You know who did cover Closer, and it's exactly as cursed as you'd think? Maroon 5.
@erinbee It's got a sort of Cursed Emmett Otter's Jug Band vibe about it. What little I heard of it just now. WOW.
@sculpin Right? It's like jug band by way of someone's stoner uncle's favourite white people reggae
@erinbee It's absolutely terrible and I want to tell everyone
@erinbee @sculpin It's probably the best cover of NIN I think. It really relates to the lyrics. I know I'm alone in this, because everyone thinks Johnny Cash's Hurt is the best but.... it feels like low hanging fruit.
Anoter NIN cover I like (and one of my favorite band names) is Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives' "head Like A Hole" because of the doo-wop he tries to put into the chorus: https://youtu.be/TUPvI1pO_6c
@scearley that’s just a great name for a band
@erinbee There's a lot of people shouldn't cover Closer, Hurt, or Hallelujah, who think "Oh, that's totally the song for me!" and they are wrong.
@erinbee Oh. Oh no.
@scronide I found it to try and gain the upper hand in an argument, but in winning the battle the war was lost
@erinbee oh no that sounds truly awful
@threeofswords You know how Trent Reznor loved Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt because it elevated the song? This is the opposite of that.
@erinbee I am so curious to hear it but also don't ever want to hear it
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