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> Crappy covers, Why bother wrecking good songs?
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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post Apr 10 2005, 10:03 AM
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Girls Aloud are about to cover "Wicked Game"...
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post Apr 10 2005, 10:30 AM
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Fucking Futureheads with their fucking awful cover of Hounds of Love. Makes me want to hunt each member of the band down and beat them to death with their own instruments.
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post Apr 10 2005, 10:37 AM
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Scissor Sisters with that awful cover of Comfortably Numb, if i here that one more time on the radio i'm gonna shoot someone!
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post Apr 10 2005, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (Ell @ Apr 10 2005, 11:37 AM)
Scissor Sisters with that awful cover of Comfortably Numb, if i here that one more time on the radio i'm gonna shoot someone!
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Oh... that does it... I totally forgot about that one. I think my brain shut it out to prevent itself from imploding.

They're going to be the first up against the wall when the revolution comes (I'm a bit of a rabid Pink Floyd fan)
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post Apr 10 2005, 11:10 AM
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post Apr 10 2005, 11:40 AM
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Covering and then murdering the Kinks is sacreligious.
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post Apr 10 2005, 12:39 PM
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QUOTE (Stella MM @ Apr 10 2005, 10:30 AM)
Fucking Futureheads with their fucking awful cover of Hounds of Love. Makes me want to hunt each member of the band down and beat them to death with their own instruments.
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I really think you are being unfair on he Futureheads, their cover is so different to Kate Bush's that it might as well be a different song and that is what a good cover should do, reimagine the song to suit the band's style. I like it as much as the original but i think that the two versions aim to achieve different things.

As far as a cover that i really hate, Hundred Reasons version of How Soon Is Now?, in fact, i hate pretty much every song on that emo-does-the-smiths cover album
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post Apr 10 2005, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Apr 10 2005, 12:39 PM)
I really think you are being unfair on he Futureheads, their cover is so different to Kate Bush's that it might as well be a different song and that is what a good cover should do, reimagine the song to suit the band's style. I like it as much as the original but i think that the two versions aim to achieve different things.

As far as a cover that i really hate, Hundred Reasons version of How Soon Is Now?, in fact, i hate pretty much every song on that emo-does-the-smiths cover album
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Agree with you on The Futureheads thing, but is the Hundred Reasons version the one used in the opening credits of 'Charmed'? If so, I agree with you on that one as well.
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post Apr 10 2005, 01:13 PM
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I don't think it's the same one, Hundred Reason's version was recorded last year whilst Charmed has been on for a while now. Not sure who sings the Charmed theme but it's not a patch on the original.
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post Apr 10 2005, 01:34 PM
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Any Queen cover.


I got a blast of Heather Small's rendition of Save Me (I think..couldn't tell between the warbling and gross key chnages) when I SHOULD have been watching the good Doctor (either I'm 3 hours behind or the DVD fucked up).

G4.....ARGH!! UGHH!!! NNNNNGH!!!!!

That is all.
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post Apr 10 2005, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE (innercitysumo @ Apr 10 2005, 01:02 PM)
Agree with you on The Futureheads thing, but is the Hundred Reasons version the one used in the opening  credits of 'Charmed'? If so, I agree with you on that one as well.
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The version on Charmed is by Love Spit Love (aka Psychedelic Furs).

Although not a huge fan of the original...Jessica Simpson doing "Angels" is the most excrutiating thing I've ever heard in my life
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post Apr 10 2005, 02:26 PM
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QUOTE (PrincessKate @ Apr 10 2005, 11:03 AM)
Girls Aloud are about to cover "Wicked Game"...
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WHAT? HOW?
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Gah. Idiots.
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post Apr 10 2005, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Apr 10 2005, 01:39 PM)
I really think you are being unfair on he Futureheads, their cover is so different to Kate Bush's that it might as well be a different song and that is what a good cover should do, reimagine the song to suit the band's style. I like it as much as the original but i think that the two versions aim to achieve different things.

As far as a cover that i really hate, Hundred Reasons version of How Soon Is Now?, in fact, i hate pretty much every song on that emo-does-the-smiths cover album
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Why don't you like any emo bands that cover Smiths songs? I'd venture to suggest that it's the same reason that I loathe the Futureheads - because they've taken a song/artist that's very close to my heart and fucked around with it. You can say that it's 'different', but we both know it's worse.
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post Apr 10 2005, 04:19 PM
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QUOTE (WiseJoeyD @ Apr 10 2005, 01:34 PM)
Any Queen cover.

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With the exception, in my opinion, of We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Going To Use It, Frank Sidebottom and Bad New's covers of Bohemian Rhapsody - an overblown, overrated track improved with an injection of humour.
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