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    I'm thinking music but this could be TV or movies too but ...

    We were discussing music remakes at work, which ones we preferred to the original, two I thought of right off were

    Hazy Shade Of Winter ... I prefer the Bangles version to that of Simon and Garfunkle

    Venus ... I prefer the Bananarama version to that of the Shocking Blue version

    I had several more, but as I write this I'm spacing it! lol Ya get a song stuck in your head and you can't think of the other ones! lol

    Anyway, what remake do you prefer over the original?
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    Dawn of the Dead - the old one sucked, plain and simple. The new one was much more fun.

    Holy Diver - I actually like the Killswitch Engage version better than the Dio version.
    I Fought the Law - Dozens of covers on this one, but I still think The Clash did it best.
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    • #3
      Hurt by Johnny Cash vs the version by Nine Inch Nails.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Repeater View Post
        I Fought the Law - Dozens of covers on this one, but I still think The Clash did it best.
        Phew! I thought I was going to have to call you bad names The Clash is one of my favorite bands. My four year old loves them, too, which was a surprise. I was watching one of their videos on youtube and she walks up and starts dancing and says 'What music is that? I like it!'

        She also likes motorcycles, I tell my wife 'That's my girl!'

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        • #5
          My problem with these song threads is that as soon as a song title is mentioned, my head is filled with that song, and I can't think of other songs when there's already one playing in there!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Clair View Post
            I'm thinking music but this could be TV or movies too but ...

            We were discussing music remakes at work, which ones we preferred to the original, two I thought of right off were

            Hazy Shade Of Winter ... I prefer the Bangles version to that of Simon and Garfunkle

            Venus ... I prefer the Bananarama version to that of the Shocking Blue version

            I had several more, but as I write this I'm spacing it! lol Ya get a song stuck in your head and you can't think of the other ones! lol

            Anyway, what remake do you prefer over the original?
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            Chicago - the 1986 "25 or 6 to 4" over their 1970 version.

            Jeff Healy did a lot of remakes (I think he did a whole album of them IIRC) and I like them all better than the original.

            Disturbed's "Land of Confusion"

            Spiderbait's "Black Betty"

            Those pop in my head, if I thought about it, I could probably come up with many more.
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            • #7
              Crimson and Clover by Joan Jett... Puts a whole new spin on it!

              Of course, I also like her cover of I Love Rock 'n Roll at least as much, but I don't really remember hearing the original...
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              • #8
                Almost anything by Bob Dylan

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                • #9
                  Anything off of: In a Metal Mood: No More Mr Nice Guy ~ Pat Boone
                  1 You've Got Another Thing Comin'
                  2 Smoke on the Water
                  3 It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock & Roll)
                  4 Panama
                  5 No More Mr. Nice Guy
                  6 Love Hurts
                  7 Enter Sandman
                  8 Holy Diver
                  9 Paradise City
                  10 The Wind Cries Mary
                  11 Crazy Train
                  12 Stairway to Heaven

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                  "Mr Tambourine Man" William Shatner is my Fave

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                  Actually the cover of "Soul Survivor" by Transatlantic on Whirlwind is pretty Hot.

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                  • #10
                    2010 Clash of the Titans what a big ol steaming pile of @#$%. Ray Harryhausen should toss a lightning bolt from on high at the dumb S.O.B that butchered a classic like that.

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                    • #11
                      As far as movies, the Cohen Bros "True Grit" is much much better than the John Wayne version. Also, Soderberg's "Solaris" was far more intense than the Tartakovsky version.

                      For music, there's so many covers I love. Ritchie Haven's Here comes The Sun, Cat Power "(can't Get No)Satisfaction" and Mary Lou Lord's "Speeding Motorcycle".
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                      • #12
                        Dancing in the Street, You Really Got Me, and Oh Pretty Woman, by Van Halen
                        Smooth Criminal, by Alien Ant Farm
                        American Woman, by Lenny Kravitz
                        Live and let die, by Guns N' Roses
                        Signs, by Tesla
                        Smoking in the Boys Room, Motley Crue
                        With a little help from my friends, Joe Cocker.

                        And yes, Tom...everything from Bob Dylan by anyone else.
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                        • #13
                          One that's in my head right now is Because We've Ended As Lovers. I usually prefer the Jeff Beck version over the original by Syreeta, although I like them both.
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                          • #14
                            Talking Heads "Take Me To the River". Don't get me wrong, Al Green does it well, but the version off of the original Stop Making Sense is far and away the best.

                            Agreed on the Clash. Guns N Roses "Live and Let Die" blows Sir Paul out of the water.
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                            • #15
                              With respect to music, I gotta agree on "Hurt" by Johnny Cash. His rendition of that was just chilling and the video was gut wrenching.

                              With respect to anything else... I've made my thoughts on remakes in general pretty well known.

                              True Grit? Haven't seen it. Doubt I will unless it's on TV at some point. I have always been a big fan of the original and, while I wouldn't say it was Wayne's best film (despite winning the Oscar for it) it was still a great effort on the part of all involved. The previews I've seen for the new one look God awful. The scenes that look like they follow close to the original look like the ones that people automatically think of and they come across as rather forced. Visually I'm sure, like most modern remakes, it's stunning. But, that's where it's likely to end for me. It'll probably be better than the last time they tried to remake it, though.

                              I've seen precious few remakes that are better than the original. Cape Fear might be an exception. If I tried really hard I could probably come up with one or two other examples. Truthfully, it would require far less brain power to just write an original movie than it would to try and come up with a list of any more than a handful of good remakes.
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