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Offline Captain Joe

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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2008, 07:13:40 PM »

The Foo fighters - Baker Steet.  Terrible, just terrible.

  Then you probably wouldn't like this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSIUrba-aoc
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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2008, 09:42:43 AM »
Sorry...this is THE WORSE cover of all time...and not just because it's Country (but it helps).

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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2008, 10:52:50 AM »
I see your Faith Hill and raise you a KMC Kru...

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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2008, 11:53:41 AM »
Well, hell....if we're counting songs where the person doing the cover completely f**cks over the lyrics and even the basic meaning of the song....

There's a version of "Alone Again, Naturally" by Anita Bryant out there that will take paint off walls..  And then on top of that all the lyrics had to be changed because of her being such a Christian...she wouldn't sing anything about suicide or doubting the exiistance of God which is what the song is mainly about!!!!!

(I know because the father of an aquaintance in high school was her musical arranger.)

Why the hell record the song if you can't deal personally with any of the lyrics?
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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2008, 12:08:09 PM »
On the other hand, her cover of I Touch Myself was sublime, mostly because I just made it up.


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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2008, 07:31:51 PM »

I'm a little late to the party but...

  Any cover of Tainted Love, seriously.

No way!

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Blood Brothers cover of under pressure, anything new found glory covered, a lot of other songs.

The Blood Brothers make my head explode.
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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #66 on: September 24, 2008, 09:52:18 AM »

I'm a little late to the party but...

  Any cover of Tainted Love, seriously.

No way!

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Oh dear god.....

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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2008, 03:53:45 PM »
I love Toots and the Maytals, but their debut album had two BAD covers:

"Country Roads"  (Bob Denver)

"Louie, Louie"  (The Kingsmen)


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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2008, 03:55:41 PM »
Sorry...this is THE WORSE cover of all time...and not just because it's Country (but it helps).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UZzv2BPuFdI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UZzv2BPuFdI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>


I just listened.  You win. 

Wow, way to strip away all of the angst and emotional content...


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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2008, 04:21:58 PM »
Sorry...this is THE WORSE cover of all time...and not just because it's Country (but it helps).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UZzv2BPuFdI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UZzv2BPuFdI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>


I just listened.  You win. 

Wow, way to strip away all of the angst and emotional content...

There must be spinning in grave and whiskey bottle sounds coming from poor Janis' coffin.


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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #70 on: October 08, 2008, 06:35:18 AM »
Sorry...this is THE WORSE cover of all time...and not just because it's Country (but it helps).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UZzv2BPuFdI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UZzv2BPuFdI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>


I just listened.  You win. 

Wow, way to strip away all of the angst and emotional content...

There must be spinning in grave and whiskey bottle sounds coming from poor Janis' coffin.

It comes across more like...

"Take another piece of my heart, because mine is as big as all outdoors, sugar!" 


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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2008, 10:18:07 AM »
Sorry...this is THE WORSE cover of all time...and not just because it's Country (but it helps).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UZzv2BPuFdI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UZzv2BPuFdI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>


I just listened.  You win. 

Wow, way to strip away all of the angst and emotional content...
And about as sensual as a Rachel Ray cooking show.... 


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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #72 on: October 14, 2008, 03:07:05 PM »

The Foo fighters - Baker Steet.  Terrible, just terrible.

  Then you probably wouldn't like this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSIUrba-aoc

Naw, that isn't that bad....but Baker Street with no saxophone solo....blasphemy.


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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #73 on: October 27, 2008, 06:24:26 AM »
I hate Pearl Jam for covering "My Girlfriend Died In A Car Accident And I'm Still Alive." (I don't remember the actual title... Last Kiss, I think) Mostly because that was MY IDEA TO COVER THAT SONG when I heard the obscurity as a radio show request, then Vedder released his crappy uninspired live version in the same year. Not that mine would have been on the radio or anything, it just ruined the idea for me. And it was a good idea. Before it was ruined.

AFI (American Film Institute) oh wait, was it Alien Ant Farm? Either way, their Smooth Criminal cover... awful.

Moby's "doesn't understand harmonic melodies" cover of "New Dawn Fades" where every instrument plays the same part.

Of course everything on Across the Universe.

Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" pains me, if only because it's played as their only song, even though it isn't. And it sucks too.

To be honest, I like Zoe Deschanel's cover album, but Scarlett's is uh... well, I won't say as long as I think I have a chance with her. :P

Joss Stone "Fell in Love With A Boy." I used to think it was novel, but then I realized I hate the White Stripes and I hate it when people change the gender of a song (almost as stupid as when they don't), and the clincher was that Joss Stone sucks.

I used to loathe any covers where the song was different, at all. Now I'm more open to interpretation, but it still grates when people can't be bothered to get the lyrics or chords right.

There's an XM radio channel, I think it's called Special X, that plays tons of hilariously bad covers. Many of them intentionally humorous, and many of them not. It's probably the greatest radio station of all time and space.


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Re: Top 20 worst cover songs...
« Reply #74 on: October 29, 2008, 09:56:20 PM »


Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" pains me, if only because it's played as their only song, even though it isn't. And it sucks too.

No shit.  :)
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