A while ago I contemplated the worst covers of all time (holy crap that was almost 5 years ago) ... and recently I thought I had a contender for the number two slot. (I think the number one slot is unchallengeable.)
I sent a scathing email off to my
As I was googling these covers I noticed that there were a *lot* of covers of Depeche Mode songs out there... and there was a site called The (Al)most complete Depeche Mode Cover Versions which has catalogued them all.
All of this led me to finding this cover of Enjoy the Silence by Hybrid which took me on a roller-coaster ride of emotions a bit like this:
The start is promising. It's not too different, but about 30 seconds in it has a dirty sawtooth wave sound to it that I really like. It has character. When the singing starts it's not too bad. His voice isn't a patch on Dave Gahan's, but then again whose is? Then there's a lass singing. I'll admit to being a bit disappointed at this point and I almost wrote it off as another dodgy cover and this entry would not have seen the light of day.
Then it happened. About 3:32 in, there's a bridge which is a slow build up into the aural-gasm that happens at about 4:03 which sent goosebumps up and down my spine.
Listening back (it's been on repeat for the last hour) I am beginning to like the lass singing (familiarity is a funny thing).
In other news - have we literally broken the English language? My head literally assploded reading the comments.