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2013-11-16 03:04:43 PM  
Queen with Paul Rodgers, maybe.

Otherwise, the person who nominated Queen is a tasteless hipster douchebag who probably thinks some shiatty band you've never heard of and that he will abandon as soon as a second person hears of them is the apotheosis of music.

/or, worse, a Justin Bieber fan.
 
2013-11-16 03:22:55 PM  
I like Queen OK.  They have great songs and, uh, not so great songs.

Can't say I disagreed with anything else on that list, though.
 
2013-11-16 03:31:10 PM  
Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".
 
2013-11-16 03:38:38 PM  

simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".


That would be

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/but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.
 
2013-11-16 03:50:29 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

That would be

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/but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.


Thanks for the info. I don't think anyone should try to cover anything by Janis. Maybe "Mercedes Benz" and "Summertime".
 
2013-11-16 04:02:28 PM  

simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".


It was Limp Bizkit. It was on the Gothika soundtrack.
 
2013-11-16 04:07:14 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

It was Limp Bizkit. It was on the Gothika soundtrack.


Well, they need to stop doing it, if they're still a band.
/Thanks for the info.
 
2013-11-16 04:31:07 PM  
Whar puffy daddy and Jimmy Page, WHAR?!
 
2013-11-16 04:35:36 PM  
'Blurred Lines' bastardization of Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up'

This, 1000%. Robin Thicke, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Sing it, Marvin, honey.
 
2013-11-16 04:37:50 PM  
NME: Certainly the stuff that came later - brostep - had nothing on Loefah, Mala, Scuba and the FWD crew.

www.magneticmag.com
 
2013-11-16 04:38:18 PM  

simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".


I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.
 
2013-11-16 04:42:07 PM  

SuperTramp: 'Blurred Lines' bastardization of Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up'

This, 1000%. Robin Thicke, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Sing it, Marvin, honey.


Then I definitely shouldn't be a judge on the lawsuit, because while there are similarities, there's no way the Gaye estate has a case to my ear.
 
2013-11-16 04:42:12 PM  
I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.
 
2013-11-16 04:42:55 PM  
It's still cool to hate Nickelback *yawn*, this f*cking guy says.  (Paraphrasing because F*CK THAT GUY.)

/This F*cking Guy
//it will no longer be cool when they disappear/are disappeared and we completely forget that they ever existed, and are never reminded, ever again, ever.
 
2013-11-16 04:43:24 PM  
The entry-

Stephen Johnson suggested Queen, along with a couple of others. "I just can't see why people like them", he writes.
 
2013-11-16 04:46:50 PM  
Deslided

Oh, and add almost everything from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie soundtrack.
 
2013-11-16 04:48:04 PM  

The Bestest: SuperTramp: 'Blurred Lines' bastardization of Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up'

This, 1000%. Robin Thicke, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Sing it, Marvin, honey.

Then I definitely shouldn't be a judge on the lawsuit, because while there are similarities, there's no way the Gaye estate has a case to my ear.


In an interview with GQ magazine, shortly after the release of "Blurred Lines", Thicke explained the song's provenance, saying: "[Producer] Pharrell [Williams] and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favourite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up'. I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove'. Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

Yet in a subsequent interview with the website TMZ - after he had filed his pre-emptive lawsuit - the singer apparently denied thinking of Gaye's work while writing the song. In their countersuit, Gaye's children cite several leading music critics who noted the similarities between Thicke'shiat and Gaye's, as well as a report by musicologist Judith Finell which reportedly points to multiple parallels in the two tracks. The family describes Thicke's work as "blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye's classic No 1 song".
 
2013-11-16 04:51:52 PM  
Either I am totally out of touch with music, or that list is really Brit-centric.  I have no idea who half those people were.
 
2013-11-16 04:52:04 PM  
Thicke'shiat

haha, thank you, Fark filter for correcting "Thicke's *hit*."
 
2013-11-16 04:53:30 PM  

Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.


You should give them another try.  Listen to the first album and the live album - you'll see.
 
2013-11-16 04:56:00 PM  

notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.


Madonna's cover of American Pie.

/worst. cover. ever.
 
2013-11-16 04:56:06 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: /but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.


Joplin drunk is ten times better than than talentless skanks trying to pass themselves off as singers with autotune turned up to eleven.

/I may be underestimating how much better she is
 
2013-11-16 04:56:14 PM  

LewDux: NME: Certainly the stuff that came later - brostep - had nothing on Loefah, Mala, Scuba and the FWD crew.

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I think it's kind of funny, but also kind of sad, that so many dubstep artists are doing techno or house because of the whole brostep thing.  Scuba, Skream, etc.

Worst comment I've read so far was concerning a Joy Orbison and Boddika song.

"The bass just goes thump, thump, thump and it sounds like sheets of metal being flexed.  Worst song ever."

It's a techno track.  What did you expect?
 
2013-11-16 04:57:08 PM  

SuperTramp: I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove'


Being inspired by is not the same thing as copying.

