OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
I LOVE the remake of the Bee Gee's "Tragedy" which was done by the British pop group Steps for the Bee Gee's tribute album. The song went on to become Steps' trademark song and is the biggest selling Bee Gee's single EVER. The Bee Gee's themselves said they loved the remake.
Other remakes that I like better than the original are a1's "Take On Me" (first done by A-Ha from Norway, one of a1's band members is from there) and Aurora's "Ordinary World" (originally done by Duran Duran).
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Crjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
Primus did an EP of nothing but covers called "Miscellaneous Debris" a few years back. Their versions of Pink Floyd's "Have A Cigar" and Peter Gabriel's "Intruder" were great! They also recently did a cover of Metallica's "The Thing That Should Not Be" on the "Rhinoplasty" EP that was pretty good. I also enjoyed Infectious Groove's version of "The Immigrant Song" by Led Zepplin. Nothing beats original Zep, but they came close.
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Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
All these 'remakes' just prove one thing that I've been saying all along:
Todays "musicians" are devoid of any talent, originality, or creativity whatsoever. No single act born of the 1990's (with the possible exceptions of Nirvana and Pearl jam) will ever, EVER become more than footnotes in the history of music come 10 or 20 years from now. Never again will we have another Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin or Fleetwood Mac. It's really sad. They have to rely on robbing and raping timeless classics to make a buck and be heard on the air. To make matters worse, the remakes SUCK. I'd rather listen to static than any of their regular trash. And the worst part of it is that there is a generation of kids who THINK that Madonna wrote American Pie!!!!The fact that Don McLean endorsed Madonkeys remake of American Pie means that she must've lost a police baton up his ass.
Not only did she rip him off, she couldn't even do the full 8 1/2 minutes of the original song.
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
Agreed entirely, Matt D. And, I'll admit, I'm part of the generation you speak of.
I'll say that I like Guns 'N Roses version of "Live and Let Die", and Cake's "I Will Survive" (to a lesser degree), but the only honestly memorable song I've come across in the '90s is Kid Rock's "Cowboy", and a few of Vanessa Amorosi's songs.
Hopefully the '90s groups will quickly fall through the cracks and give us a new group of artists who can make songs that top the 1960s/70s hits.