i can't stop listening to it. its amazing.
my friend said the lead singer was told he couldnt sing anything but screamo and was challenged to do a different genre. i can't find any record of that, but i used to listen to them as a teenager and the song i know them for is down with the sickness, among others.
anyway, this sound of silence song is so damn good.
Most Helpful Girl
Eh i much prefer the original, but this is a good version none the less.0
Most Helpful Guy
It IS a very fine cover! Of course it doesn't hurt that he's covering one of the finer examples of songwriting in modern history. For example, I doubt he'd have similar results reformulating the musings of a Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, etc. Which of course brings us to the fact that no true "reformulating" is possible. The somber tone is irrevocably set by the subject matter - the JFK assassination - and no deviation is possible. This brings me to the place where people of my vintage always end up; "what the hell happened to popular music?"0