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spacemonkey
post Apr 10 2005, 10:01 AM
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What's with bands that cover really good songs and then either totally wreck them, or produce something so similar to the original that you might as well listen to the original?

I know there's already a thread for covers but that one's for good ones & stuff. I just want everyone to have a good rant.

Ok, my current hated one is that cover of I want you to want me, originally be Cheap Trick, who were great.

The cover version has really just replaced the vocals with a weedy female vocal line and because her vocals can't compete with the instrumental track, they've compressed that to hell and back thereby removing any bite or energy and rendering the track pointless. Give me the original any day
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spacemonkey
post Apr 11 2005, 03:20 PM
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Yup, I know that...

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- spacemonkey   Crappy covers   Apr 10 2005, 10:01 AM
- - PrincessKate   Girls Aloud are about to cover "Wicked Game...   Apr 10 2005, 10:03 AM
- - Stella MM   Fucking Futureheads with their fucking awful cover...   Apr 10 2005, 10:30 AM
|- - Jon 79   QUOTE (Stella MM @ Apr 10 2005, 11:30 AM)Fuck...   Apr 11 2005, 01:24 AM
|- - Stella MM   QUOTE (Jon 79 @ Apr 11 2005, 02:24 AM)When I ...   Apr 11 2005, 10:02 AM
|- - Jon 79   QUOTE (Stella MM @ Apr 11 2005, 11:02 AM)Then...   Apr 11 2005, 02:04 PM
- - Ell   Scissor Sisters with that awful cover of Comfortab...   Apr 10 2005, 10:37 AM
- - spacemonkey   QUOTE (Ell @ Apr 10 2005, 11:37 AM)Scissor Si...   Apr 10 2005, 10:39 AM
|- - Ell   QUOTE (spacemonkey @ Apr 10 2005, 10:39 AM)Oh...   Apr 10 2005, 04:44 PM
- - superfurryandy   All Saints. Under The Bridge. Cunts.   Apr 10 2005, 11:10 AM
|- - Stefan   QUOTE (superfurryandy @ Apr 10 2005, 11:10 AM...   Apr 21 2005, 08:18 PM
- - PrincessKate   Busted-Teenage Kicks Busted and Mcfly-Lola Coveri...   Apr 10 2005, 11:40 AM
- - maian   QUOTE (Stella MM @ Apr 10 2005, 10:30 AM)Fuck...   Apr 10 2005, 12:39 PM
|- - innercitysumo   QUOTE (maian @ Apr 10 2005, 12:39 PM)I really...   Apr 10 2005, 01:02 PM
|- - Stella MM   QUOTE (maian @ Apr 10 2005, 01:39 PM)I really...   Apr 10 2005, 03:36 PM
- - maian   I don't think it's the same one, Hundred R...   Apr 10 2005, 01:13 PM
|- - WiseJoeyD   Any Queen cover. I got a blast of Heather Small...   Apr 10 2005, 01:34 PM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (innercitysumo @ Apr 10 2005, 01:02 PM)...   Apr 10 2005, 02:04 PM
- - Agent Pickle   QUOTE (PrincessKate @ Apr 10 2005, 11:03 AM)G...   Apr 10 2005, 02:26 PM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (WiseJoeyD @ Apr 10 2005, 01:34 PM)Any ...   Apr 10 2005, 04:19 PM
|- - pots   QUOTE (Sostie @ Apr 10 2005, 04:19 PM)Frank S...   Apr 10 2005, 11:20 PM
|- - Svein   QUOTE (Sostie @ Apr 10 2005, 05:19 PM)With th...   Apr 11 2005, 01:38 PM
- - Sean of the Dead   Anything that Gareth Gates has covered.   Apr 10 2005, 04:41 PM
- - Starscream`s Ghost   Any Michael Jackson version of Beatle`s songs....   Apr 10 2005, 04:43 PM
- - MissingPlanet   The Sugababes destruction of Tubeway Army's Ar...   Apr 10 2005, 08:25 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (Stella MM @ Apr 10 2005, 03:36 PM)Why ...   Apr 10 2005, 10:14 PM
- - MissingPlanet   Anyone heard China Drum's cover of Kate Bush...   Apr 11 2005, 01:33 AM
- - thirtyhelens   Limp Bizkit - "Behind Blue Eyes" - Foul....   Apr 11 2005, 05:55 AM
- - Link   Madonna's American Pie is one that springs to ...   Apr 11 2005, 10:46 AM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (MissingPlanet @ Apr 10 2005, 08:25 PM)...   Apr 11 2005, 01:16 PM
- - MissingPlanet   True, but it's still recognisable as 'Are ...   Apr 11 2005, 01:20 PM
- - flakmonkey   QUOTE (Ell @ Apr 10 2005, 10:37 AM)Scissor Si...   Apr 11 2005, 01:28 PM
- - MissingPlanet   Before I post this, I have to say that I did not w...   Apr 11 2005, 01:31 PM
- - Svein   I like the Scissor Sisters as a rule, but I hate t...   Apr 11 2005, 01:40 PM
- - flakmonkey   QUOTE (Svein @ Apr 11 2005, 01:40 PM)I also h...   Apr 11 2005, 01:46 PM
- - Starscream`s Ghost   Candy Flip - Strawberry Fields Forever. Sacrilege.   Apr 11 2005, 02:06 PM
- - maian   I particularly hate Korn's cover of Another Br...   Apr 11 2005, 02:45 PM
- - SkipToTheEnd   Didnt Lemar or someone do a Coldplay one?   Apr 11 2005, 03:06 PM
- - SkipToTheEnd   That was preetty bad.   Apr 11 2005, 03:07 PM
- - Starscream`s Ghost   If it was a Coldplay song it won`t have been m...   Apr 11 2005, 03:08 PM
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|- - Starscream`s Ghost   QUOTE (maian @ Apr 11 2005, 04:10 PM)I know t...   Apr 11 2005, 03:11 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (Starscream`s Ghost @ Apr 11 2005, ...   Apr 11 2005, 03:12 PM
- - spacemonkey   god, what have I started with this thread, you can...   Apr 11 2005, 03:15 PM
- - maian   Well, when a song you love gets covered and ruined...   Apr 11 2005, 03:18 PM
- - spacemonkey   Yup, I know that... Maian... fetch my shotgun   Apr 11 2005, 03:20 PM
- - maian   Where is it?   Apr 11 2005, 03:36 PM
- - SkipToTheEnd   QUOTE (maian @ Apr 11 2005, 03:10 PM)I know t...   Apr 11 2005, 03:39 PM
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- - spacemonkey   QUOTE (maian @ Apr 11 2005, 04:36 PM)Where is...   Apr 11 2005, 03:42 PM
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- - spacemonkey   Heh Heh Heh... Lets Blay!!!   Apr 11 2005, 03:45 PM
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- - spacemonkey   QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Apr 11 2005, 05:3...   Apr 11 2005, 06:17 PM
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- - flakmonkey   QUOTE (spacemonkey @ Apr 11 2005, 06:29 PM)Th...   Apr 11 2005, 06:32 PM
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- - Sostie   QUOTE (Celticstar @ Apr 12 2005, 09:23 PM)has...   Apr 12 2005, 09:28 PM
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- - maian   QUOTE (Sostie @ Apr 12 2005, 09:28 PM)If you ...   Apr 12 2005, 09:57 PM
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