Covers...

... so conversation was flowing as it usually does this afternoon, when the famous song "Wonderwall" by British band Oasis came up.. it seems that some young lady that The Wife works with got it in her pretty little head that "Wonderwall" was actually an old song and Oasis simply did a cover of it back in the 90s... now, having lived in Britain during most of the 1990s, I was incredibly sure that the Gallagher Brothers had written "Wonderwall"... but still, I was asked to verify this info via the world wide web..

... and sure enough, I was right... but wait... check this shit out.... Paul Anka did a swing version of "Wonderwall"... damnation, people... that's just wrong.....

... but to make matters even worse, I checked out his album "Rock Swings" and listened to him crooning through his version of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"....

... you could actually feel the room here in Tennessee jostle just a tad as a portion of Kurt Cobain's ashes came back together suddenly and vibrated like crazy in Ithaca, NY...

... no, seriously.... lookit, peeps.... there are some lines that just should never be crossed... some roads that should absolutely NEVER be taken.... like Duran Duran covering a Tom Waits song... it just should not be attempted... not ever...

... having said that though, I can hardly wait for my copy of the album to get here..... it'll fit into my collection perfectly... right beside the recording of the Soviet National Orchestra belting out "ZEES AH LOOOONG VAAY TO TIPPERAREEEEE"...

by Eric on July 26, 2006 | Bullshit (13) | TrackBack (0) | Music
Bullshit So Far

Paul Anka? Gotdam..ain't he dead yet? he was crooning when I was a teenager and that was just after the last supper

Bullshitted by GUYK on July 26, 2006 06:51 PM

I should share my copy of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme doing Black Hole Sun

Bullshitted by RSM on July 26, 2006 08:41 PM

Paul Anka does Nirvana? Ouch!!!!

Bullshitted by DogsDontPurr on July 26, 2006 08:51 PM

Did I mention Dolly Parton doing Bob Marley?

Or Stairway to Heaven because I feel Led Zeppelin didn't have enough banjos in that...

Bullshitted by RSM on July 26, 2006 09:48 PM

Eric,

I'm a daily lurker at your site and when you brought up old crooners doing bad covers it immediately brought to mind this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000005KOE/sr=1-3/qid=1154008465/ref=pd_bbs_3/104-0432926-7823931?ie=UTF8&s=music

Pat Boone's In a Metal Mood. Whoa. You ain't lived till you've heard him sing Crazy Train. The sick part is that you know all the original artists had to sign off on this project. Some people will do anything for money I guess. I never bought it, but I've heard some of the songs from it. It's good for a laugh - and almost a cry too.

Later,
DrugStore Cowboy

Bullshitted by DrugStore Cowboy on July 27, 2006 09:02 AM

Eric,
Paul Anka must be stopped! I just had an acid flashback to the '70s:
Paul Anka singing "(You're) Having My Baby".
Thanks for that, you bastard!

Bullshitted by Jerry on July 27, 2006 10:23 AM

Holy crap. That must be a joke. I couldn't make it through the whole song. Gah!

Bullshitted by Bou on July 27, 2006 10:31 AM

That's almost as bizarre as Tiny Tim's covers of "Stairway To Heaven" and "Hey Jude," both of which reside uneasily in the iPod d'Elisson.

Bullshitted by Elisson on July 27, 2006 10:49 AM

Hell... that wasn't so bad.

I'll post a couple for you.

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on July 27, 2006 05:03 PM

Holy crap, that's scary....

Bullshitted by Richmond on July 27, 2006 05:27 PM

I think I just popped an embolism!

Bullshitted by stephanie on July 27, 2006 07:26 PM

Paul Anka's Wonderwall cover is almost as hideous as the version of Oasis' Live Forever that thee and me used to bash out on the geetars back in late 90s. Ah, the glory days of you attempting to teach me SRV's blues licks whilst I desecrated countless britpop classics....

Bullshitted by Mark on July 28, 2006 06:55 AM

Personally I always liked Elmo's (yes the Seaseme Street character) rendition of "Janey's got a gun"

Yes I'm serious.

Bullshitted by BloodSpite on July 28, 2006 08:51 AM