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The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« on: June 22, 2008, 12:34:24 AM »
Insomnia is a wonderful thing. Just been looking through the channels on sky and found this bunch. Turisas, a viking battle metal band doing a cover of.............wait for it...............Ra Ra Rasputin by Bony M.  happy001



Any others we can add to the list?
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 01:07:01 PM »
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Re: The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 05:26:44 PM »
By coincidence, reports today say that Celine Dions version of AC/DC's "Shook me all night long" is the worst cover ever:


Celine Dion is responsible for the world's worst cover song, according to music experts.

The Canadian singer received the ignominious title for her rendition of the AC/DC track You Shook Me All Night Long. Dion, 40, has never released the song as a single but performed the "musical offence" at a Las Vegas concert six years ago.

A Sugababes and Girls Aloud version of Walk This Way, which had been a huge hit for Aerosmith and rappers Run DMC, came second.

Westlife's 1999 cover of the ballad More Than Words by rock band Extreme was third in the list compiled by Total Guitar magazine.

Will Young's cover of The Doors' Light My Fire, which reached Number One in 2002, and an easy listening arrangement by The Mike Flowers Pops of Oasis ballad Wonderwall completes the top five.

Experts also delivered a verdict on the most successful cover versions.

Jimi Hendrix's cover of the Bob Dylan song All Along the Watchtower topped the list, followed by The Beatles' rendition of Twist and Shout, first recorded by the Top Notes.

The Guns N' Roses version of the Wings' song Live and Let Die, Nirvana's cover of The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie, and Muse's Feeling Good, made famous by Nina Simone, are also in the top five.

Total Guitar magazine editor Stephen Lawson said: "Cover versions have never been bigger. Producer Mark Ronson became a household name on the back of his quirky covers album, with Amy Winehouse's version of Valerie outselling The Zutons' original.

"It's good to see that Hendrix still is Number One. The first time you hear All Along The Watchtower, with that heavy vibe, it sounds like it's from another planet. The number one worst cover song - Celine Dion covering AC/DC - is sacrilege."


Source = http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gGvYtvCU-P8MdTtzukesjjtzy4wg

Go to hold my hands up on this one, I thought Hendrix's "All along the watchtower" was the original  redface:

Anyway, here's Celine (I lasted about 30 seconds)

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Re: The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 05:31:59 PM »
Tsk!  noooo: Not good, not good at all.
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Re: The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 08:34:15 AM »
Go to hold my hands up on this one, I thought Hendrix's "All along the watchtower" was the original  redface:

Easy mistake ~ cover versions of Dylan songs are often better than the original  8)

some examples:

Mr Tambourine Man - Byrds
Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann 
It's All Over Now Baby Blue - Them
Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall - Byran Ferry
Absolutely Sweet Marie - Jason & The Scorchers 
Simple Twist of Fate - Joan Baez




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Re: The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 11:04:25 AM »
I have found it, the worst cover version ever made of a song....



Listen if you dare  eeek:
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Re: The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 11:09:18 AM »
At least he can sing in tune.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 03:36:35 PM »
I have found it, the worst cover version ever made of a song....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy5KjaAS7nY

Listen if you dare  eeek:

They just played the bastard thing (all of it) on Forces Radio while I was out in the truck!  Banghead
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 04:14:41 PM »
Its amazing how easy it is to get forces radio to play a track if you have interweb access BM whistle:
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008, 06:24:40 PM »
Its amazing how easy it is to get forces radio to play a track if you have interweb access BM whistle:
bastards!  cussing:
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2008, 08:49:15 AM »
Its amazing how easy it is to get forces radio to play a track if you have interweb access BM whistle:
bastards!  cussing:

Well if you will drive around in a 4x4 playing Forces Radio whilst pretending to be a soldier what can you expect?
Tune to Radio Four and avoid the agro.
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2008, 12:21:35 PM »
Its amazing how easy it is to get forces radio to play a track if you have interweb access BM whistle:
bastards!  cussing:

Well if you will drive around in a 4x4 playing Forces Radio whilst pretending to be a soldier what can you expect?
Tune to Radio Four and avoid the agro.
I'd need a five thousand foot long antenna on my truck to get R4...  noooo:
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Re: The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2008, 12:28:44 PM »
Its amazing how easy it is to get forces radio to play a track if you have interweb access BM whistle:
bastards!  cussing:

Well if you will drive around in a 4x4 playing Forces Radio whilst pretending to be a soldier what can you expect?
Tune to Radio Four and avoid the agro.
I'd need a five thousand foot long antenna on my truck to get R4...  noooo:

BBC World Service carries it.  ::)
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2008, 12:59:33 PM »
Its amazing how easy it is to get forces radio to play a track if you have interweb access BM whistle:
bastards!  cussing:

Well if you will drive around in a 4x4 playing Forces Radio whilst pretending to be a soldier what can you expect?
Tune to Radio Four and avoid the agro.
I'd need a five thousand foot long antenna on my truck to get R4...  noooo:

BBC World Service carries it.  ::)
What, on the light programme or something?  ::)
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Re: The Most Bizzare Song Covers in the World...........Ever
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2008, 01:01:31 PM »
I cant find any proof of it but there is a rumour that the vatican football team have sung a version of Queen's 'We Are The Champions' in latin....  eeek:
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.