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Someone, please, put DLR out of his misery

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BYH, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Pardon me for my third Conan-related bit in about five minutes, but David Lee Roth is pushing an album called "Strumming With the Devil," a bunch of country takes on VH hits. He's MURDERING Jamie's Crying as I type. There's a banjo, a ukeulel (sp) and a violin and Dave--his receding hairline carefully combed--making that lounge lizard playing-to-the-camera face as he tries to convince us he's in on the joke.

    Dear god, Dave, go back to radio.

    Right now, Eddie Van Halen just rolled over in his grave.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Point of order: That is not country, but bluegrass. Admittedly, bluegrass is a form of country music but the two genres are different.

    The CD he's pimping is the latest in the line of "Pickin' On" series. It's brought to you by the same people who do the Hawaiian cover albums.

  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I was thinking "this is probably bluegrass" as I was typing, but it didn't get to my fingers.

    Sorry to offend those who like bluegrass. But this was AWFUL.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You know, back when Phish would break into a bluegrassy cover of a song I liked it. When The Gourds covered Gin & Juice in their newgrass style, I liked it. When String Cheese Incident does a cover, I usually like it.

    But I couldn't imagine an entire bluegrass album of rock covers working that well.
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    BYH, you beat to me to it. Not only was it awful, but the "lounge lizard" factor to the whole shenanigan just made it seem ... desperate. It was like he was saying to the audience, "I used to be David Lee Roth. I could wear zebra striped spandex and chicks loved it! Remember? Dontcha? No? Really? I'm serious, chicks loved me!"

    Just weird.
  6. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Roth needs to become like Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/whatever the hell his name is now and just record music with six or seven other names.

    He could sing like one line, then hand it off to the combo of Michelle Branch, Rob Thomas, Nickelback and whoever the hell else happens to tag along.
  7. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Can't be worse than Dashboard Confessional on Leno tonight. I'd rather hear cats fuck in an echo chamber than to listen to that Alpo ever again.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That sounds like the Santana album that is in its 5,763th consecutive week at no. 1 in hell.

    Actually, I like Michelle Branch and I don't mind Rob Thomas. But Nickelback. *shudder*
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Just think, in another five years you'll be hearing VH songs on the Muzak in the grocery store. Ewwww
  10. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    Try this: http://www.hayseed-dixie.com/
    It's absolutely bizarre, although the musicianship is impressive.
  11. It's DLR's "Seeger Sessions."
  12. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    some of the 'pickin' on' CDs are not bad, some are. i have the 'pickin' on the dead,' 'pickin' on springsteen,' and 'pickin' on widespread panic.' the dead one is pretty solid throughout with vassar clements on fiddle. the other two - hit and miss on some songs.

    i've heard some of the dlr 'strumming with devil' stuff on xm and by and large, it stinks.

    but you'd be surprised at how many pop/rock songs translate well to bluegrass when in the hands of the right band. seldom scene does great versions of 'boots of spanish leather' and 'sweet baby james.'

    and yonder mountain string band does strong covers of the beatles' 'and your bird can sing' and 'only a nothern song' and the stones' 'no expectations' and ozzy's 'crazy train' and the misfits' '20 eyes' and j.j. cales' 'if you're ever in oklahoma'
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