Worst Moz/Smiths Covers

Denia

pirate wench
name the worst covers of moz/smiths songs you've ever heard.

for me it's:
my chemical romance's cover of "jack the ripper"
and
tatu's cover of "how soon is now?"
 

poprenaissance

Daydreamer
agree and disagree

Denia said:
name the worst covers of moz/smiths songs you've ever heard.

for me it's:
my chemical romance's cover of "jack the ripper"
and
tatu's cover of "how soon is now?"

mcr - HORRID.
tatu - quite liked.

as much as i love the decemberists, i think the colin melloy ep of covers was absolutely unlistenable. good guitarwork in "pregnant for the last time", though.
 

poprenaissance

Daydreamer
the death cab lyrics

On two bicycles
On a hillside desolate
Could nature make a man of me yet?

Under this charming calm
This charming man

Why ponder life's complexities
When the leather runs smooth
On the passenger seat?

I would go out tonight
But I haven't got a stitch to wear
This man said it's crucial
That someone so handsome should care

Ah ! I'm just a country boy
Who never knew his place
He said return the ring
He knows so much about these things
He knows so much about these things

I would go out tonight
But I haven't got a stitch to wear
This man said it's crucial
That someone so handsome should care
La, la-la, la-la, la-la, this charming man ...
La, la-la, la-la, la-la, this charming man ...

Ah! I'm just a country boy
Who never knew his place
He said return the ring
He knows so much about these things
He knows so much about these things
 

Codreanu

Ohimè.
I wouldn't think it could get any worse than a randomly selected track (worst = whichever song is playing) from that "screamo" album of covers someone once posted to the forum.

Aside from that, I strongly dislike Xiu Xiu's version of Asleep... which sounds, to the last note and quavering syllable, exactly as you would expect it to sound. :(
 

selfvalidation

Ill advised
the death cab cover sounds very punky to be honest. in that sense its very interesting to listen to but changing the lyrics? now come on...
 

poprenaissance

Daydreamer
selfvalidation said:
the death cab cover sounds very punky to be honest. in that sense its very interesting to listen to but changing the lyrics? now come on...

i agree.

my band covered "accept yourself" years back, and i changed the lyrics to "i am my mother's oldest son, and i'm her desperate one". a truism that all my friends caught and gave me a thumbs up to, cos it's true. but the death cab lyrics just come off as misheard lyrics, rather than a clever update.
 

Sami

w/pubic lice in Catalonia
there's that heavy metal Smiths covers album - it's just a trashy and repugnant record
 

spectral hand

all mouth and no trousers
There was a cover of "I Know It's Over" by Emilie Autumn that was just horrible. It was actually amazing that she could take such a powerful song and somehow manage to suck out all of its emotional energy.

I blogged about it at the time, and got loads of hate mail from Emilie Autumn fans, the content of which only seemed to prove my point.
 
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