I'm sure we have all heard covers before that made us cringe and simply say... "Why?"
And while I by no means disparage all of the kids banging away on Bach, all of the young guitarists (including my own young guitarist self) clumsily
fingering some Metallica or Floyd, some "artists" have just straight up disrespected greats with their shoddy covers.
---Funny aside- I took a Milton class with a brilliant and engaging prof back in my college days. It was a really small class and together we sweated
through Milton's Areopagitica, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, poetry and prose, Paradise Lost, where we took our time.. it was a
One day one of my friends in the class (in his defense he was quite bright-- just young, idealistic and dumb, as was I) told the teacher he wanted to
rewrite Paradise Lost in a modern day setting.
I'll never forget the look on my teacher's face.. wish I could have heard his inner thoughts, but he kindly chuckled and shook his head in
Masterpieces don't just come along every day. And when they do, we ought to look on them with a certian sense of awe, humility, and joy at the power
of human creative expression, imo.
Now for the bad covers. Which cover have you heard that most offended your senses? Welcome to the bad cover thread.
My #1 Worst Cover Offense goes to Fred Durst.
How he thought he could make something out of poorly presenting a truly great song is beyond me.
What's funny to me is that the first two comments seem to mirror my sentiment. Glad I'm not the only one.
I respected John Rzeznik before i saw he was part of this disaster.
Wish You Were Here is one of the most beautiful songs ever made by mankind, so only a few people should be allowed to sing it in
Lol. What do you think?
Runner up for worst cover, which I refuse to even post here, is "Every Breath You Take" by Puffy. I was then, and even am more so in retrospect,
disgusted at the way he profited off of Biggie's death.
Looking forward to hearing some terrible covers!
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