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04 November 2011 @ 09:27 pm
You can't be serious...right? Pink Floyd song a dance hit rant.  
I saw this on YouTube a few minutes ago, and it nearly made me sick.

Okay, there is only so far one can go before one can really tick me off with music. But when you try to remake a song that defined a band as what they are today, then not only have you got big shoes to fill, but you really have to think about the audience you have to appeal to, and think about what others have heard in the past.

I got on YouTube today and saw that this channel that I've subscribed to, well known for the Linkin Park mixes I like, tried (and I do say tried) to remix the song Pink Floyd-Another Brick In The Wall.

Going into metal, I really loved to hear Pink Floyd, and still love to! But when it came to hearing what I heard, a remix to this, that I will leave at the end of this post, I nearly thought Pink Floyd seemed to be screwing up their music. But I was wrong when I found out who remixed it. A dance/electronic remix.  

I've only got but a few problems with this remix, so I guess this is a rant. I don't know who screwed with the mind that thought to remix this song, but honestly, were they trying to remake Another Brick In The Wall pt 1, pt 2, or pt 3? Be formal when it comes to posting what song one remixes.

Secondly, the sound. The sound is a disgrace. Pink Floyd was well known for this song, and it's what made not only the album The Wall famous, but it also made the movie famous, along with the band itself, and the music video was widely famous in the 80s. To me, there is only so far one can go before a remix and remaster becomes a sick mix and a disaster. Linkin Park, for example, was a good band to remake. Why? Linkin Park incorporates a lot of electronics into their music. They are a real demonstration to metal with a DJ sound. Not to mention that Mike Shinoda has worked with well known hip-hop artists that know how the business works with remixing. Remaking their songs wouldn't be that much of a problem, and remixing them would certainly encite me. However, remake a classic rock song to a dance hit, and you mind as well be traveling, as Pink Floyd puts it "...on thin ice". ironically from the same album, Pink Floyd-The Wall. I just don't see anyone capable enough of remaking a Pink Floyd song into a dance hit. But if you want to, said channel that I found this, why don't you remake One by Metallica to a dance hit and see how many of Metallica's true fans (like me) hate it. And while you're at it, remake Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin to a dance hit. Any classic rock or classic metal song or band, should NEVER be remixed. 

Short and simple, there isn't much that I don't like about metal remaking a metal hit. Just ask Korn with they remixed Another Brick In The Wall...Part two I might add, since this remixing channel didn't even bother to leave the full name. Korn did an alright job, but it still isn't like the actual song. I would maybe rate Korn as a distant 1st when it came to remaking this song. Classic Rock songs should never get the remix to dance hits.  

So this is where I have to ask you. What do you think? Do you think Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall" should be left alone, and that remixing this song to a dance hit was a mistake? Or, do you think this takes Pink Floyd popularity with their sound to a whole new level, in the degree that it makes them just that more famous? I'm leaving the song at the bottom of the post, but if you have an opinion, feel free to leave it here.

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