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Old 04-01-2003, 04:36 AM   #1
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Can anyone ever cover the Smiths properly?

I'm listening to Placebo absolutely murder Bigmouth Strikes Again right now. Don't get me wrong, I like Placebo, but this is one of the worst things I've ever heard.

And what about Tatu's terrible version of How Soon Is Now? I've also heard 30 seconds of Love Spit Love's version of the same song and I'm not impressed.

The only decent Smiths cover I've heard is Neil Finn's version of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.
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Jeff Buckley would occasionally perform great live covers of A Boy With A Thorn In His Side, and a beautiful extract from I Know Its Over at the end of Hallelujah..Muse did a a fair job with Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want but there really isn't much more you can add to that song..like you said there have been some worrying cover attempts over the years
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I havent heard any covers of any of their songs that I've actually liked. I've heard quite a few I can stomach, but none I really like.

Face to Face covered What Difference Does it Make. It's ok, not good but ok.
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I like Pete Yorn's cover of Panic.

Tatu covered How Soon Is Now?!?!
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Re: Can anyone ever cover the Smiths properly?

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And what about Tatu's terrible version of How Soon Is Now?




One of the single most god-awful seconds of music I've ever made my ears suffer through.
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The Neil Finn one is excellent. That's the only one I like, though. That I can think of, at least....
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Neil Finn's IS really the only decent one I'm afraid. Although Pete Yorn didn't do too bad of a job segueing "Panic" into "Life On A Chain" live.
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The only good Smiths songs are covers of them. To have to listen to Morriseys celebate gay moan destroy great backing tracks is a shame.
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Re: Can anyone ever cover the Smiths properly?

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The only decent Smiths cover I've heard is Neil Finn's version of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.
That's the only one I have ever been able to enjoy and that is the one I immediately thought of when I read the subject line. That whole Finn album is great.
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The only good Smiths songs are covers of them. To have to listen to Morriseys celebate gay moan destroy great backing tracks is a shame.
Thank you Mr.Homophob.

I quite dislike Pete Yorn's cover.
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FOAD u2popmofo. I said I dislike his gay voice, not gays in general. prick.
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Although I'm not a JtBatC mod, I think the "prick" was a little uncalled-for.
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Sorry.
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I apologize MrBrau.
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