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« on: March 07, 2007, 04:26:33 AM »

As much as i like Bad Movies, I do also like Bad Covers of Songs.
So are here are some entries of mine and hope you can add some.

Lucy in the sky with Diamonds by William Shatner

If I had a Hammer by Leonard Nimoy
(still waiting for an album by Walter Koenig)

Kung Fu fighting by Ruby and Tom Jones (believe it doesn't sound anything like the original, which should be a plus but isn't)

Another one bites the Dust by Wyclef Jean ( It is possible to ruin one of the best bass lines ever)



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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007, 05:06:37 AM »

Waterloo by Doctor and the Medics and Roy Wood, you'd have though putting those 2 together they could do no wrong, but they can.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 08:43:53 AM »

Crispin Glover's album The Big Problem...The Solution = Let It Be would fit this category, with special mention made of his cover of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." It's 3-4 minutes of psychopathic ranting/screaming by one of Hollywood's strangest oddballs. For my money, it ranks right up there with Shatner and Nimoy for weirdness.
Mitch Miller's cover of "Give Peace a Chance" is also pretty bad/odd. Mitch Miller was a band leader in the '50s-'60s and is probably most famous now for his Sing Along With Mitch television show. Why he covered this song is anybody's guess, but it is reeeeeeeeally bad.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007, 11:08:22 AM »

Noooo!!! Crispin Glovers albums is brilliant. Clowny clown clown is especially good. Apparently, one of the guys from Devo helped him make it. It's truly weird.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 12:22:21 AM »

The version of Johnny B. Goode inflicted upon us by Judas Priest.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 10:19:26 AM »

Oh, yeah, then there's my personal favorite: Pat Boone's In a Metal Mood. Pat Boone covers heavy metal songs with jazz arrangements. I bring this one up here every once in a while. I actually quite enjoy it, plus I can make people scream at me to turn it off and stop the pain.  Twirling
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007, 09:32:34 PM »

Best cover version, to digress for one sentence, is Killdozer's version of "American Pie."

Much of what Me First and the Gimme Gimmes do is pretty entertaining, too.  Someone here put me on to them.

The Revolting Cocks' version of "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" is more true to spirit than the original.

Hmm.   Worst cover song?  Gaaaah.   Candidates:

-  Dwight Yoakem's mercilless butchery of Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me."   Or maybe I should say, "Ah Wont Yew tuh Wont Me."

-  Mae West's version of "Twist and Shout" sucks hardcore.

-  So does everything else on the "Golden Throats" album.

-  I don't think anyone has mentioned The Shat's version of "Mr Tambourine Man" yet.

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 09:55:13 PM »

That new version of Korn's Freak on a Leash by Amy Lee and (sorry) I-can't-remember-who is so terrible that I laughed the first time I heard it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007, 02:44:07 AM »

What about Cake's version of "I will Survive"?
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2007, 03:19:37 AM »


I had a laugh and love the insanity of Le Tigre's version of "I'm So Excited" but many people don't share my view...
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2007, 04:15:45 AM »

KILLDOZER's bizzare version of "I'm Not Lisa." is hilarous! Sounds like Frankenstien singing.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2007, 07:58:14 AM »

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I had a laugh and love the insanity of Le Tigre's version of "I'm So Excited" but many people don't share my view...

Hadn't heard of this one, but I read so many article about Le Tigre a while back I began to wonder if anyone other than rock critics and music journalists actually listened to them. Kind of like The Strokes.

I actually like Cake's cover of "I Will Survive". But I like most of the stuff by Cake I've heard anyway.

Waylon Jennings doing "Do It Again" by Steely Dan was pretty pointless.

The local public radio station used to play this really annoying smooth jazz cover of Derek and the Dominoes' "Layla". It was like really belligerent Muzak. They used to also play a smooth jazz cover of the Allman Bros. "Revival". Just drained all the energy and emotion out of both songs. Think the only reason either song got played was the jazz show DJ was "friends" with members of the band as she used to point out all the time.

Faith Hill's version of Joplin's "Piece of my Heart" was a sad bland joke.

Jose Feliciano's cover of "Light My Fire" actually makes me angry when forced to listen to it, and I'm not even a huge Doors fan.

Pat Boone's version of "Hearts of Stone" is so white-bread it's creepy. Try the John Fogerty cover instead.

This latest round of covers turning up on pop radio is almost funny. Emo/hard rock version of "Land of Confusion"? I didn't mind the Goo Goo Dolls doing Supertramp's "Give a Little Bit", seemed to fit as that band survives by becoming blander and blander to fit the AC format. But now some other group has released a cover of another Supertramp hit, the name of either escapes me. The one with the lines about "take a look at my baby/ cause she's the only one I got" and so on.
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2007, 09:20:35 AM »

But now some other group has released a cover of another Supertramp hit, the name of either escapes me. The one with the lines about "take a look at my baby/ cause she's the only one I got" and so on.

You might be thinking of  ... "Cupid's Chokehold" by Gym Class Heroes


However ...

Supertramp's song "Breakfast In America" (1979)

I have the LP of the same name.

Take a look at my girlfriend
She's the only one I got
Not much of a girlfriend
Never seem to get a lot

Take a jumbo across the water
Like to see America
See the girls in California
I'm hoping it's going to come true
But there's not a lot I can do

Could we have kippers for breakfast
Mummy dear, Mummy dear
They got to have 'em in Texas
Cos everyone's a millionaire

I'm a winner, I'm a sinner
Do you want my autograph
I'm a loser, what a joker
I'm playing my jokes upon you
While there's nothing better to do

Don't you look at my girlfriend
She's the only one I got
Not much of a girlfriend
Never seem to get a lot

Take a jumbo cross the water
Like to see America
See the girls in California
I'm hoping it's going to come true
But there's not a lot I can do
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2007, 10:15:56 PM »

Britney Spears cover of "I Love Rock n Roll". I wanted Joan Jett to come and beat her with a guitar.

Any cover by Joan Jett is pretty much gold. "Crimson and Clover", Do You Wanna Touch Me" etc..

A band called Anti-Heros did a decent cover of Patti Smith song "Rock N Roll n****r"

Street Dogs did a cover of Billy Bragg song"Theirs Power in Union" thats not bad.

Megadeth coverd the Sex Pistol's"Anarchy in U.K. with "Anarchy in the U.S.A" and they didn't change  the lyrics so still talks about England so it kind of dumb.

Le Tigre is a great band, Big fan of Kathleen Hanna previous band Bikini Kill.
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2007, 12:19:43 AM »


I may be wrong, but I don't think anyone has mentioned "These Boots Are Made For Walking" the Jessica Simpson version.

That is, unless you have all become pod people and think that it's a "Good" song and doesn't deserve to be on that list...
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