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Old 02-10-2003, 01:11 AM   #21
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In some cases, I do think a cover should be altered to reflect one's own style. However, in this case, I believe this is more of a tribute album. As such, the closer the cover is to the original, the better.
I disagree with you here. Even for tribute albums it's great when an artist alters the 'original version', makes it his/her own. U2/Bono have made many original versions for tribute albums (Night & Day, Save The Children, etc.), so they can do it.

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I disagree with you here. Even for tribute albums it's great when an artist alters the 'original version', makes it his/her own. U2/Bono have made many original versions for tribute albums (Night & Day, Save The Children, etc.), so they can do it.

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Exactly - U2 *can* make a cover version their own if they want to - so there's no point to prove. It's just that if you look at your examples, those weren't all tribute albums. "Night and Day" was done for AIDS charities - and that's probably the most unique version of that song that I've ever heard!
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Anyone buy the album? It came out today didnt it?
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After all the crappy reviews here and in papers, I didn't bust a leg running out to get it. I'll pick it up cheap on ebay in a few months.
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I actually like the cd. I'm not sure I'll buy it... but the more I listen to it... the more it grows on me.
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i had the rob zombie version of blitkrieg bop stuck in my head last night...i was going around thinking "what the hell is this stuck in my head? it sure SOUNDS like something i know..."
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The problem with covers that are really similar to the originals is that they make you want to go listen to the originals instead.
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The problem with covers that are really similar to the originals is that they make you want to go listen to the originals instead.

how is that a problem?
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The Rob Zomie cover is just wrong. Eddie Vedder's cover was good and as expected Metallica's was just sad, they really need to give it up. Beat on the Brat was really good, I warmed up to it as the song played on. I actually didn't mind the KISS cover though and all I have to say for the Manson effort is WTF! That ain't no Ramones song I ever heard. Whoops I forgot the Chilli Peppers but hey that's what happens with mediocrity. The Garbage cover was really good.

As to covers, there's reinterpretation and there's just pushing the song where it wasn't meant to go. It's a fine line and a lot of Ramones covers go way over it. Man what the hell was Zombie on when he though up that piece of crap! Besides as has been said this is a tribute not a lone cover you stick on an album or as a b-side. You're supposed to respect the artist your tributing not puffing up you ego.
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the metallica one was REALLY bad
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yes, yes ti was. But come on it's Metallica.
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Exactly - U2 *can* make a cover version their own if they want to - so there's no point to prove. It's just that if you look at your examples, those weren't all tribute albums. "Night and Day" was done for AIDS charities - and that's probably the most unique version of that song that I've ever heard!
Yes, Night And Day was done for the Red, Hot & Blue album, with money going to AIDS charities and promoting AIDS awareness. However, that first installment in the Red, Hot series was also a tribute album to the songs of Cole Porter (as all covers on that album were written by him). So it was a tribute album

In a sense I agree with typhoon, when covers are similar to the originals they almost always makes you want to listen to the originals. A carbon copy of the original (almost) never betters it, so what's the use of recording an exact replica. The goal of a tribute album is to pay tribute to the artist. Does that mean copying the original saying, "Hey! I can do that!"? Or does it mean making the original your own saying, "Look what I can do with that great song of yours!"?

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No offense to everyone else, but it's pretty obvious that some of you guys didnt like most of those bands to begin with. I hope you arent saying the songs were bad just because you already hate the band. Prejudgement is never cool.
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i'm not saying that.
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Good.
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The problem I have with some of the covers on this album, like The Marylin Manson cover, was that some songs just sounded too BLOATED and sounded like ARENA ROCK. You have to remember, the Ramones were really against that in the 70's and that is why they wrote simple, short, 3 chord songs.
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That's very true David, I saw a review somewhere completely ripping on how they let KISS on the tribute album. Kiss was one of the bands The Ramones/Punk was all against back then.
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yeah, i have lots of issues with the marilyn manson cover. i didn't even recognize the song. but i like some of this stuff, it's not a case of hating the band...

i mean, i didn't HATE the kiss cover, and i don't like the band...
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I hear ya IWasBored, I've never liked KISS. Not at all. I dont know why.
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too much image. not enough music. by music i mean GOOD music.
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