Suffering builds character.
While everyone was busy ducking and covering in the 1980’s and marveling over the guy who “did not have sexual relations with that woman” in the 1990’s, too much happiness and cheer were going on. And then people get all nostalgic about all that “wonderful” 80’s music or 90’s music just because it was playing during all those important childhood moments.
Get over it.
Long-time followers of this blog already know how I feel about the American music industry. They feed us domestic crap and then they import the smelliest crap (sans flies) from overseas.
And so we get Falco and Ace of Base and nothing truly worthwhile.
Do you know what’s worthwhile?
Yes, pain. And transforming those songs into a more explicit version of the pain that they have caused so many people.
So let’s go back to Falco and the dirty little hit job he did on Mozart. How did that song make you feel? Perhaps warm and fuzzy like these guys?
Those of us who always hated Falco’s music have become superior moral beings because we had to suffer through it. Umbra Et Imago’s improved version would help the more mainstream idiots grow in character.
It’s amazing what those melodic low notes can do for a song and for a few blubbering fools.
And then there’s Ace of Base. I will not bore you with any description because I’m sure that the band has bored you enough already. However, I will provide you with a lovelier version of an Ace of Base song so that you might truly understand what it means to be an ace:
And once you become wise like me, you will find that the heavy discordant notes now sound normal and you’ll need something different to prevent yourself from becoming a mindless zombie follower of your new musical love.
This is why God invented duets.
Just find the best approximation of your favorite Brazilian death metal band and dummy up the most unlikely musical partner for them…
Now that’s a song that would have been worth losing your virginity to all those years ago.