“As with the BofA version of ‘One,’ RIM’s tweak of ‘Keep on Loving You’ [REO Speedwagon] is made more awful due to the fact that technically, it doesn’t actually suck,” Poeter writes. “On the contrary, the singing is quite capable, the musicians can all play their instruments competently, and the song sounds pretty much like the song is supposed to sound—if you blank out the lyrics, that is.”
Poeter writes, “If these were really execrable, bad-night-at-the-Karaoke-bar types of performances, they’d almost be more forgivable. Instead, the talent of performers makes it that much more jarring that they’d squander it by transforming songs about universal human circumstances into vehicles for the most banal sort of corporate messaging.”
Read more, and see the BofA video, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Carl H." for the heads up.]