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Dave Frenzy
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#1
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)

edit:
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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#3
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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#4
Quote by Zoot Allures
Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah"


Fact: there are at least 1459 covers of that song that are better than the original.
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#7
Free bird I hate playing that song. If the audience just walked out when we played it I wouldnt care.
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#8
Quote by Dave Frenzy

  • Guns n Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven




i agree


noone should bother covering bad songs
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#9
Quote by theogonia777
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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#11
Quote by Zoot Allures
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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#12
Smells Like Teen Spirit.


How come no one said this yet? This is the worst one.
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Dave Frenzy
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#13
Quote by Mr.DeadDuck
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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#14
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Smells Like Teen Spirit.


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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#16
at this stage I'd like to add

Metallica - Enter Sandman
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#17
Any Beatles songs.

Other than that I really like to listen to covers whether they be good or bad.
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#20
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Smells Like Teen Spirit.


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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#22
Anything by Ronnie James Dio or Chris Cornell, their voices are just too good.
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#23
"Baby Got Back".

Nobody other than Sir Mixalot will ever be able to perform that song.
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#24
****ing Adele songs.

Everywhere you go there's a new cover of a tool (or a twat) holding an acoustic and screeching out Someone Like You or Rolling in the Deep.
*insert trying-too-hard-to-be-ironic link to my crappy music here*
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#25
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Any Beatles songs.


Not true, I've seen many really good covers. Don't cover Yesterday, or a Day in the Life.
OK to cover: Revolution (I've seen this a couple times done brilliantly), or say Day Tripper.


My band has covered the following songs that appear on this list:
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#28
As long as you cover them well, whats wrong with doing them?
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Quote by theogonia777
Fact: there are at least 1459 covers of that song that are better than the original.

Does it hurt, being so painfully wrong?

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#30
Quote by Oyface
Smells Like Teen Spirit.


How come no one said this yet? This is the worst one.



Check out The Bad Plus and their cover of this. You would think it was a masterpiece if you had only heard this cover and thought it was the original.
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#31
If a band is going to cover a smiths song then they better do a good job of it
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#32
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Check out The Bad Plus and their cover of this. You would think it was a masterpiece if you had only heard this cover and thought it was the original.

... Well that was a huge mess.
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#33
A friend of mine played his final recital the other day, a few days before, he needed to add an extra song to make up time, he couldn't think of anything other than Stairway, so he bit the bullet and threw it in.

He ****ing nailed it.
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#34
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... Well that was a huge mess.


You clearly don't understand the point of The Bad Plus.
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#35
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****ing Adele songs.

Everywhere you go there's a new cover of a tool (or a twat) holding an acoustic and screeching out Someone Like You or Rolling in the Deep.

Normally I'd agree with you but I freakin' loved this guy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O95HPRcg1aI

And I dunno what you guys are talking about with a lot of these. I'm ashamed to admit my band used to do Teen Spirit and Crazy Train in the same set which I understand why those really shouldn't be covered, but a lot of these I've seen some great stuff for.
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#37
Quote by Zoot Allures
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.

Buckley's cover is bad though. John Cale has the best cover IMO. Pain of Salvation's cover is also great.
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#38
Quote by moscaespañol
Does it hurt, being so painfully wrong?


Why don't you and Zoot go get a room and make out to Leonard Cohen then?
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Get a #%$@ing life or you will get banned for life.


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#39
Nothing should be off limits. Everything was made to be ruined.
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#40
Rush-Subdivisions. No one will ever cover it better than the original.