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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:02 AM
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Cover songs worse than the originals?
If this has been already done then I apologize...!

I'd start with Jimmy Page and Puff Daddys' version of "Kashmir" from the Godzilla soundtrack...
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:04 AM
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1. that f***ing insipid wench Gwen Stefani singing IT'S MY LIFE
in that f***ing whiny, insipid voice - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: BLASPHEMY.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:08 AM
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4. I like it better than Talk Talk's version.
I know, that's sacrilege in some circles, but still.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:11 AM
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27. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
nt
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:15 AM
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7.  Me thinks the Qweneth weareth the knee pads
She is a low grade Madonna who is a low grade Maralyn Monroe
impersonater...that probably offended people.....okay gee i love them both ?
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NDFan Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:17 AM
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29. Hey! Take that back!
ND's version is much better than Talk Talk's. :P

Not that Talk Talk's It's My Life was horrible, it was just flat sounding, vocally and musically, especially when compared to No Doubt's version.

The song went to #3 on Billboard, and will probably win the band their third consecutive Grammy award in the Best Song by a Group/Duo category. :D

The video for ND's IML rocks my socks also. B-)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 04:25 AM
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33. F*** NO I WON'T TAKE IT BACK
Edited on Tue Dec-07-04 04:30 AM by Skittles
I WANT TO PULL MY EYEBROWS OUT ONE HAIR AT A TIME WHEN I HEAR THAT WHINY, BREATHY LITTLE GIRL VOICE. I absolutely DESPISE hearing it - like when I was in a department store the other day. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:07 AM
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2. Too many.
I think we're alone now by Tiffany
Knockin' on heaven's door by Avril

And that's all I can think of right now.

btw, coversproject.com is a great place to source stuff like this.
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Dolphyn Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:08 AM
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3. The Fugees. Killing Me Softly With His Song.
:puke:

I love Roberta Flack's original, though.
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:11 AM
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5. Lawrence Welk's cover of James Brown's " Sex machine "
Brittany Spear's version of anything.
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NIGHT TRIPPER Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:12 AM
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6. I saw them play that live on SNL (I think it was)
Jimmy Page was good
... but Puff Daddy (screaming in a mic)--->it was AWWWWWWWWFUL.

as far as covers,
nearly all covers I've heard recently that made it on radio playlists suck bad.
Jimi hendrix, Beatles, Doors,---I've heard all bad covers
none good.

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:15 AM
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8. Korn's Pink Floyd tribute
is just the exact same as the original.....

What's the point...

Also, Linda Rondstant's version of Poor Poor Pitiful me was the most popular version of Warren Zevon's song, but WZ did it better and with a lot more passion......
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:17 AM
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9. Rod Stewarts cover of anything
:puke:
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:26 AM
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13. I liked his version of the Temptation's ....
"I Know (I'm Losing You)"...not as much as the original but better than Rare Earth's hit version!
Actually I like early Rod...."Morning Dew", done when he was with the Jeff Beck Group, was a cool song....
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bucknaked Donating Member (818 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:30 AM
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15. No Shitte!
Edited on Tue Dec-07-04 02:32 AM by bucknaked
His cover of Van Morrison... HORRIBLE! My first thought was "Somebody please get that bastard a lozenge."

Sad part is, by design, these more popular label-profit-machines tend to get credit for a lot of those remakes to the ignorant "top-40" consumer masses.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:45 AM
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19. i do like blur's cover of maggie may, though
a b-side worth seeking out
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Ruffhowse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:19 AM
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10. Didn't Pat Boone do a whole album of heavy metal covers a while back?
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:29 AM
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14. yeah, but it was a "joke" album...
I didn't list him much like I didn't list William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy's versions of the "hits"...
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:45 AM
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20. a joke the religious right couldn't handle
poor pat was on the bad side of his fundie fans for a while there
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:52 AM
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21. I guess the joke was on him!
His planned rap album never saw the light of day, and his career was left in tatters....
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:01 AM
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25. he's always got newsmax
who run his insipid columns

shut up and sing (badly), pat!
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:09 AM
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26. why does that not surprise me?
I did not know that ...What do they call it, "Boone Doggeral"? Ick!
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:23 AM
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11. Band Aid 20..
.. seriously though - yuck.

Heard the original while at the gym earlier this morning, and I still can't see why anyone would want to 'update' it.
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:24 AM
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12. For the most part covers suck.
I have heard a few good ones, but for the most part, blah.

Like a recent cover of 'Imagine' by John Lennon.

Ack! Don't really wanna know who that was.

I liked Guns n Roses covers mostly.

Then again at the time they came out, I was blown away by the band, so I might be a bit biased.

Even if Axel is an eccentric control freak, and that is being nice.

I think Stevie Ray Vaughn did a great cover of Voodoo Child.

And I always loved the Grateful Dead.

I can tell I am out of the mainstream as most of what I listen to is 'classic rock' now.

Don't go for much newer stuff.



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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:39 AM
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16. that teen pop girl currently butchering the go-gos 'our lips our sealed"
gets a big fat "ugh!"

give me belinda and jane over that any day!

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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:42 AM
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17. 311's version of the cure's love song
the kind of idea hatched in a nightmare

"let's take a shitty, one hit wonder frat band, have them cover a classic band's biggest hit and...get this, we'll have them imitate the vocal note for note and not be original in any way shape or form! and if that's not a enough, we'll throw a shitty ska beat behind it in parts, too!"

god, i hate the music industry
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:43 AM
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18. Orgy doing New Order's "blue monday"
it's bad enough to be a one hit wonder, but even worse when your one hit is someone else's song.

the original is a beutifully cold and mechanical pop song. i could have done without a third rate marilyn manson trying to look spooky and growling over the music.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:54 AM
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22. The Ataris version of "The Boys of Summer"
Suck, suck, suck, suck, suck. I hate, loathe, and detest "pop punk" - especially when it thinks its good enough to cover the most popular single from the solo career of one of the EAGLES. No, The Ataris. You suck. Shut up.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:00 AM
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24. 'i saw a black flag sticker on a cadillac"
oh, how clever! they updated it and made it "punk!"

that may be the most cringe-inducing lyrical change in history
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:57 AM
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23. Then there's that God Damned Michael Bolton's Covers
When a man loves a woman(he doesn't make her listen to michael)
Reach Out/I'll be There
etc
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:13 AM
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28. Guns n Roses cover of Live and Let Die
Edited on Tue Dec-07-04 03:14 AM by Sandpiper
Axl Rose sounds awful.
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Mike Niendorff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:19 AM
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30. Metallica : "Turn the page"

What a waste of a great song.


MDN
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proudbluestater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:44 AM
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31. Dixie Chicks singing Landslide, better by Stevie Nicks!
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:47 AM
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32. Madonna - American Pie
Edited on Tue Dec-07-04 04:23 AM by Sandpiper
crap, Crap, CRAP!!!!
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 04:31 AM
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34. Oh God, that was hideous
A wrong darker than death or night.
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