In their countersuit, Gaye's children cite several leading music critics who noted the similarities between Thicke'shiat and Gaye's, as well as a report by musicologist Judith Finell which reportedly points to multiple parallels in the two tracks. The family describes Thicke's work as "blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye's classic No 1 song".

I'm no expert myself, but like I said -I- don't hear any lifting (similarities, yes, but no identical composition) and I'm sure you could find just as many experts that would disagree with their experts.
 
2013-11-16 04:57:55 PM  

FrancoFile: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.

Madonna's cover of American Pie.

/worst. cover. ever.


There are some songs no right minded person would ever consider covering because it "simply is not done".  American Pie would be near the top of that list.

Key words being "right minded"
 
2013-11-16 05:02:41 PM  

Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.


Sheer Heart Attack is a damn good album. Killer Queen and Stone Cold Crazy are the popular hits from the album, but the Tenement Funster/Flick of the Wrist/Lily of the Valley stretch is probably the highlight of the album.

The Game includes two major hits... Another One Bites The Dust and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

Radio Ga Ga was on The Works, which was a solid album all the way through. Hell, all the songs but one on the album were released as singles.
 
2013-11-16 05:03:46 PM  
Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.
 
2013-11-16 05:03:59 PM  

OgreMagi: FirstNationalBastard: /but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.

Joplin drunk is ten times better than than talentless skanks trying to pass themselves off as singers with autotune turned up to eleven.

/I may be underestimating how much better she is


Musicians today don't actually have the music within them. They're pretty faces for a marketing firm that sells people music. If you want real music, go to a barroom.
 
2013-11-16 05:06:46 PM  

Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.


The great thing about Queen is that I can 100% promise you will find at least a CD's worth of tracks that you will tolerate if not outright enjoy. It's different albums for different folks, but they covered a lot of sounds, and each of the members wrote pretty decent stuff. Without knowing what you hated about BR, it's hard to know what to steer you away from or towards, but the first 5 albums - Queen thru Day at the Races - share a lot in common with the more prog-rock and classical influence, and then it kinda stutters around transferring to a more pop, radio-friendly sound from Jazz through The Miracle, which has Radio Gaga on it. Innuendo and Made in Heaven are their own special little things.
 
2013-11-16 05:07:14 PM  
James Anslow said:  Mike Flowers Pops covering Oasis' 'Wonderwall'.

fark you, "James Anslow", that cover is awesome; the entire Oasis catalog needs the lounge-jazz treatment.

static.nme.com

Is Ed Sheeran a giant, or is that just a really tiny guitar?
 
2013-11-16 05:13:21 PM  

evilmrsock:  The Miracle, The Works which has Radio Gaga on it.


Mah bad.
 
2013-11-16 05:14:01 PM  
www.abbaomnibus.net

Hey guys, what's going on?
 
2013-11-16 05:17:02 PM  

Mrbogey: OgreMagi: FirstNationalBastard: /but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.

Joplin drunk is ten times better than than talentless skanks trying to pass themselves off as singers with autotune turned up to eleven.

/I may be underestimating how much better she is

Musicians today don't actually have the music within them. They're pretty faces for a marketing firm that sells people music. If you want real music, go to a barroom.


That's exactly what I do.  Recently saw Samantha Fish in a tiny little dive bar.  Awesome performance.  And she's also a pretty face.
 
2013-11-16 05:18:56 PM  
I like Queen but I HATE Radio Ga Ga. Was the point to be meta and produce a song just as shiatty as the shaitty music they were making fun of? Is it supposed to be parody?
 
2013-11-16 05:19:37 PM  

notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.


Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ
 
2013-11-16 05:19:43 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.


www.troll.me
 
2013-11-16 05:24:25 PM  
any youngster here who is ignorant of QUEEN?

I order you in the name of good music to listen/download "Keep Yourself Alive" ASAP
(maybe "Fat Bottomed Girls" later)

Sadly you will likely listen on tiny little iPod speakers which is a crime but better than nothing.

Queen is best appreciated in a big open room through big speakers.
 
2013-11-16 05:24:39 PM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.

Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1j9XPbzbX08 #t =23
 
2013-11-16 05:26:48 PM  
"Hey, remember when Bowie and Jagger teamed up and made mooney eyes at each other while they danced together on a fake street? That really scarred me for life! Boo-hoo-hoo! what a CRIME."


"Oh, Em, Gee, they added QUEEN?! How DARE they!! Well, I ought to just mreh--mehhh-blehh-blehh..."

What a stupid list.

On an unrelated note, I am really tired of seeing musicians with scarred up, intentionally abused guitars. Willie Nelson's guitar is a bundle of twigs, held together with hemp. HE might have an excuse; the douche above and Courtney Love do not.
 
2013-11-16 05:29:10 PM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.

Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ


Ok, you win.  Why did you do that to me?  I couldn't make it through 10 seconds of that tripe.

