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Old 08-17-2000, 02:40 PM   #1
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Jessica Simpson is evil.

I know this thread has a harsh subject heading, but I think it's quite appropriate.

For those not in the know, Jessica Simpson is another "teen pop sensation" like Brittney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Mandy Moore. She is most well known for her committment to abstinence before marriage -- a noble cause -- but no such committment can excuse her act of desecration.

Her latest single, "I Think I'm in Love with You", which features such amazing lyrics as "Never met a guy like you before /
You make me feel special inside", samples heavily from John Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane".

JACK AND DIANE!! Sweet Lord, no!!!

I mean, I'm not against sampling, per se; I'm not even agains the sampling/covering of rock classics, if it's done well. I recall that 2 Live Crew sampled from Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." to make "Banned in the U.S.A." They turned a rebel song into *their* rebel song, and that's fine. But this?

These pop singers have damn near ruined the music industry as it is, now they're attacking OUR music, good ol' rock n' roll.

There's no need for this. Their fourteen-year-old fanatics would buy the sound of these girls brushing their teeth.

And there's no excuse for this. Jessica Simpson is twenty years old. She should know that this song should not be touched in this way.

I am writing Columbia Records to issue my protest.

feedback@columbiarecords.com

And heaven help these schmucks if they touch a U2 song...

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Old 08-18-2000, 12:26 AM   #2
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Well Bubba, I understand your frustration, but I think sampling and borrowing is one of those necessary evils. Think of it this way, it just goes to show that these "artist's" only CHANCE of being considered legitimate is by borrowing a solid, classic hit. Think about it... nobody really takes it seriously except for the little teenies who don't know better, but they will eventually grow up and find mature tastes, at which time they will feel embarrassed of all their "Britney" memorabilia. When I was 12, everyone liked New Kids on the Block. I liked U2. Now that we are older, they claim they've always been U2 fans, but I know the truth... OK major tangent.

Anyway. My Dad got mad at me cuz I listened to Helter Skelter and didn't know it was a Beatles song. So you can look at it any way you like. I would be MORE scared if people started sampling from really AWFUL bands, like, say, Smashing Pumpkins.
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Again, I'm not against sampling or covers, per se, even when classic songs are used. But I think there are right ways and wrong ways to do it:

The right way to cover: wait until you're established, and make it a good cover. U2 waited until the Rattle & Hum / Achtung Baby era to do covers, and Guns N' Roses waited until Use Your Illusion to cover Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney. The point is, they had conquered the world WITHOUT using other peoples' songs.

At the same time, U2's "Night & Day" (originally a Cole Porter tune), Metallica's cover of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page", and Nirvana's cover of Bowie's "Man Who Sold the World" are so geniunely good -- as either tributes to the original or different takes on the same song -- that these covers aren't heresies.

And even IF you make a cover before you're well known, make it interesting, like Frente's cover of New Order's "Bizzare Love Triangle"... or even Limp Bizkit's "Faith".

The worst covers? Those that don't serve as touching tributes or interesting takes on the original, THOSE WITH NO SOUL. The best examples of the worst covers? Madonna's "American Pie" and Cher's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", easily.

And the right way to sample: take an obscure part of pop culture that no one would recognize (Busta Rhyme's "Gimme Some More" samples from the "Psycho" soundtrack), do something witty with a classic, or use a great song as a tribute to someone who died before his prime (The Police's "Every Breath You Take" being used by Puff Daddy to remember the Notorious B.I.G.).

The wrong way to do it is to use an established riff or hook just to make a hip-hop or pop song more radio-friendly, something Will Smith, Puff Daddy, and Janet Jackson are notorious for. It's lazy, it assumes there are no more good hooks left, and it mutilates the original song.

And THAT, my friend, is why Jessica Simpson is evil. Pure evil.

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Old 08-19-2000, 02:12 AM   #4
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How can she be evil if her father is a reverend?? It really isn't that evil cause she is a joke to all musicians, most of the teeny bop artists are jokes(except for Hanson who have grown up a lot since MM Bop).
Come on Bubba, 3 years and she will be gone so just let her no talent ass buy some cars and all that stuff but when she falls soon, I gurantee you she will "fall". She will be asking for my orders at Mcdonalds in 10 years, I actually doubt that but it would be funny.

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Okay, I'll make this as short as possible:

Jessica Simpson's evil -- or at least, not very respectful of real music -- by desecrating "Jack & Diane". True, she is probably a flash in the pan musically (just like N*Stink, Brittney Spears, AND Hanson), but during this, her short stay in mainstream music, she could have merely made meaningless pop songs that no one would remember in five years. She could have just made songs similar in stature and worth as New Kids' "The Right Stuff".

True, she did make bubblegum pop, but she also sampled HEAVILY from John Mellencamp, and that is unforgivable.

Thanks to MC Hammer, if you were to play "Superfreak" by Ric James, you would still hear "U Can't Touch This" in the back of your mind. And now there's a good chance "Jack & Diane" will be forever ruined in the same way, and that's a shame.

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Don't put Hanson with all those bad acts like N Sync or Britney Spears. I think they have actually grown a lot since MM Bop and have more imagination now than a lot of bands. The song they have out now "If Only" is a damn good song! They are also inspired by good music like Beach Boys and U2.

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Okay, I'll concede Hanson, if for no other reason I don't know any of their newer stuff. So I plead ignorance on that one.

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Trust me, you will know it is me with a post and I just get bored being one name so I like to change them and 150 seems to be a great number. Or I just might put rougerum at the end of every post like this.

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dammit!!! Was suppose to use Son of Pear for the last one, my srew up!

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As I said before many many times to my friend (well she's not really a friend just someone who thinks I want to be her friend.) I HATE *NSNYC, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Lit*, and now a new candidate eminem... This mofo hates everything and everyone. WHAT HAS THE MUSIC WORLD COME TO!!! I am depressed to know that people like eminem and *NSYNC are in the mainstream!!! :*(
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I would disagree with you, Eminem is one of the best musical artists out there right now.

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Ehhh... My opinion on Eminem is simple: he's one of the more talented rappers out there, but he's also an ungrateful schmuck when it comes to fan base, and an agressive punk with very few constructive ideas to add to the world of music or to the culture in general.

But, in his defense, he's not Jessica Simpson, who is, as we all know, evil.

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Bubba,

Is she Evil? YES.

Did she destroy Jack And Diane? YES!

Is she a babe? YES!

I'll put up with her for now.
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Okay, so she's on TV, you can hit the mute button.

What if she's on the radio? What can you do but weep for "a little ditty about Jack & Diane"?

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