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Joe Sparrow

Sabotaging since 1 Jan 2011

I run a blog called www.badcoverversions.com - the subject matter of which is fairly self explanatory, I suppose. The blog gives me an opportunity to immerse myself in the ludicrous world of the ill-chosen cover version: the times when a pop star's ego (for example - and purely at random, of course - Simon Le Bon's) is inflated enough to consider covering an entirely inappropriate track (say, Public Enemy's "911 Is A Joke") and then, for reasons unfathomable, deciding to release it for the general public's consumption..

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Justin Bieber’s Who Shot Ya And The Worst Cover Versions Of All-Time

There we were, minding our own business, when it was brought to our attention that Justin Bieber had freestyled over Biggie Smalls’ seminal Who Shot Ya on a radio show. Naturally, we were horrified, as you will be when you hear it …

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Bad Cover Versions #248: Jamie Cullum Murders Radiohead’s High and Dry

He might be able to console himself with a spot of trifle-making and some nookie with Sophie Dahl, but he deserves the musical cosh for jazz-tossing his way through High and Dry…

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