*Sobs and covers face with hands*
 
2013-11-16 05:30:26 PM  
So the impression I'm getting here is that they hate covers and Canadians. About right?
 
2013-11-16 05:31:02 PM  

SuperTramp: The Bestest: SuperTramp: 'Blurred Lines' bastardization of Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up'

This, 1000%. Robin Thicke, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Sing it, Marvin, honey.

Then I definitely shouldn't be a judge on the lawsuit, because while there are similarities, there's no way the Gaye estate has a case to my ear.

In an interview with GQ magazine, shortly after the release of "Blurred Lines", Thicke explained the song's provenance, saying: "[Producer] Pharrell [Williams] and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favourite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up'. I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove'. Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

Yet in a subsequent interview with the website TMZ - after he had filed his pre-emptive lawsuit - the singer apparently denied thinking of Gaye's work while writing the song. In their countersuit, Gaye's children cite several leading music critics who noted the similarities between Thicke'shiat and Gaye's, as well as a report by musicologist Judith Finell which reportedly points to multiple parallels in the two tracks. The family describes Thicke's work as "blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye's classic No 1 song".


It's got the same groove, but not the same beat or melody.  And the thing is there are other funk/soul songs from the 70s that use that same groove.  They sound similar, but it isn't even like George Harrison's "Unconscious Plagiarism" or Wayne Coyne unthinkingly ripping off Cat Stevens.

The suit really feels like a money grab from the Gayes.
 
2013-11-16 05:32:57 PM  
Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb

DAFUQ!

also, list fails without the RIAA and PMRC taking top honors.
 
2013-11-16 05:33:03 PM  
Bowie gets a pass for that shiat, because he's Bowie and my hero.  And he was banging MJ for shiats and giggles.
 
2013-11-16 05:33:12 PM  

craigdamage: any youngster here who is ignorant of QUEEN?

I order you in the name of good music to listen/download "Keep Yourself Alive" ASAP
(maybe "Fat Bottomed Girls" later)

Sadly you will likely listen on tiny little iPod speakers which is a crime but better than nothing.

Queen is best appreciated in a big open room through big speakers.


First album version, or rerecorded 1975 version that was just dug out of the vaults?

/I like the '75 version better, myself.
 
2013-11-16 05:35:57 PM  

craigdamage: any youngster here who is ignorant of QUEEN?

I order you in the name of good music to listen/download "Keep Yourself Alive" ASAP
(maybe "Fat Bottomed Girls" later)

Sadly you will likely listen on tiny little iPod speakers which is a crime but better than nothing.

Queen is best appreciated in a big open room through big speakers.


Don't forget YOUR MOM
 
2013-11-16 05:36:07 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.


You shut your whore mouth an... damn it I fed a troll.

Anyway there was a God damned awful cover of Bohemian Rhapsody around the mid 90's. It had the words but it did not sound like it. Some dumb b*tch sang it with a Casio drum machine. Does anyone know who did that? Oh BTW the rap version of it was also an abomination.
 
2013-11-16 05:38:04 PM  

LeroyBourne: Bowie gets a pass for that shiat, because he's Bowie and my hero.  And he was banging MJ for shiats and giggles.


mind bleach cannot erase the horrifying image you just created of David Bowie sodomizing a feces covered, hysterically laughing Michael Jackson.
 
2013-11-16 05:39:47 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.


Nice work, but you're basing your analysis on two movie soundtracks and one song.

Go listen to anything from Queen, Queen II or Day at the Races and get back to us when you have a clue.
 
2013-11-16 05:40:29 PM  
Queen gets added because a single random person tweeted that they don't like them?
 
2013-11-16 05:40:51 PM  
Dwight_Yeast

The suit really feels like a money grab from the Gayes.

Doesn't SOUNG that way to me. The very first time I heard Blurred Lines, within the first few measures, I said to myself, "self, that's a gotdang ripoff of Give It Up by Marvin."
 
2013-11-16 05:46:42 PM  

stonelotus: LeroyBourne: Bowie gets a pass for that shiat, because he's Bowie and my hero.  And he was banging MJ for shiats and giggles.

mind bleach cannot erase the horrifying image you just created of David Bowie sodomizing a feces covered, hysterically laughing Michael Jackson.


I guess it's not weird, but I just didn't want to type out mick jagger and the thought came into my head someone will think of michael jackson.

I do like the 'hysterically laughing' part, that's just wrong.  Time to drink!
 
2013-11-16 05:47:33 PM  

simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".


Best cover of Behind Blue Eyes (but sadly just a few moments and not the full song) that I've every heard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GbVjEApiPU
 
2013-11-16 05:50:24 PM  
Sheryl Crow's "D'yer Mak'er."  Worst. cover. ever.
 
2013-11-16 05:50:29 PM  

SuperTramp: Dwight_Yeast

The suit really feels like a money grab from the Gayes.

Doesn't SOUNG that way to me. The very first time I heard Blurred Lines, within the first few measures, I said to myself, "self, that's a gotdang ripoff of Give It Up by Marvin."


