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Waco Joe24 Jan 2016 8:14 a.m. PST

Disturbed's cover
YouTube link

Crank those speakers up.

lugal hdan24 Jan 2016 9:51 a.m. PST

I love that cover – respectful of the original (which was pretty much a metal song to begin with, subject-wise), and musically powerful.

Plus in a surprise move, it's also turning a whole generation on to S&G's music.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Jan 2016 9:55 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member24 Jan 2016 11:16 a.m. PST

Thanks for that, I just bought it off iTunes. Because I'm too old and outdated to do it any other way. Off to pick up my wife from where she's working, this will be on.

Lugal, I don't know a whole lot about the definition of metal, but was S&G's original really metal or almost? How?

Thanks Waco Joe
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Tim

MHoxie24 Jan 2016 12:42 p.m. PST
Waco Joe24 Jan 2016 2:03 p.m. PST

Ditto, lugal is probably referring to the themes expressed in the song. Things like the struggling of the individual against the soul crushing of the man/machine/society. Actually most good music, classic rock, soul, blues, folk, bluegrass, et. al. all share some of that.

Except for Brocountry, that stuff sucks. wink

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2016 2:44 p.m. PST

When I saw the OP, I was determined not to like some second rate rip off of S&G's classic.

I love it. Thanks.

(video clip was pretty good too).

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2016 3:27 p.m. PST

Perfectly reasonable cover – probably more silky strings than the original, which makes it a little saccharine. But, yeah, fine.

This, a bluegrass instrumental version, is rather more of a radical departure from the original : YouTube link

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jan 2016 3:33 p.m. PST

I like Disturbed.

My granddads were born in the 1890's.

kallman24 Jan 2016 8:15 p.m. PST

cool

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2016 6:56 a.m. PST

Thanks Waco Joe, I liked it. I remember the original very well and no, I'm not your grand dad, sonny. Lol, thanks again.

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member25 Jan 2016 7:48 a.m. PST

Thanks Waco Joe

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