Has an artist ever said that a cover of their song is better than their own?

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#1
I'm sure they have, but I can't remember who it was.. also, does anyone prefer a particular cover to the original?
#3
Yup, Trent Reznor sid it. Also Bob Dylan after listening to Hendrix version of All Along The Watchtower.
#4
I think Bob Dylan said that about 'All Along the Watchtower' When Hendrix covered it.

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i like the RATM cover album more then most of their respective songs
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bob dylan did. he said hendrix' cover of "all along the watchtower" was much better than the original.
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Yup, Trent Reznor sid it. Also Bob Dylan after listening to Hendrix version of All Along The Watchtower.


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#9
Alberto Ginastera really liked ELP's version of his piece "Toccata". Bob Dylan also liked Hendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower" and even started playing it more like Hendrix did.
#10
I read somewhere (I think it was wikipedia) that Depeche Mode prefered Failure's cover of "Enjoy the Silence" than their own (and original) version.

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#11
Black Sabbath said The Dickies cover of paranoid was much better...i might have taken that out of context though...
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#14
Well, Bob Dylan once said that Hendrix's version of All Along The Watchtower was better than his own.
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Black Sabbath said The Dickies cover of paranoid was much better...i might have taken that out of context though...
you decide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKvrK5Msqto

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That's such a poopie cover. Who in Black Sabbath said it was better? His voice is so annoying.
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#17
Bob Dylan once said Hendrix's version of All Along The Watchtower was better than his.
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#19
i heard somewhere that dylan liked hendrix's cover of all along the watchtower better than his own version
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i heard somewhere that dylan liked hendrix's cover of all along the watchtower better than his own version

i heard somewhere that dylan liked hendrix's cover of all along the watchtower better than his own version

i heard somewhere that dylan liked hendrix's cover of all along the watchtower better than his own version

i heard somewhere that dylan liked hendrix's cover of all along the watchtower better than his own version

i heard somewhere that dylan liked hendrix's cover of all along the watchtower better than his own version
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I herd Herndix se sumt1ng bout this guy called Dillian, how he was a bet0r w4tchtower guardsman.
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Not necessarily better, but Paul loved Hendrix's cover of Sgt. Pepper
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Alot of people say Hendrix's cover of All Along The Watchtower was better than the original, even Bob Dylan said that I think
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eventually I'm gonna cover a Jonas Brothers song, if they don't admit that the one I did is better than they are just a couple of insufferable pricks.
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Bob Marley didn't necessarily say it was better but he really liked Clapton's cover of I Shot the Sheriff.
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I herd Herndix se sumt1ng bout this guy called Dillian, how he was a bet0r w4tchtower guardsman.


No, it was Bob Dylan who thought that Jimi Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower was superior to the original.
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im not quite sure, but i think somewhere i heard that Bob Dylan said that Jimi Hendrix's version of All Along the Watchtower was better than his own

i dont know where though....
#29
Slaughterlord said the cover of "Legion" that At The Gates did was better than their own version, if I remember correctly.
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The Kinks said that they liked the Van Halen version of You Really Got Me better than theirs.
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#31
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere on the internet or a book that singer/songwriter Bob Dylan actually preferred Jimi Hendrix's version of his song, "All Along the Watchtower." This lead to Bob Dylan actually performing it the way that Jimi Hendrix played it.
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#32
i heard somewhere that bob dylan said that jimi hendrix's cover of "all along the watchtower" was better than his own. but i could be mistaken
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Slaughterlord said the cover of "Legion" that At The Gates did was better than their own version, if I remember correctly.


No, you're thinking of Bob Dylan. He believed that Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower was better than his.
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#34
Maybe you guys haven't heard this yet, but i heard somewhere that dylan liked hendrix's cover of all along the watchtower better than his own version
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Maybe you guys haven't heard this yet, but i heard somewhere that dylan liked hendrix's cover of all along the watchtower better than his own version


Yeah I think that's true. Dylan thought that Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower was better than his.
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#36
smokey robinson thought that the jackson 5's verison of "whose loving you" was better than his.


also I heard that Bob dylan thought jimi hendrix's verison of "all along the watchtower" was better than his.

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#37
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Yeah I think that's true. Dylan thought that Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower was better than his.

I just can't figure out where I heard it from....
#38
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No, you're thinking of Bob Dylan. He believed that Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower was better than his.

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No, it was Bob Dylan who thought that Jimi Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower was superior to the original.


Really, I believe i may have been misinformed.

so let me get this straight.

Bob Dylan Believed Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower was better than his own version and had said that originally this is what he wanted it to sound like.

k i think i got it.
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I think Bob Dylan said that about 'All Along the Watchtower' When Hendrix covered it.

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Yeah he gave the song to jimi after hearing the cover i believe
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