Bad Cover Tunes

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Vaughan, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Roll up roll up!

    Any more?
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  2. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Aren't there already existing threads on this?
  3. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident Thread Starter

  4. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    Everyone up to and including the Beatles has some bad cover versions in their back pages. Becoming a decent musician doesn't happen overnight, and you've got to start somewhere.

    What I would find interesting is a thread on bad covers by great artists, although I think there already is at least one of those as well.
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  5. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Few variations, one good 18 pager is closed.
    Everything from this still open thread will probably be re-posted -:laugh:
    Awful cover versions by amazing artists.
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  6. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    This is my usual response:

    Corey Feldman - Imagine
  7. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Winger - Purple Haze.

  8. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Times Two-Cecelia, 1988
    Dare ya to watch :D
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  9. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Wow, that is abysmal. You'd think it would be hard to ruin Purple Haze, but if that was the only version you'd ever heard, it would be hard to imagine it could ever be good. Winger were an embarrassment to rock music. I used to laugh at them at school and that was pre-grunge and Beavis and Butthead.
  10. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Rolling Stones - Under The Boardwalk
  11. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Not great but a masterpiece compared to their cover of My Girl!
  12. Einar Einarsson Kvaran

    Einar Einarsson Kvaran King of his castle

    Sun City AZ, USA
    Dylan's Self Portrait is often mentioned (I have not checked the other, earlier thread)
    Also his Christmas album.

  13. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    Like Andy Kim covering the Ronettes?
  14. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    The all time champ...

    4 Non Blondes - I'm The One

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  15. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    I couldn't touch that one, because Flowers is my wife's favorite Stones album. Truth.
  16. This sent me off to YouTube to look for the version of 'The Boxer' to see if it was as bad as I remembered it being.

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find it.

    Even more unfortunately, I came across this...

    Please tell me this isn't real!
  17. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    Oh, it's bad. The fact that Bob's 'crooner' voice sounds like a dead ringer for Dewey Cox is the icing on the cake.

    Still, though - one of the worst has to be Bing Crosby's "Hey Jude". Paul isn't a big fan of that one either. XD
  18. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    OP: Funniest part? Dude set his band up to play in front of a building, with a lighted sign that says, MUSIC.

    So, maybe he gets the joke...? :nyah:
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  19. were just going to do songs we think we know you know cause we've never played together before
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  21. impalaboy

    impalaboy Forum Resident

    Boise, Idaho

    "Don't Be Cruel" by Cheap Trick is unlistenable to my ears.
  22. Kate_C.

    Kate_C. Forum Resident

    3/1/69: One of the greats among 2300+ shows, but with an epic encore failure...
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  23. mschrist

    mschrist Forum Resident

    Madison, WI
    Limp Bizkit's cover of "Behind Blue Eyes" is not only Limp Bizkit, but it also leaves out the most exciting part of the song (the breakdown at "When my fist clenches, crack it open..."), while still somehow being nearly a minute longer than the original.

    Limp Bizkit, "Behind Blue Eyes"
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  24. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    what happened here.....why did the band never really kick in..? the singer seemed to be left out on his own.
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  25. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Yah Mo B There

    Reno, NV
    4 Non Blondes strikes again:

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