"Scissor Sisters" have crucified Pink Floyds Comfortably Numb

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    Do a search for Scissor Sisters version of Comfortably Numb and marvel at how much these w*nkers from NY (bloody yanks, who do you think you are? ;) :p) have destroyed a classic. And the worst thing is, on CD:UK the other weak Cat ([​IMG]) said something along the lines of; "Their very presence in the music industry will change everything". WTF are these people thinking??????

    :mad:

    If you say you like it I will hunt you down, and force you to listen to the ketchup song on an eternal loop! :eek:
     
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!!!

    b*stards

    They deserve to be reviled through the ages for such a travesty.

    I watched Dave Gilmore stand on that 50 foot wall in Earls Court with a billion candle-power spotlight behind him playing the solo to Comfortably Numb... makes my hair stand on end just thinking about it, one of the best memories of my younger days...:D
     
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    Worng you all are! :p

    The Scissor Sisters rock my world. Their hilarious, kitschy, uber-faggy dance music is some of the most fun music being produced today. I liked to listen to Pink Floyd when I was about 12, but since discovering much better, far more fun bands, I haven't had a huge desire to listen to them. The original cut of the "Comfortably Numb" cover appeared as a B-side on Scissor Sisters' first single, "Electrobix", issued early last year by the dance label A Touch of Class (who are also responsible for the great electro group Waldorf, and the most hilariously bad group ever, The Ones). I think Scissor Sisters are a great halfway point between legitimately good dance music and hilarious super-bad pop music. I liken them to the also delightful Junior Senior, except "Scissor Sisters" are even better :p

    Still my favorite thing of theirs thus far is the "Hungry Wives Passive Depressive Mix" of the hilariously faggy "Electrobix": http://www.atouchofclassusa.com/atoc8/a8a.html

    ...and I can't wait for their full-length to finally be released in... less than a week! :D
     
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    Right, that's it! I'd sleep with one eye open if I were you Tequila Grandma, I'm on my way to your house with the ketchup song!!!!!!! damn, actually, you might even like that crap...oh well, I'll think of something ;)

    WinterMute - Good man, at least you know what you're talking about :)
     
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    Damn funny on telly!

    10/10 for effort and trying to make it sound unusual.

    and then it sank in.

    0/10 for everything else and they'd better hope that they don't get linched when they go out in public. They will pay for not thinking something up for themselves and at the same time pissing on a lovely lovely song.:mad:
     
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    They may have to hope they don't, but I hope they get a severe beating! :eek:
     
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    Was I hearing things or did they kind of mix Comfortably Numb with Run Like Hell? It was the Dave Gilmour chuggy echo going on in the background?:confused:
     
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    I'm proud to say "I was there"...:D

    I'll meet you round Tequila Grandma's house, we can play "Grandma we love you" through a big PA till the windows shatter:p ;)
     
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    I saw them at Earls Court the night the seats collapsed :eek:, right beneath us. We all had to go home before it even started (duh!). But it didn't matter, when we came back it was well worth it, amazing show.
     
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    To Tequila Grandma on this thread...

    ...that's "mod-a-go-go stretch elastic pants", dear.
    and who knows "there will come a time when you can even take your clothes off when you dance."
     
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    This is a dark dark day for the music industary:(
     
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    Big Pink Floyd fan here.

    Let's all meet up at T. Grandma's place and do him in :p :p

    Nothing personal ;)
     
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    Hmmm...looks like there is a queue of people just waiting to smack Tequila Grandma round the head a few times! :eek: :D :p
     
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    I admit that I'm not a big fan of dance music, but this version has got to be some of the worst crap that I've ever heard of.

    If I want to listen to kitsch, I'll listen to Wing
     
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    I feel that those 4 or so minutes listining to that song were, twasted. And you know what "I'LL NEVER GET THEM BACK"

    Music like that should never be released, it's an insult to true musical artists such as Warters, and Glimour.
     
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    Re: To Tequila Grandma on this thread...

