Cover Versions

I was a big fan of Electric Light Orchestra back in the Dark Ages of my youth and, when pissed, regularly shoved on headphones and “sang” along to my favorite track which was “Do You Want My Love”. This was long before karaoke was invented so it was just you, your drink-fuddled mind and Jeff Lynne and his mates blasting out fab stuff.

Anyway, as I was waiting at the traffic lights the other day, I became aware of a familiar tune I hadn´t heard in decades and then realized it was “Living Thing”, another brilliant stomper from ELO. But instead of that heavy rhythm and electrifying guitar magic that makes it impossible to stand still, this was a tinny, anaemic version that sounded as if it was being squeezed out of the voice boxes of adenoidal choirboys in a large, cold cathedral. The source was a cut-price carpet shop which had put a speaker outside blasting out this pitiful, criminal cover. I was tempted to kick it over, go in and set fire to the place for desecrating a great band.

Cover versions – fuck ´em, I say! Here´s a link to get your adrenalin flowing ISACers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Y-rfbzmgY

Nominated by Mr Polly

167 thoughts on “Cover Versions

  1. The Jam did some great covers…

    Batman Theme
    Get Yourself Together
    Stoned Out Of My Mind
    Fever
    So Sad About Us
    Disguises
    Taxman – I mean Start!

  2. I hear now that ‘Superstar DJ’ twat and arch libflake fanny, Fatcunt Slim is going to make a record with Greta Thunberg Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm…

    Maybe it’ll be a Hallowe’en cash in… A remake of an old creepy classic, they could call it The Mongster Mash…

    • Aye, you’re right. It appeared on my JewTube recommendation list, fuck knows why. The Fatboy has sampled her whining speech over a choon he was successful with years ago and played it at some live gig. How desperate does he have to be for attention to pull that bullshit? I’m fed up seeing her scowling face as it is and I certainly don’t want to hear her moaning all over music I previously enjoyed. So, now even a classic choon has been tainted by the miserable, midget aspie. Double cunting ahoy sir, one for an old man posing as a hip deejay, and one for the Swedish troll.

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