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Thread started 12/26/18 3:19pm

rogifan

Bad covers of Prince songs

Just a few of the ones I think are worst. Post yours.





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Reply #1 posted 12/26/18 3:25pm

TheFman

Simple Minds - SOTT

The Muse-version of SOTT however is great.

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Reply #2 posted 12/26/18 8:16pm

renfield

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I think the absolute rock-bottom worst is LeAnn Rimes' version of Purple Rain. Unlistenable.

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Reply #3 posted 12/26/18 9:48pm

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renfield said:

I think the absolute rock-bottom worst is LeAnn Rimes' version of Purple Rain. Unlistenable.


I would still take that over Mariah's pregnant pigeon cooing on "The Beautiful Ones" any damn day. It's the lesser of two evils.

The Party O' The Times compilation is pure garbage. When you have John Stamos's wife (or ex or whatever the fuck she's doing in life) barking her way through "Darling Nikki", I am done. (And that's only two tracks in.)

I don't mind Jordan Knight's version of "ICNTTPOYM". The ballad takes makes it more emotive about a lost girl in trouble. Again, we've heard worse.

And while I loves me some Tina Turner, her take on "Let's Pretend We're Married" just doesn't do much. It feels like a reason to cover a popular artist way back then. "Baby I'm A Star" was better, but they're both tough songs to do justice with.

There are some just bland covers out there, not great and not horrible. Classical Metropolitan Orchestra did one (although Prince sampled their version of "1999" on his own "1999: The New Master"). Bob Belden's When Doves Cry cover project was okay for a while, but it's worn old now.

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Reply #4 posted 12/27/18 5:31am

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For a band as bland and basic as Maroon 5 their cover of Kiss is pretty good tbh.

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Reply #5 posted 12/27/18 7:12am

StrangeButTrue

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Tom Jones
Mariah Carey
Madonna
I think I saw Res cover Purple Rain once at a show and had to step outside, same with Tori Amos.
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Reply #6 posted 12/27/18 2:53pm

PeteSilas

lot of bad ones, mariah carey has no excuse, it sounded like the production was done on a casio, no excuse for someone with her resources, i never like nina simones sott, most of the purple rain covers done by the female divas are a wreck because they oversing it. Prince covers are hard to do because people don't know when to lay off and be cool, he was a master at that.

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Reply #7 posted 12/27/18 2:56pm

luvsexy4all

that swedish 5 disc set is pretty bad...except for the metal version of sexy mf and 50's version of I could never take the place

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Reply #8 posted 12/28/18 4:06am

paulludvig

All of them really.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #9 posted 12/28/18 4:31am

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paulludvig said:

All of them really.


No one said Metallica's When Doves Cry/Let's Go Crazy. That's my favorite hot mess.

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Reply #10 posted 12/28/18 9:57am

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paulludvig said:

All of them really.


I disagree, there are a few I really do like--Quindon Tarver's "When Doves Cry" immediately comes to mind--but that's a topic for another thread.

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Reply #11 posted 12/28/18 10:36am

soladeo1

The relatively obscure Texas-based singer songwriter David Garza had a pretty awesome cover of GIRLS & BOYS back in the 90s on a compilation.

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Reply #12 posted 12/28/18 10:46am

pinkcashmere23

I thought Jordan Knight's cover was decent back then and I still think it's ok,overly dramatic presentation aside. I didn't care for Maroon 5's and CeeLo's but I rarely like covers of Prince songs though I have heard some instrumentals that I thought were nice.

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Reply #13 posted 12/28/18 11:50am

rogifan

iZsaZsa said:



paulludvig said:


All of them really.


No one said Metallica's When Doves Cry/Let's Go Crazy. That's my favorite hot mess.


Metallica covered Prince?
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Reply #14 posted 12/28/18 11:51am

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No one said Metallica's When Doves Cry/Let's Go Crazy. That's my favorite hot mess.


Please tell me this is a joke.