Han shot first...

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/16/robin-thicke-pharell-and-t-i -s ue-over-blurred-lines/

In short, the Gaye family *counter-sued* after they were sued first.
 
2013-11-16 05:51:37 PM  

fusillade762: So the impression I'm getting here is that they hate covers and Canadians. About right?


Yup, that's what I got out of it too. In a lot of cases they're not entirely wrong, but who's really offended by Michael Buble? That's just silly.
 
2013-11-16 05:52:52 PM  
Sheryl Crow's cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Sweet Child O' Mine was also used as the background music recently for a Johnson & Johnson commercial. (I think it was played on something like a xylophone)
 
2013-11-16 05:53:03 PM  

BATMANATEE: I like Queen but I HATE Radio Ga Ga. Was the point to be meta and produce a song just as shiatty as the shaitty music they were making fun of? Is it supposed to be parody?


To be fair, I actually quite enjoy that '80s Britpop sound. I'm not saying that it's "good" music, but it is fun enough for me to listen to if I feel like singing terribly in my car.

Also, I love the piano in Radio Ga Ga, but I'm also usually a sucker for piano music in general, which comes from a totally uncritical place (by which I mean that it lights up the parts of my brain that produce excessive amounts of dopamine).
 
2013-11-16 05:56:08 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: Sheryl Crow's cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Sweet Child O' Mine was also used as the background music recently for a Johnson & Johnson commercial. (I think it was played on something like a xylophone)


I'm waiting for Ozzy to sell out 'no more tears' to J & J.  I guess watching the commercial of a baby jamming out in the tub covered in soap and no tears to that song would be kinda cute.
 
2013-11-16 05:56:50 PM  

lasercannon: [www.abbaomnibus.net image 450x327]

Hey guys, what's going on?


The weird thing about ABBA is that their production is horribly dated (70s discoey Europop) and their lyrics are insipid, but the tunes are infectious and sung with talent and commitment. So they're both horrible and awesome, which makes them a great guilty pleasure.
 
2013-11-16 05:59:00 PM  

EngineerBoy: Han shot first...

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/16/robin-thicke-pharell-and-t-i -s ue-over-blurred-lines/

In short, the Gaye family *counter-sued* after they were sued first.


They were sued first because the Gayes were essentially shaking Thicke & Co. down for a settlement beforehand.
 
2013-11-16 06:00:24 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: Sheryl Crow's cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Sweet Child O' Mine was also used as the background music recently for a Johnson & Johnson commercial. (I think it was played on something like a xylophone)


But Etta's cover of Welcome to the Jungle was better than the original (sorry, Axl.)
 
2013-11-16 06:05:20 PM  

EngineerBoy: http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/16/robin-thicke-pharell-and-t-i -s ue-over-blurred-lines/

In short, the Gaye family *counter-sued* after they were sued first.


Or look at it another way: the Gayes were pushing for a cash settlement (ie, a money grab) and threatening a lawsuit, so Thicke et al called their bluff.

Tends to go towards my point, especially as it's rare for a plagiarism suit to go to court these days.  Most get settled out-of-court; see the Wayne Coyne/Cat Stevens case I mentioned earlier.
 
2013-11-16 06:05:27 PM  

The Bestest: EngineerBoy: Han shot first...

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/16/robin-thicke-pharell-and-t-i -s ue-over-blurred-lines/

In short, the Gaye family *counter-sued* after they were sued first.

They were sued first because the Gayes were essentially shaking Thicke & Co. down for a settlement beforehand.


Let it go, largest exposed granitic pluton in the world. Are they still doing the laser light shows in the summer?
 
2013-11-16 06:14:56 PM  
Oh, noes, someone doesn't like something I like.

Wait, why are Scissor Sister's on there?

Picking up on the Pink Floyd covers theme, Jayo Tvaof added: "But The Scissor Sisters mutilation of 'Comfortably Numb' was worse."

Oh, it's just Pink Floyd, it's not like anything of artistic merit was sullied.

Speaking of the Scissor Sisters, they do a great cover of Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out"
 
2013-11-16 06:21:33 PM  
Ok, the list only had one Gallagher brother, subby....doing an atrocious cover of "Gimme Shelter"

//that cover gave me cancer
 
2013-11-16 06:28:03 PM  
Two words about Queen: Live Aid.

They came out of retirement for all intents and purposes, and blew the field away. It was their best show. Go YouTube it. Ah fark it here it is. I'll watch it now why not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038
 
2013-11-16 06:33:18 PM  
I'd like to mention Linkin Park's cover of Wish and then the whole album Hesitation Marks. Blargh it's even worse than WITHA TEETHA.
 
2013-11-16 06:52:24 PM  
Queen is music for lazy teenagers who are unable to find any good new music.


 

A Terrible Human: then the whole album Hesitation Marks.



I was really disappointed in this. The album seems to have received quite a bit of acclaim and all the previewed tracks were great... but the album had maybe only 1 or 2 other good tracks on it. The rest was completely forgettable.
 
