View Full Version : Disarm (2010 Live Karaoke Version) Confusion Thread


Raskolnikov
09-07-2010, 03:42 PM
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What the hell is going on here?! Some sort of statement?

Taken from their Santa Barbara show over the weekend.

Kahlo
09-07-2010, 03:52 PM
do not like. I wouldn't pay to see that anyway.

Freak wasn't too bad.

slunken
09-07-2010, 03:56 PM
It upsets me that he thinks he's a good singer, or even a good-enough singer to pull something like that off.

slunken
09-07-2010, 03:58 PM
I'm sure he thinks he's making some point about "being left alone" and how "the years burn" and how he's taking the song to reach a new meaning but still. Really?

Kahlo
09-07-2010, 04:00 PM
eugh - why doesn't he just dump Disarm, Today and BWBW once and for all?
for an artist who talks about always being dangerous and sticking it to convention he does seem to like playing it safe with setlists (30 minute awful covers aside)

Kahlo
09-07-2010, 04:02 PM
I'm sure he thinks he's making some point about "being left alone" and how "the years burn" and how he's taking the song to reach a new meaning but still. Really?

"and what I choose is my choice/voice" even if the hardcore fans disagree

Raskolnikov
09-07-2010, 04:50 PM
I'm seeing them next weekend in SLC - but fortunately, I'm doing it for free.

I really, really just don't understand what he's going for here. Why not just do a solo acoustic version of it, if it at all? So odd.

Eulogy
09-07-2010, 05:09 PM
well the disarm thing is just fucking dumb

freak is ok but the lalalalas are even worse live.

Astur
09-07-2010, 05:11 PM
I'm sure he thinks he's making some point about "being left alone" and how "the years burn" and how he's taking the song to reach a new meaning but still. Really?

I wouldn't think so. Probably something more along his usual line of "yeah you jerkos want these 1993 hit singles right, well here's a complete transvestite of disarm"

Kahlo
09-07-2010, 05:42 PM
HAHHAHA IM GIVING IT TO YOU BUT NOT HOW YOU WANT IT IM SO FUCKING LEFTFIELD!!!

duovamp
09-07-2010, 06:07 PM
Well if he didn't play stuff from SD then people would lose their shit. And, of course, since he does play stuff from SD, people lose their shit.

I guess what I'm saying is stop being bitches.

vbshlofbvgos
09-07-2010, 06:11 PM
whats the point of even performing disarm if he's just going to do that?

New Art Rioter
09-07-2010, 07:45 PM
It's a good vocal performance though. Surprised they ditched the newish version with Jeff doing the strings part on Ebow so fast

slunken
09-07-2010, 07:49 PM
whats the point of even performing disarm if he's just going to do that?

It pretty much proves the point of "why even play disarm at all?" Strictly for the ticket-buyers.

Astur
09-07-2010, 08:53 PM
It's a good vocal performance though.

Wow. It sounded like a conscious parody to me.

arCHI
09-07-2010, 09:11 PM
ooh ooh ooh diaz burr

this is ridiculous

stumpycat
09-08-2010, 12:00 AM
Didn't he perform We Only Come Out at Night in this way back in 1995? I could've sworn I've seen a performance which looks and sounds like he was just singing to backing music.

paranoid
09-08-2010, 12:13 AM
they're doing this with 1979 too.. the whole band playing to the backing track of the electronic beat and the ooo ahhs loop. check out videos from the sunset strip fest

and no, WOCOAN was played full band back in the old days.

Slurpee
09-08-2010, 09:38 AM
Oh man this is great, just like a Dashboard Confessional concert, except Billy is the only one in the audience allowed to sing... he is his OWN AUDIENCE

Kahlo
09-08-2010, 10:50 AM
finally - just billy and a backing track. We have gone full circle. No pesky other musicians to ruin it.

I hope on his part this is some grand artistic joke.