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S2000magician
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I just stumbled across a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Up Around The Bend" by Elton John.

I really, really like Elton John, but he should have left that song alone.

Some songs - including most by CCR - are best left to the original artist.

What a disappointment!
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He also covered their "Travelin' Band".

Wow!

What I didn't know!

Another disappointment.
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Perhaps it was revenge against this:


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Elton John is such an amazing and creative artist. But yes there are some examples of songs that would have benefited from his not interpreting them.
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Definitely extremely talented. Never been a big fan though.
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I haven't listened to the CCR covers but I assume they're missing the Authentic-Grit.
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Thanks for warning me. I definitely won’t be looking for those cover versions!

CCR songs should be left alone.

Can’t imagine Elton doing this justice:


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Reminds me of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” as covered by Black Sabbath.
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Agreed, Mr. Salk. The Elton John version sounds like any grit was harmonized out.
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Always liked Seger’s cover of Fortunate Son.
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Always liked Seger’s cover of Fortunate Son.

The third verse always bothered me; it should have been "general's son", not "military son". It breaks the established pattern (being the son of a specific individual (senator, millionaire)), and it has the wrong number of syllables.

I'll have to listen to Seger's cover; I can imagine that it would be creditable.
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It is great. I have always enjoyed the Silver Bullet Band. "Like a Rock" was the album I believe it was on is good work.

It is not going to fix your issues with military instead of general's son though. He sings military.

Which didn't bother me until now. So thanks for that.
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Which didn't bother me until now. So thanks for that.

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It is great. I have always enjoyed the Silver Bullet Band. "Like a Rock" was the album I believe it was on is good work.

It is not going to fix your issues with military instead of general's son though. He sings military.

Which didn't bother me until now. So thanks for that.
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I've been listening to "Coffee House Covers" station on Pandora radio. I have come to believe that any song can be improved with an acoustic guitar, slower tempo, and gravelly voice.
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I've been listening to "Coffee House Covers" station on Pandora radio. I have come to believe that any song can be improved with an acoustic guitar, slower tempo, and gravelly voice.


Exceptof course for "Won't Get Fooled Again".
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Or "Smoke On The Water", "Gimme Some Lovin'" and many others ...
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Shatner puffing on that coffin nail doing that recitation of Rocket Man was the stupidest thing I have ever saw.
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On Sep 4, 2019, imgic wrote:
I've been listening to "Coffee House Covers" station on Pandora radio. I have come to believe that any song can be improved with an acoustic guitar, slower tempo, and gravelly voice.

Do you mean like this:



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