Worst Cover?

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  1. plankton

    plankton Well-Known Member

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    Inspired by the best covers thread, what about the worst?

    After all, the true purpose of the internet is to make fun of other people anonymously and at a safe distance.

    I think I've got the winner already,



    Absolutely tragic.
     
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    Oh no you haven't

     
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    Mr Spock's version of Proud Mary. Not even gonna link it lol.
     
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    Can't follow this post. I'll get stuck with sounds I don't want to hear in my head.
     
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    This topic really is just going to be a load of William Shatner type non-musicians covering songs. Or just some amateur band on youtube covering a song. Hell, my cover version of a Hendrix song would be pretty awful.
     
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    Okay, so how about the worst cover done by a famous actual band/musician.
     
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    Hazy Shade of Winter....The Bangles
     
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    I remember the severe backlash Paul Young got for covering Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." And it was deserved. That song is thee most iconic post-punk song. Not only that, it's associated with the singer's suicide. Iconic post-punk song, the singer committed suicide....and Paul Young turns it into a glossy typical '80s new wave number, complete with cutesy, grooving female backup singers. Good God. A suicide note and Paul Young decides to cover it. Unreal.

     
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    OK, I think I can do that. Lily Allen - who I have a lot of time for - covered Britney's Womanizer. And it's just horrible.

     
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    Wow, that is really bad.
     
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    I wasn't going to take part in this...

    Like the good Doctor, I didn't want to get sounds in my head that would
    be distressing or even irritating.

    But here's my contribution. This might not be The World's Worst cover
    but it's hilarious to me anyway, just to think these poor clowns didn't
    know what they were singing about, nor did the guy who introduced them
    singing "one of the newer songs." Enjoy this, it's not irritating at all.



    *grins ...and at the end he calls it a "modern Spiritual"
    and he was dead right, but he just didn't know what he was right about.

    They must have rehearsed this over and over...
    You'd think that one of the studio musicians would have twigged... or maybe
    the band leader would have seen them snickering, but no! The show went on,
    and now it's part of our "culture." I just imagine the bass player, keeping a
    straight face, and trying really hard not even to LOOK at the pedal steel player,
    so they wouldn't bust out laughing in the middle of the song.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    That's catchy "One toke over the line". Yes the band must have been wetting themselves. Partly at the words, but surely also at the weird look of these two. They looked like they might have been a little too related - in a Deep South kind of way. But maybe that's just my mind.
     
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    I have to admit that my work covering Plush by Stone Temple Pilots last night at practice was a strong contender for this category.

    It was an off night, usually I'm much better, and the worst part was it the first time playing with our new bass player. He must have been wondering what the hell he'd gotten himself into.

    Thankfully I have no recorded evidence.
     
  15. Bad Penguin

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    Ummmm,, I am going to end this with the worst grouping of any bad cover tune compilation. The soundtrack to the abortion knows as the "Sgt Peppers" movie. There, 'nuff said.
     

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