Jon Bon Jovi is being criticized over his cover version of The Pogues' 1987 song, "Fairytale of New York," featuring Kirsty MacColl with Shane MacGowan.
The bad comments started with England's Classic Rock magazine and their headline: If you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, listen to Jon Bon Jovi [crap] all over The Pogues’ beloved "Fairytale of New York." They since toned it down, replacing it with: Listen to Jon Bon Jovi ruin Christmas with the worst version of The Pogues’ "Fairytale of New York" ever recorded.
Posted on YouTube are more negative comments:
- "More rotten than Shane's old smile."
- "Complete and utter wank. Definitely the worst cover version of any song in the history of everything."
- "Sounds like a Leonard Cohen tribute act singing with a mouthful of marbles."
- "Those of us in the U.S. with the ability to hear would like to humbly apologize to the good people of Ireland for this dumpster fire of a song cover. I'd rather listen to Yoko Ono's 'music.' 2020, you've outdone yourself!"
- “You give Christmas songs a bad name.”
- “Everybody involved in the production of this should be tried at the Hague for crimes against humanity. This is a reprehensible and unjustified attack on music, Christmas, the Irish and all that is right with the world.”
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]