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Sound of Silence

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hot_rod
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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,699
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    Shoot you’re just seeing this now? I’ve been enjoying that for years. Who woulda thought a remake could be so much better than the original- it’s superb
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Powerful, interesting, dark...not better. Sounds like it could be a remake used as a soundtrack for a movie.

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    HVACNUT
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,858
    edited April 2020
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    > @GW said:
    > Shoot you’re just seeing this now? I’ve been enjoying that for years. Who woulda thought a remake could be so much better than the original- it’s superb

    Yes it's been around for years. And it's a good one. But your Turbo Torch has done much damage if you think that cover is better than S&G.

    And of all the covers, in all the world, that's the ONE that's better than the original? A little wake and bake this morning?
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,246
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    I enjoy how different artist put their sound and voice to a song. Another favorite cover.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v525UGbA448
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,699
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    Sorry older fellows didn’t mean to bug anyone
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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,858
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    > @GW said:
    > Sorry older fellows didn’t mean to bug anyone


    I'm only 52 ya young whipper snapper. I like Disturbed. I'm "Down with the Sickness".

    Next you'll be telling me Liza did New York, New York better than Frankie. Crazy kids. With your Pogo sticks and your Walkmans. Back in my day...
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,886
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    Powerful, interesting, dark...not better. Sounds like it could be a remake used as a soundtrack for a movie.

    Still as relevant today as it was when Simon & Garfunkel sang it.
    HVACNUT said:

    Back in my day...

    Bands made records where they could also play the songs in concert- which was the ultimate experience and still is.
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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,246
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    I think it is more about the message or meaning Paul had in mind when he wrote this at age 21. "The inability of people to communicate with one another" I like to think the artist that cover it try for that same message.

    Partially written in his bathroom in the dark "hello darkness my old friend" The hard tile surfaces in the bathroom gave it that echo sound. According to some of his interviews on the songs origin.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,699
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    > @HVACNUT said:
    > > @GW said:
    > > Sorry older fellows didn’t mean to bug anyone
    >
    >
    > I'm only 52 ya young whipper snapper. I like Disturbed. I'm "Down with the Sickness".
    >
    > Next you'll be telling me Liza did New York, New York better than Frankie. Crazy kids. With your Pogo sticks and your Walkmans. Back in my day...

    Oopsie - I’m older than you. I’m certainly the least musically inclined person on this thread, I’m sure.
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    GW said:

    Sorry older fellows didn’t mean to bug anyone

    All art is subjective.
    Old? I'm 55 but have the body of someone who's probably 75...

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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,767
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    If memory serves, written in a dark bathroom with the sink running because the sound relaxed him.


    Btw, here's another cover.
    https://youtu.be/gwNdq4AC6qY
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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,699
    edited April 2020
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    Steve I thought I was ageless until a few years ago, well longer, but you know what I mean.

    The last vacation (Few months ago) I swam with the college kids (family, extended family) to this pontoon, maybe a few hundred yards (diagonal swim, pontoon was maybe 100 yards off shore).

    I thought I was cool leading the kids, for about a minute or so. Then the college soccer player swam by me. Then several more passed me. Then 2/3 of the way I started to feel dizzy. It was so hard saying I needed help. My son swam with me half way to shore, scared me good!

    Oh well, can’t be young forever
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,607
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    Willie Nelson has always been a favorite of mine. Old timer keeps keeping on!
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,324
    edited April 2020
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    Okay! This is a little change of pace, but here's some music. Loggins and Messina did this song, Vahevala. It's long and does a great job of getting you on the water, at least in spirit. I've sailed to and from Hawaii from the West coast and for years sailed up and down the coast. No other tune puts you on the open ocean like this one. Sink into the pace and hear the whale-song! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vahevala&&view=detail&mid=54DFF33FA7B5D401EC5754DFF33FA7B5D401EC57&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=/videos/search?q=vahevala&FORM=HDRSC3

    Yours, Larry
  • PerryHolzman
    PerryHolzman Member Posts: 234
    edited April 2020
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    "The Sound of Silence" cover by Disturbed is a worthy rendition - and I agree that the recording quality could be used in a movie.

    However, it in my opinion is not as good as the original by Simon and Garfunkel. It's rare that a cover is as good; but does happen. I'm not claiming to be an expert (or even close to one) on music history and how well songs did by the original artist vs cover artists... However a few stand out:

    In my opinion the "Unchained Melody" cover by The Righteous Brothers was better than the original (Todd Duncan) and at least a dozen covers before The Righteous Brothers did there version.

    It's worth noting that according to Wiki - Unchained Melody has has at least 1500 different recordings made by at least 670 cover artist worldwide.

    It is also my opinion that Whitney Houston's cover of Dolly Parton's "I will always love you" is the best version. I do know that Dolly does not feel slighted the least in that (I've heard her say so in several interviews).

    May you all enjoy your favorite versions,

    Perry

  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 722
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    @PerryHolzman you can add "All along the Watchtower" to your list. Dylan might have written it but Jimi lit it up on his version
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    I saw S&G play at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on August 6, 1966. They were the warm-up for The Mamas and the Papas. Take a look at the others who were a part of the music festival that summer. It was truly a time of change:
    https://www.setlist.fm/festival/1966/the-forest-hills-music-festival-1966-13d6e9b9.html
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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,699
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    Talking about covers, can I get a Yeah for the 80s 😀

    https://youtu.be/vOTtCjGqXYo
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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,246
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    Canucker said:

    @PerryHolzman you can add "All along the Watchtower" to your list. Dylan might have written it but Jimi lit it up on his version


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UHHc7POovg&vl=en
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,113
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    I think your song preference is in sink w my phone . A sound of silence . Personally I’ve been listening to son house death bed letter can never get enough of his voice , conviction and raw slide playing on a national resonator . I tend to listen to those that have past at least 30 to 50 years ago and never saw the advancements in the recording industry so all recording depended on true talent not some re takes and over dubs . There’s a tradition there that’s been long lost w most music I feel it called soul . Peace and good luck clammy
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    I saw S&G play at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on August 6, 1966...

    Your parents let you go to a concert when you were 10? LOL

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Ha! I was 16. My first concert. Quite a memory.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
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    The last concert I attended in NY was Paul Simon in Central Park in 1991. I arrived at 6:30am to secure a spot up front with some friends. Sat through drizzle most of the day but was treated to one of the best musical moments ever. I made it to Woodstock, but this was a bigger crowd and the sound was excellent. Perhaps my fondest memory of NYC.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Nice, Paul. We saw Paul Simon again at Forest Hills Stadium in 2018. It was only the second time he ever played there, even though he grew up just a few blocks away.
    Retired and loving it.
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 722
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    Thanks, @hot_rod That was 5 minutes well spent for me today. I loved the different approaches that were taken by all of them. Beautiful

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  • nibs
    nibs Member Posts: 511
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    Did some volunteering at a music festival for about 12 years, got to meet Richie Havens, Segal Schwall band, Shinia Copeland, Buddy Guy, sat 15 ft in front of Taj Mahal performance, Pointer sisters and just too many others to count.
    Would post my fave here, but I think it might be a little far out for you old folks I mean jazz.
    But for the grand kids I sing this one and they fill in the blanks for fun.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52jAebgeIN0