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Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: andrewm ()
Date: September 12, 2010 11:07

Silver Train by Johnny Winter and Star Star by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are, to me, two rare instances of covers outshining the Stones' originals.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: ghostryder13 ()
Date: September 12, 2010 12:30

if i truly love a band it's almost impossible to think a cover version is better. they can be entertaining and breathe new life into the song but they tend to make me go back to the original with refreshed ears.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: crumbling_mice ()
Date: September 12, 2010 15:42

I don't think it has happened...yet, the closest I've come across is Larry McCray's version of Ventilator Blues and that has still a way to go to beat the original.


Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: slew ()
Date: September 13, 2010 00:57

No - They are hard to cover. Otis does a good version of Satisfaction - but not better than the Stones! Not even close. Easily one of the most impirtant songs ever put out in rock music.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: Rev. Robert W. ()
Date: September 13, 2010 04:58

Two I can think of that are at least as good as the Stones' (incredible) originals:

Alvin "Youngblood" Hart: "Moonlight Mile"

Townes Van Zandt: "Dead Flowers"

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: Ket ()
Date: September 13, 2010 11:05

Quote
Koen
Otis Redding's version of Satisfaction comes to mind.

I agree, I liked his version the best, I think even Keith has said he prefers it as well.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: Jan Richards ()
Date: September 13, 2010 13:41

JJF by Johnny Winter is a killer version.

Jan Richards

[www.stonesondecca.com]

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: Svartmer ()
Date: September 13, 2010 13:45

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Jan Richards
JJF by Johnny Winter is a killer version.

Yes, that´s a good one. I also like Grand Funk Railroad´s live version of Gimme Shelter.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Date: September 13, 2010 16:27

Terence Trent d'Arby's (live) versions of "Under My Thumb" & "Jumpin' Jack Flash" deserve an honourable mention... Very good!!

["I can hear the Bullfrog calling me..."]

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: Bimmelzerbott ()
Date: September 13, 2010 19:55

2000 Man by KISS.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: KeithNacho ()
Date: September 14, 2010 12:27

Marianne Faithful's sister morphine................Jhony Winter's Stray cat blues..........................

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: FreeBird ()
Date: September 14, 2010 15:29

Quote
KeithNacho
Marianne Faithful's sister morphine
If you can call that a cover...

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: September 14, 2010 15:37

Slow Death by The Flamin' Groovies. Aha - not a Stones song I hear you say. Which is quite correct but legend has it that when when NME journalist Nick Kent played it to Keith, Mr Richards replied, 'I don't recall writing that one'. Yes, it's that good.




Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: FreeBird ()
Date: September 15, 2010 01:18

Better? Doesn't exist. Unless Sister Morphine counts, in which case Marianne's version is musically (but not vocally) slightly better.
However, Guns N' Roses did a pretty good version of Sympathy for the Devil, and I also like Aretha Franklin's cover of Jumpin' Jack Flash. Oh, and Soundgarden's Stray Cat Blues that someone posted is also pretty okay.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: Harlem Shuffler ()
Date: September 20, 2010 21:56

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread.

It's really great that people you've never met go to the trouble of replying and even including videos.

Cheers, m'dears!

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: mckalk ()
Date: September 21, 2010 08:07

Quote
xke38
I've always liked Johnny Winter's version of "Let it Bleed" (almost sounds more Stones-like than the original).

His version of "Silver Train" is pretty good also.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: mckalk ()
Date: September 21, 2010 08:11

Quote
Silver Dagger
Slow Death by The Flamin' Groovies. Aha - not a Stones song I hear you say. Which is quite correct but legend has it that when when NME journalist Nick Kent played it to Keith, Mr Richards replied, 'I don't recall writing that one'. Yes, it's that good.



The Groovies do a great version of "Blue Turns to Grey" (which is a real Stones song).

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: mckalk ()
Date: September 21, 2010 08:25

Anybody ever heard Steve Forbert's version of "Child of the Moon"? He had a hit in the US with "Romeo's Tune" back in the early 80's, he sounded a little like Dylan. I have seen it listed as a Stones cover, but I have never heard it. One of my favorite Stones songs.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: xke38 ()
Date: September 21, 2010 13:04

Recommended:





Quite a few more good covers where that one came from, BTW.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: September 21, 2010 13:07

Quote
Koen
Otis Redding's version of Satisfaction comes to mind.

You must be kidding ?

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: September 21, 2010 13:08

Quote
DaveG
"Out of Time" by Chris Farlowe was, in my opinion, a killer version and was far superior to the Stones' version.

Agree, killer version

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: September 21, 2010 13:09

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NICOS
Ruby Tuesday by Melanie isn't bad either

Yep, always loved that. Jeez, now I think about, probably haven't listened to it in (gulp) 30 years !!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh HELP ... what a DRAG it is gettin' old !!

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: September 21, 2010 13:13

Quote
NICOS
And this one...................................(I think I have a DejaVue)






And this one......................



Hadn't heard either of these before. at first listen, Joan Baez's version is very good I think, and er ..... I'm of the opinion that Mr Cash should've stuck to what he was good at. Bloody awful version of a great song, Mick n' Keef must've squirmed when or if they ever heard that.

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: September 21, 2010 13:16

Quote
NICOS
By the way ...why speaking of better, I don't hope artist have the intention to make it better, but to give their own swing to it.



Absolute BLISS ................. luuuuuuuuuuuuuuurv it !!

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: leteyer ()
Date: September 21, 2010 15:17

I would never say that I like it more, but Melani's "Ruby Tuesday" makes me feel really good.

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: January 30, 2011 23:58

Dedicated to Mick Jagger ...that I dig in the Soul field..............................He is in the house

Otis Redding I Cant Get No Satisfaction





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Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: January 31, 2011 00:09

I wouldn't say it's better but I do really like this...in fact it was the very first version of Honky tonk women I ever heard...(On Humble pie's album...Eat it)..




Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: January 31, 2011 00:15

This is not bad either......

J.J.Flash><Young Blood><J.J.Flash medley.Leon Russell...







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Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: sweetcharmedlife ()
Date: January 31, 2011 00:30

Connection - Montrose

Re: Covers of Stones Songs Better Than The Originals
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 31, 2011 00:31

Personally not my cup of tea, but...eye popping smiley





And then there's this version...drinking smiley





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