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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Everybody Hurts Reply with quote

Well here it is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2FEDNAqmmI

Was it worth the effort?

I think I'll just give money direct to the charity.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take it away please, it's awful!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help but feel somewhat sceptical about Simon Cowells involvement in this, especially as some of his X-factor etc folk are there. I just have this mental image of him being sat upon his throne somewhere saying in a patronly manner "My boys / girls" (delete as applicable) whenever it's performed. As was said in another thread, Bob Geldoff / Band Aid it ain't!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil McCormick in today's Telegraph:-

The record is truly awful. Its an excruciating, saccharine, overblown farrago performed by some of todayís blandest pop stars to a sentimental, orchestral, rock power ballad accompaniment. [It's not even a real orchestra]

It is completely lacking in the restraint and toughness that lent the original its intimate, understated power. In place of Michael Stipeís grit and gravel voice, we get lots of breathy warbling and tremulous vibrato from the likes of Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Cheryl Cole and Kylie Minogue and boy band harmonising from Take That, Westlife and X Factor runners up JLS. Its very much a pop affair, with only Rod Stewart and Jon Bon Jovi (wailing dreadfully) representing the veterans. There is neither sight nor sound of Britainís contemporary rock fraternity but room for relative nonentities like Joe McElderry. It says something about the record that only Susan Boyle strikes the appropriate note of humble sincerity.

Itís a recording with far too much ego and it reeks of the re-positioning of the Cowell brand, as the impresario gets to show his caring side with his stable of television talent. It even comes with the endorsement of Gordon Brown, who knows a bandwagon when he sees it.


http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/neilmccormick/100006557/everybody-hurts-the-verdict/

Have to agree. Over in America, Quincy Jones is re-recording We Are The World. You'd have thought he would have known better.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Everybody Hurts Reply with quote

So it's a repeat of the atrocities inflicted on Hallelujah, cheridee or not.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: Everybody Hurts Reply with quote

I'm also thinking of Neil Innes's pre-amble to Protest Song; 'I suffered for my art and now it's your turn'!

As I write, I'm enduring the various artists' version of Earth Song on the Grammy Awards - I wanted Steve Hogarth from Marillion to ride past on a plastic iceberg, strumming his electronic cricket bat!

The remake of We Are The World shows that Quincy Jones is more bothered about money than cheridee, even though his daughter's doing very well in 'The Office: An American Workplace'.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Everybody Hurts Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
I think I'll just give money direct to the charity.

Yes, and make sure I give my money direct to DEC rather than The Sun newspaper (who, for some reason, are getting half the share of this record for their own charity).
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