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Well, that's the death of trance...

...as an intelligent and enjoyable musical genre (outside of small labels, like the always wonderful and challenging Platipus).

A recent trend has been the "updating" of "classic" 80s rock and pop tunes as dance music, using trance elements as the basis for the new versions. It's not been good. Not at all, what with the various Supertramp, Belinda Carlisle and Heart covers. But now it's got worse.

Much worse.

Listening to Di.fm's Vocal Trance station on iTunes Radio I just heard a trance version of German AOR veterans The Scorpions' metal lite "Wind Of Change". Now that's what I call scraping the bottom of the barrel. What's next? Europe's "The Final Countdown"?

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micheinnz
Dec. 6th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
Heard that Sugababes song (I think it's called "Creep") which takes a set of lyrics from another song and sticks them over the backing track from "Are 'Friends' Electric?" by Gary Numan? I _hate_ it.

DH calls it "Lecterization" -- putting the skin of one thing over the innards of something else.
bibliofile
Dec. 7th, 2003 03:46 pm (UTC)
I just heard a trance version of German AOR veterans The Scorpions' metal lite "Wind Of Change".

That's just scary.
hnpcc
Dec. 7th, 2003 10:30 pm (UTC)
ITA.

And, for the love of God, Why?
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