[Grief] TG Cover tunes?

Jon Whitney turbid at turbid.com
Sat Jan 24 22:57:26 EST 2004


I actually like Marc Almond in general but think his recordings of
Discipline are pretty repulsive.

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Louisa Bannon wrote:

> Dave B said:
> >Is it just me or is it really as horrible as I think it is
>
> You shouldn't listen to anything that doesn't satisfy your particular "ear
> worm" but just keep in mind that I am almost 100% positive that the support
> band for Marc Almond were the members of TG themselves. Obviously, such a
> fact should have no bearing on your opinion of the song; but perhaps the
> song can be considered in terms of what TG might have sounded like if they
> had tried to water themselves down into some kind of true pop music band.
>
> So, instead of Discipline live from Manchester which is fucking amazing, you
> get Discipline by Marc Almond -- in all of its smarmy glory!  I happen to
> like Marc Almond's "torch singer" persona, so I actually kinda like it
> myself.
>
> But I wouldn't think of trading it for the "Rafters" performance.
>
> -- Triskela
>
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