Sometimes, bands and artists are so utterly in love with the work of another band or artist, that they feel compelled to try it themselves, and see if they can't stack up.
Other times, it's simply a matter of tribute
others still, it's a lack of creativity.
Whatever the case, covers are a thing.
Personally, on principle, I rather like covers. It's a neat way to see how others interpret a song differently from you, and may even give you new insight
Or maybe you just like the way one groups guitars sound over the others.
So yeah, like, feel free to share some of your favorite covers, least favorite covers, or just some bizarre covers.
Starting things off with mah boyz, Bowling For Soup, they covered "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls.
IDK if I like it as much as the original, as it sorta loses some of the alien-ness of the OG, but I have some admiration for it in that their cover got used for the English Saint Seiya dub opening back in the day, when murca still called it Knights of the Zodiac.
As for bad covers, I don't really have an especially atrocious one off the top of my head, but just listen to some of the Punk Goes Pop albums
and I guarantee you'll find some pretty less than stellar ones.
Now as far as just plain weird covers go
this is Night Of Fire, from Initial D
I link the original because IDK how many sans like, @Looch have so much as heard of Initial D.
But the point is, apparently some Japanese pop girl group did a cover of it in Japanese.
That isn't the weird part, though, oddly enough.
The weird part is that for some reason, they got some guy to basically yell over the track, Lil Jon style.
google tells me his name is Koriki Choshu. He is apparently a comedian and wrestler
I cannot be the only one who finds this weird, right?
So yeah, I'd love to hear all about your guys' cover experience!
See, because this is a music topic. And you listen to music, whereas normally, y'know, you read stuff on the boards.