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Bad, bizarre, or unconventional covers of Beatles songs by other musicians
31 December 2012
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Another One
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Elvis' version of Something is a bad cover , also

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31 December 2012
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Gerard
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I think it's safe to say that there is no cover that would top the original Beatle version, even if it's a song the Beatles covered themselves. 

Anyone watched the video where the Beatles did a bad cover of themselves?

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
31 December 2012
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FlyOn13
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I've seen that before. I always laugh at it, because they make fun of themselves like they released those songs a lifetime before, but it had only been six years since Please Please Me, and only four since Help. I guess that's the pace they had to move at though, always shifting and changing.

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

Actually, I agree with Gerell. I like Jim Carrey's demented "I Am The Walrus," Goldie Hawn's "A Hard Day's Night", and love Sean Connery's recitation of "In My Life" - particularly considering James Bond's derogatory comments in Goldfinger.

 

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31 December 2012
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Gerard
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The other guy singing the "bass" of Come Together did a pretty good job along with Robin Williams. Robin Williams almost sounded like Joe Cocker!

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
31 December 2012
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I like the '69 Beatles cover of the '62 Beatles Love Me Do.

Pauls covers on Broad Street are woeful.

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17 March 2013
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Another One
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The all tracks of Roberta Flack's Let It Be abum are very bad covers.

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17 March 2013
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parlance
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Another One said
The all tracks of Roberta Flack's Let It Be abum are very bad covers.

I think it's a matter of taste. I haven't bought the album, but I really liked the sampling on YouTube:

That snippet of "If I Fell" reminds me of ascending melody at the beginning of Uncle Albert Admiral Halsey, which is pretty creative.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

28 July 2013
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What the topic title says.  

This thread is dedicated to cover songs performed by bands and artists who you don't traditionally associate with the Beatles.  The jazz, blues, punk, country and metal versions.  Or whatever else is floating in the ether.

I'll start with two songs performed by one of my favourite artists, Vince Guaraldi.  He's best known as the pianist who gave life to all those Charlie Brown TV specials in the late 60s to mid-70s (until his death in 1977). He had 2 songs which he often played live and also committed to record. And here they are:

"I'm A Loser"

 

 

"Eleanor Rigby"

E is for 'Ergent'.
28 July 2013
9.17pm
nowhereland
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I don't know if anyone would really consider it "unconventional" but I really enjoy Vanilla Fudge's covers of Ticket To Ride and (especially) You Can't Do That  which says a lot since I can't usually stand covers of The Beatles.

It won't let me embed them for whatever reason but oh well. If you're curious you can just look it up on YouTube.

28 July 2013
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parlance
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SatanHimself said

"I'm A Loser"

heart I can just see Charlie Brown listening to this record on his player.

"Eleanor Rigby"

Interesting, one of the commenters says a performance of song was his last before he died.

 

Thanks for the links.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

29 July 2013
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Sky999
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I'm a Loser by Sum 41

 

Lucy In The Sky by William Shatner

30 July 2013
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SatanHimself
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Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's classical acoustic take on "And I Love Her"

E is for 'Ergent'.
30 July 2013
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If you like dub, you'll probably like this.  I like it, my husband showed it to me.  Sgt Pepper, Dub style.  These guys also did Radiohead's "OK Computer" album, and it was amazing.  They do a Pink Floyd album too I believe... 

a-hard-days-night-john-1

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

30 July 2013
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Do I even dare to click on that? Won't I get nightmares?a-hard-days-night-george-10

4 August 2013
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Not sure how much this counts for unusual, but this a capella version of "Magical Mystery Tour" by Tufts University's Beelzebubs has always been one of my favorites. I love the choreography.

 

 

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

5 August 2013
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Jazz-fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has a thing for the Beatles - he did a cover of "Something" and inserted a melodic quote from "Eleanor Rigby" into his "Right On Y'all" solo. He plays on this jazz cover of "Tomorrow Never Knows" from Steve Marcus's 1969 album.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
5 August 2013
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Well, I think Beatles on steel drums counts as unconventional.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

6 August 2013
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Not an original Beatles song, but this version of 'Money' always makes me laugh out loud.

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18 August 2013
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