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

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

Postby Copehead » 11 Apr 2018, 16:56

nev gash wrote:Or this?



That's a classic - pointing out the similarity to a certain Velvet Underground song by playing it in that style and then finishing off with what can only be described as a sarcastic guitar solo.

Probably just a bit too clever for you Nev
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Postby Copehead » 11 Apr 2018, 16:58

fange wrote:
nev gash wrote:Or this?


Careful, you'll set Copey off; he thinks this is one of the greatest covers ever done.


It is; funny, cerebral and stands on its own merits.

I suppose some people don't get it because they don't understand what Roddy Frame was doing.
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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 11 Apr 2018, 17:01

Ignorance is bliss.
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Postby Count Machuki » 11 Apr 2018, 17:07

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".


Let U be the set of all united sets, K be the set of the kids and D be the set of things divided.
Then it follows that ∀ k ∈ K: K ∈ U ⇒ k ∉ D

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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 17:10

Count Machuki wrote:
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".




I mean, for fuck's sake - the second you hear that pedestrian strumming and plodding bass playing operating, you realize that these people really should not be inviting any comparison to the original hit recording.

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Postby Count Machuki » 11 Apr 2018, 17:15

"Dear God, they're covering another girl group song. Why can't they leave well enough alone!?" - Sniffy Beatlefan, 1964

;)
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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 11 Apr 2018, 17:22

Boooooo!
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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 17:22

Count Machuki wrote:"Dear God, they're covering another girl group song. Why can't they leave well enough alone!?" - Sniffy Beatlefan, 1964

;)


George Martin wrote:Boys, that was a PERFECTLY lively performance of 'Please Mr. Postman', but...I really think I'd like you to try it a bit more lifeless, smug, and...you know...clever. I'd like for us to be on the right side of history.

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Postby Count Machuki » 11 Apr 2018, 17:23

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 18:35

Count Machuki wrote:
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".






These guys also give perfectly servicable "self-satisfied, sneering ennui".

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Postby bobzilla77 » 11 Apr 2018, 22:23

Bent Fabric wrote:

You'll certainly get no rewards from me for persevering beyond a second or two.


I have actually had the thought "I hate this more than any other music in the world."

The original is of course wonderful. Cake just sound so put-upon, and you know that guy is a total douche. Emo wussies. Rites of Spring make fun of people like them.
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Postby bobzilla77 » 11 Apr 2018, 22:29

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?



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To paraphrase Robert Runcie, wank.
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Postby Quaco » 11 Apr 2018, 22:38

That would be a good thread idea in itself.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 23:10

bobzilla77 wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:

You'll certainly get no rewards from me for persevering beyond a second or two.


I have actually had the thought "I hate this more than any other music in the world."

The original is of course wonderful. Cake just sound so put-upon, and you know that guy is a total douche. Emo wussies. Rites of Spring make fun of people like them.


I have a memory from one long ago summer when my bandmates and I retired to a neighborhood bar after a particularly spirited rehearsal. We had the run of the place, the youngish barmaid had the music cranked, and the atmosphere was warm and celebratory.

Well, I don't have to tell you what song eventually popped up on her iPod/mix CD/personal vessel of jams. The three of us just sort of exchanged deflated, "who farted?", distressed, defeated and annoyed grimaces. As if on cue, she turned to the three of us, beaming and declared "Okay, this is pretty much the best. cover. ever.!" (people already talked like that). The experience had turned a corner, and we were quick to end the party - all the way home contemplating where this particular interpretation lived in relation to the likes of "All Along the Watchtower", "Twist and Shout", etc.

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

Postby Quaco » 11 Apr 2018, 23:35

Talk about music snobs. She was a youngish barmaid. Have fun!
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Postby bobzilla77 » 12 Apr 2018, 00:11

Hey man, at least she had it cranked. No half measures in emo.

I remember a coworker of mine really wanting to play this album when we were doing some menial labor project in a conference room, stuffing binders for a big meeting or something, and had music playing. I pretended I didn't hear him at first. Eventually I had to take a really long trip to the bathroom to avoid this song.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby The Red Heifer » 12 Apr 2018, 00:34

Bent Fabric wrote:seal bark


Well that's all I'm going to be hearing now when it comes on.

But considering I also prefer the Mandy Moore version I guess it's no big loss.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 12 Apr 2018, 01:00

Quaco wrote:Have fun!


*(starts making personalized all-smarmy-covers "Have fun!" playlist for long drives with Quaco)*

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

Postby The Red Heifer » 12 Apr 2018, 08:13

I do quite like a few of the ones slated here perhaps unsurprisingly. I've been a Cake fan since, ironically, " I Will Survive", I can see why they're not liked but I like em. Frente too. I like quite a lot of Angie Hart stuff, "Less Than Zero", her first song as Splendid when she was married to/recording music with Jesse Tobias.
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