Where do you even begin with this one? OK, there are probably more songs eligible for inclusion in our Terrible Classic Rock Covers category on the movie soundtrack to ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ than any other album in history, George Burns doing the Beatles’ ‘Fixing a Hole’ is easily the worst.
Sheryl Crow didn't get where she is by being anybody's fool, so you'd think that when the producers of Adam Sandler's 'Big Daddy' came calling for a soundtrack song, she'd have had the good sense to do anything but cover Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'
When the rock band Kiss decided -- with typical immodesty -- to put together an all-star tribute album to themselves back in 1994, you had to expect the results would be a bit of a mixed bag. But there's no way anybody could have figured a cover as terrible as Toad the Wet Sprocket's version of 'Rock and Roll All Nite' would ever be allowed to see the light of day.
The early '90s were, by and large, a pretty tough time for metal bands in America – what with the post-grunge alternative rock wave that pretty much obliterated image-obsessed pop-metal (errr, no complaints there), drove most strains of extreme metal way underground, and dragged down even the best thrash bands of the previous decade.
It's a well established fact that Bob Dylan's peerless body of work has had an incalculable influence upon the history of music, and even society in general. But not even such hallowed status has safeguarded his songs from occasional abuse at the hands of countless, well-intentioned but ill-equipped artists who have attempted to re-interpret them.
Sometimes recording a great cover can jump-start a career (just ask Los Lobos). But when all goes wrong, it has the potential to sink even some of an era's biggest stars, as it did in 1995 when Duran Duran recorded their all-covers album 'Thank You' and, in particular, Elvis Costello's 'Watching the Detectives.'