I seem to recall Rod Stewart’s butchering of his music bringing some world class comments from Tom Waits though. I’m not certain but I think he described Downtown Train thus:
‘So bad as to be almost unrecognisable.’ and said of his shit karaoke attempt at Tom Traubert’s Blues:
If I’d know he was going to sing it I never would have written it.
So it was worth suffering the butchering, just for those put-downs. The man’s a legend!