Sunday, March 04, 2007

Covers: When Rockers Tried To Be Funny And Failed Miserably

The idea of an 'ironic' cover is though it's not to be taken seriously, the band has fun covering it and somehow makes it sounds fun and enjoyable, too. These rocker dudes simply just don't get it.

To be fair, their first two singles were at least listenable back when they were not overplayed to death, though I have no intention of checking out the whole album. But this Live Lounge cover, it's dreadful. Somehow, the lead singer succeeded in making it sound miserable. He seemed to try so hard to be funny I almost felt sorry for him. It's just totally unnecessary. For curiousity, you may take a listen but don't say I didn't warn you.

Switchfoot - Crazy In Love (Beyoncé Cover)
Whereas The Magic Numbers and Snow Patrol did a wonderful job on covering this, Switchfoot successfully ruined it. Totally boring & pointless. They didn't even try to make it sound interesting or anything. If you can make it to the end of the song, then bravo. And they did it for Yahoo! Music.
The real question here is: was there a Christian message among the lyrics of 'Crazy In Love'? There must be, otherwise they would not choose it, right?

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