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Old Aug 23, 2000, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Who does a better cover?

Everyone has had their say as to their best cover song the Beatles did. So now, how about your best and worst cover of a Beatles song?

For me, it would have to be Aerosmith's version of "Come Together". It is very close to the original.
As for the worst, I'd say Earth, Wind and Fire doing "Got To Get You Into My Life". They practically destroyed it.

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Old Aug 23, 2000, 08:15 PM   #2
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WOW! Bearkat, upon reading your first paragraph I immediatly thought of your second - before reading it.

Aerosmith's Come Together is excellent, and as I said in a different thread, whoever decided to have E,W and F cover The Beatles should never be allowed to make another decision in their life.

Of course, there are always William Shatner's covers - which are in a league by themselves.

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 04:34 AM   #3
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Junior Campbell's version of Drive My Car is great. It's a foot tapper!
The worst? Probably Marmalade's Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, even though it got to Number 1, I think.

I have a CD with 36 Beatles songs, sung by people who......aren't beatles! It's really good actually. It's called "And Your Bird Can Sing" and has proper covers, such as the Peter and Gordon and Billy J Kramer songs.

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 06:16 AM   #4
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And I'll burn a copy of it if you want to do a swap Jerry, me old mate

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 10:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: Who does a better cover?

I never thought that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was drug induced until I heard Shatners version!

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 02:37 PM   #6
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I'll bet Shatner parties.

Joe Cocker's With A Little Help has to be one of the greatest.

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 05:09 PM   #7
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Default Re: Who does a better cover?

Those are all excellent examples of songs listed. I do agree that Capt. Kirk should have stuck to acting and not sining.
Has anyone got the lastest Beatles covers CD that George Martin produced? I've only heard small bits of certain songs. Robin Williams and Jim Carrey each do a song on it. I don't remember which one did it, but one of them covered "I Am The Walrus". What I did hear of that was rather good.

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 05:21 PM   #8
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Jim Carey did the Walrus, and it's pretty funny! Most of the others are all right. Robin Williams' funny, and Goldie Hawn's A Hard Day's Night is just a little too jazz for me.

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 05:31 PM   #9
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What's the name of the CD? I'd like to get a copy of it.

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 05:43 PM   #10
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And Your Bird Can Sing!
And I'm not talking about the vocal talents of sleepyhead

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 05:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: Who does a better cover?

Have you ever heard of All This And World War II? It is another collection of Beatles covers.Some of the artists on it are Ambrosia, Elton John, Leo Sayer, Keith Moon, Rod Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Peter Gabriel and Tina Turner.

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Old Aug 24, 2000, 11:18 PM   #12
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Try hearing Elton John's version then.......IT'S ALL HERE, BABY.

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Old Aug 25, 2000, 04:42 AM   #13
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Col, I believe that in America the CD is entitled "In My Life". I have seen it in the Beatles section at Best Buy.

As for covers, I have not heard many. All I can say is that I HATE the Joe Cocker 'With a Little Help' with a blind, raging, hormonal passion. That song is the grater to my cheese.
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Old Aug 25, 2000, 04:56 AM   #14
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That's the name of the George Martin CD, but not the one I have, it's completely different, and rare.

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Old Aug 26, 2000, 04:00 PM   #15
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Joe Cocker torn the house down at Woodstock with his version of With A Little Help, Penny. If you get a chance to see the movie, it's an interesting trip.
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Old Aug 27, 2000, 09:44 AM   #16
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Default Re: Who does a better cover?

A few more good covers are Elton John's version of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Come Together" by Tina Turner and Alice Cooper doing "Because".

BTW, John did some backing vocals on Elton's version.

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Old Sep 02, 2000, 12:44 PM   #17
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I have 'All This and World War 11' and agree that there are some great covers on it, I love the whole album, especially the Bee Gees 'Sun King'(what?) honest, its really good, oh and Rod Stewart doing 'Get Back' is great. And Peter Gabriel's 'Strawberry Fields' (OK, just get the album!)

I dont like the George Martin one, except Sean Connery's spoken 'In My Life' Lovely!
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Old Sep 02, 2000, 01:04 PM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Harbidge:
I never thought that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was drug induced until I heard Shatners version!

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dude i agree totally
but its funny to listen to. it makes me giggle

didnt the beegees ruin like everything?

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Old Sep 04, 2000, 07:24 AM   #19
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Hmm, actually I loved the BeeGees...

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Old Sep 04, 2000, 07:28 AM   #20
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Bee Gees is my next favorite band.


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