I thought this was an appropriate thing to post to my blog...
Originally Posted by Hangouter
Mad World is downright weird, but a good song. Tears for Fears ruin it, Gary Jules does it good.
But, wouldn't Gary Jules and Michael Andrews be the ones who ruined it? It was Tears for Fears song, they originally released it in 1982.
I was a little confused when I heard it on the GOW previews. "That's not TFF" I thought. I've come to really like Jules' version. But nothing beats the original. They can't really ruin their own song, can they? Ok ok, I can't lie, I'm a huge fan of 80's music, but still.
This brings up something that bothers me today. I'm not talking specifically about Gary Jules, but too many groups these days are unoriginal.
I'm talking about the stupid "mainstream" groups that have a hit song that isn't even theirs. They become famous because they did a crappy rendition of a classic song and mush-brained fans eat it...