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'Glee' to ruin *ahem* HONOUR the Beatles!
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SatanHimself
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6 September 2013 - 11.07pm

http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/.....-premiere/

 

As if 'Across The Universe' wasn't enough of an autotuned nightmare, now 'Glee' has seen fit to do their own butchered covers.

E is for 'Ergent'.

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6 September 2013 - 11.11pm

SatanHimself said
http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/.....-premiere/

 

As if 'Across The Universe' wasn't enough of an autotuned nightmare, now 'Glee' has seen fit to do their own butchered covers.

Luckily I never watch the show so won't be TOO upset by whatever they do to the songs :)

 

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7 September 2013 - 12.09am

You cant ruin the Beatles, there have been awful covers before and there will be awful covers after. Any tv talent show should be evidence of that. Would have been nicer if they had went a bit deeper into the cannon than the oft covered standards.

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7 September 2013 - 12.29am

And for those of us here who don't click the link, I'll highlight this part of the text (it's funny 'cause it's true):

Oh man. OH MAN. This is going to be madness. I can see it now. First, Beatles fans are going to absolutely SH*T when they see the trailer, because, I mean, Glee is covering The Beatles. Then after the episode airs all of the Glee versions of all the songs are going to rocket to the top of the iTunes charts. THEN, and this is going to be the best part, teenagers all over America are going to strike up conversations with their floppy-haired, music snob, Beatles fan uncles at their families’ Thanksgiving get-togethers, and explain that they think the Glee version of “Here Comes The Sun” is “like, way better” than the Beatles’ version, and then all of the veins in all of the uncles’ heads are going to start throbbing and bulging with such violence that the pressure will eventually cause their whole entire heads to explode all over the green bean casserole. Families will tear each other limb from limb. Society will crumble. Chaos. ANARCHY.

 

 

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7 September 2013 - 12.40am

SatanHimself said
And for those of us here who don't click the link, I'll highlight this part of the text (it's funny 'cause it's true):
 Oh man. OH MAN. This is going to be madness. I can see it now. First, Beatles fans are going to absolutely SH*T when they see the trailer, because, I mean, Glee is covering The Beatles. Then after the episode airs all of the Glee versions of all the songs are going to rocket to the top of the iTunes charts. THEN, and this is going to be the best part, teenagers all over America are going to strike up conversations with their floppy-haired, music snob, Beatles fan uncles at their families’ Thanksgiving get-togethers, and explain that they think the Glee version of “Here Comes The Sun” is “like, way better” than the Beatles’ version, and then all of the veins in all of the uncles’ heads are going to start throbbing and bulging with such violence that the pressure will eventually cause their whole entire heads to explode all over the green bean casserole. Families will tear each other limb from limb. Society will crumble. Chaos. ANARCHY.

My original post was replaced by empty space. Basically Glee is unadulterated pish and any conversation of it should be banned be it at the dinner table, in the car or wherever.

BBC Radio 4 played a small excerpt of a One Direction song when their movie was coming out and my word was it appalling. I know this type of music isn't meant to appeal to me but in 5/6 years time kids are going to look back and be horrified they liked all this Glee/X Factor/One Direction shite.

 

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7 September 2013 - 1.08am

I agree that 'Glee' is atrocious.  I suppose that in a best-case scenario it might encourage about .02% of its audience to seek out the source material, but I'm probably being generous there.

E is for 'Ergent'.

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7 September 2013 - 5.38pm

Why all the good songs?! If they have to cover it, do what everyone else does and just do the well known, throw away ones like Let it Be and I Want To Hold Your Hand...but why touch two of George's masterpieces? And not a single Ringo song? Nobody loves Ringo.a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

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8 September 2013 - 10.52am

I don't really care what they do. As someone said up-thread, there will always be people doing bad covers of Beatles songs. It's sad that they think they can do a good job of it, really. Someone should tell them they can't.

What's the average age for the 'Glee' audience anyway? On a comedy panel show the other night, the number 13 came up and the panel had to say something funny about that. One of the guys said that 13 was the age that One Direction fans realised they might be crap. This got me on to thinking that all these kids that think covers of songs by classic bands (such as the Beatles) are brilliant will probably grow up at some point and open their ears for the first time and see that, actually, most music produced today is crap. Some will, some won't, I suppose. How many grown up 'Glee' fans are there? There are few 9 y/o people who appreciate good music; that comes with maturity, experience and age. Should we expect anything more of them?

