Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Worst ... cover ... ever

I was Googling "bigasssuperstar" today and stumbled upon something I hadn't seen before: a message board posting on the web site "in the 00s" on the topic of "Top 25 Worst Cover Songs of All Time." And yours truly is mentioned. A poster named Apricot writes:

Ever heard of BigAss Superstar? Oh God, they suck. They took people's request for covers, and did covers of the most obscure artists. They covered Ween, and DEAR LORD IT SUCKS. Like Tom Petty's Beck cover sucking. They have a horrible, metallic, robotic even, voice.If You're Feeling Self-Destructive, Look At "Sarah", "P-ss Up A Rope" and "Big Jilm". You Have Been Warned


Well! I admit, "Sarah" is virtually unlistenable. It's pretty brown. Very brown. Drizzlingly. But "Big Jilm" was the hit single, man! I love that tune! I'm flattered that Apricot thought I'm a "they", even though we were just me, up really late during a sad summer with a freshly-bought-at-auction Portastudio 246 four-track tape recorder, a cheap mic and a guitar multi-effects box. (Sample the songs yerself at http://www.bigasssuperstar.com/serotonin/ -- as above, you have been warned.)

3 comments:

  1. well jeez, everyone's a critic, eh? I admire your albums; they are the product of your learning to master so many different aspects of music. Some of it may have been fun, goofing-around stuff, but if a good learning experience can be fun, then even better!

    I hope that in a few years I'll have learned enough to be able to look back on the photos I'm taking now and how they're flawed.

    Keep doing whatcher doin', buggy!

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  2. Agree totally. Had fun and acquired more skills. A plus all around.
    Keep on rockin in the free world.

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  3. Yeah, that's how I see it ... that's how life goes -- what seems like the most brilliant thing in the world at the time it's created seems amateurish years later .. but that doesn't diminish the fun that was had making it! I'm not offended at all by Apricot's comments. Gonna keep on keepin' on, and if the creative results sound like crap -- hey, at least it's fun makin' crap! :)

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