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(New Musical Express)   The thirty greatest crimes committed against music. Let's see: Nickelback, Bieber, the Gallagher Brothers, Queen, One Direction--wait, Queen, what the hell?   (nme.com) divider line 133
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2013-11-16 10:32:43 PM

emonk: I heard the Flaming Lips doing "No Quarter".


Tool did a cover of No Quarter that I think is decent.
 
2013-11-16 10:35:21 PM

Mole Man: FrancoFile: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.

Madonna's cover of American Pie.

/worst. cover. ever.

I'd go with Pearl Jam covering Last Kiss or Billy Idol covering Heroin.


That Pearl Jam cover makes me violent. I think it may equally be the length of the song and the performance. Jesus, just die already and put an end this glass scraping over my eardrums!
 
2013-11-16 11:02:32 PM

A Terrible Human: emonk: I heard the Flaming Lips doing "No Quarter".

Tool did a cover of No Quarter that I think is decent.


You're right.  Interesting variation.  Same sense of forboding and suspense as the original.

And thanks, I now know what the deal is: Although I've never consciously acknowledged it, I feel that that song is a serious piece of art, not to be lightheatedly farked with without a good reason.  It would not have irked me if Circle Jerks had made a (serious) rockin' punk version of it, and, additionally, I would not be at all bothered if Flaming Lips had trashed "Achy Breaky Heart".  But the Lips' treatment of that particular song made me feel like some heretofore unknown line had been crossed.

Perhaps I've finally completed my journey into the realm of full-fledged music-snobishness.  How exciting.

Or maybe I've just been listening to too much college radio lately and I'm at the age where trivial things can piss me off.
 
2013-11-16 11:27:22 PM

Robert1966: lasercannon: [www.abbaomnibus.net image 450x327]

Hey guys, what's going on?

The weird thing about ABBA is that their production is horribly dated (70s discoey Europop) and their lyrics are insipid, but the tunes are infectious and sung with talent and commitment. So they're both horrible and awesome, which makes them a great guilty pleasure.


Well said!

/ born in the late 60's, so I'm pre-wired to like them
 
2013-11-16 11:50:55 PM
FTFA:

Stephen Johnson suggested Queen, along with a couple of others. "I just can't see why people like them", he writes.

Who the f*ck is this guy I wondered. So I googles his picture....

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-17 12:01:47 AM
Oasis isn't that bad. They're a bit of a Beatles ripoff, but there are worse things to be.
 
2013-11-17 02:55:35 AM
www.brianmay.com

Who wrote this shiat?
 
2013-11-17 02:57:01 AM
Dr. May is the closest thing we have to a genuine renaissance man these days.   He is our very own Leonardo da Vinci, and anyone that speaks ill of him deserves a kick in the junk.
 
2013-11-17 03:13:01 AM

simplicimus: Thanks for the info. I don't think anyone should try to cover anything by Janis. Maybe "Mercedes Benz" and "Summertime".

Summertime

is originally from Porgy and Bess. So Joplin's version was already a cover.
 
2013-11-17 03:17:06 AM

notyomama: Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.

You should give them another try.  Listen to the first album and the live album - you'll see.


And don't forget their performance on Live Aid. It is considered the greatest live performance ever.
 
2013-11-17 03:33:30 AM
there are more than 30 bands in pop music.
just sample at random.
 
2013-11-17 03:56:27 AM

batlock666: simplicimus: Thanks for the info. I don't think anyone should try to cover anything by Janis. Maybe "Mercedes Benz" and "Summertime".

Summertime is originally from Porgy and Bess. So Joplin's version was already a cover.


I know. And usually any production of Porgy and Bess does it better than Janis.
 
2013-11-17 05:00:21 AM

OgreMagi: H31N0US: Two words about Queen: Live Aid.

They came out of retirement for all intents and purposes, and blew the field away. It was their best show. Go YouTube it. Ah fark it here it is. I'll watch it now why not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038

Even the other artists (and there were some big names there) agreed that Queen and Freddie owned that show.


I don't know how many thousand people were there at the stadium, but the audience singing along proved Queen owned that show.
 
2013-11-17 05:30:48 AM

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.

Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ

Ok, you win.  Why did you do that to me?  I couldn't make it through 10 seconds of that tripe.

*Sobs and covers face with hands*

Misery loves company, my friend.

 
2013-11-17 05:49:45 AM
emonk:
Perhaps I've finally completed my journey into the realm of full-fledged music-snobishness.  How exciting.

Welcome to the fold
 
2013-11-17 06:16:24 AM
I don't care what everyone else think. I like that cover of "Hallelujah".

And no one here still don't know who did that abomination of a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? Or is it like "Highlander II" it doesn't exist?
 
2013-11-17 06:34:11 AM
That Kid Rock track about Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama.
The first few seconds always make me think it's Werewolves of London then... dissapoint.
 
