Bowie vs Billy

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Bowie vs Billy

Across the Universe - David Bowie
4
31%
Get Back - Billy Preston
9
69%
 
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Bowie vs Billy

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Because we can't get enough.

Oh, vote for the better one.
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Billy Preston's "Get Back" smokes.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 2:04pm
Billy Preston's "Get Back" smokes.
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I’m one of the more vocal Bowie fans on here, but I don’t really care for either his or the Beatles version of ATU.
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Best Bowie cover?

I reckon Where Have All the Good Times Gone. It even trumps the Kinks version.
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Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:14pm
Best Bowie cover?

I reckon Where Have All the Good Times Gone. It even trumps the Kinks version.
I'd say "Hard to Be a Saint..." to annoy you-know-who, but my real answer is "I Can't Explain"
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tepista wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:44pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:14pm
Best Bowie cover?

I reckon Where Have All the Good Times Gone. It even trumps the Kinks version.
I'd say "Hard to Be a Saint..." to annoy you-know-who, but my real answer is "I Can't Explain"
I’d say “Hard To Be a Saint...” completely sincerely. It’s fucking great.

I quite like his version of Friday On My Mind as well.
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White Light, White Heat 😎

... tied with Can't Explain 😎😎

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Surely no one is going to suggest Bowie's I Can't Explain or Friday On My Mind are better than the originals?
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Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 6:15pm
Surely no one is going to suggest Bowie's I Can't Explain or Friday On My Mind are better than the originals?
I don’t think his Can’t Explain is even close to the original. I prefer his Friday, but that’s a personal preference. I wouldn’t argue it with anyone because I think it’s 100% subjective to me.
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1 vote for Billy Preston's version of "Get Back".
I much prefer Bowie's version of "It's Hard To A Saint In The City" over Springsteen's. Same goes for "Friday On My Mind', Bowie over Easybeats"

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Wolter wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 6:54pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 6:15pm
Surely no one is going to suggest Bowie's I Can't Explain or Friday On My Mind are better than the originals?
I don’t think his Can’t Explain is even close to the original. I prefer his Friday, but that’s a personal preference. I wouldn’t argue it with anyone because I think it’s 100% subjective to me.
OK, I'll let you off this time.

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Here Comes the Night is baddass too!
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tepista wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:08pm
Here Comes the Night is baddass too!
As is Waterloo Sunset.

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Amongst all this, let's not forget how great this was. Shame about Clapton being there but this is brilliant.

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