ForumsPopular Media"OvC" Song Battle # 16 : Immigrant Song (Page 19)

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This thread is an idea I had for a long time now and it seems like a radio DJ had it too! Since I heard it being held on the radio, I thought it was finally time to introduce it to the music loving users of ArmorGames! Presenting...

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Throughout the history of music, artists have recorded numerous songs for people to enjoy, but sometimes... another artist thinks he/she/they can perform that same song better or think of a different approach/interpretation of it! This can produce a completely different song, sometimes with a big improvement, sometimes it's a complete failure and every now and then... a true (new) gem is made!! =)

This battle thread is all about comparing those songs and the rules of engagement are pretty simple... I post a battle between two songs, one is the original version and one is the cover version. You can vote (once only per battle) for either of the two artists featured in battle, giving them 1 point for your preferenced vote! And an elaborated reasoning is of course required for your vote to be counted in the score roundup, we don't want this thread to be flooded with spam posts after all...

Note this : on several occasions some songs have actually been covered by more than one single artist, therefor battles with more than two artists featured may occur sometimes; the rules will always stay the same though! To clarify once more...

Short list of rules :

1) I will post a new battle ('every week';
2) Only one vote per user, per battle;
3) A reasoning is required to count your vote.


Plain, simple and fun! =)

And if you feel that a certain song needs to be presented in a battle in this thread, please post the battle suggestions on my profile, do NOT post them in this thread as this will only become confusing about which battle is currently featured!

Hope you will like this idea and participate in it! =)

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partydevil
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partydevil's votes are a little lacking in my opinion

i like the band. been a fan for a long while. do doubt that i will choose this song over the other 2. but if Cee insists i can listen to them.
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i like the band. been a fan for a long while. do doubt that i will choose this song over the other 2. but if Cee insists i can listen to them


DayCee has surprised me a couple of times with cover versions and in doing so I have found new music that I have added to my collection. Sometimes it's worth the listen just to broaden horizons. Granted, it still may not match your love for your original choice, but you may find something you can enjoy listening to just as much.
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Just like ilberic explained... the main reason I like to hold these competitions/battles (including the coming MBWC and CRBWC again) is to broaden people's horizons in terms of music. We are all fed a portion of what is out there and only by offering other music to a person, you can have them experience something new, discover other songs, learn about how different people persive the same song and make their own version in this case! =)

New battle will be posted tomorrow, thanx for the nudge ilberic! You're a trooper!!

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people persive the same song


uh, believe you were looking for perceive there.. and i thought you were perfect. alas I was wrong.

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Due, I'm not perfect... I'm... I'm... I'm... yah! =P

Well, it's true, I've been slacking this thread a bit... sorry! I'm trying to get all competitions back in order now. I'm glad I can count on ilberic to keep the scores when I'm busy, but I'm going to try and get the train back on track again, ok?

First a final score count!
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~ The Guess Who - 4 - Winner!
~ Lenny Kravitz - 1
~ Krokus - 0
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Right! On with the show, next battle is up! I mis-calculated the number of the last one, should have been 13 instead of 12, so this one is...

Battle # 14 : Turn the Page (Suggested by xXxDAPRO89xXx, thanx!)

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A song covered by different artists, each with their own sound embedded into the original masterpiece! Here's the info for each version:

~ Bob Seger (Original - 1972)
~ Golden Earring (Cover - 1995)
~ Metallica (Cover - 1998)
~ Aaron Lewis / Staind (Cover Live - 2008)


Let's turn the page for the next chapter in the "OvC - Song Battle"! Ring that bell!!

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VOTE!!

ilberic
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Pretty sure I know how I'm going to vote. I'm also pretty sure I know who I'm gonna vote into last.. But here we go:

Bob Seger: Flippin' perfect. The saxophone bits are just bone chilling awesome. You can actually feel exactly what he's talking about when he's singing the lyrics. Just one of my all time favorite songs..

Golden Earring: Well, first off he's just singing too fast for my liking. I do like what they did instrumentally though. Not as much as I like Seger's, but it's still pretty cool. The singing keeps getting to me though. Another case where the way they sing it makes me think they don't get it. I know they have to try to make it their own, but..

Metallica: Grrr.. I might be slightly biased against them because of crybaby Lars thinking Napster was the reason nobody wanted to buy Metallica music anymore.. but anyway, onto their crappy version.. I just don't like this version. It's not meant to be a hard song. The lyrics and the music just make no sense together. And though, Day's link isn't actually the video, the idea that they made this song about a prostitute just sickens me

Aaron Lewis/Staind: This is pretty cool. He definitely understands the song. The music is really simple but very cool as well. I like his voice as well. All in all a really good version, but nothing that excites me all that much.

So now the votes:

4) Metallica - They just suck. Twisting an awesome classic into something it's not meant to be at all. Plus, they're Metallica.. insert random expletive here.

3) Golden Earring - I like what they did musically, but the lyrics are just way too fast for this. It just doesn't make sense. Overall not terrible, but kind of aggravating to listen to

2) Aaron Lewis/Staind - Great cover version by someone who understands the song. And the fact that he did it with an acoustic guitar is pretty special. If the original wasn't one of my favorites, this would have had a chance.

