Anyone remember this riveting series that I started way back when? Honest, I hadn’t forgotten about it, just had too much else to write about.
Today’s bad cover version comes courtesy of the Manic Street Preachers. Now I’ve always had something of a soft spot for the Manics but there’s no denying that a fair percentage of their stuff is pretty dull. Try listening to ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ all the way through.
But I honestly can’t imagine anyone worse to cover a song that I love as hopefully these tracks will illustrate;
Camper Van Beethoven – Take The Skinheads Bowling
Manic Street Preachers – Take The Skinheads Bowling
To be honest I don’t know much about CVB, I have just one other single by them, but honestly, which version do you prefer? By a mile?
The Manics ‘version is taken from the Australia CD single and remarkably there is at least one additional cover on that CD which is worse than the one above.
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