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Worst Cover Songs: Maim That Tune : "Beat It" by "Fall Out Boy"

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Zaz, Dec 2, 2005.

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  1. PuccaKenobi

    PuccaKenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Athough I agree that this is not a good cover, Flava Flav said it was "slammin"

    Actually the whole Thank You record is pretty bad. And Duran Duran is by far my favorite band.

    Don't even know who the band was, but somone covered The Cure's Love Song a while back. It was terrible.
     
  2. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Alannis Morisette currently has a pretty lame-tastic cover of Seal's Crazy.
     
  3. Cantador

    Cantador Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Darth_Banal:

    That's what everybody says. In fact, I don't know anyone who so much as prefers Cohen's original version to Buckley's.

    Evidently, I'm a minority of one.
     
  4. JediofJade

    JediofJade Jedi Master star 5

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    No one has done Depeche Mode well except for Dishwalla's (?) cover of "Policy of Truth" and Johnny Cash's cover of "Personal Jesus". And even the Cash version I'm not so sure of.




    The Manson version was pure torture.
     
  5. Darth_Banal

    Darth_Banal Jedi Knight star 6

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    I always liked the Smashing Pumpkins' version of "Never Let Me Down Again" JOJ.
     
  6. Darth-Schwartz

    Darth-Schwartz Jedi Master star 4

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    Limp Bizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes"
    That guy that covered Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi"
    aAl the songs Ozzy just covered.
     
  7. benTantilles

    benTantilles Jedi Master star 3

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    no way! buckley's version brings tears to my eyes. and in a good way.



    could we perhaps talk about good covers? Guns N Roses's Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Van Halen's You Really Got Me, Stevie Ray Vaughan's Little Wing; all covers that, i daresay, are superior to the original.
     
  8. somethingfamiliar

    somethingfamiliar Jedi Knight star 5

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    Check page two of this very forum.
     
  9. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    WHAT? Man, I suppose I can see it, but I just love Rufus' version, it gets me right here (points to heart). Buckley's does nothing for me.

    But anyways, just heard the previously mentioned Scissor Sisters "Comfortably Numb." They slaughtered that song!
     
  10. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Frank Sinatra's cover of "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"

    Awkward.

     
  11. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    More:

    Frank Sinatra: "Something"

    Mariah Carey: "Open Arms"

    Ozzy Osborne: "In My Life"
     
  12. JamesBatista

    JamesBatista Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Since a lot of people are obviously going to cite Limp Bizkit's version of "Behind Blue Eyes", I'd just like to point out that their recent Greatest Hits CD contains a medley cover of both "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue and "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve.

    I took a few listens of it.

    [face_plain]
     
  13. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I cheered when I heard that his drummer had broken his wrist doing that song. Talk about karma.
     
  14. Darth_Banal

    Darth_Banal Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'd just like to point out that their recent Greatest Hits CD contains a medley cover of both "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue and "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve.

    Limp Bizkit covering "Bittersweet Symphony" ??

    [face_sick]
     
  15. obi-dave_cannoli

    obi-dave_cannoli Jedi Youngling star 1

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    can't believe everyone forgot the album pat boone did a few years back with heavy metal covers called "in a metal mood". includes songs such as: no more mr niceguy, enter sandman, panama, stairway to heaven, crazy train, etc... you get the idea. a local radio station will occasionally play a song as a joke.
     
  16. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Is that the lame-tastic Oasis song? Man, that song was crap as it was, let alone if Limp Bizkit covered it.
     
  17. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    It's The Verve, not Oasis. I liked the video.

    I guess it's not technically a cover, but I seem to recall Jessica Simpson butchering the melody from Jack & Diane a few years back.
     
  18. Darth_Pazuzu

    Darth_Pazuzu Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Actually, I rather liked A Perfect Circle's take on Imagine. They made it a lot darker harmonically without actually making it gloomy. Granted, that covers album that they did, eMotive, is actually pretty hit-and-miss, but I personally thought they hit the bullseye with Imagine. (And I must say that I dug Maynard's a capella rendition of Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle And The Drum, which closes the disc.)
     
  19. Nrf-Hrdr

    Nrf-Hrdr Jedi Master star 4

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    Truthfully I think Cohen's original version of Hallelujah is pretty weak. Horribly tacky and dated backing track, and Cohen sounds bored the way he sings it. Buckley's version was much stronger and more subtle.

    As for Bizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes", beyond the fundamental offensiveness of the band as a concept, I don't see what's so terrible about that cover. They play it pretty straight and I think ditching the slightly rubbish 'rocking' middle section from the original was a pretty smart idea.
     
  20. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    That's because Pat Boone did it as a joke.
     
  21. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by the Jackson Five.

    Creepy.

     
  22. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Especially when imagining Joe Jackson dressed as Santa Claus. ;)
     
  23. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Even creepier.

    Another creepy cover: "Santa Baby" by Everclear.

    Eartha Kitt can sing this song. A man singing it is just...very cringe-inducing.
     
  24. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    "The Greatest Love of All" Whitney Houston song covered by Kevin Rowland. A thoroughly lousy song in the first place, but if you think things can't get worse, you are mistaken.

    :p
     
  25. True_Killer

    True_Killer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Megadeth doing the Sex Pistols..that is horrible..
     
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