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Behind Blue Eyes (Worst Cover Song?) Options
timcook123
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 1:43:59 PM

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I had 4 people arguing with me that limp (Di#k) bizkits version of Behind Blue Eyes
was better than The Original.
I can't believe anyone would think that its gotta be one of the worst cover songs of all time!
the arguement lasted all most from kurri kurri to the cold chisel concert on saturday night (Which Was Awesome)

it got me thinking What really is the worst cover song of all time

That gets my Vote!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do You All Think



When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
colinsid
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:54:39 PM
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Maddoona- American Pie
Shannon Nole- Don't Give Up
Zoot- Eleanor Rigby
William Shatner- Lucy in the Sky
benjake
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:08:32 PM
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Rolf harris, Stairway to heaven ...
greybeard
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:19:36 PM

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colinsid wrote:


Zoot- Eleanor Rigby


Colin must be this Board version of Glenn A Baker, not only was he around in the sixties HE REMEMBERS THEM !!!!!

Surely a finalis
t http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvQwXOCKNLY

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
waffles
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:03:41 PM
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can colin name the members of ZOOT.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
colinsid
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:31:27 PM
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can colin name the members of ZOOT
Yes, but choose not to. Most of their names should never be mentioned on a serious music site.
timcook123
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:23:51 AM

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I know its not really a cover but it has parts of sweet home alabama and werewolves of london.
that terrible kidd rock song all summer long!!

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
Maccain09
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:17:56 PM

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I was hoping Kid Rock would make the 1st announcement? Fingers cross for the 2nd one. Hes a Real artist for sure... I can see why he's huge..

Cover.

Right Back where we started from - By Sinetta - i preferred her original stuff.
timcook123
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I heard a few good songs by him All Summer Long is just too annoying

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
ScottM
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:44:43 PM
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I remember Bryan Adams lobbing up as one of many "very special guests" at the Who show at Royal Albert Hall in 2000. That was a pretty awful version, with classic Bryan Adams sappy-soundtrack delivery. And you'd think he'd have made the effort to learn the words.

Paul Anka's Smells Like Teen Spirit was both horrible and wonderful all rolled into one.
arbee0
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Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi
Also not sure if I can type this without gagging but the vomitous "never been to me" by someone called I think Charlene or something like that, which got a lot of airplay, is not just the worst cover, but arguably the worst "song" of all time. The original by (again I think) Mary Macgregor, which didn't get airplay, wasn't a whole lot better but at least it had a bit of raunch about it in place of the fingers-down-the-throat mawkishness.
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can anyone remember an aussie t.v.show years ago where every artist had to do a version of stairway to heaven...
i nominate all those versions.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
skot20_58
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ScottM wrote:
I remember Bryan Adams lobbing up as one of many "very special guests" at the Who show at Royal Albert Hall in 2000. That was a pretty awful version, with classic Bryan Adams sappy-soundtrack delivery. And you'd think he'd have made the effort to learn the words.

Paul Anka's Smells Like Teen Spirit was both horrible and wonderful all rolled into one.




"its got paul ankas gaurantee..... gaurantee void in tennesse"


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
skot20_58
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 5:26:49 PM
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ScottM wrote:
I remember Bryan Adams lobbing up as one of many "very special guests" at the Who show at Royal Albert Hall in 2000. That was a pretty awful version, with classic Bryan Adams sappy-soundtrack delivery. And you'd think he'd have made the effort to learn the words.

Paul Anka's Smells Like Teen Spirit was both horrible and wonderful all rolled into one.




"its got paul ankas gaurantee..... gaurantee void in tennesse"


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
sushiwee
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 7:44:18 AM
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this thread got me thinking of the great Donovan song - season of the witch, that has been covered badly by loads of people
then i remembered this awesome version by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills
http://youtu.be/NWkMMXgQohc

how good is that? better than the original?./...on par i recon
http://youtu.be/LyB21j-ZTgg
Jaylee1
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waffles wrote:
can anyone remember an aussie t.v.show years ago where every artist had to do a version of stairway to heaven...
i nominate all those versions.


That was Andrew Denton's 'The Money or the Gun" - Rolf's version made a few enemies of the die hards, but lots of friends with a sense of humour

Gotta love the ABC

JT
waffles
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thank you jaylee.spot on. the gears are slowly ticking into place.
sushiwee, most things that involved mike bloomfield were good.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
colinsid
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 9:16:26 AM
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I didn't mind some of the Stairway covers on Denton show, they were as much parody & also doing it in different styles was good, they weren't meant to be taken seriously. I think Rolf would have been as shocked as anyone else with his version being a hit. I don't think the Zep guys would have minded the royalty cheques either.
It has reminded me of one of the better cover bands that I have seen which were around in the early 90s, a band called Dread Zeppelin. The had a singer called Tortelvis & he was a fat bloke who was an Elvis impersonator. They did reggae versions of Led Zep song also with an Elvissy vibe. Pretty strange but it worked & sounded quite good & obviously very different.
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Almost all of JJJ's Like a Version are letdowns.
ScottM
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 9:46:54 AM
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littlewillie wrote:
Almost all of JJJ's Like a Version are letdowns.


True - I thought there were some good ones amongst the earlier bunch though. Before the breakfast show saw a popular segment and poached it off Mel Bampton. The Drones' cover of Beast of Bourbon was great, likewise Damien Rice weaving Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You into When Doves Cry (I think that was a staple of his live show at the time). At least, so says me.
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