Nothing but sunshine (formerly The World Wide Whinge)
Thursday, March 04, 2004
OK, I was saving this up, but since some impatient reader is so ... well, impatient, here it is!
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH... Lame covers
Car makers are mostly to blame, but it seems to be a fad now, continuing on from the wonderful electronic "Summer of '69" which had everyone conveniently forgetting Bryan Adams' Robin Hood-related sins and praying for him to be released from collaboration purgatory (Mel C, anyone?).
Some of the greatest songs of our generation have been destroyed in recent months by tight-assed advertising execs who, instead of forking out for the rights to originals, have horrid, offensive remakes which, not content with sapping the joy out of memories of the real thing, go so far as to incite nausea and revulsion.