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Reply #15 posted 12/28/18 12:39pm

iZsaZsa

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Y'all have seen this right? Am I calling it the wrong thing?

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Reply #16 posted 12/28/18 2:50pm

TheFman

stop bashing on Metallica cause they just had a little fun in a live show. It's not like the released a serious cover or anything like that.
Will we start including all wedding-party acts as well?

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Reply #17 posted 12/28/18 3:26pm

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TheFman said:

stop bashing on Metallica cause they just had a little fun in a live show. It's not like the released a serious cover or anything like that.
Will we start including all wedding-party acts as well?


I bashed them while having a little fun in a live show, it's not like I bashed their work on a serious cover like you did in the first post of this thread, so F off.

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Reply #18 posted 12/28/18 3:45pm

TheFman

iZsaZsa said:

TheFman said:

stop bashing on Metallica cause they just had a little fun in a live show. It's not like the released a serious cover or anything like that.
Will we start including all wedding-party acts as well?


I bashed them while having a little fun in a live show, it's not like I bashed their work on a serious cover like you did in the first post of this thread, so F off.

I wasn't talking to you, besides i didnt bash anybody in the SECOND post of this tread. Now I go off to have a fuck.

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Reply #19 posted 12/28/18 3:57pm

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iZsaZsa said:

Y'all have seen this right? Am I calling it the wrong thing?


Well, while I enjoy Metallica at times, I will not be watching that video. LOL I cannot imagine they'd do any sort of justice to a Prince song, even if they were toying around with it.

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Reply #20 posted 12/28/18 4:15pm

iZsaZsa

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TheFman said:

iZsaZsa said:


I bashed them while having a little fun in a live show, it's not like I bashed their work on a serious cover like you did in the first post of this thread, so F off.

I wasn't talking to you, besides i didnt bash anybody in the SECOND post of this tread. Now I go off to have a fuck.


Your post says #1.

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Reply #21 posted 12/28/18 4:16pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

iZsaZsa said:

Y'all have seen this right? Am I calling it the wrong thing?


Well, while I enjoy Metallica at times, I will not be watching that video. LOL I cannot imagine they'd do any sort of justice to a Prince song, even if they were toying around with it.


lol

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Reply #22 posted 12/28/18 6:27pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

iZsaZsa said:

Y'all have seen this right? Am I calling it the wrong thing?


Well, while I enjoy Metallica at times, I will not be watching that video. LOL I cannot imagine they'd do any sort of justice to a Prince song, even if they were toying around with it.


They didn't.

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Reply #23 posted 12/28/18 6:47pm

oceanblue

Bad or not, I look at it as a compliment to the man himself, because obviously they think he's great enough to try and cover his songs.

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Reply #24 posted 12/29/18 2:49am

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That Jordan Knight cover....

Damn, that was trash

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Reply #25 posted 12/29/18 6:17am

iZsaZsa

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TrivialPursuit said: Mariah's pregnant pigeon cooing on "The Beautiful Ones"


lol I suspect diva thinks her version is better than Prince's version. lol

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Reply #26 posted 12/29/18 12:11pm

TheFman

iZsaZsa said:

TheFman said:

I wasn't talking to you, besides i didnt bash anybody in the SECOND post of this tread. Now I go off to have a fuck.


Your post says #1.

That's reply nr 1, honey, not post nr 1

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Reply #27 posted 12/29/18 1:01pm

iZsaZsa

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TheFman said:

iZsaZsa said:


Your post says #1.

That's reply nr 1, honey, not post nr 1


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Reply #28 posted 12/29/18 1:29pm

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I still don't know if this is crap or pure brilliance.

I'm not proud, eh. But this Hawaian shit with butterflies,
Prince would have cracked a laugh, I know I do.

It's a little 1920's Camillesque and very well arranged.
Quite the ear, the arranger.

Wait for it.



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Reply #29 posted 12/29/18 1:33pm

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bboy87 said:

That Jordan Knight cover....

Damn, that was trash


I had to turn it off at "Standing by the fire" as well.

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