Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Vaughan, Aug 13, 2017.
Roll up roll up!
Aren't there already existing threads on this?
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.
Few variations, one good 18 pager is closed.
Everything from this still open thread will probably be re-posted -
Awful cover versions by amazing artists.
This is my usual response:
Corey Feldman - Imagine
Winger - Purple Haze.
Times Two-Cecelia, 1988
Dare ya to watch
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.
Rolling Stones - Under The Boardwalk
Not great but a masterpiece compared to their cover of My Girl!
Dylan's Self Portrait is often mentioned (I have not checked the other, earlier thread)
Also his Christmas album.
Like Andy Kim covering the Ronettes?
The all time champ...
4 Non Blondes - I'm The One
I couldn't touch that one, because Flowers is my wife's favorite Stones album. Truth.
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!
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
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...?
were just going to do songs we think we know you know cause we've never played together before
"Don't Be Cruel" by Cheap Trick is unlistenable to my ears.
3/1/69: One of the greats among 2300+ shows, but with an epic encore failure...
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"
what happened here.....why did the band never really kick in..? the singer seemed to be left out on his own.
4 Non Blondes strikes again:
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