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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

There's already another thread for 'covers that are better than the original'. So this thread is for covers that are WORSE than the original. doh!

 

First nomination:

 

Maroon 5 - Lets Stay Together (cover version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq4SJBE4L5A

 

Al Green - Let's stay together (original)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW8qQAe0EcA

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

Will Young - Light My Fire (cover version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdf2rxf0v60

 

The Doors - Light My Fire (original)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deB_u-to-IE

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

steve_1979, you're spot on, but they are glaringly obvious if you look at the calibre of artist involved.

Here's 2 more that are glaringly obvious:

Itchycoo Park - Small Faces / M People

Waterloo Sunset - Kinks / Cathy Dennis

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

Matt Cardle - When we Collide (AKA Many of Horror by Biffy Clyro)

Disturbed - Land of Confusion (Genesis)

Limp Bizkit - Faith (George Michael)

Every Version of Do They Know It's Christmas after the original.

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Covers that are WORSE than the original

Noel Gallagher did a cover of Slade's 'Merry Christmas Everybody'. Sounds so grim.

Paul Young covered Crowded House's 'Don't Dream It's Over'. Nondescript.

'Wonderwall' by Mike Flowers. Complete joke.

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

Limp Bizkit - Behind blue eyes. (The Who)

 

original 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfuWXRZe9yA

 

cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEGI9NbH-mk

 

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

Too many to list, IMHO most covers are worse.

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

fr0g wrote:

Limp Bizkit - Behind blue eyes. (The Who)

 

original 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfuWXRZe9yA

 

cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEGI9NbH-mk

Urgh! I see what you mean.

 

Limp Bizkit do some great thrashy music but they don't know how to convey the deep emotional feelings that a song like 'Behind blue eyes' should have.

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

plastic penguin wrote:
'Wonderwall' by Mike Flowers. Complete joke.

Yes, I think that was the idea.

To stay on-topic, I'd say any John Williams movie soundtrack: it's like playing 'Spot the nicked bit'

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

Oasis - Heroes

As bad as covers get

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RE: Covers that are WORSE than the original

Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi

Poor cover: Counting Crows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvtJPs8IDgU

Original: Joni Mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94bdMSCdw20

 

Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone

Poor cover: The Rolling Stones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRYokc3VBC4

Original: Bob Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk3mAX5xdxo

 

Off-topic, two covers that are better than the original

Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower

Good cover: Jimi Hendrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_L4RtU1iRg

Original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YanjY9CsPDQ

 

Modest Mouse's Tiny Cities made of Ashes

Good cover (actually a complete different song): Sun Kil Moon 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLvbb8RYRds

Original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EA5b3FNI4w