Not sure if the cover is ‘better’ but very different and very good!
Cover, perhaps not, best sample? Definitely.
Patti’s Gloria isn’t really a cover though
Judy Garland by a mile. Eva Cassidy is always overrated. I like the fat guy’s version except that he completely mangles the lyrics.
one of the covers that IMPROVES on the original imho
And then they shat the bed by doing another (overproduced and vastly inferior) version on a later album…
It’s My Life
Not sure if folk are following the thread to the letter, … with the Cover, , being better than the original.
This one is true to the essence of it…
Just a Gigolo
Ever heard Cat Power’s version of Satisfaction?
It’s a ripper
I’m a Believer
As much as I like Roger Daltry, the vocals on this version suit the song far better:
This was a solid cover back in the day on