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This one breaks my heart because I LOVE Alice in Chains. Layne Staley is my favorite singer: then, now, forever. Incubus butchered "Would?".

 

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On ‎12‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 7:14 AM, Brian Fowler said:

Pick a Five Finger Death Punch cover. Whichever one you chose, it's the right answer

there can be only one:

 

 

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Why this was done still hurts me

James

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What have I done to you guys to deserve this?

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Did the world really need an overearnest white girl coffeehouse cover of the fucking SAFETY DANCE?  Because we got one.

 

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On 12/27/2018 at 7:44 AM, Phil4126 said:

there can be only one:

 

 

Can we just go with FFDP is just a shitty band?

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I nominate the entirety of this new Weezer album.

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1 hour ago, EVA said:

I nominate the entirety of this new Weezer album.

Africa is a decent cover.  No Scrubs is horrible.

I also hate their cover of Radiohead's Paranoid Android.

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On 12/13/2018 at 8:59 AM, J.T. said:

On second thought. I think I have won the thread and so we all lose.

I am sorry for putting you all through this first thing in the morning...

People like to hate on Miley Cyrus's cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit.  It's not an entirely horrible performance on its own, but her pretentious into ruins everything that came after.

How in the fuck was Nirvana an influence for her?  She was born a year after Nevermind came out and she emulated her father's rockabilly stylings until she became a Disney kid and sang Pop tunes.  We call bullshit, Miley.

Even if the Weezer album is out, I'm seeing the Britney Spears cover and raising it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue5kotMLjws

 

"I hope I DON'T die before I get old."  I WIN.

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I'm no huge Simon & Garfunkel fan but Disturbed doing "Sound of Silence" is a musical atrocity, plus you just know that singer douche hears it and thinks it's a fucking work of art or something. 

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Deftones are probably one of my favorite bands but I really do hate their cover of No Ordinary Love by Sade.

I know that the purpose of covers is to bend a song to your sound, but Chino trying to wail his way through the lyrics that Sade smoothly croons through just makes my heart hurts..

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On 12/13/2018 at 9:26 PM, Lamp, broken circa 1988 said:

lol y'all have weak stomachs. all these covers have most of the same notes in them still. Get on Bono's level. Or don't. Please don't.

The closest is the Ska Crazy Train.

I am the only person that followed the directions. 

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4 hours ago, J.T. said:

Deftones are probably one of my favorite bands but I really do hate their cover of No Ordinary Love by Sade.

I know that the purpose of covers is to bend a song to your sound, but Chino trying to wail his way through the lyrics that Sade smoothly croons through just makes my heart hurts..

Luckily they usually crush most of their covers, IMHO. I'd rather hear Chino over Morrissey any day, plus their version of Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur" is killer.

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On 1/25/2019 at 12:36 PM, J.T. said:

Africa is a decent cover.  No Scrubs is horrible.

I also hate their cover of Radiohead's Paranoid Android.

I actually liked "No Scrubs", simply because it was the only thing on the album that wasn't a note for note "what if Band X were playing and the vocalist fell in a manhole and Rivers had to fill in on vox?" remake.  It's bad, but it made me smile in a way that none of their non-Toto covers have before.

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1 hour ago, christopher.annino said:

Luckily they usually crush most of their covers, IMHO. I'd rather hear Chino over Morrissey any day, plus their version of Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur" is killer.

Most Smiths and Morrissey covers are better than the originals, because most bands have singers who can sing. And Morrissey cannot sing. At all.

You ever notice how almost everyone who does a version of Tainted Love is covering the Soft Cell version, not the Gloria Jones original?

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On 12/27/2018 at 8:56 AM, J.H. said:

Why this was done still hurts me

James

No lie, this is one of the better songs on that album

Their version of "Watching the Detectives" misses the point by millions of miles

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1 hour ago, John E. Dynamite said:

the one, the only

 

There's like twenty worse covers just in that movie. Hell, this is one of the two or three BEST from it.

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I feel like this qualifies. I used to cringe when this was on the radio.

 

 

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11 hours ago, John E. Dynamite said:

No lie, this is one of the better songs on that album

Their version of "Watching the Detectives" misses the point by millions of miles

I just found this completely coincidentally today and came here to post it and it's terrible.

 

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6 hours ago, Chaos said:

I feel like this qualifies. I used to cringe when this was on the radio.

 

"Ten years of Godsmack" doesn't sound like an album; it sounds like a prison sentence you escape via suicide-by-cop.

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