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Good songs gone bad

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BeauDangles 05 Oct 99 - 06:22 PM
Steve Latimer 06 Oct 99 - 10:42 AM
Ely 06 Oct 99 - 12:43 PM
campfire 06 Oct 99 - 01:45 PM
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Subject: Good songs gone bad
From: BeauDangles
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 06:22 PM

I saw the thread about the worst songs ever, and it got me to thinking about songs I liked until something happened to sour me on them. One was a beautiful rendition of The Banks of the Lee (or was it The Banks of the Bann) done by Silly Wizard on Kiss the Tears away. One of my favorite albums, and one of my favorite tracks on that album, it refers to "Mary, fond Mary" (lilted as only Andy M. can do it). The song would never fail to unman me. Until I met my own Mary and got a wee crush on her, only to have her fall for a friend of mine. Couldn't listen to that song again for like 4 years without getting really pissed.

And lately, I have been enjoying a compilation CD called Common Ground-Voices of Modern Irish Music. There is a track on it called Help Me to Believe, by Paul Brady who has long been a favorite of mine. And it just so happens that his voice sounds unpleasantly like the voice of a person with whom I had a very unpleasant run-in recently. Now I can't even listen to that song. I have to skip it entirely when I listen to that cd.

Any similar experiences?


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Subject: RE: BS: Good songs gone bad
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 10:42 AM

Just about any Dylan song performed by artists like the Byrds etc. who were trying to make them more appealing to the general public.

How about Joan Baez's cover of 'The Night They Drove old Dixie Down"

Pat Boone destroying Little Richard's 'Tutti Frutti."

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Subject: RE: BS: Good songs gone bad
From: Ely
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 12:43 PM

The Everly Brothers destroying Little Richard's "Lucille", for that matter (I'm sorry, they just should have stuck to their own genre).

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Subject: RE: BS: Good songs gone bad
From: campfire
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 01:45 PM

Hi - there was a whole thread on this a while back - sorry but I don't remember what to search for to refresh it. It was pretty interesting, though.


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