2013-11-17 06:43:11 AM

Freschel: I don't care what everyone else think. I like that cover of "Hallelujah".

And no one here still don't know who did that abomination of a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? Or is it like "Highlander II" it doesn't exist?


It's not this you're referring to, is it?
 
2013-11-17 06:45:19 AM
picslap.com
 
2013-11-17 07:51:50 AM
Queen? Really?

//What the fark is wrong with the world....
 
2013-11-17 08:57:14 AM
Clapton's I shot the sheriff makes me cringe every time. A song about the underclass' relationship with justice by Marley, a tipsy cruise ship cover by Clapton.
 
2013-11-17 09:16:03 AM
Anyone else get annoyedwhen people think The Clash originated "I Fought the Law?" Because that's the only "The Clash song" Green Day has covered, and it was originally done by The Bobby Fuller Four.

/The Green Day cover does suck though
//Bad Shepherds do it much better. Hell all of their folk covers of classic punk songs are pretty awesome, love their version of London Calling.
 
2013-11-17 10:43:15 AM
List fails for including "What Does the Fox Say."  That is an intentionally bad song done extremely well by a comedy duo (brothers Bard and Vegard). They do a lot of musical parodies that are wonderful, they are not out there trying to be a band. It's comedy for a late night Norwegian talk show.


/still stuck in my head
//as is the hotness of Bard
 
2013-11-17 10:51:40 AM
I'm afraid that everything fark links to in the future is buzzfeed-like sites, like NME has become, apparently...
 
2013-11-17 11:17:46 AM
No trolling, y'all.  Queen are terrible *because* the members are so talented.  Everything I hear from them sounds like four seperate tracks played simultaneously, with no relationship to one another.  Queen's output is like the movies you'd get if Spielberg, Hitchcock, Peckinpah, and Fellini to make a movie together - an abomination made of the finest ingredients possible.
 
2013-11-17 11:58:28 AM

Doctor Funfrock: Clapton's I shot the sheriff makes me cringe every time. A song about the underclass' relationship with justice by Marley, a tipsy cruise ship cover by Clapton.


shiat, Clapton couldn't cover Layla right.
 
2013-11-17 12:12:44 PM
Death on Two Legs is an awesome song for those doubting Queen's might
 
2013-11-17 12:15:59 PM
Freddie's mustache could be considered a crime on music.  I've read crowds would throw razors at him during American shows.  That stache could be the reason they fell out of favor in the States after The Game in the early 80's.
 
2013-11-17 01:37:13 PM

Montag19: Freddie's mustache could be considered a crime on music.  I've read crowds would throw razors at him during American shows.  That stache could be the reason they fell out of favor in the States after The Game in the early 80's.


i.imgur.com
No sense of humour across the pond...
 
2013-11-17 02:28:46 PM

Jorn the Younger: Freschel: I don't care what everyone else think. I like that cover of "Hallelujah".

And no one here still don't know who did that abomination of a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? Or is it like "Highlander II" it doesn't exist?

It's not this you're referring to, is it?


Eyup Not the one
 
2013-11-17 04:50:34 PM

BohemianGraham: Anyone else get annoyedwhen people think The Clash originated "I Fought the Law?" Because that's the only "The Clash song" Green Day has covered, and it was originally done by The Bobby Fuller Four.

/The Green Day cover does suck though
//Bad Shepherds do it much better. Hell all of their folk covers of classic punk songs are pretty awesome, love their version of London Calling.


Dead Kennedys did a version of it as well.
 
2013-11-17 11:20:26 PM
The 30+-item slideshow is a bigger crime against music than anything that actually appeared on the list. Yes, even Bieber.
 
2013-11-18 12:24:08 AM

OgreMagi: awfulperson: "Hey, remember when Bowie and Jagger teamed up and made mooney eyes at each other while they danced together on a fake street? That really scarred me for life! Boo-hoo-hoo! what a CRIME."


"Oh, Em, Gee, they added QUEEN?! How DARE they!! Well, I ought to just mreh--mehhh-blehh-blehh..."

What a stupid list.

On an unrelated note, I am really tired of seeing musicians with scarred up, intentionally abused guitars. Willie Nelson's guitar is a bundle of twigs, held together with hemp. HE might have an excuse; the douche above and Courtney Love do not.

Some of those banged up and abused guitars have "character".  They are like a fine wine, they get better with age.  Certain model Strats and Les Pauls are like that.  I'll give an example I am quite familiar with.  Blues artist Tommy Castro has a couple of dozen guitars.  Most of the time he uses a specific Strat for his shows because he likes the sound and the action.  It's old, the paint rubbed off, scratches all over it.  He could easily grab a different Strat from his collection, but he likes that one.


Then again, people are paying extra for new, high-end guitars to be flung down a flight of steps and have random bits of the finish sanded off. That's just retarded. I don't think you can try to artificially age the instrument and do yourself any good. What matters is wear from actually being played, and the passage of time.
 
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