Should I Stay or Should I Go

February 7, 2009 12:13 PM

I was inspired to do this quick a capella interpretation of The Clash after reading Ironmouth's opinions on how singers aren't creative since all they're capable of is mimicking things that geniuses wrote.

For a first take I was surprised to find I liked it enough that my pianist is going to do an arrangement so we can work on performing it onstage. I'm picturing it as a funky jazz treatment with full band.

And I have Ironmouth to thank. THANKS!!!

posted by miss lynnster (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

What a strange argument....

This is nice. I like the lap tapping, or whatever that soft beat is. Please post it when the piano player comes!
posted by Corduroy at 12:48 PM on February 7, 2009

I recorded it with my laptop on my lap, keeping time with my hand against my leg.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:51 PM on February 7, 2009

Thanks for posting this. It really sounds like you're right here in the room. (Totally agree with the full band treatment.)

Oh BTW, !!!!!!!!!
posted by snsranch at 3:42 PM on February 7, 2009

Great song. I wanted to say that I didn't say that singers couldn't be creative, what I said was that an interpreter of other's work couldn't be considered a genius and that geniuses had to be creators of original works, not interpretations. Some jazz musicians and classical composers can and did so much with another's work to make it an original work.
posted by Ironmouth at 12:36 PM on February 9, 2009

Uh huh. Right.

And, as I did days ago, I still completely and totally disagree with your incredibly myopic point of view. Which I'm totally allowed to do.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:06 PM on February 9, 2009

Nice stuff, completely made it your own and ORIGINAL, and you have a pleasent sounding voice. On a side note I read the whole argument thing and I have to disrespectfully disagree with Ironmouth until he submits a song himself, at which point he can have an opinion. MefiMusic now takes requests, Ironmouth I request "It's Raining Men."
posted by BrnP84 at 11:21 PM on February 10, 2009

Well, I doubt he'll be singing any songs he didn't write. Truth be told, I'm actually very curious what *his* songs sound like.

All I know is that the composer of "It's Raining Men" was clearly an indisputable genius.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:55 AM on February 11, 2009

I do covers all of the time.

If you could link to where I said singers "couldn't be creative" I'd love to see that.

I will work on getting something up soon.
posted by Ironmouth at 5:58 PM on February 22, 2009

I will say this, I don't have half the voice you do.
posted by Ironmouth at 5:59 PM on February 22, 2009

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