Jon Thor Covering (Butchering) Sweet’s Hard Rock Classic “Action”
What is the worst cover song of all time? Of course that is subjective and debatable, but this may be it.
If you can stay with this five minute video, it will be worth it for its jaw dropping kitschiness.
On national television, with Merv Griffin doing the introduction, from 1976, here is Jon Thor straight from the Aladdin Hotel’s Red, Hot and Blue Show doing his “Muscle Rock” rendition of Action.
For those who do not know what the original song sounds like, because any resemblance of Jon Thor’s version to a real rock song is purely coincidental, here is Sweet’s original version recorded in 1975.
If you are wondering whatever happened to Jon Thor, in the early 1980’s he eventually transformed his act into “Thor,” a quasi-metal act that is still active today according to his web site.