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Bad, bizarre, or unconventional covers of Beatles songs by other musicians
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25 August 2011
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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Pretty sure George Harrison wouldn't approve of using his song to critique Obama, but it is funny!

Good find Mr. Walrus.

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25 August 2011
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Helter Skelter is terrifying, agreed. And he was hoping that would get him elected president?

Obama's taxation is nothing like Wilson's, everyone but the highest earners are paying less under him than they were under Bush, and the highest earners aren't being taxed at 95%. I still found it hilarious.

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13 September 2011
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"Helter Skelter" by The Bobs is funny yet disturbing. They're an acapella group and none of the YouTube videos of them doing it do them justice. You must hear the studio version of this cover to appreciate it.

 

I remember being amused when a friend played me a video of muppets doing "Letter B" on Sesame Street.

28 December 2012
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(BUMP?)

 

I came across a version of Day Tripper a black (sorry to be racist) female vocalist was singing it. I don't even think the singer knows what the vocals mean lol.

29 December 2012
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Another One
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29 December 2012
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Some of the Across The Universe movie covers were surprisingly good, but one of the covers that will scar me for life is Eddie Izzard doing Mr. Kite. Oh God, it was so awful.

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30 December 2012
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Another One said

meanmistermustard said
Every reality show cover thats ever existed. Unlistenable tripe.

Please Mister Postman - The Carpenters. Bores alone for an eternity.  Heck any Beatle song the Carpenters covered, they all bore along for an eternity.

I love their cover of Ticket To Ride .

 

Their cover of "Ticket To Ride" is very interesting -- it's like someone said "How can I transform this song into something UTTERLY different than the original?" -- but it's pretty piss poor, nonetheless.  Karen's affectations with her vocalisms are highly annoying (e.g., pregnant pauses and calculated missteps, etc.).

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30 December 2012
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I like to imagine horrible (or strange) covers, just for fun:

Andy Williams -- "A Day In The Life"

Santana -- "Yellow Submarine"

Julie Andrews -- "Drive My Car"

William Shatner -- "I Want You"

Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris -- "Come Together"

Luciano Pavorotti -- "Mean Mr. Mustard" (actually, this one wouldn't be bad, come to think of it...)

 

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30 December 2012
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The entire 'George Martin - In My Life' album.  Every track.

E is for 'Ergent'.
30 December 2012
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The worst cover has to be Elvis' version of Hey Jude.

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30 December 2012
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thewordislove94 said

The worst cover has to be Elvis' version of Hey Jude.

Elvis doing Get Back, admittedly more a jam but it blows. I havent heard his other beatle covers but i would imagine they would be poor especially if the screaming woman he had keep butting in and shrieking (see Suspicious Minds - a good song but those woman get on my nerves).

I watched the George Martin In My Life documentary on tv, well i started to but it had to get turned off as the covers were damn awful.

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30 December 2012
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Another One said

meanmistermustard said
Every reality show cover thats ever existed. Unlistenable tripe.

Please Mister Postman - The Carpenters. Bores alone for an eternity.  Heck any Beatle song the Carpenters covered, they all bore along for an eternity.

I love their cover of Ticket To Ride .

 

I'm a lifelong Carpenters fan, and while I don't like all their Beatles covers, I do love their TTR as much as the original, and have even performed them both.

parlance

 

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31 December 2012
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SatanHimself said
The entire 'George Martin -
In My Life' album.  Every track.

I liked Jim Carrey's version of I Am The Walrus, probably because of the music video that came along with it. Sean Connery did an ironic good job "singing" In my life.

FlyOn13 said
Some of the Across The Universe movie covers were surprisingly good, but one of the covers that will scar me for life is Eddie Izzard doing Mr. Kite. Oh God, it was so awful.

 

When other people sing Beatle songs you notice the lyrics more, they don't feel the same when the Beatles sang it. I Want To Hold Your Hand sounds weird when it's sang slowly.

 

The movie: SPLHCB ruined almost all of the songs, especially the robots part.

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