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8 September 2013 - 11.24am

The first thing I said when I happened this thread was "oh f**k no". Gah I hated Glee always did even when it was targeted at my age group (12-15 year olds). It should be cancelled already what with the dropping ratings and the death of one of the main characters. Hell I don't even know anyone who still watches Glee.
And grrr they're covering George's songs, that autotuned crap does not deserve to be put on a George song!!!

 

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8 September 2013 - 11.31am

Is it really aimed at 12-15 y/o's? The only people I know who watch it are my friend's younger sister's and they're all aged between five and 12, maybe 14 some of them. Definitely no older.

As I said, I don't care what they do. No one takes 'Glee' songs seriously, so why should I? Do they even call themselves singers, or actors?

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8 September 2013 - 11.37am

a-hard-days-night-george-10 When the 1st season came out I was 11/12(?) and everybody in my class seemed to be watching it including my teacher (granted there were only girls in the higher classes). My friends (at the time) in secondary school were watching it as well so they were between 13-16ish. But a lot of them stopped watching after the 1st season as it's thought that was the only "good" season.
But in happier news at least they aren't doing Norwegian Wood, Dear Prudence or While My Guitar... they are not "mainstream" enough, I guess a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

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8 September 2013 - 11.42am
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Video on the "tribute" episode and a "Glee sings The Beatles" album is going to be released

 

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8 September 2013 - 12.53pm

I watched that vid and firstly I don't think the presenter knows what a Beatles song is (or she is so wooden on camera a tree could replace her), secondly every inch of my being groans with dread, and thirdly, well I was going to ask how people can even turn the channel on to this guff but then I remembered Big Brother, The Only Way Is Essex, I Want To Be A Princess 2013 and Celebrity Seaside Rendezvous.

 

Plus there will be a time when you go into HMV your eye will spot the words "The Beatles" and you will go "cool" and then you will see "Glee Sings" in front and your heart will sink.

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8 September 2013 - 1.18pm

The first thing I said when I happened upon this thread was "oh f**k no". Gah I hated Glee always did even when it was targeted at my age group (12-15 year olds). It should be cancelled already what with the dropping ratings and the death of one of the main characters. Hell I don't even know anyone who still watches Glee.
And grrr they're covering George's songs, that autotuned crap does not deserve to be put on a George song!!!

 

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8 September 2013 - 4.56pm

I won't even click on that video.

I never understood why people liked Glee. It's a ridiculous show. My sister put it on yesterday and that was actually the first time I saw something of it. Once and never again. It's uncreative, random and autotuned. Also, badly acted.

I don't care if they cover the Beatles, I don't watch it anyway and thank God, I don't have to watch it. It's just sad that tons of children won't realize who the Beatles are and will indeed, as pointed out before, profess the Glee version ''is obviously way better''.

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8 September 2013 - 5.03pm

A sign of things to come? Someone (one of my younger sisters probably) once had High School Musical on the tv in my house, someone was jumping around a golf course singing, no idea why that was happening.

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Pretty much my reaction.

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12 September 2013 - 9.17pm

Now, now people, let's be kind. You never know, they might blow our minds and do a faithful rendition of "Revolution #9."

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12 September 2013 - 9.21pm

I'm one of those who stopped watching after first season, and I probably will skip this episode. Yesterday, my car stopped at a red light next to a bus with "Let It Be" emblazoned on the side as part of an ad. I almost took a photo but couldn't be bothered.

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13 September 2013 - 8.17pm

I use to like Glee, but now its more of a chore. Matter of fact after the previous season I said I was going to give up Glee because of how down the drain it has gone. But then Cory died, so then I was wondering what they were going to do. Even though I hate covers, I still like to watch them for some reason.  I guess to see what they do with them or how many Beatle references in a tv show.  Don't judge mea-hard-days-night-ringo-13.

It is annoying with little teeny boppers going "OMG like Glee is so much better", but then on the other hand there might be some start liking The Beatles in the process. 

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