This is amazing. I find the original to be so cloying, but it’s amazing how suddenly the exact same awful lyrics twist and become heartbreaking in this context. Awesome.
Tom, if I could give you all the thumbs up in the world for that comment, I would.
Wow. This is great.
Enrique. Mothafuckin. Iglesias.
Prince was definitely playing live.
Ha can’t argue with that! Somebody messed up.
We have tracks in our in ear monitors so we are hearing a full mix, but in general it is definitely weird to mime a song. Definitely not why I spent hours practicing in my room as a kid : ) But yeah, just wanted to point out that this is definitely not singular to the RHCP performance last night.
Having played guitar in a pop backing band on TV before, I can vouch firsthand that most of the instruments are usually prerecorded. Drums are frequently live and vocals are usually live, but guitars, basses, keys, etc, are often canned. I have mimed guitar at a football halftime show, on American Idol, X Factor, Dancing With The Stars, and the American Music Awards. I think the only onse where we were fully live were The Today Show and Good Morning America. It’s just the way it is with most TV broadcasts.
I firmly agree with this. I am a HUGE fan of JT’s first two albums, and the word “disappointed” doesn’t even begin to capture how I felt about the first 20/20. This one feels like more of the same. Where his first two albums felt exciting and different, these have both felt supremely lazy. Everybody seemed afraid to say it with the first record, but I guess maybe folks are coming around to say it for the second.
Mixtapes are the same as albums, but just way cooler.