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Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: DoughboyUK ()
Date: July 25, 2007 13:03

just reading MR MILLERS post about songs that will never be covered made me think of this topic.... "the worst cover versions" that destroyed the song...
dont know if this has been a topic b4...

my nomination would be The Pet Shop Boys version of "Always on my mind"

that was a sickener and embarassing to an Elvis fan...


whats yours?

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: July 25, 2007 13:06

DoughboyUK Wrote:
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> that was a sickener and embarassing to an Elvis
> fan...

not to mention Willie fans.

now Ryan Adams' version is a completely different matter....
mouth-wateringly wonderful.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: turnersmemo ()
Date: July 25, 2007 13:21

The Rolling Stones' cover of


Harlem Shuffle (original by Bob & Earl).

Criminal!

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: Svartmer ()
Date: July 25, 2007 13:29

DoughboyUK Wrote:

> my nomination would be The Pet Shop Boys version
> of "Always on my mind"
>
> that was a sickener and embarassing to an Elvis
> fan...

I think that´s a great cover. It´s so totally different from the original. The only song I like with Pet Shop Boys.
Rush did a cover album a couple of years ago that I think is catastrophe. A prime example of great musicians who can´t play anything but their own songs.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: July 25, 2007 14:36

Really bad cover.......





ROCKMAN

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: DoughboyUK ()
Date: July 25, 2007 14:54

rofl

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: August 6, 2007 04:29

Sorting through my CDs, the Keepers and the Trash, and found Michael Buble's first album (someone MUST have given it to me...) and was shocked to see Sway on the track listing. Morbid curiosity - had to listen to see just how bad it was. Relieved to hear it was not the same "Sway" or would have required medication.

Dodged a bullet here - who else should never cover Stones songs? (Think we covered Celine Dion and Bill Shatner sufficiently in earlier threads - appalled that these are all Canadian...)

Nominations? Or hoots of scorn and derision if already recorded? Preferably from another country...

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: FrankM ()
Date: August 6, 2007 04:45

I think Devo's cover of Satisfaction is about as rotten as it gets.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: WMiller ()
Date: May 4, 2011 20:55

A little piece of me just died...




Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: ineedadrink ()
Date: May 4, 2011 21:20

Quote
Adrian-L
DoughboyUK Wrote:
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> that was a sickener and embarassing to an Elvis
> fan...

not to mention Willie fans.
not to mention Brenda Lee fans, the first artist to record that song.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: May 4, 2011 21:23

Van Halen - You Really Got Me
Overtly bombastic, and that horrible "solo" before...

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Completely soulless "hard rock" version.

And a special mention to Limp Bizkit's Behind Blue Eyes. Sounded almost like the original except instead of the rocking part there were some weird noises. Awful.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: May 4, 2011 21:28

Van Halen solo is called "Eruption".

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: mr_dja ()
Date: May 4, 2011 21:34

Ugly Kid Joe - Cat's In The Cradle - Love the original but I didn't need a hard rock version.

Sam Cooke - Tennessee Waltz - I LOVE Sam Cooke but this one I skip every time. I think I've heard the original way to many times to ever understand a version that isn't a "waltz".

Peace,
Mr DJA

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: May 4, 2011 21:43

2007 Rolling Stones "Happy"

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: May 4, 2011 22:16

Quote
FrankM
I think Devo's cover of Satisfaction is about as rotten as it gets.

Agreed ...Man!!! what a irritating cover is that..............no Satisfucktion for me

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Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: sweetcharmedlife ()
Date: May 4, 2011 22:17

Quote
WMiller
A little piece of me just died...


That's not as bad as Celine Dion doing You Shook Me All Night Long.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: May 4, 2011 22:22

Quote
NICOS
Quote
FrankM
I think Devo's cover of Satisfaction is about as rotten as it gets.

Agreed ...Man!!! what a irritating cover is that..............no Satisfucktion for me

devo rocks. 2nd best sat cover ever.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: Happy Jack ()
Date: May 4, 2011 22:26

Britney Spears-Satisfaction
Hillary Duff-My Generation

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: Thricenay ()
Date: May 4, 2011 22:27

Guns N Roses - Knackin On Heaven's Daw-aw.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: May 4, 2011 22:32

Quote
Thricenay
Guns N Roses - Knackin On Heaven's Daw-aw.

i like the gunners' take on it.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: batcave ()
Date: May 4, 2011 23:27

James Blunt's version of the Pixies "Where Is My Mind".....

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: AngieBlue ()
Date: May 4, 2011 23:48

Reba McEntire's version of "Respect."

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 5, 2011 01:00

Somebody played me the Grateful Dead doing The Young Rascals 'Good Lovin' and I almost blew chunks. Here, judge for yourself:




Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 5, 2011 01:02

And I think the Stones Harlem Shuffle is brilliant, especially Bill's bass. It's the last cover they made their own.

Devo's Satisfaction is a great interpretation. It was ballsy to do it that way.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 5, 2011 01:04





Here's a real stinker.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: May 5, 2011 01:29

The Stones baddest cover.....................





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Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: May 5, 2011 01:36

moody smiley
Quote
StonesTod
Quote
NICOS
Quote
FrankM
I think Devo's cover of Satisfaction is about as rotten as it gets.

Agreed ...Man!!! what a irritating cover is that..............no Satisfucktion for me

devo rocks. 2nd best sat cover ever.

Then Britney must be your first choice I guess confused smiley

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Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 5, 2011 01:40

This thread could go on a while:




Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: franzk ()
Date: May 5, 2011 11:18

Quote
Rockman
Really bad cover.......


It would be even worse if they switched places.

Re: Really bad covers and the culprits...
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 5, 2011 11:23

.......awwwwww that's easy franzk





ROCKMAN

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