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rostasi 01-19-2019 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by MicShazam (Post 2035176)
I suppose Marilyn Manson's version of Tainted Love. Not because his version is good, but because the original is even ****tier.

What the hell problem you got with Gloria Jones?
You act like you were in that car with Marc Bolan.
(kidding, of course).

MicShazam 01-19-2019 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rostasi (Post 2035439)
What the hell problem you got with Gloria Jones?
You act like you were in that car with Marc Bolan.
(kidding, of course).

As I was typing my dumb comment, the thought actually went through my head "what if the Soft Cell version is not even the original?".

For all I know, the Gloria Jones version might be the best. I wouldn't be surprised! (not gonna check right now because I'm listening to the album club album).

So basically, I knew I was probably typing nonsense but did it anyway.

Lilja 01-20-2019 04:58 AM


windsock 01-20-2019 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by MicShazam (Post 2035227)
Better than the Joan Baez version? Are you ****ing serious?

That's like saying Disturbed did The Sound of Silence justice.

I am very offended and will have to go barf in a bucket now. Excuse me.

Ridiculous comparison. The Baez version is bland 70's folk pop that's fair at best. God forbid Priest make it actually interesting and not a snooze-fest.

Unitron 01-20-2019 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by windsock (Post 2035760)
ridiculous comparison. The baez version is bland 70's folk pop that's fair at best. God forbid priest make it actually interesting and not a snooze-fest.

+1

MicShazam 01-20-2019 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by windsock (Post 2035760)
Ridiculous comparison. The Baez version is bland 70's folk pop that's fair at best. God forbid Priest make it actually interesting and not a snooze-fest.

My take is somewhat different. I'd say Priest took a beautiful, expressive song with artfully handled, carefully chosen elements in the arrangement that sound great and create a very special, dreamy and melancholy atmosphere. Then Priest decided it would be much better if it was reduced to a tacky piece of embarrassing sounding plastic metal with unintentionally hilarious vocals that completely miss the mark on expressing what the lyrics speak to. And that ****ing disco bassline. Lol.

A sort of bull-in-a-porcelain-shop situation, which is why I think the comparison with Disturbed's version of "the Sound of Silence" is dead on!

Also, I don't even like Judas Priest at all, so there's that too.

The Batlord 01-20-2019 03:42 PM

"Diamonds and Rust" is a boring Priest song tbh.

windsock 01-20-2019 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by MicShazam (Post 2035808)
My take is somewhat different. I'd say Priest took a beautiful, expressive song with artfully handled, carefully chosen elements in the arrangement that sound great and create a very special, dreamy and melancholy atmosphere.

You and I must be listening to two different songs then because, although not bad per say, to say the original is much more than a by-the-numbers, psych-tinged folk tune with a slighty above average hook is hyperbolic at best.

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Then Priest decided it would be much better if it was reduced to a tacky piece of embarrassing sounding plastic metal with unintentionally hilarious vocals that completely miss the mark on expressing what the lyrics speak to. And that ****ing disco bassline. Lol.
Yes because Rob Halford crooning softly about his relationship with Bob Dylan would have been more fitting, right? "Plastic" or not, Priest are a metal band, and were getting heavier as they approached the 80's. If you ask me, I think their energetic presentation brings a completely new side to Baez' good lyricism and songwriting that previously wasn't accessible with the original. Idk what you're talking about with the "disco bassline" either. Sure it was 1977 but I don't see how a sort of "galloping" bassline is inherently disco. I thought it was fairly common, in fact. Again, hyperbolic.

Also, you like Joanna Newsom. You have no right to dis "unintentionally hilarious" vocals.

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A sort of bull-in-a-porcelain-shop situation, which is why I think the comparison with Disturbed's version of "the Sound of Silence" is dead on!
No, it isn't. Priest took a folk pop song and turned it into a metal song. Disturbed took a folk pop song and turned it into...a symphonic pop song? 'Sound of Silence', the original, is a fairly simplistic song consisting of just vocals and guitar. Disturbed replaced the guitar with piano and added orchestral elements to coincide with the song's climax. Sure it's a pretty ill fitting change but the genre shift between the original and the cover is not comparable to the Baez Priest cover. I can see Simon and Garfunkel messing around with symphonics. I can't see Baez playing metal.

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Also, I don't even like Judas Priest at all, so there's that too.
And I also realize that Baez has an XX chromosome which also contributes to your love for the opposite, but at the end of the day to each their own.

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Originally Posted by Dharma & Greg (Post 2035814)
"Diamonds and Rust" is a boring Priest song tbh.

Compared to much of their other material, yeah it is. Still pretty standout in their catalog, imo

Karengirl 01-20-2019 08:28 PM

Not a Studio Cover, but amazing :bowdown:




Karengirl 01-20-2019 08:53 PM

Chris Cornell (RIP)...musical god/legend:cool: deserves another mention here with Temple of the Dog doing Black Sabbath:clap:




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