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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Feb 2013, 8:38am

Heston wrote:Face it lads, the Replacements cover isn't actually that good. Take the rose-coloured specs off and you'll realize it sounds like a drunken bar band who learned it 5 mins before the show.
And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Heston » 02 Feb 2013, 8:51am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:Face it lads, the Replacements cover isn't actually that good. Take the rose-coloured specs off and you'll realize it sounds like a drunken bar band who learned it 5 mins before the show.
And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
It isn't though. KISS execute it perfectly, they could even afford to let the drummer sing it, that's how multi-talented they were.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Marky Dread » 02 Feb 2013, 8:59am

Heston wrote:Face it lads, the Replacements cover isn't actually that good. Take the rose-coloured specs off and you'll realize it sounds like a drunken bar band who learned it 5 mins before the show.
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Feb 2013, 9:06am

Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:Face it lads, the Replacements cover isn't actually that good. Take the rose-coloured specs off and you'll realize it sounds like a drunken bar band who learned it 5 mins before the show.
And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
It isn't though. KISS execute it perfectly, they could even afford to let the drummer sing it, that's how multi-talented they were.
I think the word "it" (the second one) is the only word that isn't insane in those two sentences. You need to put away the ether rag before the damage is irreparable.
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Heston » 02 Feb 2013, 9:12am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:Face it lads, the Replacements cover isn't actually that good. Take the rose-coloured specs off and you'll realize it sounds like a drunken bar band who learned it 5 mins before the show.
And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
It isn't though. KISS execute it perfectly, they could even afford to let the drummer sing it, that's how multi-talented they were.
I think the word "it" (the second one) is the only word that isn't insane in those two sentences. You need to put away the ether rag before the damage is irreparable.
Matey will have my back here with his cool, impartial analysis.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Feb 2013, 9:18am

Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:Face it lads, the Replacements cover isn't actually that good. Take the rose-coloured specs off and you'll realize it sounds like a drunken bar band who learned it 5 mins before the show.
And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
It isn't though. KISS execute it perfectly, they could even afford to let the drummer sing it, that's how multi-talented they were.
I think the word "it" (the second one) is the only word that isn't insane in those two sentences. You need to put away the ether rag before the damage is irreparable.
Matey will have my back here with his cool, impartial analysis.
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Marky Dread » 02 Feb 2013, 9:19am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
It isn't though. KISS execute it perfectly, they could even afford to let the drummer sing it, that's how multi-talented they were.
I think the word "it" (the second one) is the only word that isn't insane in those two sentences. You need to put away the ether rag before the damage is irreparable.
Matey will have my back here with his cool, impartial analysis.
War's over, folks. We've won.
Grab that white flag and burn the fucker.
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Heston » 11 Feb 2013, 7:01pm

Did anyone mention Tin Soldier by the Small Faces? A colossus of a song.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by CorwoodRep » 11 Feb 2013, 7:07pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:Face it lads, the Replacements cover isn't actually that good. Take the rose-coloured specs off and you'll realize it sounds like a drunken bar band who learned it 5 mins before the show.
And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
I lol'd.
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by matedog » 11 Feb 2013, 7:36pm

Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:Face it lads, the Replacements cover isn't actually that good. Take the rose-coloured specs off and you'll realize it sounds like a drunken bar band who learned it 5 mins before the show.
And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
It isn't though. KISS execute it perfectly, they could even afford to let the drummer sing it, that's how multi-talented they were.
I think the word "it" (the second one) is the only word that isn't insane in those two sentences. You need to put away the ether rag before the damage is irreparable.
Matey will have my back here with his cool, impartial analysis.
Ha, I missed this earlier.

Kiss version rocks way harder. Lots of screaming and guitar solos. Replacements version is good and Westerberg or whoever the hell is the singer has a great voice for it, but it's lacking in the rock department.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Rat Patrol » 11 Feb 2013, 7:40pm

matedog wrote:
Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: And yet, being better than the original, what does that say about KISS?
It isn't though. KISS execute it perfectly, they could even afford to let the drummer sing it, that's how multi-talented they were.
I think the word "it" (the second one) is the only word that isn't insane in those two sentences. You need to put away the ether rag before the damage is irreparable.
Matey will have my back here with his cool, impartial analysis.
Ha, I missed this earlier.

Kiss version rocks way harder. Lots of screaming and guitar solos. Replacements version is good and Westerberg or whoever the hell is the singer has a great voice for it, but it's lacking in the rock department.

". . .lacking in the rock department."

What the fuck does that even mean? Do you even know what the Mats sound like, or are they just another one of those unibrowed drummer early-Cure blobs of goddamn wrong brain flotsam to you???
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by matedog » 11 Feb 2013, 7:41pm

I haven't listened to either version in a few years so allow me to reassess...
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Rat Patrol » 11 Feb 2013, 7:43pm

matedog wrote:I haven't listened to either version in a few years so allow me to reassess...
Hint: the Mats' versions of Three Imaginary Boys and So. Central Rain are the ones that are not for a loss in the 'rock department'. :rolleyes:
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Feb 2013, 7:51pm

Rat Patrol wrote:". . .lacking in the rock department."

What the fuck does that even mean? Do you even know what the Mats sound like, or are they just another one of those unibrowed drummer early-Cure blobs of goddamn wrong brain flotsam to you???
If I may, I believe Hoy needed to insert the word "cock" between "the" and "rock department."
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Re: The list of perfect songs:

Post by matedog » 11 Feb 2013, 7:53pm

Okay, just gave a relisten. The original conclusion was based on the live version that was on youtube. The studio version on the Kiss album is a bit stale and the Replacements' version is a bit livelier. However, the Alive version probably tops the Let It Be version for the reasons mentioned above - more rock.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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