1) Bob Seger - The song is just perfect. Just bone chilling perfect. Saxophone, lyrics, music all just exactly what they need to be.

So my vote - Bob Seger

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I have to admit that I didn't know this song, but I enjoyed the original one. And I would have never guessed it's such an "old" song. I think his voice has a lot of feeling and the way he sings it fits very well with the lyrics. Besides, I love the saxophone; it gives this song a special atmosphere. Really, really good.

I think Golden Earring version is a bit too fast. I like the singer's voice, but I'm not really keen on the way he sings this song and I didn't like the last part of the song. Too noisy, too much screaming, but I know it's me. I definitely have a low tolerance to strident sounds.

Metallica's version... well, I was a bit reluctant to listen to it at the beginning because this is definitely not my type of music. However, it was surprising that I didn't dislike it as much as I thought, but it's still too noisy for my taste and it's something that I wouldnât listen to many more times.

Mmm, an acoustic version... That's my weakness. I've always been amazed by the talent of some musicians to be alone on stage with just one instrument and do wonders with a song. I do love this cover, as everything seems to be spot on: great voice and emotional performance. Awesome

So yes, for the first time, my vote goes to the cover: Aaron Lewis / Staind.

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Ohmygod. Thanks DayCee!

Of course for me I have to vote Metallica. I love the way that they sped up the tempo a bit and added more rock. That is why it is better than Bob Seger's original. But of course I'ma die hard Metallica fan also... ^^

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Well, we're off to the races.. not really, but we do have a close battle thus far (if you can call it that with only 3 votes in)..

Score update:

(original) Bob Seger - 1
Aaron Lewis / Staind - 1
Metallica - 1
Golden Earring - 0

Now we have a battle, a few votes and a score update... all we need is MORE VOTERS.

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bob seger:
this might be a good song if i want to fall asleep. it's to slow for me to realy like.

golden earing:
this band has a special place for me. because our families are good friends of eatchother.
but this particular song isn't realy what i like about the band. it again is to slow for me to be able to like.

metallica:
here we go, a bit more action. tbh do i not know any song (except the big hits ofcours) of metallica and dont i find them that good either. but sofar this is the best i heard in this list.

aaron lewis:
did he change anything from the original? is it realy a cover, or did he preform the old song?
anyway, as you probably have already guessed. it's to slow.

1:metallica =o
2:golden earing =)
3:bob seger =)
4:aaron lewis =/

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They just suck


You aren't my friend ._.
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Bob Seger: So beautiful song, and great version (original always the best).

Golden Earring: This is good, but I don't like the vocalist.

Metallica: Guitar is too heavy for a song like this, don't like a lot...

Aaron Lewis: this is an amazing cover, really good guitar arrangment and great voice.

So, my vote goes to Aaron Lewis

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Time to make another score update, because I've been slacking this thread for way to long... heck, even ilberic got tired of me as it seems... LOL (O.o)
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2 - Aaron Lewis / Staind (Cover)
2 - Metallica (Cover)
1 - Bob Seger (Original)
0 - Golden Earring (Cover)

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You know what? I think it's about time to make a brand new battle and upload it tomorrow! This one has gone on long enough now (WAY too long if you ask me, ahuh) and we need some fresh blood in here!!

New battle coming tomorrow! =)

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The last given score count will also be the final one for the previous battle... on we go to the next one! And so, as promised, it's time for a brandnew battle!! Feast your eyes and ears on this people!!! =)

Battle # 15 : Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)

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And of course, some examples to help you choose your winner in this battle :

~ (Peter Green's) Fleetwood Mac (Original - 1970)
~ Judas Priest (Cover - 1979)
~ Arthur Brown (Cover - 1997)
~ Therion (Cover - 2002)


Ring that Manali... errr... BELL!!!

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VOTE!!!

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I think this may be the first cover battle posted in which I don't know the song at all.

The Listen:
Fleetwood Mac - It's weird how much early Fleetwood Mac sounds nothing like later Fleetwood Mac. I really do like Peter Green. And since he inspired Gary Moore, two thumbs up. This song, I'd give it a listen on the radio, but I wouldn't go out of my way to obtain it, although I may have it. I have a couple of early Mac cd's.

Judas Priest - Pretty good cover. I like what they've done with it. As I said, it's weird trying to compare them since I don't know the song at all. Just got to the guitar solo, now that I really like.

Arthur Brown - Never heard of this guy. This one I don't really care for. It seems to combine Mac's vocals with Priest's music. Just a weird combination.

Therion - I think I've heard of them, but could tell you absolutely nothing about them. First impression - Megadeth cover band? I do like the music in this song, but don't care for the vocals in this case.

The Vote:

4) Arthur Brown - I just don't think the song comes together in this version.

3) Therion - Really do like the music (very Megadeth-y). Don't really care for the vocals so much (very Megadeth-y).

2) Fleetwood Mac - I do like this version, but it seems to almost sap energy from me somehow. I don't mind these kind of songs, but this just doesn't seem to fit the groove for me.

1) Judas Priest - Never thought I'd vote for them in anything as I'm hardly a fan, but I do like their version of this song the best. Nothing wow and amazing, but just well done.

So my vote - Judas Priest.

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