Nov 6, 2008

Thursday Music

Cover tunes are such a mixed bag. While some can actually improve on the original there are others that can painfully bastardize the harmony of the song's first incarnation. With music constantly being sampled, i.e. ripped off, it's no surprise that kids would rather listen to a modern update of a classic.

What's fun about cover tunes is the debates they inspire amongst music buffs who may fancy themselves connoisseurs, but in reality don't listen to anything produced before 1986. Many bands have made quite a name for themselves copying silly songs such as early Van Halen and one hit wonder country groups, but there are some quality bands that can belt out a previous hit with good results.

Today I bring you a band which is a favorite of my best friend covering Slade's 'Come on Feel the Noise'. Yes I know this has been covered before by the infamous buttrock band Quiet Riot.

You are correct that I'm posting this partially to annoy Mattbear.

"We're not arrogant, we just believe we're the best band in the world." - Noel Gallagher


Kelli said...

Kick a$$ & Righteous ... in the words of Joe Dirt

Mattbear said...

Mission fucking Accomplished. What pussies.

And it's "Cum on Feel the Noize". One of Slade's gimmicks was misspelling words in their song titles.

I did not know until about a year ago or so that Quiet Riot's version was a cover. Somebody did a post on Metafilter that listed songs "you never knew were covers" that included that one, Joan Jett's "I Love Rock'n'Roll", Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks", and a bunch of others I have forgotten.

Claire said...

Ah, the Gallaghers.


Big Ben said...

I used to be pretty amused when i lived in Texas and most of my friends had no idea that most of the songs they liked were covers. I especially liked one of my friends who had never heard the original "Staying Alive"!