14 October 2012
I like the BTR versions of Help and Revolution, I really don't like We Can Work It Out. The others are mostly OK (but I hate the way they pronounce "hand")
I think its OK for BTR to do Beatles covers. Most kids listening will probably eventually find out that the songs are Beatles covers.
No one complains when someone older or high-brow does Beatle covers, so I don't think its fair for anyone to moan when pop boybands also cover the Beatles.
"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-
George Harrison, Australia, June 1964
3 May 2012
Can't say I´ve ever heard of them but if they´re spreading the message then I suppose it´s all right. Actually, now I think about it, are they that band that only do covers? None of their own stuff? In which case I have little respect for them as musicians. Like others have said though, if somebody listens to BTR now, in 5 years time they might listen to an original, love it so much more and become fans of 'real music'.
And by the way, although I can´t stand listening to the songs from the film now, Across The Universe was one of the things (along with the 1 album and my dad) that helped me realise how good The Beatles are.
1 May 2011
Nobody aged 18 or over surely would be listening to Big Time Fun, Justin Beiber or whoever is the latest cheesy act aimed at young teens. Music tastes move on to other things, its why those type of acts have such a short lifespan, the fans move on as do the artists who cant justify to themselves singing about teen proms, annoying parents, and first loves. Miley Cyrus was huge as Hanna Montana but had to change her image later on and now does anyone really bother about her music, i doubt it. The market is a huge cash cow for the music industry but most of the acts end up making a few quid, nowhere near enough to survive on forever tho, and move on into another career and obscurity. Admittedly a few survive like Britney and Christina but both have rebelled, experimenting in different music types and life opportunities and grown up whilst managing to maintain a core legion of fans. There arent that many however.
Its actually something the beatles, rolling stones and others managed to achieve so damn well; the first generation fans like the Apple Scruffs who grew up with the beatles and somehow managed to connect so deeply thru the music. But somehow with the beatles and other older bands the music still makes a connection to youngsters, and youngsters are discovering the beatles music and liking it a hell of a lot be it thru boybands or girlbands who are told to cover it by music executives. Not in their millions but they are out there playing it. Some are or have been on this very forum.
So whilst the covers are 98% crap and a crime against all laws of musical taste and decency and leave a very nasty taste on the tastebuds its not all worthless longterm.
12 November 2012
After reading these comments, I want to know to something: How many Beatles songs did this terrible band cover? I also hate One Direction, but at least they have they own material.
1 May 2011
There are 6 on the EP 'Big Time Movie Soundtrack' (A Hard Day's Night, Revolution, I Want To Hold Your Hand, We Can Work It Out, Help! and Can't Buy Me Love) , after that i have no idea.
I havent heard their covers (and have no intention on doing so) but if anywhere as awful as done by Glee, X-Factor, Someone's Got Talent, Pop World, Pop Idol, Pop Star, Pop Dog, My Granny Can Sing, How Long Can You Warble?, How Loud Can You Screech? and all the other guff out there that removes all traces of musical decency then it will be truly earbleeding hell.
Yes i shouldnt pass comment before hearing them but then i wouldnt jump off a cliff just so i can have the experience to say it would hurt.
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