2013-11-16 06:52:43 PM  

notyomama: Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.

Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ

Ok, you win.  Why did you do that to me?  I couldn't make it through 10 seconds of that tripe.

*Sobs and covers face with hands*


Misery loves company, my friend.
 
2013-11-16 06:52:54 PM  

awfulperson: On an unrelated note, I am really tired of seeing musicians with scarred up, intentionally abused guitars. Willie Nelson's guitar is a bundle of twigs, held together with hemp. HE might have an excuse; the douche above and Courtney Love do not.


That's authenticity. Nelson didn't buy a beat up guitar. He beat it up by beating the music out of it.

Nowadays? They sell authenticity at the local store.

craigdamage: Queen is best appreciated in a big open room through big speakers.


Good music generally is.
 
2013-11-16 07:01:39 PM  

Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.


I don't think Radio Gaga is even in my top 20 favorite Queen songs, you should definitely listen to some more.
 
2013-11-16 07:06:26 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Queen is music for lazy teenagers who are unable to find any good new music.


 A Terrible Human: then the whole album Hesitation Marks.


I was really disappointed in this. The album seems to have received quite a bit of acclaim and all the previewed tracks were great... but the album had maybe only 1 or 2 other good tracks on it. The rest was completely forgettable.


Yeah, our musical heroes should never get clean, it totally ruins their art. We'll always have The Downward Spiral, though.
 
2013-11-16 07:06:58 PM  

H31N0US: Two words about Queen: Live Aid.

They came out of retirement for all intents and purposes, and blew the field away. It was their best show. Go YouTube it. Ah fark it here it is. I'll watch it now why not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038


FTFY.
 
2013-11-16 07:16:48 PM  

SuperTramp: Are they still doing the laser light shows in the summer?


..and artificial snow in the winter
 
2013-11-16 07:18:30 PM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.

Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ


I really wish I hadn't clicked on that

/Didn't know Everlast had a son
 
2013-11-16 07:20:55 PM  

Mr_Ectomy: FeedTheCollapse: Queen is music for lazy teenagers who are unable to find any good new music.


 A Terrible Human: then the whole album Hesitation Marks.


I was really disappointed in this. The album seems to have received quite a bit of acclaim and all the previewed tracks were great... but the album had maybe only 1 or 2 other good tracks on it. The rest was completely forgettable.

Yeah, our musical heroes should never get clean, it totally ruins their art. We'll always have The Downward Spiral, though.


Year Zero was fantastic and he was sober then too. I dunno the whole album seemed like stuff that was too boring to put on that How to Destroy Angels album.
 
2013-11-16 07:28:08 PM  

A Terrible Human: Year Zero was fantastic and he was sober then too. I dunno the whole album seemed like stuff that was too boring to put on that How to Destroy Angels album.


That's true, but maybe it was a combination of sobriety AND a NIN hiatus. Don't care, going to see them in 8 days and I'm  STOKED!
 
2013-11-16 07:45:29 PM  

Mr_Ectomy: A Terrible Human: Year Zero was fantastic and he was sober then too. I dunno the whole album seemed like stuff that was too boring to put on that How to Destroy Angels album.

That's true, but maybe it was a combination of sobriety AND a NIN hiatus. Don't care, going to see them in 8 days and I'm  STOKED!


Oooh lucky. :p
 
2013-11-16 08:04:40 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.


And yet all of it is still vastly better than most of us here come ever come up with.
 
2013-11-16 08:10:14 PM  

awfulperson: "Hey, remember when Bowie and Jagger teamed up and made mooney eyes at each other while they danced together on a fake street? That really scarred me for life! Boo-hoo-hoo! what a CRIME."


"Oh, Em, Gee, they added QUEEN?! How DARE they!! Well, I ought to just mreh--mehhh-blehh-blehh..."

What a stupid list.

On an unrelated note, I am really tired of seeing musicians with scarred up, intentionally abused guitars. Willie Nelson's guitar is a bundle of twigs, held together with hemp. HE might have an excuse; the douche above and Courtney Love do not.


Some of those banged up and abused guitars have "character".  They are like a fine wine, they get better with age.  Certain model Strats and Les Pauls are like that.  I'll give an example I am quite familiar with.  Blues artist Tommy Castro has a couple of dozen guitars.  Most of the time he uses a specific Strat for his shows because he likes the sound and the action.  It's old, the paint rubbed off, scratches all over it.  He could easily grab a different Strat from his collection, but he likes that one.
 
2013-11-16 08:14:18 PM  

H31N0US: Two words about Queen: Live Aid.

They came out of retirement for all intents and purposes, and blew the field away. It was their best show. Go YouTube it. Ah fark it here it is. I'll watch it now why not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038


Even the other artists (and there were some big names there) agreed that Queen and Freddie owned that show.
 
2013-11-16 08:14:23 PM  

bearded clamorer: Deslided

Oh, and add almost everything from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie soundtrack.


