Round 1: "Higher Ground" vs "Whole Wide World" *CLOSED*

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Round 1: Best Covered Song?

Poll ended at February 11 18, 7:54 am

Higher Ground
10
59%
Whole Wide World
7
41%
 
Total votes: 17

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Round 1: "Higher Ground" vs "Whole Wide World" *CLOSED*

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http://challonge.com/GRB_cover_tourney_20 has all the tourney info.

Round 1: Round of 32!

#1: gashouse's "Higher Ground" by Red Hot Chili Peppers


Originally performed by Stevie Wonder:


#32: cardsfansince82's "Whole Wide World" by Cage the Elephant


Originally performed by Wreckless Eric:
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Re: Round 1: "Higher Ground" vs "Whole Wide World"

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Tough call. For me the strings don't quite feel right on Whole Wide World. Also, why doesn't that singer let his band dance, too? But it's a great song and a good cover. The cut on ghostrunner's Spotify list is a bit different, might want to have a look at that, 82/voters.

Ultimately I couldn't deny Flea's bass.

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I was unaware of the Whole Wide World song. Like it a lot.

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stlouie_lipp wrote:I was unaware of the Whole Wide World song. Like it a lot.
I knew it was something less credible than digging through vinyl in apple crates (but that is what I'll tell everyone here in Portland I did), so google helped me remember where I found it:



I was also interested in that one guy's guitar. I hadn't seen anything like it, and was hoping it was a Frankenstein situation with the pickup and the Bigsby whammy on an acoustic. Still cool, but it's a Gretsch model.

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Re: Round 1: "Higher Ground" vs "Whole Wide World"

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Higher ground intro reminds me of the Seinfeld intro.

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