Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

A journey beyond mainstream to rebel music

Whose anarchy is anarchier?

The Sex Pistols
18
78%
Megadeth
0
No votes
Motley Crue
0
No votes
BOOWY
0
No votes
Public Image LTD
0
No votes
Adrian Edmondson & Jools Holland
3
13%
Rainieros
2
9%
Red Hot Chili Peppers
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 23

Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (sowhat) » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:50 pm

What ho or whatever.
Today's subject — Anarchy in the UK, originally by the Sex Pistols. You may vote for up to two versions which you consider to be the best ones (or simply like the most).
The Sex Pistols

Megadeth

Motley Crue

BOOWY

Public Image LTD (yep, i know it's the same old Johnny)

Adrian Edmondson & Jools Holland

Rainieros

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Toodle pip.
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (scotty) » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:07 pm

Has to be the pistols for me.A moment in time that cut through all, like a straight razor through flesh this was the definitive moment for UK punk.However many would also say that it was not. :wink:I always do find it strange that when an act reaches critical acclaim that people dont think they are quite as cool as they were before success.
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (tmossman) » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:19 pm

Pistols.
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (paologregorio) » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:29 pm

Ditto; Pistols. I don't know that anyone else ought to ever even attempt that song. The combination of buzz saw voice and buzz saw guitar are perfect.
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (kiramdear) » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:06 pm

No one can outdo the original in this case, including Johnny himself. But I was ROFL for Jools & Adrian. Ranieros a close second for second. :lol:
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (antipodean) » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:35 am

Pistols.

No-one comes close....
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (captsandwich) » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:35 am

Nothing comes close to the original. Even though the video is lip-synched, it is livelier than all the rest. I love the single version of this song. Glenn's bass playing is outstanding. The first time I heard it (being accustomed to the album version) was a revelation. It kills me how fresh this song sounds 30 years later.
The Megadeth version is dull.
The Motley Crue version is so contrived as to be laughable.
The BOOWY version is just another ****** bar band, and the phonetic pronunciation leaves me cold.
The PiL version is good, but Johnny appears to be doing it for maximum irony, like a joke that only he gets.
The Jools version is funny for the first verse (and you have to admire that orchestra).
The Rainieros is the best of the covers.
The RHCP is unavailable.
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (expomick) » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:29 pm

What he said!
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (whojamfan) » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:07 am

There is only 1 version, all that other stuff is just so missing the point. John Lydon(Rotten) had such a unique snarl and voice, you just can't do it any other way. You can nail the music(which baffles me why none of these bands has)but you can't sing the songs without sounding like a poor imitation, or completely changing the vibe of it. Just one mans highly subjective opinion.
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (mikko) » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:06 am

Don't forget this one ;>

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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (sowhat) » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:10 pm

mikko wrote:Don't forget this one ;>

Oh my God. :shock: :lol:
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (TheyMightBe) » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:18 am

PIstols, hands down! But that Adrian Edmondson is fantastic.
I saw that PiL is coming to my town later this month. Does anybody know if they still put on a good show?
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (jps) » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:30 am

sowhat wrote:
mikko wrote:Don't forget this one ;>

Oh my God. :shock: :lol:

Oy!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (Danotron) » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:10 pm

I'm with most everyone else here. Has to be the Pistols.
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Re: Battle of versions — Anarchy in the UK

Postby (godber) » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:57 pm

I guess it has to be the Pistols in their 15 minutes of credibility (like they caaaarrrer maaan).

I've got a soft spot for Ade Edmondson after seeing him live with the Bad Shepherds when they did strange things to some of my favourite songs! -

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