10 Great Cover Versions That Are Better Than The Original

10. Roxy Music : Jealous Guy

9. Sanatna: She’s Not there

8. Nirvana: The Man Who Sold The World

7. Headgirl (Motorhead & Girldshool): Please Don’t Touch

6. Kula Shaker: Hush

5. Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah

4. Devo: Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)

3. Patti Smith: Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. Bauhaus: Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars

1. Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watch Tower


Jourdemayne said...

Love your choices. 'All Along the Watchtower' would be my number one too. How about 'Going Down to Liverpool' by The Bangles and 'Our Lips are Sealed' by Fun Boy Three?

MattJ said...

Great choices except for 3 & 4 - great, but 'better'? Nah!

Every fibre of my upbringing tells me to rail against the Kula Shaker choice, but deep down I know you're right.

Please don't tell me dad.

longstop said...

Thanks for this - it highlights some music I personally hadn't heard before.

I guess Cake's "I Will Survive" and The Stranglers' "Walk On By" must have slipped your mind? Glad you remembered Nirvana, though.