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Old 06-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Songs which should NEVER be covered

list the songs that amateur bands should NEVER cover at gigs

these can be the songs that are just bad in general or are the classics that shouldnt be atempted.

Im going to kick it off by listing the 2 obvious ones:
  • Guns n Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

(If you happen to have covered any that appear in this list you should feel bad... unless it was a dam good cover)

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Thought I'd make this list after headlining a gig tonight and the first support band doing incredibly bad covers of:
  • all along the watch tower - Bob Dylan/Hendrix (Hendrix is better imo)
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Back in the USSR - The Beatles
  • Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah"
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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I don't think its about the song it's about whether it's been done before, I've seen plenty of average covers of either song, participated in a few myself but I would be interested to see a reggae version of either (or at least something new)

I don't think it's the song that's sacred it's tired overused ideas that annoy me personally.


Edit: **** that ^^^ he's right hallelujah is a no go.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah"


Fact: there are at least 1459 covers of that song that are better than the original.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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Free bird I hate playing that song. If the audience just walked out when we played it I wouldnt care.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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  • Guns n Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven



i agree


noone should bother covering bad songs
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #9
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Fact: there are at least 1459 covers of that song that are better than the original.

Every cover of it has been worse >.< Everyone goes on about Jeff Buckleys too, and it sucks, the song doesn't sound right without Leonard Cohens big voice.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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Every cover of it has been worse >.< Everyone goes on about Jeff Buckleys too, and it sucks, the song doesn't sound right without Leonard Cohens big voice.


Jeff Buckley's cover does suck, but it's still better.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #12
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Smells Like Teen Spirit.



How come no one said this yet? This is the worst one.
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I don't think its about the song it's about whether it's been done before, I've seen plenty of average covers of either song, participated in a few myself but I would be interested to see a reggae version of either (or at least something new)

I don't think it's the song that's sacred it's tired overused ideas that annoy me personally.


Edit: **** that ^^^ he's right hallelujah is a no go.



thats a very good point. I totally agree with the reggae cover ideas

but I still think certain songs are sacred. because some bands can just ruin a song for you.
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How come no one said this yet? This is the worst one.




i wouldn't say it's the worst one but yeah it's a p bad song
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Jeff Buckley's cover does suck, but it's still better.

This is objectively wrong And see my title.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #16
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at this stage I'd like to add

Metallica - Enter Sandman
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #17
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Any Beatles songs.

Other than that I really like to listen to covers whether they be good or bad.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #18
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i dont like covering ANY songs at a gig
but ive been know to drunkenly play all striway to heaven and freebird sometimes
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How come no one said this yet? This is the worst one.



Of all the Nirvana songs you could cover, this would be the worst one to cover. They have way better songs and it just sounds really bad when you try to do a proper cover of this song.

Also, people who decide to cover Sublime and their first thought is "What I Got"
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