Well, they played it exactly how it appears on the record - a perfect cover band with no attempts to "interpret" what Queen did. That shows a lack of creativity. .......
I think this is where I have problems with covers. I think if a song is going to be covered, it should be done as close to the original as possible, yet still have the cover artists' own spin to it to still have that cover artist's identity on it. For me, it seems more times than not the cover never comes close to the original. Some of the worst covers I've heard:
"American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz (and I love Kravitz' work)
"Sweet Child O Mine" - Sheryll Crow
"Brown Eyed Girl" - Everclear
"Do It Again" - Smashmouth (Dear God, NO ONE should ever
cover Steely Dan :roll: )
There was a Supertramp song that was covered a few years ago, but can't remember the band that done it.
But there were some good ones too. Off the top of my head......
"Bang a Gong" - Power Station
"China Girl" - Pete Yorn
"Mr Sandman" - Pomplamouse
"Sharp Dressed Man" - Nickelback (hate that band, but thought they nailed that tune).
"Hurt" - Johnny Cash