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#1 Super25Smasher

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:31 PM

You know how there's a thread for great covers? Here's the opposite!

Want a good laugh, or feeling masochistic? Listen to this shit!


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:55 PM

View PostSuper25Smasher, on 23 January 2016 - 01:31 PM, said:

You know how there's a thread for great covers? Here's the opposite!

Want a good laugh, or feeling masochistic? Listen to this shit!


I think that cover is wonderful. I love her voice on that song, especially towards the end!

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

I like Living Colour but this is a tough song to try and remake.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:30 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 23 January 2016 - 04:19 PM, said:

I like Living Colour but this is a tough song to try and remake.



They also murdered Back In Black.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:56 PM

Tiffany's bad attempt at I Saw Her Standing There makes me want to redecorate my shoes...

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:05 PM

Limp Bizkit's Behind Blue Eyes makes me angry. How could you, Fred? How could you...

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:13 PM

View Postlibrarian, on 23 January 2016 - 04:56 PM, said:

Tiffany's bad attempt at I Saw Her Standing There makes me want to redecorate my shoes...

...with your own vomit? Sounds about right.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:20 PM

View PostTurbine Freight, on 23 January 2016 - 04:30 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 23 January 2016 - 04:19 PM, said:

I like Living Colour but this is a tough song to try and remake.



They also murdered Back In Black.

I didn't know they covered that one. Just checked it out. Well, not entirely...I stopped it at :33 and now I need a drink. Awful. And it's not like the original sounds dated now and was crying out for a remake.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:27 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 23 January 2016 - 04:19 PM, said:

I like Living Colour but this is a tough song to try and remake.


well that's better than this version.

https://www.youtube....h?v=z36CD5iFWRY

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:40 PM

Queensryche has a covers album called Take Cover, which is full of wrong choices...

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:49 PM

View PostRod in Rio, on 23 January 2016 - 05:40 PM, said:

Queensryche has a covers album called Take Cover, which is full of wrong choices...
It was okay, but they could've chosen better songs.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 06:10 PM

Not a fan... Frampton's Jumpin' Jack Flash




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Posted 23 January 2016 - 07:28 PM

This cover of Fly By Night is a bit painful

https://ents-music.b...ck/fly-by-night

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:51 AM

Megadeth's covers of Anarchy, I Ain't Superstitious & These Boots are dreadful. And I love Megadeth.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 05:06 AM

View Posttoymaker, on 23 January 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

This cover of Fly By Night is a bit painful

https://ents-music.b...ck/fly-by-night

The Instrumentation was ace though

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 05:10 AM

Another case of liking the band but not a cover song of theirs:



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:48 AM

View Posttoymaker, on 23 January 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

This cover of Fly By Night is a bit painful

https://ents-music.b...ck/fly-by-night

I didn't take it that way.  He's almost singing in Geddy's register. I've heard many worse covers.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:58 AM

I went through all my GP music (roughly 20K songs) and couldn't find a single clunker of a cover.  It goes without saying that, since I'm a Rush fan, I have preeminent taste in music. :)

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:21 AM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 23 January 2016 - 05:20 PM, said:

View PostTurbine Freight, on 23 January 2016 - 04:30 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 23 January 2016 - 04:19 PM, said:

I like Living Colour but this is a tough song to try and remake.



They also murdered Back In Black.

I didn't know they covered that one. Just checked it out. Well, not entirely...I stopped it at :33 and now I need a drink. Awful. And it's not like the original sounds dated now and was crying out for a remake.


The guitar tone in both those songs is terrible

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:28 AM

View Posttoymaker, on 23 January 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

This cover of Fly By Night is a bit painful

https://ents-music.b...ck/fly-by-night
I didn't mind that.  I did think it was interesting to tone down the music from the original but keep the vocals basically in tact.  Not sure why they changed some of the lyrics.  The different guitar solo works.  Definitely not terrible.




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