Let's leave Earth Wind & Fire out of this. Please. I hope that's what you meant by "almost".
 
2013-11-16 08:23:00 PM  

Mrbogey: The entry-

Stephen Johnson suggested Queen, along with a couple of others. "I just can't see why people like them", he writes.


Somehow I suspect he never heard anything of theirs beyond "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Body Language".
 
2013-11-16 08:26:28 PM  

FrancoFile: Either I am totally out of touch with music, or that list is really Brit-centric.  I have no idea who half those people were.


Considering that NME is a British publication that focuses mainly on British artists.....
 
2013-11-16 08:28:09 PM  
Fark, I am disappoint. It is a scientific fact that the two biggest musical abortions ever committed are:

A. Winger's cover of Purple Haze
B. Believe by Cher

These two things are completely totally indefensible, irredeemable & grounds for waterboating.

You may now continue your hatefest over bieber & Nickelback.
 
2013-11-16 08:37:20 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Fark, I am disappoint. It is a scientific fact that the two biggest musical abortions ever committed are:

A. Winger's cover of Purple Haze
B. Believe by Cher

These two things are completely totally indefensible, irredeemable & grounds for waterboating.

You may now continue your hatefest over bieber & Nickelback.


I haven't heard the first one, but I can imagine how bad it is.  I have, unfortunately, heard Cher's Believe.  It made me wish I had been born deaf.
 
2013-11-16 08:59:00 PM  

BATMANATEE: I like Queen but I HATE Radio Ga Ga. Was the point to be meta and produce a song just as shiatty as the shaitty music they were making fun of? Is it supposed to be parody?


That was actually how I took the song to be honest.
 
2013-11-16 09:11:46 PM  
"Stephen Johnson suggested Queen, along with a couple of others. "I just can't see why people like them", he writes."

Let me get this straight, three people voted for Queen and that's all it takes to get them included in the 30 greatest crimes committed against music?  What the fark kind of survey was this?
 
2013-11-16 09:16:55 PM  

eaglepuss: bearded clamorer: Deslided

Oh, and add almost everything from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie soundtrack.

Let's leave Earth Wind & Fire out of this. Please. I hope that's what you meant by "almost".


I was scrolling thru the comments to make sure someone else made this exact point. If you hadn't, I would have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJIo0AP3MCM

pure awesomeness.
 
2013-11-16 09:29:50 PM  
Forget it, Jake, it's New Musical Express.
 
2013-11-16 09:33:20 PM  

FrancoFile: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.

Madonna's cover of American Pie.

/worst. cover. ever.


I'd go with Pearl Jam covering Last Kiss or Billy Idol covering Heroin.
 
2013-11-16 09:36:14 PM  
This, then everything else...

storage.canoe.ca

/probably a crime against everything.
 
2013-11-16 09:39:20 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Queen is music for lazy teenagers who are unable to find any good new music.


 A Terrible Human: then the whole album Hesitation Marks.


I was really disappointed in this. The album seems to have received quite a bit of acclaim and all the previewed tracks were great... but the album had maybe only 1 or 2 other good tracks on it. The rest was completely forgettable.


When I was a teen, Queen WAS good, new music

/Check out "Back to the Light" by  Brian May
 
2013-11-16 09:39:55 PM  

Boris S. Wort: This, then everything else...

[storage.canoe.ca image 603x520]

/probably a crime against everything.


You are really not making Canadians look any better, dammit!
 
2013-11-16 09:47:53 PM  
I sort of had a brush with interpretive criminality just tonight.

I heard the Flaming Lips doing "No Quarter".

The first half-minute was amusing because I thought they were trying to be funny.  I love a good parody.  When ultimately there was no discernible punchline, I have to admit that I was a little put off by the experience, as if they had cheapened the song for no good purpose.

Judging it as criminal would probably be too harsh, because I'd defend their right to sing whatever they want to sing.

But it definitely left me thinking it was poorly thought out, kinda like Rosanne Barr's national anthem.

And I found that interesting because I don't consider myself a huge Zep fan.

/maybe I just heard the piece out of context...

//babble filter inop tonight...
 
2013-11-16 10:14:25 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: B. Believe by Cher


..also known as the song that brought Autotune into the mainstream
 
2013-11-16 10:16:01 PM  
With all the Queen talk...no one's wondering how these guys made the list?


cdn.geeknation.com
 
2013-11-16 10:25:07 PM  

SuperTramp: Pokey.Clyde: Sheryl Crow's cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Sweet Child O' Mine was also used as the background music recently for a Johnson & Johnson commercial. (I think it was played on something like a xylophone)

But Etta's cover of Welcome to the Jungle was better than the original (sorry, Axl.)


I can appreciate the style, her voice, and that she was INTO that shiat.

But, goddamn. I want to stick an M-80 in your dickhole for making me click that link. Good gawd.
 
