Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quote of the Week (Honorable Mention)


"I want the songs to sound exactly like the originals."

-- Future winner of the Gus Van Sant Psycho Most Pointless Artistic Endeavor Award Phil Collins, talking about an upcoming album he's recording that will feature 30 covers of Motown classics

Immediately reminded me of this.

13 comments:

babita781 said...

That's so funny, that's exactly what I thought!

kanye said...

I read somewhere that due to a recent surgery (back surgery, I think) he's lost most of the feeling in his hands and it's left him unable to play the drums.

That's a shame...he's always been one of my favorite drummers.

Chez said...

Yeah, I've always been a big fan of his talents behind the drum kit. I actually didn't have a problem with him for years -- loved Genesis and loved his 80s solo stuff for the most part (it was kind of the soundtrack to my high school days. It's when he started completely phoning it in for a paycheck from Disney that I gave up on him. Doing the obligatory album of covers (Jesus, is there any aging singer not doing that tired crap?) is simply the next logical step in his increasingly irrelevant career.

TomR said...

I think that was the philosophy behind all the Eagles live discs. Thank god they didn't do too many.

Robyn said...

if he wants to sound exactly like the originals why bother?

Capt. Clown said...

Awesome, that's just what we've needed ever since all the original recordings were destroyed in that terrible fire that also burned up all the MP3 versions on all the servers worldwide.

Robyn said...

on another note: was wondering if you'd made any comments on the 3rd generation of quiverful, the duggars grandchild.

Chez said...

I'm hoping that if I just ignore the Duggars, they'll die choking in a Sarin gas attack. Honestly, though -- what more can I possibly say about those dingbats? Writing about them is like Groundhog Day (with the groundhog popping out of a Duggar vagina every year like clockwork).

And yes, why should Phil Collins bother -- that was sort of the point.

nancy said...

One of my very favorite concerts was in 1976, right after Peter Gabriel left Genesis (sob) - Bill Bruford joined Phil Collins for double drumkit fabulousness onstage....oh what a night. (check out the live double album "Seconds Out".) Collins back then considered himself a drummer who just happened to sing. Now the phoning-it-in thing is just sad. Are the Disney royalties running out?

blackbird said...

He was part of the soundtrack to my highschool years too. I love him and always will. Do you KNOW how many ex-wives and children he's supporting? Makes me almost forgive him for the shitty stuff of late. But really...that's why I come here...if not for you, Chez, I would have merely accepted the fact that PC has sold out to Disney and is by and large destroying his former fan base. Now I'm pissed at him.
Still love him though. :/

Eric said...

Seems like he spent a lot of time in the late '70s and early '80s trying to sing just like Peter Gabriel, so I guess this may not be a huge stretch for him. And musically his solo work always seemed like it was one step behind PG's previous album. (Okay, maybe I shouldn't knock him for stealing "Melt"'s drum sounds on Face Value seeing as how most of what he nicked was actually his own stuff as a guest on that one. It's just that he's such an easy target....)

But y'all are right, he's one hell of a drummer.

babita781 said...

Gotta forgive him just for I Missed Again, the soundtrack to my first big job at age 20 as a paralegal in a law firm. He played the Artful Dodger onstage in Oliver! as a kid, so he really was a child singer/actor before he was a drummer.

Stephen said...

You can't hurry love....this is 25 years in the making ;-)