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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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How about the Flying Lizards version of Money

or even worse, their version of Purple Haze

or, in fact,just about anything at all by them - they were pretty dire!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@hyperborea)
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I like Lenny Kravitz, but his cover of American Woman by The Guess Who didn't even come close.

The original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1x6NNNfVJc&feature=related

Cool video. It appears that Randy Bachman (hiding in the back on the right behind the bass player) is wearing a Garnet amps sweatshirt. Garnet was a cool little amp company out of Winnipeg (the home of the Guess Who) started by a guy called Gar Gilles now since passed on. He did a lot of rather cool amps in the 60's and 70's. Probably the second biggest Canadian amp company after Traynor. Supposedly supplied all the amps for The Guess Who and later BTO.

Bachman is also the guy who taught guitar to Neil Young (also of Winnipeg and partially Toronto).

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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(@hyperborea)
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Sorry jason, but I can top yours...
Pat Boone - Crazy Train (pretty much his entire "In a Metal Mood" album is an abomination)

I can top it - Pat Boone doing Tutti Frutti originally by Little Richard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sfatiRpFMM

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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(@hyperborea)
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I don't know who or what a Hilary Duff is, but it was well named - hilariously duff!

THIS ONE will definitely up the cheese quotient a little - not quite the gorgonzolas we've had so far, more of a ripe Limburger......

Definitely Shagadelic, baby!

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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(@hyperborea)
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Sorry jason, but I can top yours...

Paul Anka - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Pat Boone - Crazy Train (pretty much his entire "In a Metal Mood" album is an abomination)
you obviously never listened to the whole shatner tambourine man fiasco

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

Spock vs Kirk

Are you ready to relent to Mr. Spock doing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins? I'm not sure that it's actually a cover so I'll enter this - Mr. Spock singing Put a Little Love in Your Heart.

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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(@hyperborea)
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"Fire" by Crazy Arthur Brown

That's not a cover - that's an original and IMNSHO a pretty decent song. He apparently was a real nutter though. I'm too young to have seen him live but supposedly he would do this song with a real flaming hat on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCClFi-dQFk

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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(@hyperborea)
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How about the Flying Lizards version of Money

or even worse, their version of Purple Haze

or, in fact,just about anything at all by them - they were pretty dire!

I remember when Money by the Flying Lizards came out. It was at the time pretty adventurous and an early part of what was called "New Wave" (basically the re-complexification of music again after the stripping down popular music underwent during the punk era). I think it was actually quite good. With the sliding scale of what's "classic" rock (that we had a long discussion about maybe 6 months ago) this is now in that category.

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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(@teleplayer324)
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I think the worst I've heard has been Ozzy doing a cover of Sympathy for the Devil.

If you happen to get the Alice Cooper show on your local classic rock station, he pulls some real stinkers out on his "Coopers Covers" segment

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

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(@fleaaaaaa)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V386tY_NsU&feature=related

This tops all of that! I stumbled upon it, hideous.

together we stand, divided we fall..........


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(@teleplayer324)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V386tY_NsU&feature=related

This tops all of that! I stumbled upon it, hideous.

Dude, that was seriously evil

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

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(@ricochet)
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Oh, no, no, no!

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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All we need now is a version of "Jumping Jack Flash" by Westlife, and perhaps a cover of "Street Fighting Man" by Andy Williams......

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@dan-t)
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Speaking of horrible cover songs, I just saw this on Yahoo this morning. A few more that haven't been mentioned yet for you listening enj...er... torture!

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


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(@cat)
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C'mon...can ya top "The Macarena"???

Cat

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