'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

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Postby ORORORO » 11 Apr 2018, 12:08

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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby ORORORO » 11 Apr 2018, 12:09

Insouciant Western People wrote:
Weston Drury, Jnr. wrote:Do they think they're doing anyone any favours with this sort of crap?


I know people, ex-BCBers among them, who absolutely lap this sort of shit up.

Tell them that a fucking 'ukelele orchestra' is going to be playing a concert of zany heavy metal cover versions at a venue near them and they're breaking out their credit cards faster than James Corden diving into a wedding buffet.


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Postby gash on ignore » 11 Apr 2018, 12:10

Perhaps?

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Postby gash on ignore » 11 Apr 2018, 12:13

Or this?

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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 12:32

Both very good shouts.



Insouciant Western People wrote:Tell them that a fucking 'ukelele orchestra' is going to be playing a concert of zany heavy metal cover versions at a venue near them and they're breaking out their credit cards faster than James Corden diving into a wedding buffet.


That is beautiful writing.

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Postby gash on ignore » 11 Apr 2018, 12:37

Don’t google “Bad Shepherds”.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 11 Apr 2018, 14:22

The first and only time I gave Postmodern Shitbox a minute of my time they had a fucking clown singing for them.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 14:22

nev gash wrote:It’s the audience reaction, the squeals of ironic delight as the master craftsman turns his gimlet on such an unworthy pop trifle.


https://pitchfork.com/news/43917-watch-wilcos-jeff-tweedy-cover-not-one-but-two-black-eyed-peas-songs/

Ha! I get it - it's such a deeply patronizing gambit that plays on the vanities of the discerning middlebrow audience. They assuredly believe they are watching Bob Dylan (and, to be kind, they absolutely the fuck aren't), which may be the first (rather telling/load bearing) structural failing here.

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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 14:24

The Modernist wrote:I hate that kind of thing too. I'd only ever be interested if it was the other way round - Britney Spears taking on a track from an Amon Duul album or something :lol: , but that never happens does it?


Suffice to say, I prefer this to the seal bark of the original.


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Postby gash on ignore » 11 Apr 2018, 14:31

A staging post on the road to Ryan’s 1989.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 14:33

Oh, God - he really is a sort of "lower impact/charisma" one man Mike Flowers Pops, isn't he?

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Postby gash on ignore » 11 Apr 2018, 14:41

The heights of Rock n Roll seem a long way away now.
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nev gash wrote:Or this?


Careful, you'll set Copey off; he thinks this is one of the greatest covers ever done.
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RIP Chris Cornell and thank you for some great music you made, but this idea was one that should have been nipped in the bud.
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fange wrote:

RIP Chris Cornell and thank you for some great music you made, but this idea was one that should have been nipped in the bud.


Dreadful. And it's always the same approach isn't it? Drag the original down to a funereal pace, give it a sparse arrangement and sing it in some pained "blues" voice.

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Postby ORORORO » 11 Apr 2018, 15:39

It is always the same approach and I honestly don't know what they're doing it for.
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Postby The Modernist » 11 Apr 2018, 15:43

I honestly think they think they're being original.
" Nobody would expect me to pick this song and do it in this way".
When the answer is "It's exactly what I would have expected you to have done you fucking twat".

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The Modernist wrote:I honestly think they think they're being original.
" Nobody would expect me to pick this song and do it in this way".
When the answer is "It's exactly what I would have expected you to have done you fucking twat".


Where were you when Chris Cornell needed you, G?!
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The Modernist wrote:I honestly think they think they're being original.
" Nobody would expect me to pick this song and do it in this way".
When the answer is "It's exactly what I would have expected you to have done you fucking twat".


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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 16:52



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