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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by StrangerNY, Oct 11, 2018.
Not that it was a great tune in the first place, but Captain & Tenille's cover of Muskrat Love was the very definition of meh.
The Carpenters were mentioned earlier - their cover of Ticket To Ride = yawn.
Michael Bolton, When a Man Loves a Woman. I would rather gargle with pig vomit than listen to that.
This is a hideous version of this song
This pig vomit you speak of, where does one get that? Michael Bolton has a lot of videos.
I probably shouldn't have posted that. I mean no disrespect to Michael Bolton fans. I just can't listen to his voice. But that cover annoys me particularly.
Easy: Metallica, "Turn The Page".
...or Loverman from the same album. I lol'd.
The Johnny Cash version of U2's "One" was pretty lame.
Then there's the DEVO version of "Satisfaction": boring, talentless, awful on every level.
That ones got a real spinal tap feel to it.
I don't know if this is boring, bad, or just weird.
Hat tip to @Jakedog
That was pretty disgusting. Can I flag this?
At the risk of being condemned by the whole Woodstock generation, I'm going to say for me it's Joe Cocker's cover of "With a Little Help from My Friends." I love the Beatles version. I just don't get it and never will.
Btw, I kind of like that country cover of jump. I'll take that over another modern country hit about drinking, Chevy trucks, roads and jeans.
Remember the Bay City Rollers? They don't seem to get much love around here.
They did a cover of the Dusty Springfield classic "I Only Wanna Be With You" that was pretty lame.
They also did an equally lame cover of the Raspberries' standard "Let's Pretend."
I’m still not bored by these:
I think each of those bands took a song and ‘made it their own’ as they say. Not necessarily good (though I do especially enjoy the SY Carpenters cover - they enjoyed playing with the contrast between their own image and the Carpenters’ over the years) but there is some inspiration there.
On the other hand... I think the Beatles’ version of Roll Over Beethoven is pretty stale, flat and uninspired (especially when you contrast it to their Please Mr Postman just before, which is a blast).
Well I was only four when Woodstock happened but whether you prefer the original or not, I'm not sure how Joe Cocker's version could be described as "boring". He took a Beatles song and completely reworked it, updated it in a soul-rock style, delivering a stunning vocal performance.
This takes some beating for sheer surreality;
Britney Spears version of " I Love Rock'n-Roll" is terrible compared to Joan Jett's.
I remember trying to play the Spears version as that's what the two female singers wanted. She, Spears, plays it to a different rhythm. Horrible.
Clapton's Unplugged does nothing for me overall, although there's an interview with CF Martin that says it's the album that saved their business so I guess somebody liked it.
On the day of Di's funeral we were going on holiday ( Mrs Baby and our youngest who was just a baby then) and had a long motorway journey to South Wales. We were almost the only people on the roads, it was like a scene from a zombie apocalypse film. We stopped at a motorway service station, normally there would be dozens of cars parked up but there were only a handful. As I walked across the car park I could hear Candle in the Wind ( English Rose)coming out of each car and then from the radio in the shop. I think that's the most I've ever listened to it.