It's OK. It pales in comparison to the original. So does his newer "Love Vigilantes." The New Order original is just awesome.You didn't like the I&W cover of "Such Great Heights"?
omg if any cover was a great interpretation of the original it was definitely that one.
*makes note of this*
It is gimmicky to an extent, but gimmicks aren't necessarily bad. Sometimes it pays to go off the deep end a bit when doing a cover, because you need to make it your own. Stay too close to the original and people will just be reminded how much they liked the original. Want to hear a great example of a band really making a song their own? Try this. It's Blue Cheer's cover of "Summertime Blues."Indeed, the Eric Lewis' cover is good, but it honestly doesn't even sound like the song to me. It more accurately sounds like an offshot of the original, not a cover (at least not in the terms that I define "cover"). Even his "flights of fancy" take away from the music and it comes off feeling a little gimmicky to me.
[YOUTUBE=W4-rhMjH-tI]Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues[/YOUTUBE]
I don't shop at UO and I am coming to you direct from an HP Pavilion, so I don't follow the comparison. Frankly, "more fluid" is not much of a consideration for me. The choppiness of the original is a big part of its charm. There is a lot more going on musically, and the juxtapositions hold much of the appeal. And "commercial" is not a negative in the least. "Heartbeats" is a heartfelt pop song. Nothing wrong with that.To clarify, Gonzalez's "Heartbeats" is not simply a "sleepy acoustic ballad." The song is so much more fluid the way Gonzalez plays it, much in the same way that Nick Drake made "Pink Moon" sound like the inside of a cove or something. The Knife's just sounds like trite commercial electronica. Can't get into that at all. Perhaps if I shopped at UO and owned a Mac, but otherwise I don't always have room for that kind of dessert.
Maybe we both hear the same thing, but what we hear means different things to us?*big sigh*
Okay, pure. We'll just have to agree to disagree.
It doesn't change the fact that it breaks my heart a little to know that someone doesn't hear what I hear when I listen to Gonzalez's cover.
OK, you need a history lesson!Sorry, marmalade, but 80s synth pop?
It shouldn't. I am 27, and I'd take '80s synth-pop over most '90s rock.Does the fact that I'm a 90s kid through and through explain my taste in music?