Author Topic: Criminal cover versions  (Read 20836 times)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #25 on: 01 February, 2010, 09:42:15 pm »
Anything with feckin Ronan Keating doing it.
Oh yes. Or should I say oh noes? Also anything by Westlife, particularly when they get up off their stools for the key change.
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Redlight

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #26 on: 01 February, 2010, 09:50:15 pm »
Madonna's American Pie.



Oh no, I had buried that one deep in my subconscious in the hope that only therapy would release it again.

Now you've reminded me of something equally bad

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Annie Lennox
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #27 on: 01 February, 2010, 10:22:58 pm »

That cover of 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' by some god awful 'RnB' type warbler.

Hard to see how it'd be worse than the original...

Here's one I've tried hard to forget.  The worst thing is, there's a whole album of this crap.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/f5UlB4Yw1wQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/f5UlB4Yw1wQ&rel=1</a>

Torslanda

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #28 on: 01 February, 2010, 10:50:03 pm »
Mrs Torslanda, she of the horned helmet and heavy metal breastplate, has just suggested -

Wonderwall - by Teh Mike Flowers Pops  :sick:  :sick:  :sick:  :sick:  :sick:  :sick:

I've listened to some sh1te in my time but by Christ! That's almost a full packet, never mind the sodding biscuit . . .

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #29 on: 01 February, 2010, 10:55:02 pm »
Mrs Torslanda, she of the horned helmet and heavy metal breastplate, has just suggested -

Wonderwall - by Teh Mike Flowers Pops  :sick:  :sick:  :sick:  :sick:  :sick:  :sick:

I've listened to some sh1te in my time but by Christ! That's almost a full packet, never mind the sodding biscuit . . .



Aw come on, given that the Monobrow Brothers were fronting what was effectively an overrated Beatles pastiche band, giving Wonderwall the lounge-musak treatment was the least they deserved.  ;D

That, or a thorough nuking from orbit...  :demon:
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #30 on: 01 February, 2010, 11:09:45 pm »
I quite enjoyed Mike Flowers' version of Wonderwall.  My sister truly believed that was the original version, dragged out of obscurity by Oasis ::-)

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #31 on: 01 February, 2010, 11:12:47 pm »
I quite enjoyed Mike Flowers' version of Wonderwall.  My sister truly believed that was the original version, dragged out of obscurity by Oasis ::-)

Apparently, David Bowie used to get really cheesed off with younger fans saying how cool it was that he was performing Nirvana's "The Man Who Sold The World"  ;D

See also: deluded Metallica fans regarding various Diamond Head, Budgie and Queen tracks.  ::-)
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #32 on: 02 February, 2010, 09:20:16 am »
...anything by Westlife, particularly when they get up off their stools for the key change.

Aw, come on.  That's the point at which you're supposed to start screaming & throwing your knickers, as the intensity of their professed love for you (in an arena crowd of 20,000) causes them to move closer and, er, change key.

How can you resist shamelessly exploitative choreography?  After all, you're a gurl.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #33 on: 02 February, 2010, 09:31:46 am »
I haz ears.
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clarion

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #34 on: 02 February, 2010, 10:05:06 am »
And good taste ;D
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #35 on: 02 February, 2010, 11:01:04 am »
Also anything by Westlife, particularly when they get up off their stools for the key change.

I thought only Divine did things like that?  :o
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #36 on: 02 February, 2010, 11:02:56 am »
Madonna's American Pie.



Oh no, I had buried that one deep in my subconscious in the hope that only therapy would release it again.

Now you've reminded me of something equally bad

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Annie Lennox

Sorry but I have to disagree with you there.  I think that Annie's was the better version...
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citoyen

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #37 on: 02 February, 2010, 11:06:18 am »
I am going to risk a trial for heresy here and say Jeff Buckley's version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'. Sure he has a beautiful voice, but his reading of the song misses all the irony and darkness that are essential to it. Having said that, I don't think it's as clever a song as many people think, anyway...

You won't hear any argument from me on that. One of the most overrated songs ever - not that it's bad, just not that good. And Jeff Buckley's version isn't as good as John Cale's, which in turn isn't as good as Leonard Cohen's original. Buckley may have had the voice of an angel but Cohen has charisma.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #38 on: 02 February, 2010, 01:23:49 pm »
Oh yeah, I've just remembered the Roland Gift/FYC version of Ever Fallen in Love...? which truly deserves to be buried in peat and recycled as firelighters.  :sick:
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #39 on: 02 February, 2010, 03:22:08 pm »
I heard a few bars of Simon Cowell's much heralded Haiti benefit single this morning.  REM's "Everybody Hurts", "sung" by Leona Lewis, Rod Stewart, Cheryl Cole and some boyband muppet whose name I have already forgotten.

Send the money direct to the charity of your choice, kids.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #40 on: 02 February, 2010, 04:21:06 pm »
Anything with feckin Ronan Keating doing it.
Oh yes. Or should I say oh noes? Also anything by Westlife, particularly when they get up off their stools for the key change.
That is, of course, the change from one mismatched set of wrong keys (one each) to another....

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #41 on: 05 February, 2010, 07:27:40 pm »
I don't know if they have been nominated yet, but ANYTHING by Dread Zepplin definately belongs here....
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #42 on: 05 February, 2010, 11:11:43 pm »
Talking of Dread, you've reminded me of rancid 70s reggae murderer, Judge Dread, whose talent for poetry knew no beginning. Some of his work is quite amusing in a totally puerile way.

To keep it on topic, his version of Je T'Aime... has to be heard to be believed.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #43 on: 06 February, 2010, 10:33:01 am »
Stairway to Heaven by
Far Corporation
Rolf Harris - although this version might be borderline genius.

Woofage

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #44 on: 06 February, 2010, 11:22:02 am »
"Run" by that X-Factor contestant/winner.

And all other songs in that category (as already mentioned above).
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Redlight

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #45 on: 06 February, 2010, 11:44:08 pm »
Just heard a cover of God only Knows by the spectacularly dreadful Joss Stone.

You know when you think some songs are so good that it would be impossible to ruin them.....

Think again
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rob

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #46 on: 07 February, 2010, 01:17:25 pm »
"Run" by that X-Factor contestant/winner.

Leona Lewis.   I had almost managed to remove that from memory.    :sick:

Woofage

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #47 on: 07 February, 2010, 04:21:37 pm »
"Run" by that X-Factor contestant/winner.

Leona Lewis.   I had almost managed to remove that from memory.    :sick:

Aaaarrrggghhhhhhh, and now it's in mine :hand:
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #48 on: 07 February, 2010, 05:50:38 pm »
Corrine Bailey Rae - Munich

Wascally Weasel

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #49 on: 09 February, 2010, 10:00:19 am »
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Michael Bolton.   

That one is so bad I think that not only everyone involved in producing it should be hunted down through the streets and hung from lampposts but everyone who bought it should be shipped off to the camps and given musical re-education through the medium of 9mm hollow points.

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