#1
i hate how people feel that they NEED to play a song exactly as it was recorded, which, i think, just makes it quite boring to hear, and doing that gives me no reason to want to hear the cover of the song, instead of the original.

i also hate it when people get pissed off when they go to a concert, and the artist does one of their well known songs and changes it up a bit. but i find that interesting, and it's kind of a relief to not hear that over played song yet again done the exact same.


what are your thoughts on this?
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#2
Sure, why not.
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#3
I love it when a band changes up their own songs and make it sound new again.

and yeah, usually there is no point in doing a cover song unless there is something refreshing and new about it, but what are ya gonna do? no point in complaining, if it bugs you, don't listen to it, right?
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whats the point of doing a cover you dont add dimension to it?
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#5
Anyone who goes to a concert and is disappointed that the band doesn't play a song exactly how it sounds on the album would be devastated if they ever saw the Grateful Dead...

EDIT:^Typed my post out before I saw your response. Cheers for the same line of thought!
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#8
I like it when bands or artists have their own personal interpretations of songs, rather than 100% mimics.
#9
ehh...if they're covers like a school talent show or something then i think you should play it exact but if you're recording a cover, you should definately change it up a bit.
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Covering a song note by note shows how much effort you have put, and also IMO there are song that are "perfect" and i wont add or take anything from them, thats why i would cover something note by note.


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#11
i agree with nunoslash i mean i recorded a cover of under the influence i wouldnt be happy i didnt play it as it was recorded it thats the whole point
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Covering a song note by note shows how much effort you have put, and also IMO there are song that are "perfect" and i wont add or take anything from them, thats why i would cover something note by note.

but i wouldn't see the point in listening to those covers.
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ehh...if they're covers like a school talent show or something then i think you should play it exact but if you're recording a cover, you should definately change it up a bit.


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#14
yeah recording, please change it up, but live, i think it's fine to keep it simple and stick to the record so to speak.

speaking of good covers, i absolutely love the perfect circle cover of "when the levee breaks"...

best interpertation or what have you that i've ever heard personally.
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#15
agree, specially the solos, i hate when a band is doing a cover and play the solos exactly the same
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yeah recording, please change it up, but live, i think it's fine to keep it simple and stick to the record so to speak.

speaking of good covers, i absolutely love the perfect circle cover of "when the levee breaks"...

best interpertation or what have you that i've ever heard personally.

Ill go for that.

But their cover of Imagine makes me want to shoot myself
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#17
TS, what are some of these songs that you hate because they are exact? just curious.
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#18
I know that when my band practices, playing a song we know is a good way to establish rhythm. Although I agree that recording exact covers is lame
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TS, what are some of these songs that you hate because they are exact? just curious.

umm

do you mean in concert or recorded?
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#20
When playing for someone else or for youtube you need to play the song note for note or the people you are playing for will not understand that you improvised and instead think they you made a ****load of mistakes and consequently think you suck. If you play it improvised on youtube, the band's fans will think you suck for "butchering" their song unless you improvise it EXTREMELY good.
#21
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umm

do you mean in concert or recorded?


yeah, are they live covers or not?

and if you wanted to name some specific songs id like to know that too.
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#22

I don't mind perfect covers if it really is good and played by a pro cover/tribute band, but if your throwing it in a normal show, it's nice to mix it up a little.
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#23
Honestly, I fcking love hearing a band do a song in a way that I had never even thought of hearing it before. And I also love live variations, otherwise why not just sit at home and listen to the disc?

But sometimes I alter the lyrics. Nothing huge just gender-wise, so it doesn't feel like I'm singing to a gal. It's not really a big deal, just something I do. Is it wrong for me to sing do a Plain White T's cover of Hey Jeremiah?
#24
Doing covers is a no win situation. If you play it the exact why it was originaly recorded, people will hate it because it's exactly the same as the original. It you add a new demention to a song, people will hate it because it doesn't sound like the original.
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Doing covers is a no win situation. If you play it the exact why it was originaly recorded, people will hate it because it's exactly the same as the original. It you add a new demention to a song, people will hate it because it doesn't sound like the original.

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