How do you rate Crystal Bowersox's cover of this song compared to the original?

For What It's Worth - Crystal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBSMHVdhbw0

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For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIoKr9VDg3A

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It's the only cover on Crystal's debut album. She wrote or co-wrote 10 out of the 12 songs on the album. I think it is an excellent debut. Here are a couple of songs from it.

Holy Toledo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4bVjnNUE30

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Hold On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgjZogK044E

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Farmer's Daughter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e05arDQI4E

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Arlene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLBi1mP4ktk

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    Holy crap, Mike, that was excellent! To clarify, I have never in my life watched American Idol, and I thought Crystal Bowersox was just another fake plastic bimbo, and I couldn't've been more wrong if I'd tried!

    Where do I start? She's just fantastic, I am so glad this woman got the recognition she deserves as songwriter and singer...the cover was great, she didn't copy Buffalo Springfield, she honored them with her own version. The lyrics to "Farmers Daughter" are so heartbreaking and her voice brought tears to my eyes. The others are just as good in their own right. I'm going to buy this and I never thought I'd buy ANYTHING associated with American Idol.

    I hope this woman is around, giving us great music, for a long, long time.

    (((Mike))))

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  • 9 years ago

    Good Afternoon Mike.

    The problem with her first two tracks were the "skips" in the uploads, and as for the first it is up against a very, very strong version. Difficult to judge due to technical flaws, but if we give BS 10, then a generous 7. Prefer the Jefferson Airplane version though

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuwLwnUmOfQ

    As for the last three, very decent, and she obviously has talent. Whether I would buy it or not, doubt it, but thanks for posting something new.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    Crystal is the bomb!

    I did watch her on AI and was a fan. I like her cover better than the original of for what its worth. I need her CD. Glad you brought her up

    Here is one of her best performances on AI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Ic90JkAQA

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    She was so emotional

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  • 9 years ago

    hey mike

    hmm. vocally, it's fine. the arrangement, however, is horrible. she'd have been better just singing it straight-up with her guitar.

    the other songs are ok. it's rare that a genuine talent gets through an 'idol' show, so respect for that, but there are still lots of equally accessible artists waiting for their big break.

    nancy elizabeth

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX6YKRsDeqU

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  • 9 years ago

    While I like BuffSpring, I also rooted for Crystal the entire season of Idol, so I'm goin with her version.

    I think without discounting those who came before, inspired, built bridges for the evolutions, I think she paid homage to them.

    Great Q Mike.

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  • 9 years ago

    I'm not to big on her cover of For What It's Worth, I prefer the original. But she does have a good voice and I'm just getting into the other songs you posted of her. Plus she is new to me. Thanks for something new..

    take care

    dave

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  • 9 years ago

    I like her cover but you know in my eyes, Mike...no one beats Stephen Stills ;)

    You and I have discussed Crystal's cd. Very good and how she never won American Idol is beyond me. I know her looks where discussed as to why she didn't. Really? Wtf? A person's voice/talent is what should win. Not looks. She's got a lot of talent (imo).

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  • 9 years ago

    I thought her cover was terrible!

    The other 4 songs didn't appeal to me at all.

    They all sounded the same to me, boring.

    It was interesting to hear it though.

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