Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Not-So-Great Cover of Don't Stop Believin'

Okay, so I couldn't resist following up the previous post with a horrifically bad cover of "Don't Stop Believin'." I realize I might be opening myself up to harsh criticism by talking shit about this particular version; for some inexplicable reason, people frigging love Rock of Ages and I'm ready for the backlash. However, that won't stop me--this cover SUCKS. The first time I heard it, I wanted to throttle the entire cast and then I wanted Journey and Steve Perry to unite just briefly to throttle it again. I don't care if the characters are supposed to sing like they're tone-deaf; that's still no excuse for butchering the song. Geez, I think I'd rather hear nails scraping against a chalkboard for ten straight minutes than this big pile of poop.


Edit: I just watched it again. It's like a trainwreck I can't stop watching. What is up with that blonde, big-haired guy and his incoherent rambling, or scatting or whatever the hell it was? Can I single him out for an extra punch in the face? Good grief.

6 comments:

  1. Every single dancer who agreed to do that hoppy little choo-choo train step without visiting upon the choreographer a hail of molten rage deserves to be seen on TV doing that hoppy little choo-choo train step. That's all I have to say.

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  2. That entire performance deserves a hail of molten rage. God, that was awful.

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  3. I had to watch it up to the part with the blonde, big-haired fellow and his nonsensical singing. It's so bad it's hilarious.

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  4. If you go and watch them performing that particular scene on the Broadway stage, they were actually great.

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  5. I just listened to the Broadway cast recording and...still sucks. I think this is just a terrible cover all the way around. And I STILL can't understand what the blonde, big-haired guy is singing.

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  6. Aha! It's Spanish. I heard "caliente"... and then I sort of blacked out from the freakiness.

    Now, to address our bud Anon -- I'm all over it. Stage performance is a whole different thing, and if that's what you're keyed to, you are going to look like a full-on fool up close. So, good point. I'm reserving judgment. On everything except the hoppy choo-choo train step. That's just morally wrong.

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