I am a huge fan of mash ups. Mash-ups being the combination of two or more songs to sort of freshen it up. Some are brilliant, some are horrifying like this one (click that if you dare!). But then there are just…
Take “Imagine” by John Lennon and couple it with Paul McCartneys “Band On The Run” and you get “Imagine The Band” and you’ll want to cry.
The video helps of course, to take the edge off of it all but it not only is simply bad- its confusing. Since your brain can clearly point out the two songs it almost feels like you have too many windows open on your computer. There is no binding factor. Generally a mash up will find similar melody or even notes to bridge the two songs. This is simply McCartney’s vocals over a hepped up piano track. Not exactly what I’d call good production. Seeing John and Yoko in a nearly Charlie Chaplin speed walk wasnt comical enough to not appear disrespectful.
The McCartney side of it is so bland and so God awful that it makes me realize that McCartney’s voice truly needs quality music to make it palatable. He’s a band man- no acapella allowed. OK all you Beatleheads roll your eyes but honestly listen to this tune with Maccas vocal– eeek.
So lets chalk this up to just a bad idea (though not as bad as that Smash Mouth/Beatle mash up in that link up there.) It happens we live we learn… we leave “Imagine” alone.
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