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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby nizer » Tue May 24, 2005 10:46 pm

Worst "Blues" performance I've ever heard/seen is Alvin Lee's "I'm Goin Home" from the Woodstock movie. The kinda thing that gives Blues a bad name.
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby juke_boy_bob » Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:54 pm

>Sorry to back to a dead topic, but I have to defend Skip
>here;
>
>Hard Time Killing Floor is my second favourite blues track
>of all time, simply because of the fact that the delivery is
>so soulful; summons up the spirit of the depression, y'know?
>Secondly, the lyrics; sorry, but
>"People are drifting from door to door,
>can't find no heaven, I don't care where they go"
>is one of the best couplets ever written (in my opinion).
>Course, I've only really been into the blues for a couple of
>years (i'm only 16) and have only been into Skip a few
>months...
>I just don't think Skip should be on a worst ever list.

You are wise beyond your years, grasshopper...
In the "What was I thinking" department, I recently got a Kelly Joe Phelps CD with a 9+ min. version of "HTKF"-----what he does to that song is a CRIME.
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby boogiechillun85 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:20 am

Omg, KJP's version of Hard Time Killing Floor KILLS me.. in a bad way... a very bad way.. I mean, it would be bland enough at 3 minutes long, the extra five minutes is just cruel.
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby ricochet » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:53 am

The worst version of Hard Times Killin' Floor I've ever heard was done by Lucinda Williams on Scorsese's "The Blues" series. It really made me angry, because I like the original so much. (And Chris Thomas King's cover in "O Brother, Where Art Thou," which was actually the first version I heard.)

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby maxx england » Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:43 pm

This isn't about a blues, but my personal worst is the Pat Boone cover of Tutti Frutti. If you haven't heard and seen the film of it, dig it out, and have a change of underwear ready, I couldn't stand up or see for laughing.
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby juke_boy_bob » Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:26 pm

>The worst version of Hard Times Killin' Floor I've ever
>heard was done by Lucinda Williams on Scorsese's "The Blues"
>series. It really made me angry, because I like the original
>so much. (And Chris Thomas King's cover in "O Brother, Where
>Art Thou," which was actually the first version I heard.)
>
>"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

That may rival KJP's version, for sure. But I'll never know, cuz I fast-forwarded it to the next segment after the first verse....I would have done it sooner, but it was like a train wreck---I couldn't avert my eyes.
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby ricochet » Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:52 pm

Maxx, you really need to check out Pat Boone's "No More Mr. Nice Guy" album. Covers of heavy metal songs, done Vegas show style. It's really pretty good!

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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby mickeypainless » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:56 pm

>>Pat Boone's "No More Mr. Nice Guy" album. Covers of heavy metal >>songs, done Vegas show style.

That's SCARY! When's Mr Rogers gonna cover "Back in Black" or "Hells Bells"?
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby ricochet » Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:09 am

Probably not soon. He died a few years back.

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RE: Worst- May You Never...

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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby mickeypainless » Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:31 am

>>>Probably not soon. He died a few years back.

Yeah well, that's what they said about Elvis but I know different!
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby ricochet » Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:29 am

I think a slide version of "It's A Beautiful Day In This Neighborhood" is called for...

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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby boogiechillun85 » Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:08 am

I just.. I really want to hurt Pat Boone right now. I mean, "tutti frutti" was bad enough, but to go and do some lounge jazz horrible blasphemous version of "it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll" really just merits a beating with a pipe or something..
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby mickeypainless » Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:36 am

How bout sendin him into a biker bar in Trenton dressed as he is on his album cover Jim?!?!?!?
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RE: Worst- May You Never...

Postby nizer » Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:03 pm

Actually Mick, in that shot he looks like he belongs in another kind of bar, those ones that have the "Mr. Leatherman" contests. Not that that's a BAD thing...

>to go and do some
>lounge jazz horrible blasphemous version of "it's a long way
>to the top if you wanna rock and roll" really just merits a
>beating with a pipe or something..

I dunno Jim, I just don't think a regular pipe would inflict enough pain. Maybe an industrial strength bong:

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