This cover is just . . . WRONG!

EasyAce

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You may never hear "Louie, Louie" the same way again after hearing this cover, but don't say I didn't warn you . . .

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ToFSOi8pnY]The Sandpipers, "Louie, Louie"[/ame]

It's enough to make you forgive any and everyone else who's murdered that song to death . . . . well, almost.

OK, let's hear from you folks. Name some covers that are just . . . wrong! Not because they didn't do them note-for-note from the originals (I never cared two rat's asses about note-for-note covers and, indeed, prefer to hear anything but note-for-note covers and I don't give four rat's asses how iconic the song might be!) or the biggest earlier hit versions, but because they're just . . . wrong!
 

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These 2

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJHjQ81JtY0"]Stairway To Heaven - YouTube[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JDZgyR1j2Q"]Rolf Harris - Stairway To Heaven (with lyrics) - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Is this what a nursing home sounds like? I did not get through the first verse, and I wanted to cut myself.:shock:
 

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This piece of shit...
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULmC8JTTVy0]Celine Dion & Anastacia - You Shook Me All Night Long (Live Divas Las Vegas 2002) HDTV - YouTube[/ame]
 

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It sounds strangely cryptic played at that speed.

I thought it might have been the Sandpipers noticing how the bridge of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" uses the same chords as "Louie, Louie" and decided, Cha-ching! Let's see how "Louie, Louie" would sound with one of those slow and drippy a Wall of Sound productions!"

Then I realised---they probably weren't that clever, they were just three guys with a penchant for turning whatever they touched (usually folk music, but not exclusively) into music for the anesthesiologist's office . . .
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj7pDNDuoJ0]Worst Band Ever Butchers Pink Floyd - YouTube[/ame]
 

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If Ride had covered Louie Louie, it would be a bit like that...

I actually didn't hate it. There are much worse covers.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPaG6IX6-eo]DJ Sammy - Boys Of Summer (Deutsche Short Version) (Official Video) - YouTube[/ame]

For example, however, the lesbian spin is curious...
 

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Maybe Richie Sambora can get a job with this bloke. They'd compliment each other perfectly.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RovSUUgd4n0"]Worst cover EVER! Bon Jovi - Its My Life - YouTube[/ame]
 

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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjeMDvCdrtc"]worst cover ever! *the final count down* - YouTube[/ame]
:shock::shock:

But.....I kinda like this one.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU]Kazookeylele - Ukulele - The Final Countdown - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Don't know what they were covering but I bet it didn't sound like this...
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH9ru2fyLgk]Worst Band Ever & Drunk Guitarist Fall - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I normally hate covers...

What do you guys think of this?


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsm66p8B4kg]7 Zuma 7 - Hot Stuff (w/ lyrics) - YouTube[/ame]
 

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6vm-kb-SX8[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYc4DT18EJg]The Beach Boys Shred I Get Around - YouTube[/ame]
 

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That was amazing. How much smack did those guys bang!? I thought it was playing at the wrong speed until they started singing...
 

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That was amazing. How much smack did those guys bang!? I thought it was playing at the wrong speed until they started singing...

That's a good question! All I could say that they definitely nailed that Slashtone, though :slash:
 

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Pat Boone's carnage spans decades.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwBa8Pqi6Y]PAT BOONE on TV 1957 singing TUTTI FRUTTI little richard - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9IHf6Xvzo0]Pat Boone - Crazy Train - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G7CfjMliOU]Large 7-Band ASA Demo - You've Got Another Thing Comin' (Pat Boone) - YouTube[/ame]
 

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