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Offline ViseGrip

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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2014, 02:23:23 PM »
So... you only like Soul songs?
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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2014, 12:50:46 PM »
So... you only like Soul songs?

No, I only like people who can sing with the exception of Bobby D.  ;) I just never cared much for Janis. She's kind of a screamer; Heart Breaker would be a classic example though it is kind of catchy.
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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2014, 07:26:58 PM »
Like both versions, Janis is tough to beat though and Pink doesn't do it.
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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2014, 09:13:00 PM »
In a remake I look for some originality. It just wasn't there. Now if Joe Cocker did it you might have something.
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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2014, 09:32:24 PM »
My choice would be to listen to Janis while doing Pink. The best of both worlds.

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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2014, 10:43:15 AM »
My choice would be to listen to Janis while doing Pink. The best of both worlds.
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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2014, 09:55:45 PM »
Janis went to High School with Jimmy Johnson.
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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2014, 08:25:12 PM »
Joplin, Pink is struggling at times.

By the way that was one Kris Kristofferson's first hits as a writer.  Little known fact, but he had been dating Janis Joplin for quite a while and up until she died.

Not to steal the thunder of this thread but Kristofferson has had an interesting life.  Rhodes Scholar to Army Captain / chopper pilot to janitor to songwriter and actor.  Not what you'd expect given his persona.

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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2014, 08:07:09 AM »
Like both versions, Janis is tough to beat though and Pink doesn't do it.
What he ^ said. I liked the Pink version, but Janis was truly authentic.

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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2014, 10:31:11 PM »
I think Pink's version is good, but when you listen to Janis sing it ... it just feels full of rawness ... something covering a song like this can never capture correctly. I like a lot of cover songs and think there's a ton of covers better than the originals. Janis just has that crushing vocal where you believe she's telling a story rather than singing a song.

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Re: Pink vs Janis Joplin
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2014, 06:02:44 PM »
I think Pink's version is good, but when you listen to Janis sing it ... it just feels full of rawness ... something covering a song like this can never capture correctly. I like a lot of cover songs and think there's a ton of covers better than the originals. Janis just has that crushing vocal where you believe she's telling a story rather than singing a song.

Well put.

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