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Gustavo
01-09-2012, 02:19 PM
These kids did an amazing instrumental version of "The Kids Aren't Alright" with an acoustic guitar and violions.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j18US2HXxuc

Dammit, I accidentally posted this in the General Chat area, could anyone move this to the GOD section, please?

Llamas
01-09-2012, 02:30 PM
I don't mind the occasional Offspring topic ending up here :)

Would've been nicer if they'd actually been in tune... but it's something different.

mrconeman
01-09-2012, 03:23 PM
The only thing worse than the sound of an out of tune violin, is the sound of three out of tune violins.

adombomb222
01-09-2012, 06:49 PM
The only thing worse than the sound of an out of tune violin, is the sound of three out of tune violins.

Agreed, however, it was a nice attempt. I would love to see and acoustic set by The Offspring from the Violitionist Sessions in Denton, Texas.

personal_loans_1
01-10-2012, 09:45 AM
I was surprised they had such difficulties with reaching the high notes. I thought it's only pretty hard for singers, like, what was their limitation? Fingers, right?They totally fucked up that part, otherwise, it was pretty nice, and generally - amazing. Cause they didn't lost the spirit of the song like those who made this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxNqGBH-k-I Not that I'm so -punk rock doesn't have to be played perfectly - but here I can stand those grates, while I can't stand that second neat cover.

mrconeman
01-10-2012, 10:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxNqGBH-k-I

This is at least 4 million times better than the first link.
Like, by a lot. Much much much better.
So much better. Like, their instruments are in tune and everything. Imagine.

Llamas
01-10-2012, 02:03 PM
I was surprised they had such difficulties with reaching the high notes. I thought it's only pretty hard for singers, like, what was their limitation? Fingers, right?They totally fucked up that part, otherwise, it was pretty nice, and generally - amazing. Cause they didn't lost the spirit of the song like those who made this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxNqGBH-k-I Not that I'm so -punk rock doesn't have to be played perfectly - but here I can stand those grates, while I can't stand that second neat cover.


This is at least 4 million times better than the first link.
Like, by a lot. Much much much better.
So much better. Like, their instruments are in tune and everything. Imagine.

Not only is that one much better, as Coneman said, because they're in tune... but they actually DID something with the song, rather than playing it exactly the way the Offspring did. Don't bother covering something if it's gonna be the same as the original (different instruments doesn't make something unique). Make it your OWN. I can appreciate the string tribute, though they're nothing special. They're not the best musicians and are kinda kitschy, just releasing string covers of various popular bands...

personal_loans_1
01-11-2012, 12:45 PM
I think it's about lack of polyphony in that ~in tune~ version. Momentally it sounds like a cheap midi karaoke background.

Btw, beginning, with that picture; their posture and grave faces, looks like a clip from a funeral.

In Brazilian version, some moments and horrible high set my teeth on edge, I'm not deaf, but I still prefer that one. It's rhythm, and I like the sound of violins despite everything. And it's nicely chilled. Pff.

Not related to the Offspring, but speaking of covers, that's a great symphonic one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kwnzAaHqIM

Llamas
01-11-2012, 03:20 PM
I think it's about lack of polyphony in that ~in tune~ version. Momentally it sounds like a cheap midi karaoke background.

Lack of polyphony in the in-tune one? Uhh... the original song is pretty monophonic... as is really all punk. If anything, the string tribute is MORE polyphonic... maybe you used the wrong word and didn't mean polyphony...?

personal_loans_1
01-11-2012, 03:47 PM
No, I meant it. But rather with reference to an orchestra than to original song.

Llamas
01-11-2012, 07:10 PM
No, I meant it. But rather with reference to an orchestra than to original song.

You mean, if an orchestra performed it, you'd expect more polyphony? But an orchestra *didn't* perform it... it's only four people. Four people can't do what an orchestra does. It's as many people as the Offspring, and the Offspring's version - again - is not polyphonic. NEITHER quartet version posted is polyphonic. What you're saying makes no sense.

personal_loans_1
01-12-2012, 03:57 AM
What about an orchestra man? Ok.

Ok. The thing I'm talking about is hmm... a matter of interpretation. Not the notes, rather the melody itself. You may play the same thing so it sounds rather flat, or rather amply(richly?).
O, this is quite good example what I generally mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9DhONWdIp4#t=00m30s

While he's adding new things to this tune within its limits, it sounds more polyphinic to me.

Did you study sth related to music?