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    Whats your favorite cover of a Beatles song? Mine is Joe Cocker's With a Little help from my friends.

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    Nothing will ever be as amusing as Ray Charles slaughtering Eleanor Rigby. You have to hear it to believe it.
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    Ask and you shall receive

    Ray Charles - Eleanor Rigby
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    A Beatles song should never be covered.
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    I dont know. You wont find a bigger Beatle fan than me but this is pretty damn good

    aerosmith come together must see rare

    And in some ways I prefer the Cocker version f With a little help from my friends.

    Watch the second song in this set

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    The Joe Cocker one... because it sounds nothing like the Beatles song.

    Seriously, though, it's a good song. Frankly, though, the Beatles are overrated. I mean, grated, Magical Mystery Tour wasn't bad, but then they were taking bucketloads of psychedelic drugs, whereas Syd was able to surpass them with a few hits of acid (trust me, his acid escapades were overrated) and a bunch of marijuana; not to mention Jefferson Airplane, Creedence, Hendrix, the Band, the Doors, every blue singer ever (okay, that last one isn't really fair), Jerry Lee Lewis, Janis Joplin and Big Brother, the Moody Blues... you get the point.

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    Which ever one is least played on the radio
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    Well the only song I know that actually surpassed the beatles' version is with a little help from my freinds. I mean that emotion the guy puts in the song.
    I get the goose pimples everythime I hear that song.

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    does Paul Mccartneys modern version of Helter Skelter count?

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    Hendrix's version of Day Tripper is awesome.
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    I always liked this one

    Cyndi Lauper - Working Class Hero

    Maybe better than the original. Not a bad band she has behind here there.
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    Have you heard Greenday's? I didn't know it was a Beatles song but I think it's good nonetheless, but that's just coming from a Greenday fan
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    Working class hero isn't a beatles song.

    The soundtrack of the movie I am Sam consists of nothing but beatles covers, some of them were pretty good IIRC, but I don't have the album so i can't check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decker
    Have you heard Greenday's? I didn't know it was a Beatles song but I think it's good nonetheless, but that's just coming from a Greenday fan
    If this wasn't the Frontroom I'd go on a rant about how Greenday have no talent.
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    Working class hero isn't a beatles song.
    Its a Lennon song. Same difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rythmic
    If this wasn't the Frontroom I'd go on a rant about how Greenday have no talent.
    "No one said it was gonna be easy! If it was, everyone would do it..that's who you know who really wants it."

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    The Beatles songs Hendrix covered were great. He added a certain element of rock that, for a rock fan like myself, most of the Beatles songs were lacking - being more pop-ish.

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    most of the Beatles songs were lacking - being more pop-ish.
    Another babe lost in the woods. Im sick of all you people who dont give the Beatles their do. Sure they did a lot of pop. What do you want in 1963? Is Helter Skelter pop? Any of those songs I posted in the pyschodelic thread pop songs? How much pop did they produce after Revolver? The Beatles made music what it is today. All the groups of the 60s bowed down to them then. They are the most important , influential and innovative group of all time. Get your heads screwed on straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny
    Whats your favorite cover of a Beatles song?
    None... the Beatles suck and none of their music is worthy of a cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastatin Dave
    None... the Beatles suck and none of their music is worthy of a cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastatin Dave
    None... the Beatles suck and none of their music is worthy of a cover.
    Hrmmmm, how so?
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    I once saw a cover made by Michael Jackson of 'Come together'. Believe it or not, it was great!! Doesn't that say all about the quality of that song?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decker
    Hrmmmm, how so?
    Yes "I wanna hold your hand" is musical genius. Thanks God they provided us with that world changing lyrical masterpiece. Oh and "We all live on a yellow submarine" makes me want to go back in time and slap Bach around for not thinking of it first. The best thing the Beatles ever did was let John hook up with Yoko, nuff said!!!
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    LONG LIVE ELVIS!!!! Preferably the fat one with rhinestones, now thats a guy I can relate too!!!
    Yeah he choked on his own puke

    Yes "I wanna hold your hand" is musical genius. Thanks God they provided us with that world changing lyrical masterpiece. Oh and "We all live on a yellow submarine" makes me want to go back in time and slap Bach around for not thinking of it first
    Well you certainly picked their two top artistic efforts there didnt you son?

    he best thing the Beatles ever did was let John hook up with Yoko, nuff said!!!
    LONG LIVE ELVIS!!!! Preferably the fat one with rhinestones, now thats a guy I can relate too!!!
    Never could see what any body saw in the man. I mean I see he was talented but not my cup of tea. My mom loved him. Always bought me his records. I never played them. He was so old fashioned. this was like 1962 or 3 and later. I liked hound dog as a little kid. The I grew out of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastatin Dave
    Yes "I wanna hold your hand" is musical genius. Thanks God they provided us with that world changing lyrical masterpiece. Oh and "We all live on a yellow submarine" makes me want to go back in time and slap Bach around for not thinking of it first. The best thing the Beatles ever did was let John hook up with Yoko, nuff said!!!
    LONG LIVE ELVIS!!!! Preferably the fat one with rhinestones, now thats a guy I can relate too!!!
    Serious?? Those two songs are not their best and ya bash them for those 2? Common that wasn't even a poke. Hey Jude now that is a good Beatles song. Need I say more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decker
    Serious?? Those two songs are not their best and ya bash them for those 2? Common that wasn't even a poke. Hey Jude now that is a good Beatles song. Need I say more?
    Hey Jude? LOL. My son came in singing a song that went like this..
    Peanut butter jelly, yeah!!!
    Peanut butter jelly, yeah!!!
    Peanut butter jelly, yeah!!!
    Peanut...... Butter...... Jelly........ Yeah!!!!
    You don't see me going around saying he's the next Dylan. The Beatles are overated plain and simple much like thier music. I'll leave the thread since I'm not contributing to the topic but I still think that the "Beatles revolutionized music" group think is simple conformity of the masses.

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    Peanut butter jelly, yeah!!!
    Peanut butter jelly, yeah!!!
    Peanut butter jelly, yeah!!!
    Peanut...... Butter...... Jelly........ Yeah!!!!
    You don't see me going around saying he's the next Dylan.
    Sounds more like the next Barney

    but I still think that the "Beatles revolutionized music" group think is simple conformity of the masses
    Dont let the facts get in your way.

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    'Across the Universe' on Young Americans, by Bowie, is pretty good. It even has Lennon on backing vocals. (As does Fame btw)



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