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Richard_From_CHI

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Worst cover versions of songs
« on: November 03, 2006, 09:26:08 AM »
I am looking for bad cover versions of songs, I am well versed in the William Shatner/Richard Cheese style stuff but want any suggestions people have for worst covers ever.

bruce

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006, 10:08:27 AM »
Joel Grey - White Room

97% of all tribute records

Emerson

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 07:33:19 PM »
There are a lot of bad covers of "Crazy" floating around.

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 07:36:20 PM »
Counting Crowes cover of "Paved Paradise Put Up A Parking Lot".  My sperm count lowers every time I hear it.

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2006, 10:44:21 PM »
The worst has to be Evan Dando's "The Ballad of El Goodo", covered by some band called Big Starr.

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 08:11:52 PM »
Michael Bublé - Wonderful Tonight
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdw3B4aNF3U[/youtube]
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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 08:44:29 PM »
The band Perfect Circle( a Tool spin-off, I think) did an appalling version of Imagine by John Lennon. If I ever end up in a hate pit that song will be  blasting from the intercom. 

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 08:49:19 PM »
The worst has to be Evan Dando's "The Ballad of El Goodo", covered by some band called Big Starr.

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awww I like that version.

emma

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 08:52:23 PM »
Celine Dion and Anastacia doing You Shook Me All Night Long for her Vegas show.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FONt47Z0KZg[/youtube]

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 08:55:46 PM »
How about Alien Ant Farm-Smooth Criminal

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 09:18:10 PM »
The Guns N' Roses version of "Sympathy for the Devil" has got to be high in the running.
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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 10:26:17 PM »
Michael Bublé - Wonderful Tonight
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdw3B4aNF3U[/youtube]

This could also work in a "Worst cover versions of worst songs" thread.
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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 10:34:19 PM »
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and claim that I might have a winner: Anthrax's cover of "London," by The Smiths.
I can't find a video of it, so here's an almost as bad version of them doing "Got the Time" by Joe Jackson...
[youtube]9wHijgQ1UVw[/youtube]
Now write me a receipt so I can tip on outta here...

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2008, 10:57:08 PM »
That reminds me of another that I hope none of you have the misfortune of experiencing:

W.A.S.P.'s version of "When the Levee Breaks."

Ugh.
I'll probably go into the wee hours.

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Re: Worst cover versions of songs
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2008, 11:07:02 PM »
With all this talk of Guns n' Roses, I must add Sheryl Crow's version of "Sweet Child O' Mine".  UGh.