Cover vs. Original

C'Mon everybody


This song has been covered so many times, and although the original is great, the cover by the one and only Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols has a real powerful sound, that Cochran couldn't give it.

As an early rock pioner and THE punk icon, both character played important parts in their fields. Both tragically killed at just 21, this song, either the mellow but jazzy eddie version or the punk rock version by Sid, this song is a gem, enjoy.

p.s. rest in peace Sid and Eddie

- Rich Ingram, Birmingham, England, 12.12.2007


Sex Pistols
1978

vs.

Eddie Cochran
1959

CD-Cover: Sex Pistols - Too Fast to Live 45.7 % 54.3 % CD-Cover: Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran Greatest Hits
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Sex Pistols 992 Votes Eddie Cochran

Comments about C'Mon everybody:

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Eddie had so much to give to the music world. Its a true shame he died so young. He was so great than what he did made him a legend already. Eddie forever!
- Annie, Montevideo, Other - South America, 26.02.2011
It was the manager of the sex pistols, that was the Eddie Cochran fan. Had it not been for Malcolm Maclaren then the Pistols would never have recorded any 50's material. You only have to look a tee shirt, designed by Malcolm to see that listed under loves, is the name Eddie Cochran. As it happens I think Eddie Cochran's original is a cracker. And it is worth noting that this song original title was "lets get together" this first take is not as good though.
- P.Holmes, Newhaven, England, 17.10.2010
Eddie Cochran was a brilliant guitarist,a fantastic singer and also at such as young age was a music producer.
- Sonya Wester, Milton, Australia, 13.10.2010
>>Whats Eddie cochran got to his name...

What's Eddie Cochran got to his name?!! The man's a legend. Silly f'in' comment.

- Dave from NYC, NYC, United States, 21.11.2009
The Sex Pistols? Rebels with a cause, making a buck, just like Eddie Cochran. But hey, at least Eddie wrote the song, he forged it first. And it is by far the superior version. No contest.
- Chris, Minnesota, United States, 15.07.2008
Oh come on now...

still accusing Sid and the pistols of being nazis? This isn't 1976!

Anyone with the slightest bit of knowledge bout the Pistols and early (in my eyes only) punk movement would realise the whole flirtation with nazi symbology was to shock. it was an easy way of offending the older generations the punks so resented, none were actually nazis!

For god's sake most of them were huge fans of reggae, John and Sid included. Also do i need to point out that Nancy (however much of a bitch i think she was) was jewish? The love of Sid's life WAS JEWISH!

There were nazi punks and skins, but these were disconnected to the swastika useage by the early groups. Most punk politics called for liberalism, personal freedom, a distrust of authority and institutions, and defiant individualism; a far cry from the politics of the third reich.

Also with Belsen, the song is not anti-semetic, its a shocking display of sardonic black humour and irony. It's not meant as any serious support of the holocaust. duh. The final lines of the song are most telling. "be a man, join our army, be a man, kill someone", if that isnt a sardonic mocking of nazi, and millitary mentality, i don't know what is. The song then twists this into "kill yourself" as a last line, aimed at followers of such mentality.

Ok, having said all that, I still can't decide which version of this song is better, but seeing as Eddie wrote it, Eddie gets my vote.

But honestly all you people who look at something's surface, without questioning or investgating it before passing judgement i feel, and this is the most ironic thing, probaly have the mentality that best suited Nazi party Recruitment. You'd fall right into line.
- Thomas, Whiteside, Australia, 27.06.2008
I think people are forgettin the point here. Your not voting for singer, your voting for song. Now this is a song about rebellion, and I'm sorry, but in terms of rebellion, Sid Vicious is in a league of his own. Eddie was a rebel for his time, but Sid is the rock n roll rebel of all time, sex, drug, rock n roll, with a bit of murder, assult and GTA thrown in. Whats Eddie cochran got to his name, a speeding ticket? But both R.I.P
- Dave, Ohio, United States, 12.06.2008
I think people are forgettin the point here. Your not voting for singer, your voting for song. Now this is a song about rebellion, and I'm sorry, but in terms of rebellion, Sid Vicious is in a league of his own. Eddie was a rebel for his time, but Sid is the rock n roll rebel of all time, sex, drug, rock n roll, with a bit of murder, assult and GTA thrown in. Whats Eddie cochran got to his name, a speeding ticket? But both R.I.P
- Dave, Ohio, United States, 12.06.2008
OK, listen... I love the Sex Pistols and I saw Sid play with them in the band's last show ever, Winterland 1978. And I was waaaay to young to see Eddie Cochran play. But c'mon, this one is a joke.

Eddie Cochran lived this song, Eddie Cochran wrote this song, Eddie Cochran delivered this song unto the world, and Eddie Cochran beats Sid over the head with this song. Sid did a somewhat funny version that's worth a listen or two, but head to head against The Original...fuggedaboutit.
- Mucho Moss, Sacramento, United States, 14.05.2008
I will not give my vote to a racist, thank you very much.
- Bella Sophia, Toledo, United States, 06.03.2008
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