November’s Hi-Fi Friday / My Music Monday theme is “The Worst Song From Your Favourite Artists.” I picked the theme. And Blobby was all in agreement. Because we all hate to love, or love to hate, a good train wreck. You know, like Nickelback!
“Worst” is relative. What I might dislike, I’m sure someone out there must like. Someone at the record label must have since it hit the album.
And I’m late on this one. Partly because of being overly busy at the studio, and partly because this challenge may have been more difficult than I anticipated. I’ve gone through the entire discography of several bands I love, and some of them don’t seem to have a bad song (to me): Hootie & The Blowfish, Information Society, CAKE, Matchbox 20, Jimmy Buffett, “Weird Al” Yankovic.
What’s a guy to do?
I guess start looking through my library for other artists.
Which landed me on Big & Rich. Who I still am a fan of. But they just have a certain… niche.
But this is one of those “what were you thinking to put this on an album” moments? I understand covers. As you’ve seen, I love me some covers. But this one. Ouch. Even for Big & Rich seems a little… drunk.
It’s not executed horrifically, for Big & Rich. And I know they’re just pandering to their country audience. But it feels like they just called this one in. (Worse than I am with this post!)
I give you Big & Rich’s cover of “You Shook Me All Night Long”:
Until next time...