Cover versions we don’t need.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Johnny Action, May 24, 2019.

  1. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President Thread Starter

    Tacoma, WA, USA
    I just heard a cover of Crowded House’s Don’t Dream It’s Over and I just could not fathom why anyone would release such a bland version of the original song. I could find nothing unique or compelling about the cover. Nothing. The original was perfect. This cover: homogenized, uninspired, blah. Can’t even be bothered to look up who the artist was. Ugh.
  2. Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs Forum Resident

    Hey now. Hey now.
    Man at C&A, Mugrug12, ARK and 14 others like this.
  3. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Any version of Drift Away
    that ain't John Kay or Dobie Gray.
    McLover, Les26, anth67 and 8 others like this.
  4. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Top 5 Reviewer

    British Columbia

    #8 in the UK.
    #89 in the US.
    carlwm, seed_drill, limoges and 3 others like this.
  5. Motown Junk

    Motown Junk Forum Resident

    Wales, UK
    Any cover (or anything else) by Limp Bizkit - Faith, Bitter Sweet Symphony, etc
    DTK, Mr.Sean, blind_melon1 and 6 others like this.
  6. A6mzero

    A6mzero Forum Resident

    Spartanburg sc
    Ticket to Ride by the Carpenters.
  7. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

    At The Stereo
    No need for anyone to cover "Born To Be Wild".
    Impossible for the original to be improved upon.
  8. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Pat Boone's interpretation of "Smoke on the Water." It's Ian Gillan's story to tell, buddy! :p
  9. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    Celine Dion and Anastacia singing You Shook Me All Night Long. The video is not worth posting.
  10. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door by Guns N Roses. The horror, the horror.

    George Harrison said of it “There’s only three chords in it, and they managed to get one of them wrong.”
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
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  11. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

    Washington DC USA
    If someone tries to remake "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" there's going to be trouble.
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  12. Scott in DC

    Scott in DC Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    I never cared for Peter Frampton's cover of Jumpin' Jack Flash. It isn't horrible but it doesn't add anything to this already fine song. Frampton was writing so many fine songs at that time so this cover was unnecessary.

  13. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    Oh it is so worth posting, it's hilarious!

  14. Motown Junk

    Motown Junk Forum Resident

    Wales, UK
    A few months after it was released Bob Dylan asked Slash to appear on his Under the Red Sky album. So perhaps Bob liked the cover.
  15. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    Who's "we?"
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  16. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

    Natalie Merchant - Because The Night

    A side that it was for charity, she didn’t do anything different with it.
    It was dull.
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  17. redfloatboat

    redfloatboat Forum Resident

    This is a really good cover.
  18. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    Sugar Ray - Abracadabra
    Goo Goo Dolls - Give A Little Bit
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  19. Vic333

    Vic333 Forum Resident

    I believe the Under the Red Sky cameos were arranged by Don Was. I wouldn't be surprised if Bob didn't know who Slash was.
  20. lobo

    lobo Music has always been a matter of Energy to me...

    Wow! Never heard this cover version! This is really heavy stuff...
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  21. Motown Junk

    Motown Junk Forum Resident

    Wales, UK
    You might be right. Although in Slash's autobiography he says Bob Dylan didn't like his guitar parts and said they sounded too much like Guns N' Roses. So Bob must have been aware of who Slash was and Guns N' Roses' music to make a comment like that.
  22. MPLRecords

    MPLRecords Owner of nine copies of Tug of War

    Rochester, NY
    Even worse is their cover of "Live and Let Die"... :hurl:
  23. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Madison WI
    I agree. However, I do really like Johnny Winters raucous version of the song.

    Apropos to this thread:

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  24. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

    Fleetwood Mac ? ;)

    That's a good one ! substantially reinterpreted.
  25. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    I actually like their cover. Then again I heard it first (then again I heard Knockin by them first and yeah, that one is bad) and I don’t add ass kiss everything Paul McCartney puts his name on.
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