Favourite Songs Dec 17, 2008 16:40:43 GMT -5
Post by beencaughtstealin on Dec 17, 2008 16:40:43 GMT -5
Oh it is on. However, your having the good sense to choose Big Dumb Sex mitigates the offense.
I got my Moz card at point of origin, and while I can't slam anything by the Smiths (there is no You Know My Name level of WTF'ery with them) I will maintain that HSIN sums them up much better than TIALTNGO. The object of his affections is unaware, yes, that's required Smith's reading, but HSIN takes it to the core level of the band - I'm alone, I don't want to be, but I have some bitching guitar work to keep me company while I mope and by the way, I really do want to be alone with my self inflicted problems no matter what mixed message I send you, kthxbai.
Entry level indeed. Pfft. Entry level might be Half A Person. Not a bad song, but mannered live or studio. Nothing transcendent. The Magic Numbers didn't feel confident enough to tackle HSIN, did they? Oh, but they felt TIALTNGO was within their reach.....
i wasn't trying to offend, just having some fun. apologies.
i'm not arguing HSIN as a great song; i've always enjoyed it, and it may very well be a better overall representation of the smiths than TIALTNGO. i was simply saying that HSIN might be the "obligatory" favorite song for someone who's never heard anything else by the band(as that song is pretty mainstream-accessible, on several 80's comps and such), or for someone like my dad, who doesn't like the smiths, but loves HSIN just because it's featured in the wedding singer.
HSIN may just be played-out for me, the same way i usually skip "just like heaven" when i'm listening to the cure's kiss me kiss me kiss me, or why i rarely bother listening to "folsom prison blues", "i walk the line" or "ring of fire" anymore. they're all still great songs, but i've heard them all to death. when you're in a bar or club, and the college kids hit the jukebox, those are the songs you hear(again, not trying to offend if there are college students reading; this is just a fact, at least anywhere i've ever lived).
TIALTNGO is the pick for me because my wife walked down to the aisle to it at our wedding, so it'll always have that special association. also because i believe it to be one of the most morbidly beautiful love songs ever.
also, i don't think we could argue this by other bands choosing which song to cover, as i've heard a few VERY bad covers of HSIN, one by a pseudo goth-metal band my old roomate used to listen to called snake river conspiracy(awful, just awful), and i believe the other was done by that girl duo TATU from a few years ago.