What is the best Rock remake of all time?

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    What is the best Rock remake of all time?

    I'm new to this forum so I apologize if this has been done before? What rock or pop song is the greatest remake? Meaning much better then the original? My vote 1. All along the watchtower-Hendrix 2. I heard it through the Grapevine-Marvin Gaye(This would be higher but Gladys Knight and the Pips version was almost as good. And Creedance didn't do to bad a remake either)3. Twist and Shout-Beatles. There are others that are close but not quite like. Well all right by Traffic. Nice remake but not quite Buddy Holly. And Bob Seeger's Fortunate Son was pretty good but not quite Creedance. I'm sure there are others I've missed but I can't think of them all but those 3 are the top rock ones. I have a feeling a few Dylan re-makes will make the list.
     
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    Interesting idea.  Let's see what I can come up with.

    Van Halen did a great remake of 'You're No Good'...and a decent remake of 'You Really Got Me'.

    Metallica does a bunch of good remakes on their 'Garage Inc.' album...full marks for the choices they made, including 'Turn the Page' by Seger, 'Whiskey in the Jar' by Thin Lizzy, 'Astronomy' by BOC and 'Stone Cold Crazy' by Queen.

    I thought Elton John did a creditable remake of Pinball Wizard.

     
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    There are tons of them, many already mentioned.

    Tina Turner - Acid Queen (Recorded with the Who - I believe)

    Knockin On Heavens Door - Guns and Roses (Bob Dylan Track)

    Live and Let Die - Guns and Roses (Paul McCartney Track)

    Come Together - Aerosmith (Beatles Track)

    Good thread Jay and it gives me an idea for another thread.
     
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    Tough to choose a best of all time, but I would include

    Black Magic Woman - Santana
    Respect - Aretha Franklin
    Crossroads - Cream

    I also always liked Van Halen's Dancin in the Streets, but You Really Got Me is even better, and my pick as overall best.

    Is New York New York Rock?

    Wink
     
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    *With a Little Help from my Friends* by Joe Cocker (at Woodstock, of course)
     
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    Tough to choose a best of all time, but I would include Black Magic Woman - Santana Respect - Aretha Franklin Crossroads - Cream I also always liked Van Halen's Dancin in the Streets, but You Really Got Me is even better, and my pick as overall best. Is New York New York Rock?
    Posted by softwareDevMusician

    Forgot about Respect being an Otis Redding song. Good one.
     
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    I'm not a Patty Smith fan but I think her remake of Bruce's "Because the night" was better then Bruce's. And 10,000 maniacs version was not too good imo.
     
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    If we're going to consider other artist's versions of songs that the writers didn't record until later as "remakes," then I would say Southside Johnny's rendition of The Fever should be on this list. It's far superior to any version Springsteen and his band ever did.
     
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    *With a Little Help from my Friends* by Joe Cocker (at Woodstock, of course)
    Posted by DrDanny


    Joe's Woodstock performance of that is incredible.  He is one of the best 'remakers' in history, I would say.  The first thing of his I heard was 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'.  I was blown away.  I had never heard a voice anything like that.  Some other great covers of his, just from his early albums-'Bird on A Wire', 'Darling Be Home Soon' and of course 'The Letter'.
     
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    "Bang Bang" by Terry Reid was a good one.

    "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm wasn't bad either.
     
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    Little Wing by Eric Clapton. Nothing against Hendrix, but I think Clapton's version (versions, there are a couple of live versions that are great too) is better.

    And jayt25, I disagree. I can't stand Patty Smith's version. 10,000 Maniacs version is much better. I admit, I like Natalie Merchant's voice. 

    I heard Bruce's version last -- a live version off the '75-'85 live greatest hits album, and IMO, it's the best version -- a lot of energy, powerful, great solo and great drums at the end.
     
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    A lot of good ones have been mentioned, but my favorite is , "Still I'm Sad" the old Yardbirds classic remade as an instrumental ( the final track of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow ,the debut album) by Rainbow. Blackmore is in top form and Cozy Powell's drumming is brilliant.

    But that's just me, I worship at the altar of Ritchie Blackmore.
     
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    Ricki Lee Jones did a great cover of Steely Dan's 'Showbiz Kids'. 

    And Joe Cocker is the man when it comes to reinterpreting tunes.   Rod Stewart is also great at that. 
     
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    Another good one is ELO's version of Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven", it is almost as if Chuck Berry wrote this song for ELO, it is perfect for their style of rock/classical hybrid prog rock music.
     
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    Here are a few more. Not widely known, but you should give a listen to:

    Faster Pussycat - You're so Vain - Carly Simon
    Hanoi Rocks - Up Around the Bend - CCR
    Great White - Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Ian Hunter
    Motley Crue - Smokin' In The Boys Room - Brownsville Station
    Beatles - Mr. Postman - Supremes (I think)
     
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    Here are a few more. Not widely known, but you should give a listen to: Faster Pussycat - You're so Vain - Carly Simon Hanoi Rocks - Up Around the Bend - CCR Great White - Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Ian Hunter Motley Crue - Smokin' In The Boys Room - Brownsville Station Beatles - Mr. Postman - Supremes (I think)
    Posted by jesseyeric


    Mr Postman was actually done by The Marvelettes, and was the first Motown hit to reach #1 on the Billboard Top 100. Even more interesting was the backing band, which included a guy named Marvin Gaye on drums...
     