    Hmm, right you are. I suppose this would make more sense, although I still think "mono" is funnier. Always good to see another Zappa fan :)

    And to the other posters in this thread: You should all highly consider getting a sense of humor :p. If you can't see the hilarity in turning Pink Floyd's boring, pretentious mess of a song into a goofy, over-the-top Bee-Gees-esque disco song, I feel quite sorry for you. If the entire music industry were made of pretntious *******s like Pink Floyd who created bloated, overlong albums, it would be a very sad state. You can also clump Radiohead in with Pink Floyd as being ridiculously overrated masturbatory crap.

    Actually, I don't feel that harshly about Pink Floyd (although I do with Radiohead). I feel that they were incredibly talented, and could write some excellent songs. However, I can't help thinking that if they dropped the whole "we are true artists, therefore all songs must be over 7 minutes long" schtick, I would have enjoyed them much more. There's a lot of solid songwriting on their albums (Particularly "Dark Side of the Moon"), but it tends to be padded with unnecessary and uninteresting instrumental work. Just IMHO, of course, and as this thread shows, it's not exactly a popular one.

    Anyway, I now have the full Scissor Sisters album. The "Comfortably Numb" cover is honestly one of the weaker tracks on there, so I'm not quite sure why I'm inclined to defend it against all you wacky Floyd fans here. I very much like "Filthy/Gorgeous", a delightful song about ghetto princess whores that uses a disco sound very similar to what's heard in the disco scene of the classic film "The Jerk" - how anyone doesn't find such a thing humorous and fun is beyond me.
     
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    I have not heard the so called travesty that is being talked about here, but now I think I will give it a listen as I've yet to hear a Pink Floyd parody so I'll probably enjoy it. Thanks grandma. One should never take oneself too seriously.
    I happen to think Comfortably Numb is a very moving piece of music though The Wall is an album I can't listen to al the way through because I become tired of Waters' whining and get lost in the arcana of his imagery. The first LP by the band that turned me off was Dark Side Of The Moon. Everything up till that one was gloriously chaotic and fresh. Then Allan Parsons steps in and "Whammo! We got a formula here guys!" I mean after all, Devo did not ruin Satisfaction did they?
    Oh yeah, Zappa. One of his best products was Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar. Nuf said.
     
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    Re: Re: To Tequila Grandma on this thread...

    :eek: :eek: How dare you!!! :eek: :D

    ...now where did I put that hunting knife?...:eek: ;)
     
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    Has anyone actually found out why they have molested this sacred cow?

    Why can't people stick to using Phil Collins 80's stuff 'cos no one would care how that would turn out?

    If you ask me, which I doubt you will, but the Scissor Sisters are partial to hugger-muggery, and no mistake.
     
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    You don't wanna know .... :eek:


    [shudders ....gags.... reaches for bucket .... ]
     
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    Oh really now. Can't be any worse than slugger-buggery which landed more than a few homeplate umps in jail.
     
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    question..

    would Chutney the Ferret be partial to a spot of Hugger Muggery?:) ...or would that just be slugger buggery?
     
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    scissor sisters rock no matter what!

    I like the scissor sistrs music and pink floyd, so what, they coverd a classic. some people like it and othrers dont, if you don't like it, dont listen to it, you dont have to. it is gay rock, they are a gay rock band and they rock, :cool:
    maybe it was wrong to cover it, but they did what they want to do, if you like a song and you get a chance to cover it, you would and dont lie and say no, cos deep in side you would. they are going to be a big hit, in the gay part of life and the rest of it, so all you love them, say, ya yare. and hunting people done is stubid, and I like the ketchup song, its fab, there s no point in getting angry, this is life. and its greate.
    Jack
     
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    Jack,

    No-ones getting angry, it's all in fun, the Sisters can cover any song they like, and we'll slag em off or cheer em on, personally I don't think anyone could produce a BETTER version of Comfortably Numb, so why cover it?

    Gay isn't the issue here, musical taste is... :D

    You might want to learn to run your spell checker... ;)
     

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