Sep 242012

Don't show me no more, please.

I never walked in on my parents having sex, but for those who have I understand the experience fell under the category of Stuff I Wish I’d Never Seen. I never watched a “snuff” film or saw Bud Dwyer, that disgraced Pennsylvania politician from the ’80s, pull the trigger on himself at a live televised press conference, but I would think those experiences would have also fallen into that category.

Every once in a while I’m surfing YouTube and I come across something I think looks interesting, like Joe Strummer covering “Walk on the Wild Side.” I excitedly hit PLAY, then I think, Man, this falls under stuff I wish I’d never seen.

Just now I came across a clip that I knew had to be bad, but considering how much I love The Temptations, I wish I’d never seen it…after the jump.

What’s some rock stuff involving artist you love that you wish you’d never seen?


  12 Responses to “Rock Stuff I Wish I’d Never Seen”

  1. Suburban kid

    Why did I press play on the Strummer one? I only made it through the first line…

  2. See what I mean? I owe you one.

  3. I’ve seen that Strummer clip – pretty frightening, but, like the Bud Dwyer thing, I thinks it’s important to not turn away from life’s horrors…

    To be fair to The Temps, would it really be possible for ANYONE to do a good version of that schlock anthem (unless it was some type of deconstructed, twisted take on it)?

  4. I was talking with a buddy over the weekend about bad solo records by band members we usually like. He brought up Roger Daltrey’s “Ride A Rock Horse,” which I had never heard. Of course, I went to YouTube and wish I’d never seen this:

  5. Slim Jade

    I know it’s a cheap shot to bring Shatner into this, and there might be those who are glad they saw this, but:

  6. My aunt’s a “Mac”, a nun in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Order, and her crucifix isn’t that big!

  7. ladymisskirroyale

    I hate saying this as I feel that I’m betraying rock women out there, but I wish I’d never seen Heart after Ann’s dress size increased a few. I’d seen them younger (and svelter) but to see her several years later and try to match one of my favorite voices to the lady I was seeing on stage was a bit of a shock.

    I’m guessing that if a few of you gents would admit to feeling less “inspired” by the music once you saw what a female artist looked like.

  8. If there is a song on that album that rocks, please let me know.

    Roger may be the king of bad solo records by a lead singer . . . unless you want to give the crown to Jagger.

  9. That reminds me. I’ve been meaning to post this.

    It’s impressive, in a way. Mick Jagger is one of the greatest frontmen in rock ever, and yet his solo career is almost completely worthless.

  10. alexmagic

    Makes perfect sense to me. Jagger’s greatest, unrivaled skill is crowd control and stage direction. Solo work doesn’t play to his strengths at all.

  11. I was never comfortable when Pete Townshend pulled his hair back into a pony-tail.


  12. I’ve got an idea for re-using this video you have posted. I’ll see if I can get it up tomorrow.

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