Atrocious National Anthem. That bassist tho.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Turkeypills, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Turkeypills

    Turkeypills Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    St. Louis

    Just saw this absolutely offensive rendition of the National Anthem. I could not stop laughing at the bassist with his sweet slap chops, but could not help but feel terrible about laughing at the National Anthem.:bawl:

    I like how the state of Wisconsin is already filing for defamation of character(which may or may not actually be factual).

    Think these guys will ever get a gig again?:D :scowl:
  2. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    He can't sing, they can't play. I'm shocked that they were even booked.
  3. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada

    Look it's the national anthem ok, just sing this **** like it's meant to be and GTFO. I guess they wanted to "make it their own". Yeah well here's one cover that doesn't need to be. I don' tsay these words often but... where's Jimi Hendrix when you need him? Oh yeah, dead right? Shame.
  4. 'Offensive'? Really? Maybe not the best rendition ever, but 'offensive'? Rosanne Barr's version was 'offensive'; this was just silly. The comments were much more offensive, I thought. It's sad to see that McCarthyism has truly returned to a once-great nation.
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  6. HockeyDawg


    Oct 12, 2012
    Eh, I give them props for trying something different, it just didn't work.
  7. Turkeypills

    Turkeypills Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    St. Louis
    +1 This is why I find it a little offensive. It is the national anthem, I believe that is a song that should be sung one way or not at all. I am not even that patriotic, but if someone wants to "cover" the national anthem they should save it for a bar gig or a garage somewhere. When it is broadcasted nationally I find it necessary to play/sing it the way it was intended to be played/sung. I also found Roseanne's version to be revolting.
  8. I was expecting worse but still would call it a fail.
  9. Pokerdweebz


    Oct 26, 2012
    Lititz, PA
    While I did not think the singer was particularly talented, there was literally nothing there to be bothered by. If a band wants to cover the national anthem in that particular manner it really shouldn't bother you (except the singer sucked). If you are mad or bothered by them performing it that way you really need to get over yourself.
  10. sparkyfender2


    Nov 25, 2013
    It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

    I wouldn't do it like that, but I think they were serious, and I think their heart was in the right place.

    Unlike Roseanne, who treated it as a joke. {Whoever booked her for that gig is JUST as guilty as her.}

    Yes, I am very patriotic. No, I am not outraged.
  11. Turkeypills

    Turkeypills Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    St. Louis
    I guess my word choice was misleading. I am not outraged. I am not even mad. I just found this to be a disrespectful take on a song I consider to be a sacred part of our national identity. I posted it in bass humor because I thought the stage antics and the early 2000s alt-rock vibe were particularly hilarious.
  12. azflyman


    Apr 24, 2004
    Astoria, OR
    That is a huge steaming pile is poopiee for sure. I hope they were forced to review it several thousand times and look at themselves.
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 at least they knew the words something that around 61% of Americans don't know.
  14. It wasn't that bad. What were you expecting? Pavarotti?
  15. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Here is the studio version of that band playing The Star Spangled Banner

  16. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I've always been bothered by vocalists that take far too many liberties with the melody of our National Anthem, as well as excessive reharmonizations. It's a song that carries a lot of significance to people that sacrificed a lot for their country and should be performed with reverence and not "look at how talented I am" mentality.
  17. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    I thought it was satire at it's finest, from the singer earnestly clutching a folded flag to his chest to the strong but solemn military presence at a NASCAR race. "America's Most Patriotic Rock Band" is probably the most unintentionally hilarious moniker I've ever heard. But to truly earn that title, they need to cover the Team America theme song.
  18. Shovel


    Jun 4, 2013
    I didn't think it was that bad. It's not nearly as bad as the other renditions by for example, christina aguilera.
  19. O'er the LAAAANNND of the free...

    Rosanne's was worse.
  20. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2010
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    I watched the way too long studio version before the live one. I'm glad they kept it "original" as far as that goes. Bass player was annoying. This is a song that deserves respect; hat off, salute or hand over heart, standing. I didn't find their rendition offensive at all.

  21. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    I don't get it?

    What was there to be offended about exactly?

    It was pretty cheesy but I kinda liked it. There are plenty of better candidates for "worst rendition ever."