Excellent Cover Song #10- "You're So Vain" - Faster Pussycat

Girard, Ohio
March 21, 2016 4:25pm CST
I figured I would start my list of excellent cover songs with this track. This song was originally written and performed by Carly Simon in 1972 and is a timeless classic song. Faster Pussycat, a glam metal band that became famous for the tracks "Bathroom Wall" and "House of Pain", did this cover in 1990. I really like the upbeat version of this song and the attitude shift. Whereas Carly Simon's comes across as bitter and catty to me, this song displays more anger than bitterness when performed by Faster Pussycat.
Awesome cover of the great Carly Simon song by Faster Pussycat - I don't own the song or the picture.
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@teamfreak16 (39983)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Mar 16
I had no idea they'd done this. Sounds like they had fun recording it.
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• Girard, Ohio
21 Mar 16
Sounds fun and I love the attitude behind it! There are a few cover songs I like better than the originals (major sin in some peoples' eyes). This is not one of them, but I still enjoy it.
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@teamfreak16 (39983)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Mar 16
@dbeck975 - Check out, if you haven't done so, U2's "New Year's Day" by Frontline Assembly with Tiffany (yes, THAT Tiffany.) It's really good.
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• Girard, Ohio
21 Mar 16
@teamfreak16 Wow! I love the modernization. I am not a big fan of u2, but this cover is good. Tiffany singing this kind of sounds like Madonna.
@amadeo (58824)
• United States
21 Mar 16
Sorry,I do not care for this.Carly Simon is the original and her son.The pussycat.
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• Girard, Ohio
21 Mar 16
Understandable and I appreciate your opinion on this. I knew when posting this discussion, a lot of differing opinions would emerge. I still enjoy the Carly Simon version of this song; however, I also like the different tone of the cover by Faster Pussycat. It's difficult to cover a legendary songwriter like Carly Simon. Those are big shoes to fill; I think Faster Pussycat did an honorable job of covering the song.
@amadeo (58824)
• United States
21 Mar 16
@dbeck975 but it still cannot replace Carly.This is her song.
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• Girard, Ohio
21 Mar 16
@amadeo Honestly, with cover versions of songs, the idea is not to replace the original. Most bands perform cover songs to pay tribute to their influences.
• Preston, England
23 Mar 16
neat cover version - Marilyn Manson had a fair stab at it too
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• Girard, Ohio
23 Mar 16
I checked it out and while I appreciate Marilyn Manson generally and his ability to produce wonderful covers of songs, I didn't particularly like this cover. His covers of "Sweet Dreams" and "Tainted Love" are great though.
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@CRK109 (14212)
• United States
21 Mar 16
I do like this one, as well. I grew up with Carly Simon's music and she wrote the song from personal experience. Hence, it really is a little bitter and catty. We women get that way sometimes when a guy pisses us off. lol For another band to cover the song when it's not personal to them, it gives way to freedom of expression and I think Faster Pussycat definitely has that down. Thanks for letting me experience another version of a great song!
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• Girard, Ohio
21 Mar 16
I am a cover song junkie! There are some covers that are so bad, I actually enjoy them. There are even a few that I feel are head and shoulders above the original song. The Faster Pussycat version is light and fun, with a little bit of the glam attitude. I still love Carly Simon's version, but sometimes it's nice to hear a different take.
@JohnRoberts (49344)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Mar 16
I wonder is Faster Pussycat took their name from Russ Myer's cult movie.
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• Girard, Ohio
21 Mar 16
Yes, I just looked it up and that is where the got their name. From the movie "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"
@FourWalls (12502)
• United States
21 Mar 16
I'm not into hair bands or metal,, but this doesn't try to copy the original, and I'll give them props for that.
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