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    In Response to Re: What is the best Rock remake of all time? : Mr Postman was actually done by The Marvelettes, and was the first Motown hit to reach #1 on the Billboard Top 100. Even more interesting was the backing band, which included a guy named Marvin Gaye on drums...
    Posted by softwareDevMusician


    Thanks SDM - I always mess that one up.
     
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    Here's a dozen (omitting Dylan and Beatles tunes, 'cause it ain't fair):

    "Signs" - Tesla (Five-Man Electrical Band)
    "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" - Rage Against The Machine (Bruce Springsteen)
    "Lake Of Fire" - Nirvana (Meat Puppets)
    "Superstition" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (Stevie Wonder)
    "Stop Your Sobbing" - The Pretenders (The Kinks)
    "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?" - Van Halen (The Kinks)
    "Hurt" - Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails)
    "Baker Street" - Foo Fighters (Gerry Rafferty - seriously, find this...so good.)
    "Waiting For The Man" - David Bowie (Velvet Underground)
    "Reign In Blood" - Tori Amos (Slayer - frighteningly awesome)
    "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" - Led Zeppelin (Joan Baez)
    "I Fought The Law" - The Clash (Bobby Fuller)

     
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    Oh, I almost forgot:

    David Lee Roth - "Tobacco Road", off the "Eat 'Em And Smile" LP with Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan.  I don't know who did the original, but this version is pretty sweet...

    And Sonic Youth's version of "Superstar" (The Carpenters) is positively sublime.
     
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    Here's a dozen (omitting Dylan and Beatles tunes, 'cause it ain't fair): "Signs" - Tesla (Five-Man Electrical Band) "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" - Rage Against The Machine (Bruce Springsteen) "Lake Of Fire" - Nirvana (Meat Puppets) "Superstition" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (Stevie Wonder) "Stop Your Sobbing" - The Pretenders (The Kinks) "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?" - Van Halen (The Kinks) "Hurt" - Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails) "Baker Street" - Foo Fighters (Gerry Rafferty - seriously, find this...so good.) "Waiting For The Man" - David Bowie (Velvet Underground) "Reign In Blood" - Tori Amos (Slayer - frighteningly awesome) "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" - Led Zeppelin (Joan Baez) "I Fought The Law" - The Clash (Bobby Fuller)
    Posted by Mattyhorn


    How could I possibly forget Tesla, The Clash and Bowie?

    Cannot say that I was too thrilled with Cash's version of Hurt.

    Speaking of NIN, I prefer their version of Dead Souls over Joy Division's.
     
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    In Response to Re: What is the best Rock remake of all time? : Forgot about Respect being an Otis Redding song. Good one.
    Posted by jaytf25

    I didn't know Aretha's version was a remake either.  Thanks!
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    A not-so-rock remake I love is Eva Cassidy's "Fields of Gold"  / Sting - absolutely gorgeous.   Better than the original, really. 

    Jeff Buckley's release of  "Hallelujah"  - this one has become a classic, in comparison with so many versions that have been done over time. 



     
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    In Response to Re: What is the best Rock remake of all time? : I didn't know Aretha's version was a remake either.  Thanks! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- A not-so-rock remake I love is Eva Cassidy's "Fields of Gold"  / Sting - absolutely gorgeous.   Better than the original, really.  Jeff Buckley's release of  " Hallelujah"  - this one has become a classic, in comparison with so many versions that have been done over time. 
    Posted by yogafriend


    I love that version, it's the only one I listen too. Jeff Buckley was another underrated artist who left us too soon.
     
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    Ricki Lee Jones did a great cover of Steely Dan's 'Showbiz Kids'.  And Joe Cocker is the man when it comes to reinterpreting tunes.   Rod Stewart is also great at that. 
    Posted by SlimPickensII


    That cover is from an album made up of all cover songs called It's Like This, and includes Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, and the Beatles For No One, among others. One of her best, imo. She is kind of polarizing in her style/approach...seems like people either love her or hate her.
     
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    I wouldn't want to let this thread get away without mentioning Johnny Cash's rendition of Depeche Modes' Your Own Personal Jesus. It's not ground-breaking or anything, but it was an interesting departure for Johnny (may he rest in peace).
     
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    I wouldn't want to let this thread get away without mentioning Johnny Cash's rendition of Depeche Modes'  Your Own Personal Jesus . It's not ground-breaking or anything, but it was an interesting departure for Johnny (may he rest in peace).
    Posted by p-mike


    Speaking of Johnny Cash, he blew me away with "Hurt." I never heard the Nine-Inch Nails version, but Cash's version was fantastic.
     
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