ways, and almost anything by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

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On 9/14/2020 at 12:35 AM, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 14 Monday:

14. Would you consider yourself numerate or innumerate? 

 

Unwillingly, reluctantly, and hatefully numerate.  I can do it, but I am not going to like it.

 

 

9 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

 

So many.  

 

Hallelujah by Pentatonix (there aren't too many covers by Pentatonix that I don't like, to be honest)

Sound of Silence by Disturbed (not sure it is better than the original, different and evokes emotions differently; but I love them both)

Man of Constant Sorrow by Home Free (best version I have have ever heard) 

Speaking of Wagon Wheel, I also love the cover of it that Darius Rucker did.

Pretty much anything done by 2Cellos, but notably their medley of The 1812 Overture and Iron Maiden's The Trooper.  Their Thunderstruck cover is also especially awesome. 

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9 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

Pretty much anything by Frog Leap Studios on YT... 

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9 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

At the moment, none come to mind.

 

But I do tend to like orchestral arrangements of famous songs or soundtracks. Going from a five man band studio recording to an 80 piece orchestra with dozens of choir singers can give quite a new appreciation to any musical creation.

 

Old video game music benefits the most. Going from 8-bit digital to real life concert hall is quite an achievement.

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9 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

 

I generally enjoy most cover versions of songs, remixes not as much. Although there are a few I like. Usually when I find a cover tune I enjoy I already like the original. So I'd say I don't really like it more or less than the original. Some examples of stuff I really enjoy includes CoC's Green Manalishi (Probably covering a cover on that one), Voivod's Astronomy Domine, Denzel Curry's I against I, everything from Brown Sabbath and Richard Cheese, and so on. One song I've particularly liked is The Bad Plus' cover of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb. But I'm a sucker for Jazz:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar30KyQFnIc

 

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11 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

Wow, I think this is the first GTKY question I've answered in September. Busy month!

 

Can't think of any one in particular, but I do enjoy most covers over the originals.

I can think of one in particular I hate. I can't recall who it was by or its name, but it was a rock cover of "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong (love that guy). I was actually kinda insulted by that remix. Why? 'Cuz I'm weird. ::P:

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12 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

There's several from Broken Peach on Youtube. In particular their covers of 'This is Halloween' and 'Pink Elephants on Parade'. Also Steam Powered Giraffe's cover of 'Diamonds' by Rhianna. I've never heard the original, not my kind of music, but the cover is awesome.

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12 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

The Sound of Silence by Disturbed is quite good, it's on equal terms with the original for me.

 

https://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4

 

 

Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright is one that I find is better than the original

 

https://youtu.be/7iDfvoqOhD8

 

Down With the Sickness by Richard Cheese is cheeky fun.

 

https://youtu.be/at02Fvdhk2I

 

 

Special mention for Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, it's very moving (for anyone that remembers the show ER, this was the song that was playing when Dr. Green died)

 

https://youtu.be/V1bFr2SWP1I

 

Africa by Leo Maracchioli is a great metal cover, and the video is fun to watch as well

 

https://youtu.be/MH9FyLsfDzw

 

Something that's really trending now is Bardcore, and they definitely play with the lyrics like from Somebody I Used to Know

 

https://youtu.be/Ch1aVmjvYTI

 

 

And finally, I remix songs in my head all the time, because playing with music is just as fun as playing with math. ::):

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14 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

Long list. I can probably just blanket say anything Chris Cornell covered acoustically is my favorite version of that song.

 

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)

Waltzing Matilda (Tom Traubert's Blues) - Tom Waits (Aussie folk song)
Black Magic Woman - Santana (though the original Fleetwood Mac version is my favorite)

Green Manalishi - Judas Priest (though the original Fleetwood Mac version is my favorite :D )

Fear of a Brown Planet - Brownout (re-imagining of Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet...BUY THIS ALBUM so funky)

Animals - Colonel Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade (Pink Floyd, full album)

Black Sabbath - Type O Negative (the ultimate version of the song and I'm a massive Sabbath fan)

Sleepwalk - Brian Setzer Orchestra (Santo & Johnny)

Existential Blues - Mr Bungle (Tom T-Bone Stankus)
No Quarter - Heart (Led Zeppelin, though I prefer the original)

Big Bad Bill - Van Halen (Leon Redbone)

Love Reign O'er Me - Heart (The Who)

Angel From Montgomery - Susan Tedeschi (John Prine, Bonnie's version is also amazing)

Freddy's Dead - Derek Trucks Band (Curtis Mayfield...tie on which I like better)

Out on the Tiles - Blind Melon (Led Zeppelin...check out the Encomium album, a few great covers on there)

Steppin' Out - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (Memphis Slim...honestly I could do several pages' worth of blues covers)

Nuages - Stephane Wrembel (Django Reinhardt...honestly I could do several pages' worth of jazz covers heh)

Jackson - Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings (Billy Edd Wheeler...could also pick the Cash version or it among many others! see also: blues and jazz covers!)

 

I guess I'll stop there? :D 

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15 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

 

A couple leap out at me that I enjoy (not necessarily more than the originals)

 

1) Bobaflex - The Sound of Silence - better than Godsmack's cover IMO.

 

2) Billie Joe Armstrong - Manic Monday - I don't think it can ever be as good as from the Bangles, but it has found it's way on my playlist.

 

3) The Wallflowers - Heroes - this can't ever beat the original (David Bowie!) but it sure is a nice listen. And it makes me think of The Replacements, my favorite Keanu Reeves movie.

 

Only remix I can think of right now is a Whitney Houston one I keep hearing on the radio when in the car. Kygo & Whitney Houston - Higher Love. I like the faster beat, doesn't take anything away from her vocals.

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17 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

I generally don't care for remixes.

I'm not a fan of his, but Marilyn Manson's cover of Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics is incredible. He makes it creepy as hell.

 

7 hours ago, Rahz said:

Pretty much anything by Frog Leap Studios on YT... 

He does some pretty cool stuff. I love his cover of Africa; it's a riot to watch his antics throughout the video.

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18 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 15:

What song cover/remix do you enjoy? Do you like it better than the original?

Rammstein's cover of Stripped by Depeche Mode. I think I like Rammstein's best... it makes me laugh.

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