Author Topic: Criminal cover versions  (Read 19226 times)

citoyen

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #125 on: October 06, 2020, 04:08:40 pm »
If you ever thought that the River City People's cover of California Dreamin' was bad, just wait till you've heard Jose Feliciano's.

I wasn't familiar with the RCP one so just had a listen. God, it's dreadful.

I really don't mind Feliciano's version though - it's his take on Light My Fire that bothers me more.
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sprogs

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #126 on: October 08, 2020, 06:50:11 pm »
Peter Gabriel, Heroes.
I fear my mind will never recover (Not deliberate, honestly) from this turgid, plodding bag of shite.

citoyen

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Criminal cover versions
« Reply #127 on: November 16, 2020, 08:17:21 am »
Just heard a cover of Sham 69’s The Kids Are United on the radio. I respect the motivation behind making it (an anti bullying campaign) but I hope I never hear it again as long as I live.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #128 on: December 07, 2020, 12:50:23 pm »
I heard Cliff Richard's cover of "Here comes the sun" on the radio yesterday. Apparently its form his new album. Not sure exactly how but he managed to suck all the life out of it completely. Dreadful.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #129 on: December 07, 2020, 01:04:02 pm »
That really is (allegedly) a criminal cover version...

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #130 on: December 08, 2020, 01:04:14 am »
I'm not sure if it strictly meets the criteria of being a cover, but Billy Bragg's “The Lonesome Death Of Rachel Corrie” needs to be tied up in a sack, weighted with bricks and hurled into Barking Creek.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #131 on: December 29, 2020, 12:35:24 pm »
Mary Anne Hobbs on 6music is currently playing a dirgesome cover by Nick Cave of T-Rex's Cosmic Dancer.

Someone really ought to take it outside and shoot it to put it out of its misery.

Can they do the same with his cover of Disco 2000?
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #132 on: December 29, 2020, 03:19:26 pm »
Jonas Blue covering Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car'. It became fairly popular in 2015/2016, with a weird cowboy video. Part of the reason it is so shit is that the original song is sad and a reflection of poverty and lack opportunity, which doesn't really pair up well with tropical house music. The cover even drops the last 2 verses which are sort of the point of the song.

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #133 on: January 23, 2021, 05:29:02 pm »
Toyah - Sweet Child of Mine

https://youtu.be/iJ1svLRb9EQ

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #134 on: January 23, 2021, 05:50:33 pm »
Toyah - Sweet Child of Mine

https://youtu.be/iJ1svLRb9EQ

I'm not even going to click on that link. The mere idea of it is quite horrific enough.
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #135 on: January 23, 2021, 08:09:51 pm »
Toyah - Sweet Child of Mine

https://youtu.be/iJ1svLRb9EQ

I'm not even going to click on that link. The mere idea of it is quite horrific enough.

It's worse than you imagine :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #136 on: January 31, 2021, 04:43:04 pm »
Toyah - Sweet Child of Mine

https://youtu.be/iJ1svLRb9EQ
Don't like that?try this version:

https://twitter.com/elamin88/status/1354929695750561801?s=19

(Made me laugh a lot. But that is not a musical endorsement. I think I'd rather have a drink with them than Axl Rose. )
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #137 on: January 31, 2021, 05:15:00 pm »
Toyah - Sweet Child of Mine

https://youtu.be/iJ1svLRb9EQ



I actually prefer that to the original!

Has anyone seen her Sunday lunch videos? Her and Robert belting out a cover or two. Well worth a watch.

Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #138 on: January 31, 2021, 05:22:01 pm »
Have we had anything (as in everything) by Tin Tin Out? 
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #139 on: January 31, 2021, 05:51:30 pm »
Toyah - Sweet Child of Mine

https://youtu.be/iJ1svLRb9EQ
Don't like that?try this version:

https://twitter.com/elamin88/status/1354929695750561801?s=19

(Made me laugh a lot. But that is not a musical endorsement. I think I'd rather have a drink with them than Axl Rose. )
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Re: Criminal cover versions
« Reply #140 on: February 01, 2021, 08:23:11 am »
Toyah - Sweet Child of Mine

https://youtu.be/iJ1svLRb9EQ



I actually prefer that to the original!

Has anyone seen her Sunday lunch videos? Her and Robert belting out a cover or two. Well worth a watch.

Yes. Quite the visual experience.