Author Topic: Criminal cover versions  (Read 20837 times)

Flying_Monkey

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #50 on: 09 February, 2010, 01:24:38 pm »

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #51 on: 09 February, 2010, 08:35:38 pm »
I just heard a couple:

Aretha Franklin - You Send Me, from "Aretha Now"

Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland


Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #52 on: 10 February, 2010, 08:20:13 am »
Paul Young - Love Will Tear Us Apart.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #53 on: 10 February, 2010, 08:42:49 am »
i personally find will young singing the doors light my fire to be offensive to the point that if i saw him in the street i would consider decking him.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #54 on: 11 February, 2010, 07:29:56 pm »
i personally find will young singing the doors light my fire to be offensive to the point that if i saw him in the street i would consider decking him.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #56 on: 15 February, 2010, 10:17:32 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PBmiSrSDBIA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/PBmiSrSDBIA&rel=1</a>

It's not a Bond theme.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #57 on: 28 April, 2012, 09:15:38 pm »
Time to exhume this thread again, I think.

Alyssa Reid's funked-up version of Heart's "Alone", called "Alone Again".  The original wasn't particularly meaningful to me but even I can see that the rehashed one is embarrassingly bad.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #58 on: 28 April, 2012, 09:20:37 pm »
Criminal cover versions . . .

Anything that ever featured on 'BLOWYOU'REXFACTOR'SGOTMENTALHEALTHISSUESTITSUP'

Call it what you want it's still bloody karaoke.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #59 on: 28 April, 2012, 11:32:07 pm »

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Damon.

Agree that Buble doesn't seem to understand the song.  I've always loved Julie London, and especially that song but have you heard Dinah Washington's version?  She was amazing.

Never heard Aretha's version of You Send Me but it's hard to come close to Sam Cooke for anybody, even Aretha.

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #60 on: 29 April, 2012, 05:35:42 pm »
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #61 on: 30 April, 2012, 10:56:19 am »
Time to exhume this thread again, I think.

Yes - mainly to mention that insipid version of Here Comes The Sun on the M&S ad. I think it's by Gary Barlow.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #62 on: 02 May, 2012, 12:28:31 pm »
Everything, and I mean *everything*, on this album:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Working-Man-Tribute-Rush/dp/B000RA0RM4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335957951&sr=8-3

Even by the standards of 'tribute' albums, this one is fucking awful.

Some things are best left alone - I've yet to hear a decent cover of a Rush track, and that includes the version of 'Red Barchetta' that a band I was in at uni did (with yours truly on bass)

Also, Rancid's cover of Blitz's "Someone's Gonna Die" is utterly shite, as is Metallica's cover of "Stone Dead Forever" (which is odd, 'cos a lot of the cover versions they've done have actually been pretty good)

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #63 on: 02 May, 2012, 12:32:42 pm »
Oooo if we are talking about WHOLE albums worth of shite, try this one on for size:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stairway_to_Heaven/Highway_to_Hell

Yes, it really really is as bad as you might imagine it is, in fact the complete opposite to the "Less Than Zero" soundtrack album which was made up mostly of fantastic cover versions, including Slayer's cover of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Less_Than_Zero_(soundtrack)
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #64 on: 02 May, 2012, 12:40:58 pm »
I've yet to hear a decent cover of a Rush track

To be fair, they can only work with the material they're given. ;)

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AndyK

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #65 on: 02 May, 2012, 12:50:35 pm »
The Fat Dancer's cover of Song 2. Just for that he should be fed his own lungs.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #66 on: 02 May, 2012, 01:01:57 pm »
I've yet to hear a decent cover of a Rush track

To be fair, they can only work with the material they're given. ;)

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Precisely.  I've never heard Rush do a Rush song that didn't set my teeth on edge and make my hand reach for an off switch.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #67 on: 02 May, 2012, 04:34:50 pm »
Oooo if we are talking about WHOLE albums worth of shite, try this one on for size:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stairway_to_Heaven/Highway_to_Hell
That could quite easily be the soundtrack to some of my worst nightmares.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #68 on: 02 May, 2012, 05:58:38 pm »
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #69 on: 02 May, 2012, 06:09:41 pm »
Floyds comfortably numb by the scissor sisters, they should be shot on site
Scissor Sisters are eleven billionty times better than the Floyd.
If I knew what that meant, I am pretty sure I'd strongly disagree with it.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #70 on: 02 May, 2012, 06:11:47 pm »
I really don't like Ellie Goulding's version of Your Song, I don't think she gets it really, it just feels flat.

She is 'streets ahead' of the Streets version though: -

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/bEAh2Ow0_7Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/bEAh2Ow0_7Y&rel=1</a>
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #71 on: 02 May, 2012, 06:16:33 pm »

Scissor Sisters are eleven billionty times better than the Floyd.



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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #72 on: 02 May, 2012, 06:25:17 pm »
Floyds comfortably numb by the scissor sisters, they should be shot on site

Wouldn't that contravene site regulations?

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #73 on: 07 May, 2012, 02:02:01 pm »
I wouldn't say this is bad, but it's certainly the most bizarre cover I've ever seen

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hb37h25RJK4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/hb37h25RJK4&rel=1</a>
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