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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Er yeah what do people think of McFlys attempt of Dont Stop Me Now? I've only heard it once but it is hideous!


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it albeit I'm somewhat disappointed that the arrangement is almost the same as in the Queen version.

But all in all it's nice, especially the ending and the 90s+ drumming with those tom fills.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Quonkers wrote:

I've always hated McFly, and I heard this version in HMV in London a few days ago and I hated it. I've heard some McFly fans say that this version is better than Queen's, which is absolute bullshit. Morons.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought they did a pretty good job, I'd like to see the naysayers here do better.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I thought they did a pretty good job, I'd like to see the naysayers here do better.


That doesn't take away the fact it's a lame cover. They should at least come up with a new arrangement. Their version doesn't do the songs justice as the singer just shouts instead of singin.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't mind it, but I hate their voices...


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="green">The Fairy King wrote:

Togg wrote:

I thought they did a pretty good job, I'd like to see the naysayers here do better.


That doesn't take away the fact it's a lame cover. They should at least come up with a new arrangement. Their version doesn't do the songs justice as the singer just shouts instead of singin.


And what would everybody say if they did, "Holly cow they have ruined the song for me"

Frankly there ain't too many ways you can play that song without losing the point! sometimes they only work in one style and personally I'd say that was one, I guess you could do a reggae version or a punk version but that's not Mc Fly's style is it, they did it in the style of a pop band, funny that ain't it.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Togg wrote:

<b><font color="green">The Fairy King wrote:

Togg wrote:

I thought they did a pretty good job, I'd like to see the naysayers here do better.


That doesn't take away the fact it's a lame cover. They should at least come up with a new arrangement. Their version doesn't do the songs justice as the singer just shouts instead of singin.


And what would everybody say if they did, "Holly cow they have ruined the song for me"

Frankly there ain't too many ways you can play that song without losing the point! sometimes they only work in one style and personally I'd say that was one, I guess you could do a reggae version or a punk version but that's not Mc Fly's style is it, they did it in the style of a pop band, funny that ain't it.


What's the point of covering a song when you are performing it exactly as the original? Well, the point for McFly is to make a quick buck off someone else's classic, or maybe this is a sincere hommage to Queen, but the artistic value of it is nil.

Contrast this with, for example, Stevie Ann's cover of "One Year Of Love", a totally different arrangement breathing new life into an old song, and showing it from a different perspective, making me appreciate the song a lot more than I did before. Now that is adding value to a song, rather than just rehashing the original.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be honest, I don't really like it all that much. And now, people are saying it's better than Queen? Crap!

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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

zaiga wrote:

Togg wrote:

<b><font color="green">The Fairy King wrote:

Togg wrote:

I thought they did a pretty good job, I'd like to see the naysayers here do better.


That doesn't take away the fact it's a lame cover. They should at least come up with a new arrangement. Their version doesn't do the songs justice as the singer just shouts instead of singin.


And what would everybody say if they did, "Holly cow they have ruined the song for me"

Frankly there ain't too many ways you can play that song without losing the point! sometimes they only work in one style and personally I'd say that was one, I guess you could do a reggae version or a punk version but that's not Mc Fly's style is it, they did it in the style of a pop band, funny that ain't it.


What's the point of covering a song when you are performing it exactly as the original? Well, the point for McFly is to make a quick buck off someone else's classic, or maybe this is a sincere hommage to Queen, but the artistic value of it is nil.

Contrast this with, for example, Stevie Ann's cover of "One Year Of Love", a totally different arrangement breathing new life into an old song, and showing it from a different perspective, making me appreciate the song a lot more than I did before. Now that is adding value to a song, rather than just rehashing the original.


Well it is a charity single so I'm guessing Mc Fly will not get a lot from it other than another number one single, so I guess someone likes it.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awful. Their second attempt of covering Queen. Just goes to show they never learnt the first time round NOT to do it again!


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:

Awful. Their second attempt of covering Queen. Just goes to show they never learnt the first time round NOT to do it again!


I concur. Never. Again.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Marty Mc Fly?


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't believe that so many of you "Queen Fans" are putting this cover down just because you dont like Mc Fly.
Believe me, I am far from being their number one fan, but I think they did a great job.
Their version was true to the original, instrumentally and vocally very good, the use of harmonies I thought were better than the original too.
This is a great Queen song and Mc Fly have not fucked it up what so ever, just paid tribute to Queen by doing a decent cover.

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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The McFly cover or slaughter of DSMN is the worst attempt I have ever had the misfortune to hear. And the fact that it got to number one is even more unbelievable. Especially as the original didn't even reach that. It only managed 9.

There weak voices are torture to listen to. They probably record a line each as to enough strength. It is terrible and the video is laughable as well.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=indigo>ORGASMIC CHILD<h6> wrote:

I have to say that its not that bad!!!!!!!!


Yeah... It's not THAT bad.. but it's not THAT good. LOL

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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought that it was great!

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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Quonkers wrote:

mattsmith wrote:

I can't believe that so many of you "Queen Fans" are putting this cover down just because you dont like Mc Fly.


True I don't like McFly, but if I thought it was a good cover I would say so. But I don't, so I didn't.

By the way, what Queen song did they cover before?


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a lot of these covers going around at the moment.

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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i seen them play it on the telly and they mimed it

which is a disgrace