We've heard some bad cover versions in our time here at Gigwise, we've laughed at all those terrible high school bands destroying classics on Youtube but today (Aprilo 8) we heard a real doozy from a band who we actually like, and were looking forward to their comeback this year. Step forward No Doubt.
Gwen Stefani and her band of merry men have ritually destroyed the Adam and the Ants' tour de force 'Stand And Deliver', taking the pantomime brilliance of the track and giving it such a saccharine sheen that even Adam Ant at his most mental could tell you it is a steaming pile of shit.
Gone are the tribal beats, replaced by the drumming skills of a Disney Channel jingle while Stefani shrieks the chorus - completely misinterpreting the overplayed charm of the original. This really is the perfect example of how to get a cover version wrong, jesus they should put it in a textbook in the 'how not to do it' section.
Below is the No Doubt version and the original by Adam and the Ants. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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