The best is yet to come!

The best is yet to comeWell, looks like Obama won another election in the U.S. (always a good news for an European, knowing it was not a Republican), and one of the sentences of his last night speech that became more popular was the one that stands in the title of this post. When I saw the sentence, it immediately reminded me of a Scorpions song from their (almost) last album – in my opinion, the best song of that album. I know there’s a much more famous song with the same title, but it’s not my type of song, unlike the Scorpions one 😛

But that’s not what matters, what matters is that the best is yet to come (at least I also hope so, no matter the subject we’re talking about)! 🙂

 

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Believe in love!

ScorpionsNice title, don’t you think? Not an original idea, though. I stole it from the Scorpions‘ song that I’m going to post here today (sorry for spoiling :P).

Don’t know if I told you so before, but I am a huge Scorpions fan. Many of their songs are among my all-time favourites, I’ve seen them live twice (too bad I was young enough and a pop-listener when they recorded their Acoustica in Portugal). And although I do not know all their discography, I find myself constantly finding new amazing songs among their albums.

The last one was “Believe in Love“, a typical simple Scorpions song that I find quite powerful and soulful. Hope you like it too and that you keep believing in love, because it’s usually worth it 🙂 Have a nice weekend! 😉

Pull the plug!

As I said in my previous post, I’ll pull the electricity plug and present some acoustic sounds today. Everybody knows a big rock band that has played an acoustic set sometime. Well, I know at least 5 😀

One of the interesting things in the so-called unplugged concerts is the way bands reinvent themselves in order not to lose the touch of the songs that only overdrive/distortion offers.

There are two bands that really transformed their songs while playing acoustic: Metallica and Nirvana

Amazing, huh? The last song is a cover of a David Bowie‘s song. Other acoustic concerts worth mentioning are Scorpions’ Acoustica or Moonspell’s Sombra.

Astounding Songs, Amazing Covers

With Pedro’s last few posts containing covers by himself or his friends (and also David’s), I decided to show him what real covers are like. No, I’m not making them myself, maybe another time 😛

It is obvious that I’m just messing with him, the covers he posted are very well done, especially considering that they’re home-made. But, when I listen to a cover by a proven artist, I expect to hear something of his own in the version. So, don’t expect to hear here copies note by note, but rather very personal interpretations of some good songs. Some are even better than the originals! But I’ll leave that assessment to you..

I’ll start with a song I thought no one could or would cover, Starless by King Crimson. I came across this version by the Unthanks in Pete Sinfield’s (KC’s old lyricist) facebook page, and I was instantly blown away.
(Covers on the left, originals or most known version on the right) Enjoy 🙂

   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

If any of you wants more information regarding the bands on the left, just leave a comment! Most of them have more amazing covers 🙂