Saturday, September 11, 2010

The best of the worst covers

So, a while back Rob Liz shared with me a song filled to the brim with fail. It wasn't from Vampires Everywhere! believe it or not. It's not from Trivium. It didn't come from any of his "Unsigned and unknown" wannabe's that he shares with us from time to time. It's from beloved Operatic songstress and former Nightwish Diva, Tarja. The song - a cover of overplayed and uninspiring 80's cock rock song "In the Still of the Night" by Whitesnake. This version, the live one, was just so bad, so horrible that I couldn't get through 30 seconds of it. Well kids, as I've been trolling through her new release, "What Lies Beaneath", I came across that gem in studio format and I have to say, it's just as bad.

So, that got me thinking. We're at a time frame in music, where many artists are covering classics from days of olde and other genres, and some of them have turned out pretty good. What I want to know is, what are the BAD ones, and more specifically, which is the worst of the worst? I'm throwing the gauntlet (again, thanks to Rob) with Tarja's HORRIBLE version of a horrible song. So far, she's the winner. Can you outdo that one? Is there something out there that's worse? Is there a cover of a beloved metal classic out there that should have never existed?

So sound off. We need YOU to share with us your choices for the worst of the worst cover:

So here it is: in all it's glory. Feel free to shower off after listening and brush your pearly whites to get the awful taste out of your mouth. Yes, it's that bad.



10 comments:

Rob Liz said...

Well this is quite in the vein of what you're asking but Children of Bodom's covers are usually horrific.I know this was done for laughs but I didn't think it funny and its truly terrible.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d7-2wooB9g

Mal Chance said...

Kay, I know AC/DC isn't metal you guys - but I work with a major Celine Dion fan. She tipped me off about this utterly horrific cover of "You Shook Me All Night Long" feat. Anastacia. Listening to more than 30 seconds of this song has been known to cause partial paralysis and impotence. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULmC8JTTVy0

Rob Liz said...

AC/DC works just fine for this site, Mal.
And yes...you're right I totally forgot about Celine's attempt at being a rocker(shiver).

Acacia said...

This one made me cry.. And the original artist was actually involved...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1KnCi6erJI

Draeden Wren said...

Ok. I think Acacia might have a good chance at winning here. Anything with Taylor Swift is EVIL!!!

Acacia said...

I found another one.. Now I realize that Bon Jovi is not the most popular band amongst metalheads.. But seriously!? Some songs should never be covered. Especially by bands named after a character in The Neverending Story...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szjv8DjD1rE

Rob Liz said...

Atreyu is fucking garbage anyway. Nice pick though. It's what these Hot topic mallcore bands try to do to be funny and/or relevant and fail at both.

Hagface said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAfuxaTCsOo&feature=related

I'm not sure yet how I feel about this...

Rob Liz said...

Christ...I didn't recognize the tune until the chorus. Power metal doing an Abba cover is almost acceptable. But yeah, that was shit:P

Draeden Wren said...

Hey, ABBA was just inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame.. It's not that bad.. The Taylor Swift thing is still giving me nightmares. I agree with Rob. That Atrayu thing was utterly retarded.

Hows about this montrosity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk5yHDXWz5Y