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Bad, bizarre, or unconventional covers of Beatles songs by other musicians
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Another One
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31 December 2012 - 11.20am

Elvis' version of Something is a bad cover , also

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Gerard
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31 December 2012 - 1.10pm

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?

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FlyOn13
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31 December 2012 - 1.16pm

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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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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31 December 2012 - 1.34pm

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.

 

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

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Gerard
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31 December 2012 - 1.52pm

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!

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meanmistermustard

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31 December 2012 - 5.58pm

I like the '69 Beatles cover of the '62 Beatles Love Me Do.

Pauls covers on Broad Street are woeful.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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Another One
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17 March 2013 - 1.23pm

The all tracks of Roberta Flack's Let It Be abum are very bad covers.

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parlance
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17 March 2013 - 3.26pm

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:

http://youtu.be/uRx99FfVMDQ

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 Vimeo or YouTube.

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SatanHimself
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28 July 2013 - 9.10pm

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"

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....bzcivVQEGw

 

"Eleanor Rigby"

E is for 'Ergent'.

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nowhereland
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28 July 2013 - 9.17pm

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.

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parlance
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28 July 2013 - 9.33pm

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 Vimeo or YouTube.

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Sky999
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SatanHimself
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30 July 2013 - 3.09am

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's classical acoustic take on "And I Love Her"

E is for 'Ergent'.

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LongHairedLady
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30 July 2013 - 5.11am

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... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....0r511_QZJc

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"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!"

 

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Linde
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30 July 2013 - 10.55pm

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

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parlance
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4 August 2013 - 6.46pm

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 Vimeo or YouTube.

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vonbontee
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5 August 2013 - 7.56am

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 remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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5 August 2013 - 4.58pm

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 Vimeo or YouTube.

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Zig
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6 August 2013 - 10.01pm

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....._iQZiVD_zA

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WETSRoosa
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18 August 2013 - 3.41am

It begins and ends with Mrs. Miller...

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