#1
I've been watching a lot of covers on youtube lately and I've realize there are two types of covers..so...


When bands do covers, does it appeal more to you when they...
-Are as close to the real thing as possible.
-Or have a slight twist of their own style but still keep the essence of the song.
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Well, say a Reggae band cover a Metal song, I'd expect them to play their own style.
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#7
depends on the song i think. some songs dont really lend itself to change. for example, id imagine if someone played stairway differently, it wouldnt seem right. but a lot of bob dylan songs are so simple that adding a new twist to them is almost always fine. his songs usually make great rock songs even though they werent intended to be. and sometimes, if you change a song too much, you may end up losing the overall emotion of the song.

so it really depends. but if i had to choose id say i prefer people who change it up a bit and make it their own. if they can pull it off, then it makes it soo much better usually.
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Quote by Antimage27
I've been watching a lot of covers on youtube lately and I've realize there are two types of covers..so...


When bands do covers, does it appeal more to you when they...
-Are as close to the real thing as possible.
-Or have a slight twist of their own style but still keep the essence of the song.

Isn't that what your supposed to do?
#9
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depends on the song i think. some songs dont really lend itself to change. for example, id imagine if someone played stairway differently, it wouldnt seem right.


Case in point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPOIy4Kb9M4&feature=related

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#10
Either,as long as it sounds good.
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#11
a cover with a poll.

to answer your question its better when they put their own twist on it, if they dont you might as well listen to the original.
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depends, if it's a cover band then in most cases it's best if they stick as colse to the original as possible.

If it's an original band they should put their own twist on it, or else it would be pretty pointless (unless they're just playing it to fill out a live set or something)
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Quote by Antimage27
I've been watching a lot of covers on youtube lately and I've realize there are two types of covers..so...


When bands do covers, does it appeal more to you when they...
-Are as close to the real thing as possible.
-Or have a slight twist of their own style but still keep the essence of the song.


It has to be one or the other for me. It has to be either exact, or with a large twist. It can't have just a teeny twist or I can't listen to it.
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There's no point in having it sound just like the original, I mean the original is already a song.
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#21
Children of Bodom mastered the cover....


made a full length CD of them

i love how they put their spin on it too...
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