2013-11-16 10:32:36 PM  
Anyone who dislikes Queen will immediately desolve into a puddle of wet human remains on attempt to enter my home. Anyone who wrote in Queen on this list will do it in their own homes. You've got a perfectly good opportunity to present your idiotic tastes in music to a rag no one's paid any attention to since its inception and you blow it by trying to be a hipster.

/How is autotune not even on the list? Because Adventure Time pulled a great joke out of it?
 
2013-11-16 10:32:43 PM  

emonk: I heard the Flaming Lips doing "No Quarter".


Tool did a cover of No Quarter that I think is decent.
 
2013-11-16 10:35:21 PM  

Mole Man: FrancoFile: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.

Madonna's cover of American Pie.

/worst. cover. ever.

I'd go with Pearl Jam covering Last Kiss or Billy Idol covering Heroin.


That Pearl Jam cover makes me violent. I think it may equally be the length of the song and the performance. Jesus, just die already and put an end this glass scraping over my eardrums!
 
2013-11-16 11:02:32 PM  

A Terrible Human: emonk: I heard the Flaming Lips doing "No Quarter".

Tool did a cover of No Quarter that I think is decent.


You're right.  Interesting variation.  Same sense of forboding and suspense as the original.

And thanks, I now know what the deal is: Although I've never consciously acknowledged it, I feel that that song is a serious piece of art, not to be lightheatedly farked with without a good reason.  It would not have irked me if Circle Jerks had made a (serious) rockin' punk version of it, and, additionally, I would not be at all bothered if Flaming Lips had trashed "Achy Breaky Heart".  But the Lips' treatment of that particular song made me feel like some heretofore unknown line had been crossed.

Perhaps I've finally completed my journey into the realm of full-fledged music-snobishness.  How exciting.

Or maybe I've just been listening to too much college radio lately and I'm at the age where trivial things can piss me off.
 
2013-11-16 11:27:22 PM  

Robert1966: lasercannon: [www.abbaomnibus.net image 450x327]

Hey guys, what's going on?

The weird thing about ABBA is that their production is horribly dated (70s discoey Europop) and their lyrics are insipid, but the tunes are infectious and sung with talent and commitment. So they're both horrible and awesome, which makes them a great guilty pleasure.


Well said!

/ born in the late 60's, so I'm pre-wired to like them
 
2013-11-16 11:50:55 PM  
FTFA:

Stephen Johnson suggested Queen, along with a couple of others. "I just can't see why people like them", he writes.

Who the f*ck is this guy I wondered. So I googles his picture....

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-17 12:01:47 AM  
Oasis isn't that bad. They're a bit of a Beatles ripoff, but there are worse things to be.
 
2013-11-17 02:55:35 AM  
www.brianmay.com

Who wrote this shiat?
 
2013-11-17 02:57:01 AM  
Dr. May is the closest thing we have to a genuine renaissance man these days.   He is our very own Leonardo da Vinci, and anyone that speaks ill of him deserves a kick in the junk.
 
2013-11-17 03:13:01 AM  

simplicimus: Thanks for the info. I don't think anyone should try to cover anything by Janis. Maybe "Mercedes Benz" and "Summertime".

Summertime

is originally from Porgy and Bess. So Joplin's version was already a cover.
 
2013-11-17 03:17:06 AM  

notyomama: Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.

You should give them another try.  Listen to the first album and the live album - you'll see.


And don't forget their performance on Live Aid. It is considered the greatest live performance ever.
 
2013-11-17 03:33:30 AM  
there are more than 30 bands in pop music.
just sample at random.
 
2013-11-17 03:56:27 AM  

batlock666: simplicimus: Thanks for the info. I don't think anyone should try to cover anything by Janis. Maybe "Mercedes Benz" and "Summertime".

Summertime is originally from Porgy and Bess. So Joplin's version was already a cover.


I know. And usually any production of Porgy and Bess does it better than Janis.
 
2013-11-17 05:00:21 AM  

OgreMagi: H31N0US: Two words about Queen: Live Aid.

They came out of retirement for all intents and purposes, and blew the field away. It was their best show. Go YouTube it. Ah fark it here it is. I'll watch it now why not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038

Even the other artists (and there were some big names there) agreed that Queen and Freddie owned that show.


I don't know how many thousand people were there at the stadium, but the audience singing along proved Queen owned that show.
 
2013-11-17 05:30:48 AM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.

Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ

Ok, you win.  Why did you do that to me?  I couldn't make it through 10 seconds of that tripe.

*Sobs and covers face with hands*

Misery loves company, my friend.

 
2013-11-17 05:49:45 AM  
emonk:
Perhaps I've finally completed my journey into the realm of full-fledged music-snobishness.  How exciting.

Welcome to the fold
 
2013-11-17 06:16:24 AM  
I don't care what everyone else think. I like that cover of "Hallelujah".

And no one here still don't know who did that abomination of a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? Or is it like "Highlander II" it doesn't exist?
 
2013-11-17 06:34:11 AM  
That Kid Rock track about Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama.
The first few seconds always make me think it's Werewolves of London then... dissapoint.
 
