Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Ben Folds Review

So... props to Nate forr pointing me at this Ben Folds cover of Dr Dre. The track is called Bitches Ain't Shit and as Nate pointed out, this makes a great Ben Folds song!

The thing is, he deliberately annunciates each word and the rhythmic undulation of the vocals and the speachlike delivery is so Ben. This is what I love in a cover, it sounds nothing like the origional, it sounds like a white boy doing a balad, that is what he does! He has this way of detaching himself from the content, at least the way Dre had presented it and presenting it how he would have if he had written it. Amazing. Thanks Ben.

Oh and for comparison! Dre


Blogger rarrin' said...

Nice :) It put a smile on my face, and that is a good thing.

4/28/2006 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris, Mollie and I had the pleasure of hearing this cover last summer when he played at Ravinia with Ben Lee and Rufus Wainwright. I tell you there is nothing quite with picknicking out on a nice summer evening, getting drunk on wine, enjoying some tasty cheese and listening to Ben Folds sing Bitches ain't Shit.

4/30/2006 08:26:00 PM  

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