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What's your opinion of TSOM's "Police Car" ?

Love it
26
46%
Indifferent
21
37%
Hate it
10
18%
 
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Am intrigued to know what people here think of the new cover version unveiled at Suikerrock last Saturday.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hXt9exldDs0
I love the way that :von: has always rung the changes with the covers, and never goes for the obvious.
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Where's the "write a new song" button?
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Johnny Rev 7.0 wrote:Where's the "write a new song" button?
I believe that broke back in 2007.
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:I believe that broke back in 2007.
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Its an OK song but if the band are restricted to a one hour set would I rather hear Police Car or Kiss The Carpet? No brainer.
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I do enjoy it when a band tosses a "curve ball" out there, but in all honesty, if they have time to rehearse this, then they surely have time to rehearse something new & self written.
But I suppose, with a festival crowd, dropping a new song in prolly isn't going to be the best move. An old chestnut would have been better & at least Body Electric got another airing. :)
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It's great, and it really suits the Sisters' sensibility, although a different side of it with the pub rock angle. I hope they can hone the instrumental balance a bit to bring the guitars forward (although maybe the muted instrumental part is an artifact of the recording, I don't know). And I love Von's singing on this.

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I love the original,so thx for performing it Sisters
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I've only watched it once, enjoyed the vocals but at points the guitar work could be politely described ad " unrehearsed " and less politely as " all over the place "
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not the most amazing song but always good to hear something new in the set
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centurionofprix wrote:It's great, and it really suits the Sisters' sensibility, although a different side of it with the pub rock angle.
Yes, strange to hear them doing something as "straight", albeit with a bit of added AOR from Ben. Perhaps it will end up in a medley with WYDSM.
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it's utter s**t
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I didn’t know this song but having listened to the original version I really like the Sisters cover… especially Von’s voice.
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Joy wrote:I didn’t know this song but having listened to the original version I really like the Sisters cover… especially Von’s voice.
seriously, what voice?

he mumbled the first half, got into it a bit, wailed police car + extended that to polllliiiccccce caaaaar, and ended with bang bang

..meanwhile

Still, if it makes you happy

For me, an excuse to go to the bar I suppose
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paint it black wrote:
Joy wrote:I didn’t know this song but having listened to the original version I really like the Sisters cover… especially Von’s voice.
seriously, what voice?

he mumbled the first half, got into it a bit, wailed police car + extended that to polllliiiccccce caaaaar, and ended with bang bang

..meanwhile

Still, if it makes you happy

For me, an excuse to go to the bar I suppose
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paint it black wrote:
Joy wrote:I didn’t know this song but having listened to the original version I really like the Sisters cover… especially Von’s voice.
seriously, what voice?

he mumbled the first half, got into it a bit, wailed police car + extended that to polllliiiccccce caaaaar, and ended with bang bang

..meanwhile

Still, if it makes you happy

For me, an excuse to go to the bar I suppose
... :lol: ... I love it. The song is a great choice for a cover and fully within tradition ... ;D ... in fact, one of the highlights of the gig.

Bang, bang might be the keyword here anyway ... multiple layers ... ;D ...
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I'm fully in the indifferent camp. It's better to burn out than fade away, someone once said. Definitely applies to rock bands, I think.
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Good idea, done badly. Vocals are ok but its another middle of the road chugger. Hopefully a one-off for the summer.
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Pista wrote:I do enjoy it when a band tosses a "curve ball" out there, but in all honesty, if they have time to rehearse this, then they surely have time to rehearse something new & self written.
Totally agree.

Anyone remember "Far Parade"? I loved it when they previewed the lyrics online and we all got excited. Still (no pun intended) 'X' years waiting...
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Johnny Rev 7.0 wrote: Anyone remember "Far Parade"? I loved it when they previewed the lyrics online and we all got excited. Still (no pun intended) 'X' years waiting...
Yes, I'm also disappointed with lack of new material (by which we nowadays mean just one new song live with lyrics published 6 years ago, not an album), but given what we still can expect, namely a new cover now and then, I prefer these cover surprises instead of no surprises at all. So, given my low expectations, it was quite a good surprise. Even if I can imagine my non-Sisters-friends laughing at my lame excuse ;D

It feels like Von has totally lost all interest in the Sisters since at least 5 years, but I can still enjoy it and look forward to october. I wouldn't rule out he digs in the archives and picks, maybe..Heartland?

Oh, the song...I think Police Car is rather good, not as good as Gift that shines but better than Misirlou. But rather good is not an alternative here, so.. :innocent:
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Original it's not brilliant song, as mentioned above, more AOR/pub rock, with not so much energy, of course at least to me, but it has potential as live song. Yet, TSOM proved one again that competent to ruin anything that want. On the other hand, it's something new in the set list, but it didn't make me shiver as their other gift for Waffleland - Rain from heaven. So, in answear to question, i'm indiferent, as I care less and less about this band (just like AE seems to care less and less).
But thanks to TSOM, it brought me to Pink Fairies, and that's whole different story.
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Johnny Rev 7.0 wrote:
Pista wrote:I do enjoy it when a band tosses a "curve ball" out there, but in all honesty, if they have time to rehearse this, then they surely have time to rehearse something new & self written.
Totally agree.

Anyone remember "Far Parade"? I loved it when they previewed the lyrics online and we all got excited. Still (no pun intended) 'X' years waiting...
I also remember when they sound checked with a new song in the States in 2008 (IIRC) & everyone wondered if it was The Far Parade.
That never surfaced again did it?
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Pista wrote:
Johnny Rev 7.0 wrote:
Pista wrote:I do enjoy it when a band tosses a "curve ball" out there, but in all honesty, if they have time to rehearse this, then they surely have time to rehearse something new & self written.
Totally agree.

Anyone remember "Far Parade"? I loved it when they previewed the lyrics online and we all got excited. Still (no pun intended) 'X' years waiting...
I also remember when they sound checked with a new song in the States in 2008 (IIRC) & everyone wondered if it was The Far Parade.
That never surfaced again did it?
They soundchecked something still not heard before the Budapest gig in 2006 too - only the sequenced parts, no guitars or vocals..
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czuczu wrote:
They soundchecked something still not heard before the Budapest gig in 2006 too - only the sequenced parts, no guitars or vocals..
Blimey! I was at that one & don't remember.
That's palinka for you :oops:
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Pista wrote: I also remember when they sound checked with a new song in the States in 2008 (IIRC) & everyone wondered if it was The Far Parade.
That never surfaced again did it?
Arms started as a soundcheck on that US tour, was there another one as well? I also have a fuzzy memory of that and as mentioned another(?) one soundchecked in 2006. There was a quite recent thread this year with a link to such a soundcheck(?), a thread about fake new songs or something.

Memories don't age well, do they :oops:
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