2013-11-17 06:43:11 AM  

Freschel: I don't care what everyone else think. I like that cover of "Hallelujah".

And no one here still don't know who did that abomination of a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? Or is it like "Highlander II" it doesn't exist?


It's not this you're referring to, is it?
 
2013-11-17 06:45:19 AM  
picslap.com
 
2013-11-17 07:51:50 AM  
Queen? Really?

//What the fark is wrong with the world....
 
2013-11-17 08:57:14 AM  
Clapton's I shot the sheriff makes me cringe every time. A song about the underclass' relationship with justice by Marley, a tipsy cruise ship cover by Clapton.
 
2013-11-17 09:16:03 AM  
Anyone else get annoyedwhen people think The Clash originated "I Fought the Law?" Because that's the only "The Clash song" Green Day has covered, and it was originally done by The Bobby Fuller Four.

/The Green Day cover does suck though
//Bad Shepherds do it much better. Hell all of their folk covers of classic punk songs are pretty awesome, love their version of London Calling.
 
2013-11-17 10:43:15 AM  
List fails for including "What Does the Fox Say."  That is an intentionally bad song done extremely well by a comedy duo (brothers Bard and Vegard). They do a lot of musical parodies that are wonderful, they are not out there trying to be a band. It's comedy for a late night Norwegian talk show.


/still stuck in my head
//as is the hotness of Bard
 
2013-11-17 10:51:40 AM  
I'm afraid that everything fark links to in the future is buzzfeed-like sites, like NME has become, apparently...
 
2013-11-17 11:17:46 AM  
No trolling, y'all.  Queen are terrible *because* the members are so talented.  Everything I hear from them sounds like four seperate tracks played simultaneously, with no relationship to one another.  Queen's output is like the movies you'd get if Spielberg, Hitchcock, Peckinpah, and Fellini to make a movie together - an abomination made of the finest ingredients possible.
 
2013-11-17 11:58:28 AM  

Doctor Funfrock: Clapton's I shot the sheriff makes me cringe every time. A song about the underclass' relationship with justice by Marley, a tipsy cruise ship cover by Clapton.


shiat, Clapton couldn't cover Layla right.
 
2013-11-17 12:12:44 PM  
Death on Two Legs is an awesome song for those doubting Queen's might
 
2013-11-17 12:15:59 PM  
Freddie's mustache could be considered a crime on music.  I've read crowds would throw razors at him during American shows.  That stache could be the reason they fell out of favor in the States after The Game in the early 80's.
 
2013-11-17 01:37:13 PM  

Montag19: Freddie's mustache could be considered a crime on music.  I've read crowds would throw razors at him during American shows.  That stache could be the reason they fell out of favor in the States after The Game in the early 80's.


i.imgur.com
No sense of humour across the pond...
 
2013-11-17 02:28:46 PM  

Jorn the Younger: Freschel: I don't care what everyone else think. I like that cover of "Hallelujah".

And no one here still don't know who did that abomination of a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? Or is it like "Highlander II" it doesn't exist?

It's not this you're referring to, is it?


Eyup Not the one
 
2013-11-17 04:50:34 PM  

BohemianGraham: Anyone else get annoyedwhen people think The Clash originated "I Fought the Law?" Because that's the only "The Clash song" Green Day has covered, and it was originally done by The Bobby Fuller Four.

/The Green Day cover does suck though
//Bad Shepherds do it much better. Hell all of their folk covers of classic punk songs are pretty awesome, love their version of London Calling.


Dead Kennedys did a version of it as well.
 
2013-11-17 11:20:26 PM  
The 30+-item slideshow is a bigger crime against music than anything that actually appeared on the list. Yes, even Bieber.
 
2013-11-18 12:24:08 AM  

OgreMagi: awfulperson: "Hey, remember when Bowie and Jagger teamed up and made mooney eyes at each other while they danced together on a fake street? That really scarred me for life! Boo-hoo-hoo! what a CRIME."


"Oh, Em, Gee, they added QUEEN?! How DARE they!! Well, I ought to just mreh--mehhh-blehh-blehh..."

What a stupid list.

On an unrelated note, I am really tired of seeing musicians with scarred up, intentionally abused guitars. Willie Nelson's guitar is a bundle of twigs, held together with hemp. HE might have an excuse; the douche above and Courtney Love do not.

Some of those banged up and abused guitars have "character".  They are like a fine wine, they get better with age.  Certain model Strats and Les Pauls are like that.  I'll give an example I am quite familiar with.  Blues artist Tommy Castro has a couple of dozen guitars.  Most of the time he uses a specific Strat for his shows because he likes the sound and the action.  It's old, the paint rubbed off, scratches all over it.  He could easily grab a different Strat from his collection, but he likes that one.


Then again, people are paying extra for new, high-end guitars to be flung down a flight of steps and have random bits of the finish sanded off. That's just retarded. I don't think you can try to artificially age the instrument and do yourself any good. What matters is wear from actually being played, and the passage of time.
 
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