- Jun 22, 2006
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How WONDERFUL is this!
There's always going to be that contrarian out there that hates much-liked things. Don't worry about it. Her opinion can't *always* be right. This obviously is one of the rare exceptions.YOU CAN IGNORE THIS POST IF YOU WANT, ITS JUST SERIOUS OL' ME TAKING MY BEST FREINDS NEGATIVE OPINIONS A BIT TOO HARD. SORRY. I'M LIKE THAT!
I feel kind of mean posting this, because I don't wanna upset my friend, (or anyone else) not like she'd ever come near MC if I paid her, but I just saw her opinions on the video on my msn group blog thing, and she could only say that it was terrible and that ol' Freddie would be rolling in his grave at how awful it was. And that really stung, because I've always respected what she likes. And I just saw Rax's post, and read the bit about how they thought it was the finest cover of the song ever - the way she badmouthed it just made me feel kinda depressed.
Anyway, rully sorry for dampening the mood, because I thought it was AWESOME! But I felt like I'd have to share.
(YES YES YES JANICE WAS RULLY SINGING! =O)
That's why Weird Al gets permission for all of his song parodies... even the ones that rip the song in two. Only time he ever got into trouble was with Coolio and "Amish Paradise"... and that was only because there was some weird miscommunication between Coolio's people and Al's people. On the other hand, Michael Jackson liked Weird Al's parodies so much, he offered Al the chance to tour in Europe with him... but Al was filming UHF at the time and declined.Parodies carry more a risk than straight cover versions because the artist being parodied may not initially know if they're a loving tribute or a total diss.
I have to agree there... I guess it was the best they could do... I doubt that any of the Muppets could say "Mama just killed a man/ put 2 bullets in his head/ pulled the trigger/ now he's dead" and get away with it. But it really should have been a bit shorter... I did like when he went Dada or Papa when his part ended.Animal's portion went on too long. It's really nit-picking here, but after a while his voice clearly sounds off and out of character. I could have done with maybe a dozen fewer MAMMAs and just let some of the background music play through.