Worst Cover Ever

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by shanks, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. shanks

    shanks Fledgling Freddie

    We all know how it goes. A lesser known band wants to pay tribute/get recognition for there own work so they do a cover of a old song. Seeing as the only thing you have to pay is a small fee to record it, it's alot easier then writing your own song. Saddest thing about this is that people often keep it quite that it's a cover and thus make it out as there own work. To get the ball rolling ill throw in some horrible examples(I will only list songs I think is good in the first place so no Britney):

    Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes (The Who)
    I wont even comment on this, seeing the utter shittyness these bastards have put out thru the years

    Korn - One ( Metallica )
    My god, the bass

    All Saints - Under the Bridge (Red hot chili peppers)
    My ears, my ears

    I can name alot more but ill leave some for you guys. Oh and above Metallica are'nt any better since they put out a whole 2 disc album with covers of older bands. Granted most of the songs were great they totally slaughtered others. So name and shame!
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  2. Aoami

    Aoami I am a FH squatter

    I didn't mind lb's cover of behind blue eyes.

    Worst cover ever = Goldfingers cover of 99 Red Ballons.
  3. Sparrow

    Sparrow Fledgling Freddie

    Easy - Madonna's American Pie. No emotion, no feel, just a cheerful pop chick trying to sing.
  4. throdgrain

    throdgrain FH is my second home

    I think the Who song cover is ok tbh, and yes Im old enough to have the original too ;)
  5. Scooba da Bass

    Scooba da Bass Fledgling Freddie

    Soulfly's cover of Smoke on the Water. I don't even especially like the original, but the cover is just so bad.
  6. Derric

    Derric Fledgling Freddie

    Think Limp Bizkit made a cover of Tool's "Sober"..that almost made me cry..to have those untalented bastards destroy a song from such a good band should be forbidden by law. :(
  7. Gombur Glodson

    Gombur Glodson Fledgling Freddie

    I can only agree, blasphemy!
  8. Sar

    Sar Resident Freddy

    Anything by Atomic Kitten - let's face it, they're a fucking cover GROUP.

  9. throdgrain

    throdgrain FH is my second home

    Ahh yes, didnt they do The Tide Is High , originally by the Most Sexiest Woman Evah ???
  10. Sar

    Sar Resident Freddy

    Pam Ayres?

  11. Afx

    Afx Fledgling Freddie

    Sixpence none the richer - there she goes...Didnt think it was possible to ruin such a perfect song, but they managed it.
  12. Scooba da Bass

    Scooba da Bass Fledgling Freddie

    Squarepusher - Love will tear us Apart.

    I love his work, I heard this announced and was so excited and it's so....nothingy, and that's what makes it a bad cover, so much potential, and it's just a big gray mass.
  13. Sharma

    Sharma Can't get enough of FH

    The ones who did the boys of summer cover (Not DJ sammy), it was the Atari's i think, i thought that this was the most god awful cover i ever heard, Bunch of american newbies i thought. :p
  14. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    I can't remember who it's by, but that acoustic cover of Outkast's Ms Jackson. Dear GOD WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!
  15. Scooba da Bass

    Scooba da Bass Fledgling Freddie

    The Vines
  16. Cdr

    Cdr Can't get enough of FH

    Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit
  17. Nibbler

    Nibbler Fledgling Freddie

    Avril Lavinge - Chop Suey

    Oh.My.God :eek7:
  18. stubbyrulz

    stubbyrulz Fledgling Freddie

    she did that? that gotta be bad :/ worst 1 ive heard is probly that blue eyes by limp bizkit
  19. Sharma

    Sharma Can't get enough of FH


    Thats all i can say.
  20. Munkey

    Munkey Can't get enough of FH

    I thought it was fucking hilarious! Somebody puts it on at least once a day in the common room for us to laugh at.

    That said, it is a bloody shite cover.
  21. Bodhi

    Bodhi FH is my second home

    Gary Jules - Mad World.
  22. shanks

    shanks Fledgling Freddie


    Was sitting around reading another forum and I found this link. It's a cover song database. Pretty cool stuff. I for one did'nt know that Outlandish's Aisha was a cover until I looked it up.
  23. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    The Smiths - Golden Lights

    It's fucking shite, whether it's a cover or not. Fucking fucking fucking dire!
  24. maxi

    maxi Fledgling Freddie

    Primal Scream and Kate Moss? - Some Velvet Morning

    they should be shot, fucking hipster twats.
  25. Moving Target

    Moving Target Fledgling Freddie

    'nuff said.
  26. ReActor

    ReActor Fledgling Freddie

    There's a ska punk band (not sure if it was Me First And The Gimme Gimmes) who did 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'. God, whiney American punk singers don't need any help to sound irritating as it is...

    Also, I heard the Vines do Ms Jackson live and thought it was really good!
  27. JBP|

    JBP| Part of the furniture

    and the winner for the worst ever cover version goes too....

    the Scissor Sisters for thier awfull rendition of Comfortably numb by pink floyd

    imo the sisters should be attacked with scissors on two counts

    1] for a feeble attempt at one of those special songs that should never be coverd

    2]singing the said song in the style of the Bee Gees
  28. Khefru

    Khefru One of Freddy's beloved

    Well said. Has to be the worst ever, followed closely by Sheryl Crowe - Sweet Child o' mine
  29. Yoni

    Yoni Cockb@dger / Klotehommel

    Have to agree with JBP here except scissors are not good enough. The should have electric shocks administered through their genitals for such an atrocity as even attempting to take this and make it into a dance track. :eek:
  30. Doomy

    Doomy Fledgling Freddie

    Im not sure who did it but whoever decided that a house beat over Jefferson Airplanes 'Need somebody to love' (cant remember at this time in the morning exactly what its called) should be shot. With a blunderbuss.

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