Up the down Lowercaseposted by The Vidiot @ 8:12 PM Permalink skippy and SteveAudio have their differences about music. Me, I'm no Arbitron of such disputes, but I got something to say.
I agree with both of them. Whenever I hear a cover of a song that was just so supremely nailed by an artist I wonder 'what the
But when I hear Fiona Apple singing "Across the Universe", Joe Cocker doing "She came in thru the Bathroom Window" and (gasp!) Guns N' Roses covering "Live and Let Die" I have to open my head just a bit and acknowledge something new was made of these songs that brought the original intent into sharper focus. (I used The Beatles in all 3 examples because I've rarely heard such perfect originals have something added.)
All art is subjective, it's what makes it Art. If you love velvet Elvises, they are art for you. No one has the right to say otherwise. The mere fact that a piece of art moved you, whether it was music, movement, sculpture, painting , (and all the other art forms I don't have time or space to mention), means you are certifiably human.
So I think skippy and SteveAudio are both right ... and both wrong.