I've heard some great Stones covers in my time, but last night was not one of those times.
I just don't know why I hate the Clarks. I like folk music, I like bluegrass and blues. I like everything really. My daughter hates Dot, Dot, Dot, but I think they remind me of my younger days in the 80's rocking out to MTV and bands that sounded and looked like them. I even liked Wham back then.
But the Clarks just don't do it for me. And I don't know why. There are some great local bands here in SC that play similar type music to the Clarks, using similar instruments and I love them. I just am not feeling it for the Clarks for some reason.
Funny, but I love Elton John almost as much as the Stones and I liked Elton nigt better than STones night because I just thought most of the bands didn't get it. Even adapting songs to their own style is fine, but sometimes that falls flat and most of those did.
I remember when JD did California Dreaming on RockStar INXS and I LOVED it and most people hated it and hated what he did to such a great song. It's always been one of my favorite songs and its funny but now I prefer his version to the Mamas and the Papas. So covers can go either way with me. Just last night most went the other way.
One of the reasons I never took to Guns N Roses was all the covers that they did that I thought they did badly. But yet, some of those same songs they covered, I've heard covered by other people and liked them.
Actually, I am not a fan of American Idol and we started watching this hoping it would be different and it was, its bands and they did do some original stuff at first and now its kind of back to being American Idol with bands and I think that the Clarks remind me of most of the American Idol contestants and winners that I just don't like. That's probably closer to anything else I can think of why I don't like them.