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Stephen
05-27-2012, 05:09 PM
I can't decided which version is better. Help me out.

1968 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGS-AVELL2Y)
1970 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLCacbZxuc4)

And yeah, I know it's a Bo Diddley song that's also been covered by Eric Clapton and a bunch of other people, but c'mon.

Healy
05-28-2012, 06:39 PM
The 1968 version is much more of a rocker, so that's what I voted for.

Matchstick
05-28-2012, 07:08 PM
The 1968 version is much more of a rocker, so that's what I voted for.

Yep.

Balrog
05-28-2012, 07:22 PM
I prefer the more bluesy 1970s version.

MCBanjoMike
05-29-2012, 09:31 AM
Neither one of them really does it for me, but '68 is way more CCR, so that's what I'd go for. We have enough recordings of white dudes playing straight blues covers, thanks.

Olli T
05-29-2012, 11:09 AM
I like the '70 one, since it sounds more like the original. I know this is not always the point of a cover, but I don't care!

Sir Sly Ry
05-30-2012, 07:18 PM
I can't vote yet. It's cool that the 1968 version is more rockin'. I don't know though, the 1970 take just sounds better. Gun to my head, I'd probably say 1970.

Healy
05-30-2012, 08:25 PM
I like the '70 one, since it sounds more like the original. I know this is not always the point of a cover, but I don't care!

You are crazy, mister. The '70 version is all kinds of boring.

Stephen
05-30-2012, 10:39 PM
I'm in favor of heaping praise on the '68 version, but the '70 one is far from boring. I love the little piano part that leaks into the background of the Cosmo's Factory version. It sounds like it's coming from another room, as if there was a dude in the basement that heard CCR jamming and he was spiritually compelled to play along. It's also perfect for where it falls in the context of the album. There needs to be a breather after "Ramble Tamble" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRU8fEsq6nk), (which, for the record, is CCR's best song), and it's a perfect song to sandwich between two rockers.

We have enough recordings of white dudes playing straight blues covers, thanks.

In general this might be true, though my counter argument is that these aren't just some white dudes. These are the white dudes.

Sir Sly Ry
05-30-2012, 11:57 PM
"Ramble Tamble" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRU8fEsq6nk), (which, for the record, is CCR's best song)
I could see that.
In general this might be true, though my counter argument is that these aren't just some white dudes. These are the white dudes.
I could see that too.

Olli T
05-31-2012, 12:56 AM
You are crazy, mister. The '70 version is all kinds of boring.

Crazy... like a fox!