Kik Tracee, Mrs. Robinson (Worst Cover Ever?)
April 29, 2011 Leave a comment
In March, I posted what I considered to be the worst cover ever recorded, Mrs. Miller’s take on “Downtown.” Well, within a minute of my posting that, my friend Richie sent me a link to this cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson.” Now for those of you who don’t know them (i. e. most people), Kik Tracee was a late 80s hair metal band from Los Angeles. For some reason, they thought it would be a good idea to cover “Mrs. Robinson” on their 1991 record No Rules. The resulting cover is one of those songs which became dated the minute it was recorded. It oozes hair metal and strips the soul of the original Simon and Garfunkel version. It really is the kind of thing that grunge rock was created to destroy. Despite all that, I urge you to give this a listen just so you can experience the sheer horror.