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Bad, bizarre, or unconventional covers of Beatles songs by other musicians
20 June 2015
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So they are not but PJ Proby’s trousers splitting!!?

All those stupid arguments over if it was John or Paul – those folk must feel stupid.

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20 June 2015
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It should, of course, be noted that PJ Proby’s version is not actually a cover but the original. As we all know, The Beatles shelved their version, and it wasn’t released until Anthology

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26 June 2015
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Have a bucket handy if you watch this……..

 

Come back PJ all is forgiven…

 

https://youtu.be/maNfERwORkg

26 June 2015
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Thank goodness for remote controls. Imagine having to sit all the way thru that crap nowadays if you couldnt be bothered getting up. Would be worth breaking the tv just to get it to stop.

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26 June 2015
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…or shooting it like Elvis.

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26 June 2015
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meanmistermustard said
Thank goodness for remote controls. Imagine having to sit all the way thru that crap nowadays if you couldnt be bothered getting up. Would be worth breaking the tv just to get it to stop.

I think anyone could be bothered to get up for some things. Unless you were paraplegic.  

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26 June 2015
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That “Ladybugs” cover is a hoot and a half — well, maybe just a half a hoot…

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4 July 2015
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BUMP

I pretty much dislike Sean Lennon’s cover of This Boy . He butchered it, in my opinion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..4dYJ4NFE44

 

And as for as bizarre goes, this is ahdn_paul_01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..D8LpaQekmY

The “pum pum pum” towards the end.. Why oh why!!! paul-mccartney

 

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4 July 2015
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The vocals on Sean’s cover are horrendous, i wondered if they rehearsed beforehand as at times it sounds like one doesn’t know what the other two are doing.

Bing’s is average bland nothing – which makes it worse in some ways.

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4 July 2015
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I couldn’t listen to the whole of Sean’s ……..woefully poor ……..’This Boy

Maybe it got better later……….

 

But as P3pperish suggests……..the ‘Butcher’s Cover’ came to mind.

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@meanmistermustard Absolutely! I’m listening to his dad’s band’s version now, for some therapy.

 

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4 July 2015
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I had a true Beatles nut try tell me he heard a version of I Am The Walrus by STYX with some Orchestra that sounded better than the Beatles!!!  

How outrageous…. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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4 July 2015
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^^^ I actually kinda like that version. Not more than the Beatles version, mind you, but it’s okay. 

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4 July 2015
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For some reason, I’d like to hear Christopher Walken sing “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away ” (especially those “Hey!” parts…)

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An awful “Across The Universe cover” by David Bowie…

 

…i think john plays rythm guitar on it…

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6 July 2015
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I went thru about a month of trying to get into liking David Bowie. I gave up when i realised it would take a hell of a lot longer and a lot more effort and patience. I dont get the attraction. He’s ok in very small doses, say a track here or there every 78 months or so. 

The above cut is just another reason for me to continue not to bother.

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6 July 2015
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I really like and enjoy his “Hunky Dory” album… Apart from that…, as you said, a few tracks here and there… 

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15 July 2015
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11 August 2015
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Directly from Uruguay, an “awesome” Ticket To Ride in Spanish. Though, they had better songs, in fact, they were called “the Uruguayan Beatles” (I’m going to post some in the Songs by other bands that sound “Beatles-ish” thread later).

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Thanks Merch.  Very interesting.  Quite an enthusiastic and infectious tribute they created.  A couple of things I think are inferior — the recurring extended upward spooning bluesy at the turnaround which the Beatles do at the word “ride” — “She’s got a ticket to RIIIIIIIIIIDE — and she don’t care!” is rather muted by Los Shakers.  Also some of their guitar riffs aren’t up to snuff.  All in all, however, it’s a welcome tribute.

 

The album cover amusingly shows a version of the Beatles that’s kind of one Lennon (far left), one McCartney (far right), and two Ringos in the middlea-hard-days-night-ringo-8 (i.e., their George looks more like Ringo than like George).

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