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16 November 2008 @ 04:57 pm
good wrong and bad wrong  
Why is the Rebuilding the wall (the blue grass version of the wall) the good kind of wrong, but this:


is the bad kind of wrong.

For comparison here's the blue grass version:

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Jvisage on November 16th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Well, quite independent of the fact they're both covering Comfortably Numb, there's a huge difference in quality between the two songs, at least according to my tastes.
JBjbsegal on November 16th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much.

The SS version seems to bear almost no musical relation to the original - just the lyrics, and the falsetto thing's just annoying.
mathhobbitmathhobbit on November 16th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
If the bluegrass version is the thing crs has on his iPod, it's also wrong in my book.

The Wall holds sufficient emotional content for me and my contemporaries that off-genre covers of it can come across as very, very wrong. Think of a valley girl covering Tracy Chapman.
pekmezpekmez on November 17th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
I thought they were both wrong.
(Anonymous) on November 18th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
If you ignore the lyric of Scissor Sisters you hear B-side BeeGees and it isn't wrong anymore.