Strangest cover songs of all time

I just remembered MCR did Desolation Row. I still have a soft spot for them but this is truly one of the most baffling covers of all time - I definately didn’t need to hear the classic song condensed to 3 verses, and played in a punk meets Brian May style… all pretty funny when it comes together

what else u got?

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That was for the Watchmen soundtrack, was it not? It works very well in context - it plays over the end credits, and the film opens by presenting an alternative 1960s timeline. In such a timeline, maybe this is precisely how Desolation Row always sounded.

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Da fuck is that?

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I suppose and that is an interesting point… but the whole idea of MCR covering Desolation Row is just fundamentally weird to me!

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The Smashing Pumpkins cover of “Once in a Lifetime” by the Talking Heads on the 2000 tour was not what you’d expect (and absolutely incredible. That screamed verse around 1:40.):

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heard some really earnest male cover of the song from Dawson’s Creek the other day, fucking hell

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fucking glad i don’t live in that timeline

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that’s because it’s one of the greatest songs of all time being covered by one of the shittest bands of all time

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oh it’s not a straight cover but my god it’s bad

(also sorry @nemrac didn’t mean to respond to you directly)

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Really hate this style of singing

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Speaking of odd Animal Collective covers:

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this is fucking brilliant

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