Monday, May 9, 2016

The Sound of Silence

A lot is being made of Disturbed cover version of the Simon and Garfunkel classic The Sound of Silence.  I do appreciate those that, when covering a song, put their own spin on it, and Disturbed clearly does that:

However, I have two big issues with the Disturbed version of the song:

1) The auto-tune.  Can anyone sing without it anymore?  Holy crap, I'm so tired of hearing it.
2) What made the original great - not only great, but majestic - were the harmonies.  That is what truly makes the song.

So, if one is looking for a cover, I suggest one looks up Tim and Phil Hanseroff's cover.  The twin brothers are part of Brandi Carlile's band, and every once and a while, they'll do it in concert.  Here's an example:

No huge orchestration.  No major accompaniment.  No freaking auto-tune.  Just a couple of brothers, a whole lot of harmony, and even more talent.


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