Cover vs. Original

The Crusher


In memory of Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski, who gave it his all, right to the end in October of 2005. You will always be the best there ever was.

- Bobby Nolan, The Colorado Hills, United States, 17.11.2005


The Cramps
1980

vs.

The Novas
1964

CD-Cover: The Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle/Gravest Hits 26.3 % 73.7 % CD-Cover: The Novas - Rockabilly Psychosis and the Garage Disease
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
The Cramps 391 Votes The Novas

Comments about The Crusher:

@ LJR - I think Lux's growl is better! the Novas sound like a choking bear, no offense. The crusher is a great song, but it sounds like it was written for the sinister style of the Cramps. Maybe it's just me, but the Novas sound seriously lame next to the Cramps
- Im, Sydney, Australia, 27.10.2010
Don't get me wrong, I think both versions are great - but I'm siding with Lux (RIP) and The Cramps. While the original is great fun, it sounds a little too much like a 'novelty' record for my taste. The Cramps version maintains a sense of humour while adding a dose of sinister into the mix.
- John, Glasgow, Scotland, 28.06.2010
I actually own the Cramps 12" single of the song "the crusher" The grooves are really widely spaced and you can play it at 45 rpm. Although I have heard both versios I like the humour in Lux's voice and so vote for the Cramps version. Although I'm sure if Lux were alive he'd vote for the Novas. Say hi to Elvis for me big guy.
- Robert, Edinburgh, Scotland, 05.05.2010
There's a certain intensity in the cover, but Lux just doesn't get that growl right. My vote's with the original.
- LJR, Edinburgh, Scotland, 01.05.2010
The Cramps cover is great, but the original is one of a kind! Gotta go with the original.
- mk, Burke, United States, 21.05.2007
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