November 27, 2010

Time has made him (misguidedly) bolder

I heard Gavin Rossdale's cover of Stevie Nicks's "Landslide" yesterday.

If you're going to cover a well-loved song, you really need to make sure that:

  1. You sing it in tune
  2. You try something different with it so it doesn't sound like straight-up (bad) karaoke, and/or sing a mind-blowingly amazing rendition of it
  3. You don't sing through your nose
  5. You don't sound like a goat

I really don't have anything against Gavin Rossdale, per se, but why would you do this??

It's like me trying to sing Whitney Houston. I don't have enough of a power voice (and I don't do enough crack, bahaha), and people would end up looking at their feet or at the ceiling, all embarrassed, trying not to make eye contact with me.

Gavin's voice isn't built for stripped-down acoustic jamming. It makes me uncomfortable, and really, Gavin, this is all about MY level of comfort. I'm surprised you didn't know that.

2 backtalk:

Wendy said...

You know what he hasn't aged well. I used to dig him back in the day, like 15 years ago. Now whenever I see pictures of him I get grossed out.

wrestling kitties said...

I normally like him and I love when rockers go acoustic, but I am not a fan of this particular song. Is definitely straining to sing it.

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