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Punk covers of schmaltzy songs
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A Ramones-style punk band that performs high-speed covers of schmaltzy classics like "The Green Green Grass of Home," and Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" ... Hey, if Pearl Jam can cover "Last Kiss," why not?
smendler, May 30 2012

The Dickies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dickies
Baked-ish. [DrBob, May 30 2012]

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes http://en.m.wikiped...nd_the_Gimme_Gimmes
[ytk, May 30 2012]

YouTube: Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner http://www.youtube....Jf0&feature=related
Essentially, the Pistol's "God Save The Queen" but in American, with less spitting, and lots more distortion. [zen_tom, May 30 2012]

YouTube: Sex Pistols' God Save The Queen http://www.youtube....yqrAPOZxgzU&ob=av2n
Essentially, the Who's end-of set routine, drawn out and sponsored by Malcolm McClaren [zen_tom, May 30 2012]

Suggestion for Halfbakery National Anthem http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/clips/p00hvbjj
[DrBob, May 30 2012]

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       Isn't that what the Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, and various others already did back in the 70's and 80's - then, in the 90's and 00's bands turned the trend upside down and re-recorded classic punk tracks as schmaltzy elevator music. At least I think that's what happened.
zen_tom, May 30 2012
  

       In a hotel lobby recently I heard a steel drum version of "Love will tear us apart" - dreadful, but also strangely compelling.

Anyway, I think that having a musical group record [song originally recorded in style A] in hilariously or disturbingly different [style B] isn't exactly a new idea, so this is [marked-for-deletion] as being widely known to exist.
hippo, May 30 2012
  

       //the Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, and various others already did back in the 70's//

Of course, Hendrix didn't enjoy the punk '70's quite as much as the Pistols did.

For not only having apalling knowledge of popular rock legends but also for demonstrating it in public so conclusively, I nominate zen_tom to be the first halfbaker to be taken out and ritually sacrificed to the sun by carving his heart out with a blunt spoon. Plus, he should be humiliated a bit as well by having small children point at him and laugh (if they don't already do that anyway).
DrBob, May 30 2012
  

       WKTE [-]
sqeaketh the wheel, May 30 2012
  

       WKTE (1090 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a gospel format....I am confused...
not_morrison_rm, May 30 2012
  

       I think [squeaketh] is subtly suggesting that there is a danger that gospel classics such as Dorothy Love Coates' "Get Away Jordan" or Sister Winona Carr's "Life is a ball game" might be ruined by being subjected to a ham-fisted punk-lite makeover.
hippo, May 30 2012
  

       //first halfbaker [...] ritually sacrificed// - er, "first"? Of how many?
lurch, May 30 2012
  

       //taken out and ritually sacrificed// Ha! - It's not appalling knowledge of popular rock legends - it's just that I've developed over time a slightly wider definition of "Punk" which includes not only jumping up and down and spitting, but also extends its roots into the rich earth of the experimental protest prog of the 70's which paved punk's way. The protest-prog rockers may have been doing it from a very different angle, but the end result was often the same in that it was often discordant, weird and largely unlistenable.
zen_tom, May 30 2012
  

       lurch, as many as it takes!

Squirm & struggle all you like, z_t, but there's a sacrificial altar with your name on it at your nearest local ziggurat. We just need to scrub it down a bit first before we get the feathered costumes & the jaguar face-paint on.
DrBob, May 30 2012
  

       Black Flag covered 'Louie, Louie'. Does that qualify?
Alterother, May 30 2012
  
      
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