All I know is I can (mercifully) get the Shaggs outta my head. But not that guys cover.We can disagree on this one.. the thing i love about the shaggs is how pure it is and that none of it is even close to perfect.. when you iron it out like this it just sounds like a coldplay b-side.. not improved, just different.
Hearing someone slating TFF like that was like getting tinfoil in a filling.Tears for Fears do a live version of Mad World now that kind of combines both versions and is amazing. I get why people don’t like the original but my brother and I always like to say the original sounds like it is about a Mad World, whereas Gary Jules is singing about a Sad World. Also it’s not his fault, but Jules really kicked off the trend of movies (his version was used for Donnie Darko) using sad covers of pop songs.