Monday, March 29, 2010

There is a good reason why some people shouldn't cover Simon & Garfunkel songs...

Before I return to blogging about the atonement, theology proper, and various forms of heterodoxy, please indulge me as I post two more musical extracts.

Caution: Please do not watch the first video before carefully reading the text below

What follows is a cover version of Simon & Garfunkel's The Only Living Boy in New York by Everything But The Girl. Now, in their own way, I suppose EBTG are just fine. Granted, the vocal is a somewhat pale and insipid version of the original. The real crime in this video clip is to be found in the cringe worthy choreography. I'm sure that it really seemed like a good idea at the time. If only honest friends were on had to speak the truth.

I feel that I must warn you that the side effects of watching this video include dizziness, blurred vision, vomiting, a nagging sense of despair, possible bleeding from the ears, and acute, prolonged, mental pain.

Viewers are assured that the sight of weird looking people running down the street carrying guitars is not a hallucination but is in fact part of the original video. Those of you with good aesthetic taste may well slip into a deep nihilistic coma as a result of being exposed to this recording for more than fifty seconds. Genuine fans of Simon & Garfunkel should not watch this video as it may induce anaphylactic shock.

The guy with the beard, what exactly was he chewing?

Thankfully some of the detrimental effects that have accompanied your exposure to this song can be treated by listening to the original:


Gary Benfold said...

I'll take the use of a song that Elvis never covered as a tacit admission of defeat!

Martin Downes said...

...Elvis, being the king, is exampt from criticism