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dlauster : 10/10/2019 5:08 pm
I mean this had to happen based on the prior thread right?

For me, its Joan Baez doing The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down by the Band. Talk about a swing and a miss!
yeah, that was pretty bad. Why Joan B thought she could  
Del Shofner : 10/10/2019 5:31 pm : link
improve on the original or even make her own version fly has never been clear to me. Having her voice as Virgil Cain is completely unconvincing. There must be tons of other bad ones, but I can't think of them now.
Guns n Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door  
Bold Ruler : Mod : 10/10/2019 5:38 pm : link
Flame away.
Carl Lewsis  
dlauster : 10/10/2019 5:45 pm : link
doing the national anthem?
RE: Guns n Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door  
smshmth8690 : 10/10/2019 5:45 pm : link
In comment 14621606 Bold Ruler said:
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+1
Cats In The Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe.  
smshmth8690 : 10/10/2019 5:46 pm : link
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RE: Guns n Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door  
Steve L : 10/10/2019 5:53 pm : link
In comment 14621606 Bold Ruler said:
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Flame away.


No flame needed. Terrible.

Now they’re version of Live and Let Die is another story....
Hooked on a Feeling  
Csonka : 10/10/2019 5:53 pm : link
Hasselhoff version. Can't be appreciated without the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQVlVHsFF8
Guns and Roses  
DC Gmen Fan : 10/10/2019 6:43 pm : link
Live and let die
Steve Martin singing Maxwell's Silver Hammer...  
jnoble : 10/10/2019 6:47 pm : link
...from the infamous 1978 Sgt Pepper movie. He alledegly refuses to acknowledge it ever happened.
it might have been fergie or sheryl crow or both.  
madgiantscow009 : 10/10/2019 7:00 pm : link
sweet child o'mine.
"Blinded by the Light"..  
bw in dc : 10/10/2019 7:09 pm : link
Manford Mann.

It's one of my favorite songs from the Springsteen catalog, but it makes me ill when I hear Mann's version...
Oh, there are  
Gman11 : 10/10/2019 7:52 pm : link
plenty, but the latest (sort of) cover of Leslie Gore's You Don't Own Me by Grace is pretty terrible.
Will to F'ing Power  
John In CO : 10/10/2019 8:14 pm : link
doing Freebird/Baby I love your way. My God how much I used to hate that cover! It offended me on every level:).
Easy, William Shatner  
DonQuixote : 10/10/2019 8:24 pm : link
Lucy un the shy with diamonds ...


Lonk - ( New Window )
RE: Guns n Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door  
Moondawg : 10/10/2019 9:23 pm : link
In comment 14621606 Bold Ruler said:
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I would say it's the worst ever but it's not very good I agree
Somebody posted a cover of Nick Cave's Red Right Hand...  
Milton : 10/11/2019 12:11 am : link
...by Snoop Dogg that absolutely sucked and on top of it they didn't even give credit to Nick Cave on it.
Here's Nick Cave performing the song live (great fucking song!)... - ( New Window )
This is just terrible  
Scott in Montreal : 10/11/2019 8:34 am : link
on so many levels....... BARF!
Ataris - Boys of Summer - ( New Window )
RE: Mann  
x meadowlander : 10/11/2019 9:53 am : link
In comment 14621736 bw in dc said:
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Manford Mann.

It's one of my favorite songs from the Springsteen catalog, but it makes me ill when I hear Mann's version...



Funny. I consider that to be just about the best reworking of any song I ever heard. I'm a huge Bruce fan, but to me, Springsteen's original version sounds like a demo that he never figured out how to arrange (though I love the album - several songs of 'Greetings' have always hit me that way).

I will say the Mann version got played to death back in the day, but it's hooky as hell, sounded fantastic when it was fresh - unique use of the analog synths, I loved the creativity of the sections and how different they were from one another yet fit together beautifully - I always considered that to be a real masterpiece of production.
Five Finger Death Punch  
pjcas18 : 10/11/2019 10:59 am : link
(who I am a fan of) covering LL Cool J Mama said Knock You Out. Just doesn't work.

They do a lot of covers.

I like their offspring cover (Gone Away) - could be a candidate for best cover. And they changed the meaning a little (still about loss, but I like the way 5FDP express it and the video is pretty poignant).


No just no - ( New Window )
RE: This is just terrible  
x meadowlander : 10/11/2019 12:06 pm : link
In comment 14624101 Scott in Montreal said:
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on so many levels....... BARF! Ataris - Boys of Summer - ( New Window )
Don Henley is a terrible person, but I do love the original version - it's unique, era-defining, sets a wonderful mood. Mike Campbell killed it with that one.

The cover to me sounds like someone trying to intentionally anger fans of the song.
I'd go with  
santacruzom : 10/11/2019 12:11 pm : link
Landslide by The Smashing Pumpkins, unless the intent was to make fun of the song, Fleetwood Mac, and music in general.
The mother lode of worst covers  
Dennis From Scotia : 10/11/2019 1:02 pm : link
Pat Boone's "In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy".

Track listing

"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (Original: Judas Priest) – 4:19
"Smoke on the Water" (Original: Deep Purple) – 3:53
"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (Original: AC/DC) – 4:37
"Panama" (Original: Van Halen) – 5:15
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" (Original: Alice Cooper) – 3:06
"Love Hurts" (Original: Everly Brothers, popularized as a hard rock ballad by Nazareth; composed by Boudleaux Bryant) – 4:57
"Enter Sandman" (Original: Metallica) – 3:52
"Holy Diver" (Original: Dio) – 4:44
"Paradise City" (Original: Guns N' Roses) – 4:41
"The Wind Cries Mary" (Original: The Jimi Hendrix Experience) – 4:12
"Crazy Train" (Original: Ozzy Osbourne) – 4:32
"Stairway to Heaven" (Original: Led Zeppelin) – 4:59
RE: Five Finger Death Punch  
Scott in Montreal : 10/11/2019 1:10 pm : link
In comment 14624517 pjcas18 said:
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(who I am a fan of) covering LL Cool J Mama said Knock You Out. Just doesn't work.


I am a fan of both FFDP and the original LL Cool J version. Yup this cover was nothing less than terrible.
Still don't see why  
BigBluesman : 10/11/2019 8:55 pm : link
we needed a Phil Collins version of "You Can't Hurry Love."
VAN HALEN...  
jonnyess : 10/12/2019 11:25 am : link
PRETTY WOMAN
DANCIN IN THE STREET

These songs just didn't need to be re-made...plain & simple
I think the Weezer cover of Toto's Africa is  
RomanWH : 10/12/2019 1:27 pm : link
horribly overrated.

Worst cover? Does singing the National Anthem count?

Roseanne

Fergie

Yuck. As a palette cleanser, watch this great version by a 7 year old:
Malea Emma
RE: Guns n Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door  
Bluesbreaker : 10/13/2019 11:47 pm : link
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Amen A winner a mockery of Dylans classic !!
Another vote for Weezer’s cover of Africa...  
trueblueinpw : 10/14/2019 6:44 am : link
Entirely unnecessary cover made even more unnecessary by the fact they made what’s practically a bit for bit re-recording. Toto was schmaltzy when they were huge, but they were a tight band of studio pros. Their sins are forgiven but not Weezer’s.
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