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

Posted Jan 5, '13 at 10:45pm

xxBoogeymaNxx

xxBoogeymaNxx

85 posts

The Guess Who for sure. You simply can't top a classic like that with a cover. It would be like trying to compare Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash with a cover of that song. Nobody can play Ring of Fire like Johnny Cash, and nobody can play American Woman like The Guess Who.

 

Posted Jan 6, '13 at 6:20pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,130 posts

Nobody can play Ring of Fire like Johnny Cash,

some sure did a good job tho.

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the guess who is on still on my phone. i dont have to listen to the others this time to know. this is where my vote go's to.
 

Posted Jan 12, '13 at 10:37pm

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

797 posts

It's hard to place my choice on this song, so I'll start easy.

Krokus - I did not like this, it didn't sound quite right with that voice, to much yelling in it for that theme. The guitar and drums seemed a bit off with the pitch and made the lyrics sound much worse.

The Who - Points for creating it obviously, the song worked. That's really all I can say, but it also sounded a bit flat like all the sounds merged together. Still enjoyable, but it drags on.

Lenny Kravitz - I love this version, it sounded much stronger of a song than the other two. Much more tightly knit, but of course, I have issues. Or more of one "Issue", it's been stated before, but it seems to flashy with all the flags, and seems more pointless being that Lenny is American.

 

Posted Jan 12, '13 at 10:38pm

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

797 posts

Sorry for the double post, but forgot the summary.

My point goes to Lenny Kravitz' version.

 

Posted Jan 13, '13 at 1:21am

ilberic

ilberic

871 posts

Ok, I'll throw up a tally here for my MIA friend, MrDayCee..

Guess Who - 3 votes (with 3 more pending Dapro89, Boogeyman, & partydevil's votes are a little lacking in my opinion, though I'm not the official decider here.)

Lenny Kravitz - 1 vote

Krokus - 0 votes

Oh, and I just have to add, Braainzz, that it is the Guess Who, and not the Who. Two totally different bands.

 

Posted Jan 13, '13 at 9:05pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

13,419 posts

Knight

The Guess Who wins my vote hands down. Their version stands alone, especially for a song from 1970, and Burton Cummings' voice fits the attitude of the song and the lyrics perfectly. Lenny does a fine job too, but his version lacks a lot of the feeling that the original one conveys. No comment on Krokus.

Oh, and tally up a late vote for Billy Idol as well.

 

Posted Jan 15, '13 at 9:43pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,130 posts

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.
 

Posted Jan 16, '13 at 10:51am

ilberic

ilberic

871 posts

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.
 

Posted Jan 16, '13 at 5:24pm

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

9,348 posts

Moderator

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!!

 

Posted Jan 17, '13 at 1:44am

ilberic

ilberic

871 posts

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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