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Old 08-01-2008, 09:56 AM   #706
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I admittedly haven't actually heard another version of Night And Day, but considerably enjoy U2's version. As for Watchtower, I've heard both Dylan and Hendrix's versions, and as heretical as this is to say, Lovetown Watchtower is not only better than them, it fucking owns them.
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No No No no nononononononono!!!!

PHAIL, BONO. EPIC PHAIL COLLINS.

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YOU DO NOT HAVE THE VOICE TO SING SOUTHERN ROCK. SO STOP IT.

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What really baffles me is it's like their heart just isn't in the cover anyway. I can't figure out why they bothered or why they released it, especially as there were other songs, original songs, floating around that they could have used as WGRYWH b-sides if they were desperate.
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You're saying this to somebody who really doesn't find Hendrix all that interesting.
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What really baffles me is it's like their heart just isn't in the cover anyway. I can't figure out why they bothered or why they released it, especially as there were other songs, original songs, floating around that they could have used as WGRYWH b-sides if they were desperate.
At least Edge is TRYING on FS. Can't say the same for Paint It Black. I mean, he didn't even do the solo at the intro right! And it's not that hard!

But if you guys wanna hear a REALLY bad cover, like on par with these, I could always send you this shit version of "My Generation" Green Day did. I hope Keith Moon came back from the dead and murdered John Kiffmeyer.
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You're saying this to somebody who really doesn't find Hendrix all that interesting.
I see. Well, remember that for future reference.
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But if you guys wanna hear a REALLY bad cover, like on par with these, I could always send you this shit version of "My Generation" Green Day did. I hope Keith Moon came back from the dead and murdered John Kiffmeyer.
Worse than Limp Bizkit's Behind Blue Eyes? Because it seems to me that's got to be the worst Who cover ever simply by virtue of being done by LIMP BIZKIT.
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U2's cover of Night and Day is superb in my hardly humble opinion. Bono adds a desperate menace to the lyric (geez, how that's missing these days.. ). And I love the original, by Fred Astaire. I love all Fred and Ginger and won't have a word against them.

And what the hell is WGRYWH again?
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OK, so, update on the purity tests. I've split the earlier draft into a revision of the original test and a Superthread-specific test. The revised original currently has 77 questions, aiming for 100, and the Superthread test has 41 questions, aiming for 50.
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Worse than Limp Bizkit's Behind Blue Eyes? Because it seems to me that's got to be the worst Who cover ever simply by virtue of being done by LIMP BIZKIT.
That was pretty awful, yes, but My Generation is just a fucking mess. I won't even have it on my iPod, it's that bad.

BTW, I get about a minute into U2's PIB and I stop it, enraged. I don't think i'll be able to finish this one.
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And what the hell is WGRYWH again?
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.

Part of the reason I abbreviate it is that I fucking hate "Gonna".
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Damn you, Axver. Beat me to it.

Oh God. What has been heard cannot be unheard.
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OK, so, update on the purity tests. I've split the earlier draft into a revision of the original test and a Superthread-specific test. The revised original currently has 77 questions, aiming for 100, and the Superthread test has 41 questions, aiming for 50.
Sounds good. I hated that my Superthread purity score was only 7 point slower than my life purity score.
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I think, Ax, that you have to hear other versions of Night and Day to come to a realisation why U2's version isn't that great. It could have been better. It goes too long, things are missed out on and Bono pointlessly changes a few of Cole Porter's lyrics - isn't that a sin? I may have said that before. But I have no problem if someone likes earlier versions and U2's as well, of course. I'm not Screwtape.

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Worse than Limp Bizkit's Behind Blue Eyes? Because it seems to me that's got to be the worst Who cover ever simply by virtue of being done by LIMP BIZKIT.
Not only that, but it doesn't even have the best part of the song in it. Perhaps that's a good thing, that we wouldn't have to hear Fred Durst's interpretation of it.
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Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.

Part of the reason I abbreviate it is that I fucking hate "Gonna".
Ah, don't think I bothered buying that single. That and Mysterious Ways with its 48 fucking remixes.

Now that I've caught up iwth the beginning of the thread and all those Brooce pictures, I'm out. Night folks
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