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    Posted: 10 Feb 2018 at 5:56pm
The younger members may not even know about Michael Jackson's version of this.




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I remember what 'teen spirit' smells like...I don't want to get close enough to smell Miley, she might break my achy breaky nose.




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SmileInteresting topic
ORIGINAL
 
Those that came along and covered it trying to make a name for themselves...LOL
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This may have been the hardest album for me to ever find - just for this song
ORIGINAL VERSION
Big smile...another who needed to make a name for himself at the cost of another
COPYCAT VERSION
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Nay!
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CryHere's an unbridled, obligatory 'NO' (nobody in this mix could claim me as a fan...)
You can go find the AC/DC version on your own - Homey don't play 'dat.
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^ LOL

I wasn't a fan either.


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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Smile
This may have been the hardest album for me to ever find - just for this song
ORIGINAL VERSION

Big smile...another who needed to make a name for himself at the cost of another
COPYCAT VERSION
 


Thanks for the effort, PaW.
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Smile
This may have been the hardest album for me to ever find - just for this song
ORIGINAL VERSION

Big smile...another who needed to make a name for himself at the cost of another
COPYCAT VERSION
 


Thanks for the effort, PaW.
WinkAlways remember this, little dude: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness
 
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Yeah, we can't all be as great as you.
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^ Speaking of remakes, here we go again!
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Couple of my fave rave remakes:

Original:



Remake:



Original:



Remake:


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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

CryHere's an unbridled, obligatory 'NO' (nobody in this mix could claim me as a fan...)
You can go find the AC/DC version on your own - Homey don't play 'dat.


I don't know how long that post has been there, but I only just now was able to force myself to watch about 30 seconds of that abomination.

Wait a minute.... did people actually PAY MONEY to go see that crap live????

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^That should teach you a lesson kiddies Celine Dion and Anatascia should never EVER do rock!
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I'm not a big fan of country music or Johnny Cash, I like both versions of this.




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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I'm not a big fan of country music or Johnny Cash, I like both versions of this.





Love NIN and this song too.  Total Johnny Cash fan, love his version of "Hurt."  
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Couple of my fave rave remakes:

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Remake:



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These are favorites of mine as well!  Big smile  I kind of like the remakes better.  Wink
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I could not get through the Celine Dion/Anastacia video and actually forced myself to get as far as I did.  I had to stop when Celine did her hip thrust thing.  No, just no.  Dead
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I actually subjected myself to this crap at full volume! Yuck just yuck! Both were singing flat. I don't how they managed to f**k up an AC/DC song but they did!
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There must have been a similar music topic, I remember people talking about this song.

I made some adjustments to the treble, balance and sub-woofer. Like this song, the sound system on my PC freaking rocks!!




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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

There must have been a similar music topic, I remember people talking about this song.

I made some adjustments to the treble, balance and sub-woofer. Like this song, the sound system on my PC freaking rocks!!





I think I posted the vid of that CBB hit "Couldn't Get It Right" not too long ago. Maybe that's what you're thinking about?

Definitely liked the Johnny Rivers version of "Seventh Son", better though.
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It's both.If the remake insignificantly BETTER than the original, it's a yay. If the remake is significantly WORSE than the original it's a nay. And if the remake is not significantly better but does the original justice it is still a yay.

Examples.

Whitney Houston remade The Greatest Love.In her version she sounded hopeful. The original singer sounded depressed. She did it better. Yay.

Celine Dion remade Michael Jackson's Bad. She sounded bad in the literal sense of the word. Nay.

Pink remade Grace Slick's White Rabbit. Although she didn't sound as good as Grace, she sounded good and sang it in the vein of Grace. She did it justice and even Grace herself praised Pink's remake. Yay.

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Just depends on who is doing it, and how. If a band is putting their own personal take on the song, and does a good version, nice. Cross genre covers are good at this. Take the Outlaw's rocked up version of Ghost Riders in the Sky, the previously mentioned Johnny Cash version of Hurt, or WASP's metal take on The Who's The Real Me. Of course, this can go wrong, if the cover band changes the original so much that you can't even tell it's the same song, or if the band is just bad in general. Then there are cases where the cover is so close to the original that you have to wonder why they did the cover to begin with...a common problem with "tribute bands".
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Originally posted by DKS DKS wrote:

Then there are cases where the cover is so close to the original that you have to wonder why they did the cover to begin with...a common problem with "tribute bands".
 
As in Quiet Riot's covers of a couple of Slade songs.  All they added maybe was a cleaner production.  It sounded good, but was really close to the original.
 
Of course, had they not covered at least Cum On Feel the Noize, they wouldn't have had any hits at all.
 
 
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Prior to the mid-60s, half the songs on any given album were cover versions, anyway.  The artists back then didn't necessarily write their songs.  Back then, there were songwriters who were totally independent, and would sell their songs to multiple performers.  It wasn't until the mid-late 60s that artists started doing it all themselves.
 
A quick glance at the Beatles' first album shows that 6 out of 14 songs were covers.  Bob Dylan's first album?  2 original songs, 11 remakes.
 
So---remakes, yay or nay?  I don't care much one way or another.
 
 
 
 
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